Back in the day, the only restaurant choices in Gaston county were Greek family fare, hamburgers, fish camp, or barbecue. I like them all, but like someone once said: “Even if you can have steak every day, sometimes you just want a hot dog.” Or Indian, or Thai, or even Colombian. Here are six ethnic restaurants for you to check out.
Sake Express Japanese. Locations in Belmont and Gastonia.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have been to Sake Express, or at least heard of them. They have an extensive menu, and everything is cooked fresh to order. Not many restaurants can say that they are fast, fresh, healthy- and tasty, but Sake fills the bill. A Gaston county favorite, and with good reason. More
Akropolis Cafe 3070 East Franklin Blvd, below Best Buy.
Casual Greek restaurant with cheerful Mediterranean feel. The salads are a popular choice; most are served with homemade Greek dressing an pita bread. I like the #4 Gyro platter, it comes with Gyro meat, Greek salad, fries, tzatziki sauce and pita bread.Their spinakopita is popular as well as the baklava. Menu
Las Palmas Columbian Cuisine 2688 South New Hope Road, Gastonia.
When is the last time you had Colombian? The empanadas are a must try…and the bakery case looks yummy! They are open from 7 am- 8pm, and they do serve breakfast. Scope it out
Caribbean Hut Jamaican Restaurant, 2932 East Franklin Blvd. Gastoina.
Try the jerk chicken, greens, yellow rice and plantains, or if you’re brave try the curry goat, oxtails, yellow rice and cabbage. They are in Franklin Square Shopping Center. More
Pho Feel’n 141 West Main Ave. Gastonia.
If reviews mean anything, this place rocks! Try the pad thai, or gyoza (Japanese pan fried dumplings), new hand rolled sushi, and add a bubble tea. They also have vegetarian options. A fun place to eat…Info
Estia’s Kouzina A Greek Kitchen. 609 North Main Street, Belmont.
You may have had Greek, but you haven’t had this Greek…Easily one of the best restaurants in Gaston County, this is upscale Greek. Lamb, pork, chicken and always fresh fish choices- be sure to try the saganaki appetizer-yow! Full bar and a gorgeous venue- enjoy! Menu