Last Updated on August 9, 2018
Tired of your local restaurants and looking to spice up your meals with new, mouth-watering food options? Start researching cheap flight deals already and move to one of these cities, or at least treat your inner foodie by spending a couple of weeks there.
The ranking of these 10 international cities is based on the number of different national cuisines represented in the restaurant scene of every city. And you’ll also find the top-rated restaurant for each cuisine in each city.
Number of International Cuisines: 53
The best restaurant: Restaurante Gourmand Atelier Belge (Belgian)
Madrid’s restaurants offer heavenly delicious cuisine from all over the world, and you can find equally tasty typical local foods as well. Spain is actually the jackpot when it comes to delicious food, especially that it has more bars per capita than any other country in the European Union.
The only downside is that the number of options can be a bit overwhelming. What’s amazing is that Madrid is a tasty infusion of typical food from all parts of Spain.
Number of International cuisines: 56
The best restaurant: Rey’s Place (Filipino)
Sydney is a wonderful dining destination where you can savor authentic flavors from all parts of the world. Enjoy delightfully delicious experiences, including fine dining, seasonal produce, fresh seafood, elegant wine bars, and much more. You’ll definitely be both allured and satisfied with the savory choices.
Number of International Cuisines: 58
The best restaurant: La Caverne Russe (Russian)
Tokyo boasts over two hundred top-rated restaurants, which is more than any other city in the entire world.
The talented chefs in Tokyo mix brilliant, old techniques with high-end modern styles to create world-class dishes, from humble soba dishes to high-quality, fresh sushi using the most seasonal vegetables and freshest ingredients, of course.
Los Angeles, California, United States
Number of International Cuisines: 61
The best restaurant: Baco Mercat (Spanish)
The dining scene in the exceptional LA keeps on evolving year after year, with bright new restaurants and busy old standbys. But as the competition increases, it’s pretty easy to chase new flavors while forgetting the best of what Los Angeles has always been offering.
So make sure to get a bit of everything, from game-changing pizza and wallet-friendly tacos to international cuisine.
Number of International Cuisines: 64
The best restaurant: Amok Restaurant (Cambodian)
Melbourne is a fantastic foodie town that seems to always have a culinary event going on. While in this beautiful Australian city, not only you can treat yourself to the best cuisines but you can also choose from wine tastings and food festivals, or cooking classes and celebrity chef visits.
Number of International Cuisines: 65
The best restaurant: Máncora Cebicheria (Peruvian)
Most tourists head to Paris to sample fine French cuisine, but the city of romance offers marvelous international cuisine as well. You can find a wonderful constellation of new restaurants by international talented young chefs, in addition to a diverse array of dining options.
There are also brasseries, traditional bistros, stylish restaurants serving classic French cooking, and other long-established gastronomic landscape.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Number of International Cuisines: 66
The best restaurant: Pannenkoeken Cafe (Dutch)
Chicago can offer much more than meat and potatoes. Local restaurants have grown to a very sophisticated level, rivaling popular food scenes nationwide. Many people actually describe Chicago’s food scene as soul-warming.
You can enjoy groundbreaking cocktail bars, world-class fine-dining experiences, line-inducing doughnut shops, and more, or you might also go for the best steaks and hot dogs, as well as deep-dish pizza and Italian beef.
Number of International Cuisines: 73
The best restaurant: Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto – 懐石遊膳橋本 (Japanese)
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities on the globe. The thing that is highly reflected in the city’s food options, combining various amazing flavors to Toronto’s exciting and diverse culinary scene.
Foodies can find a wide variety of great things to eat and can choose from fine-dining, bar snacks, food trucks, and market stalls.
Number of International Cuisines: 89
The best restaurant: The Providores & Tapa Room Restaurant (New Zealand/Kiwi)
London is continuously witnessing the rise of new restaurants with each seeming to be more elegant and interesting than the last. There’s no dominating style of cuisine but rather locals looking for unique food experiences and unusual, top-quality ingredients.
Although it’s difficult to track down the best dining, it also means that foodies have a wonderful variety of delicious options to choose from.
New York, United States
Number of International Cuisines: 94
The best restaurant: Voula NYC (Greek)
New York excels at combining the cutting-edge techniques and trends like nowhere else in the country, with its unique cuisine ranging from coal-fired pizzas to Jewish delis. This is the ultimate city where foodies can be 100% confident about experiencing the most diverse and incredible food/drink scene.