Around the World in Ten Dishes – Explore Rockville’s International Cuisine

A true reflection of Rockville’s multiculturalism, these 10 local restaurants will transport you around the globe through their unique, delicious and authentic dishes. Here are 10 restaurants from countries you can ‘visit’ in Rockville! 

Mexico – Plaza Oaxaca

“We are a restaurant focused on promoting traditional Mexican food, our main focus being Oaxacan gastronomy, we are an authentic cuisine, an exquisite combination of pre-Hispanic and contemporary ingredients…”

Address: 141 Gibbs Street, Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to try: Mole Oaxaca

Yelp – Carroll N., Rockville MD

Jamaica – Island Pride

“We make all of our Jamaican food from scratch with traditional cooking methods. The result is popular favorites such as curry chicken made in a way that brings out all the natural flavors.”

Address: 823 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to try: Jerk Chicken

Peru – La Canela

“The food we offer is a combination of authentic Peruvian cuisine and old family recipes. We wish to offer a small taste of our beloved Peru and we hope to be an accurate representation of our country.”

Address: 141 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to try: Ceviche de Pescado

La Canela

Ethiopia – Sheba

“Here at Sheba we try to bring the diverse mix of ethnic backgrounds of Ethiopia through our rich menu which consists of popular meat based dishes, as well as renowned vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.”

Address:  5071 Nicholson Land, Rockville, MD 20852
Be sure to try: Doro Wot

Greece – Mykonos Grill

“Mykonos Grill welcomes you and invites you to experience the Aegean, the tranquility of our island, our beautiful colors and our rich heritage. We bring it all together, put it on a plate and serve it to our guests.”

Address: 121 Congressional Lane, Rockville, MD 20852
Be sure to try: Mousaka Smyrna

Mykonos Grill

Italy – Fontina Grille

“Fontina Grille offers a delightful Italian fare prepared fresh daily using the highest quality ingredients. Whether you are in the mood for something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, our friendly staff will make your next dining experience a pleasant one.” 

Address: 801 Pleasant Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to try: Saltimbocca

Lebanon – Lebanese Taverna Café 

“Lebanese Taverna brings a little piece of Lebanon back to us, and in turn, the customers experience Lebanese food and culture. The mood is always festive and, as is the Lebanese tradition, dishes are served with sharing in mind.”

Address: 115 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to try: Kibbeh

Lebanese Taverna

India – Om Fine Indian Cuisine

“Om Fine Indian Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Rockville community and has become recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. We are known for our modern interpretation of classic dishes and our insistence on only using high quality, fresh ingredients.” 

Address: 785 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Be sure to try: Paneer Matar 

Om Fine Indian Cuisine

China – Bob’s Shanghai 66

“We have been awarded recognition by the Washingtonian Restaurant Guide, the Washington Post, Yelp and Zagat survey. Our menu favorites have been the pork soup dumlpings and the crab pork dumplings.”

Address: 305 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD 20850
 Be sure to try: Leek & Pork Dumplings

Japan – Gyuzo Japanese BBQ 

“We are an authentic Japanese yakiniku restaurant. At Gyuzo, we offer delicious grilled meat with a focus on imported beef. Our A5 Japanese Wagyu beef is hand cut by our chef and is characterized by the original taste of the meat and the sweetness of the marbling fat content.”

Address: 33 Maryland Avenue, Suite B, Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to try: Uni-Meets Wagyu

Gyuzo Japanese BBQ