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Do you ever catch yourself eating the same food at the same restaurants week after week? We’re creatures of habit, and it’s really easy to fall into the rut of frequenting the same old standbys time after time. New restaurants in Northwest Arkansas, even though they may have outrageously good food, often have to battle to lure customers into their eateries for this reason. Make it a habit to give the new restaurants a whirl. You’ll most likely be happy you did, and doing so will ensure that new top notch restaurants have a chance to get a foothold and flourish.

Hot New Restaurants in NWA – Updated

Below are the best Hot New Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas:

Bella Vista

Street Ninja $
13467 Look Out Dr, (479) 306-2221

Looking for authentic Asian mobile cuisine? You’ll find made-to-order delicious food done right every time regardless of how many menu items you select. Owners are friendly, accommodating and happy to adjust recipes to suit your special needs. Customers rave about the Drunken Noodles, Pad Thai and Garlic Pepper.


Bentonville Butcher & Pint $$
1201 S Walton Blvd Ste 105, (479) 464-9933

Amazing meats, superior burgers and other menu items, great brews and plenty of TV’s make for a creative new concept to chow down with friends and watch the games. Raves are coming in loud and clear. This place promises to be an ongoing hotspot in the Bentonville area.

The Forge $$
407 SW A St

Located right next door to the Farmer’s Exchange, The Forge is an Irish Pub specializing in burgers, Irish Fare including Shepherd’s Pie, Fresh Irish Soda Bread (baked daily), Fish & Chips and other Irish menu items. Brews are varied and plentiful.

Ramo d’Olivo Deli & Bentonville Baking $
217 S Main St

Both located within Ramo d’Olivo. The Deli serves delicious, fresh, piled high sandwiches, salads, cheeses and sliced meats, and the bakery has incredible cookies, pastries, scrumptious cakes made-to-order and wonderful breads.


Big Sexy Food Truck $
617 N College Ave, (479) 222-1675

Chef Brent Hale brings a beautiful new food truck concept to NWA featuring Big Sexy Food including a huge $40 hamburger challenge. Exciting popups all around Northwest Arkansas are featured as is first class catering for your family and small groups. Delicious, fresh, gourmet food is the daily fare for Big Sexy Food Truck Give it a try. You’ll be delighted.

Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$
2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

Bocca serves Italian food including awesome wood-fired pizzas made with only the freshest of ingredients. They also offer many house-made items including their unique pastas, sauces breads and cheeses. Try the Chicken Picatta and the House-Made Pappardella.

Con Quesos $
2016 W Martin Luther King Blvd, # 8, (479) 249-8495

Offering fusion tacos and fabulous tasting cheese dips, Con Quesos is a popular new Fayetteville restaurant keeping pace with Fayetteville’s busy citizens. The food is prepared quickly and comes out fresh and tasty.

Mockingbird Kitchen $$
1466 N College Ave, (479) 435-6333

The Mockingbird Kitchen is a favorite for many NWA foodies. Open for lunch and dinner, the food is fresh and prepared to perfection. The Cobb Salad, Tomato Soup, and Meatloaf will all capture your taste buds, and are easily enough to make a regular out of you, but the wines, beers, hard ciders and cocktails and taste-tempting desserts will also grab your attention.

Pieology Pizzeria $$
1777 Martin Luther King Blvd, Ste 2, (479) 249-9466

A build your own pizza place, offering what seems to be an endless assortment of fresh ingredients, house-made delicious crusts, and 7 sauces, The stone-fired pizzas are typically at your table in 5 minutes or less.


Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food $$
2882 W Walnut St, Ste 5, (479) 202-5961

Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food welcomes you to Asian Fusion, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Bars and Vietnamese food. Great food and drinks served by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff make this a wise choice if you’re in or near the Northwest corner of the state.