Photo Credits: normands_yeg

12 Best Restaurants in Edmonton To Dine & What To Order (2024)

Your hunt for the best restaurants in Edmonton ends here!

Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is not only famous for its wonderful wilderness but also widely known for its diverse cuisine, ranging from Indian, Italian, Korean, Japanese to Mexican, Vietnamese, and so on! 

Just like you, we too are super delighted to explore the whole inspiration of flavours and fare from all around the world gathering at Edmonton! Wait no longer, below are the 12 best restaurants in Edmonton guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

Give each one a try if you can, because they are all worth it!

If you’re in a hurry, check out our top 2 picks – Vivo Ristorante and Normand’s Restaurant.

This article contains affiliate links where we may get a small commission if you click on the link and purchase. No extra cost is added to you.

12. Syphay Restaurant

Having been serving for almost 20 years in Edmonton, Syphay Restaurant is the most decent Thai restaurant you must visit every time you’re in this town. There is a saying that, nothing except perhaps a vacation, can remind you of Thai food more than Syphay.

Settle down with their all-time winners: Tohm Kha (Light Coconut Soup), Pineapple Curry, Pad Thai, and Pineapple Fried Rice.

Tohm Kha comes up with mushrooms, coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaves, and spices, be careful as you’ll have an instant crush on this spicy, slightly sweet, sour and herbal-ish soup! 

Pad Thai might be no stranger to all, but at Syphay, it is more flavourful than ever with chili tamarind sauce and secret mix-spices on top. And the Pineapple Curry can have your heart at once, thanks to its delightful, fresh, and delicious taste!

What to order: Tohm Kha, Tohm Yum, Pineapple Curry, Pad Thai, Pineapple Fried Rice, Pad Curry Seafood.

Address: 9441 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5H 2B2

Website | Instagram | Facebook

11. Bündok

Bündok is a fine Canadian restaurant where you can find some new flavours and experiences for your date nights. With elegant decoration, cozy ambiance, crazy good food, Bündok has always been the apple of our eyes, and we bet it will soon be yours too!

For your first visit here, try the Steelhead Crudo and enjoy that fresh, bouncing texture with a citrusy flavor and small hint of spiciness from basil, chili.

Don’t stop there, but go on with some Grilled Striploin, drizzled with caramelized, garlic-y sauce, which is the star of the show! 

Plus, their Mettwurst Sausage, a basic yet delicious dish, always nails it with a meaty, bold, and finger-licking mustard sauce that has a hint of sweetness to it.

What to order: Steelhead Crudo, Grilled Striploin, Mettwurst Sausage, Gnocchi Parisienne.

Address: 10228 104 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J 1B8

Website | Instagram | Facebook

10. MESOBENA Restaurant

If you’re looking for a place that ain’t like no other, Mesobena Restaurant is on the list!

Serving Ethiopian cuisine in the most casual way, Mesobena is worth your visit not only for the huge variety of delicious dishes that hit the spot but also for the welcoming ambiance and connecting atmosphere.

Don’t leave if you haven’t tried those famous dishes like Key Sir, Gored Gored, Kitfo, or Chacha.

If you love Ethiopian food, then Key Sir might be no stranger, or indeed the soul of this cuisine for its tasty, soft texture, and unique aroma. 

For a taste bud kick, go for Gored Gored. A flavourful beef dish consists of raw cubes of beef, seasoned with niter kibbeh, and local spice blends that create a perfect spicy paste, we must say!  

What to order: Key Sir, Gored Gored, Chacha, Kitfo.

Address: 10810 95 St, Edmonton, AB T5H 2E3

Instagram | Facebook

Looking for a place to stay in Edmonton?

9. Bistro Praha

Anytime you think of European-style dishes, think Bistro Praha! 

This is the place if you want some authentic Goulash, Wiener Schnitzel, and so on in a cozy, homey spot. Why travel when you can experience the whole European cuisine at once at Bistro Praha?

Since their best-sellers include Grilled Chicken “Alcron”, Smoked Pork Shoulder, and Rack of Lamb, we think you might want to start with them as well. 

While the chicken is seasoned and grilled to perfection, and remains tender and juicy, the pork shoulder has a more complicated flavour, which brings so much excitement every time we try it!

Finally, the Rack of Lamb. We can never resist that elegant scent of thyme, rosemary, and garlic when they are cooked together with lamb.

What to order: Hungarian Salami, Bistro Beef Goulash, Smoked Pork Shoulder, Grilled Chicken “Alcron”, Rack of Lamb.

Address: 10117 101 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J 0T4

Website | Instagram

8. Padmanadi

Padmanadi Restaurant is heaven for vegetarians and vegans in Edmonton. Operating for nearly 20 years, Padmanadi has gained a reputation of being one of the best eateries in town with Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian plant-based dishes.

Come and immerse yourself in this zen sanctuary with a cozy, relaxing feel.

Their menu is super extensive but you can  start with their signature Vegetable Spring Rolls, which are golden and crispy, come filled with shredded veggies, and are served with a sweet-sour plum dipping sauce. No dish can be more mouth-watering than this one!

Don’t forget to have some Ginger Beef because you can’t easily find this  gem elsewhere.

Made from soy beef strips and cooked in sweet bell peppers, and tangy ginger sauce, Ginger Beef is finger-licking good with that savoury, spicy, slightly sweet taste!

Pro-tip: they do have monthly buffets, where you can get a bit of everything they serve on the menu. 

What to order: Vegetable Spring Rolls, Deep-Fried Wontons, Ginger Beef, Teriyaki Chicken, Tom Yum Fish.

-10740 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2S3
-106, 6925 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2J1

Website | Instagram | Facebook


Using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation, RGE RD is inspired by dinners of family gatherings and neighbours on farms, strongly focused on wood fire cookery and whole animal butchery.

Here, you’ll find the simplest yet tastiest dishes to be enjoyed in a  connecting vibe and super friendly ambiance!

In case you need a guide, Bison Tartare and BC Ling Cod are some good choices to start with. The classic tartare, with red cabbage sauerkraut and brown cheese,  is meaty, bold, delicious, and acidic in every bite!

While the cod is fatty, rich, and comes with the perfect accompaniments to balance the taste profile.

What to order: Bison Tartare, BC Ling Cod, Fromage Blanc Crème Brûlée Kitchen Board.

Address: 10643 – 123 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 1Z1

Website | Instagram | Facebook

6. Sabor Restaurant

You can’t find anywhere more European-inspired than Sabor Restaurant, and that is the truth. Combining Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian cuisine in one place, you can always find yourself a favourite dish when visiting Sabor.

With a rustic yet elegant atmosphere, along with live music every weekend, Sabor is undoubtedly your next go-to!

If you haven’t tried their Creme de Marisco, you haven’t been to Sabor. This rich, creamy, slightly sweet seafood bisque can be a heavenly entree with such perfect harmony in taste profile. Your taste buds are going to thank you for this!

Keep your journey going with the Signature Lobster Risotto, and enjoy the fresh, flavorful taste of the sea – a true masterpiece!

The Lamb Rack, with individually roasted chops and smoky eggplant curry puree, is melt-in-the-mouth delicious!

What to order: Creme de Marisco, Seafood Paella, Signature Lobster Risotto, Lamb Rack, Smoked Duck Carpaccio.

Address: 109 10220 103 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

Website | Instagram | Facebook

5. Tzin Wine & Tapas

Tzin Wine & Tapas is the most charming wine and tapas bar in Edmonton for date nights.

Offering an extensive wine list from around the world, this place would win your heart in an instant with its stunning food & drink, romantic ambiance, and cozy atmosphere.

Don’t leave without trying their Beef Meatballs, which are juicy, tender, and surprisingly tasty with garlic, herbs, and some creamy and earthy tahini sauce.

Or you can also try the Paella, the simple yet mouth-watering choice of all time!

At Tzin, it comes with spicy lamb merguez, jollof rice, yellow pepper salsa, and minted yoghurt to cool off the spice, creating a balanced taste that you can’t find elsewhere!

What to order: Beef Meatballs, Paella, Patatas Bravas

Address: 10115 104 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9

Website | Instagram | Facebook

4. Dang Good Restaurant

Wondering how the authentic taste of Vietnamese food will be? Pay a visit to Dang Good Restaurant!

We have always loved Dang Good for its comforting Vietnamese food, friendly service, extensive choices, and clean-cute decoration. We bet you will too!

They are all too good to point out any specific dishes, but the signature dishes of Dang Good are Pho Beef Saté, Coconut Seafood Soup, and Deep-fried Spring Rolls. People are lining up for these! 

The Pho Beef Saté is the best-seller with a flavourful broth with hints of herbs, beef fillet, rice noodle, and spicy peanut soup. The more you eat, the more the flavours grow in your palate! 

Their Deep-Fried Spring Rolls are fried to perfection with ground pork, veggies, and cellophane noodles inside; dip them in their secret fish sauce to truly taste the bomb!

What to order: Pho Beef Saté, Wonton Soup, Coconut Seafood Soup, Deep-fried Spring Rolls, Mango Salad, Fresh Salad Rolls.

Address: 13308-118 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5L 2L8

Website | Facebook

3. Uccellino

Nestled in the heart of Edmonton, Uccellino is where you can find some of the most modern and creative Italian dishes in the neighbourhood.

Besides serving numerous choices of Italian dishes, you can also experience their Tasting Menu available every night (full of surprise, we have to admit). 

Consistently good food, charming decoration, elegant atmosphere, enough reasons to pay a visit!

Settle down with their famous Arancini, Pollo Al Mattone, and House-made Goat Ricotta Crostini, you can never go wrong! 

The arancini, without a doubt, can easily seduce your palate with its gooey, cheesy, and crispy texture.

While the Pollo Al Mattone comes up with the crispiest chicken skin and most decent aroma ever; that Goat Ricotta Crostini is probably the most simplistic but stunning dish of all. 

What to order: Aranchini, House-made Goat Ricotta Crostini, Pollo Al Mattone, Paccheri

Address: 10349 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Website | Instagram 

2. Normand’s Restaurant

Searching for a fine dining experience in Edmonton? Normand’s Restaurant is second to none!

Offering a wide variety of exclusive French dishes, cozy ambiance, and relaxed atmosphere, how can we not choose Normand’s for a special night, or whenever you feel like treating yourself? This place ticks all the boxes!

Never miss their signature – Wild Mushroom Cream – for starters. Trust us, this rich, deep soup is the pure essence of mushroom and probably to-die-for! 

Keep going with the AAA Alberta 6oz Filet Mignon that is nicely cooked and perfectly paired with peppercorn sauce on top. Juicy and tasty as ever!

Seasonal Curried Vegetables, with 2 styles, is also a good choice. You can choose either the curried cream or curried tomato sauce, they both taste like heaven! 

What to order: Wild Mushroom Cream, AAA Alberta 6oz Filet Mignon, Seasonal Curried Vegetables, Alberta Wild Boar Ribs.

Address: 11639 Jasper Ave Nw Edmonton, AB T5K 0M9

Website | Instagram | Facebook

1. Vivo Ristorante

Bringing back the traditional Italian taste to modern life, Vivo Ristorante is our all-time favourite spot for family gatherings with stunning Italian food, served in large bowls and platters that are meant to be shared with others. Come for the food, and stay for the homey, cozy, and warm atmosphere! 

Everything is simply delicious by all means, but what really stands out are their Rigatoni, Capesante, and the famous Cavoletti di Bruxelles! 

The rigatoni comes with homemade pork sausage cooked in red wine, spicy tomato sauce, and lemon mascarpone. This dish tastes so much like heaven that you might want to lick the plate!

The Capesante, pan-seared jumbo scallops, are no less mouth-watering, you will soon be seduced by that mildly sweet flavour, caramelized crust, together with the parsnip puree that complements the scallops nicely.

What to order: Rigatoni, Capesante, Capesante, Cavoletti di Bruxelles, Risotto all’ Aragosta

Address: 18352 Lessard Rd Edmonton, AB T6M 2W8

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Edmonton is rising and becoming the place to go in Alberta thanks to the inventive, creative gastronomy. You will find yourself falling in love with the Italian cuisine in every bite of pasta, or simply adore Canadian restaurants that turn age-old recipes into magical stuff with punchy flavors.

Any time you have a chance to drop a visit to Edmonton, don’t forget to give these options a try! Keep yourself updated with our choices for the best restaurants in Calgary.