|The 2019 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macao. |
Top 20 Highlights are:
No.1 is Odette in Singapore
No.2 is Gaggan in Bangkok, Thailand
No.3 is Den in Tokyo, Japan
No.4 is Restaurant Sühring in Bangkok, Thailand
No.5 is Florilege in Tokyo, Japan
No.6 is Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai, China
No.7 is MUME in Taipei, Taiwan
No.8 is NARISAWA in Tokyo, Japan
No.9 is Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo, Japan 龍吟 RyuGin @ICC 101 Sky Dining
No.10 is Burnt Ends SG in Singapore
No.11 is 大班樓 The Chairman Restaurant in Hong Kong, China
No.12 is 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA HK in Hong Kong, ChinaNo.13 is 밍글스 – mingles in Seoul, Korea
No.14 is La Cime in Osaka, Japan
No.15 is BELON in Hong Kong, China
No.18 is Il Ristorante Luca Fantin in Tokyo, Japan (Bulgari Hotels & Resorts)
No.19 is Bo.lan in Bangkok, Thailand
No.20 is Le Du in Bangkok, Thailand
Odette in Singapore has taken top
The 2019 list features 10 new restaurants, including a debut entry from Malaysia (Dewakan, No.46) and a new restaurant in the Philippines (Toyo Eatery, No.43). Host destination Macao counts Jade Dragon, rising eight places to No.27, and Wing Lei Palace debuting at No.36.
Individual Country Awards:
JapanJapan leads the 2019 list with 12 entries while Den (No.3) earns the title of The Best Restaurant in Japan for a second consecutive year. Den’s chef, Zaiyu Hasegawa, was also named the 2019 recipient of the Chefs’ Choice Award, sponsored by Estrella Damm, the only award voted for by the chefs of
Thailand after holding the No.1 spot for four consecutive years, Gaggan in Bangkok moves to No.2 while retaining the title of The Best Restaurant in Thailand. Entering the list at No.16,
Greater China Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (No.6) in Shanghai is named The Best Restaurant in China.
Hong Kong counts nine restaurants, including first-time entries Vea (No.34) and Seventh Son (No.44). Soaring 25 places to No.15, modern French bistro Belon is crowned with this year’s Highest Climber Award.
Ascending 11 places to No.7, Mume in Taipei clinches the title of The Best Restaurant in Taiwan, besting two-time winner, Raw (No.30).
RegionalLocavore (No.42) in Bali holds the title of The Best Restaurant in Indonesia and wins the Sustainable Restaurant Award in Asia, presented to the restaurant with the highest environmental and social responsibility rating, as determined by audit partner Food Made Good.
Indian Accent (No. 17) returns as The Best Restaurant in India for a fifth successive year.
Ministry of Crab in Colombo (No.35) is named The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka for a fourth time while Toyo Eatery, the 2018 recipient of the Miele One To Watch Award, enters the list at No.43, claiming the
Other award winners announced
Art of Hospitality Award: 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana’s outstanding hospitality, led by General Manager Marino
Other award recipients include JL Studio in Taichung, Taiwan, earning the Miele One To Watch
How the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled The list is created from the votes of
The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs