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North Adelaide Restaurants to Add to Your Foodie Hitlist

From cosy trattorias to the flavours of India, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in North Adelaide

Regent Thai

North Adelaide is known for all sorts of wonderful things; the Adelaide Oval, gorgeous parks, picturesque walking trails and the River Torrens. Put simply, it is a lively hub of activity that continues to grow in popularity. One thing that is also guaranteed is a good meal. Their array of restaurants suits every mood, palate and occasion, from Japanese izakaya restaurants on Melbourne Street, to floating restaurants overlooking the River Torrens.

This once sleepy suburb is now a bonafide foodie haven that is well worth a visit on your next date night or drinks with the girls. To guide you on your culinary travels, we've rounded up the best restaurants in North Adelaide for your feasting pleasure.

Mancini's Restaurant

Mancini's Cafe Ristorante

Mancini's is a newly opened North Adelaide restaurant that's serving locals with the perfect combination of delicious Italian eats, all with a modern twist. Choose from classic woodfired pizza, traditional pastas, or venture out and try something new with their range of burgers.

21/23 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Regent Thai

Regent Thai

Taste the freshness, flavour and spice across all of the dishes on Regent Thai's menu. This authentic Thai restaurant in North Adelaide has been serving locals for over 20 years, run by couple Sanom Ngamlamai and Thao Te. There's the ideal mix of recognisable and popular favourites on the menu, such as satay chicken, spring rolls and red chicken or beef curry, plus a variety of regional dishes that are perfect for those looking to try something unfamiliar, but equally as tasty.

165 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide


ODÉ Bistro

ODÉ Bistro is as modern as it gets. Labelling its menu as contemporary Australian Fusion, this venue combines fine dining with the fun environment of a European bistro. Infusing traditional techniques with contemporary flavour combinations from French, Spanish and modern Asian cuisines, this bistro is an experience for the senses that you won't want to miss out on.

151 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

The Spot on Melbourne

The Spot on Melbourne

For authentic Vietnamese packed with flavour, look no further than The Spot on Melbourne. Frequently visited by locals who have already discovered this hotspot, this unassuming restaurant is dishing up bao buns, pho, noodle salads and banh mis for lunch seven days a week. Open for dinner from Thursday through Saturday, swing past and dig in on fried rice and a variety of salads. Always fresh and always welcomed with warm hospitality, this really is 'the spot' to be in North Adelaide.

125 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Five Regions Restaurant

Five Regions Restaurant

Taking inspiration from South Australia’s world-renowned surroundings, Five Regions Restaurant serves fine dining in North Adelaide. Overlooking the grounds of Adelaide Oval, a combination of produce and experience from The Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Coonawarra is injected into the heart of the venue. Its five course degustation menu is changed with the seasons, telling the story of each wine region through regional ingredients, landscapes and seasonality. Every bespoke menu comes with perfectly-matched-to-the-wine dishes to indulge in. Sample menus range from light, vibrant snacks of caviar and oysters, to heartier flavours of kangaroo and beef tendon. There's no doubt about it, this is one of the best restaurants in North Adelaide.

Adelaide Oval, King William Road, North Adelaide

Da Vinci Ristorante

Da Vinci Ristorante

An Italian restaurant in the heart of North Adelaide that oozes classic Italian traditions from the minute you step foot in the restaurant, , Da Vinci Ristorante serves up classic woodfired pizzas, fresh pasta and steaks. In an international twist to the menu, you can also try out burritos and ribs, or keep it simple with share plates and bowls of hot chips. A wonderful place to catch up with friends and enjoy a glass of wine - also open for breakfast and lunch!

10 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Tony Tomatoes

Tony Tomatoes

We always have time for a quirky Italian restaurant – especially one with a playful menu and chic branding. Friend of Ruby Red Flamingo, Tony Tomatoes serves up all the classics of pizza, pasta, shared starters and indulgent dolce (sweets) from Wednesday through Sunday. If you happen to book in for a Wednesday or Thursday night you’re in luck – a cheeky dinner special includes a three-course shared menu, including pizza or pasta and our favourite - tiramisu. Bellissimo!

155-157 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide

Indii Flavours

Indii Flavours

Get set for authentic Indian flavours and a refined dining experience that represents traditional recipes with modernist presentation at North Adelaide's Indii Flavours. Taking inspiration from the past, all of Indii Flavours' dishes are prepared and created in-house, using a homemade selection of hand-blended spices and the freshest produce gathered locally.

The menu is full of dishes that will make your mouth water, from classic starters like samosas, as well as delicacies like buttered scallops. If you’re after something familiar, the usual suspects of butter chicken, tikka masala and rogan josh are all on offer — but there’s plenty more for your tastebuds to explore. Dive into the smokey taste of charcoaled meats, indulge in fresh and local seafood dishes, and enjoy a number of vibrant vegetarian options; the restaurant even has its own dedicated wine room, so you really can't go wrong at this North Adelaide restaurant.

114 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen

Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen

When you think of the Adelaide Oval, you may first think of a game of AFL or a live concert, not stylish restaurant settings. Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen will make you think again, with warm, chic surroundings and a full-to-the-brim wine collection, complete with a fantastic view across the city's iconic oval. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply for those keen for a spot of charcuterie and a glass of local wine, this is the unexpectedly perfect North Adelaide restaurant for all times of the day.

Note: On game and event days, Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen is only available to MTX members

Oval Hotel Adelaide Oval, King William Road, North Adelaide



Japanese restaurant Sato can be found on North Adelaide’s popular Melbourne Street for lunch or dinner. Start with dishes of sashimi, tempura and edamame for starters, then switch it up with the various teriyaki dishes, soups and sashimi rolls on offer. Housed within cool black, white and wood-focused interiors and utilising Japanese irori table seatings, this North Adelaide restaurant has a truly authentic Japanese feel. A fantastic lunch menu featuring Bento boxes and rice bowls is perfect for those on the go.

131 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Krung Thep (Image Credit Jon Wah Photography)

Krung Thep

Well-positioned along O'Connell Street, Krung Thep is a firm favourite for the best restaurants in North Adelaide and for locals who love traditional Thai dishes and friendly service. The menu is inspired by the street food of Thailand’s busiest city, Bangkok, and they certainly do it justice. Every dish is bursting with flavour, but if you’re stuck, opt for the cashew nut soft shell crab, the devilishly delicious red duck curry and the tom yum seafood soup. If you just can’t make your mind up, leave it to the team with the ‘feed me up’ menu and sample a little bit of everything – dessert included!

147 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Gin Long Canteen (Image credit: Jon Wah Photography)

Gin Long Canteen

With their flavour-packed menu offering small bites, large plates and delicious desserts, this vibrant North Adelaide hotspot is all about getting amongst the action and sharing a mouth-watering feed with friends. Bringing together beloved bites from across South-East Asia, Gin Long Canteen is the place to go when you're craving a Pad Thai, but your dining partner is set on dumplings. Creamy curries, wok-tossed stir-fries and slow-braised pork belly are all on offer, so be sure to order a little bit of everything. Our pick from the menu? The pomegranate chicken, it exceeds all expectations.

42 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Ruby Red Flamingo

Ruby Red Flamingo

Modern Italian food is Ruby Red Flamingo's bread and olive oil. A favourite with locals for their refined yet soulful fare, all the important categories are covered, from primi to secondi and dolci – think big flavours with zero pomp. Moreish pasta is the star attraction here (hello, duck ravioli), paired perfectly with well-priced wines from both Italian and local producers. The eclectic space is more than inviting too, with technicoloured artwork adorning the walls and a dreamy courtyard out back that's all too perfect during the warmer months - the perfect recipe to being one of the best restaurants in North Adelaide. 

142 Tynte Street, North Adelaide



Prepare your tastebuds for traditional, homestyle Korean eats at North Adelaide's Chulpan. Honing in on Korean cuisine such as traditional dak-galbi and kalguksu recipes, this cosy little restaurant provides impressive flavours and price points, making it an easy and low-key date spot in North Adelaide. Dak-galbi is a traditional and popular dish of marinated chicken stir-fried with cabbage, sweet potatoes and Korean rice sticks in a spicy sauce. We recommend ordering the one with cheese included; it's heaven in a Chul-pan!

suite 1/116 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide



This Mediterranean-inspired all-day cafe in North Adelaide is one of our go-to destinations right now. The dreamy pink and pastel-coloured Pippo is suitable for any meal of the day, and an extensive wine and cocktail list means that you can enjoy a cheeky tipple at any time. In the morning you can enjoy a boozy breakfast with friends but come lunch time their menu turns into a more seasonal affair with dishes like crab and fennel linguine, wood fired pizzas and a charcuterie board. Yum!

67 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Takumi Yakitori

Takumi Yakitori Izakaya

Offering diners an authentic Japanese gourmet yakitori in a casual & lively atmosphere, Takumi Yakitori is on of the best North Adelaide restaurants for a unique dining experience. From their intimate open kitchen izakaya, Takumi's yakitori master will grill the most delicious array of meat, fish and vegetables, fresh and hot in front of you. Go for the tsukune (chicken and ginger meatballs with traditional tare sauce, the nasu-dengaku (eggplant topped with yuzu and sweet miso), and of course the grilled wagyu beef, alongside some delectable tempura button mushrooms with green tea salt. Itadakimasu!

60/55 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

If you have already explored all the North Adelaide restaurants and looking for more things to do in Adelaide, take a look at the best restaurants in for decadent fine dining. Or if you're after something a little boozier, maybe a winery is more up your alley? 

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