Oklahoma’s Tex-Mex restaurants were on the cutting edge of fusion cuisine in the 1970s and 80s. Today, restaurants offer innovative Indian-American, Pan-Am and Asian fusion styles. Fusion restaurants are a great way to experience the flavors of another culture while not getting too far out of your comfort zone. Here are 10 great fusion restaurants in Oklahoma!
Fusion Kitchen has only been open about a year, but it has great reviews of its Indian-American cuisine. Imagine a Brazilian chicken curry or a Nepalese cauliflower curry, served with homemade chutneys and sauces.
Guernsey Park bills itself as a Pan-Asian fusion restaurant, but it draws from American and Latin cuisines as well. Want a sushi burrito? You can try one here. Make sure to check out the brunch menu, which includes duck tacos, five-spice chicken and waffles and steak and eggs.
Boba Fusion café serves Asian-American cuisine, with flavors of China, Korea and Vietnam on the menu. They’re a casual diner, not far from the college. The food is home-cooked and the service is excellent.
Tex-Mex favorites combined with Latin American cuisine tastes absolutely delicious. Try the filet mignon de asada, a filet mignon, seasoned like tacos, but served with chipotle mashed potatoes and vegetables for an upscale meal with your favorite flavors.
Korean tacos became popular in the Los Angeles food truck scene, but the Gogi Gui Korean Grill serves them up in the heart of Tulsa. Try the traditional flavors of Bulgogi, served in a taco shell with queso fresco or the Kimchi Burger.
Cultivar is a newer restaurant that serves Tex-Mex favorites in a fast-casual atmosphere. The great part is that everything is locally sourced. They call it farm-to-fire. You’ll find traditional flavors of Mexico paired up with American cuisine. The restaurant believes in clean and sustainable eating. It’s in the historic Automobile Alley, and you’ll enjoy the history of the building as much as the food.
Roka focuses on Asian cuisine, but when the signature dish list includes a barbecue bacon roll, Korean tacos and Asian nachos, you can bet it’s a fusion-style cuisine. There’s something for everyone, no matter what type of flavors your like.
Check out this local favorite for Peruvian cuisine with a Chinese twist. There are some strictly Latin American dishes, like Grilled Elote, but you’ll also find dishes that combine Peruvian chicken with Asian vegetables. It looks awesome.
You’ll want to use their Facebook page or Twitter feed to find this food truck. They are all over the metro, with their version of Filipino favorites combined with American flavors. The cucumber lemonade sounds absolutely refreshing. And make sure to try the lumpia.
This little place is kind of off the beaten path, but it’s worth the trip. The poke bowl combines the best flavors of Japan with the freshness of the Caribbean. Adding mango and strawberries to the bowl added so much flavor. If you’ve never tried poke, plantains, or tempura, you can’t go wrong at Caribbean Sushi.