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Planet Houston: Country Cooking

An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston

With so many different cultures and cuisines in the Bayou City, it was exceptionally difficult to choose only a few to feature in "Planet Houston." Below are some of our favorites that didn't make it in (as well as the places listed in the story). Pick one and go on your own culinary adventure this weekend.

ASIA

Turkish

Istanbul Grill (5613 Morningside, 713-526-2800

Empire Turkish Grill (12448 Memorial Drive, 713-827-7475)

Turquoise Grill (3701 Kirby, 713-526-3800)

Lebanon

Abdallah's (3939 Hillcroft, 713-952-4747)

Zabak's (5901 Westheimer, 713-977-7676)

Arpi's Phoenicia Deli (12151 Westheimer, 281-558-0416)

Iran

Kasra Persian Grill (9741 Westheimer, 713-975-1810)

Cafe Caspian (12126 Westheimer, 281-493-4000)

Afghanistan

Afghan Cuisine (11920 Highway 6 South, 281-879-0945)

Pakistan

Himalaya (6652 Southwest Freeway, 713-532-2837)

Bundu Khan (11887 Bissonnet)

India

London Sizzler (6690 Southwest Freeway, 713-783-2754)

Shiv Sagar (6662 Southwest Freeway, 713-977-0150)

Udipi (5959 Hillcroft, 713-334-5555)

Dilpasand Mithai (6121 Hillcroft, 713-772-7860)

Bangladesh

All Bengal Sweets and Restaurant (13438 Bellaire Boulevard, 281-983-5455)

China

Chinese Sichuan Cuisine (9896 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-773-1670)

Sichuan King (9114 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-771-6868)

East Wall (9889 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-981-8803)

Fung's Kitchen (7320 Southwest Freeway, 713-779-2288)

Dim Sum King (9160 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-270-6788)

99 Ranch Market (1005 Blalock, 713-932-8899)

Korea

Bon Ga Korean (9861 Long Point, 713-461-5265)

Jang Guem Tofu & BBQ House (9896 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-773-2229)

Super H Mart (1302 Blalock, 713-468-0606)

Japan

Sushi Miyagi (10600 Bellaire Boulevard, 281-933-9112)

Umai (8400 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-750-9222)

Kubo's (2414 University Boulevard, 713-528-7878)

Vietnam

Pho Nga (2929 Milam, 713-528-6055)

Kim Tai (2602 Fannin, 713-652-0644)

Les Givral's (801 Congress, 713-529-1736)

Cafe Shoppe (1005 St. Emmanuel, 731-224-6026)

Pho Binh (10928 Beamer, 281-484-3963)

Thailand

Vieng Thai (6929 Long Point, 713-688-9910)

Kanomwan (736 Telephone Road, 713-923-4230)

Malaysia

Banana Leaf (9889 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-771-8118)

The Philippines

Godo's Bakery (7235 Fannin, 713-797-0670)

New Filipiniana (9671 Bissonnet, 713-242-8888)

AFRICA

Morocco

Casablanca Couscous & Grill (5506 Richmond)

Saffron Moroccan Cuisine (2006 Lexington, 713-522-3562)

Nigeria

Finger Licking Bukateria (9817 Bissonnet, 713-270-7070)

Sweet Hands (8525 Bissonnet, 713-779-0500)

Ghana

Ghana House (14109 South Main, 713-729-5000)

Suya Hut (11611 West Airport Boulevard, 281-265-1411)

Ethiopia

Blue Nile (9400 Richmond, 713-782-6882)

Sheba Cafe (6521 Bissonnet, 713-272-7770)

South Africa

Peli Peli (110 Vintage Park, 281-257-9500)

Southwest Africa Tavern (6800 Southwest Freeway, 713-783-7427)

EUROPE

United Kingdom

Red Lion Pub (2316 S. Shepherd, 713-782-3030)

The Bull and Bear (11980 Westheimer, 281-496-6655)

The Richmond Arms (5920 Richmond, 713-784-7722)

France

Brasserie Max & Julie (4315 Montrose, 713-524-0070)

Cafe Rabelais (2442 Times Boulevard, 713-520-8841)

Bistro Provence (13616 Memorial Drive, 713-827-8008)

Belgium

The Broken Spoke (1809 Washington Avenue, 713-863-7029)

Jeannine's Bistro (106 Westheimer, 713-874-0220)

Germany

Rudi Lechner's (2503 Gessner, 713-782-1180)

Alpine Brauhaus (1020 NASA Parkway, 281-332-8401)

Old Heidelberg (1810 Fountainview, 713-781-3581)

Poland

Polonia (1900 Blalock, 713-464-9900)

Sweden

IKEA (7810 Katy Freeway, 713-688-7867)

Romania

Charivari (2521 Bagby, 713-521-7231)

Russia

Imperia Bar & Grill (12151 Westheimer, 281-558-8222)

Bosnia

Cafe Pita + (10890 Westheimer, 713-953-7237)

Balkan Market (10928 Westheimer, 713-953-7237)

Greece

Niko Niko's (2520 Montrose, 713-528-1308)

Yia Yia Mary's (4747 San Felipe, 713-840-8665)

Italy

Giacomo's Cibo e Vino (3215 Westheimer, 713-522-1934)

Da Marco (1520 Westheimer, 713-807-8857)

Dolce Vita (500 Westheimer, 713-520-8222)

Spain

Rioja (11920 Kirkwood, 281-531-5569)

Tinto's (2015 West Gray, 713-522-1330)

SOUTH AMERICA

Peru

Latin Bites Cafe (1302 Nance, 713-229-8369)

Pollo Bravo (10434-B Richmond, 713-278-0801)

Lemon Tree (12591 Whittington, 281-556-0690)

Colombia

Tierras Colombianas (6053 Bissonnet, 713-666-0330)

Colombian Cuisine (13920 Westheimer, 281-584-0437)

Venezuela

Sabor Venezolano (8903 Westheimer, 713-780-2663)

Tuttopane Artesanal Bakery and Cafe (13525 Westheimer, 281-752-8333)

Brazil

Emporio Brazilian Cafe (12288 Westheimer, 281-293-7442)

Samba Grille (530 Texas, 713-343-1180)

Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse (6800 Southwest Freeway, 713-339-1122)

Argentina

Manena's (11018 Westheimer, 713-278-7139)

Original Marini's Empanada House (10001 Westheimer, 713-266-2729)

NORTH AMERICA

Mexico

Hugo's (1602 Westheimer, 713-524-7744)

La Guadalupana Bakery and Cafe (2109 Dunlavy, 713-522-2310)

Oaxaca Meat Market, (4339 FM 517, 281-534-8790)

El Salvador

Pupusa Buffet (5920 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-218-6666)

El Pupusodromo (12325 Veterans Memorial, 281-587-2800)

Guatemala

Guatemala Restaurant (3330 Hillcroft, 713-789-4330)

Chapinlandia Bakery (6711 Rampart, 713-661-1095)

Honduras

Honduras Mayan (5945 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-668-5002)

Las Hamacas (8541 Gulf Freeway, 713-941-7157)

Puerto Rico

Tex-Chick (712 Fairview, 713-528-4708)

Cuba

Cafe Piquet (5757 Bissonnet, 713-664-1031)

La Vina (9419 Richmond Avenue, 713-914-0810)

Jamaica

Reggae Hut (4814 Almeda, 713-520-7171)

Caribbean Jerk Cuisine (9334 Richmond, 713-784-6626)

 
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