Reno Restaurants

Reno is not well-known for its restaurants or great food, in fact, most visitors make the assumption that there are only buffets in Reno. This is not true, there are dozens of really great restaurants, excellent chefs and food that even folks in the Bay Area keep coming back for.

All-You-Can-Eat sushi is a Reno staple and seems to be unique to the area. You will find several excellent sushi restaurants where you can eat yourself silly for a great price. Lunches at Sushi Club are around $16.95 and dinners are around $24.95. Another popular sushi spot is Hiroba Sushi in the hills above Reno, Sushi Lover near downtown and Ichiban at Harrah's hotel and casino.

For a romantic night out you can splurge at several of these excellent restaurants near downtown including Beaujolais Bistro which serves wonderful French food and wine, the excellent LuLou's serves specialty items like BBQ Quail, Spicy Thai Soup and Tune Tartare and the 4th Street Bistro utilizes fresh produce and herbs from local farmer's in the area.

For something a little more budget-friendly, you can visit El Salvador in the CalAve District or Blue Moon Pizza just down the street. El Salvador has some great deals on their pupusas and combination meals, Blue Moon serves up some great pizza and beer. In the MidTown District head to India Kabab for their $6.95 lunch buffet and don't forget the garlic naan! For some famous grub, visit the Golden Nugget downtown for the Awful Awful burger. This little slice of Heaven won the Food Network's Food Wars Challenge.

To top of a great night, grab some desserts at these places around town. The Steak House at Harrah's has some excellent dessert that you can flambé including Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee. The Chocolate Bar in downtown Reno has everything for the chocoholic (and the martini lover) and Josef's Vienna Bakery will have you drooling for their Tirimasu and Crepes.

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Sushi Club

294 E Moana Ln # 1

The best sushi in town. The sport bar atmosphere does little to detract from the great taste and freshness of the great sushi here. You can get maki and nigiri sushi as well as special rolls. The waitresses are fast with the drinks and the bar is the best place to sit, even though there are plenty of high tables scattered through the restaurant... read more

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India Kabab & Curry

1091 S Virginia St

This unassuming restaurant close to downtown is very popular with locals for their excellent lunch buffet. All standard Indian dishes are featured as well as some great sauces and garlic naan. Try their kher for dessert. The restaurant plays Bollywood music videos all day long and they are fun to watch and dance to... read more

4th Street Bistro

3065 West 4th Street

French organic delights... read more

Lulou's Restaurant

1470 S Virginia St

The fine dining in this restaurant is undone by any other place in Reno. The serving staff is professional, knowledgeable about food and wine and friendly at the same time. Main courses, salads and soups are delicious and the desserts deserved to be written about. Expect to pay at least $100 per person and if you drink their wine make sure you're ready for a major price markup with a $30 corkage fee... read more

El Salvador

517 Forest St

El Salvador serves up excellent Latin food in this small place near California Street. The most popular item being the various forms of pupusa. These little pockets of delight are served with excellent salsa and cole slaw and only cost around $2 each. Other items on the menu include seafood and mixed meat platters. El Salvador also serves up Latin beers and sodas. Outdoor dining is available during nice weather... read more

My Favorite Muffin

340 California Ave

My Favorite Muffin is in a great location on California Avenue just south of downtown. This popular locals spot sells muffins, bagels and excellent bagel sandwiches. They also serve coffee and tea. There are a few outdoor chairs and tables... read more

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Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs

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420 S Sierra St

Eat at the breakfast spot the locals rely on. The crowds at Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs will prove that this place is one of the best in town. Bring your appetite and don't plan on eating the rest of the day...the portions are huge... read more

Little Nugget Diner

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233 N Virginia St
Nugget Casino

If you are awful, awful hungry, then stop by here and try the famous Awful Awful Burger. It's a favorite Reno bargain consisting of a charbroiled half-pound burger atop a mound of seasoned fries for $6.95. The restaurant is always crowded with counter-style seating. The hassle of parking downtown and sitting elbow-to-elbow with the other hungry patrons is quickly forgotten when your food arrives. You can order breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of the day or night. The restaurant accepts cash only... read more

Bangkok Cuisine Authentic Thai Dining: Reno's Original Location

55 Mount Rose Street

Bangkok Cuisine is one of the most popular Thai restaurants in Reno, so popular, they have opened two other locations in town. The original is closest to downtown and has been family run for years. The food is classic Thai that features entrees, salads, soups and desserts. Their lunch specials are a great deal and the Pad Thai is filled with sprouts, original sauce and fresh lime... read more

Blue Moon Gourmet Pizza

190 California Avenue

This small pizza place in the Cal Ave neighborhood serves up pretty good pizza, calzones and beer on tap. Try the Slider (pesto, sundried tomatoes and pine nuts). The crust is thick and dripping with olive oil. Close to downtown without being downtown... read more

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Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery

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124 Wonder St

Specialty beers brewed in house and a restaurant featuring seasonal menus... read more

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DishTruck

855 Mill St

The DishTruck changes its location daily... read more

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GourMelt Truck

This food truck has made a name for itself in Reno for its wonderful grilled cheese and melt sandwiches, gourmet fries and tomato soup. GourMelt will post on their website or Twitter where they will be during each day... read more

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Midtown Eats

719 S. Virginia Street

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Marios Portofino Ristorante

1505 South Virginia Street

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Gold-N-Silver Inn

790 West 4th Street

Reno's Oldest Casual Dining Restaurant... read more

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Rubicon Deli

445 California Avenue

Fresh, delicious deli sandwiches... read more

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Dish Café & Catering

855 Mill Street

Dish is delish!... read more

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Romanza Ristorante Italiano

2707 South Virginia Street
Peppermill Hotel Casino

Roman Dining... read more

Harrah's Steak House

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219 N Center St (inside Harrah's)
Harrah's Reno

Top steakhouse in Reno set within an old-school atmosphere... read more
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