A niche St. Louis, Missouri restaurant has just been given quite an honor. According to the internationally-known website Yelp, the 2nd best restaurant in America resides in the Gateway City and it's not an eatery you likely have heard of - yet.

I just saw USA Today share Yelp's top 100 US Restaurants for 2024 and right there near the top of the list is a place in St. Louis, Missouri that I had never heard of for a good reason. The reason is I am not a ramen noodle person. Many are however and that's brought a St. Louis, Missouri place a big trophy.

Congrats to Menya Rui named the 2nd best restaurant in America. If you look at their Yelp reviews, you'll see people raving. Here are some quotes from recent visitors:

"This place is phenomenal. Super authentic and great experience overall."

"best ramen we have had in the Midwest so far!"

"The food was great. Came out fast and was delicious."

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"It's hard to find a good ramen shop reminiscent of the ones we've had in Japan and I must say, it was pretty darn close!"

"Okay now to the good part; the food. Wow, the food. I can definitely see why this place got #2 on Yelp's top 100."

There are more than 170 Yelp reviews for this St. Louis place and it's hard to find many that aren't happy. Pretty hard to argue with happy customers and that has earned Menya Rui a place near the very top of Yelp's top 100 restaurants of 2024. Well done.

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