Best Ethnic Restaurants in Lancaster PA

January 28, 2022

41 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Lancaster PA

If you think that Amish Food is the only thing going in Lancaster PA you couldn’t be more wrong!  Lancaster has been dubbed “America’s Refugee Capital” by BBC News.  According to their report, Lancaster has taken in 1,300 refugees since 2013, 20 times more per capita than the rest of the country!!  Know what this has translated into for Lancaster??  Lancaster PA is home to AMAZING Ethnic Restaurants from all around the globe!!

This post is all about Ethnic Restaurants in Lancaster PA

Most of the restaurants on this list are cozy, casual restaurants, but a number could be considered “Fine Dining”.  Each and every one of the restaurants are all privately owned, non-chain restaurants.  So besides eating some fantastic, unique foods from around the world, you’ll be supporting a FAMILY who simply loves what they do and wants to share their country’s culinary traditions here in the US.

We hope you’ll enjoy eating at these wonderful International Restaurants in Lancaster PA!!

Shrimp Thai Dinner
From 3 Sister's Khmer-Thai Facebook Page


  • Three Sisters Khmer-Thai Cuisine (Ephrata) | 119 E Main St, Ephrata | Website

  • Three Sisters Khmer-Thai Cuisine (Lancaster) | 2080 Grand St. Lancaster PA

  • Sa La Thai | 339 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website

  • Sukothai | 398 Harrisburg Ave #450, Lancaster | Website


  • Eastern Palace | 2206 Columbia Ave, Lancaster | Website


  • Sprout | 58 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website

  • Rice & Noodles | 1238 Lititz Pike Lancaster | Website

  • Saigon Café | 1575 Manheim Pike, Lancaster | Website

  • Noodle Shack | 1032 Lititz Pike, Lititz | Website

  • Cafe Pho Hoang | 1140 Elizabeth Ave, Lancaster | Website

Nepalese dish
From Himalayan Curry & Grill's Facebook Page

Nepalese & Bhutanese

  • Himalayan Curry Grill | 22 E Orange St, Lancaster | Website

  • Norbu-Lancaster | 38 N Christian St, Lancaster | Website


  • Taj Mahal | 2080 Bennet Ave, Lancaster | Website

  • Namaste | 2101 Columbia Ave, Lancaster | Website

African Food Platter
From Awash Ethiopian's Facebook Page


  • Awash Ethiopian Cuisine | 1027 Dillerville Rd, Lancaster | Website

  • Flavors of Morocco (temp closed but has stand in Southern Market) | 100 South Queen Street Lancaster | Website

  • The Big 5 African Cuisine | 630 N Plum St, Lancaster | Website

Steak Bowl
From Chellas Arepa Kitchen's Facebook Page

South / Central American 

  • Chellas Arapa Grill (Peruvian) | 1830 Hempstead Rd, Lancaster | Website

  • Frisco's Peruvian Charcoal Chicken | 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster | Website

  • El Serrano (Peruvian) | 2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster | Website

  • Floras Latin Fusion Restaurant & Art Gallery | 306 N Mulberry St, Lancaster | Website

  • Cocina Mexicana | 112 N Water St, Lancaster | Website

  • La Costena (Peruvian) | 315 W King St, Lancaster | Website

  • La Boramex Mexican Restaurant | 1623 Division Hwy, Ephrata | Website

Caribbean Dinner
From Caribbean Wave's Facebook Page


  • Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen | 351 N Mulberry St, Lancaster | Website

  • Caribbean Wave Healthy Life | 701 E Chestnut St #3125, Lancaster | Website

  • Got Jerk Island Bar & Grill | 300 W James St, Lancaster | Website

  • Old San Juan (Puerto Rican) | 25 W King St, Lancaster | Website

  • Gran Sabor Latino Restaurant (Dominican / Puerto Rican Buffet) | 120 N Franklin St, Lancaster | Website

  • El Tocororo Cuban restaurant | 601 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website

  • Isla Estrella (Puerto Rican) | 509 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster | Website


Mediterranean sandwich
Chicken Shawarma from Weathered Vineyards Facebook Page

Greek / Mediterranean

  • Yorgos (Greek) | 66 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website

  • Weathered Vineyards Ephrata (Mediterranean Bistro) | 900A West Main Street, Ephrata | Website

  • Souvlaki Boys | 1 W James St, Lancaster | Website


Spend the Night!

kIng bed And when you’re done dining your way around the world at Lancaster PA’s wonderful Ethnic Restaurants, come back to your room at the Historic Smithton Inn where you can relax in front of a fire, either in your room or in our back garden fire pit.  Wake up in the morning to a scrumptious breakfast and devise a plan to explore all the attractions and sites that Lancaster PA has to offer.  Choose one of our elegant Queen-Guest Rooms or a spacious King-Suite BOOK NOW

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