Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 – Bangkok’s Gaggan Is Asia’s Best Restaurant

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Bangkok's Gaggan Is Asia's Best Restaurant
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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant for 2015 is Gaggan from Bangkok, Thailand!

10 of Singapore’s restaurants made it (hooray) which include Restaurant Andre, Waku Ghin, Jaan, Les Amis, Iggy’s, Burnt Ends (new entry), Shinji by Kanesaka, Tippling Club, Osteria Mozza (re-entry) and Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck. Congrats and we are proud of you.

This year, we also see a more diversified list with new entries from The Philippines, and Cambodia.

2015’s Best 5 were Gaggan (Bangkok), Les Créations de Narisawa (Tokyo), Ultraviolet (Shanghai), Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo) and Restaurant Andre (Singapore).

Contrast this with 2014’s Best 5 which were Nahm (Bangkok), Les Créations de Narisawa (Tokyo), Gaggan (Bangkok), Amber (Hong Kong) and Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo). Almost similar.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015
1. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
2. Les Créations de Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
3. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
4. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
5. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
6. Amber, Hong Kong, China
7. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
8. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
9. Waku Ghin, Singapore
10. Jungsik, Seoul, South Korea
11. Jaan, Singapore
12. L’Effervescene, Tokyo, Japan
13. Les Amis, Singapore
14. Hajime, Osaka, Japan
15. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong, China
16. Fu1015, Shanghai, China
17. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong, China
18. Iggy’s, Singapore
19. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China (Highest New Entry)
20. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
21. Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China
22. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
23. Robuchon Au Dome, Macau, China
24. Tenku RyuGin, Hong Kong, China
25. Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand
26. Le Mout, Taichung, Taiwan
27. Ryunique, Seoul, South Korea
28. Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China
29. Wasabi by Morimoto, Mumbai, India
30. Burnt Ends, Singapore
31. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka
32. Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore
33. Takazawa, Tokyo, Japan
34. 28 HuBin Road, Hangzhou, China
35. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China
36. Tippling Club, Singapore
37. Bo.Lan, Bangkok, Thailand
38. La Yeon, Seoul, South Korea (One To Watch Award)
39. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand
40. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan
41. Bukhara, New Delhi, India
42. Caprice, Hong Kong, China
43. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
44. Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo, Japan
45. Osteria Mozza, Singapore
46. Hakkasan, Shanghai, China
47. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, Singapore
48. Antonio’s, Tagaytay, The Philippines
49. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan
50. Cuisine Wat Damnak, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Voting Mechanism
For those curious, The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna was decided by a panel of 300 opinion leaders in six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan.

They are made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘foodies’ such as prominent food bloggers.

In previous editions, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list was created from a global tally of votes collected from the 900-plus members of The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. In 2015, however, the results are generated by over 300 voters spread throughout Asia.

So it’s people in Asia, voting for restaurants in Asia. Therefore, the results are a little different from the previous years.

This year Lifetime Achievement Award went to a well-deserving Chef Tetsuya Wakuda whose stellular European-Japanese cooking is made known by Tetsuya’s in Sydney and Waku Ghin in Singapore.

Other Related Entries
World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2014
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014
10 Best Restaurants In Singapore – The Fine Dining Edition
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Comments

  1. I’ve seen Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 and I really appreciate all of it! Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand really deserves to be the first because of its convenience place and delicious foods!

  2. Fook Lam Moon is on the list! I actually visited this restaurant last year when I was in Hong Kong. Their chicken is undoubtedly one of the best chicken style roasts I ever had. The restaurant interior is golden lavish yet not over the top, service excellent and unobtrusive. After all, they are serving some of the most powerful people in Hong Kong. Oh by the way, do they have food delivery service there?

    • I don’t think these restaurants do food deliveries. But you may call Fook Lam Moon and check. It’s unlikely, as getting a seat there is already not too easy.

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