Three Tampa Bay restaurants make Yelp’s ‘100 Places to Eat in 2023’ list

From brunch to yakitori—Yelpers love these popular Tampa Bay concepts.

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Each year, Yelp releases a nationwide list of restaurants that local foodies fawn over—and three incredibly different Tampa Bay concepts made the cut in 2023.

South Tampa’s Izakaya Tori, St. Pete’s Uptown Eats and Dunedin’s Tukro Coffee are all listed as one of Yelp’s  “Top 100 Places to Eat."

Izakaya Tori offers a full spread of Japanese fare—from yakitori and ramen to dumplings, sushi and stir fried noodles—while St. Pete cafe Uptown Eats, located next to the now-shuttered Mize Gallery, boasts a menu of brunch favorites, coffee, salads and sandwiches.

Dunedin's Tukro Coffee—located at 472 Wood St.—might have been a runner up in last year's Best of the Bay awards, but  local Yelpers must really love its nitro cold brews, teas and speciality lattes.

Other Florida institutions like Hungry Pants in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale’s Il Paesano are also included in this year’s exclusive list, which can be browsed at  
Yelp has been publishing its "Top 100 Places to Eat" list for ten years now, which is generated from its user submissions.

Local institutions like Ocean Prime, Ulele and Bern's Steakhouse make the review service's "best of" lists pretty often, but you can check out Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's "25 hottest new restaurants in Tampa Bay right now, according to Yelp" slideshow below.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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