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Top Spots for Ethnic Eats in Myrtle Beach

Seafood places are a dime a dozen at the beach and fast food can be found on just about every other corner. But what if you are craving something... different? Myrtle Beach is packed with interesting and unique cuisine - you just have to know where to look! Check out some of the area’s top spots for ethnic cuisine and check out one next time you are in the mood to spice things up:


Masala Zone

Masala Zone is a recent addition to the Myrtle Beach area and has quickly earned a name for itself as the area’s top spot for authentic Indian cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, this flavorful eatery offers a buffet option as well as a full menu filled with authentic options. Selections include but are not limited to: coconut chicken soup, tandoori selections, curry options, tikka masala preparations, several vegetarian options, and, of course, plenty of naan. Masala Zone also offers several unique Indian deserts like gulab jamun, homemade dumplings served with a warm syrup, and kulfi, homemade pistachio ice cream. Call (843) 444-0325 for more information.

Co Sushi

Located within the scenic Market Common complex, Co Sushi offers fresh sushi and other Asian inspired favorites that keep guests coming back time and time again. Sushi lovers will surely enjoy the variety that Co offers; try something traditional, like the California roll or the rainbow roll, or try something totally new, like the ebi tempura roll which offers shrimp, avocado, cucumber, yamagobo, spicy aioli, and an unagi sauce. Other Asian offerings include ceviche, dumplings and wontons, curry, pad thai, pho, and Co’s signature pressed sushi. Co is also known for their generous happy hour (daily from 4pm – 7pm) which offers $4 select drinks and appetizers and $5 signature cocktails. The sleek, modern design, spacious outdoor seating area, and friendly service are jut the icing on the cake! Call (843) 839-1733 for more information.

Redi-et Redi-Et Myrtle Beach

Redi-et proudly boasts being the very first restaurant in the entire state of South Carolina to offer authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Many are unfamiliar with this particular genre of cuisine, but rest assured that the flavors are bold and after one trip to Redi-et you will surely be back. Selections include a variety of lamb, beef, chicken, and fish preparations all served with traditional Ethiopian sides like selata and gomen; Redi-et also offers a generous selection of vegetarian friendly options. Each meal is served with a generous portion of Redi-et’s wildly popular Ethiopian bread – “injera”. Be sure to try this popular ethnic spot if you are really in the mood for something new. Call (843) 238-2879 for more information.

Black Thai

Located near the bustling downtown portion of Myrtle Beach, Black Thai offers the best Thai cuisine at the beach. Come in early for lunch (11am – 3:30pm) and take advantage of one of their economically priced specials or come by later in the day for a generous dinner portion packed with flavor. The menu offers a wide array of tempting starters like crab rangoon, calamari, and fresh spring rolls. For the main event, dig into one of the zesty curry offerings, like the spicy basil or the garlic pepper. Other entrée selections include several chef specials, like crispy grouper in a sweet chili sauce, curry duck breast, crispy chicken with peanut sauce, and even hibachi options for those who prefer something a little more traditional. Black Thai is definitely the place to be if you are craving Thai cuisine. Call (843) 655-5012 for more information.

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