Taste the world across Adelaide

From quick bites to languid lunches

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Vietnamese Laundry
Photo by South Australian Tourism Commission
Published 11 Feb 2020


Two words: tacos and tequila. If you’re in for some spicy vs salty action, check out some of Adelaide’s freshest Mexican and pair it with a refreshingly intense beverage.

  • Mexican Society 140 Gouger St, Adelaide @mexicansocietyadl

  • Lucky Lupita’s 163 O'Connell St, North Adelaide @luckylupitasadl

  • Sazon 19 Grenfell St, Adelaide @sazongrenfell

  • Taco Quetzalcoatl 153 Unley Rd, Unley @tacoquetzalcoatl


Delicate and balanced, Japanese cuisine is known to be one of the healthiest in the world. 

  • Yakitori Takumi 55 Melbourne St, North Adelaide @yakitori_takumi

  • Shōbōsho 17 Leigh St, Adelaide @shobosho

  • Mimasu 411 King William St, Adelaide @mimasu_adelaide


From the mild to the fierce, Indian cuisine comes in a delightful array of colours and textures. Discover new favourites and revisit old classics.

  • Ragi’s Spicery 210 Hutt St, Adelaide @ragispicery

  • Drunkn Monkey 41 O'Connell St, North Adelaide @drunknmonkeyadl

  • Raj on Taj Shop 12, 13-23 Unley Rd, Parkside @raj_on_tak


Appreciate the patience required to create the perfect handmade pasta. Pair smooth spaghetti with a rich ragù or try outré orecchiette with a piquant pesto.

  • Chianti 160 Hutt St, Adelaide @chiantiadelaide

  • Osteria Oggi 76 Pirie St, Adelaide @osteriaoggiadelaide

  • Nido Shop 2, 160 King William Rd, Hyde Park @nidobarpasta

Modern Australian

Being an ever-changing cultural melting pot, Australian cuisine becomes a culminating celebration of past and present.

  • Coal Cellar and Grill 233 Victoria Sq, Adelaide @coalcellargrill

  • Herringbone 72-74 Halifax St, Adelaide @herringbone.adl

  • Lot 100 68 Chambers Rd, Hay Valley @lotonehundred


Bold flavours of garlic and olive are balanced with zesty citrus and fresh herbs on skewered meats, seafood and saganaki cheese. Share small plates with a glass of ouzo on ice.

  • Meze Mazi 86B Prospect Rd, Prospect @mezemazi

  • Estia 255 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach @estiahenleybeach

  • Staazi & Co 224 Grenfell St, Adelaide @staazi_and_co


Known for its hedonism and hubris (can you really eat that much cheese?) classic American style burgers, meats and fries can be the perfect treat yo’ self meal.

  • Chuck Wagon 175 175 O'Connell St, North Adelaide @cw175

  • Nordburger Multiple locations @nordburger

  • Low & Slow American BBQ 17 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide @lowslow_bbq

  • Bread & Bone 15 Peel St, Adelaide @breadandbone


Chilli is balanced against sour and sweet elements in a rich pho, and crunchy wontons pair nicely with crackling roast pork.

  • Noi Vietnamese Eatery 305 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton @noivietnamese.eatery

  • NNQ 65 Woodville Rd, Woodville @nnqwoodville

  • Vietnamese Laundry 152 Sturt St, Adelaide @vietnameselaundry