OpenRice Is The Yelp Of Asia, And It Can Help You Find Local Gems

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Looking for the spots locals love in Asia? You won’t find them on TripAdvisor (although we’re big fans of the site for finding traveler faves around the world). Instead, try OpenRice, a crowdsourced app for Asian restaurants.

It works a lot like TripAdvisor or Yelp. People review restaurants they attend, make lists and rate both the service and the food. And before you point out the potential language barrier of an app made for countries that use entirely different alphabets than the Latin one, OpenRice can be used in six different languages.

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There are restaurants on the app in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and other countries around Asia, so if you have a trip coming up to any of those spots, make sure to download OpenRice before you leave.

The app is free on Android and Apple devices. And better than free, you can collect coupons for restaurants that interest you as well. You can even book a table at that restaurant on the app.

What’s more, if you live and breathe all things culinary, you can actually search for food jobs on the app, too. If you want to go for a work visa and hang out in Thailand for a bit, we’d totally understand…


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