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In addition to classic southern fare, Asheville, NC, serves up world class cuisine from outstanding global and fusion restaurants with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Within just a few city blocks you can get a taste of the world! (Feature photo: Chai Pani)

Whether you’re in the mood for award-winning Indian street food, authentic Meditterranean, global curries, traditional Ethiopian, Japanese fare, Asian fusion, or something from another corner of the world, satisfy your craving in Asheville. Enjoy global eats with a side of southern hospitality for an unforgettable dining experience. You could say it’s the best of both worlds! 

Best Places for Fusion & Global Cuisine in Asheville

Jerusalem Garden

Transport your senses to faraway lands with authentic made-from-scratch Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes in an intimate, ambient space with stained glass windows. Enjoy live music and belly… read more

Transport your senses to faraway lands with authentic made-from-scratch Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes in an intimate, ambient space with stained glass windows. Enjoy live music and belly dancing every Friday and Saturday evening. 78 Patton Ave

Nine Mile

This casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant with two locations in West Asheville features Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, daily specials, and desserts. Enjoy a variety of… read more

This casual full-service vegetarian-friendly restaurant with two locations in West Asheville features Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, daily specials, and desserts. Enjoy a variety of local microbrews and wine. Open daily 11:30 AM-10 PM. 751 Haywood Rd

Heiwa Shokudo

This casual and cozy bistro serves sushi, stir-fries, dumplings, soups and other Japanese fare with an organic, non-GMO focus. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Enjoy the outdoor patio! 87… read more

This casual and cozy bistro serves sushi, stir-fries, dumplings, soups and other Japanese fare with an organic, non-GMO focus. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Enjoy the outdoor patio! 87 N Lexington Ave.

Chai Pani Asheville

Taste and sample Indian street food like you’ve never had before at this critically acclaimed Asheville restaurant, where James Beard Award-winning Chef and Owner Meherwan Irani crafts delectable… read more

Taste and sample Indian street food like you’ve never had before at this critically acclaimed Asheville restaurant, where James Beard Award-winning Chef and Owner Meherwan Irani crafts delectable dishes for locals and visitors!  

Chai Pani relocated to 32 Banks Avenue in Asheville's South Slope — the former Buxton Hall Barbecue space — on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

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