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The 10 most reviewed and photographed restaurants of 2022



With 2022 almost a wrap, it’s time to look at the most reviewed restaurants and photo-worthy eateries of the year. Topping the list of the most reviewed restaurants this year is Anaheim’s Craft By Smoke & Fire, which also snagged the #2 spot on our most photographed restaurants list. 888 Japanese BBQ in Las Vegas, with popular dishes including filet mignon and salmon carpaccio, also made both lists.

From the savory Tawaiianese beef noodle soup and service at formoosa in San Diego, to the picture-perfect mochi donuts and coco puffs of Liliha Bakery in Honolulu, these spots had Yelpers reaching for their phones to share their experiences.

See which spots got people talking and add these restaurants to your 2023 bucket list by saving the collection on Yelp.

Top 5 most reviewed restaurants 

Craft By Smoke & Fire via Wendy B. on Yelp
formoosa via Jesse K. on Yelp
888 Japanese BBQ via Chassidie L. on Yelp
  1. Craft By Smoke & Fire – Anaheim, California
  2. formoosa – San Diego, California
  3. 888 Japanese BBQ – Las Vegas, Nevada
  4. Nova Kitchen & Bar – Garden Grove, California
  5. Bacari Silverlake – Los Angeles, California

Methodology: This is a list of the most reviewed restaurants on Yelp in 2022. We identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories, then ranked those spots based on the total volume of reviews between January 1, 2022 and October 12, 2022.

Nova Kitchen & Bar via Lisa Y. on Yelp
Bacari Silverlake via Tida C. on Yelp

Take a look at all the drool-inducing photos and plan your visit to these photogenic restaurants and bistros on Yelp.

Top 5 most photographed restaurants 

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen via Andrew D. on Yelp
Craft By Smoke & Fire on Yelp
NEP Cafe by Kei Concepts on Yelp
  1. Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen – Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Craft By Smoke & Fire – Anaheim, California
  3. NEP Cafe by Kei Concepts – Fountain Valley, California
  4. 888 Japanese BBQ – Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Liliha Bakery – Honolulu, Hawaii

Methodology: This is a list of the most photographed restaurants on Yelp in 2022. To determine this list, we identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories on Yelp, then ranked those spots based on how frequently users submitted photos between January 1, 2022 and October 12, 2022.

888 Japanese BBQ via Erika N. on Yelp
Liliha Bakery via Bernadette A. on Yelp

These businesses made the lists thanks to contributions from the Yelp community. Want to see the impact you’ve made on your favorite local businesses in 2022? Check out your Year on Yelp!

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