Believe it or not, there is more to life than just burgers and barbecue. Yes even more to life than pizza and fried chicken.

Of course we love our all-American favorites, but there’s got to be something more. Something else more interesting. Yes, there is. And the truth is you may have never known if it weren’t for that one adventurous friend who always wants to drag you to try some new taste sensation.

We’re here to report that Cedar Rapids has it. A nice selection of restaurants offering international cuisine, from Southeast Asia to Old World Europe.

It may not all suit your taste buds but chances are, after the first few bites you’ll become more open-minded. More worldly. More adventurous than you ever thought possible.

Yes, the food is that good. And this short list barely scratches the surface.

There are many more great ethnic restaurants in Eastern Iowa. Let us know in the comments which places you love most so we can all expand our horizons.

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