The Best Episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Join best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. He will hit locales from the well known to those off the beaten path, from New Jersey to Iceland and points in between. Along his journey, the adventuring Bourdain will share his no holds barred experience of the food and customs that flavor the different cultures of the world in a way that only he can.

Laos

#1 - Laos

Season 4 - Episode 11

Tony has always been fascinated by Asia. This time he's visiting Laos, a less popular tourist country, to investigate its history, culture and unique culinary offerings.

star 8.88
17 votes
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Cajun Country

#2 - Cajun Country

Season 7 - Episode 16

Tony travels beyond New Orleans and into Cajun Country to find out what sets bayou culture apart. He dines with locals Wendell Pierce and Lolis Elie, partakes in an authentic crawfish boil and ends his trip with a whole-hog roast.

star 8.71
35 votes
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Philippines

#3 - Philippines

Season 5 - Episode 7

Anthony Bourdain visits Manila, the second-largest and most well-known city in the Philippines. He'll meet up with travel author and foodie Claude Tayag for some traditional Pampangan seafood. Later on, Tony pairs up with Augusto, runner-up for the "No Reservations" FAN-atic Special casting call, in Cebu City.

star 8.68
28 votes
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El Bulli

#4 - El Bulli

Season 7 - Episode 12

Tony travels to Spain’s Costa Brava to cook and dine with chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli before the “best restaurant in the world” closes its doors for good. Friend and chef Jose Andres joins Tony for the experience of a lifetime.

star 8.59
31 votes
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Azores

#5 - Azores

Season 5 - Episode 4

Having worked in kitchens alongside many generations of Azorean Portuguese immigrants, Tony decides it’s time to find out more about their motherland and explore the culture that molded so much of New England’s heritage. He hops from one island to the next while on the archipelago, dining on potatoes, pork, sausage, cabbage, shellfish, Portuguese soup and washing it all down with Gin and Tonics. From the hot springs in Furnas on Sao Miguel to one of the most remote locations in the world on Sao Jorge, and onto the beautiful wine making region of Pico, Tony experiences the best of Azores.

star 8.53
19 votes
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Sydney

#6 - Sydney

Season 8 - Episode 10

In Australia, Tony dives with sharks, visits sheep farms and the chic innovative restaurants of the big city, samples fresh seafood, old school charcuterie, and the ubiquitous Australian barbie.

star 8.49
37 votes
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Colombia

#7 - Colombia

Season 4 - Episode 12

This week Anthony is in Colombia, a country that finds itself the setting of one of South America's most remarkable transformations. In the 25 years since the death of Pablo Escobar, one of the world's most notorious drug lords, this once war-torn country has emerged like a phoenix from the scars of the past. Colombia offers Tony a tantalizing mix of cultures, delicious food and beautiful mountain scenery.

star 8.47
19 votes
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Mexico

#8 - Mexico

Season 5 - Episode 1

Anthony Bourdain discovers the beauty behind the street food of Mexico.

star 8.47
32 votes
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Back to Beirut

#9 - Back to Beirut

Season 6 - Episode 21

Anthony Bourdain returns to Lebanon to film the show he was meant to do in 2006

star 8.47
15 votes
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Kansas City

#10 - Kansas City

Season 8 - Episode 2

Tony Bourdain travels to Kansas City, MO, the BBQ capitol of the world with pal Zamir Gotta in search of the best barbeque. While there, Tony meets up with musicians, Dan and Patrick of The Black Keys for some serious finger licking meat.

star 8.41
52 votes
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Ecuador

#11 - Ecuador

Season 6 - Episode 6

Tony meets with local chefs and foodies who help him sift through the endless amount of meat skewers, fish stews and street food stalls of Ecuador.

star 8.40
15 votes
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Sri Lanka

#12 - Sri Lanka

Season 5 - Episode 9

star 8.40
15 votes
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Singapore

#13 - Singapore

Season 4 - Episode 1

The country of Singapore is serious about food. The cuisine of Singapore borrows from Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian traditions. Along the way, it uses the cheap and plentiful ingredients of the the country to make the food available everywhere.

star 8.39
28 votes
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Vietnam: There's No Place Like Home

#14 - Vietnam: There's No Place Like Home

Season 5 - Episode 10

Anthony decides to move to the country for a year to write the perfect Vietnam book. Along with a local chef and realtor we explore the country and what Anthony can expect as a full time resident.

star 8.39
23 votes
Croatian Coast

#15 - Croatian Coast

Season 8 - Episode 3

Croatia's Istria and Dalmatia regions are toured. Included: swimming with bluefin tuna; truffle hunting.

star 8.37
62 votes
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Brazil

#16 - Brazil

Season 3 - Episode 9

Tony once thought San Paolo was a horrible and ugly city; however, recently his friends have convinced him otherwise. As he explores the city, he develops a fondness for the rich culture that has developed from the mix of rich, poor, young, and old.

star 8.37
25 votes
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Vienna

#17 - Vienna

Season 7 - Episode 4

Blood sausage, hunting, pastries and something called "Pus Stick" challenge Tony's pre-conception of Vienna as a pastry-filled "Sound of Music" nightmare.

star 8.34
44 votes
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Pacific Northwest

#18 - Pacific Northwest

Season 3 - Episode 3

The Pacific Northwest is filled with everything - history, coffee, fresh produce, trees and obsession. Chef Anthony Bourdain is setting off to visit the land introduced to us by Lewis and Clark, to rediscover it.

star 8.32
31 votes
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Indonesia

#19 - Indonesia

Season 2 - Episode 12

Tony explores the lush culture of Indonesia to discover what makes ex-pats want to stay. Along the way, he discovers the rich history and cuisine of Jakarta and Bali.

star 8.31
29 votes
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Cleveland

#20 - Cleveland

Season 3 - Episode 11

When Michael Ruhlman convinces Tony to visit Cleveland, he's not expecting to like it at all. However, he soon finds that he has more in common with the town than he first thought.

star 8.30
20 votes
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Argentina

#21 - Argentina

Season 3 - Episode 13

Tony explores the city of Buenes Aires. There he finds an exciting night life, delicious food, and friendly locals. From nightclubs to paragliding to cattle ranches, Tony experiences it all.

star 8.30
23 votes
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Into the Fire NY

#22 - Into the Fire NY

Season 4 - Episode 10

Tony has been away from Brasserie Les Halles, where he last worked as a chef nearly a decade ago. Given the opportunity to spend another day on the job; he re-evaluates his skills in the kitchen, his love of New York and his life as a chef.

star 8.30
10 votes
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New Orleans

#23 - New Orleans

Season 4 - Episode 5

Hurricane Katrina has infinitely changed the city of New Orleans. As Tony explores the impact the storm had on the city, Tony discovers that the heart and soul of the city is still alive.

star 8.29
17 votes
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Quebec

#24 - Quebec

Season 2 - Episode 5

Anthony visits a duck farm/processing plant to see how foie gras is made, teaches a class at the Montreal Culinary Institute and plays hockey with a local university hockey team.

star 8.27
26 votes
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U.S. Desert

#25 - U.S. Desert

Season 7 - Episode 13

The host explores the High Desert of California with rocker Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

star 8.27
30 votes
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