Delicious Ethnic Foods in Rowan County

by | Nov 24, 2021 | Attractions

I am a self-professed foodie!  I love to experiment with different foods and I love to cook!  I guess it’s no surprise to anyone that the holidays are upon us and you can seriously only eat so much turkey and dressing which is why I wanted to check out all the local ethnic restaurants in Rowan County so that you and I can enjoy a wide variety over the remainder of the year and of course the new year!  Join me as we look at all that’s available!

Sabaidee Thai & Sushi

El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina

Asian Cuisines

Sabaidee Thai & Sushi: located at 2204 South Main Street, Salisbury this restaurant did so well that they opened a second location in Concord.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Yummi Banh Mi Street Side Café: (Vietnamese) located at 121 North Long Street, Salisbury/ 704-209-4591.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Bangkok Downtown: located at 131 East Innes Street, Salisbury/ 704-603-6253.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Umami Downtown: (Newest in Town) located at 127 North Main Street, Salisbury/ 704-216-1690.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Katana Japanese Fusion: located at 475 Jake Alexander Boulevard E, Salisbury/ 704-636-0200.  Dine-in, Takeout, Drive-thru.


Wong’s Chinese Restaurant: located at 108 East Council Street, Salisbury/ 704-636-9353. Dine-in, Takeout.  The year 1993 is when the current owner took over… but Wong’s was around way before then.


Ichiban Japanese Seafood Steakhouse: located 1005 Klumac Road, Salisbury/ 704-638-9928.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Ting Hao Chinese Restaurant: located at 519 Jake Alexander Boulevard West G, Salisbury/ 704-633-3942.  Dine-in, Takeout.  Food Lion Shopping Center.


Tokyo Express: located 404 East Innes Street, Salisbury/ 704-633-7333.  Dine-in, Takeout, Drive-Thru.


Niyoshi Express: located at 817 Jake Alexander Boulevard/ 704-797-0306.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Osaka Japanese Cuisine: located at 129 Statesville Boulevard/ 704-638-2265.

Drive-Thru and Take-Out Only


Chef Thai & Sushi: located at 117 North Main Street, China Grove/ 704-857-0060.  Takeout only.


China Buffet: located at 205 North Arlington Street, Salisbury/ 704-637-6808.  Buffet.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Spring Garden: located at 303 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer/ 704-639-9988.  Takeout Only.


China Kitchen: located at 2115 North Cannon Boulevard, Kannapolis/ 704-938-1511.  Dine-in, Takeout.


China Garden: located at 310 North Salisbury GQ Avenue, Granite Quarry/ 704-209-3888.  Takeout, Delivery.


Mexican Cuisine


El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina: located at 1030 Freeland Drive, Salisbury/ 704-636-5300.  Dine-in, Takeout, Curbside Pickup.


Go Burrito: located at 115 West Fisher Street, Salisbury/ 704-754-4755.  Dine-in, Takeout, Delivery.


Monterrey Mexican Restaurant: located at 119 North Link Avenue, Salisbury/ 704-630-0045.  Dine-in, Takeout, Delivery.


Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant: located at 1311 Klumac Road, Salisbury/ 704-603-6748.  Dine-in, Takeout, Delivery.


Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill: located at 120 Summit Park Drive #600, Salisbury/ 704-870-3037.  Dine-in, Takeout, Curbside pickup.


Dona Luples Mexican Restaurant: located at 128 South Salisbury Avenue/ 980-332-0615.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Casa Grande: located at 905 Klumac Road, Salisbury/ 704-630-6666.  Dine-in, Takeout, Delivery.


Pancho Villas Mexican Grill & Bar: located at 1510 Stokes Ferry Road, Salisbury/ 704-636-5544.  Dine-in, Takeout, Curbside pickup.


Taqueria Guanajuato Restaurant: located at 1106 Mooresville Road, Salisbury/ 980-565-7363.  Dine-in, Takeout.


No Way Jose’s Mexican Restaurant: located at 303 South Main Street, China Grove/ 704-857-0300.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Fusion Mexican Grill: located at 124 West Ryder Avenue, Landis/ 704-859-9254.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Los Jacubes Family Mexican: located at 966 West Main Street, Rockwell/ 980-332-0010. Dine-in, Takeout.


La Ceiba: located at 1024 South Fulton Street, Salisbury/ 704-637-2442.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Greek Cuisine


Mykonos Grill: located at 1714 West Innes Street, Salisbury/ 704-762-9590.  Dine-in, Takeout.

LaCava Restaurant

Carpe Vinum 121

Italian Cuisine

Romano’s Italian Cuisine: located at 1510 West Innes Street, Salisbury/ 704-636-2221.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Romano’s Rockwell: located at 511 West Main Street, Rockwell/ 704-209-2281.  Dine-in, Takeout, Drive-thru.


LaCava Restaurant: located at 329 South Church Street, Salisbury/ 704-637-7174.  Dine-in, Takeout, Curbside Delivery.


Santos Chef: located at 123 East Fisher Street, Salisbury/ 704-637-7144.  Dine-in, Takeout.


II Colosseo Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria: located at 716 Jake Alexander Boulevard W, Salisbury/ 704-633-1888.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Caprianos: located at 231 Faith Road, Salisbury/ 704-636-3333.  Dine-in, Takeout.


La Pasta Italian Bistro: located Downtown at 111 North Main Street, Salisbury/ 704-431-6259.  Dine-in, Takeout.


Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant:  located at 518 Salisbury Avenue, Spencer/ 704-636-8891/ Dine-in, Curbside Pickup.  Reservations suggested.


Italy Café: located at 1205 Salisbury Avenue/ 704-639-9990.  Dine-in, Takeout, Delivery.


Mario’s: located at 8850 Statesville Boulevard, Cleveland/ 704-278-4444.  Dine-in, Takeout.


French Cuisine

Carpe Vinum 121: located Downtown at 121 South Main Street, Salisbury/ 704-565-2572.  Dine-in Only. Reservations Suggested.


Jamaican Cuisine

Caribbean Island Café: located at 944 West Innes Street, Salisbury/ 980-432-5300.  Takeout, Delivery.


I have to say even though I have had the pleasure of eating at a lot of the above-mentioned places I had no idea that we in Rowan County have so many different choices of ethnic restaurants in which to dine!  You can find what you are hungry for and find a price range that suits your pocketbook.

These businesses have survived the Covid era thanks to all of the citizens.  We have helped them by giving them our continued support and they have helped us by keeping our bellies full!  I hope you, your family, and friends will take time soon to visit some of these great places and maybe even venture out into some places you’ve never tried.  You might just discover a new favorite restaurant and a new favorite cuisine! Bon-Appetit!

About The Author

Janet Ruffin

I’m an adventurous soul that loves to interact with people everywhere I go. You might say I’ve never met a stranger! I look forward to discovering and sharing all the things Rowan County has to offer because it’s Your Rowan!