Explore the 3 top spots in Charlotte's East Forest neighborhood

Photo: Be-Em Asian Kitchen/Yelp

Spending time in East Forest? Get to know this Charlotte neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Asian kitchen to a New Zealand cafe.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in East Forest, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Be-Em Asian Kitchen

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Topping the list is Japanese, Korean and Asian fusion spot Be-Em Asian Kitchen. Located at 1848 Galleria Blvd., Suite K, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 172 reviews on Yelp. Per Yelp, popular dishes here include Vietnamese street tacos, poke bowls and more. 

2. New Zealand Cafe

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Next up is sushi bar and Asian fusion spot New Zealand Cafe, serving seafood and more, situated at 1717 N. Sardis Road, Suite #6A. With four stars out of 551 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. Check out the hibachi steak and Malaysia's butter shrimp among the menu offerings here. 

3. Kona Snow

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Kona Snow, a spot to score shaved snow, shaved ice and coffee and tea, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1627 Sardis Road North, Suite #4A, five stars out of 36 reviews. This spot specializes in Hawaiian shaved ice. Flavors include black cherry, blue cotton candy and more

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