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Top North Jersey Restaurants in 2020

There’s no denying it — 2020 was a year unlike any other. As the year comes to a close, we thought it was important to reflect on some of the things that brought us joy. Even during the toughest times, a delicious meal can provide comfort and be a lasting memory for years to come.

We’ve identified the Top 10 restaurants in some of North Jersey’s major foodie cities — Jersey City, Hoboken, Montclair, Morristown, Ridgewood and Westfield. This roundup represents a diverse array of cuisine, and you can find everything from ropa vieja to ramen.

To our community of Yelpers — thank you for championing local businesses when they needed it most. And to the strong and resilient restaurant owners of North Jersey — thank you for continuing to serve the community and fill our bellies and hearts.

Here are some of the restaurants that Yelpers raved about in 2020. Click on the photo and text below to visit their Yelp page directly, and be sure to bookmark our collection.

Methodology: These are lists of the best places to eat in select North Jersey cities in 2020 according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between 1/1/20-11/30/20. This list looked at businesses in the cities of Jersey City, Hoboken, Montclair, Morristown, Ridgewood and Westfield. If a chain appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest rated location. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of December 3rd, 2020.

Note: With COVID-19 related changes occurring in individual states, we suggest confirming the most up-to-date offerings directly with the businesses listed.

1. Bobwhite Counter

2. East Hana JC

3. Clove Garden of India 

4. Cafe Dolma

5. Korai Kitchen

6. DOMODOMO Jersey City

7. Rumba Cubana

8. Ita Italian Kitchen

9. Mordi’s Sandwich Shop

10. Pinwheel Garden Dumpling & Noodle Bar

1. Chango Kitchen

2. Alessio’s

3. Happy Vegans

4. Fiore Deli of Hoboken

5. Otto Strada

6. Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant

7. La Casa

8. Saku

9. Ali Baba

10. Muteki Ramen

1. The Corner

2. Cafe Moso

3. Sparo’s Deli & Catering

4. Red Eye Cafe

5. Zeguma Grill

6. Laboratorio Kitchen 

7. Cafe Giotto

8. Tostchu

9. Tacoria

10. Stuffed — Grass Fed Burgers

1. Saigon Subs & Cafe

2. Mendhi

3. Madame Thai Cuisine

4. Pierogies House

5. Bistro 46

6. Stirling Tavern

7. Fig & Lily Garden

8. Origin Thai 2

9. Marjan Fine Persian Grill 

10. Tacoria 

1. Truly Sichuan

2. Bibillia

3. Poke Zone

4. Tori Ramen & Chicken

5. Turmeric Indian Bistro

6. Cafe 37

7. Green Fusion

8. Pardis Persian Grill

9. Steel Wheel Tavern

10. S. Egidio

1. 1958 Cuban Cuisine

2. Old Havana

3. Westfield Station Cafe

4. Sushi & Asian Kitchen

5. Farinolio

6. Rooterspin

7. Addams Tavern

8. Inspiration Roll

9. Spice Bazaar

10. Limani