Yelp’s 2019 Top 100 Includes Six Arizona Eateries

When business review website Yelp compiled its 2019 list of the top 100 places to eat in the United States, six Arizona establishments made the cut.

The six to make the list were Worth Takeaway, Kodo Sushi, Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ, Cocina Madrigal, Momo Bowl and Not Your Typical Deli. 

The sixth annual list highlights a vast variety of eateries that collected the highest marks in Yelp’s crowd-sourced reviews. 

According to Yelp, it “considered both the rating and the volume of the reviews, while accounting for the overall volume of reviews in each business’s area so as not to disadvantage businesses in areas with relatively low review volume.” 

Worth Takeaway in Mesa leads the state’s contingent at No. 14 on the list. The breakfast, brunch and sandwich shop received five stars in 495 of the 577 reviews posted as of Tuesday afternoon. 

Next up was No. 26 Kodo Sushi Sake in Scottsdale, which has five stars in 422 out of 464 reviews.

Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ, a family-owned spot in San Tan Valley, checked in at No. 39, with five stars in 119 out of 129 reviews. 

No. 68 on the list is Cocina Madrigal, a south Phoenix Mexican restaurant with five stars in 285 of its 308 reviews.

A few spots lower was No. 76 Momo Bowl, a Japanese restaurant with five stars in all but three of its 56 reviews.

Rounding out the state’s presence is No. 83 Not Your Typical Deli, a Gilbert eatery that creates opportunities for employees with autism and other developmental disabilities.

In 2018, only three Arizona restaurants made list: Phoenix’s Little Miss BBQ at No. 2, Mesa’s Green Corner Restaurant at No. 85 and Phoenix’s Ten Handcrafted American Fares and Spirits at No. 100.