In Aurora, you can enjoy more than 250+ ethnic eateries without leaving city limits. Discover our latest picks from Africa, Egypt, and Mediterranea!
This family-owned restaurant has been a part of the community since 2004. Explore the variety of African eats with sample plate options that featuring their most popular items, including stew paired with samosas, plantains, and jollof rice. Diners rave about the fish dishes and vegetarian options alongside an expansive menu of options. For visitors looking for something more straight forward, check out their lunch menu with five options, or consider ordering off the Chef’s Special menu for curated dishes.
Make yourself feel at home at the Maadeeq Café and enjoy a chai tea while looking over the menu. This African restaurant offers an array of options throughout the entire day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Diners enjoy goat and lamb, which are both served with soup and salad, paired with plantains. If you are in the mood for takeout, they deliver so you can eat their fantastic food anywhere!
Described as a cozy hole in the wall restaurant, Koshari Time is an Egyptian restaurant that maintains a sense of community through its food. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo that brings delicious eats to Aurora all the way from Africa. From vegan to meat lovers, this menu has something that everyone can eat and enjoy. The most popular item, the Koshari bowl, can be made vegetarian or with beef and chicken. Finish off the meal with impeccable desserts and traditional tea.
Mediterranean, Russian, and Uzbek are all the food varieties available at Samarkand. Established in 2015, the kebabs are a staple raved about by everyone who orders them in addition to salads, soups, and entrees. The specialty dishes, Chicken Kyiv and Tabaka, come with crunchy sides. Want something on the lighter side? There is also a vegetarian section that is to die for.
For over twenty years, Sahara Restaurant has been a part of the foodie community. The extensive menu offers a variety of choices, from gluten-free to vegan. Homemade hummus is the go-to appetizer alongside chicken shawarma, lamb, and beef dishes. There are also sides to get for the whole table to enjoy like a basket of pita bread and grape leaves.