Restaurant Guide–Oklahoma City

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Birrieria Diaz–6700 NW 39th Expwy. (Mexican) Open Daily.  Authentic Mexican food from Aguascalientes. I like everything, but one of my favorites is pozole. Enchiladas are notable because they are authentic Mexican style.  (Sister restaurant is El Birrias at 1933 N. MacArthur in Oklahoma City). Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)


Los Tapatios–1950 N. Harper St. (Mexican) Open Daily.  Looks authentic (photos look like food I would get in El Paso). Reviewers like the food but don’t always like the service (but their web site tells you up front to allow 25 to 35 min. for the food to be prepared). Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

Del City

B-Won Korean–4517 S. Sunnylane Rd. (Korean) Closed Tue.  Kimchi chee kae is very good. Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

Korean House–4716 SE 29th St. (Korean) Closed Sun.  Recommended by many people but I haven’t had a chance to try it and compare it to B-Won. Map (Dining room is open 10-7-23)


Boulevard Steakhouse–505 S. Boulevard St. (Steakhouse) Dinner only (open daily).  One of the top 3 steaks I have had in the OKC area (but the main reason to pick this over the others is if you put equal value in good salads and side dishes). Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)

Jerusalem–38 E. 15th St. (Middle Eastern) Closed Sun. Excellent Middle Eastern food (the owner used to be the chef at Camilya’s). I particularly like the kabobs and the appetizers (such as hummous). Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)

Lemongrass Thai–253 S. Santa Fe Ave. (Thai) Closed Sun (and closed from 3 to 5 pm weekdays).  I think this is one of the top 2 or 3 Thai places in OKC (and is a little more upscale than most of the others). Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

Signature Grill–1317 E. Danforth Rd. (Fine Dining) Dinner only (closed Sun & Mon). Reputed to be the best fine dining restaurant in OKC. It does not meet the cost guideline for being included on this list, but I thought I’d let people know in case they want to try it. Map (Dining room is open 8-19-22)

Simply Falafel–343 S. Blackwelder Ave. (Middle Eastern) Open daily except Sun evening.  The best feature about this restaurant is probably that it is a one-man operation, so every time you go the food will be the same. My experience was that it was very good. Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

SushiThai Delight –925 W. IH-35 Frontage Rd (Thai) Closed Mon (and closed from 3 to 4:30 pm weekdays).  Sister restaurant of Thai Delight on Broadway–both restaurants have the same menu and some employees work at both restaurants. I have only been to this location once and had kao soi (curry) that was better than the one at the other location and I thought was the best curry in the OKC metro. I really think it is worth coming here for the kao soi (and probably the other curries as well). I just can’t speak, though, as to whether the stir-fried dishes are better here or at the other Thai Delight. Map (Dining room is open 8-19-22)

Thai Delight–3409 S. Broadway (Thai) Closed Sun (and closed from 3 to 4:30 pm). I think this is probably the best Thai restaurant in the city for stir-fried dishes.  Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)

Wa Ha Ha–801 S. Broadway (Chinese) Open Mon-Sat 11 am to 9 pm.  Handmade noodles–this noodle shop is very unique for Oklahoma. Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

El Reno

Johnnie’s Grill–301 S. Rock Island Ave. (Hamburgers) Closed Sun.  Famous for its onion burgers, but I like the Coney equally well.  Note: Sid’s Diner and Robert’s Grill serve the same type of food and also get good reviews. Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

Sid’s Diner–300 S. Choctaw Ave. (Hamburgers) Open 7 am to 8 pm (closed Sun).  Probably the most popular place in town for onion burgers. Restaurant holds about 30 people, so you might have to wait (but many like it better than Johnnie’s). Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

Midwest City

Monterey Jack’s–801 S. Air Depot Blvd. (Tex-Mex) Open Daily.  I used to eat at the restaurant in The Village area, and appreciated the freshness and flavors even though it is not authentic Mexican and not even traditional Tex-Mex style. On enchiladas, etc. I liked the cheese sauce rather than the chile con queso. Map (Dining room is open 10-7-23)


Great Himalayan–709 N. Moore Ave. (Indian) Closed Tue.  Some Indian people tell me this is the best in the OKC metro. Also has Indo Chinese food. Has buffet for lunch on Sat & Sun. Map (Dining room is open 8-23-22)

Royal Bavaria–3401 S. Sooner Rd. (German) Dinner only (closed Mon.). I really don’t know of any German food I have had anywhere that is better than this. Their standard dishes are very good, but one of the good points of the restaurant is its large menu that includes quite a few items not normally served at German restaurants. Map (Dining room is open 10-7-23)


Luigiano’s–412 W. SH 152 (Italian) Dinner only; lunch & dinner on Sun (closed Mon).  While I think Primo’s in Yukon is excellent for upscale Italian food, this restaurant seems to be good for the “lowbrow” food (lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, etc.). Map (Dining room is open 1-27-22)

Nicoma Park

Jim’s Famous Chicken–10811 NE 23rd St. (American) Closed Sun.  Fried chicken (apparently some of the best in the metro). Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

OG Southern Grill–10901 NE 23rd St. (Puerto Rican).Open Daily.  Has Puerto Rican and Southern food (catfish, mac & cheese, gumbo, etc.). The PR food seems to be particularly good. Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)


Fusion Cafe–760 W. Main St. (Korean) Closed Sun. Probably the best Korean food I have had. Spicy potato stew is good. (This restaurant was formerly in Moore). Map (Fusion Cafe combined with Wing It–dining room is open 2-2-24)

Juan Del Fuego–223 34th Ave. SW (New Mexican) Open 7 am to 2 pm (closed Mon & Tue). Reviewers say the food is primarily Santa Fe style. Popular for breakfast (huevos rancheros are popular). Apparently the owner used to cook at The Diner (and has a popular New Mexico style green chile burrito that he brought with him to this restaurant). Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Mr Hui–1522 W. Lindsey St. (Chinese) Closed Tue. In the same building as the now closed Bashu Legends (which had authentic Beijing and Sichuan food). Reviewers say Mr Hui is still somewhat authentic, serves food that is somewhat similar to Bashu Legends, but the owner is Taiwanese and the food has changed–some think it is disappointing compared to Bashu Legends but still good compared to other Chinese restaurants in the city. Has xiao long bao, hot pot, and other authentic items. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Ole Town Gyros & Kabob–402 E. Main St. (Persian) Closed Sat & Sun.  Supposedly it has authentic Iranian food (but in the reviews most people just mention the gyros). Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

Thai Delight–761 S. Jenkins Ave. (Thai) Closed Mon. (closed from 3 to 4:30 pm).  Owners are related to the people who have Thai Delight in Edmond (which to me is a good recommendation). Has a large sushi menu (but I’m recommending Thai food based on my experience in Edmond). Reviews indicate that kao soi is one of the best dishes (as I think it is at Sushi Thai Delight in Edmond). Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Thai Thai–3522 24th Ave. NW (Thai) Closed Mon (and closed from 3 to 4:30 pm).  My friends say this is the best & most authentic Thai in Norman. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

The Diner–213 E. Main St. (American) Open daily (breakfast & lunch only). Blueberry pancakes, brisket hash. Has several Mexican/Southwest dishes including huevos rancheros and a green chile cheeseburger. At one time I heard that it had a green chile burrito (like ones in Albuquerque). Now, though, the burrito has “ranchero sauce.” Apparently one of the cooks left and opened his own restaurant (Juan Del Fuego) and may have taken this dish with him (in any case the menu for The Diner posted on the Internet no longer has a green chile burrito). Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Oklahoma City

Bedlam Bar-B-Q–610 NE 50th St. (BBQ) Closed Sun evening.  Generally considered as one of the best BBQ places in OKC. Chopped brisket and ribs seem to be the favorite items, but apparently everything is prepared the way it should be. Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

Billy Sims Barbecue–6401 Northwest Expwy. (BBQ) Open Daily. This and Swadley’s are the two “chain” barbecue restaurants I visit most frequently. Ribs, pulled pork and chicken are my favorite items here. Also I think the sauce is better than at Swadley’s and most if not all other BBQ places. Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

Brielle’s Bistro–2037 S. Meridian Ave (Cajun) Closed Sun evening..  Very good reviews on both Google Maps and OKC Talk. I think some of the food is Creole rather than Cajun, but the blackened catfish, crawfish etouffee, gumbo, and red beans and rice look like they are the real deal (and many of the other dishes have good reviews as well). Map (Dining room is open 10-7-23)

Cafe Kacao–3325 N. Classen Blvd. (Guatemalan) Breakfast & lunch only (open daily).  Some say this and Juan del Fuego in Norman are the best Latin style breakfast restaurants in the Metro. Reviews are quite good for Cafe Kacao (but it is crowded and service can be slow). Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse–1309 S. Agnew Ave. (Steaks) Open Daily (including breakfast). Historic restaurant that has an atmosphere that almost makes it worth the trip for that alone. It used to be great, but now I think it depends on what you order (my family, friends, and I like the filet, T-bone, and rib eye). Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)

Cheever’s–2409 N. Hudson Ave. (American) Open Daily. Semi-upscale atmosphere with very good food (and a good bang for the buck). This would be my number one recommendation for someone visiting the city and wanting a general menu (not ethnic food, BBQ, or a steakhouse). I was disappointed in their Mexican food, though. Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Chow’s–3033 N. May Ave. (Chinese) Closed Tue.  Authentic Cantonese/ Hong Kong style food.  Chinese style lunch specials are a good bargain.  For upscale food I especially like the fish (such as steamed fish with ginger and scallions). Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Chuanyu Fusion–7011 W. Hefner Rd. (Chinese) Closed Mon.  Authentic Sichuan food in the suburbs has made a big hit with the local area. I really liked the Chongqing diced chicken. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Chuck House–4430 NW 10th St. (American) Open daily10:30 am to 9 pm.  Pretty much the consensus favorite place for chicken fried steak in OKC (although Charleston’s and I imagine other restaurants have a more upscale and less traditional version that is very good). Map (Dining room is open 1-20-22)

Clark Crew BBQ–3510 NW Expressway (BBQ) Open Daily.  Owner’s award winning barbecue is now being served in this new restaurant. I liked the chicken and brisket, but ribs are probably the most popular meat. I think the cornbread alone makes it worth coming. Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)

Cous Cous–6165 N. May Ave. (Moroccan) Open daily 11 am to 11 pm or later.  I recommend the tagines or other specials (posted on a board). Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Dot Wo–3000 W. Memorial Rd. (Chinese) Closed Mon.  Has one of the largest menus of authentic Chinese food in the city. For one of my favorites, the tofu clay pot with pork or vegetables, I think it is the best in town. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

El Asadero–2703 S. Western Ave. (Mexican) Open Daily.  Recommended to me by good sources (Jalisco style enchiladas, chile relleno, carne asada, chicken, salsa). Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

Florence’s–1437 NE 23rd St. (Soul Food) Open 11 am to 6 pm.  People like the restaurant not because it is a novelty (soul food) but because it is really good Southern cooking. Reviewers say it is best to come before 2 pm because they run out of some items before this time (food is freshly cooked and when they run out that is it for the day). Map (Dining room is open 8-19-22)

Four J’s–2920 S. Agnew Ave. (Lao) Closed Mon.  Restaurant with very good reviews (I think largely from people who had not previously tried Lao food). Also has Thai food (which gets equally good reviews). Map (Takeout only 1-7-22)

Fung’s Kitchen–3231 N. Classen Blvd. (Chinese) Closed Tue.  One of the top Cantonese style authentic restaurants in OKC. Has dim sum on weekends, but I think the best items are from the regular menu. Map (Dining room is open 12-27-21)

Golden Phoenix–2728 N. Classen Blvd. (Vietnamese & Chinese) Open Daily.  The menu is half Chinese and half Vietnamese. Building was rebuilt after a fire and the menu was revamped as well (now I rate the Chinese food as good as the Vietnamese–both are among the best in the city).  Note: they now have restaurants in Midwest City and Shawnee. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Goro Ramen–3000 Paseo St. (Japanese) Open Daily.  Home of some very delicious ramen. I really liked the spicy miso ramen but I haven’t tried the others. Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Grand House–2701 N. Classen Blvd. (Chinese) Open Daily.  Has an authentic Cantonese menu, and I find it to be good quality. Some look down on it because it has a large Americanized menu, but food from the Chinese menu is very competitive with the other restaurants. It also has the most upscale dining room of the Asian District choices (prices are a little on the high side because of this but I feel that you do get good quality food and service). A bonus is that they sell cakes from La Baguette. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

Interurban–11316 W. Reno Ave. (American) Open Daily.  Mostly serves hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, etc. Has one of my favorite hamburgers in OKC (I get it with barbecue sauce). There are several locations in Oklahoma but this is the only one in OKC (but there are ones in Edmond & Norman). Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Jo-Bawbs’s BBQ–7921 Northside Dr. (BBQ) Open 11 am to 6 pm (closed Sun & Mon).  A large number of people on the OKC Talk forum think this is the best BBQ in OKC. Best items are said to be brisket, burnt ends, ribs, and mac & cheese. Dining room is small and I think much of the business is take-out. Reviewers say sometimes you need to come before 11am or a short time afterwards in order to get the food you want. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

Leo’s Barbeque–625 NE 36th St. (BBQ) Closed Sun.  This is considered to be among the best BBQ in OKC. I thought the best items were the ribs and strawberry banana cake (which is served free with every meal). The sauce was also very good but the weak point was the sides. Now located in the new Homeland Grocery Store. Map (Dining room is open 2-24-22)

Ma Der Lao Kitchen–1634 N. Blackwelder Ave. (Lao) Closed Sun & Mon.  Lao restaurant that is not only very popular, but has some of the best ratings of any restaurant of any kind in the city. Map (Dining room is open 1-7-22)

Naan–12215 N. Pennsylvania Ave. (Indian)  Open daily 11 am to 9 pm.  Serves South Indian food that I think is west coast quality. In addition it still has the North Indian food from Ajanta, the restaurant that was formerly in this building. The channa masala (the same that was served at Ajanta) is the best I have had anywhere. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Nunu’s–3131 W. Memorial Rd. (Lebanese) Closed Sun.  Tops in OKC for cabbage rolls, lentil soup, tabouli, and fatoosh salad. Daily specials are very good such as the eggplant casserole on alternate Thursdays and meat pie every Tuesday. Hashwa and hummous are among my favorite dishes here. The vegetarian sampler plate gives a large variety of very good food at a good price. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

Oodles of Noodles & Dumplings–13325 N. MacArthur Blvd. (Chinese) Closed Sun & Wed.  Very highly rated. Noodle soup is popular. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

Packard’s New American Kitchen–201 NW 10th St. (New American) Closed Sun evening & Mon.  I get the feeling this is not a destination restaurant, but it is a very good one surrounded by other very good restaurants within a few blocks. Popular items here are mac & cheese, grilled pork filet, red lentil curry, veggie sandwich, and really quite a few others. Map (Dining room is open 8-19-22)

Paseo Grill–2909 Paseo St. (American) Closed Sat lunch & Sun.  Always voted one of the top restaurants of the city. Has excellent steaks, but there are a number of alternatives that people also recommend. Salads and mushroom soup are highly recommended. (Some long time OKC residents will also remember that this building was the original El Charrito Restaurant). Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Pho Cuong–3016 N. Classen Blvd. (Vietnamese) Closed Mon.  I think this may be the best pho in OKC. Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Picasso Cafe–3009 Paseo St. (New American) Open daily except Sun evening.  Popular restaurant with some upscale dishes and some ordinary ones that are just prepared very well. It is also said to “take vegetarian cooking seriously” (which is what it takes to prepare really good vegetarian food). Map (Dining room and patio are open 1-6-22)

Ranch Steakhouse–3000 W. Britton Rd. (Steaks) Dinner only (open daily).  $$$$ (but worth it).  Probably has the best steaks in OKC (and the OKC steaks are good enough to qualify as a regional specialty). Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Saffron–3627 N. Portland Ave. (Indian) Open daily (closed from 2 to 4 pm weekdays).  Authentic and high quality Indian food that is at a whole different level than the buffet food that has traditionally been found at the city’s Indian restaurants. Map (Dining room is open 8-19-22)

Szechuan Bistro–1010 W. Memorial Rd. (Chinese) Closed Mon.  Good quality Sichuanese cuisine (along with some American style favorites for those who do not want spicy food). Upscale decor. Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Taj–1500 NW 23rd St. (Indian) Closed Sun.  Buffet is very good, and food ordered from the menu is even better. Specializes in southern Indian cuisine. At lunch, though, only the buffet is available (cannot order from the menu). Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)

Tamashii Ramen–321 NW 8th St. (Japanese) Open Daily.  Reviewers say the ramen is off the charts good (the spicy ramen and tonkatsu are most popular). Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Tokyo–7516 N. Western Ave. (Japanese) Lunch Tue-Sat; dinner Tue-Sun (and closed from 2 to 5 pm).  Very good and authentic Japanese food. I especially like the “Happy Lunch” with salmon teriyaki. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

Upper Crust–1205 NW 178th St. (Pizza) Open Daily.  In my recent experience this was the best pizza I tried. It is New York style. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

VII Asian Bistro–2900 N. Classen Blvd. (Vietnamese) Closed Sun.  Some people I know in the Vietnamese community have said this is one of the top restaurants in town for pho and other Vietnamese cuisine. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Vito’s–7521 N. May Ave. (Italian) Dinner only (closed Sun). This has consistently been one of my two favorites (along with Papa Dio’s in The Village). Menu includes Kansas City/ St. Louis style favorites (such as chicken spedini). I especially like the eggplant parmesan, Italian sausage, and chicken scalloppine. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Zabb Thai–5900 W. Memorial Rd. (Thai) Closed Sun.  Very highly rated Thai food. The fact that they serve kao soi makes me think it is worth trying. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)


Phoenix Asian Cuisine–318 Edmond Rd. NE (Chinese) Closed Tue.  This is the new version of Grand Village which was on NW 23rd in OKC, and was one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in the city. Reviews say the new restaurant is still as good as the original. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

The Village

1492 New World Latin Cuisine–9213 N. Penn Place (Mexican) Open Daily.  Menu has recently changed. It has dropped several of the authentic Mexican dishes, but still serves upscale Latin American dishes that are very good. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Johnnie’s–2652 W. Britton Rd. (Hamburgers) Open daily 11 am to 9 pm.  Charcoal broiled burgers are worth trying, but what I like even better is the Johnnie’s sauce. I usually get the veggie burger here (it is great with Johnnie’s sauce). Map (Dining room is open 11-11-21)

ND Foods–2632 W. Britton Rd. (Deli) Open daily except Sun evening.  I feel like this is a really special sandwich and lunch place. It also serves dinner but probably the heaviest meals they have are chicken pot pie and stuffed bell peppers (which are also my favorite items here). The freshness and quality set it apart from many other places. The menu changes daily so there is a good variety, but every menu item is rotating so there is always a chance to come back to enjoy your favorite items again. Map (Dining room is open 2-24-22)

Papa Dio’s–10712 N. May Ave. (Italian) Dinner only (open Wed-Sat only).  Has some outstanding dishes, such as chicken cacciatore, spaghetti cacciatore, chicken piccata, and Papa’s salad. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Tana Thai–10700 N. May Ave. (Thai) Open Daily. This has been one of my favorite restaurants because I have been going at lunch when it is cheaper, and I know what to order (pad thai, green curry, basil dishes, etc.). Map (Dining room is open 1-6-22)

Warr Acres

Abel’s–5822 NW 50th St. (Mexican).Open daily 11 am to 11 pm (after 9 pm only serves the street taco menu).  Skip the Americanized dishes and try the large variety of authentic dishes from the menu or the “special menu” (with tacos, quesadillas, gorditas, or tortas).  Tacos al pastor are especially good.  Also has some of the best enchiladas in OKC (but order the authentic Mexican ones). Note: after 9 pm you get the “special menu” at a cheaper price, but it comes without the chips, salsa, and other extras normally served with meals. Map (Dining room is open 2-2-24)

Charm Thai–5805 NW 50th St. (Thai) Open 11 am to 8 pm (closed Sun & Wed).  One of my favorite Thai places in OKC. All items are good, but I particularly like the ginger stir-fry and the pad prik khing. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

Travel By Taste–4818 N. MacArthur Blvd. (Persian) Closed Sun-Mon.  Restaurant and deli (deli items are fresh and delicious). “Specialty Dishes” on the menu are the restaurant’s Persian specialties (they are also Halal). I like the ghormeh sabzi and khoresh bedemjan. Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)


Green Chile Kitchen–12 E. Main St. (New Mexican) Closed Sun & Mon.  Serves Santa Fe, New Mexico style food. I think they are pretty successful with some items (green chile stew, sopaipilla, chips, salsa). Other are not very much like the ones in New Mexico (chile relleno). The green enchiladas are in the middle (not terribly authentic but good enough to be enjoyable). Map (Dining room is open 1-7-22)

Primo’s–1215 Garth Brooks Blvd. (Italian) Open Daily.  Italian food that I think is big city quality, but at moderate prices. I particularly like the chicken picatta. Map (Dining room is open 8-19-22)

Vladislava’s Czech Bakery & Cafe–422 W. Main St. (Czech) Breakfast and Lunch Tue-Sun; Dinner Fri & Sat. I always wondered why Yukon did not have a Czech restaurant, and this one opened in 2021. Reviewers recommend the schnitzel lunch and the kolaches. Owner is from the Czech Republic, and you get the authentic Czech version (now is mostly sandwiches and pastries). Map (Dining room is open 3-11-24)

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James Beard Foundation America’s Classics

The following are locally owned restaurants that are distinguished by their timeless appeal, and which serve quality food that represents the character of their communities:

  • Oklahoma City: Florence’s–1437 NE 23rd St.

Closed (Formerly on the Restaurant Guide)

  • Cafe do Brasil–440 NW 11th St. Oklahoma City (closed 2023) Brazilian restaurant with a varied menu–some of the best Latin American food in OKC.
  • Camilya’s–10942 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City (closed 2021) Lebanese and Syrian cuisine. One of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in the city. The same menu and recipes are still available at Jerusalem Restaurant in Edmond.
  • Chada Thai–1324 N. Interstate Dr., Norman (closed 2022) Thai restaurant with a large selection of items and seemingly excellent quality.
  • Chibugan–4738 SE 29th St., Del City (closed 2023) Filipino food that reviewers said was authentic and I thought was very good.
  • Ingrid’s–3701 N. Youngs Ave., Oklahoma City (closed 2022) German food with enough American style sandwiches and other items to make it a popular hangout for a wide variety of customers. Pastries were especially good (they were German style without the American super-sweetness.
  • Museum Cafe–415 Couch Dr., Oklahoma City (closed 2020) Specialized in upscale lunches next door to the art museum (but the museum has taken over the space and serves pastries here).
  • Pho Ca Dao–2431 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City (closed 2021) The only place in OKC where I have had what I believe to be authentic Vietnamese fish sauce.
  • The Heat–1319 S. Broadway, Edmond (closed 2021) Chicago style pizza that lived up to its billing.

Camilya’s–10942 N. May Ave. (Middle Eastern) Closed Sat & Sun. One of the top Lebanese/ Syrian style restaurants in OKC.  Meats are especially flavorful, juicy, high quality, and every other positive description I can give. Restaurant is small and closes at 8 pm. Map (Dining room is open 12-11-21)


James Beard Foundation (America’s Classics Award Winners)

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OKC Talk

Oklahoma Gazette

Oklahoman (Food Dude) (former web site which I used for preliminary research)

Yelp (Oklahoma City)


6 thoughts on “Restaurant Guide–Oklahoma City

    • If you mean chili sauce without the meat, I have not personally run across this. I will keep an eye out for it, though.

      Are you thinking of a bowl of chili without meat or something like a hot dog with just the chili sauce and not the meat? If so, there should be something like this but I just can’t think of any offhand. For Mexican restaurants there are several that have enchiladas with red or green chile and no meat, but I don’t think this is the question you are asking (I’m just trying to come up with something that might help).

      • Thanks for the reply. Yes I meant chili sauce with no meat. I haven’t been able to find it either but thought if anyone knew it would be you!

  1. For middle eastern food Camilyas is good but I prefer Nunu’s hashwa, cabbage rolls, and sfeeha (meat pies). Nunu’s has more authentic Lebanese food.

    • These are among my favorites at Nunu’s as well. If I am not mistaken the meat pie is only available on Wednesdays, but I will be glad to correct this if someone has better information (I think they may also have it on weekends).

      • Correction–The meat pie is a special on Tuesday. If they don’t sell out there will be some available on Wednesday as well.

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