EthioEritrea Restaurant in Syracuse serves homemade East African food, and it’s only been open for three months. SYRACUSE (WBNG) — This week, CNN released a list of the 20 best new restaurants in the world, but you don’t have to go too far to try one out. Customers said they appreciated the unique offerings the restaurant serves. The owner, Tesfahiwot Okube, has journeyed a long way to Central New York. He lived in a refugee camp for seven years, and told 12 News it’s always been his dream to open a restaurant here in the US. Okube said his mother is the one who taught him how to cook, and that food is not only an important of his culture, but cultures all over the world. “It was a actually a lot different than I thought; not eating with silverware, eating with people and sharing different plates was definitely different, but it was also exciting,” said Doug Travers, who told 12 News he tries different restaurants all over the city with his friend Phil to find the next great bite. Other restaurants to make CNN’s list can be found in cities like London, Hong Kong and Bangkok.