Odette is the first Singapore restaurant to take the top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list
MACAU, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 26 March 2019 - The 2019 list of Asia's
50 Best Restaurants, sponsored
by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macao.
The winning chefs and restaurateurs celebrate at the seventh annual Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, at Wynn Palace, Macau.
in Singapore has taken top honours, succeeding
four-time winner Gaggan in the No.1
spot. Serving Asian-inspired modern French cuisine, chef Julien Royer's Odette claims the coveted titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The
Best Restaurant in Singapore.
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
Japan 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 the
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list to recognise a peer making a positive
impact on the restaurant scene.
After holding the No.1 spot for four
consecutive years, Gaggan in Bangkok
moves to No.2 while retaining the
Restaurant in Thailand. Entering the list at No.16, Gaa in Bangkok claims the Highest
New Entry Award while the restaurant's executive chef, Garima Arora, is named elit™ Vodka Asia's Best Female Chef 2019. Among the remaining six Thailand
entries, Sorn, specialising in
Southern Thai cuisine, is a new entry at No.48.
Singapore claims seven entries on the list,
including newcomer Nouri making a
bow at No.39 and longtime favourites Burnt
Ends and Jaan rising to No.10
and No.32 respectively.
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).
Locavore (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.
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 honour of The Best Restaurant in Philippines. Popular Seoul restaurant Mingles (No.13) retains the title of The Best Restaurant in Korea.
award winners announced include:
Asia's Best Pastry Chef Award,
sponsored by Valrhona: Fabrizio Fiorani from Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo
Italian chef Fabrizio
Fiorani developed his pastry skills in the kitchens of such acclaimed
restaurants as La Pergola in his native Rome. His desserts seamlessly
complement chef Luca Fantin's contemporary Italian tasting menu.
Art of Hospitality Award: 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana's outstanding hospitality, led by General
Manager Marino Braccu, creates a highly refined but warm atmosphere in which
diners can enjoy Chef Bombana's creations.
Other award recipients include JL Studio in Taichung, Taiwan, earning the Miele
One To Watch Award and celebrated
chef Seiji Yamamoto, of Nihonryori RyuGin in Japan, who is the inaugural winner of the American
the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled
The list is created from the
votes of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over
300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their
expert opinion of Asia's restaurant scene. The panel in each region is made up
of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded
'gastronomes'. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on
their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no
pre-determined check-list of criteria, but there are strict voting rules.
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50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit
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