Travel search engine KAYAK and restaurant reservation service company OpenTable have revealed the top 25 hidden gem restaurants worth…
Travel search engine KAYAK and restaurant reservation service company OpenTable have revealed the top 25 hidden gem restaurants worth traveling for around the world.
Spanning the globe, from Australia to Canada, Japan, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and across Europe and the United States, these restaurants from KAYAK’s most popular cities will fulfill diners’ appetite for an authentic dining experience.
Featuring under the radar establishments and off the beaten path hotspots, the list compiles local favorites, as well as details on flight cost and when to book both your flight and your dining reservation.
Additionally, KAYAK and OpenTable share how to tip and what to order, including many of the restaurants’ most well-known dishes, so food-focused travelers can confidently plan their next vacation to the cities that ranked among KAYAK’s most popular destinations over the last six months.
To help uncover how travelers and diners are approaching their foodie escapes, KAYAK and OpenTable commissioned a survey which revealed 1 in 5 Americans will plan a trip based solely on how good they expect the food to be.
A separate survey, conducted on KAYAK’s behalf by YouGov, found that nearly three quarters (73 percent) of Americans would pick a local restaurant over a high end restaurant when traveling. Additional key takeaways from the survey include:
Americans will travel for a good meal. 44 percent of Americans said they would book a flight or train or even take a road trip or bus ride just to dine at a specific restaurant. Many also noted that they’d take a long detour (30 percent) or a day trip (42 percent) just to dine at a restaurant they wanted to try.
Good food is worth buckling in for. 61 percent of Americans would travel an hour or more to eat at a restaurant on their wish list.
Travelers seek local vs. familiar Over 6 in 10 Americans (62 percent) agree they prefer to eat the local cuisine over more familiar food when on vacation.
To help the traveling foodie uncover the best hidden gem restaurants in some of KAYAK’s most popular travel destinations, OpenTable looked to diners for their top recommendations. Here’s what we found:
12th Avenue Grill – Honolulu, Hawaii
Alux Restaurante – Cancun, Mexico
Battista’s Hole in the Wall – Las Vegas, Nevada
Bistro Campagne – Chicago, Illinois
Cafe Luxembourg – New York, New York
CRUST – Miami, Florida
Frances – San Francisco, California
Gilda by Belgious – Barcelona, Spain
Mamma Maria – Boston, Massachusetts
Musso & Frank Grill – Los Angeles, California
Nusret Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Omonia Taverna & Bar – Frankfurt, Germany
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, British Columbia
Paddock & Vine – Sydney, Australia
Rosetta – Mexico City, Mexico
Schnitzelei Charlottenburg – Berlin, Germany
Serafina by the Water – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Stella Cocktail Club – Dublin, Ireland
Terroni Queen – Toronto, Ontario
Tatel Madrid – Madrid, Spain
The Tap Room at Dubsdread- Orlando, Florida
Van Speyk – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Westerns Laundry – London, England
Wirtshaus in der Au – Munich, Germany
(Kaikaya by the Sea ) – Tokyo, Japan
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