Reflecting Winnipeg ’ s ethnocultural diversity , this category represents our top choices from the many small , primarily family‐run restaurants in town . The decor at most of these is simple and / or the location is out of the way . However , each restaurant represents food from the owner ’ s culture , with sometimes astonishingly low prices that reflect the simplicity of the service and surroundings , not the quality of the food . Casa Grande [ Italian ] 984 Sargent Ave , 204-783‐6231 . Checkered tablecloths and candlelight create the ambience for Italian fare like homestyle pizza and pasta . LP , A , IA , M , V Kyu Bistro [ Japanese ] 185 Isabel Ave , 204‐504‐8999 . Winnipeg ’ s first izakaya-only spot offers small plates of gyoza , agedashi tofu cakes and chicken kara-age . Ramen bowls make satisfying meals . WA , A , IA , V , M La Fiesta Cafecito [ Salvadoran ] Unit M-730 St . Anne ’ s Rd , 204‐257‐7108 . Vacation-inspired decor is a backdrop for platters and exotic fruit drinks . Try the burrito podoreso or the champion pupusa . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Massawa [ Ethiopian ] 200‐121 Osborne St , 204-284‐3194 . Platters of Ethiopian and Eritrean food are worth the often lengthy wait . LP , IA , V Nou Eul Tor Korean Restaurant [ Korean ] 726 Sargent Ave , 204-779‐1855 . This attractive spot touts traditional recipes like chokpal ( steamed pork hock ) and gamjatang ( pork spine soup ). Tabletop barbeques available for some items . WA , LP , IA , M , V Pho Kim Tuong [ Vietnamese ] 856 Ellice Ave , 204‐661‐8888 . An exhaustive menu of Vietnamese , Chinese , and Thai specialties . Rich , savoury broth makes soups divine . WA , IA , M , V Purple Hibiscus [ Caribbean ] 171 Dumoulin St , 204‐233‐0670 . This charming St . Boniface spot turns out dishes with plenty of island flava , including spicy jerk chicken , pork and shrimp , and fresh tropical salad . WA , SP , LP , A , IA , M , V Shawarma Khan [ Middle Eastern ] 225 McDermot Ave , 204‐504‐0453 . Former Blue Bomber Obby Khan serves up his favourite food in this bright , modern space . Tackle signature dish The Wrath of Khan . WA , A , IA , M , V . Thida ’ s [ Thai ] 78 Donald St , 204‐942‐2639 . Quiet , nofrills location tucked under Chateau 100 that consistently delivers . Green apple salad is a refreshing starter . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V , A
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Steve ’ s Bistro is the place to be for casual elegance in a Mediterranean - inspired atmosphere .
stevesbistro . com
3123 Portage Ave . 204-831-5531 Tue - Fri 11am -10pm , Sat 9am -10pm . Reservations not required but recommended . Easy to get to & plenty of free parking .
for reservations : 204 949 9032
Rated One of the Best New Restaurants of 2014 173 McDermot Ave www . themitchellblock . com
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