Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

10 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 24, 2022.

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S5E7

#15 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 36 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S8E1

#14 - Mozambique (Season 8 - Episode 1)


Tony travels to Mozambique and finds himself in a mysterious, post-colonial Africa. From Portuguese ruins on Mozambique Island, to the vibrant metropolis of Maputo, Mozambique doesn't look like anyplace Tony has been so far.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 61 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S7E10

#13 - Macau (Season 7 - Episode 10)

Tony knew Macau as the place where fireworks were made. Those factories have since been replaced by casinos and now the island is known as the "Vegas of Asia." Tony visits the Macau Tower bungee jump, the largest in the world, and takes the ultimate plunge.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 22 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S8E10

#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 43 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S4E12

#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 21 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S7E4

#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 44 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S6E21

#9 - Back to Beirut (Season 6 - Episode 21)

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

The episode was rated 8.40 from 15 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S4E1

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 34 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S7E15

#7 - Kurdistan (Season 7 - Episode 15)

Tony and his crew venture to the war zone and fledgling country of Kurdistan to explore the tragic history and hopeful future of the ethnic group known as the Kurds.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 26 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S4E11

#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 23 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S4E10

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 18 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S5E1

#4 - Mexico (Season 5 - Episode 1)


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

The episode was rated 8.51 from 35 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S7E16

#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.57 from 35 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S7E13

#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 29 votes.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - S7E12

#1 - 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 β€œbest restaurant in the world” closes its doors for good. Friend and chef Jose Andres joins Tony for the experience of a lifetime.

The episode was rated 8.75 from 32 votes.

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