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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine 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 favourite 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 3 days ago
It was just as expected…food always fresh and drinks cold
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (355)
$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 7 days ago
This place had the best service I’ve ever had in any restaurant.
A photo of On The Square restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1278)
$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
BrianJ
Dined on May 4, 2024
My wife and my 2 adult children and their spouses went to On the Square last night for our (3) May wedding anniversaries. We had 3 of their appetizers (Pork Belly, Scallops, and Beef Carpaccio) - all excellent. For dinner, we had the ribeye, lamb and salmon dishes. We passed them around so all got to sample each and all were excellently prepared. To finish the night off, we got the carrot cake, caramel cake and the strawberry shortcake biscuit. Each of these were beautifully prepared and were photo worthy (we texted pictures to friends and said they had to have them when they came to eat). Probably one of the best meals we have had in a long time. My daughter and son and their spouses were still talking about the meal until they left to travel back to their homes today. The service was also exceptional. Our server, Kaytlynn was very friendly, offered suggestions (all which were excellent) and made sure we had all we need for our special day. Thank you Inez and your staff for a great night and a great memory for our anniversaries.
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 6 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 O-Ku - Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1667)
$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
MichaelRvip
Dined on May 13, 2024
Good selection of drinks. Curry was tasty with the right level of spice. Attentive but I obtrusive service.
A photo of Napoli Pizzeria & Gelateria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (72)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Carrboro
About the restaurant
Offering small plates, True wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, housemade gelato, local beer on draft & wine in dowtown Carrboro!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Napoli is my favorite place for pizza. Love the outdoor dining set up as well.
A photo of Fearrington House Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1776)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
The intimate dining rooms within The Fearrington House Restaurant welcome guests with exceptional service and a seasonally changing menu. Executive Chef Paul Gagne commitment to exceptional farm-to-fork cuisine is woven throughout the dining experience.

From partnerships with local farms, including Harland's Creek Farm in Pittsboro and Lil Farm in Timberlake, to herbs harvested from gardens on the property, to dishes that celebrate North Carolina’s seasons, The Fearrington House’s mission to provide Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service to guests has remained constant since opening in 1980.

Our menu is complemented by a beverage program featuring an extensive wine list, a full cocktail bar, and beers celebrating North Carolina breweries.

Any Allergies and Food Preferences are to be provided in advance. If not provided, not all requests can be accommodated.

Should you not find a desired time available online, please contact the restaurant directly at 919 542 2121.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We were not sure what we were in for when we made our reservation. Our experience was exceptional from the food and service standpoint. Todd was our primary server and he did a wonderful job of making sure that we enjoyed the experience. Overall, the best meal and dining experience we have had in 39 years of marriage! Superb!!
A photo of Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1391)
$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
PatR
Dined on May 16, 2024
Outstanding food and service Very LOUD The manager was able to adjust the sound. Somewhat
A photo of Oxford Oaks Distillery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (173)
$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
JASCvip
Dined 7 days ago
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
A photo of cafe tiramisu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1498)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great little Italian Restaurant! Food was great and wine was affordable. Look forward to the next opportunity to try a different dish on the menu!
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