Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations was an American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living channel around the world. In it, host Anthony Bourdain visits overseas countries, cities worldwide, and places within the U.S., where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine. The series premiered in 2005 on the Travel Channel. The format and content of the show is similar to Bourdain's 2001–2002 Food Network series, A Cook's Tour. The Travel Channel announced that season 9 will be the show's final season. Season 9 premiered on September 3, 2012 and concluded with its series finale episode on November 5, 2012. The special episode Anthony Bourdain in Beirut that aired between Seasons 2 and 3 was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming in 2007. In 2009 the series won the Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming".
Where to Watch Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Below you'll find every episode from all 14 season of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jul 26, 2005
Paris: Why the French Don't Suck Tony's debut episode of this new series has him visiting Paris. He explores the city's famous catacombs, tries some absinthe, checks out one of the city's major meat markets, and spends the night in the room where Oscar Wilde died.
S01 E02Aug 2, 2005
Iceland: Hello Darkness My Old Friend This week Anthony travels to Iceland, where in winter the volcanic islands see only about four hours of sunlight a day. Anthony finds the darkness comforting and learns how the Icelanders contend with the dark days - eating, drinking, and pumping iron!
S01 E03Aug 9, 2005
New Jersey Tony visits the state of New Jersey. He takes us on a trip through his birthplace trying to dispel some common misconceptions of the garden state. We learn about the Sopranos and other NJ landmarks as Tony reminisces.
S01 E04Aug 16, 2005
Vietnam: The Island of Mr. Sang Tony travels to the far away country of Vietnam, where he meets up with an old friend (who also happens to work for the People's Committee) with whom he traverses the ancient culture. He ends up going on a trip that takes him through isolated villages and finishes on an island resort, owned by the mysterious Mr. Sang.
S01 E05Aug 23, 2005
Malaysia: Into the Jungle Today Tony travels to south east Asia. He has always been fascinated by the notion of "natural fusion," the way cuisines and cultures blend over the centuries. He's particularly fascinated by Malaysia, where Chinese influence has mixed with Malay, Indian, Nyonya and indigenous Borneo culture.
S01 E06Oct 11, 2005
Sicily While in the small country of Sicily, Tony is treated to tripe at the II Capo Market. He tries a spleen sandwich with the President (of Sicily). And, Tony attempts to determine where you can find the greatest cannoli.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Mar 28, 2006
Asia Special: China & Japan In this special two-hour season two premiere, Tony's culinary journey takes him to the main hubs of Asian cuisine: Japan and China. In Japan, he visits Osaka, where he learns all about the Hanshin Tigers-Yomiuri Giants baseball rivalry; to Japan's version of vaudeville, manzai; and to kuidaore (eating oneself to ruin) where he samples takoyaki, okonomiyaki and later sushi. From there, Tony meets up with an old friend, Michiko, and they travel to Kisoji for a water purification ritual; learn the exchange of meishi and help celebrate Obon. Later, Tony attends a Hanshin Tigers game. In China, a country Tony has never visited, he attempts to tackle as much of its cuisine and culture as he can in a short period of time. Beijing is Tony's first stop, where he samples Peking duck, the nasty bits of a sheep, and a variety of noodles at a noodle house. Tony gets a lesson in Chinese calligraphy and visits a doctor for some traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, fire cupping, and electroacupuncture. From there, Tony is off to Sichuan province, where he receives an unorthodox ear cleaning, visits the Jianfu Temple, center of Taoism during the Tang Dynasty, and samples Szechuan hotpot. He ends his visit in a village outside of Chengdu for a family dinner that uses the old methods of Chinese cooking.
S02 E02Mar 28, 2006
Japan Tony and Andy, a native, dine on roasted pig in Caicay, attend a posh party at a hacienda, search for a Chuppacabra in the jungle, meet the undefeated boxing champion, Miguel Cotto, and travel to Ponce to take in the Festival of the Virgin Mary.
S02 E03Apr 4, 2006
South Florida Tony begins his exploration of outer Miami in the vibrant Creole enclave of Little Haiti. Later, he heads out to the vast subtropical preserves of the Everglades. And in South Beach he visits a dive bar, Club Deuce.
S02 E04Apr 10, 2006
Peru Anthony Bourdain is on a mission to obtain personal enlightenment, and his travels bring him to Peru, a land of ancient culture, rich cuisine, and vibrant people. He dines in Lima, meets members of a Peruvian Eseeja tribe in the jungle and much more.
S02 E04Apr 11, 2006
Peru Tony meets famous Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, tries Peruvian Ceviche and goes sightseeing in the capital city, Lima. Then he travels to a village in Tambopata, the Peruvian jungle, and tries piranhas and goes through unique experiences. Finally he visits the city of Cusco to try new stuff in a local market and Machu Picchu, where he tries to find peace of mind.
S02 E05Apr 18, 2006
Quebec Anthony visits a duck farm/processing plant to see how foie gras is made, teaches a class at the Montreal Culinary Institute and plays hockey with a local university hockey team.