Restaurants sampling the best in international cuisine line Dunedin's cosmopolitan streets. Find your global flavour fix from one of the eateries below.
Dunedin’s original Japanese restaurant has a relaxed friendly style. They serve traditional Japanese cuisine with fresh local ingredients, in a space great for intimate dining or group celebrations.
56 Princess Street
Impression Manor – new
Delicious Chinese food, a friendly atmosphere and great service are found in the wonderful Crown Roller Mills heritage building near Dunedin’s Oval.
2 Manor Place
It would be easy to walk right past this little den of dazzling flavour if you didn’t know what you were looking for. But step in and you’ll be welcomed into a secret society of locals that love the tasty fresh Vietnamese cuisine, with just the right amount of heat.
66a St Andrew Street
Not all Japanese restaurants are created equal but if they were handing out awards for authenticity of flavour and value for money, Jitsu would win hands down. With some of the friendliest, most attentive staff in town and a comprehensive menu, you’ll struggle to decide what to try first.
113 Lower Stuart Street
“You are my favourite day dream” is lit up in neon as you walk into this imaginatively illuminated Asian street food restaurant.
The visual feast of neon and mural art provides the setting for delicious street food bites, many with a seafood zing. The menu
includes Malaysian pancakes, tasty waffle fries, plus spicy, sweet and sizzling options with tropical fruits liberally infused
throughout the menu.
115 Lower Stuart Street
Since 2009 the very popular has offered a wide array of Chinese and Taiwanese food to a thriving variety of customers.
380 George Street
Look forward to traditional Cambodian dishes when you dine here, including Khmer noodle soups and scrumptious satays, plus fantastic Chinese cuisine including dumplings.
60-64 St Andrew Street
Massive burgers and a wide array of Japanese and Chinese dishes, including whole roast duck keep this fast food hive buzzing in the Morningtson mall.
45 Mailer Street
Right next door to Wok Fusion, you’ll find this busy provider of Yum Cha, seafood and banquet meals. Often full in the evenings, this is a real community draw card.
45 Mailer Street
Fresh and delicious, Papa Chou’s is quickly becoming a favourite spot for those in the know, with a dazzling menu of Yum Cha delights and bottomless pots of Jasmine tea. This budget-friendly Chinese eatery just one block from the Dunedin Railway Station.
18 Stuart Street
Hutong is all about fast, fresh flavour – casual cuisine inspired by the narrow, bustling streets of Southeast Asia. Sip a lychee cocktail under the lanterns as you watch the chefs do their thing.
388 George St
A vibrant fusion of the energy of Asian culture with the modern romance for fine dining. Vivid with colour and saturated with flavour, Buddha Stix indulges all your senses to create an intimate and memorable dining experience. Relax and soak up the atmosphere while you sip on one a classic cocktails.
678 George Street
Spirit House is a place where the exotic charm of Asian dining meets opulence, in a moody and evocative setting. They’ve created a unique and captivating gathering place where culture and flavours collide to deliver an exciting and authentic dining experience.
8 The Esplanade
Find the authentic, delicious, healthy taste of Korea in this friendly and warm environment.
450 George Street
A very extensive menu, plus very, very reasonable prices, a bustling and, yes, friendly atmosphere combine to make this a North Dunedin favourite.
434 George Street
Happiness is home-style Thai and Chinese cuisine. Gluten and dairy-free options are available along with clay pot dishes, curries, soup and plenty of speciality dishes.
365 George Street
Asian and western dishes happily jostle for space in this bustling buffet restaurant. Your only hardship with be the effort of choosing whether load up on salad, seafood, steak, Japanese, Thai, Italian.
12 St Andrew Street
A large fan base keeps this restaurant and takeaway very busy for lunch and dinner every day of the week. The menu has definite Mediterranean origins, subtly blended with fresh local ingredients creating a taste that is zesty and alive.
31 St Andrew Street
The kebabs get rave reviews in this well-established café, a favourite with lunchtime and late night customers.
74 George Street
This kebab house uses all fresh ingredients in their wraps, shish kebab, and mixed grill. They are fully licensed with BYO, too.
126 Princes Street
Fresh, fast fare served with welcoming smiles. Generous portions and good prices attract a steady stream of regular fans.
15 Princes Street
South Dunedin’s source of great coffee, excellent Turkish food and friendly conversation.
130 King Edward Street
This North Dunedin crew ensure the city is covered when hankering for falafel.
906 George Street
Dunedin's newest Turkish kid on the block, colourful, tasty, and good value for money. Cosy into a corner booth with your favourite people and a Sila meze platter to share. Take-out also available.
17 St Andrew St
Great for groups or parties, this bright, colourful venue is made for fun dining experiences. Latin American, Mexican, Tex Mex and Spanish/Basque influences infuse Del Sol cuisine. It also has an extensive cocktail and margarita menu.
12 Moray Place
They make nearly every part of their meals themselves, from the rice and beans to the tortillas and spices. The owner is passionate about creating a great dining experience and delivering an authentic slice of Mexico to customers. Sit indoors or alfresco in the character-full alleyway. Margaritas? Of course.
140 George Street