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Best of the Best Restaurants 2023
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Best of the Best Restaurants

Hidden Gems - World

Below are the 2023 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hidden Gems—restaurants that earn their under-the-radar status. (If you know, you know—and now you do.)

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Restauracja Future & Wine in Warsaw puts a modern spin on traditional Polish food, with dishes that showcase seasonal flavours and ingredients. Standouts include the tuna, salmon, and beef tenderloin. Make sure to leave room for dessert: The tiramisu is a must.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Polish, European
 $$ - $$$

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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,046 reviews
At Omakase, guests partake in a unique omakase experience, where the chefs use elevated ingredients from Japan, as well as wagyu and otoro. The traditional and cosy decor transports guests to Japan, while they watch the skilled sushi chefs craft their meal. The restaurant specialises in sashimi and fish, but other popular Asian dishes are available as well.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
 $$$$
03.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,216 reviews
Kinara by Vikas Khanna is a vibrant and modern exploration of traditional Indian cuisine. It's an homage to the Indian kitchen, with dishes that feature prawns, lamb, and curry. And while it's on the affordable end, the attention to detail and quality rivals some of Dubai's finest restaurants. You can enjoy their exceptional dishes in the impressive indoor or outdoor space on any occasion.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Healthy
 $$$$
04.
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,230 reviews
Rucula Cusco offers a variety of Peruvian dishes prepared with the region's freshest ingredients. They're known for their alpaca steak, but have lots of vegan and vegetarian options, too, like pasta and curry. Don't skip on dessert (the tiramisu is a must-try), and if you're into fresh juices and smoothies, you're in luck (they're really good). Bonus: The location is fantastic, with a great view of Plaza de Armas.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Peruvian, Fusion, Healthy
 $$ - $$$
05.
5.0 of 5 bubbles718 reviews
Goreme Han Restaurant in Cappadocia offers diners a variety of Turkish classics with top-notch views of Rose Valley. They've got vegetarian and meat options that include lamb, beef, fish, and aubergine, as well as a wide selection of wine, beer, and coffee. Guests can enjoy a great meal or shisha with unmatched views of the hot air balloons rising.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Barbecue, Turkish
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,539 reviews
Victory Cafe's menu features Greek classics like moussaka and pork gyros, as well as sweet treats like waffles and crepes. The restaurant is conveniently located near the Acropolis and other historical sites, so it's a great place to stop in between sightseeing. The owners are super friendly, and even offer complimentary desserts and shots of ouzo. Prices are reasonable, too.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Cafe, European, Healthy
 $
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,053 reviews
Happy Monkey is a gem located in Villa de Leyva. You'll find Latin, Colombian, and Caribbean flavours here, with gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options. Travellers say you have to try the lasagna, as well as the coffee and other cafe drinks.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Latin, Colombian
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,982 reviews
Hanoi Food Culture is a hidden gem tucked away in a secluded food alley in Hanoi. The restaurant offers Vietnamese cuisine with a healthy twist, making it a unique dining experience.The vintage French villa constructed in 1911 houses a restaurant that offers outstanding dishes from their chef Nguyen. The green mango salad with prawn and pork is a delightful, as well as the slow-cooked pork with radish root. Their friendly staff provide excellent service and can accommodate dietary restrictions as needed.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,773 reviews
Thìa Gỗ Restaurant Da Nang has a wide array of Vietnamese food—think: pho, spring rolls, and fried rice—for a truly authentic experience. The attentive staff is happy to provide recommendations and their expertise on how to eat certain dishes. The restaurant is located in the city centre—so it’s just a short ride away from all the popular sites. It’s a must-visit while you’re in town.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Vietnamese
 $
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,183 reviews
Hierro Parrilla San Telmo is one of Buenos Aires' best steakhouses. They specialise in Argentine cuisine, using traditional techniques for meat that's ridiculously good. Go here if you're looking for an authentic experience, with made-to-order steak that goes straight from the grill to your plate.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,891 reviews
Nhan's Kitchen, located in Quang Nam Province, Hoi An, offers a diverse range of Vietnamese and Western cuisine. The restaurant serves delicious dishes that including pork, pho and dumplings. Nhan's Kitchen is perfect for those seeking healthy and affordable food, with options such as salads and smoothies available. The restaurant provides a friendly atmosphere, making it a great place to enjoy a meal with friends and family. Its wide range of tasty dishes makes Nhan's Kitchen is a must-visit for anyone looking for a flavorful dining experience in Hoi An.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Asian
 $
12.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,663 reviews
If you're a fan of seafood, Tuna Azul in Puerto Vallarta is your spot. They've got a variety of Mexican and Latin American dishes, like ceviche tostadas, chicharrón, and lobster tacos. Like it spicy? Load yours up with their homemade sauces. Prices are pretty reasonable for the portion size, and when you go, make sure to grab a spot on the balcony for great views.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood
 $$ - $$$
13.
5.0 of 5 bubbles957 reviews
Aisha Restaurant Luxor offers a variety of dishes from all over the world (think: wings, shawarma, moussaka, curry, pancakes, apple pie, and more). Standouts include the chicken liver starter, grilled duck with orange sauce, and Om Ali dessert. The staff is incredibly kind, providing next-level service.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
 $$ - $$$
14.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,646 reviews
Andino Gastrobar in Andalucia takes on dishes from Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, and Argentina, and serves them up in new, creative ways. Get your fill of tapas, tacos, shrimp, and octopus (there's lots of options for vegetarians and vegans, too), then wash it down with a fresh Latin American cocktail. They also have a great selection of Chilean wines that pair perfectly with their menu.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,205 reviews
If you're looking for a healthy, balanced meal, head to Herb Library, a rustic, nature-inspired spot in Ubud. Their menu—crafted by a raw food advocate—focusses on plant-based dishes and sustainably-farmed chicken and fish. They've got poke bowls, pasta, juices, and smoothies, and Indonesian dishes, too. Added bonus: Free ginger elixir drinks and starters like Vietnamese rice paper rolls.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: International, Healthy, Indonesian
 $
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5.0 of 5 bubbles821 reviews
Madhouse Bistro & Craft Beer Bar is a great place to stop after a long day of exploring Budapest. It's a classic gastropub, with 25 beers on tap, a trove of natural wines, and elevated Hungarian and European bar food. The staff is warm and welcoming, and always down to give a good beer recommendation.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Gastropub, Hungarian
 $$ - $$$
17.
5.0 of 5 bubbles6,101 reviews
Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro in Prague is serves American classics like wings, hamburgers, and nachos, plus lots of salads and vegetarian options. Step inside, and you'll feel like you're in a roadhouse from the '50s. The vibe is relaxed and friendly, making it a great spot for a casual night out.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: American
 $
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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,432 reviews
Csokonai Restaurant in Debrecen is known for its beautifully presented Hungarian food and international dishes like tataki and pasta. There's also an excellent selection of wines that pair well with the diverse menu.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: International, European, Eastern European
 $$ - $$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,133 reviews
La Taverna di Rugantino Lurago d'erba serves up Roman classics in the heart of Lombardy. The menu is carefully crafted with a variety of options, from signature pastas to meat and fish dishes. The homey setting and authentic flavours will transport you to the streets of Trastevere, where you can enjoy the best of traditional Roman food.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Italian, Romana, Lazio
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,546 reviews
Casa Da Piedra is a restaurant located in a historic house in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil. They blend rustic and modern vibes in both their decor and menu, which features traditional and contemporary Brazilian dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients. With multiple rooms, live music, and excellent service, Casa Da Piedra offers a unique and memorable dining experience. Travellers say: Try the fresh seafood and creative cocktails.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Contemporary
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,013 reviews
Restaurante Estrada in Tulum is a small, family-run spot serving some of the freshest seafood in the region. The menu features a variety of Latin American and Caribbean dishes like tacos, octopus, lobster, and ceviche. The service is also excellent, making it a must-visit for seafood fans.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
 $$ - $$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles6,077 reviews
La Fata Ignorante focusses on Italian classics like carbonara and risotto, along with dishes like wild boar and octopus. Make sure to leave room for dessert: The rich chocolate mousse is a ridiculously good. With a laid-back vibe, it's a great spot to grab dinner and drinks. Our tip? Head to the patio to check out the stunning views of Rome.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,825 reviews
Dar Chef is a family-run spot in Marrakech serving up authentic Moroccan, Middle Eastern, and African dishes. The lamb, couscous, beef, and salad are all must-trys. The restaurant can be a little hard to find, but it's totally worth it for the delicious food and comfortable ambiance.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: African, Moroccan, Healthy
 $$ - $$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,157 reviews
The Pind in Prague is known for dishes packed with flavour, with standouts including tikka masala, prawns, lamb, and curry—you can even customise how spicy you want your meal. With friendly staff, reasonable prices, and a charming and homey vibe, it's a spot you'll want to keep coming back to.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Asian
 $$ - $$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,746 reviews
Il Grano is a family-friendly pizzeria-trattoria in the heart of Paris. The menu features a variety Italian dishes, but the real showstoppers are the fresh, artisanal pastas and Roman pizzas. Grab a spot inside where you can watch the kitchen do its thing, or snag a seat on the terrace. Pro tip: Don't skip the bread and desserts—they're made in-house and ridiculously good.
Quick facts
 Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
 $$ - $$$
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