All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Futo Buta

Map222 E. Bland St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Food


The address here is a laughable suggestion. It might be technically accurate, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find it. Hidden behind South Boulevard’s main strip, in the midst of apartment buildings and parking garages, lies this small noodle house. You’ll realize the hunt is worth it as soon as you taste the savory ramen broth.


Best Japanese- 2016, 2018 Payoff for Finally Finding a Restaurant - 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2016
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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