Top Rated Restaurants in Kent on Yelp!

Check out the top 10 based on the Yelp! reviews. Do you agree with the list?

Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and condemning behind the anonymity of a computer screen.

Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. 

Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 food establishments in Kent:

  1. Taco Tonto's
  2. Wild Goats Coffee and Cafe (It was recently featured on New Day Cleveland!) 
  3. Henry Wahner's Restaurant & Lounge
  4. Main Street Continental Grill
  5. Wild Papaya Thai Cuisine
  6. Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar
  7. EuroGyro
  8. Ray's Place
  9. China City
  10. Guaca-Mole's

Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? What's missing from the list?

Comment here, and be sure to review your favorite restaurants on the Kent Patch directory page.

RONALD BURBICK April 07, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Several of the establishments listed are merely glorified fast food joints - not restaurants - and a couple are not "in" Kent. My guess is the average age of the respondents is about 18. If one were to properly classify "restaurants" and more thoroughly review the demographics of respondents, my guess is that Laziza, Pufferbelly , The Bistro on Main, and The Rusty Nail (I know it's not in Kent) would probably be very high on the list. And yes, I do have an indirect interest in one of these but my guess is that many of the other respondents have similar, if not, direct interests in some establishments that did make your list.
Hope Moskal April 07, 2013 at 06:47 PM
They all have the same zip code, so to an outsider, they are ALL in Kent. Take a chill pill.
Chuck Pope April 07, 2013 at 07:42 PM
I agree with you, Ron. Most of these establishments cater to 'eat and run' meals, not a casual unhurried atmosphere. They may be great, but Pufferbelly is #1 on MY top ten.
Jon Ridinger April 07, 2013 at 10:13 PM
A "restaurant" is any establishment that serves food and drink regardless of how fast it is, if it constitutes a formal meal, or even if on-site dining is available. The only one on the list that's not in the city limits is Guaca Mole's and that's in Franklin Township within the Franklin-Kent JEDD (less than a mile from the boundary with Kent), on top of having a Kent mailing address, Kent phone number, and being in the Kent City School District.
Adam Michael April 07, 2013 at 11:12 PM
My Body Mass Index (32.7) might indicate to some that I spent some time in a restaurant or two and my top three dollar to donuts would be Ray's, Bistro and Newdle Bar
silly sally April 08, 2013 at 08:14 AM
pufferbelly is the worst...
Michelle Sahr April 08, 2013 at 11:01 AM
To each his own I guess.... I've really enjoyed my meals at Pufferbellies over the last few years. I'd give them 4-5 stars on food and the service was excellent as well.
Trans Plant April 08, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Fresco? 3rd best burritos in town, at best (not even including Mexican restaurants). And more expensive.
Laurel Myers Hurst April 08, 2013 at 12:56 PM
My top 10: The Bistro Laroush Ray's Taco Tanto's Wild Goats Franklin Square Deli China City Henry Wahner's Guaca-Mole Wild Papaya (The Red Radish) ...If you include the entire 44240 - La Terraza! [The Cascades, Brimfield]
Laurel Myers Hurst April 08, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Hmmm...reading through Yelp's recent Bistro reviews, I think I need to revisit my list (and revisit the restaurant)...also, I forgot Cajun Dave's which is definitely in the top five for their weekly pork smoking. They tell me Bricco will fill that "fine dining" need we have in Kent. I'll believe it when I taste it.
Sherry April 08, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Go taste for yourself, Laurel!! They have a location downtown Akron and it's fabulous! Great valet parking so you don't have to fight for a spot!


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