8 Greenwood Spots for Global Cuisine

Explore the world through flavor in Greenwood.

  • Publication date March 8, 2021
  • Categories Dining
Don’t let size fool you. Greenwood may be small, but its restaurant scene offers plenty of big, global tastes. A variety of locally owned, chef-run restaurants known for their farm-to-table approach serve up diverse multicultural fare.

Local favorites from laid-back to upscale are all part of Greenwood’s knack for living big while holding onto its legendary small town charm. Here’s a quick tour of some of Greenwood’s favorite multinational flavors.

Greenwood has a wide variety of restaurants offering food with global flare. Here’s a short list of some of the local favorites, places that can take you on a whirlwind tour of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, with plenty of much-loved American dishes, too. And there’s something for everyone, whether you prefer upscale or down home, small plates or big meals. It’s time to take your palate on a world tour.

Loyal customers have watched Kicker’s Restaurant, the “lil place…big taste,” grow from a small take-out spot to a local favorite known for its wide-ranging flavors. Owner Abdel Dimiati seeks out the freshest ingredients to create satisfying comfort food. Unique burgers showcase Greek, Moroccan, Cuban, Asian and Caribbean flavors. Thai chicken noodle, spicy gumbo, black bean tortilla and she-crab are part of the international repertoire of soups that warm both body and soul.

Phone: (864) 943-5300

We have a lot of really loyal customers who have stayed with us time and again. This is a really good community. ABDEL DIMIATI, KICKERS
Fusion Japanese and Thai Cuisine

With several excellent spots for pan-Asian food, it’s hard to pick just one, but Fusion Japanese and Thai Cuisine is a local favorite, not just for the food but for the atmosphere. The always entertaining chefs keep their table-side skills as sharp as their knives, and diners can choose between Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisine as well as a wide variety of fresh and flavorful sushi dishes. The Volcano is a fan favorite.

Phone: (864) 388-7888

Pascal’s Cafe

For a departure from the hearty, casual food of Kicker’s, locals love the artistry of the chefs at Pascal’s Cafe, a French/American bistro with a combination of fine food, casual atmosphere and Southern hospitality. Every bite is an unforgettable delight, from the traditional French pastries such as bouchée à la reine, to the house-made foie gras de canard and sous vide filet mignon with grilled scallops, all the way to the traditional French desserts such as tarte tatin.    

Phone: (864) 223-2329

Capri’s Italian

In 1944, the Capri family began cooking for Italian-American airmen who were missing their home-cooked lasagna, baked ziti and aromatic sauces. More than seven decades later, Capri’s Italian is still serving the best steak, seafood and pasta dishes in the area. Kick off dinner with an antipasto salad or toasted ravioli, and follow up with the tasty chicken picatta or invent your own dish with choices of pasta, sauces and proteins.  

Phone: (864) 223-0367


El Centenario

El Centenario Mexican Restaurant is a go-to spot for authentic Tex-Mex food—specialty nachos, steak and seafood, flavorful burritos and cheesy quesadillas. Enjoy the small plates, homemade guacamole and tasty sauces. The stylish, open decor makes it a great place to enjoy the unique specials and classic cocktails.  

Phone: (864)-538-4084

Danish’s Indo-Pak Cuisine

Fresh ingredients layered with herbs and spices and combined with traditional Indo-Pak cooking techniques create the complex flavors of the unforgettable food at Danish’s Indo-Pak Cuisine. Start the meal with a Samosa or Burmese roll. Sample the curry dishes, tandoori bread and seafood specialties; finish the night with a fresh-made Indian dessert. While you’re there, take a stroll through the lush Dove Garden. 

Phone: (864) 223-8000

Buenavista Latin Cafe

Speaking of Latin food, check out Buenavista Latin Cafe; the authentic Cuban bread makes the sandwiches extra tasty, and the Old Havana ambiance lets you embrace the joy of Cuban culture. After the empanadas, the papa relleno, the croquetas and tostados, indulge in fried plantain. But save room for the churros and cafesito. 

Phone: (864) 223-5990

Polo’s Restaurant

Chef and owner Apolonio (Polo) Mojarro puts 30 years’ experience onto the plate with every dish at his casual but sophisticated Polo’s Restaurant.  Formerly the executive chef at the renowned Ta-boo Restaurant in Palm Beach, Florida, Chef Polo uses fine, fresh ingredients to create a celebration of flavors and textures. The food spans multiple cuisines, from European to Caribbean and from Southern to pan-Asian. And every bite is fabulous. 

Phone: (864) 943-4173

With so much to do in Greenwood, you’ll need to keep up your strength. Do it in style with a world tour for your tastebuds.

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