In the May/June 2013 issue of WHERE Edmonton, we told you about some of the best spots in Edmonton to go for an authentic international dining experiences — restaurants that not only serve great international cuisine but that also had immersive decor and an ambiance that makes you feel as if you had been transported to the country of origin to dine on fine cuisine! In addition to Mikado, Koutouki Taverna, The Creperie, and Tres Carnales, here are three more great dining options for enjoying authentic international cuisine:
Japanese Village | 10238-104 St. | 780-422-6083 | www.jvedmonton.ca
You’re in for an experience the moment you step in to this lively dining room, where entertaining chefs will artfully prepare a traditional feast right before your eyes on the sizzling Teppan Grill. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi or sashimi, steak or chicken, or something from the raw bar, your palate will experience a sensational burst of flavourful Japanese cuisine.
Yiannis Taverna | 10444-82 Ave. | 780-433-6768 | yiannistaverna.ca
This popular restaurant delights diners with its combination of authentic Greek food, superb atmosphere, and authentic belly-dancing entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. The flaky, cheesy Spanakopita is an especially delightful appetizer to have before any meal. In the summer, the open-air dining area is the place to be as you people-watch from the fantastic view of Whyte Ave. Be sure to visit Kasbar, too, a trendy bar tucked below Yiannis that has Mediterranean-inspired decor and dim lighting that simply evokes a sensation of escape to an exotic paradise — grab a cocktail form the bar and relax.
The Marc | 9940-106 St. | 780-429-2828 | www.themarc.ca
This French-inspired restaurant offers a simple yet eclectic menu and a modern, upscale dining experience. The sleek marble bar, twinkling white lights, and black-and-white theming evoke the same essence as a classy restaurant in Paris, and the creative cuisine is expertly prepare. Share a charcuterie board with your group before you delve in to one of the main courses like lamb, fish, or duck. Plus, its convenient downtown location makes it a great place to sit and relax with an appetizer and a glass of wine after work.