January 19, 2023

The 25 Most Popular Restaurants In Cleveland Right Now, According To Yelp

One of the best parts about Cleveland is the wide range of cuisines you can find here. If you head over to Yelp, the highest rated restaurants in town right now certainly reflect that variety. This very diverse list includes Nepalese, Yemeni, Lebanese, Cuban, Pan-African, Singaporean street food, poke, empanadas, barbecue, Italian, American/European style bistros, breakfast spots and sushi. How many have you tried?
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 Cafe Everest
14304 Puritas Ave., Cleveland
“Incredible Nepali food. I have been here twice and both times was utterly impressed. We ordered every type of vegetable momo - plain, chili, and jhol. All were delicious. We had also ordered paneer tikka masala and poori which I would highly recommend. My dad tried one of their fresh smoothies which they customized for him. The servers were attentive and caring. Highly recommend this place, and would definitely come back!” Supi S. on Yelp
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Cafe Everest

14304 Puritas Ave., Cleveland

“Incredible Nepali food. I have been here twice and both times was utterly impressed. We ordered every type of vegetable momo - plain, chili, and jhol. All were delicious. We had also ordered paneer tikka masala and poori which I would highly recommend. My dad tried one of their fresh smoothies which they customized for him. The servers were attentive and caring. Highly recommend this place, and would definitely come back!” Supi S. on Yelp
 City Pop Sushi
1816 East 12th St., Cleveland
”City Pop Sushi transcends food and drink.  It can start to feel like home after a few visits.  There are t-shirts for sale, arcade games, and art enclosed in the tiny and cozy space.  The owner, Bryson, is a gem and is happy to strike up a conversation with any weary traveler or regular customer.  As for the food, the sushi is great!  Don't expect the typical 6 to 8 piece sushi roll...these are cone rolls!  You get 2 cone rolls per order and I tend to fill up for about $10 or $12.  Bryson also offers ramen during colder months,” Steve M. on Yelp
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City Pop Sushi

1816 East 12th St., Cleveland

”City Pop Sushi transcends food and drink. It can start to feel like home after a few visits. There are t-shirts for sale, arcade games, and art enclosed in the tiny and cozy space. The owner, Bryson, is a gem and is happy to strike up a conversation with any weary traveler or regular customer. As for the food, the sushi is great! Don't expect the typical 6 to 8 piece sushi roll...these are cone rolls! You get 2 cone rolls per order and I tend to fill up for about $10 or $12. Bryson also offers ramen during colder months,” Steve M. on Yelp
 Cassa Kitchen
1900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
“We went here for lunch and ordered a falafel bowl and a tajine beef bowl. The service was great. Everyone was friendly. The food tasted great and looked great. Restaurant is nice and clean. Plenty of options to choose from. Price is good for the amount of food that you get. Drinks are reasonably priced. I will definitely be returning to get food. The best part is the proximity to the campus. I have no complaints.” Ike V. on Yelp
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Cassa Kitchen

1900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

“We went here for lunch and ordered a falafel bowl and a tajine beef bowl. The service was great. Everyone was friendly. The food tasted great and looked great. Restaurant is nice and clean. Plenty of options to choose from. Price is good for the amount of food that you get. Drinks are reasonably priced. I will definitely be returning to get food. The best part is the proximity to the campus. I have no complaints.” Ike V. on Yelp
 Dang Good Foods 
13735 Madison Ave., Lakewood
“ LOVE this place. The food is delicious—always comes out super hot and fresh. The black carrot cake is my favorite thing on the menu. I couldn't tell you what it is but I literally have dreams about it. I always order the char bee hoon with char siew pork (definitely try the pork for your protein it's delicious) and my mom loves the fried rice (there's always a perfectly fried egg on it). The staff is super friendly, too. Nothing bad to say about this place! Try it if you haven't yet.” Melissa R. on Yelp
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Dang Good Foods

13735 Madison Ave., Lakewood

“ LOVE this place. The food is delicious—always comes out super hot and fresh. The black carrot cake is my favorite thing on the menu. I couldn't tell you what it is but I literally have dreams about it. I always order the char bee hoon with char siew pork (definitely try the pork for your protein it's delicious) and my mom loves the fried rice (there's always a perfectly fried egg on it). The staff is super friendly, too. Nothing bad to say about this place! Try it if you haven't yet.” Melissa R. on Yelp
 Bistro on the Falls
8134 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls
“Phenomenal food! Loved the Korean style pork belly, especially the tangy slaw and sauce with the pork belly. Cauliflower risotto balls with that sweet and sour tomato sauce - completely not what I expected, and so much better. Deviled eggs with crabmeat - also a winner, and generous roasted garlic mashed potatoes - yum! Such a nice surprise. Took dinner as takeout, but inside looked very inviting as well. Food came out fast and warm, and oh so good. Highly recommend,” Killu S. on Yelp

Bistro on the Falls

8134 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls

“Phenomenal food! Loved the Korean style pork belly, especially the tangy slaw and sauce with the pork belly. Cauliflower risotto balls with that sweet and sour tomato sauce - completely not what I expected, and so much better. Deviled eggs with crabmeat - also a winner, and generous roasted garlic mashed potatoes - yum! Such a nice surprise. Took dinner as takeout, but inside looked very inviting as well. Food came out fast and warm, and oh so good. Highly recommend,” Killu S. on Yelp
 Opal on Pearl
4250 Pearl Rd., Cleveland
“Nicely decorated and locally owned. Tony has a lot of experience in the business and is one of my favorite bartenders. The focus here is on great cocktails, a nice wine list, and lots of small plates for sharing with friends. He also has an assortment of salads and so you could just stay here for the night and make a meal out of it—which is what we did.  What would I recommend?  The specials were Asian spicy wings, and a caprese salad made with Burrata cheese—both were excellent.  His house fries were wonderful too. Tony told me he plans on changing up things all the time, so stop in, I'm sure there will be something delicious to try!” John T. on Yelp
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Opal on Pearl

4250 Pearl Rd., Cleveland

“Nicely decorated and locally owned. Tony has a lot of experience in the business and is one of my favorite bartenders. The focus here is on great cocktails, a nice wine list, and lots of small plates for sharing with friends. He also has an assortment of salads and so you could just stay here for the night and make a meal out of it—which is what we did. What would I recommend? The specials were Asian spicy wings, and a caprese salad made with Burrata cheese—both were excellent. His house fries were wonderful too. Tony told me he plans on changing up things all the time, so stop in, I'm sure there will be something delicious to try!” John T. on Yelp
 Deanatella's Deli
7525 Granger Rd., Valley View
”As momma would say: This shita good! Awesome pizza! Awesome Italian sub! So much meat! And wonderful flavor. We also had the pasta salad which was excellent! Sat outside on the large patio and it was a beautiful day,” John S. on Yelp
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Deanatella's Deli

7525 Granger Rd., Valley View

”As momma would say: This shita good! Awesome pizza! Awesome Italian sub! So much meat! And wonderful flavor. We also had the pasta salad which was excellent! Sat outside on the large patio and it was a beautiful day,” John S. on Yelp
 Bylo Gyro Bob’s
14007 Puritas Ave., Cleveland
“Best gyro I've had, period. I come from New York and that means a lot. The meat is perfect, and the sauce is a killer. I love that it's basically family owned and a pretty small business charging fair prices for what you're getting.” Re G. on Yelp
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Bylo Gyro Bob’s

14007 Puritas Ave., Cleveland

“Best gyro I've had, period. I come from New York and that means a lot. The meat is perfect, and the sauce is a killer. I love that it's basically family owned and a pretty small business charging fair prices for what you're getting.” Re G. on Yelp
 Express Deli
5185 Smith Rd., Cleveland
“One of the best customer experiences I've ever had. And when I say experience, I'm not joking. They make you feel so welcome here, and obviously take so much pride in everything they do. I love the first time customer sample platter. What an awesome touch. The corned beef Mac and cheese and Reuben wrap were to die for. I'd come out if my way to eat here, even though it's just a little convenience store deli,” Adam R. on Yelp
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Express Deli

5185 Smith Rd., Cleveland

“One of the best customer experiences I've ever had. And when I say experience, I'm not joking. They make you feel so welcome here, and obviously take so much pride in everything they do. I love the first time customer sample platter. What an awesome touch. The corned beef Mac and cheese and Reuben wrap were to die for. I'd come out if my way to eat here, even though it's just a little convenience store deli,” Adam R. on Yelp
Hot Grillz Diner
7188 Northfield Rd., Walton Hills
“Drove past this for a few years until finally I got a chance to go. Have to say this is definitely a gold mine. Very good food also it's a family owned place which makes it even better to want to support places like this. Would recommend 100%,” Shane M. on Yelp
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Hot Grillz Diner

7188 Northfield Rd., Walton Hills

“Drove past this for a few years until finally I got a chance to go. Have to say this is definitely a gold mine. Very good food also it's a family owned place which makes it even better to want to support places like this. Would recommend 100%,” Shane M. on Yelp