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jillpantano Sep 23, 2009 01:02 PM

Traveling in for a girls weekend..2 foodies looking for unusual ethnic spots..any suggestions??

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  1. bbqdawg RE: jillpantano Sep 23, 2009 01:28 PM

    Can you define more about what you mean by "unusual" Charlotte has chinese, korean, malaysian, mexican, cuban....but I don't know that I'd call any of that unusual?

    1. clteats RE: jillpantano Sep 23, 2009 02:02 PM

      I liked Meskerem Ethiopian: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/38/421179... FWIW YMMV

      1. southernitalian RE: jillpantano Sep 23, 2009 02:27 PM

        Check out Nikko. It's good sushi in a fun setting.

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          Jibe RE: jillpantano Sep 23, 2009 03:22 PM

          I've been to Sultan Kabob ohuse a couple of times & was pleased. Its in a bit of a hole in the wall strip shopping center


          1. lynnlato RE: jillpantano Sep 23, 2009 05:51 PM

            Dim Sum on Central. They have cart service on the weekends and its big fun. At the table, different servers come by with carts of different foods to offer you. You pick and choose which ones you want. You can also order off the menu. I recommend the pork buns, shrimp-stuffed eggplant, duck sticky rice, shrimp balls,etc... too many to list.

            Vietnam Grille on South Blvd. is another good option. Delicious pho and other traditional vietnamese dishes.

            Uptown there is a new upscale Thai restaaurant called Thai Basil. I haven't been yet, but heard good things. It seems like a good dinner spot for a girls weekend crowd. http://www.eatatbasil.com/

            Another good lunch or dinner spot would be Pio Pio for Columbian & Peruvian fare. Nice atmosphere and delicious rotisserie chicken with rice & bean and two delicious dipping sauces. They also serve ceviche, fried plaintains and several other dishes. http://www.360charlotte.com/FoodandBe...

            Eat well & have fun!!!

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              GodfatherofLunch RE: lynnlato Sep 23, 2009 05:57 PM

              Do you prefer Vietnam Grille to Saigon Palace for Pho?

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                billyjack RE: GodfatherofLunch Sep 23, 2009 10:11 PM

                I prefer Vietnam Grille for most things. I don't eat beef but I did try the pho broth at Saigon Palace a few months ago and it wasn't all that I remember good pho to be. But I ain't the best judge ;-)

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                  jillpantano RE: billyjack Sep 24, 2009 03:24 AM

                  Thanks for all the great suggestions! By unusual I guess I meant local, family run authentic flavor..

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                    southernitalian RE: jillpantano Dec 10, 2009 07:53 AM

                    That's Nikko.

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