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Global cuisine is on the rise in Chattanooga. From Greek favorites at the Acropolis to pineapple chicken dishes at Thai restaurants, the choices are delightfully international.
2213 Hamilton Place Blvd.
American food with Greek flavor. Favorites include the Spanakopita, Stuffed Eggplant and Moussaka. $$
Aji Peruvian Restaurant
9413 Apison Pike
Peruvian restaurant, whose name means chile pepper in Spanish, offers 12 chicken or steak entrees, four fish entrees and nine vegetarian entrees, plus rotisserie chicken in whole, half or quarter portions. There are also five salads, seven starters, four sandwich/fries combinations, eight sides and four desserts. $$
Ankar's Express Cafe
6016 Shallowford Road (in Friar's Branch)
A deli with a slant toward health-ful options. Great salad bar, with salads prepared for you. $
224 Frazier Ave.
This relatively new North Shore restaurant offers German and European favorites with a modern, Southern spin. $$
Back Inn Cafe
412 E. Second St.
265-5033, ext. 1
The menu features elegant global cuisine. Outstanding view of the Tennessee River. Indoor and outdoor seating available. $$
1401 Market St.
A delicious array of British specialties -- English teas, steak pies, cottage pie, Dover sole stuffed with scallops and crab meat, and Cornish turnovers. $
138 Market St.
You get to pick your meal, literally. Diners can choose their own meat from steak to seafood, then your vegetables from a wide assortment of choices, then your spices and sauces. It's stir-fried on a massive grill, then delivered to your table steaming hot. Fun for the family. $$
5970 Brainerd Road
Authentic Indian specialties served buffet-style during lunch. Full menu for dinner including Saag Paneer and Chicken Tiki Masala. $
1341 Burgess Road
Seven-course French dinners offered in quaint country setting, served with fine linens and china and soft French music in the background. The selections include Carre 'd' Agneau a 'l' Ail (rack of lamb with garlic), Nol au Nent (veal with white sauce served in a pastry shell) and Cote de Porc Belle Normande (pork chop with apples). Reservations only. $$$
2601 Dayton Blvd.
Some of the best Vietnamese specialties in town, with a wide range of Pho selections. $
Rain Thai Bistro
6933 Lee Highway
Lab Gai is the house specialty at this East Brainerd restaurant, where you'll also find classic Thai curries, Rain Thai fried rice and Nam Sod. $
3600 Hixson Pike, Suite 104
Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes among the many selections available, including raw and cooked sushi. Also, choose from soups, hot and cold appetizers and desserts. A "Healthy Food" category features steamed items. $
6231 Perimeter Place Drive
Korean and Vietnamese dishes combine garlic, soy sauce, sesame, fish and vegetable into a variety of dishes. Diners can try seafood and vegetable pancakes as an appetizer, cod soup, spicy octopus and squid, but also stir-fry items with beef, chicken or pork. Plus specialty side dishes. $
200 Market St.
Bold flavors available at downtown Indian restaurant. Lunch buffet offers six to eight entrees and items to flavor your dishes, while dinner menu has the entrees available at lunch and more. For a variety of items, try the Special Combination Dinner. $$
5845 Brainerd Road
Complete Thai menu, including Chicken Satay, Pad Thai and vegetarian dishes. No MSG. $$
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
423 Market St.
Greek-inspired restaurant offers entrees with grilled meat or fish, plus a variety of gyros, salads, daily specials and appetizers such as hummus and dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice, onions and seasonings). $
Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine Bar
105 Frazier Ave
Appetizer-size portions of international cuisines from Spain, Italy, France, South America, the Orient and Caribbean. Extensive wine list with more than 80 wines by the glass. Catering available. Menu changes weekly. $$
685 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe
Be adventurous and go beyond Pad Thai. Try the Basil Duck, Red Snapper with Thai Herbs or any of the curry dishes. You can't go wrong. $$
Thai Smile III
219 Market St.
Assorted curry dishes and Pineapple-Tangerine Chicken are among the offerings. $
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
4008 St. Elmo Ave.
This Thai restaurant has been in town for years, first downtown and now in St. Elmo. Regulars appreciate the "home-cooked" flavors, and they know to get the Pad Thai or the Pineapple Curry Chicken. $