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Aji Peruvian Restaurant has a large selection of vegetarian dishes, including Tacu Tacu Tofu, a rice and pinto bean patty topped with marinated tofu and pan-fried. It is served with salsa criolla.
Aji Peruvian Restaurant has a large selection of vegetarian dishes, including Tacu Tacu Tofu, a rice and pinto bean patty topped with marinated tofu and pan-fried. It is served with salsa criolla.

AVERAGE MEAL PRICES

$: $10 and under

$$: $10 to $15

$$$: $15 and up

Global cuisine is on the rise in Chattanooga. From Greek favorites at the Acropolis to pineapple chicken dishes at Thai restaurants, the choices are delightfully international.

Acropolis

2213 Hamilton Place Blvd.

899-5341

American food with Greek flavor. Favorites include the Spanakopita, Stuffed Eggplant and Moussaka. $$

Aji Peruvian Restaurant

9413 Apison Pike

396-3919

Peruvian restaurant, whose name means chile pepper in Spanish, offers 12 chicken or steak entrees, four fish entrees and nine vegetarian entrees, plus rotisserie chicken in whole, half or quarter portions. There are also five salads, seven starters, four sandwich/fries combinations, eight sides and four desserts. $$

Ankar's Express Cafe

6016 Shallowford Road (in Friar's Branch)

499-2233

A deli with a slant toward health-ful options. Great salad bar, with salads prepared for you. $

Brewhaus

224 Frazier Ave.

531-8490

This relatively new North Shore restaurant offers German and European favorites with a modern, Southern spin. $$

Back Inn Cafe

412 E. Second St.

265-5033, ext. 1

The menu features elegant global cuisine. Outstanding view of the Tennessee River. Indoor and outdoor seating available. $$

English Rose

1401 Market St.

265-5900

A delicious array of British specialties -- English teas, steak pies, cottage pie, Dover sole stuffed with scallops and crab meat, and Cornish turnovers. $

Genghis Grill

138 Market St.

634-1188

You get to pick your meal, literally. Diners can choose their own meat from steak to seafood, then your vegetables from a wide assortment of choices, then your spices and sauces. It's stir-fried on a massive grill, then delivered to your table steaming hot. Fun for the family. $$

India Mahal

5970 Brainerd Road

510-9651

Authentic Indian specialties served buffet-style during lunch. Full menu for dinner including Saag Paneer and Chicken Tiki Masala. $

La Cabriole

1341 Burgess Road

821-0350

Seven-course French dinners offered in quaint country setting, served with fine linens and china and soft French music in the background. The selections include Carre 'd' Agneau a 'l' Ail (rack of lamb with garlic), Nol au Nent (veal with white sauce served in a pastry shell) and Cote de Porc Belle Normande (pork chop with apples). Reservations only. $$$

Old Saigon

2601 Dayton Blvd.

876-0322

Some of the best Vietnamese specialties in town, with a wide range of Pho selections. $

Rain Thai Bistro

6933 Lee Highway

386-5586

Lab Gai is the house specialty at this East Brainerd restaurant, where you'll also find classic Thai curries, Rain Thai fried rice and Nam Sod. $

Rice Box

3600 Hixson Pike, Suite 104

305-0855

Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes among the many selections available, including raw and cooked sushi. Also, choose from soups, hot and cold appetizers and desserts. A "Healthy Food" category features steamed items. $

Seoul

6231 Perimeter Place Drive

855-9113

Korean and Vietnamese dishes combine garlic, soy sauce, sesame, fish and vegetable into a variety of dishes. Diners can try seafood and vegetable pancakes as an appetizer, cod soup, spicy octopus and squid, but also stir-fry items with beef, chicken or pork. Plus specialty side dishes. $

Sitar

200 Market St.

894-9696

Bold flavors available at downtown Indian restaurant. Lunch buffet offers six to eight entrees and items to flavor your dishes, while dinner menu has the entrees available at lunch and more. For a variety of items, try the Special Combination Dinner. $$

Sweet Basil

5845 Brainerd Road

485-8836

Complete Thai menu, including Chicken Satay, Pad Thai and vegetarian dishes. No MSG. $$

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

423 Market St.

779-3100

Greek-inspired restaurant offers entrees with grilled meat or fish, plus a variety of gyros, salads, daily specials and appetizers such as hummus and dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice, onions and seasonings). $

Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine Bar

105 Frazier Ave

634-0238

Appetizer-size portions of international cuisines from Spain, Italy, France, South America, the Orient and Caribbean. Extensive wine list with more than 80 wines by the glass. Catering available. Menu changes weekly. $$

Thai Garden

685 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe

866-7025

Be adventurous and go beyond Pad Thai. Try the Basil Duck, Red Snapper with Thai Herbs or any of the curry dishes. You can't go wrong. $$

Thai Smile III

219 Market St.

266-2333

Assorted curry dishes and Pineapple-Tangerine Chicken are among the offerings. $

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

4008 St. Elmo Ave.

822-9001

This Thai restaurant has been in town for years, first downtown and now in St. Elmo. Regulars appreciate the "home-cooked" flavors, and they know to get the Pad Thai or the Pineapple Curry Chicken. $