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bestlist WORLD FOOD 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 CALL NOW TO SAVE YOUR DATE FOR DINE ABOUT WINNIPEG & VALENTINE’S DAY WEST WINNIPEG’S DESTINATION FOR DELICIOUS 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. Bison Carpaccio featured during Dine About Winnipeg for reservations: 204 949 9032 Rated One of the Best New Restaurants of 2014 173 McDermot Ave www.themitchellblock.com ciao! / feb/mar / two thousand fifteen 49