When I get the chance to experience new cultures, I like to take it. I have recently started trying more food from countries all around the world. Listed below are eight restaurants scattered throughout Oakland County that will craft a culinary experience your taste buds won’t soon forget.
China and Japan: Yummy House (Commerce Charter Township)
Located in front the Commerce Township Meijer, this eatery might not be one you have noticed before. With its creative menu, Yummy House succeeds at bringing fresh flavors and exciting twists to your usual East Asian restaurant.
Greece: Uptown Parthenon (West Bloomfield)
Throughout the years, I have enjoyed countless family meals and birthdays at the Uptown Parthenon. I find myself returning because of the dependable, savory Greek cuisine that makes it a perfect fit for anyone. No matter your food restrictions, you can always find something delicious to eat at the Parthenon.
India: Aroma Indian Cuisine (Farmington Hills)
Aroma is an Indian restaurant that combines fresh ingredients and unique spices. This combination creates delectable takes on classic Indian food. Their warm environment and tasty entrees are just two of the aspects that designate Aroma as a must-visit eatery.
Italy: Crispelli’s (Berkley and West Bloomfield)
Crispelli’s serves heavenly Italian dishes that I would classify as a cross between a European bistro and an upscale restaurant. On this list, Crispelli’s is unique because you can either sit down and order your food, or you can take the fast-food route and order right at the counter.
Lebanon: Anita’s Kitchen (Ferndale)
As a kid, my first introduction to Lebanese food was at Anita’s. Since then, I’ve discovered that their creative take on Lebanese cuisine (including such delicacies as “pita pizzas” and raw juices) make for an invigorating dining experience.
Mexico/America: O.W.L. (Royal Oak)
Right off of Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak is a quaint little place called O.W.L. They serve a combination of traditional Mexican food and Mexican food with an American flair. They’re even open 24 hours. While they don’t have as big of a menu as some of the other places on this list, even the small ticket items have multiple layers of flavor.
Thailand: Sy Thai Café (Birmingham)
The very first place I ever tried Thai food is the Sy Thai Café in Birmingham. Their classic but enticing menu of Thai classics couples perfectly with a movie at the Birmingham 8, or even a simple stroll around Birmingham’s quaint downtown. It is an especially enjoyable restaurant because you get a lot for your money. You’ll likely have leftovers for the next day (which you’ll be thankful for). Sy Thai doesn’t have a website, but you may reach them at (248) 258-9830.
Vietnam: Pho Vinh (Farmington Hills)
I had never tasted Vietnamese food until recently. Pho Vinh is a great place to try it, though. They make the menu super easy to understand, even for someone unfamiliar with Vietnamese cuisine. They have a lot of different routes you can take. A few of their menu items include rice and noodle bowls, heaping bowls of pho, and even bubble tea.
Are there any other restaurants in the Metro Detroit area we should try? Let us know in the comments.