The Boise food scene is thriving with unique restaurants from all corners of the earth. Wether you’re a local or just passing through your taste buds will thank you for checking out Boise’s hip food scene. From Ethiopian to Southern comfort foods and ax-throwing, we guarantee you’ll find something new to experience.
1. Meraki Greek Street Food
Address: 345 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702
Meraki Greek Street Food is perfect when you’re looking for a delicious and quick Greek meal. The classic Lamb gyro was stuffed with tender, juicy well-seasoned meat and is my absolute favorite in the area.
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2. Devil’s Den
Address: 204 N Capitol Blvd Ste 10 Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (802) 972-0344
Devil’s Den is a unique Boise restaurant famous for its ramen bowls and to-go cocktails. The restaurant’s most popular dishes include chicken katsu, fried tofu, and traditional ramen. While the menu may look small these flavorful dishes won’t disappoint. The tropical vibe paired with delicious food and elaborate drinks is a Boise must visit.
3. Base Camp Pong + Axe
Address: 815 W Ann Morrison Park Dr Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 488-4468
Base Camp Pong + Axe offers a unique Boise dining experience complete with axe throwing and ping pong. There’s also a variety of other games if chucking axes isn’t your thing. Their happy-hour deals keep the prices down and there’s no shortage of fun cocktails, beers, ciders, and great food.
4. Alyonka Russian Cuisine
Address: 2870 W State St Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 344-8996
Alyonka Russian Cuisine is a creative culinary masterpiece. The beautifully presented dishes not only look great but taste amazing. There really isn’t anything I wouldn’t recommend. The dumplings and the borscht are amazing as well as their unique salads like the Shuba. Which is a layered salad of smoked salmon, shredded potatoes, carrots, and beets.
Address: 175 N 14th St Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 813-6178
Txikiteo (pronounced chee-kee-tay-o) was established in 2018 and the name refers to a pub crawl with friends in the Basque language. This upscale Tapas bar features classic Spanish Tapas boards with the finest European meats and cheeses. While my favorite is the Lamb Grinder, they have an assortment of delicious sandwiches to choose from.
6. The Basque Market
Address: 608 W Grove St Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 433-1208
Boise has one of the largest Basque communities in the US. The Basque Market is a perfect example of the Basque influence and best of all, it’s delicious. They offer a unique assortment of Tapas or Pintxos with everything from Croquetas to classic European sandwiches. The specials are always changing so keep an eye on this tasty and unique Boise restaurant in the heart of the Basque community.
7. Tupelo Honey
Address: 150 N 8th St Ste 200 Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 803-6721
Tupelo Honey embraces Southern comfort food met with warm hospitality from the Carolina Appalachians. Their from-scratch menu features southern classics like Shrimp and Grits, Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf, and their famous Honey Dusted Fried Chicken. They also offer some great happy hour specials as well as a full bar.
8. Ishtar Market and Restaurant
Address: 4516 W Overland Rd Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 275-8437
Ishtar Market and Restaurant offers Middle Eastern cuisine that is unique and delicious. The Chicken Shawarma, Falafel, and Kebabs are all terrific. Best of all, the owners are very friendly and eager to share their love for Mediterranean food.
9. Kibrom’s Restaurant
Address: 3506 W State St Ste 100 Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 917-8005
Kibrom’s Restaurant is a family-owned and operated Ethiopian restaurant and if you haven’t experienced this unique culinary experience it’s time you did. Ethiopian food is just plain fun. You’ll experience so many unique and different flavors and is perfect for sharing with friends and family.
There are so many unique Boise restaurants that deliver terrific food and memorable experiences. From all corners of the world, Boise’s worldly cuisine is thriving and getting better each day. Wether you want an axe throwing experience or Basque Tapas, Boise has something for everyone.