This family-run Mexican establishment is located in a bustling part of town, right behind The Ted and in trendy Ghent neighborhood, and is definitely a popular spot with the local college scene. Although La Herradura sometimes has a reputation for being on the slow-side, they more than make up for any inadequacy with their delicious and authentic cuisine. The price point is very reasonable and often have specials on cerveza (beer).
Japanese food lends itself to the vegetarian side of things very nicely; the freshness of the ingredients and the perfect melding of flavors mean that vegetarian sushi need not be only for vegetarians. There are fake meat dishes, including sesame 'chicken' and some vegetarian 'seafood' rolls. There is an imaginative drinks menu and patrons can choose to sit at a table or traditional Japanese style, on tatami cushions on the floor. Call for reservations and opening hours.
The concept behind Luna Maya in Norfolk was to bring authentic South American recipes passed down from family members to the general public. So far, the product has been a hit with locals and visitors and people can't get enough of this spicy and flavorful cuisine. Try some of the simple and traditional dishes like chorizo tamales or enchiladas de queso and you won't leave dissatisfied.
If you're looking for refined, high-end Chinese cuisine, then Kin's Wok isn't the place for you - it serves quick, greasy, tasty Chinese fare at low prices. It's not authentic Chinese cuisine - it is very much the Americanized version - but all the favorites are there, from sweet and sour to lo mein. There are super cheap lunch specials available daily. Warning - Kin's Wok only accepts cash so be sure to have some if you're dropping by. Call for opening hours.
Katana offers decently authentic Japanese fare in a pleasant, cozy setting. The staff are extremely friendly and will answer any hibachi questions you might have. The hibachi is well worth ordering - the meat, or seafood, comes perfectly flame-grilled, retaining excellent texture and flavor. The rolls are standard American-Japanese restaurant fare, and decently priced; there are some good sushi / sashimi combo options on the menu. Call for reservations.
Originally opened in 1966, Orapax is a Tidewater mainstay and has greatly expanded over the past few decades while still remaining in the Seratis family. Now run by the son of the original owner, the restaurant is best known for it's pizza and Greek subs. The family establishment has gotten rave reviews for many years and it is a popular lunch destination with the locals. They cater for special events, offer delivery and take-out.
Fresh food is the specialty at Pasha Mezza, serving up homemade soups, hummus and vegetable plates, poultry and lamb dishes and vegetarian spreads. The majority of the produce and meat is from locally grown farms and the owners take pride in offering its customers healthy options including daily specials and private event catering. Open for lunch and dinner, this is a great place to grab a healthy meal for your lunch hour or to have an Anatolian outing with a loved one for dinner. They also offer a delicious Sunday brunch that must be tried.
A perfect little diner. Known for it's omelets, you can even try to answer the Killer Omelet Challenge: a dozen egg mom's omelet with their famous habanero salsa and a stack of 8 Charlie's Pancakes. In addition to Charlie's Cafe footing the bill, you get a t-shirt if you're able to finish it all in an hour, provided you don't leave your seat. Also, if you're a vegetarian, you will fit right at home with their selection of vegetarian dishes.
Enrico's serves up homey Italian and Greek favorites in a charmingly cozy setting. It is run by John and Maggie Tsouris who formerly owned the Boulevard Cafe. Try the keftedes (Greek meatballs) or their incredibly tender souvlaki. On the Italian side of things, there is a selection of parmesan dishes, pasta, ravioli and the delicious baked lasagna. There is also a full bar and many delicious desserts are available, should you have the space at the end of dinner. Call for reservations; closed on Sundays.
Good vegan and vegetarian food is not always easy to come by in Norfolk but Dragon City serves up cheap, greasy, delicious Chinese cuisine that is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Their portion sizes are huge and they include generous helpings of fake meat in many of their dishes. The staff are friendly and your food, whether it's takeaway or eat in, is served quickly and efficiently. Call for opening hours. Credit cards are not accepted.
Granby Theater is a live music venue inside a renovated
1915 movie and vaudeville theater. You can catch local bands and unforgettable performances. There is a dress policy, so dress to impress and don't wear sneakers.
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
Located in Portsmouth outside of Norfolk, the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
& Waterfront Conference Center features scenic views of the Elizabeth River. This hotel is charming with a blend of traditional decor and modern amenities. The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & ...