When we first moved to Prague in 2001, ethnic restaurants were relatively expensive; the selection was slim and value low. In response, we sought out odd spice shops and developed new skills in cooking Italian, Indian, Thai and Mexican. As with the availability of ingredients, the number of ethnic restaurants in Prague has grown substantially over the last few years. We’ve even been introduced to some new cuisines like Afghan and Georgian.
Our approach to dining out places emphasis on good food served in relaxed, informal environments for reasonable amounts of money. Below is a Google MyMap of our favorite ethnic (and a few continental) restaurants in Prague.
This list will eventually become outdated (if it hasn’t already), as restaurants seem to open and close by the day. Please comment and we’ll try to keep the list and map current.
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Update, August 27, 2008: To make it easier to find the places we’ve marked in the Google MyMap below we’ve included the details in a chart, including a few new additions. Enjoy!
|Type of Cuisine||Name||Description||Address|
|Asian||Ariana||Try the Ashak or Mantu (Afghan version of ravioli), kebabs and a variety of vegetable side dishes for a substantial feast. Atmosphere is not hip, but we always eat well.||Ramova 6, P1|
|Kabul Karolina||Another Afghan restaurant with good food in a garden setting. It’s a toss up -the setting here is better than Ariana, but we prefer the food at Ariana.||Karolíny Světlé 14, P1|
|Beas Dhaba||We’ve never seen such a popular Indian place, with lines literally out the door at lunchtime. Known for thalis with a choice of vegetarian curries. Audrey tried the masala dosa, to mixed results. Good attempt though.||Bělehradská 90, P2|
|Rana Pakistani Resturant||Located in an unusual location, this tandoori oven pumps out nan as well as pizzas. Good food.||Na Dedince 12, P8|
|Hallal – Indian and Pakistani Fast Food||Good basic dishes, informal setting, delivery available, and reasonably priced. A nice alternative to the expensive Indian places in town.||Ruzova 10, P1|
|Himalaya Indian Restaurant||Indian and Bangladeshi dishes in a fast food setting. Delivery possible. Sometimes hit or miss.||Mikovcova 7, P2 (near I.P. Pavlova)|
|Siam Orchid||The best quality and priced Thai food in town. Good lunch specials and spicy curries. Get a Thai massage across the way.||Na Porcici 21, P1|
|Huang He||The best Chinese food we’ve found in Prague. It costs more than the Cinsky buffet, but it’s so worth it.||Vrsovicka 1, P10|
|Georgian, Italian, Greek and Yugoslav||U Irmy||Turn to the last page in the menu for Georgian specialties like khachapuri. Order a bunch of dishes to share between a group.||Karoliny Svetle 35, P1|
|Nove Casy||In addition to pizzas and standard Czech fare, the last page of the menu has Georgian cuisine. Great breads (khachapuri) stuffed with cheese and spinach, tasty chicken in walnut sauce and filling portions of beans (lobio).||Perunova 13, P3|
|Taverna Olympos||A good selection of Greek appetizers and main dishes (grilled meats). Nice garden seating in the summer.||Kubelikova 9, P3|
|Osteria de Clara||Good Italian food in a non-smoking setting. Reasonably priced wine list.||Mexicka 7, P10|
|Giallo Rosso||Best pizza by the slice around. The ground oregano and hot peppers are a nice touch.||Nadrazni 84, P5 (another branch is on Vinohradska near Jiriho z Podebrad)|
|Gitanes||Cevapcici, ajvar, cheese and many other Yugoslav dishes on offer. Get a variety of appetizers to share with a group.||Trziste 7, P1|
|Continental, American and Mexican Cuisines||Mozaika||Great weekly specials and regular menu. Good service. A reliable place to have a satisfying to fantastic meal. Very popular, so make a reservation.||Nitranska 13, P3|
|Cafe Savoy||Housed in a beautifully renovated cafe, Savoy has fantastic soups with chicken and mashed potatoes. A good spot for weekend brunch. Flavorful homemade breads and spreads.||Vitezna 5, P1|
|Monarch Wine Bar||Once a reasonably priced wine place with a great cheese counter, Monarch has gone upscale a bit. However, its cheese plates are still delicious.||Na Perstyne 15, P1 (another location on the top of Wenceslas Square)|
|Cafe Meduza||Good Svijany beer on tap and filling pelmenid/tasticky (filled dumplings). Nice atmosphere.||Belgicka 17, P2|
|Fraktal||Best breakfast burrito in town for brunch. Known for their burgers. Menu includes Mexican, Mediterranean, Greek and other influences.||Šmeralova 1, P7|
|Czech Food||Olympia||Good Czech food in a nice pub atmosphere. Salads and lighter fare also on offer.||Vitezna 7, P1|
|Na Verandach||Housed in the Staropramen brewery, Na Verandach has good Czech food and every type of Staropramen beer available. Make a reservation.||Nadrazni 84, P5|
|Bredovsky Dvur||Great Plzen on tap (they have a special system and beer room) and hearty Czech dishes. The lunch specials are an especially good deal.||Politických vĕzňů 13, P1|
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