Ippudo Tops Yelp’s List of Top Restaurants in America


When a restaurant quotes two-hour wait times, you know that something special is going on there. Nevertheless, it’s rather surprising that Ippudo came in as the most popular restaurant in America on Yelp this year with nearly 2,000 reviews. Two thousand! And what were New York City’s top 10 restaurants?

The full list:

1. Ippudo NY
2. The Meatball Shop
3. Shake Shack
4. Katz’s Delicatessen
5. Doughnut Plant
6. 53rd and 6th Halal Cart
7. Lombardi’s Pizza
8. Caracas Arepa Bar
9. Clinton St. Baking Company
10. Prosperity Dumpling

The top 10 include, unsurprisingly, relatively affordable restaurants with consistently good food. What’s worth noting, though, is that all of the restaurants excluding Shake Shack and the 53rd and 6th Halal Cart fall into about a 10-block radius of the East Village and Lower East Side (and also of The Village Voice office!). It’s proof that hipsters love Yelp! Just kidding! But interestingly, no Brooklyn restaurants made the list, particularly because it seems like everyone has an opinion — good and bad — on the BK these days.

[via Eater National]


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