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Chew on this: The 10 most popular restaurants in Rochester

Chew on this: The 10 most popular restaurants in Rochester

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Ranking the best restaurants in town wasn't easy.

With more than 250 eateries in Rochester — from downtown landmarks to hidden gems tucked away in strip malls — we knew any list would have its fair share of skeptics.

So rather than go out and play restaurant critic, we decided it would be best to examine the vast amount of information that already exists online.

The following list was assembled using reviews from three major review websites: TripAdvisor, Yelp and Urbanspoon. To make sure only the very best restaurants were included, we required that each business have at least 25 reviews on each website. 

Formula: The final scores were calculated by giving individual TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews equal weight. Urbanspoon scores were given half value because the site does not require users to log in or give a full review.

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1. Pho Chau

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (63 votes)

Yelp: 4.5 (82 votes)

Urbanspoon: 95% "like it" (116 votes)

Click here to view Pho Chau's menu.

2. Nupa (north)

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (87 votes)

Yelp: 4.5 (83 votes)

Urbanspoon: 91% "like it" (590 votes)

Click here to view Nupa's menu.

3. Redwood Room

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (38 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (35 votes)

Urbanspoon: 93% "like it" (116 votes)

Click here to view the Redwood Room's menu.

4. Ichi Tokyo (south)

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (35 votes)

Yelp: 4.5 (57 votes)

Urbanspoon: 83% "like it" (113 votes)

Click here to view Ichi Tokyo's menu.

5. Chester's

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (643 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (168 votes)

Urbanspoon: 86% "like it" (840 votes)

Click here to view Chester's menu.

6. Newt's (downtown)

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (294 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (124 votes)

Urbanspoon: 86% "like it" (596 votes)

Click here to view Newt's menu.

7. Pi Wood-Fired Pizza

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (55 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (33 votes)

Urbanspoon: 86% "like it" (152 votes)

Click here to view Pi Pizza's menu.

8. Cafe Presto

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (63 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (28 votes)

Urbanspoon: 84% "like it" (63 votes)

Click here to view Cafe Presto's menu.

T-9. Pescara

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (360 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (145 votes)

Urbanspoon: 83% "like it" (517 votes)

Click here to view Pescara's menu.

T-9. La Poblana (Kutzky Park)

TripAdvisor: 4.5 (30 votes)

Yelp: 4.0 (86 votes)

Urbanspoon: 89% "like it" (233 votes)

Click here to view La Poblana's menu.

Honorable mentions: 

ZZest Cafe & Bar, City Cafe & Whistle Binkies Old World Pub


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(Cover photo: File / Michael Stern / Creative Commons)

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