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Restaurants in the NC Triangle You NEED to Try (From Two Locals)

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  • Miso Ramen Bar
    • Miso Ramen Bar is a newer restaurant located in Raleigh and Cary. The broth is fresh and packed with flavors. The menu contains many options that aren’t too heavy on the stomach either. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable about the ingredients used in the restaurant.
  • Osha
    • Osha is a very family friendly restaurant that serves various types of sushi and Thai food. The menu contains a lot of modern and fusion dishes. Their sushi options are all delicious and very different. Even if you don’t like seafood, there are a lot of noodle or rice based entrees to choose from. 
  • Namu
    • Namu’s menu is already very captivating, but their restaurant setup makes the visit to Namu even more unique. It is a modern spin on Korean food at great prices. If you need a place to go with a large group of friends this is a great place. In addition, it is renowned for its lovely scenery outside the restaurant where you can eat.
  • Mulino 
    • Mulino is a rustic Italian restaurant that serves up classic Italian dishes with a twist. It is especially known for its lavish ambiance inside of the restaurant and outside.The service and cuisine are always outstanding, making it ideal for any special occasion. A personal favorite is the truffle gnocchi because it’s perfectly executed, but not overly rich.
  • Scratch Kitchen 
    • If you like southern food, you will really enjoy Scratch Kitchen. The menu consists of classic southern dishes with a modern twist. All the ingredients are always fresh, and everything is made from scratch. For adults, they serve a wide variety of alcoholic drinks that are really popular.
  • Namoli’s 
    • Namoli’s is a small local restaurant located in Apex. It is mainly a pizzeria but they do sell other Italian-American style dishes. The restaurant has recently been renovated, so it is definitely worth the visit now. The prices are excellent and they also do delivery.
  • Vegan Community Kitchen
    • The Vegan Community Kitchen is a very popular vegan restaurant. The ingredients are all fresh, and the food items are all plant based. This is a very small family owned business, and you can really feel the sense of community while eating there. They always have fresh new drinks and pastries to try, so I highly recommend it, even if you aren’t vegan/vegetarian.
  • Bosphorus 
    • Bosphorus is a locally owned Turkish restaurant serving traditional dishes from Turkey. It is one of the only Turkish restaurants in the area, and is by far the best. They serve everything from lamb kabobs to Turkish pizzas that are definitely worth a try. Before going to Bosphorus, I was not familiar with Turkish cuisine, but it has grown to be some of my favorite food.
  • Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar
    • Relish Craft Kitchen is another local southern restaurant that serves all of the classics. From their pimento cheese fritters to the shrimp and grits, everything is always superb. They also offer a variety of different alcoholic beverages that receive rave reviews from their customers. Relish is the place to go whenever you are craving some amazing comfort food!
Hello my name is Jai-Li Powell! I am a mycophile who is currently studying Psychology and Horticulture at NCSU.
Halle Fisher is the Marketing/Events Coordinator of Her Campus at NC State. She is responsible for creating team bonding events, promoting events/articles/brand partnerships, and fundraising. This is her second year on Her Campus and as Marketing/Events Coordinator. Outside of Her Campus, Halle is active within her community. She was Vice President of her high school's chapter of Tri-M Music Honors Society and was the Communications manager for the Ronald McDonald House Club. She also performed in Chamber Choir throughout her high school career. In college, Halle is an active member of Delta Zeta (Omicron-Lambda) at NC State and serves as their Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Chairman. In 2023, Halle created social media content and held events in partnership with Urban Decay Cosmetics and Uber Eats. This year she hopes to continue her journey as a Business Administration major and learn more about the industry! Halle is originally from Long Island, NY, and currently resides in Cary, NC with her younger sister and two dogs. She enjoys going to concerts, hanging out with friends, traveling, and makeup. She has been able to see some of her favorite artists in concert such as Taylor Swift, SZA, Lana Del Rey, and Sabrina Carpenter. Her favorite genre of television is reality TV as her favorite show is Jersey Shore.