Whether it’s truly hidden location-wise or just deserves more attention, we’re sharing some hidden gem restaurants to try around the Indy area.
Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe | 935 S. East St.
This cozy restaurant between Fletcher Place and Bates-Hendricks is Indy’s first restaurant that features a variety of authentic hand-crafted Turkish Mediterranean appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
Tlaolli | 2830 E. Washington St.
Tlaolli (Tlah-Oh-Lee) is a carryout restaurant with fresh, local tamales and traditional Mexican dishes — all reinvented with a modern take on flavor and style.
His Place Eatery | 6916 E. 30th St.
A Southern transplant on Reddit called this traditional diner serving smoked meats “a taste of home.” Others recommended the smoked meatloaf and baked beans.
Axum Ethiopian Restaurant | 825 N. Pennsylvania St.
This restaurant with traditional Ethiopian dishes has been serving the Indianapolis area since 2015.
Tick Tock Lounge | 2602 E. 10th St.
This “dive bar” is known for its bloody mary’s and laid back atmosphere.
Mama’s Korean Restaurant | 8867 Pendleton Pike
This restaurant opened more than 30 years ago and claims to be the only place you can taste authentic Korean food that’s cooked home-style with recipes that have been passed down through generations.
Chris’ Ice Cream and Mexican Food | 1484 E. 86th St.
This Nora spot got lots of love in a Reddit thread shouting out local gems. One user said they had the “best steak burrito of [their] life” at Chris’.
Want to bring your favorite spot out of hiding? Give it a shoutout.