For the last couple of months, the Daily Herald has been collecting information on the most delicious, most mouth-watering restaurants in each of the major cities around Utah County.
But which of these almost 100 restaurants are the best in Utah County? Which eateries really pack the flavor?
Here are the top 25 restaurants in Utah County, according to reviews from Yelp users.
-- Kurt Hanson, Daily Herald
Most of Communal’s servings are intended to be shared family style, which is important to know before sitting down at Communal. Their menu also rotates seasonally, which means there are a lot of opportunities for new, exciting options. Whether it’s steak, local trout or braised pork loin, everything has that extra taste that it was made with true care and attention.
Location: 102 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "This is one of the best places I've had dinner at in Provo! The plating of the dishes were very presentable, and the meat was cooked to perfection. The food was so well crafted!" – Bernice C.
24. Koko Lunchbox
Nothing beats Koko Lunchbox’s Bibimbop in a stone bowl. But if that’s not your thing, you can have bulgogi, miso soup, and many other authentic Korean dishes all at a very reasonable price.
Location: 1175 N. Canyon Road, Provo
Yelp review: "Favorite Korean restaurant I've been to in Utah and one of my favorite restaurants in Provo! The stone bowl is amazing and definitely big enough to share. It's also a nice, quiet place to dine if you want something a little more intimate. The service is also great! Definitely a place worth checking out." – Jessica N.
23. Yummy’s BBQ and Sushi
You have a lot to live up to if you have “yummy” in the name of your restaurant, and Yummy’s BBQ and Sushi sure does. With sumptuous Korean BBQ and delightful sushi offerings, there’s something for every taste bud.
Location: 360 S. State St., Suite 102, Orem
Yelp review: "My favorite Korean bbq in Utah! A definite must try if you want a nice dinner out! Again prices are typical of an AYCE kbbq. I love how much sides they have and they make their kimchi in house! The customer service was also great and accommodating." – Aaron H.
22. Seven Brothers Burgers
Seven Brothers Burgers claim to be “more than a meal” bringing the island lifestyle and experience to every beautiful burger bite. The Cowboy Burger and Spencer Burger are fan favorites, with melty cheese, bacon and zesty onion rings.
Locations: 4801 N. University Ave., Suite 220, Provo; 731 N. Redwood Road, Suite 100, Saratoga Springs
Yelp review: "This place was so great! The location is good, there is indoor and outdoor seating, staff is very friendly-- but most important of all: these are some TASTY burgers! Entree portions are pretty large and you get lots of toppings with your burger order." – Casey B.
21. Village Baker
Whether you're in the mood for soup, salad, a sandwich or even pizza, Village Baker has it all with quality products and excellent service.
Location: 3320 N. Digital Drive, Lehi
Yelp review: "This place has excellent food. The sandwiches are amazing, the desserts are hard to choose from since they all are so good, and getting bread to take home is awesome." – Bob D.
20. Sabaidee Thai Cuisine
If you love Thai food, Sabaidee Thai Cuisine delivers in a big way. With fantastic flavors and reasonable portions, this will easily become a staple of your dining in Lehi.
Location: 250 W. State St., Lehi
Yelp review: "This is the Thai place to go to if you're in Utah County. Incredible flavors, every dish is on point. I've had a good portion of the menu, been many, many times and they've never failed to deliver." – Ben H.
This chic, modern pizzeria in Orem has some of the freshest and highest quality ingredients you could find on a pizza pie. Whether you want a classic margherita pizza or a house specialty like the Devil’s pizza, MidiCi is sure to become a staple of your pizza dining.
Location: 541 E. University Pkwy., Suite B, Orem
Yelp review: “This place is so good! I was super excited to finally get to try it. I ordered the chicken pesto pizza and it took me right back to Italy!” – Meagan L.
18. Asado Argentinian Grill
If you want fresh rib eye, chicken and empanadas, be sure to hit up Asado Argentinian Grill. Don’t forget a flan or chaja for dessert!
Location: 360 S. State St., Suite 153, Orem
Yelp review: “We really liked this place and will definitely come back. The waitress and owner were both very nice. The hanger steak was delicious and we thought this place was a better version of Tucano's (but Argentinian).” – Thomas B.
17. Street Tacos Don Joaquin
Tucked in between Domino’s and a Subway is Street Tacos Don Joaquin, one of the top places arguably in the county for street tacos. The meat is fresh and flavorful and quality ingredients combine for a truly tasty taco.
Location: 150 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo
Yelp review: "We found this delightful place, thanks to Yelp as we were driving in Provo. When we got here, there was a long line but the line moved very quickly. My husband got the chorizo, chicken and pork tacos where as I went with Yelp reviews and ordered 3 of the Gringa. Mine was covered in cheese which I loved." – Maui W.
16. Tadka Indian Restaurant
Not only is Tadka Indian Restaurant the No. 1 restaurant in Payson for Yelpers, but many peg it as one of the best Indian restaurants in the state. Once you’ve had a bite of butter chicken or a spoonful of chicken curry, you just might agree.
Location: 952 E. 100 North, Payson
Yelp review: "Wow, who would have thought, good Indian in Payson, great buffet, butter chicken heaven. Nice staff and all the Indian fixings. Great quiet music with pleasant booths and not too busy on a Saturday afternoon. Come and enjoy." – Cameron W.
15. Kitchen Eighty-Eight
All you need to know about Kitchen 88 is that their tri-tip and mashed potatoes are absolutely heavenly. And if you're not in American Fork regularly, the Kitchen 88 food truck brings its exquisite dining to you.
Location: 648 E. State Road, Suite N, American Fork
Yelp review: "Amazing!!! We found this place by accident and we are so happy we did! The food is incredible." – Amanda S.
14. Sidecar Cafe at Legends
Whether you're there for a burger or a fresh cup of coffee, Sidecar Cafe has you covered. And don't forget to start your morning with a plate of their fantastic pancakes.
Location: 1715 W. 500th South, Springville
Yelp review: "I was thrilled with the breakfast and coffee, noting the bacon was the best I've ever had and the pancake the fluffiest." – Jane E.
13. Red Fuego
The menu is nothing flashy, but the food at Red Fuego will have you begging for another bite. For fantastic Peruvian style, be sure to add this to your list.
Location: 824 E. 800 North, Orem
Yelp review: "This place is nothing short of amazing. The chicken tastes so good, fall off the bone and seasoned to perfection. I also recommend the plantains and the sweet potato fries. We will definitely be returning, a 1/2 chicken is plenty for 2." – Lauren W.
12. Oishii Sushi
This is another sort of unpretentious, blink and you’ll miss, kind of restaurant. Oishii is right in the middle of a shopping center in north Orem, but its flavor and quality sushi makes it a true standout. There’s everything from tuna rolls for the simple sushi lover to the Playboy, with shrimp tempura, spicy mayo and tobiko on top.
Location: 902 N. State St., Orem
Yelp review: "This is a fantastic place! My bff and I go to Oishii at least every two weeks! Service is impressive and prices are great!" – Lupita C.
11. Silver Dish Thai Cuisine
Silver Dish Thai Cuisine has only been around for about a year, but it is a true gem of Provo. Whether you want drunken noodles, Pad Thai or just some Green Curry, you’ll leave begging for more.
Location: 278 W. Center St., Provo
Yelp review: "This is my new go-to Thai place in Provo! I've been to a lot of others in the area, and you definitely get the biggest bang for your buck here! If you go during lunch you can get an entree, pot sticker, and side salad all for under $10 (including a tip)! It's by far the cheapest Thai place I've been to, and the food is really tasty!" – Meagan L.
10. Antonella’s Café
Blink and you’ll miss this unassuming little café tucked away by Classic Skating in Orem. Freshly baked baguettes, savory sandwiches and to-die-for tiramisu are classics at Antonella’s Café.
Location: 154 S. State St., Orem
Yelp review: “I've driven up and down State for 2.5 years, continuously passing up Antonella's because I did not want to stop on the side of the road. I finally decided to bring a friend while she was visiting, and boy am I glad I did!!” – LilyAnne R.
9. Joe’s Café
If you’ve ever been to Joe’s Café, you won’t be surprised this is near the top of the list. The café is only open for breakfast and lunch, each dish made with that extra bit of southern hospitality and charm. Whether you’re there for a burger or an omelet, you won’t be disappointed.
Location: 1126 S. State St., Orem
Yelp review: "I ate here for the first time today, and I LOVED it! Joe's friendly personality and enthusiasm for his food is contagious. Everyone was laughing and smiling. My French toast combo tasted Fantastic and was Huge. I will definitely be back. Thanks Joe!" – Tiffany B.
8. Chubby's Cafe
A name like Chubby's may not be the most inviting to those watching what they eat, but don't let that keep you away. The burgers are made from quality ingredients and will leave you feeling full, and maybe a LITTLE chubby.
Locations: 1284 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs; 336 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove; 576 N. Mill Road, Vineyard
Yelp review: "This is a fantastic burger joint. The food is made quickly so it has that perk of fast food, but the quality and vibe are more upscale. Just the best of both worlds. Just over 9 bucks for a premium burger and an included side dish." – Sam O.
7. Asa Ramen
This isn’t your college roommate’s ramen. This is upgraded, ridiculously good ramen. Grab a classic tonkatsu ramen or some chashu buns to really see what this little hole in the wall is all about.
Location: 1120 S. State St., Orem
Yelp review: "I've been craving good ramen since I had it in Japan last year and haven't been satisfied until I found this place. It tasted exactly like the ramen I had in Japan! The price is great for what you get because even the smaller size is pretty large and they definitely don't skimp on all the good stuff such as the noodles and meat." – Danielle T.
6. Bok Bok Chicken
This isn't your typical Buffalo Wild Wings or other pub-style wings. Bok Bok Chicken serves Korean style wings, double fried for extra crispiness and drowned in one of their three amazing house sauces. The candy garlic may leave your breath kicking, but it's worth it.
Location: 648 E. State Road, Suite N, American Fork
Yelp review: "Bok Bok hit it out of the park. I love when restaurants focus on one thing and do it really, really well. The simplicity of the menu was amazing and the flavor of the wings was on point. It was filling and wasn't overpriced." – McKenzie B.
5. Mozz Artisan Pizza
Mozz Artisan Pizza is the newest entrant on this list and already has quite the fan following. And who can blame them with fresh, quality ingredients cooked in a hot brick oven the old-fashioned way?
Location: 145 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "This is an awesome pizza restaurant! It's the cutest, modern restaurant where you order/pay at the counter. Service is very fast and friendly. I highly recommend the pea pesto pizza and my husband loved the soppressata with added honey. Very fresh ingredients!" – Katie G.
4. Ginger's Garden Cafe
This quaint little café on Main Street serves up some big flavor. Everything at Ginger’s is fresh and organic, including their blue corn nachos, falafel salad, turkey sandwich and the delicious grilled Portobello sandwich.
Location: 188 S. Main St., Springville
Yelp review: "Favorite place to eat for lunch hands down, full stop. I eat here like once a week, at least. The menu is fresh and vegan friendly and honey, they know how to prepare vegetables. Everything I have had just tasty and I've eaten most of the menu. Their wraps, soups sandwiches, salads are balanced and healthy." – Veronica W.
3. King Kebab
Some of the tastiest shwarma, falafel and gyros await at King Kebab. It may look like just another booth in the mall food court, but it’s pretty hard to leave without wanting another slice of tzatziki coated lamb or chicken kebab.
Location: 1200 Towne Center Blvd., Provo
Yelp review: "So, SO delicious! They specialize in shawarma and gyros, with some other tasty modified options like loaded street fries and Greek sweets. The shawarma with lamb and beef is my personal favourite, but everything I've tried has been delectable!" – Lindsay J.
2. Hruska’s Kolaches
You can’t say you’ve been to or lived in Provo without having a kolache. And don’t let the name intimidate or confuse you. Kolaches are little buns that are either filled with savory stuffing, like eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese, or covered in sweet toppings, like peaches and cream cheese or raspberries and Nutella. Hruska’s was recently featured on Food Network and is a real icon of Provo dining.
Location: 434 W. Center St., Provo; 11 W. Main St., American Fork
Yelp review: "This place is freaking amazing. If delicious fresh made bread stuffed with heavenly ingredients (bacon, egg, sausage, cheese, etc) is your jam (you might not have taste buds if this isn't your jam), go...now. Great prices and plenty of mouthwatering choices (sweet and savory). Try to get here early or you may have to wait in a long line (it's still worth it!) I bring these to my coworkers and everyone raves about them. Definite crowd pleaser!" – Natalie M.
1. Bombay House
Bombay House has held down the No. 1 spot for Utah County restaurants on Yelp for quite some time, and after a bit of chicken tikka masala or lamb coconut korma, it’s pretty easy to see why. The quality Indian food is absolutely bursting with flavor, and many from places more well-known for Indian, like Los Angeles, say Bombay House beats out anything they’ve had.
Location: 463 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "I've been to India and have been craving real Indian food since. I've only heard good things about this place, and I wasn't disappointed! The service was really fast, even though it looked really busy in there. The servers were extremely friendly and helpful. And the FOOD. Garlic naan is delicious. We order the coconut chicken kurma and chicken makhani. Both rich with flavor! Perfectly cooked chicken and the sauce was creamy. I especially loved the coconut one! It was served using the same dishware that was used when in restaurants in India! I was very impressed and full by the end of my visit!" – Cassidy V.