Global Cuisine

Global and international dishes can be found all around Topeka. From Thai kitchens like TupTim or Jong's to Indian cuisine at Globe or Monsoon, Topeka's offerings are numerous! Taste the flavors of Chinese and Japanese dishes at locations like Kiku's Japanese Steakhouse or Oriental Express. Topeka is known for having diverse food options from authentic Mexican dishes all across town and French plates at some of our finest dining establishments. Come taste what Topeka has to offer and experience the many cultures that make up the city. 

Tuptim Thai - Global International Cuisine | Topeka, KS

Global cuisine continues to grow and diversify throughout Topeka. New additions include Jong’s Thai Kitchen, providing fresh, from scratch Thai cuisine (like Crab Fried Rice or Pad See Ew); Pal Indian Cuisine, serving authentic, homemade Indian food (such as Dal Makhani, Lamb Biryani, Beef Vindaloo and Chicken Tikka Masala); and Los Mandiles Rojos, known for their authentic Mexican food Monsoon Indian Grill (like Tinga and Chicharron en Salsa Verde and their famous machetes, huaraches, soups and sweets) served up by a family-owned establishment. Another authentic food favorite includes Saigon, who offer traditional Vietnamese and Chinese dishes like their popular pho.

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Authentic Mexican restaurants abound in the Oakland community. Local favorites include Restaurante Oaxaqueño, La Casita Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria El Coyote, and Los Magueyes Pastelleria Mexi. The strong Mexican heritage present in the Oakland community is especially on display during the summer months when the local Catholic church, Our Lady of Guadalupe, holds its annual fundraiser, Fiesta Mexicana. This is one of Topeka’s largest cultural festivals and draws in visitors from all over the country to celebrate Mexican food, music, dance and culture.

Los Mandiles Rojos - Machete | Downtown Topeka, KS

Another hub of diverse cultural heritage in Topeka that lays claim to a beloved local eatery is Little Russia. Located in North Topeka, this sleepy neighborhood is home to CW Porubsky’s Grocery and Deli, a hole-in-thewall that is best known for its large deli sandwiches, spicy pickles and superb chili.

Porubsky's Deli - Chili - Little Russia | Topeka, KS

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