TBI’s Top 12 New Restaurants of 2021

Published December 17, 2021, in my The Bold Italic column and weekly restaurant reviews, The Bold Italic’s top 12 new restaurant openings of the year + top new bars, best of 2020 (the “lost” year) and honorable mention new openings.

Nisei starting bites

Article here: https://thebolditalic.com/tbis-top-12-new-restaurants-of-2021-9e8bc8ba88bc

ErnestAbacá, Palm City, Le FantastiqueWarung Siska, NiseiTurntable at Lord Stanley, Hilda & Jesse, Estiatorio OrnosChisai Sushi ClubThe Tailor’s Son, Chao Pescao

RoutierThe Anchovy BarMarlenaLily on ClementKomaajCoco Breeze
Kona’s Street MarketBuddyBar IrisRed WindowChezChezLow BarEmpress by BoonHarmonic Brewing at Thrive City

Le Fantastique sashimi
Ernest’s pork tonkatsu in smoked gribiche, fresh shaved horseradish, tobiko, dill