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Apr 24, 2007 08:46 AM

"World's 50 best restaurants" by Restaurant Magazine 50 more.

I disagree with so many choices (and countries), I don't know where to begin.
Well, it's just another list - look at it once, and move on.

BTW, Chicago's Alinea debuted at #36.

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  1. I know there's a lot of angry folks in Osaka. Why no love for Japan? I guess maybe if they had more FRENCH restaurants....

    Slightly less useless than the World's 50 Best Colors list.

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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      This list is done by the Brits, so what do you expect...

      Fwiw, the following are "Japanese Cuisine" restaurants, though.

      #5 Tetsuya's
      #17 Nobu (UK)
      #56 Masa
      #74 Wasabi
      #89 Nobu (NY)

      Here's the URL of the map mashup I mentioned in my blog.

    2. Another thread is again discussing best food cities. Seems that the same people that put together "World's 50 best restaraunts" put Lima on the best food cities list. Forget about both lists!

      1. Like all lists, it basically the views of the creator(s).

        and there are a few on there that maybe shouldn't be there, and certainly there are many deserving restaurants that are missing.

        I hope the guys who compiled the list had a good time. That's all the use it has, imho.

        1. The name of this list should be "White People's 50 Favorite Restaurants".

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          1. re: Silverjay

            So true Silverjay--clear bias...Many great cuisines not covered at all. Toss this list.

            1. re: Ora

              Don't toss it, just take it as a list of fifty of the best restaurants in Europe and the US. And it's probably better that way. They don't seem to know much about restaurants in Asia. Had they decided to include a lot of restaurants from, say, China, they probably would have picked the wrong ones.

              1. re: Brian S

                I wonder if there are any Asian-based cuilinary magazines that run a similar list? Be interested to see if they picked any of the same restaurants.

                1. re: monkeyrotica

                  The only thing I know is the Best of the Best Culinary Awards for restaurants in Hong Kong. I love looking at the food photos on their website, they make me drool.