Here are Yelp's 'Best 100 Places to Eat in New England,' including the RI spot at the top. – The Providence Journal

A South Kingstown Chinese restaurant is at the top of a newly released “Best 100 Places to Eat in New England” list according to Yelp.
A second South Kingstown restaurant comes in at No. 10.
Jayd Bun, which opened in Peacedale in late 2019, topped the list that was released today by Yelp, the crowd-sourcing review website.
The restaurant, at 1202 Kingstown Rd., is owned by a husband and wife team, Joe and Annie Parisi.  The menu reflects the homestyle and street food Annie ate growing up in Tianjin, China. She immigrated to the United States after meeting Parisi, a Narragansett native. They married, have a year old daughter JinJin and run the restaurant together with both of them cooking.
 Rhode Island has nine more restaurants on the list which was compiled by Yelp to cover the six New England States.
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The methodology to compile the “best” list used a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews for the past five years, between Jan. 1, 2017, and July 27 of this year.
Matunuck Oyster Bar is No. 10 on the list and, like Jayd Bun, also in South Kingstown.
There are three restaurants in Providence: Hometown Cafe & Poké Bar at No. 33, East Side Pockets at No. 50 and Los Andes at No. 56.
There are three in Newport: DrIft Cafe at No. 38, Root in Newport at No. 41 and Corner Cafe No. 83.
Also on the list are Cafe Zara Coffee House in East Providence at No. 31, Sophia’s Tuscan Grille in  Warwick at No. 35 and The Rhody Hen Cafe in Pawtucket at No. 40. 
Los Andes, Hometown Cafe & Poke Bar and Matunuck Oyster are no stranger to Yelp’s top lists. 
Jayd Buns is a newcomer. They are takeout-only with no indoor seating. They have some seats on a patio. They suggest diners who want to eat out take their to-go food to nearby Whaler’s Brewing Co. at 1174 Kingstown Rd.  
Here’s their story:
Annie grew up in Tianjin and lived there until she moved to the U.S. when she was 28. 
After a very short period of time, she missed the authentic Chinese food she grew up with, said her husband Joe.
“There were very few places we could go to eat the food that made her feel like she was back in China. So she started learning how to cook more and more things at home. She knew how to cook many things already, but she started watching videos, looking up recipes, etc.,” he said. 
Annie went back to China and took classes at a culinary school in Tianjin, a city of 14 million near Beijing, when the couple decided to open Jayd Bun. 
The name is a tribute to Joe’s best friend Jay, who died a few years before the restaurant opened. It’s pronounced jade.
“We make everything by hand and fresh daily,” Parisi said. “Annie and I do all the cooking.”
“Our menu is one of a kind and will not be found anywhere else,” he said. “We care more about the flavor than anything else.”
“We keep each dish traditional to the food you will find in Tianjin China, which is big on hand made noodles, buns and the Chinese pancake,” he said.
They are so busy at dinner they are only open limited hours right now, from Wednesday to Sunday, according to Parisi.
They just learned about the Yelp list last week and needless to say, are very pleased.  
“We let our food and our customers service speak for itself and reviews mean everything to us,” said Parisi. 
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Here are the top 100 places to eat in New England, according to Yelp.
1. Jayd Bun, South Kingstown, Rhode Island
2. Zeneli Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana, New Haven, Connecticut
3. Butler’s Pantry Breakfast, Stowe, Vermont
4. Elephantine Bakery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
5. Hot Suppa, Portland, Maine
6. Salute, Hartford, Connecticut
7. Bite Into Maine, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
8. Branches Grill and Cafe, Chatham, Massachusetts
9. Ciao! Pizza and Pasta, Chelsea, Massachusetts
10. Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown, Rhode Island
11. The Baker, New Bedford, Massachusetts
12. Lili’s Restaurant, Amherst, Massachusetts
13. The Travelin’ Lobster, Bar Harbor, Maine
14. Crunchy Poké, Portland, Maine
15. The Tasty Yolk, Bridgeport, Connecticut
16. Pruller Restaurant, Marlborough, Massachusetts
17. Coffee ME Up, Portland, Maine
18. Shawarma Palace, Worcester, Massachusetts
19. Maine Oyster Company, Portland, Maine
20. The Dilly Duck Shop, Norwalk, Connecticut 
21. Cafe Bonjour, Boston, Massachusetts 
22. Volo Craft Pizza, Swampscott, Massachusetts 
23. Tasty Dumplings, Lowell, Massachusetts 
24. NOLA Cajun Kitchen, West Boylston, Massachusetts 
25. Adea’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Salem, Massachusetts 
26. Yalla Vermont, Brattleboro, Vermont
27. Fatima’s Cafe, Worcester, Massachusetts 
28. Layla’s Falafel, Stamford, Connecticut 
29. Kong Thai, Seabrook, New Hampshire
30. Martha’s Restaurant, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
31. Cafe Zara Coffee House, East Providence, Rhode Island
32. Settler, Salem, Massachusetts 
33. Hometown Cafe & Poké Bar, Providence, Rhode Island
34. Taqueria El Amigo, Waltham, Massachusetts 
35. Sophia’s Tuscan Grille, Warwick, Rhode Island
36. K Restaurant, Peabody, Massachusetts 
37. Gusto Italian Café, Center Harbor, New Hampshire
38. Drift Cafe, Newport, Rhode Island
39. The Pawnee House, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 
40. The Rhody Hen Cafe, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
41. Root, Newport, Rhode Island
42. Two Rivers BurrIto, Westfield, Massachusetts 
43. Cabbage Island Clambakes, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
44. Ann & Fran’s Kitchen, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 
45. Billy’s Sub Shop, Boston, Massachusetts 
46. Norm’s Diner,  Groton, Connecticut 
47. Los Garcia Mexican Fusion, Waterbury, Connecticut 
48. Mama Chow, Southport, Connecticut 
49. Maiz Colombian Street Food – Forest Ave, Portland, Maine
50. East Side Pockets, Providence, Rhode Island
51. Bayberry Cafe, Woburn, Massachusetts 
52. Isabella’s, Boston, Massachusetts 
53. Yume Ga Arukara, CambrIdge, Massachusetts 
54. Pita Pockets – Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 
55. Tangiers International, Hartford, Connecticut 
56. Los Andes Restaurant, Providence, Rhode Island
57. Moonwink, Manchester, Vermont
58. Teff Eritrean & Ethiopian Cuisine, Stamford, Connecticut 
59. Sweet Rose Cafe, Fall River, Massachusetts 
60. Andes International Gourmet Deli, New Haven, Connecticut 
61. Little Pecan Bistro, Boston, Massachusetts 
62. Tawakal Halal Cafe, Boston, Massachusetts 
63. Isa Bistro, Portland, Maine
64. Peter Trout’s Tavern and Inn, Manset, Maine
65. Himalayan Kitchen, Somerville, Massachusetts 
66. Joy Bowl Poke, Springfield, Massachusetts 
67. Maple Soul, Rochester, Vermont
68. State Lunch, Augusta, Maine
69. Smack Noodle, Maynard, Massachusetts 
70. Chicho’s Cocina, Stamford, Connecticut 
71. Hillside GriIl, Northborough, Massachusetts 
72. Pataka Vegetarian Indian Food, New Haven, Connecticut 
73. Himalaya Cafe, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 
74. The Metro Bistrot, Southbridge, Massachusetts 
75. Chez Rosa, Kennebunkport, Maine
76. Mangalitsa, Woodstock, Vermont
77. Twisted Italian Cafe, Hartford, Connecticut 
78. ChezCasa, Salem, Massachusetts 
79. Pho Hong, Burlington, Vermont
80. YiaYia’s Greek Kitchen, Torrington, Connecticut 
81. Horseshoe Cafe, Newmarket, New Hampshire
82. Belmont Vegetarian, Worcester, Massachusetts 
83. Corner Cafe, Newport, Rhode Island
84. The Barking Claw, Falmouth, Massachusetts 
85. Sunny Side Up Breakfast and Lunch, West Springfield, Massachusetts 
86. Mosaico Cuisine, Branford, Connecticut 
87. Vinal Bakery, Somerville, Massachusetts 
88. Broken Arrow, Portland, Maine
89. Rawa, New Haven, Connecticut 
90. Crazy Greek, Plantsville, Connecticut 
91. Yalla Organic Hummus & GrIll, Fairfield, Connecticut 
92. Domenick & Pia PizzerIa, Waterbury, Connecticut 
93. Carmelina’s, Boston, Massachusetts 
94. Durbar Square Restaurant, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
95. Island Cafe & GrIll, Hyannis, Massachusetts 
96. Cornish Pasty, Boston, Massachusetts 
97. Penny Cluse Cafe, Burlington, Vermont
98. V’s Sandwich, Tilton, New Hampshire
99. Rustic Roots, Shelburne, Vermont
100. Manoa Poke Shop, Somerville, Massachusetts
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