Poll: Vote for Fresno’s best new restaurant open in 2021

Sushi chef and manager John Chang, background, prepared the Dynamite Roll, which consists of spicy crab, shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and avocado at Shobu Japanese Cuisine. The restaurant, pictured in this file photo from 2020, is on Blackstone Avenue near Herndon Avenue in Fresno.

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It was a rough year for restaurants, but that didn’t stop new ones from opening.

More than 40 opened in Fresno and Clovis.

We thought we’d ask you who your favorite newcomer of 2021 is. Vote in our poll below. To vote again, refresh your browser.

Just to keep the list from getting out of control, we stuck to true restaurants, excluding coffee and tea shops, bars and breweries, dessert shops and food trucks.

Don’t see your favorite new restaurant that opened in 2021? Write it in.

We’ll keep the poll open until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 and share the results with you after.

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This story was originally published December 20, 2021 3:13 PM.

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Bethany Clough covers restaurants and retail for The Fresno Bee. A reporter for 20 years, she now works to answer readers’ questions about business openings, closings and other business news. She has a degree in journalism from Syracuse University and her last name is pronounced Cluff.

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