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Your guide to the 5 top spots in downtown Bakersfield

Jin Sushi | Photo: Rooxyzzz N./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 11, 2019.

Spending time in downtown Bakersfield? Get to know this Bakersfield neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a barbecue joint to a Mexican restaurant.

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

1. Porkchop & Bubba's Bbq

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Topping the list is PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, a spot to score barbecue and more. Located at 1230 H St., Suite A, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 489 reviews on Yelp. 

On the menu, you'll find brisket, pulled pork, ribs, hush puppies, fried green beans, smoked chicken wings, mac and cheese and more.

2. Pita Paradise

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Next up is halal spot Pita Paradise, which offers falafel and more, situated at 2020 H St. With five stars out of 483 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The food truck serves up Mediterranean fare such as gyros, chicken shawarmas, falafel, pita bread, hummus, baklava and more. 

3. Nuestro Mexico Restaurant

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Mexican spot Nuestro Mexico Restaurant, which offers seafood and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 716 21st St., 4.5 stars out of 967 reviews. 

Here, you'll find Mexican entrees like tacos, enchiladas and ceviche, as well as specialties like the seafood poblano, which comes with an assortment of shrimp, scallops and fish. 

4. The Hens Roost

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The Hens Roost, a pop-up restaurant and vegan spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 153 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1916 G St. to see for yourself. 

This vegan spot serves both the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger, and whips up a variety of additional plant-based treats, including almond milk shakes, vegan grilled cheese, tofu nuggets and more. 

5. Jin Sushi

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Check out Jin Sushi, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 482 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and Japanese spot at 1600 19th St. 

Order up baked mussels, teriyaki chicken, miso soup or shrimp tempura, as well as a variety of sushi rolls and sake. 


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