While the selection of ethnically-specialized restaurants does not yet match that of Western capitals, Bratislava has a growing number of good restaurants serving food from around the world.
Fusion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel serves outstanding Asian cuisine. Fou Zoo at Sevcenkova in Petrzalka is a top notch pan-Asian restaurant.
For Chinese, try Palatin on Laurinska, located in the courtyard of a historical building. Around the corner on Frantiskanske Square, you will find the Bamboo Garden. Another popular Chinese restaurant is Jasmin on Zidovska and Shanghai at the Hotel Astra on Prievozska. Numerous other Chinese restaurants are scattered around town.
Croatian is served at the U Mamicky at Palisady, with fresh seafood from the Dalmatian coast prepared on a charcoal grill and seating in a charming summer garden.
Malecon at Namestie Ludovita Stura serves outstanding Cuban dishes with excellent service and an extensive cocktail menu. Havana on Michalska also serves Cuban food.
An authentic Greek Taverna with an extensive menu and friendly service is located at Kosicka.
For Indian, Ashoka at Zivnostenska is popular. Krishna at the Botel Marina is another authentic option. For a cheap and tasty vegan Indian lunch menu visit Govinda restaurant at Obchodna street. Run by the Slovak Hare Krishna community, Govinda offers very tasty Indian meals for a good price. After lunch, try some of the traditional Indian pastries. Ganesh Utsav at Nedbalova, an Ayruvedic restaurant, offers a daily menu and a regular menu in addition for lunches and dinners.
Italian food is available at many locations with varying quality. We recommend Italian-owned Primo Amore restaurant at Kollarovo Square for thin-crust pizza. There has been a recent explosion of classier Italian establishments with much higher prices and quality - family-run Antica Toscana in Rusovce rarely disappoints, La Strada in Zamocka is a solid choice and good value, while its neighbour, La Lanterna draws the fancy, deep-pocketed crowd. Ristorante Italiano da Cono at the Light Park is also very authentic.
For the largest pizza in town, try Pizza Mizza behind the Comenius University on Tallerova, pick your dining time carefully as it tends to fill up fast.
Japanese sushi is growing in popularity. Sushi+ in the Main Square is one of the top venues. Many people find Osaka Sushi Bar in Podunajske Biskupice well worth the short trip. Sushi Bar Tokyo in the city centre on Strakova street is the longest-serving sushi restaurant. The restaurant also serves less-than-authentic Thai food and other Japanese dishes. Sushi Bar Kikaku is located on Gorkeho, behind the Slovak National Theatre.
There are a number of decent Mexican restaurants with varying authenticity and prices. The more up-market El Diablo is located on the Korzo at Sedlarska. Hysteria is a cheaper, more student friendly option and serves up large portions. It is located behind the Ice Rink on Odbojarov.
The most authentic Middle Eastern cuisine can be found at the Arab restaurant Sultan on Mickiewiczova (serves no alcohol). Chez David, a pension and restaurant on Zamocka, serves delicious kosher-style Jewish cuisine.
A Peruvian restaurant Casa Inka has opened on Jegeho.
Tapas are served at the Rambla at Michalska.
Tulip Restaurant on Obchodna is a fast food family restaurant with delicious Turkish food.