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5 Downtown Stockton, California Restaurants with Ethnic Flair

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Downtown Stockton serves up authentic cuisine.

You don't have to travel far for a taste of international cuisine. When it comes to ethnic cuisine, the best, most authentic places usually fly under the radar. These places can be small, and nearly impossible to find at times, but – in the case of the following 5 restaurants – they happen to serve up delicious food. So, if you’re looking for something adventurous in the downtown Stockton, look no further. These are some of the best ethnic eateries in Downtown Stockton.


Kabob & Gyro House

If you're searching for fast and fresh Mediterranean flavors, Kabob & Gyro House is one to visit! You'll dive into popular dishes such as their gyro combo plate and chicken kabob. Open Monday through Friday from 10am to 7:30pm, and on Saturday from 11:30am 7:30pm.  225 E Channel St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 463-3236


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Oh Taste and See It’s Good

Oh Taste and See, It's Good - The name says it all, with an emphasis on home cooking, this authentic soul food restaurant serves up classic neighborhood favorites like chicken wings and fish with mac n' cheese, and green beans. Fair warning: you'll dig into a plate with ridiculously large portions! We suggest calling ahead before you make the visit. Hours vary, open Monday through Friday, from 11 am - 3pm. 133 E Washington St., Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 451-4490


Red Orchids Restaurant

The menu at Red Orchids Restaurant features a wide array of rotating (check their Facebook daily post for up-to-date menu) Filipino dishes and desserts including pancit, lumpia, adobo, and much more. The restaurant is only open for their lunch buffet, Sunday though Friday from 11am-2pm.  126 E Market St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 467-8140


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Thai Thai Restaurant

The restaurant is environmentally authentic, and the same is true with the dishes they serve - did we mention large portion sizes?! Try the fried pineapple rice and the complimentary flavorsome yellow curry. Open daily, Sunday through Saturday, from 11am - 9pm.  222 North El Dorado St, Suite D, (209) 464-2999


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Xochimilco Café

If you're in search for a delicious meal that boasts all the flavors of Mexico, this family-owned hidden gem is your place! Locals talk about their mouth-watering homemade flour tortillas and crispy chicken tacos. Hours vary, open daily 11am to 9pm. 36 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 462-3784


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Need more dining suggestions?

Need more dining recommendations in the area? Check our recommendation for Dining near the Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre and Places to Dine Near the Stockton Arena - both located in Downtown Stockton! 

If you know about a wonderful ethnic eatery or have a favorite we didn't mention, feel free to share it with us at Need dining recommendations? You can text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258.

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