The Most Underrated Restaurants in the World


There are many amazing restaurants around the world and anyone who follows even a single major popular travel or foodie Instagram influencer account knows just how true this is. The hardest part isn’t finding an already discovered restaurant but finding a hidden gem of a restaurant that hasn’t reached full exposure yet.

The following are some very worthy picks of underrated restaurants that almost certainly are not going to stay that way for long.

Underrated United States Restaurants

Atoboy, located in New York, is already quickly on the path to being discovered. Featuring modern Korean dishes using top notch ingredients and the type of presentation you expect from a multi-star restaurant, Atoboy definitely punches above its weight class. 

Run by the same former chef who has already run two separate Michelin star restaurants, Atoboy is also known for its truly outstanding service as well as very affordable and reasonable prices, especially for NYC.


43 E 28th St, 

New York, NY 10016

A couple thousand miles away if you want some of the best Tex-Mex right from the heart of Texas, then it’s time to visit Amaya’s Taco Village in Austin, TX. The Village Tacos are famous throughout the city, which is really saying something considering the large number of options that are available throughout the city. Already a favorite of locals, anyone wanting to visit here for some of the best tacos and Tex-Mex in all of Texas should block out an hour to ninety minutes of time to account for 

Amaya’s Taco Village

5804 N. I-35

Austin, TX 78751

Underrated South America Restaurants

Jiquitaia is a Sao Paulo treasure that proves just because a place is simple doesn’t mean it isn’t stunningly good. This is a restaurant that has earned a remarkable reputation for being a simple place in appearance and setting that delivers truly elaborate and incredible Brazilian dishes all at a very affordable price that doesn’t break the budget. A particular favorite of locals as well as travelers in the know is the seafood moqueca. This is a delicious Brazilian fish stew made in coconut milk that is inspired from the Bahia region.


  1. Antonio Carlos, 268 – Consolacao

Sao Paulo – SP, 01309-010, Brazil

Then there’s the Al Toke Pez, located high in the Andes Mountains of Lima, Peru. This is a small simple location that has only eight seats in-house. Based around various types of ceviche, they serve a wide variety of ceviche styles in addition to seafood, various fish dishes, and even different daily dishes that are off menu. That is a remarkable combination of options visitors can enjoy.

Al Toke Pez, Lima, Peru

Av. Angamos 886, 

Surquillo 15047, Peru

Underrated European Option

Look to the Alps to find an outstanding European hidden gem. Located in Salzburg, Austria, the restaurant Dollerer prides itself on getting most of fresh local ingredients. From fresh fennel to fish eggs to fresh milk, all of the ingredients used to make fresh scrumptious dishes come locally and that means really top notch food from local farmers, ranchers, and food providers who know how to deliver the best.


Markt 56, 

5440 Golling an der Salzach, Austria

Underrated African Option

The simply named Bread & Wines Vineyard Restaurant is the hidden jewel for foodies in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a small simply named restaurant, but it is outstanding. The husband and wife team provide a wide array of local and international dishes with a skill and flare above and beyond what you would expect from such a simple looking building.

Bread & Wines Vineyard Restaurant

Moreson Farm, Happy Valley Rd, 

Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa

Underrated Asian Option

The friendly named restaurant “Neighborhood” is a surprising find in Hong Kong: a casual style French restaurant offering a simply but incredible menu of 20 favorite dishes from fricassee to morel mushroom infused main soups and dishes. Fantastic find.


61 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong

You can’t go wrong with any of these amazing and underrated restaurants wherever you are in the world!