10503 Bedford Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 445-0400
Fax: (402) 445-4039
From the outside, this looks like a dingy strip mall diner, but this casual spot offers some of the most authentic Thai cuisine in the region. The quarters here are small, so expect a wait. Do not despair, once you sample the food, you will understand why so many are clamoring to get in. Menu standouts include pad Thai, basil chicken and coconut chicken soup . A nice selection of beers, including several Thai brews, adds to the meal. No smoking is allowed.
No matter when you are hungry, Abelardo's is the perfect place to head to in Omaha. This Mexican restaurant is part of a local chain that is open 24-hours a day. Their menu is filled with tasty and filling dishes that are a step above other Mexican places in the city. Try dishes like their carne asada tacos, green chile burrito, and steak torta. Breakfast burritos and plates are offered to early risers as well.
Hidden in a strip mall, this cozy restaurant offers wonderful Mediterranean fare. The restaurant is very small, and when you walk in, you feel like you are in the middle of the dining room. The hummus ($4.50), served with pita bread, is a delicious appetizer. The Chicken Kebab ($11.25) is a wonderful mix of chicken and vegetables served on basmati rice. Dinners are served with your choice of barley soup or salad. The soup has a strong herb and mint flavoring and can be a little overpowering.
It is all about chicken at this West Omaha favorite, where you will find some of the best fried bird around. The "Famous Chicken Meals" come in large, regular and small portions and are served with two heaping side selections. House favorites include chicken and noodles, Steak Jack Daniels and chicken fried steak with all the trimmings. The restaurant is located just a few blocks away from several hotels, including the Settle Inn.
This restaurant, a chain of Chinese restaurants in the US, features a large U-shaped bar with an impressive list of wines and martinis that go well with the food. The interiors are done tastefully in darker hues like black and brown which add to the casual feel of the place. For food that is a unique combination of balanced flavors, tempting desserts, delicious wines and stylish presentations—P.F. Chang's China Bistro is recommended.
This popular hangout offers excellent food and personable service in a jazzy southwestern atmosphere. An open bar occupies the center of the joint, offering wine, beer, cocktails and one of the smoothest Margaritas in town. The eclectic menu includes Wood Fire Grilled Chicken, Dos Equis Fillet and Twisted Garlic Shrimp Pasta. Be sure to try a cup of the black bean soup; no, make that a bowl. The lunch menu offers petite portions of most dinner entrees at smaller prices.
Take a seat in front of the red-hot grill, sit back and enjoy the show. Japanese, hibachi-style cooking is the main attraction at this stylish spot in Regency Court. Practiced chefs pound knives as they chop, flip and flame their way through the meal. Everyone starts off with a shrimp appetizer. This first act features an attempt by the chef to toss shrimp into diners' mouths. Popular entree choices include lobster, steak and chicken.
This restaurant specializes in Nebraska beef, but the number one draw is prime rib. Seasoned and slowly cooked, the meat melts in your mouth. The restaurant offers an early bird prime rib special from 4:00p-5:30p on weekdays and from 4:30p-5:30p on weekends. The menu also features many different cuts of steak served with potatoes and other trimmings. Casual attire is acceptable. This restaurant is located within a mile of interstate access, along one of Omaha's major streets. Check out their website for a full menu.
Everyone is Irish at this festive pub. Wood paneling and big, sturdy tables and booths make this the place to pull up a chair and hang out with your friends. Beers and whiskeys from Ireland are the favorite here; there is even a separate whiskey menu. The food is better than average with beer battered Galloway Bay Fish and Chips, the Pub Classic Sandwich, Jameson Whiskey Steak and Lemon Pepper Salmon. Live Irish music adds to the fun.
Japanese cuisine is what you will find at this north central mainstay. The shrimp and vegetable tempura is tops—light, crunchy and tasty. Other favorites include Beef Sukiyaki and Chicken Teriyaki. Choose a table in the main dining room festooned with classic Japanese decor or a private tea room with low-seated tables and kimono-clad server. Do not forget to visit the downstairs lounge. The decor is "Early Japanese Kitsch" with fish tanks, velvet paintings and some of the smoothest Mai Tais around. This place opens from Monday to Saturday at 5pm.
Zio's offers thin, hand-tossed, New York-style pizza that are piled with fresh toppings. Think of the most unorthodox pizza topping combinations and the people at Zio's will probably be able to make it for you. Pizza can be ordered by the whole pie or by the slice. This casual pizzeria also offers calzones, submarine sandwiches, pasta and salad.
This European-style cafe in One Pacific Place is well known for its crepes, omelettes, casseroles and decadent desserts. The lunch and dinner menus are very similar; however, the dinner menu also offers pastas and steaks. Try one of the sumptuous cheese, meat or dessert fondues or a crisp Salad 103. Be sure to save room for dessert. With more than 50 to choose from, you may need to save room for several. The Alpine Torte Cake, a mix of chocolates and cream, is fantastic.