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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Raleigh

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Raleigh? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Oxford Oaks Distillery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (190)
$31 to $50
American
Oxford
About the restaurant
A Unique Dining and Libations Destination in the heart of downtown Oxford, N.C.

Oxford Oaks features a micro distillery, specialty cocktail bar and upscale restaurant where the community can gather and enjoy fine spirits, elevated cocktails and delicious cuisine.

Top review
CHOWMOM
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Service was outstanding. Food was incredible. It was a calm atmosphere. Wonderful experience right here in Oxford NC.
A photo of On The Square restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1285)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tarboro
About the restaurant
Due to limited seating, we are only accepting in-house reservations. Please call the restaurant directly for a reservation.

Located in Historic Downtown Tarboro, one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, On the Square Restaurant offers seasonal, sustainable ingredients that are celebrated throughout the ever-changing menu. Open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for lunch on Monday through Friday, we are as proud of our food and comfortable atmosphere as we are of our eclectic and value-driven wine list.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Absolutely delicious food, excellent service, and beautiful atmosphere! Can’t wait to return again and try something else on this exquisite menu.
A photo of Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1409)
$30 and under
Mexican
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Come experience Raleigh's Colombo-Mexican Tacos y Tequila Joint!

Hand Crafted Latin Cocktails
Extensive List of Tequilas & Regional Spirits
Carefully Selected List of Latin Wines & Latin Beers

Voted Best Latin Restaurant in the Triangle by Wake County Living Magazine!

Won the Indy Award for Best Mexican / Latin American in the Triangle!


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was excellent but what made our dining experience so wonderful was the service. Yvette was great!
A photo of Bazil Indian Cuisine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (161)
$30 and under
Indian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Welcome to Bazil Indian Cuisine, a truly unique dining experience in Raleigh, NC. Our restaurant is not just a place to enjoy delicious food; it’s an enchanting story waiting to be savored. At Bazil Indian Cuisine, we pride ourselves on pushing culinary boundaries and introducing new flavors to the vibrant Indian food community in Raleigh. Led by a passionate mother, our restaurant offers an extensive wine list that perfectly complements our fusion menu. Prepare to be captivated by our assortment of dishes, including delicacies like sea bass, lobster, and octopus offerings that you won’t find in other Indian restaurants. We believe in creating an unforgettable experience for our guests, where every bite is an adventure of flavors and textures.As a mother-owned establishment, we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where families and friends can come together to celebrate life’s moments.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
As always just Excellent- we always enjoy quality great food and service
A photo of Cary - M Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (691)
$50 and over
Sushi
Cary
About the restaurant
M Sushi Cary is Michael Lee's second location dedicated to high-quality seafood. Our menu is small, purposeful, and uses only very special seasonal seafood received directly from Japan, Korea, and the US. The quality of our dishes is a direct result of our dedication to fresh ingredients, and our emphasis placed on maintaining traditional Japanese and Korean Cuisine. We specialize in traditional nigiri and sashimi courses in addition to a once in a lifetime Grand Omakase. M Sushi was ranked in 2022 in OpenTable's top 100 restaurants in American. Also, the only restaurant to make the list from North Carolina.

Please note that we do not offer highchairs or boosters.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Great experience overall. Consistent returning customers✨
A photo of O-Ku - Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1727)
$30 and under
Japanese
Raleigh
About the restaurant
O-Ku's menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. Located in the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh, the restaurant offers rare and unique dining options with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, highlighting seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. Reminiscent of traditional Japanese culture, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature starters, contemporary Japanese entrees and seasonal traditional sushi that reflect the uniquely designed space. The beverage program is built around quality ingredients that celebrate Japanese culture.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
As usual the restaurant is nice, the food is good and the staff is friendly.
A photo of Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (857)
$30 and under
Thai
Holly Springs
About the restaurant
Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi, named after the Thai word “osha” meaning, tasty or good, is more than just providing you, the guest, with good food. We are striving each day to deliver an atmosphere that is not only welcoming, but one that you will be happy to share with your friends and family. A consistent experience of authentic Thai food and sushi that will wake your taste buds up and have you asking for more.

For Take Out ordering online, please visit oshathaikitchennc.com

Please note that if you party does not arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation time, we may need to release your table and place your back on the waitlist (if exists) or offer the table to other customers. We will provide you with the current wait time so that you can make an informed decision. If you think you may be running late, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We may contact you about this reservation so please ensure your email and phone number are correct when setting.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Love OSHA! The food is always delicious and the service is great!
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh restaurant
4.8
4.8 (378)
$30 and under
Indian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Rated as the # 1 Indian Restaurant in Triangle, Lime & Lemon Indian Grill offers an immersive dining experience with exquisite dishes that will take you on a journey through India's many regions, traditions and festivals. We meticulously curate using only the best ingredients to create dishes that are authentic, unsurpassed, and timeless. All this in an ultra-modern setting to ensure your dining affair is nothing short of perfect.

Featured in the October 2019 edition of News & Observer and received a 4 out of 5 star rating. It has been consistently voted as one of the Top 10 Ethnic restaurants and has also been recognized as the Best Indian Restaurant in the Triangle for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Flavor bombs with every dish! The menu was extensive with many unique dishes I have not come across in other Indian restaurants. Mango Paneer was top tier and the Birhyani had an exceptional blend of spices. Excellent and polite service! The timing of everything was perfect and we were well cared for during our visit. Clean space! 100% experience Lime & Lemon if you can.
A photo of cafe tiramisu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1530)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cafe Tiramisu offers a menu full of authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The family-owned and operated restaurant is decorated sparingly and the dining room is a cozy, relaxing environment. Cafe Tiramisu has a full bar but specializes in wine with an extensive wine selection both by the glass and by the bottle.



Try the ravioli or the shrimp dip to start out your meal at Cafe Tiramisu. Choose from Italian classics like the lasagna or the marsala. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Choose one of the restaurant's sides for your entree like the fried eggplant or the sauteed spinach.

Top review
NanaG
Dined 6 days ago
Have always had a great meal at this restaurant. The wait staff are excellent.
A photo of Northside Bistro & Cocktails restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1088)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Welcome to Northside
An upscale neighborhood bistro, with a refined New American style. Whether you're a first-timer or one of our regulars, you'll love the unmatched ambiance and our innovative cocktails that fuels a bustling dining and bar scene.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
This is the perfect spot to celebrate with Seniors. We could hear each! The service was impeccable. The menu listing was sufficient to cover the groups' wishes. As usual our food was imaginative, supporting the seasons best ingredients. One of my favorite spots in Raleigh!!
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