Restaurant Name Ideas List by Cuisine

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Restaurant Name Ideas List by Cuisine

As an entrepreneur planning to open a new restaurant, you know that great names and cool logos whet your customer’s appetites for your delicious dishes, craft beer, and coffee drinks – even before they arrive at your restaurant!

The first item in your business plan should be to name your restaurant with a catchy and memorable name like the ones on this list of name suggestions.

Big List of Restaurant Name Ideas

Any of these names can be modified by adding words such as these: restaurant, cafeteria, bar, diner, coffee shop, dining room, inn, joint, place, eatery, drive-in, grill, hideaway, lunchroom, pizzeria, cafe’, luncheonette, and nightclub.

Ways to Customize the names from this list of ideas to make it your own: Add Your Name

NAME + Cafe, + Kitchen, + Place

Add Descriptive Adjectives

Absolutely  — Delicious — Dine — Divine — The Golden Spoon — Decadent — Desire

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Names By Cuisine & Food

Italian & Pizza

La Dolce Vita
Little Italy
Olivewood Grill

Here’s an inspiration for catchy pizza restaurant names Get more hundreds of more name ideas on this big list of Italian restaurant names


Juan in a Million

Burrito Belly

La Mesa (the table)

El Toro (the bull)

Mucho (too much)

La Taberna (the tavern)

La Olla (the pan)


Sabroso (tasty)

Here are more Mexican restaurant name ideas Also, get inspiration for naming your Spanish restaurant 

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French Restaurant Names

Are you considering opening a French restaurant – fancy fine dining or casual cafe bistro? Think about using some commonly understood French words in your restaurant name, such as these naming ideas:

French Quarter Cafe

Le Fromage Bistro

Escargots Brasserie


French Dip Cafe

Cul de Sac Bistro

Baguette Cafe

Crepe Savant

Dijonaise Restaurant

Dished Paris

Divine French Dining

Want more French cuisine names? Check out this big list of French restaurant name ideas here

French bakers be sure to check out my list of these beautiful French bakery name ideas


Catching Fresh Everyday

Crabby Dick ( Change to Your Name)

Clam Chop (fish and steak)

City of Fish

Crab and Prawn


Check out this big list of seafood restaurant name ideas Looking for Sushi restaurant ideas check out this list of Japanese Restaurant Names

Chicken, Meat & Steak

Mutton Chops

Central Pork

Eatmore Fried Chicken

Mad for Chicken (or Crazy for Chicken)

Belly and Snout (good for BBQ)

Meat U There


Beef Blackout

Beef Storm

Bob Mutton

Carver’s Cut

Friendly Fire (for grills or BBQ)

Mad Beef


Iron Bone

One for the Road Hog (BBQ)

onFire BBQ

Pork Digest

Big list of Barbeque restaurant name ideas (plus proven tips for creating cool BBQ names)


Spice House, Spice Mystery

Nin Com Soup

Wok this Way

Curry Favor

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Beyond the Eggroll

The Sumptuous Banquet

The Feast of Lu

The Peanut & the Prawn (Nice for a Thai restaurant too)

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Japanese & Sushi Name Ideas

Atomic Sushi

Emperor’s Sushi

House of Bamboo

Sushi Junkies

Love Sushi

Samurai Sushi

Ramen & Rice

Miso Hungry



The Noodle Exchange

Get more naming inspiration and Japanese restaurant name ideas on my list here

Healthy – Vegetarian, Vegan & Salads

Lettuce Eat

Banana Cabana

Budda Bite

Call it Green

Celery Dreams

Celestial Pudding

Ciao Buddha

Cool Tofu

Dandelion Greens

Earth’s Salad

Figure Lean

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Freakin’ Planet Eats

Muscle Bar

Naked Lunch

Nanna Banana

Organic Cannibal

Power Potato

Radiant Earth

More name ideas for healthy restaurants

Names by Restaurant Type:

Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms



The Cup

Brewed Awakening

Common Grounds (or Uncommon Grounds)

Love You a Latte

Bean Around the World Coffee

Chai Tea Shop

Get Baked (Also good for Bakery)

Coffee Nut

Latte Da

Club Coffee

Cup O’ Joe

Dream Bean Coffee Shop

Grinders Cafe

Mugs Coffee

The Friendly Bean

Atomic Coffee

Brewed Attitude

Coffee King

Coffee Patch

Coffee Zone

Doctor Coffee

Retro Coffee

Bakery Name Ideas – That are Available! Not Taken!

Are you opening a new bakery and need cute bakery name ideas? Well then, check out my big list of hundreds of catchy bakery names complete with inspiring logo examples to name your baking business.

Get inspired by this ultimate list of memorable bakery names that is filled with hundreds of creative, cute, unique, edgy, funny, and cute bakehouse name ideas!

Now selecting a good bakery company name is a piece of cake! Sweet!

Examples of great bakery names

Tart Bakery
You’re Sweet As Pie
Sugar Lips
Honeybuns Bakery
Flourishes Custom Cakes
Pound Your Dough
Sugary Sweet Bakery
Hazelnut Bakery
Spiraling Caramel Dessert Shop
Biscuit’s Corner Homestyle Baked Goods

Cafe and Bistros

Comfort Food

The Dinner Table

Two Men (or Women) and a Griddle (Grill or BBQ)

Dinner Plate

A Food Affair

The Eatery


Cate Teria (a play on words with cafeteria)

The Supper Club

Al Fresco

Pass the Thyme

Sunshine Diner

A Taste of Heaven Diner

Dine Right Diner

Downtown Diner

Over Easy Diner

Famous Lunch

The Crispy Biscuit

Good Eats Diner

No Wait Diner

Grub N’Stuff Diner

Bacon Bros. Diner

The Great Breakfast Diner

Break the Fast

The Sizzling Grill

Butter and Grace

Dream Cafe

Electric Waffle

Hungry Head

Bite Me Sandwich

Munch Box

Lox Stock & Bagel

Award Weiners

Pita Pan

Burger Glory

Bagel Brain

Jelly Roll Deli

Diners & Breakfast

Sunshine Diner

A Taste of Heaven Diner

Dine Right Diner

Downtown Diner

Over Easy Diner

Famous Lunch

The Crispy Biscuit

Good Eats Diner

No Wait Diner

Grub N’Stuff Diner

Bacon Bros. Diner

The Great Breakfast Diner

Break the Fast

The Sizzling Grill

Butter and Grace

Dream Cafe

Electric Waffle

Hungry Head

Food Trucks and Mobile Food Carts

Starting a rolling restaurant? A food truck or cuisine cart? You want a name that is memorable and will get customers lining up.

Below are a few food truck naming suggestions – read my big list of food truck name ideas here

Bacon Buggy

Anywhere Eats

Drive and Dine

Diner Driver

Sandwich, Burgers, and Deli

Bite Me Sandwich

Munch Box

Lox Stock & Bagel

Award Weiners

Pita Pan

Burger Glory

Bagel Brain

Jelly Roll Deli

Bars, Pubs & Breweries



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Winery and Cocktail Bars

Planet of the Grapes

American Winery

Chops and Hops


Royal Lush

Irish Pubs

Leprechaun’s Table

Blarney Stone Cafe (Bar)

Limerick Buffet

Luck of the Irish Cafe

Shamrock Inn

Find name suggestions on this list of catchy bar names

Restaurant Logo Examples for Inspiration

Modern Look with a retro feel using an old neon road sign image for Mad Eats, American Diner

Logo design of BBQ restaurant called Smokin Swine. Circle, badge type design with a funny pig. Both the company name and the fun vibe make me want to eat at this place!

Check out this list of clever BBQ name ideas

Two Bucks Brewing picked this design as the winner of their logo contest. It works well in both green or white. I like the strong graphic lines and stylized hops, the main ingredient in beer, incorporated into the design.

This name and logo communicate clearly what I can expect at this restaurant – a natural, fresh and sweet dish. The colors are pretty and will print beautifully on t-shirts and aprons. Even though it is a colorful logo the design is so strong that it will also work in black and white.

7 Steps to a Great New Logo for Your Restaurant

The logo, or the pictorial image that conveys the title of the restaurant, will be a part of your brand and so a significant identifier for your clients. Though your tastes and preferences will inevitably become involved, you also should adhere to some fundamentals of superior logo design to choose the one which will indeed set your restaurant apart from the competition.

Step 1 – Simple is Good Select a logo that’s easy, with few complicated or intricate specifics. It needs to be simple to discern with just a quick glance. A symbol that contains three colors is on the point of becoming too active; a logo that includes no more than two colors is better.

Step 2 – Big is Beautiful Make sure that your simple emblem may be resized — created larger and more prominent — and still seem attractive. Additionally, it should seem impressive in color or black and white. Bear in mind that your logo will look in various sizes and color formats, based on where it is used, such as on hints, your menu, your site and other promotional materials.

Step 3 – Conveys Your Restaurant Mood Select a symbol that matches the idea of your restaurant. It should communicate a relationship, even in a subtle manner. By way of instance, a casual family restaurant ought to have a symbol with a casual look and texture while an elegant restaurant ought to have a much more upscale, sophisticated logo.

Step 4 – Test of Time Prevent trendy emblem designs or the ones that might unwittingly date your company. The top logos endure the test of time.

Step 5 – Expand Your Vision Widen your perspective, recalling that lots of small business logos don’t portray what the company sells or does. Most automobile manufacturers don’t have logos that represent vehicles; a few exact well-known computer business logos don’t represent notebooks or notepads. Similarly, your restaurant logo doesn’t need to depict spices, food, utensils or other pictures which are all about restaurants.

Step 6 – Free Stock Logos Look & Taste Bad Reject a symbol that seems cheap, comprises clip art or which looks like additional well-known emblem designs. Your logo needs to be as distinctive and impressive as your restaurant.

Step 7 – Get Customer Input Consult trustworthy friends and colleagues on your logo, but do not expect to achieve a consensus. Some logo designers prefer to state that “anybody can be a critic” of the job because everybody has two eyes and may consequently render an impression. Follow audio logo-design selection fundamentals, but hope your great instincts, also.

Logo Design Checklist

When you are considering possible designs of logos, ask these questions to make sure that your new design is right for your company and passes this logo use test. If you answer, “no” to even one question – just start again and pick a different winner from your logo contest submission ideas

  1. Does the logo communicate your company store?
  2. Is it unique and trademark free, meaning you can trademark the design as your new logo?
  3. Does it work well in a very large size, for a building sign, and also very small for a business card?
  4. Does it work well in one color? Sometimes you will only be given one color choice
  5. Can it be embroidered on a piece of fabric – such as a cap, hat, bag or apron?
  6. Does it look good in digital media on your website and in social media channels? It must be able to fit into a square and sometimes a wide rectangle. Can it the name stacked and still read well.
  7. Does it pop out and get customer attention when used in an ad?

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