Fort Wayne, Indiana has numerous dining options for those that love Italian, Mexican, and Chinese cuisine. However, if you’re looking for something a little bit off the beaten path, Fort Wayne has that, too. 

Here are a few different options for ethnic cuisine for those that want to take their taste buds on a culinary adventure.

The Best Ethnic Cuisine in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

6410 W. Jefferson Blvd#9b, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Mon-Sat: 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm
Sun: 11am-3pm and 5pm-9pm

You can find a variety of traditional Indian dishes at the Taj Mahal in Fort Wayne, and they have a popular lunch buffet. Specialties include their Chicken Curry, Mattar Paneer, and Paneer Masala. Don’t hesitate to eat the food Indian-style, by ordering Naan bread and using it to scoop up the delicious rice and meat dishes. They also have a vegetarian section for those that want to grab a quick meal that is meat-free.

Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine

2805 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tues-Sun: 11am-9pm
Closed Mondays

If you want truly exotic cuisine, this is the place to try. Queen of Sheba offers traditional Ethiopian recipes of beef, poultry, and goat entrees that you can share, all served in a cozy restaurant with Ethiopian decor. Many that have visited this restaurant have raved over their lamb tips, as well as their vegetarian entrees. Make sure to order coffee, as you get to watch a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. For more on what you can expect at Queen of Sheba, check out this review.

Baan Thai

3235 N. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tues-Fri: 11am-2 pm & 5pm-9pm
Sat: 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-9:30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

If you want Thai food served in a cozy and casual environment, then head over to Baan Thai restaurant. Their specialties include Thai Amazing Chicken, Tofu Duck Curry, and Nam Sod, served with rice or noodles. If you enjoy spicy food, you will love their dishes. However, you can still invite friends and family that don’t share your love of spice, as they have a variety of non-spicy dishes, as well.

Reader Suggestions

El Salvador Restaurant

515 E Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tues-Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 10am-8pm
Closed on Monday

Salvadoran cuisine in the heart of Fort Wayne. 

Mahnin Asian Restaurant

2701 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm
Closed on Tuesday

This cozy restaurant serves the cuisine of Burma and Thailand. 

*This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.