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Vote for NYC’s Best Imported Restaurant Chain of the Year

Which of the international chains made a splash in 2017?

Ikinari Steak
A hot plate of steak from Ikinari Steak
Photo by Nick Solares

Ladies and gentleman, it’s now the fifth (and final) day of the eighth annual Eater Awards — when Eater cities around the world honor the most talented restaurants and chefs of the year. Next up: the award for Restaurant Chain Import of the Year.

New York has been flooded with chain restaurants in 2017, with some of the busiest and most high profile debuts coming from restaurateurs who have locations around the world. For better or for worse, foreign chains were a major part of NYC’s dining scene this year.

As with the awards earlier this week, this category will have both an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner. Both will be announced on December 5th. Did one of these imports stand out above the others? Vote below; the poll closes in 24 hours:


Which imported restaurant chain outshone all the rest?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Tim Ho Wan
    (207 votes)
  • 13%
    L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
    (75 votes)
  • 7%
    E.A.K. Ramen
    (38 votes)
  • 33%
    Ikinari Steak
    (181 votes)
  • 6%
    (35 votes)
536 votes total Vote Now