Patch Picks: Five Great Ethnic Restaurants in Arlington

Here are your picks from this week.

Each week, Arlington Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more in our Thursday feature called .

This week, we wanted to know what are the . Here are your picks:

At Kathmandu Spice, diners can enjoy a fusion of flavors from Nepal, China and India. A sizable lunch buffet is available daily. Other menu items include chicken dumplings and a tender lamb curry seasoned to perfection. Prices are very reasonable for the size and flavor of the portions. Beer and wine are also available. The restaurant's large dining room offers a comfortable atmosphere.

Punjab is a popular Indian restaurant in Arlington Center, which now has a larger space to better accommodate the crowds that come to the restaurant. Filled with the spicy aroma one expects in an Indian restaurant and comfortable warm lighting, it offers diners an extensive menu. The dinner menu includes various curries, tandoori and six different kinds of naan. For lunch, unique dishes are offered such as, naanwiches and kathi kebab rollups. Lunch entrees are accompanied by soup, rice and chutney.


The vibrant atmosphere at Tango matches the delicious Argentinean cuisine it serves. The restaurant offers a wide variety of beef, chicken and seafood dishes. Grilled steaks, ribs and fillets are the most prominent items, but the menu also offers ravioli, swordfish and breaded sole along with an extensive wine list.


With reasonable prices and a convenient location, Little Q is a great place to enjoy authentic Chinese food with family and friends. There are 10 tables available to dine-in or take-out is also available. The shrimp with curry sauce and the Mongolian beef are highly recommended. Major credit cards are accepted.


Gemma in Arlington Center serves traditional Neapolitan-style pizza as well as paninis, calzones and pasta dishes. Pizza toppings include sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and prosciutto, as well as the more traditional pepperoni and mushroom. Specialty pizzas include wild mushroom, Asiago cheese and five-meat combo. Gemma also serves various gnocchi, ravioli and tortellini. Appetizers, soups and salads round out the meal. Mainly a takeout establishment, the restaurant also offers platters for catering.


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