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Tempura Matsui- the best tempura in New York also has housemade udon and soba as well as a divine Matcha custard.

Tempura Matsui

Tempura Matsui- Best Tempura in New York Outside of Asia, I rarely go near Tempura, especially in most restaurants in the United States. In general, I rarely eat deep fried foods and on top of this, the off occasion when I decide to indulge, it
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Dina Yuen and the Per Se New York team with Chef Corey Chow- still one of the best restaurants in the world.

Per Se New York

Per Se New York- Best Restaurants in the World In its earliest days, Per Se was one of my favorite restaurants in the world, a place I was very fortunate to have frequented several times a month for a period of time. It was magical
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The Oxford Gastropub serves the best comfort food in Silicon Valley, melding the best of Britain and India in a charming, local watering hole.

The Oxford Gastropub

The Oxford Gastropub Sunnyvale is a small town that is home to many corporate titans of Silicon Valley yet most people in the world have never heard of it. On a smooth, traffic-free day it takes about 45 minutes from San Francisco proper. One would
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Of the best sushi restaurants in New York, Sushi Nakazawa solidifies its place in the Top 3 not just in NY but all of America. Trio of Tuna pictured here.

Sushi Nakazawa- Best Sushi Restaurants in New York

Sushi Nakazawa New York One of the best sushi restaurants in New York, really in all of America, Sushi Nakazawa is as good as it gets outside of Japan. Helmed by proprietor and Chef Daisuke Nakazawa who will forever be linked to the legendary Jiro
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The Plaza Food Hall- Best Places To Eat New York

The Plaza Food Hall- Best Places To Eat New York

The Plaza Food Hall- Best Places to Eat New York When thinking of the best places to eat in any city in the Western hemisphere, you probably wouldn’t think of a food hall nor would you think of a hotel. Unless you’re in Asia where
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Omakase Restaurant San Francisco- Nigiri Sushi credit Jeremy Chung

Omakase Restaurant San Francisco

Omakase Restaurant San Francisco The mere term ‘omakase’ elicits images of fine Japanese establishments with revered masters behind wooden counters determining exactly what experience guests will encounter in that one moment in time. In the Western world, for better or worse, ‘omakase’ has become synonymous
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Via Quadronno- best Tiramisu in New York.

Via Quadronno- Most Charming Cafe in New York

Via Quadronno- Most Charming Cafe in New York  New York and Italy have always had a special relationship. Since the early 1900’s Italian immigrants steadily poured into New York, bringing their hopes and dreams for a better life along with Grandma’s recipes. As is the case
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Mina Test Kitchen Review- The Company's spectacular Dal with Papadum.

Mina Test Kitchen- The Company’s Indian Feast

Mina Test Kitchen- The Company Bar & Kitchen There are Indian entrepreneur-chefs and restaurateurs hell bent on changing the perception of Indian cuisine and the experience of dining in an Indian-centric establishment. I for one, am thrilled. Am I going to say “I told you
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Best Chefs in America- Srijith Gopinathan

Srijith Gopinathan

CHEF SRIJITH GOPINATHAN Dina’s Thoughts It’s been over four years since I first tasted Chef Sri’s cooking yet the memory of that first meal lingers in my mind as potently as spices permeating the air in an Indian kitchen. It was at Campton Place inside
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Simbal- Crispy Sweet Potato

Simbal Restaurant

Simbal- Best New Restaurant in LA It was one of my favorite chefs who told me to head to Simbal; James Beard Award winning Chef David Myers raved about his protegé Shawn Pham. Having long respected Myers’ palate and leadership at various restaurants, I made
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Luce Restaurant- one of the best restaurants in San Francisco with mouth watering food, sophisticated ambiance and top notch service.

Luce Restaurant

Luce Restaurant- Best Restaurants in San Francisco One aspect of the business that even the most luxurious of hotels struggle with in America is sustaining a signature restaurant that serves consistently excellent food with warm, genuine service while still offering some kind of value without
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Ritz Carlton Earns 13 Michelin Stars in 2015

Big Congrats: Ritz Carlton Earns 13 Michelin Stars in 2015 As many of you know, I’ve long been an ardent fan of Ritz Carlton, both its hotels and hotel restaurants. I was excited to hear that some of my favorite restaurants in Ritz Carlton hotels
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Pabu Restaurant- Best Sushi in San Francisco hands down. Fish flown in from Japan every other day.

Pabu Restaurant

Pabu Restaurant- Best Sushi in San Francisco I have been to hundreds upon hundreds of restaurants in their early opening days. The two biggest noticeable problems facing new restaurants are typically that the wait staff is too flustered to be sincerely friendly and that food takes
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Nyonya Ali- authentic Indonesian restaurant in Jakarta where you'll eat like a real local.

Nyonya Ali

Nyonya Ali- Authentic Indonesian Restaurant in Jakarta In countries with long histories, eating is always a major part of the culture and we can expect to find fantastic dining experiences aplenty. Jakarta has its shares of the world’s culinary greats but we must dare to
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Benu Restaurant- one of the best restaurants in San Francisco and consistently one of the top restaurants in the world, helmed by French Laundry alum Corey Lee.

Benu Restaurant- Best Restaurants San Francisco

Benu Restaurant- Best Restaurants San Francisco I had heard all the hype about Corey Lee from his days working as Thomas Keller’s right hand man at French Laundry. Call me a food snob but I’m never one to just believe what other critics and self-proclaimed
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Restaurant Gary Danko- one of the best restaurants in San Francisco.

Gary Danko

Gary Danko- One of the Best Restaurants in San Francisco There are moments in life that continue to shine on like glittering jewels in the dark recesses of our minds, long after they have passed. Often representing treasured memories with loved ones, those are happy
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Eating locally in Rome- Coppa Enoteca Corsi.

Enoteca Corsi

Enoteca Corsi- Best Restaurants in Rome Enoteca Corsi is one of Rome’s hole-in-the-wall eateries that locals patronize on a daily basis. A ‘wine cellar’, Enoteca is open for lunch everyday, specializing in home-style Italian cuisine and of course, wines. Here, it’s all about a casual
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One of the best restaurants in Napa, Celadon Napa has been the leader of excellence in cuisine and service for over 20 years.

Celadon Napa

Celadon Restaurant- One of The Best Restaurants in Napa Editor Update (2016): My former mentor, the wonderful Chef Greg Cole has sold Celadon to his General Manager who takes over this iconic restaurant, continuing Greg’s tradition of excellence in food and service. Executive Chef and
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Cul De Sac- Best Restaurants in Rome, a neighborhood enoteca with classic Roman food.

Cul de Sac

Cul De Sac- Best Restaurants in Rome As one of the oldest and most popular enotecas in Rome, Cul de Sac is always crowded with mostly locals and tourists in the know. Specialties include typical Italian favorites, Mediterranean Cuisine and of course, every Italian wine
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A family run ristorante, Da Delfina is definitely a contender for the best restaurant in Tuscany title.

Da Delfina

Da Delfina- Best Restaurant in Tuscany In the Tuscan countryside, a hidden gem that Florentines place on the “endangered list of authentic Italian restaurants,” Da Delfina is the epitome of what we travel to Italy for. Delfina (the restaurant is named after her) herself can
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Canlis- one of the best restaurants in Seattle has served die-hard fans for decades.


Canlis- Best Restaurants in Seattle After being an ardent fan of Canlis since my teenage years, I’m thrilled to finally be adding this one of a kind gem to AsianFusion’s list of Favorite Restaurants Around the World. I can think of no restaurant in America
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If you're looking for amazing desserts, baked goods and ice cream in Rome, Giolitti has the best gelato in Rome and has long been the go to parlor.

Giolitti Rome

Giolitti- Best Gelato in Rome In a classic setting, Giolitti has been one of Italy’s most beloved creameries, gelato cafes and bakeries since 1890. Giolitti has earned its loyal following of both locals and tourists alike with its outstanding selection of Italian gelatos and decadent
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Kong Yiji- Best Restaurants Beijing

Kong Yiji- Best Restaurants Beijing Named after the protagonist in a Lu Xun (considered China’s father of modern literature) story, Kong Yiji boasts an elegant, old world charm with its wooden bookshelves and hanging calligraphy scrolls. A tall bamboo grove and pebble stone walkway immediately
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Clio Restaurant- Best Restaurants in Boston

Clio Restaurant- Best Restaurants in Boston Clio Restaurant with Chef Ken Oringer at the helm catapults Boston into world-class cuisine status. Here is a French restaurant with Japanese and fusion accents that defies all previous expectations or notions one might have. With classically beautiful beige
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