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Omaha, NE Restaurants?

ycl1688 Mar 13, 2008 08:27 AM

omaha, ne restaurants ??

would be in omaha in may, staying in embassy suites - 10 th street, what to look for
ethnic restaurants ?

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    sladeums RE: ycl1688 Mar 13, 2008 12:05 PM

    there's not really a lot of ethnic restaurants downtown.
    these couple are the best:

    Ahmad's Persian Cuisine
    1006 Howard St
    (402) 341-9616
    Great food and service. Prices are a bit high for my tastes, but I would say it's generally worth it. Reservations strongly recommended.
    A menu is available on this site:

    Indian Oven
    1010 Howard St
    (402) 434-4856
    Generally solid Indian food. Great service. Reservations highly recommended for dinner.

    and then there's this place, which i have never been to:
    The International Cafe
    2416 Farnam St.
    (402) 345-1568
    African restaurant adjoining a grocery store. One of a few restaurants in town that serves goat. This review from the local paper a couple years ago will give you the general idea:

    These two (non-ethnic) places are also downtown and generally considered to be two of the better restaurants in town:
    Flatiron Cafe
    1722 Saint Marys Ave
    (402) 344-3040
    Upper mid scale. Solid food. Menu on their site. Reservations strongly recommended.

    V Mertz Restaurant
    1022 Howard St
    (402) 345-8980
    Upscale. Pricy and classy. The setting in the Underground Passageway is really nice. Menu on their site. Reservations strongly recommended.

    for breakfast take a hike up the street from the hotel to:
    Big Daddy's Diner
    1901 Farnam St
    (402) 345-8839
    Diner atmosphere. Stupidly huge portions, breakfast all day long. Great homemade food.

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      ExercisetoEat RE: ycl1688 Mar 14, 2008 02:05 PM

      Right across the street from you, Ahmad's is definitely one of my favorite Omaha restaurants. The Fessun Jun (pomegranate chicken) is my favorite dish there. If you call a day or two ahead of time he'll even make it for you with lamb instead of chicken. I agree with sladeums that VMertz is also a great choice (it's within a block of your hotel too). They have a great wine list.

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