Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015


Chef Gaggan Anand of Bangkok's Gaggan

Ever since The World’s 50 Best Restaurants was first published by William Reed Business Media back in 2002, a growing number of Asia-based restaurants started to surface on the annual list, catalyzing the start of the splinter category, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, which ran for the first time in 2013. To come up with a list of the region’s best restaurants, Asia is broken down into six regions, and from each region, 53 experts in the Asian restaurant scene—chefs, restaurateurs, food journalists, and highly-regarded foodies—are allotted seven votes to voice their opinions on which restaurants deserve recognition. To ensure fairness, panelists are given a set of voting rules, and sponsors, which include San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, have no votes or influence over the results.

In the third annual line-up of Asia’s best culinary establishments, Bangkok-based Indian restaurant Gaggan takes the top spot, the second year in a row a restaurant from Thailand’s capital ranked in at number one (last year’s spot went to Nahm). Although Thailand holds the top spot, China, Singapore, and Japan prove to be more influential culinary destinations in terms of numbers, boasting 16, 10, and eight restaurants on the list respectively. Indonesian restaurants are noticeably absent. Bali-based Sarong brought the country onto the radar last year but has since dropped off the rankings. Included below is the full list:

Asia’s 50 best Restaurants:

1. Gaggan; Bangkok
2. Narisawa; Tokyo
3. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet; Shanghai
4. Nihonryori Ryugin; Tokyo
5. Restaurant Andre; Singapore
6. Amber; Hong Kong
7. Nahm; Bangkok
8. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana; Hong Kong
9. Waku Ghin; Singapore
10. Jungsik; Seoul
11. Jaan; Singapore
12. L’Effervescence; Tokyo
13. Les Amis; Singapore
14. Hajime; Osaka
15. Fook Lam Moon; Hong Kong
16. Fu1015; Shanghai
17. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon; Hong Kong
18. Iggy’s; Singapore
19. He Fu Hui; Shanghai
20. Lung King Heen; Hong Kong
21. Mr and Mrs Bund; Shanghai
22. Indian Accent; New Delhi
23. Robuchon au Dôme; Macau
24. Tenku Ryugin; Hong Kong
25. Eat Me; Bangkok
26. Le Mout; Taichung
27. Ryunique; Seoul
28. Bo Innovation; Hong Kong
29. Wasabi by Morimoto; Mumbai
30. Burnt Ends; Singapore
31. Nihonbashi; Colombo
32. Shinji by Kanesaka; Singapore
33. Takazawa; Tokyo
34. 28 Hubin Road; Hangzhou
35. The Chairman; Hong Kong
36. Tippling Club; Singapore
37. Bo.Lan; Bangkok
38. La Yeon; Seoul
39. Issaya Siamese Club; Bangkok
40. Sushi Saito; Tokyo
41. Bukhara; New Delhi
42. Caprice; Hong Kong
43. Ministry of Crab; Colombo
44. Sukiyabashi Jiro; Tokyo
45. Osteria Mozza; Singapore
46. ​​Hakkasan; Shanghai
47. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck; Singapore
48. Antonio’s; Tagaytay (Philippines)
49. Quintessence; Tokyo
50. Cuisine Wat Damnak; Siam Reap

 

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