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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill? 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 Durham - M Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2858)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Durham
About the restaurant
M Sushi is triangles first dedicated sushi and seafood restaurant. We concentrate on raw and cold applications of fresh exotic seafood as well as cooked and vegetarian courses utilizing the same high quality ingredients. We are creating simple and traditional sushi cuisine with Peruvian and Spanish influences. We are the only restaurant in NC to make the Opentable top 100 restaurants in 2021.
Top review
Jenny
Dined 2 days ago
It was just as expected…food always fresh and drinks cold
A photo of Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (832)
$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 5 days ago
Absolutely amazing !!! Parking is on street but we found a place but keep that in mind … food is best Thai I have had in years !!!!!! BEST IN RALEIGH MUST GOOOOOOO!!!!
A photo of Brewery Bhavana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3995)
$30 and under
Brewery
Raleigh
About the restaurant

To make a reservation, if joining us for dinner, please use OpenTable to book your reservation of parties of 6 guests and less. Though reservations are highly encouraged, walk-in guests are also welcome.

For gatherings of 7-16 guests, please send us an email at info@brewerybhavana.com, and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

For events and parties of 17+ guests, please visit our Events tab at brewerybhavana.com.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you again very soon!


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food was delicious and my boyfriend loved the cupcake surprise for his birthday. Will definitely be back.
A photo of M Pocha restaurant
4.8
4.8 (392)
$30 and under
Asian
Durham
About the restaurant
Pocha is short for Pojanmacha in Korea. The exact definition of Pojanmacha is "Tented Cart on Wheels" that serves street food with drinks. Over the years, pojanmacha has developed more into a brick and mortar style and has similar feel that of Japanese style Izakaya. It is an intimate but causal spot to share good food and drinks with friends. We focus on Asian fusion with a concentration on Korean food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Good quick pan asian street style food a restaurant that looks more casual than the menu prices. Save for a nicer meal with easy to splurge on menu items or a quick bite with fancy cocktails.
A photo of Little Bull restaurant
4.8
4.8 (363)
$50 and over
Fusion / Eclectic
Durham
About the restaurant
Little Bull is sincere, nostalgic comfort food, inspired by the palates of first-generation immigrant kids.

Pocho cuisine is not a gimmick. Like Oscar, it’s a little bull-headed, but with no bullshit. It means more than loaded terms like “New American” or “modern Mexican.” And it’s authentic to Chef’s personal experience.

“American food is undefined. But it’s been designated to certain ideas and people. It’s actually evolving, as much as our landscape is a melting pot. As much as my own identity as a first-generation American and chef.”

Pocho started as a term used by people in Mexico to poke fun at the “American” kids who speak Spanglish. At Little Bull, pocho cuisine showcases the evolution of being a chef in America, inspired by every immigrant and their growing influence on our food.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food, service and cocktails. Highly recommended
A photo of PLUS Dueling Piano Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (418)
$30 and under
American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Get ready for a fun-filled night at America’s largest dueling piano bar! Come prepared to eat, drink, sing, and dance the night away with our professional entertainers and friendly staff!

PLUS offers a delicious food menu from open to close - including an array of delicious appetizers, wings, pizzas, burgers, sides, and more! You’ll also find TWO FULL BARS for extra fast service!

We look forward to having you!

*PLUS is a 21+ establishment
*Friday & Saturday Showtime: 7:30pm

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Great place for a celebration! Lively atmosphere!
A photo of Tamasha Modern Indian restaurant
4.7
4.7 (138)
$50 and over
Indian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Indulge in sophisticated Indian cuisine at Tamasha Modern Indian, located in Raleigh’s vibrant North Hills. Owned by Mike Kathrani and Tina Vora, this culinary experience unfolds in an elegant setting featuring glamorous interior design done by co-owner Tina herself. Executive Chef Bhavin Chhatwani’s pedigree – from India’s most prestigious properties to Michelin-starred restaurants stateside – is unmistakable. Tamasha showcases the depth and artistry of Indian cuisine – from show-stopping cocktails and a well-curated wine list, to Chhatwani’s refined menu of artful shared and composed dishes. Guests will discover exceptional hospitality on this inspired Indian culinary journey whether dining in the main dining room, private room or at the chic bar.
Top review
DanielleH
Dined 1 day ago
Our server Orlando was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and how many of what we should order. The food was presented beautifully and the design was so intentional.
A photo of SAAP - Cary restaurant
4.6
4.6 (245)
$30 and under
Laotian
Cary
About the restaurant

Yummy & delicious.
Laotian street food from celebrated chef Lon Bounsanga

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Mirna was an amazing server. The most energetic, helpful server I’ve had in a long time. All the food was delicious, particularly the lettuce wraps and chicken curry.
A photo of Peace & Saint - Raleigh restaurant
4.3
4.3 (138)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Our elevated shisha café lounge inspired by Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean flavors is open 6 days a week, with a full service bar that invites you to engage in creative pursuits alongside wine, craft cocktails, and specialized hookah flavors.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur taking an afternoon meeting on our spacious patio, a designer stretching your creative inspiration beyond office walls, or a lifelong sports fan raising a victory glass, we invite you to our place of peace and genuine connections.

Respectfully we are a 21+ establishment.
ID is required upon arrival even with reservations.

Top review
Brianna
Dined on May 12, 2024
Abby was such a great server! Her as well as the other servers! Very punctual! Made sure we were checked on the entire night! The whole ambiance was amazing! 10/10
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Raleigh restaurant
3.9
3.9 (727)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
ShawnH
Dined on May 11, 2024
Our waitress, Ari was great and attentive. Food was amazing - loved the pineapple chicken and shrimp recommendation
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