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Ethnic Dining in Harrisburg

Published: Jan 5, 2017
Dining at Miyako, Harrisburg, PA

Fly around the world without ever leaving the Hershey Harrisburg Region! How? By visiting one of these ethnic dining spots. We’ll head to India, Mexico, Japan, and Latin America. No passports or boarding passes needed. Now, onto the trip!

India produces more varieties of spices than any other country in the world. So, it’s no wonder the country is known as the Land of Spices. Using all these spices, Bollywood Bar and Grille cooks up authentic dishes sure to tantalize the taste buds. You’ll find customary Indian cuisine like tandoor, curries, basmati rice, and naan bread. And some untraditional takes on the menu as well, like a mango-lian curry. The owners of Bollywood invite you to feast with all your senses. Indian food is about the presentation and smells almost as much as the taste itself (which will of course blow you away).

Bollywood Bar and Grille 
110 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg

The national dish of Mexico is mole poblano, and there are many stories of how Mole came to be. Some date back to 16th century Mexico and others all the way to Aztec times. However you think mole was invented, El Sol on Third Street is cooking up this traditional dish right. Starting with a traditional mole sauce with chocolate and chili, smothering chicken with it and serving it alongside rice and bean. Other traditional Mexican fare is available, too! Including a great happy hour featuring fresh, made-to-order margaritas. 

El Sol
18 South 3rd Street, Harrisburg

La Noche Cantina is El Sol’s sister, in the sense that they share a wall. Located right next door to the popular Mexican establishment is a restaurant that just turned two years old. La Noche Cantina is serving up Latin fusion dishes. Patrons have described the cuisine as a blend of Mexican, Spanish and Cuban. Either way, the food is done right. Cooked with high quality ingredients by chefs creating unique flavor profiles. Try the tapas/botanas while you’re there – small plates that pack a big punch of flavor.

La Noche Cantina
24 South 3rd Street, Harrisburg

Sushi and hibachi. Sashimi and tempura. Find all these and more at Restaurant Row’s only Japanese restaurant. A cozy atmosphere provides great people-watching on 2nd street with big front windows. Or you can watch the chefs craft their specialty rolls right in front of your eyes at the sushi bar. A downtown staple since 2000, Miyako provide a great location to start your night out in Downtown Harrisburg. In addition to the great food, Miyako provides an excellent selection of sake, Japanese beers and shochu martinis. 

227 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg

Author: Explore HBG