View Full Version : Ethnic restaurants in Norman or Moore with good ambience



rolypolyman
01-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Which ethnic restaurants do we have in the Norman area that have good food and also have kind of a relaxed, quiet atmosphere? Chinese food is ok, but I'm looking more along the lines of Thai, Ethiopian, Indian, or whatever is available.

ValleySooner
01-26-2011, 01:49 PM
Sweet Basil Thai on Main Street is one of my favorite places that meet your criteria. The food is pretty good and the atmosphere is low key... but admittedly, the service does occasionally leave me wanting.

I'm curious what other people think...

micahalcorn
01-27-2011, 05:53 AM
I recommend Himalayas (Indian) which is in the process of moving from Norman to 709 N Moore Avenue (the former Harry Bear's location). The owners are really great people. http://www.himalayasok.com/

Jesseda
01-27-2011, 08:01 AM
fusion cafe in mooreoff broadway is pretty good its korean food, the owner adds her little touches of Korean decorations.

soonerfan_in_okc
01-27-2011, 04:21 PM
not sure if you are new to the OKC area or not, but there are plenty of Vietnamese pho noodle restaurants around, and they are all pretty authentic.

Soonerus
01-27-2011, 06:20 PM
Jana's, Misal's, agree with comments on Sweet Basil, Pad Thai,...

citizenkane
01-28-2011, 12:30 AM
There's also Dong A in Moore. Along with Korean House, it is one of my favorite Korean restaurants in the metro area.

Jesseda
01-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Dong is pretty good, nothing fancy but good food, give that one a try if you are in moore, its off 12th and eastern in the silverleaf shoppiong center, its hard to get to with all the construction right in the area right now.

Jersey Boss
01-28-2011, 08:46 AM
Othello's in Norman meets the criteria.

kevinpate
01-28-2011, 03:42 PM
If you're going to widen the focus to include Italian, I'll add it's really not that far to Bella Vista (just north of SW59th and S Western) and driving up Western (NW 60th inside Norman) instead of the interstate lets one keep the leisurely pace going to and coming from the meal. While I've nada against Othello's, I adore the food at Bella.

dismayed
01-29-2011, 11:34 AM
I would tell you, but then it wouldn't be a quiet place anymore. :-)

bbhill
01-29-2011, 10:26 PM
I recommend Himalayas (Indian) which is in the process of moving from Norman to 709 N Moore Avenue (the former Harry Bear's location). The owners are really great people. http://www.himalayasok.com/

Himalayas is moving out of Norman? Noooooo!

micahalcorn
01-29-2011, 10:31 PM
Only 10 minutes north. It is worth the trip for their larger/nicer location. They should be open by the second week in February.

BG918
01-30-2011, 07:11 PM
Misal is one of my favorite Indian restaurants anywhere. Pad Thai, Thai Raja and Sweet Basil are excellent Thai choices in the campus/downtown area. Pho Winner is great by campus. All pretty relaxed places. I don't know of any Ethiopian places in Norman, but there is one in OKC (Queen Sheba).

Uncle Slayton
02-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Othello's in Norman meets the criteria.

I'm pretty sure I can't ever go there again. All those antique clocks, and I have to start them running...startles or annoys the other diners...