Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Alsergrund & the University District

Mamamon

Owner Piano, who named her restaurant for her mum Mon, has spiced up Vienna's burgeoning Southeast Asian food scene with a menu of southern Thai flavours, street-style decor and an indie soundtrack. On mild nights, …
Top Choice Japanese in City Centre

Edamamé

No wonder a constant stream of students squeeze in and out of this tiny diner – it’s Oxford’s top spot for delicious, gracefully simple Japanese cuisine. Changing noodle and curry specials include fragrant chicken m…
Top Choice Japanese in Reims

Racine

With strong Japanese roots and a generous pinch of love for his adopted home, chef Kazuyuki Tanaka creates menus that sing with bright flavours and are delivered with finesse at slick, monochrome, Michelin-starred R…
Top Choice Mongolian in Irkutsk

Kochevnik

Take your taste buds to the Mongolian steppe for some yurt-size portions of mutton, lamb and steak as well as filling soups and buuzy dumplings, sluiced down with a bottle from the decent foreign wine list. Smiley s…
Top Choice Asian in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Boa-Bao

The food at this trendy newcomer will transport you to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam, but the ceramic swallows draped across the exposed brick archway (the most famous artwork of Rafael Bordalo, the artist fo…
Top Choice Asian in London

JRC Global Buffet

This terrific and simply colossal restaurant does an all-you-can-eat Asian and Western buffet with everything from amazing curries to sushi, steaks, roasts, Chinese roast duck, scallops and all points in between, in…
Top Choice Ramen in Nørreport

Slurp Ramen Joint

That white-tile, pink-neon Slurp serves Copenhagen's best ramen makes sense: head chef Philipp Inreiter once worked at cult-status Tokyo ramen joint Hototogisu. The deeply flavoursome chicken-and-pork bone broth is …
Top Choice Noodles in Greenwich & South London

Koi Ramen Bar

Blink-and-you'll-miss-it Koi has a secret weapon to alert passers-by: the ever-enticing aroma of noodles and a chirpy band of staff. There's a thin – negligible is a better word – counter for your tonkotsu ramen (£6…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

District Tonkin

With a playful interior channelling the streets of Vietnam, casual, convivial District Tonkin peddles fresh, gut-filling bánh mì (Vietnamese baguettes), stuffed with coriander, fresh chilli and combos like Vietnames…
Top Choice Chinese in Parque das Nações

Old House

Transport yourself to China at this authentic Szechuan powerhouse (tamed for local tastes), an upscale Chinese chain restaurant that chose Parque das Nações for its first foray outside the motherland. The daunting l…