300+ Best Restaurant Names for Inspiration

Are you thinking of starting a restaurant and looking for good restaurant name ideas?

Then you have come to the right place.

In this article, I share 300+ great ideas for restaurant names to inspire and to help you brainstorm. The list of name ideas is divided into several categories like cool & creative names, Italian, Mexican, seafood, and many more.

As a potential new business owner, you’re faced with many important decisions. This includes writing your restaurant mission statement, developing your restaurant brand, designing a logo, website, and menu, and of course choosing a name.

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A name is a brand’s first impression. A good name embodies the spirit of the restaurant and will create a lasting impression on customers.

The name should stand out and be easily remembered, and it should also be able to carry a message or feeling to the customer. That’s why I have also included 3 quick tips on how to name your restaurant at the end of the list.

Now let’s get into it!

Creative & Unique Restaurant Names

  • The Gold Flute
  • Silver Swan Diner
  • Magic Pan
  • Naked Lunch
  • The Green Oasis
  • Plateau Dining
  • Eden City Dining
  • House of Falstaff
  • Restaurant Beaumont
  • Garamond
  • Vantage Point
  • Restaurant Aromatic
  • Havanna Lounge
  • House of Chefs
  • The Black Sheep
  • Rouge Ritz
  • Voltaire’s Kitchen
  • Nefertiti Restaurant
  • The Golden Pudding
  • Big Flame
  • Koch Dining
  • Cantona Trattoria
  • Le Sauvage
  • Perfect Plate
  • Happy Table
  • Bistro La Mer
  • The Cuisine Diva
  • The Paragon
  • Vagabond
  • Hendrix Gastropub
  • Fresca Restaurant
  • Savory Botega
  • Olive Tree Restaurant
  • Oasis Soul Food
  • Golden Temptation
  • The Brisket & Barrel
  • Balsam Restaurant
  • Red Bay Diner
  • Restaurant Olympos
Creative & unique restaurant names

Cool Restaurant Name Ideas

  • La Château d’Olivier
  • The Goldfinch
  • Bonabite
  • The Fine Tuscan
  • Ginger
  • The Fancy Delight
  • Kaleidoscope Bistro
  • Pound & Fork
  • Wok Of Life
  • The Chili Fox
  • Brown Bear Inn
  • Pelican’s Table
  • Tangerine Cafe 
  • The Cobbler’s Inn
  • Honeycomb Restaurant
  • Stray Cat Diner
  • Peach Restaurant
  • Parizia
  • Claire & Hugo
  • The Unicorn Grille
  • Salon de Veritas
  • Sidewinder
  • French Flame
  • Jolly Pudding
  • Gothic Oven
  • Smart Chow
  • Soulfish
  • Royal Orchid
  • The Imperial Kitchen
  • Bonanza Bistro
  • Château Montesquieu
  • Crazy Mo’s
  • Atlas Restaurant
  • The Black Gold Queen
  • Vinci’s Dining
  • Gourmet Food Bank
  • Spice & Tonic
  • The Epicurean Eatery
  • Paprika
  • The Farmer’s Cut
  • Carte Blanche
  • The Dining Bell
  • Wunderbar
  • Pantheon Fusion
Cool restaurant names

Asian Restaurant Name Inspiration

  • Pacific Garden
  • Neo Asian
  • Seoul Foodie Corner
  • Wok For Rice
  • Bamboo Brothers
  • Taste South Bali
  • Sally’s Dao
  • Mang Chay Restaurant
  • Dragon Rooster
  • The Pearl Sutra
  • The Spicy Duck
  • Wokchoy
  • The Bamboo Morning
  • Harmony Saffron
  • Dragon Asian Cuisine
  • Noodle Room
  • Asian Sage
  • Pok Pok Noodle
  • Lunar Fusion
  • Buddha Buffet
  • Curry Temptation
  • Seoul Fortune
  • Happy Siam
  • Grand Orchid
  • Wok Hero
  • Pho Love
  • Himalayan Garden Inn
  • Chai & Peppers
  • Wok Hot Lips
  • The Asian Spoon
  • Empress Chai
  • Taste of Sumatra
  • Dumplings In The Sky
  • Sesame House
  • Phoenician Garden
  • Bamboo City Grill
  • South Seas Seafood
  • Enchanted Wok
Asian Restaurant Names

Chinese Restaurant Name Ideas

  • The Peking Dragon
  • The Noodle Spot
  • Szechuan Grill
  • Canton Corner
  • New Shanghai Cuisine
  • Golden City Restaurant
  • Dragon Eatery
  • Jade Island 
  • Golden Lotus
  • Chef Shanghai
  • Gold Dragon
  • Manchu Dream
  • The Blue Lotus
  • The Wok and Cup
  • Kung Fu Chai
  • Lotus Fountain
  • Taste of Dragon
  • Little Empress
  • Tender Panda
  • Ming Tung’s
  • Panda Express
  • Great Moon Restaurant
  • East Village Restaurant
  • Panda Garden
  • King Ming
  • Imperial Gourmet
  • Fantasy Noodle
  • Peking Panda
  • Qing’s Restaurant
Chinese restaurant names

Diner Name Ideas

  • Diner On Sixth
  • The New York Diner
  • Cattleman’s Diner
  • Red Robin Diner
  • Deja Vu Diner
  • Tangerine Diner
  • Verve Diner
  • Blue Note Diner
  • Delicato Diner
  • Diner On Main
  • Red Barn Diner
  • Spacewave Diner
  • Apollo Diner
  • Centennial Diner
  • Mexicana Diner
  • Aloha Diner
  • Patty & Co. Diner
  • Copper City Diner
  • Star Chief Diner
  • The Red Door Diner
  • Paradise Diner
  • Diner at the Edge
  • The Red Rock Diner
  • Rendezvous Diner
  • Central Diner
  • Gentle Diner
  • Luna Sky
  • The Diner Spot
  • Original Diner
  • The Milestone Diner
  • Bootleg Diner
  • Zizzie’s Diner
  • B&K Retro Diner
  • The Good Egg Diner
  • Blueberry Hill Diner
Diner name ideas

French Restaurant Name Examples

  • La Petite Pépite
  • Noisette
  • La Baguette
  • Parfait
  • Coque Rogue
  • Bistro Bonaparte
  • La Gourmée
  • Cafe Saint Laurent
  • Le Petit Flair
  • Saint-Brasseur
  • Restaurant Le Ritz
  • Coeur Rouge
  • Le Bistro Urbain
  • Bistrot de Madeleine
  • Quatre Femmes
  • Pantheon de Paris
  • Bon Appétit Paris
  • La Bouteille d’Or
  • Viscount Royal
  • Restaurant de Vinci
  • Maison Notre Dame
  • Bistro Nouvelle
  • Le Quatre Fleurs
  • Restaurant Caravane
  • Restaurant Quai
  • La Petite Maison
  • Brasserie l’Orléans
  • Château Belle
  • Chez Breton
  • Côté Jardin
  • La Lune
  • Bistro La Madeleine
  • Ma Frère
  • L’Orphéon
  • Les Arômes
  • Bistro Le Bouchon
  • Picnic France

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Italian Restaurant Names

  • Soprano Trattoria
  • Regina
  • Pranzo
  • Di Stagione
  • Roman Times Kitchen
  • Macchiato
  • Romeo & Monte’s
  • Mia Bella Ristorante
  • The Venetian Deli
  • The Real Neapolitan
  • Rustico Mercanti
  • Chef Carbonari
  • Romagna Pizza
  • Little Bit of Italy
  • Familia Ristorante
  • Barrocco Restaurant
  • Fortuno Italian
  • Bravo Ristorante
  • Primavera
  • Restaurant Giacomo
  • Trattoria Panoramica
  • Il Giardino
  • Rialto
  • Tuscany Palace
  • La Gustosa
  • Mangia Tutto
  • The Italian Lion
  • Trattoria Vittorio

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Indian Restaurant Names

  • Bombay Tiger
  • Karma Bhavan
  • New India Dining
  • The Marigold
  • The Saffron Guru
  • Curry Chai
  • Urban Turban 
  • Canteen Punjab
  • The Mango Bar
  • Karma Dining
  • Swirl Of India
  • Golden India Eatery
  • The Tandoori Rose
  • Biryani + Kale
  • The Curry Life
  • Rajasthani Delights
  • Oh! Calcutta
  • Minted India
  • Chutney & Tandoori
  • Curry Pot India
  • Desi Palace
  • Kashmiri Delights
  • Masala Magic
  • The Green Chutney
  • Shambhala
  • Delicatessen Delhi
  • Spirit of India
  • Tandoori House
  • Golden Curry
  • Chai-Chai Express
  • The Punjabi Kitchen
  • Mangalore
  • Bombay Taste
  • Nirvana Flavors

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Japanese Restaurant Names

  • Shogun Club
  • Emperor’s Sushi
  • House of Bamboo
  • Sakura Cafe
  • Osaka Bowl Express
  • Three Samurai
  • Suzuki Ramen
  • Oshima Oasis
  • The Joyful Sushi
  • Mr. Yokohama
  • Ichiban Sushi Fusion
  • Miso Me
  • Wasabi Garden
  • Nomi Lounge
  • Tokyo-Ichi Ramen
  • Tokyo Shogun
  • Sukiyaki Boy
  • Sushi Emporium
  • Sushi Dojo
  • Shogun Ramen & Roll
  • Samurai Street Grill
  • Rising Sun Ramen
  • Silver Lake Sushi
  • Miro Sushi

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Mexican Restaurant Name Ideas

  • Senor Corazon
  • Taqueria El Burracho
  • Sun Valley Burrito
  • Pepe Nero
  • El Toro
  • Salsa Champions
  • Caramba Grill House
  • Taquitos Factory
  • The Sirocco Palace
  • Navarro TexMex
  • Tortilla Brothers
  • Taqueria El Campo
  • Cantina D’Oro
  • The Taco Trucker
  • Tacolandia
  • Mexicata
  • El Patron Taco Shop
  • Tacos de Mexico
  • The Crunchy Taco
  • Gusto Mexican Grill
  • Como Rico Taco House
  • Taco De Mariachi
  • Amigos Eatery
  • The Spicy Tamale
  • Taqueria El Coyote
  • Burrito Villa
  • Buen Gusto Mexico
  • Casa Latina
  • The Taco Station
  • Taco Mama Texas
  • El Mirage
  • The Burrito Beat
  • Los Taco Boys
  • Taqueria El Mango
  • Tortilla Garden
  • El Tres Amigos
  • The Tasty Tortilla

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Seafood Restaurant Names

  • Poseidon – King of Seafood
  • Zardino
  • Atlantic Restaurant
  • Bait & Catch
  • Oceania
  • The Deep Anchor
  • Crazy Lobster
  • Captain Hook
  • The Fish King
  • The Baroque Oyster
  • Mosaic Seafood
  • Fishermans Green
  • Little Harbor
  • The Sea Line Express
  • Seawall Cookhouse
  • Ocean Eats
  • Hook Dining Club
  • Oceanside
  • Pier Three
  • Seaside Diner
  • Ocean’s Oven
  • Chowder Queen
  • The Oyster Den
  • Shark Park Grill
  • Peixes
  • La Marine
  • Fellini Fish & Chips
  • The Whale’s End
  • Oceans First Seafood
  • Dockside
  • Ocean Palace
  • The Blue Marlin
  • Oceans End Seafood

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Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant Names

  • Emerald Juice
  • Coriander
  • The Green Stove
  • Holy Pickle
  • Delicious Planet
  • The Pomegranate Inn
  • Tantra Vegan
  • Greenspace Restaurant
  • The Vegan Parlour
  • Olive Grove
  • The Leafy Vegetarian
  • The Earthy Chef
  • Harmony Raw Food
  • The Kale & Kasha
  • Thyme
  • The Vegan Kettle
  • Second Sunrise
  • La Citronelle
  • The Pecan Blossom
  • The Kale & Pumpkin
  • Olive Taste
  • Juicy Date
  • Urban Barn
  • Cinnamon
  • Split Bean
  • The Rolling Beans
  • The Green Thumb Cafe
  • The Raw Veg Co.
  • Bean Cottage
  • Papaya Fusion
  • The Salad Warrior
  • Red Ribbon Kitchen
  • Raw Veg Studio
  • Nosh Sutra
  • Roses & Greens
  • Mint Leaf

3 Quick Tips for Naming Your Restaurant

The list of names above should hopefully have given you some good ideas and a start in the process of naming your restaurant. 
You also have to figure out what your concept and overall brand are, and what you want your food or customer experience to be. 

Next, use the following three tips to generate more name ideas:

1. Start with considering your offering and your customers:

  • What type of restaurant is it? Fine dining, gastropub, fast food, food truck, etc.   
  • What type of cuisine do you serve? Italian, Japanese, Mexican, seafood, vegetarian, pizza, etc.
  • Which neighborhood or district is your cafe located in? Soho, Times Square, New York City, etc.
  • What type of customers are you looking for? Families, singles, office workers, millennials, etc.

2. What are your values and background:

Consider your restaurant’s mission statement and values first. What story do you tell your customers with your name?

Effective marketing is based on articulating and extending a harmonious concept from the inside out. Communicating what defines your business is how to engage potential customers because it puts your story in context.

3. The best restaurant names often have a good story behind their name

See if you can find some interesting story or fact about the history of your building or the neighborhood and incorporate that into the name. This story can also be used when creating your restaurant slogan or tagline.

Conclusion & More Restaurant Marketing & Branding Resources

We hope this article will help you to come up with a clever name for your restaurant. Next, you might want to check out the following resources for restaurant owners:

250+ Catchy Restaurant Slogans & Taglines (2021)

55 Examples of Restaurant Menu Designs for Inspiration

25+ Creative Restaurant Business Card Designs

27 Restaurant Logo Design Ideas (Images + Tips)

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Jan Erling

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