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28 California restaurants make Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat include LA, OC and Riverside

Yelp has revealed its 10th annual Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States, which features 28 California restaurants, the most of any state, with 17 of those being restaurants in L.A., O.C., and Riverside Counties, including the top spot.

The list, released Wednesday, Jan. 25, is curated by a combination of community suggestions, reviews, ratings and geographic representation based on an equal share of submissions of top-rated restaurants nationally, according to Yelp. Food trucks, delis and cafés are also taken into consideration, not just restaurants.

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This year’s top spot went to Downtown L.A.’s Broken Mouth, a Hawaiian-Korean fusion eatery located in a food hall and serving classics like spam musubi and Hawaiian-style meat jun (thinly sliced beef with an egg batter). On Yelp, Broken Mouth has a 5-star rating and more than 1,300 reviews.

Sunbliss Cafe in Anaheim, CA was named on Yelp’s 10th annual Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

For the first time in the list’s history, island cuisine dominated the top five spots. Kaaloa’s Super Js Authentic Hawaiian in Captain Cook, Hawaii and Adela’s Country Eatery in Kaneohe, Hawaii took the second and fifth spots.

Here are the other Southern spots that made the list and their rankings:

Orange County

6. Sunbliss Cafe (Anaheim)10. Sababa Falafel Shop (Garden Grove)13. Little France Coffee & Bakery (Mission Viejo)18. Trust (Santa Ana)34. Maison Cafe & Market (Dana Point)44. OmG Omakase by Gino (Santa Ana)70. Thanh Do Restaurant (Garden Grove)81. Corazon Taste of Mexico (Brea)94. Hanuman Thai Eatery (Costa Mesa)

Los Angeles County

12. Appu’s Cafe (Long Beach)23. BMORE Protein Pub (Long Beach)25. Rajas con Crema (Maywood)61. Lord Empanada (Monrovia)89. Fiore Market Cafe (South Pasadena)

Tucked away in Norco is The Nook Cafe a new cajun resturant making Yelp's Top 100 Places on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)
Tucked away in Norco is The Nook Cafe a new cajun resturant making Yelp’s Top 100 Places on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

Riverside County

7: The Nook Cajun Cafe (Norco)46. Nonno’s Ristorante (Murrieta)

San Diego County had four places on the list and Ventura County had one.

The state with the second-most eateries was Florida with 14 on the list, Texas had the third most with 8 and Nevada and Arizona had 5 and 4 restaurants each, according to Yelp data. Since the list’s debut, restaurants in Las Vegas have made the list over 30 times, making the city with the most appearances. In close second, Los Angeles and San Diego with 28 appearances each.

For this year’s full list, visit the Collection on the Yelp app or website.

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