Farm Fresh and Affordable: 10Best Restaurants in Reno

Many visitors to the Reno area are surprised by the wide range of restaurants in such a small area. In fact, Reno's best restaurants are putting the city on the locavore map with farm fresh and affordable dishes. Look past the casino buffets and you will find excellent cafes, Italian, Indian, Thai and natural foods. Locally grown produce and meat, like those found at Campo and Centro, take center stage at these 10Best spots to dine in Reno.

For a quick, but hearty lunch India Kabab and Curry restaurant in Midtown serves an authentic Indian buffet. Other popular places for lunch are Reno's AYCE sushi bars. For around $20 for lunch you can get fresh and excellent sushi at restaurants like Hiroba Sushi and Reef Sushi & Sake. Dinners can start out with small plates at Twisted Fork or Roundabout Grill and end up with a sweet Liege Waffle dessert at Great Full Gardens.

For a splurge, visit LuLou's or Beaujolais Bistro where you will find local ingredients in a French atmosphere. Sterlings Restaurant at the Silver Legacy downtown is also a great place to celebrate a special occasion. For a look at old Reno, visit the Harrah's Steakhouse and get one of their flambéed desserts.

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar at the Harrah's Hotel & Casino is still "The Best Tasting Show in Town". The Teppanyaki shows and food and their excellent all-you-can-eat sushi bar and tempura bar are located in a beautiful,...  Read More



This popular restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Reno serves excellent French food in an atmosphere of white tablecloths, brick walls, small, intimate tables and French bistro art prints in a 100 year old building. The service here is...  Read More

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Lulou's is the place in Reno where you take your favorite date or demand to have your birthday dinner. From both locals and visitors, LuLou's is said to serve the best food in town. It is one of the most expensive places in the city, but the...  Read More



Centro Bar & Kitchen is located in the CalAve District near downtown Reno. This stylish, little restaurant (with a back patio) serves small plates and cocktails with a local twist. Menu items include the popular Filthy Bastard Fries with...  Read More



Great Full Gardens Cafe & Eatery in MidTown Reno offers a casual and healthful menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a full coffee, beer and wine menu. The restaurant features items from local farms, vendors and their own greenhouse. The...  Read More



India Kabab and Curry has become one of the most popular places for lunch in Reno. It's located just a few miles from downtown in the Midtown area on Virginia Street. Their lunch buffet special is priced at $6.95 and their dinner menu items cost...  Read More



Located in the Whitney Peak Hotel in Downtown Reno, Roundabout Grill features comfort food with an elegant, and local twist. Chef Colin Smith built the grill up from his initial catering business and the family atmosphere shows up in the...  Read More

Southwest Reno


Twisted Fork in South Reno puts a spin on farm fresh cuisine. The restaurant's decor is borrowed from France, but the food has both a European and American flair. The lunch and dinner menu offer small (and shareable) plates like Kurobuta Pork...  Read More

Southwest Reno


This over-21 restaurant and craft cocktail venue was inspired by the World's Fair and is livening up South Reno. The menu is designed by an award-winning chef and features shareable dishes, street food and small plates such as ceviche and tacos...  Read More



The Depot is Reno's first brewery and distillery that serves some excellent pub food with a local twist. The brewery portion serves up a selection of Nevada-inspired beers and the distillery creates spirits for purchase or for use in the bar's...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina