World’s Top 50

I saw that a new list of the world’s best 50 restaurants has been released…
I love lists, I make them often when traveling to help me keep prioritize sights and food I must consider. Now I’ve got an international food list to look forward to 🙂

The world’s 50 best restaurants
1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) *best restaurant in Europe*
2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
3. Mirazur (Menton, France)
4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City) *best restaurant in North America*
5. Gaggan (Bangkok) *best restaurant in Asia*
6. Central (Lima, Peru) *best restaurant in South America*
7. Maido (Lima, Peru)
8. Arpege (Paris, France)
9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, New York)
13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
15. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
16. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
17. Den (Tokyo, Japan) *highest climber*
18. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain) *highest new entry*
19. Geranium (Copenhagen)
20. Attica (Melboure, Australia)
21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
25. Cosme (New York City)
26. Le Bernardin (New York City)
27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
28. Odette (Singapore) *new entry*
29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
30. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)
31. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
32. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)
33. The Clove Club (London, UK)
34. Alinea (Chicago)
35. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway) *new entry*
36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)
37. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
38. Lyle’s (London) *new entry*
39. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)
40. Septime (Paris, France)
41. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)
42. Ledbury (London, UK)
43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain) *sustainable restaurant award*
44. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey) *new entry*
45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)
46. Saison (San Francisco)
47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzlerand) *new entry*
48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia) *new entry*
49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)
50. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa) *Africa’s best restaurant*

Read more about the list here !

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The Maui Food Top 30 List

On our past year of traveling we’ve had the opportunity to try tons of amazing food from night markets to hole in the wall Michelin Star Restaurants. We work hard to expand our stomachs (and also split things) quite a bit so we can sample a little of everything.

However, when I come home it’s a mad dash to fit in all the places I’ve got to go to get what I’ve missed and been craving. In a two week period this is slightly daunting and hard on my usual health conscious way of living. For example, one day might be going to Sam Sato’s for brunch, picking up some manju while there, stopping at Homemaid Bakery for malasadas, followed by Da Kitchen for lunch or dinner takeout and finishing with Ululani’s Shave Ice! Whew! Thankfully I will be on the island a bit longer this time so I don’t need to resort to that (haha - although I’ve already had a good deal of butter rolls and malasadas, whoops).

In no apparent order:

1. Japengo
2. 1054 Togoshi Sushi
3. Sushi Paradise
4. Morimoto’s
5. Maui Thai Bistro
6. HI Thai Food Truck
7. Gestes Shrimp Truck
8. Three’s Bar & Grill
9. Seahouse
10. Ko
11. Cuatro
12. Mala Ocean Tavern
13. Haile Maile General Store
14. Nick’s Fishmarket
15. Down the Hatch
16. Zing
17. Pita Paradise
18. Bella Surf Cafe
19. Coffee House & Crepes
Aria’s I loved it here! Also saw Mayor Arakawa lol
20. Pizza Madness Maui
21. The Plantation House
22. Fork & Salad
23. Banyan Tree
24. Lahaina Grill
25. Merriman’s Kapalua
26. Ka’ana Kitchen
Pizza Paradiso Mediterranean Grill Been twice!
27. Choice Health Bar
28. Aloha Mixed Plate
29. Local Boys Shave Ice
30. The Gazebo

This next section are the ones I’m on the fence about, from reading the menu and reviews.
If the menu doesn’t have a lot I’m interested in I don’t see much of a point in going but the food does look good sooooo….
never say never.


Taverna (for drinks)
The Mill House
Flatbread Co. Give it another chance?
Pulehu Italian Grill
Miso Phat Sushi (Guy Fieri visited…)
Sale Pepe

If it’s not on the list I’ve either already been there or have reviewed the menu and am not interested in going at this time, but if it seems like there’s something MAJOR missing, comment below!!

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