International

Oysters are rising in popularity around the globe, which is creating a whole new meaning for the phrase, “The World is Your Oyster.”

But there are oysters near you, close to you, or at most, an online shopping cart click away. So why trouble yourself with traveling for them? One of my favorite travel writers sums it up perfectly.

“Rare is the culture that doesn’t love oysters. They are everywhere. But they’re also decidedly Somewhere: within its singular shell, each oyster carries its provenance like a fingerprint. Knocking one back is like mainlining the cove it came from.” — Peter Jon Lindberg

There are just a few oyster varieties from abroad that are imported to the US. So the gems of Europe, Australia, and Asia are beyond our reach here in the country. In the last few years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to travel around the world and experience these exotic oysters for myself.

 

best places to eat

 

Open Oyster Hong Kong

 
  • Oyster variety: 12-15 All Over the World

  • Ambiance: Neighborhoody, Playful, Energetic

  • Oyster pricing: $4-10 USD per piece

  • Perfect for: trying new oysters, oyster & wine pairings, oyster newbies

 
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+852 2366 3808
 

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Sheraton Oyster & Wine Bar Hong Kong

 
  • Oyster variety: 18-24 All Over the World

  • Ambiance: Chic, Romantic, Classy

  • Oyster pricing: $5-15 USD per piece

  • Perfect for: trying new oysters, oyster & wine pairings, visiting oyster lovers

 
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(852) 2369 1111
 

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Kanawa Oyster Boat Hiroshima

 
  • Oyster variety: 2-3 Japanese Oysters

  • Ambiance: Neighborhoody, Old School, Intimate

  • Perfect for: trying new oysters, visiting oyster lovers, gourmet oyster tasting

 
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+81 82-241-7416
 

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The Plump Oyster Shanghai

In A Half Shell Review: Super expensive…

 
  • Oyster variety: 6-10 European, Australian, American

  • Ambiance: Chic, Romantic

  • Oyster pricing: $10+ USD per piece

 
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+86 21 54183175
 

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Moran’s Oyster Cottage Galway

 
  • Oyster variety: 1-2 Local Irish Oystesr

  • Ambiance: Neighborhoody, Old School, Historic

  • Oyster pricing: $4-6 USD per piece

  • Perfect for: visiting oyster lovers, oyster & beer pairings

 
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+ 353 91 796113
 

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