International (and Delicious!) Restaurants in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Parksville Qualicum Beach has so many options to choose from when it comes to international cuisine. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s a restaurant (or two, or three!) that can satisfy your foodie heart. Here are just a few of the many options available in the region for delicious international fare.

A variety of specialty bowls from Realm Food Co, Parksville, - Image:  @realmfoodco

Black Bird Schnitzel Haus

3298 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach

A perfect destination for enjoying classic German cuisine. This German–Bavarian style restaurant was opened in 2017 by Arnold and Brigette, based on Brigette’s German heritage. Arnold’s son Chris is the head chef, creating a menu filled with classic German dishes, like bratwurst, sauerkraut, schnitzel and spaetzle. And if you order the schnitzel, you also need to decide which of the 24 toppings you’d like it with! Complement your dinner with imported German beers or local Mount Arrowsmith Brewing craft beer.

Giovanni’s Ristorante

4 - 180 W 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach

Giovanni's blends modern and classic Italian cuisine. They offer an intimate dining room experience perfect for fine dining occasions (think business dinners, special occasions and romantic date nights). But there is also a lounge that provides a more relaxed and casual atmosphere for both lunch and dinner. If you’re not up for going out to eat, they also offer their extremely popular pizzas for takeout. Their pizzas come with unique topping combinations and various topping, sauce and dip additions that will have your mouth watering as soon as you open the box.

Amrikkos Indian Grill

487 East Island Highway, Parksville

Amrikkos believes in the ancient Indian philosophy “Atithi Devo Bhava,” meaning “guest is god.” Practically speaking, this means they take great pride in offering high-quality food and exceptional service. They create dishes filled with multi-dimensional flavours made with traditional Indian culinary practices, but they are also willing to tailor your dish to your specific spice and taste preferences. If you’re hosting a large event, they offer catering that is sure to please all your guests and have them coming back for seconds.

Mekong River Restaurant

625 Island Highway East, Parksville

For more than a decade, this family owned and operated Vietnamese restaurant has been creating delicious home-cooked meals for their loyal customers. Most of their food is gluten-free, and they also offer vegetarian options for the majority of their dishes. As the owners are Vietnamese, they love offering classic Vietnamese options like the salad roll, Vietnamese crepe and Vietnamese spring roll, but also have non-traditional dishes available like crispy chow mein and their version of Asian-American sweet and sour pork.

The White Elephant Thai Cuisine

144 Weld Street, Parksville

While Elephant Thai offers you the ability to truly experience a taste of Thailand food and culture. With cooks who fully embrace and understand the flavours, spices and cooking techniques of Thai food, you’re sure to be satisfied with anything you order off their extensive menu. From appetizers, salads, noodles and fried rice, soups, stir frys, curry and more, you might need to visit multiple times to try more than one or two of the flavourful dishes.