Fargo's sister city, Moorhead, has some mighty fine ethnic eats. With over 220 local restaurants in Fargo-Moorhead (around 40 of which serve great ethnic food), we wanted to talk about the top spots on the Minnesota side of the river.

Besides the local-favorites Rustica Eatery and Grand Junction, Moorhead has a seriously good line-up of ethnic restaurants.

The Spice Grille (African)

The owner of The Spice Grille (a native of Ghana) had two things in mind when she opened: cooking great food and providing a classy atmosphere to eat it in.

Serving some Caribbean dishes – such as curry goat and jerk chicken – most of the menu focuses on African flavors like peanut butter soup, fufu (a dough-like ball of plantain flour), and jollof rice (a rice and tomato dish similar to jambalaya).

We recommend:

Jerk Chicken and Jollof rice can't get more authentic.

Thai Orchid (Thai)

Hidden inside the Moorhead Center Mall, Thai Orchid aims to prepare food you would find in Chiangmai, Bangkok, or Phuket.

Classic Pad Thais, curries, and wontons are all fresh and spiced to perfection, with gluten-free and vegetarian options available amidst traditional Thai decor and brightly colored walls.

We recommend:

You can never go wrong with the DELICIOUS Pad Thai.

Snap Dragon (Chinese)

The Shih family has been preparing fresh, flavorful Asian cuisine using old family recipes for over 60 years, bringing the taste of the Orient to the Midwest.

We recommend:

Create your own Chinese stir fry. Step 1: Choose your main ingredient from veggies, chicken, tofu, shrimp, beef, or any combo. Then, choose your sauce and mix.

Newroz Kebab (Kurdish)

The food at Newroz is distinctly Kurdish, incorporating flavors from Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria into its menu. If you're looking for kebab, delicious falafel, hummus, or divine baklava. you've come to the right place.

We recommend:

The kebabs, of course.


Fargo's sister city is chock full of great restaurants. Check out all the places to eat in Moorhead, MN.