5 to Try: International Barbecue

These aren't your typical BBQ joints. Get a taste of wood-fired, smoked and charcoal-grilled dishes from around the world at these Twin Cities restaurants.

Updated: September 28, 2009

5 to Try

Himalayan Restaurant

2401 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Ok, this meat might not directly touch the flames, but the Choyola?a dry-rubbed, spicy chicken'that's cooked in the wood-fired tandoori oven at this heavenly Himalayan restaurant gives traditional BBQ chicken a bad name. One dish is enough to split, and enough to make anyone a weekly visitor to this South Minneapolis restaurant.

Khan's Mongolian Barbeque

2720 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

A favorite among Twin Citians, Kahn's offers a family-friendly experience and giant buffet filled with turkey, meat, lamb, beef and all of the fixins--fresh veggies are a must. Top off with a choice of more than 10 sauces, from mild to super spicy, at this king of all BBQs.

Marla's Caribbean Cuisine

3761 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Jerked chicken doesn't get anymore authentic or delicious than at this South Minneapolis Caribbean restaurant. But the world's greatest grill rub doesn't end there. You can go for jerk shrimp, fish, or our favorite, the jerk tofu at Marla's.


4820 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

This family-run Minneapolis restaurant is always packed with families and happy hour crowds. BBQ fans gobble up the Tex-Mex pork ribs, which are sure to please and leave their juicy, saucy mark. And the real BBQ lovers go for the Azteca sandwich, which comes with barbequed pork and topped with chile con queso.

Mirror Of Korea

761 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

This St. Paul Korean restaurant is famous for its Korean BBQ dishes, the bulgogi and galbi. The authentic restaurant--which always serves only the freshest of foods--has been a neighborhood staple for more than 20 years.