This is slightly unbelievable. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2019 is Odette from Singapore.

Gaggan from Bangkok, Thailand which was previously crowned champions for four consecutive times, drops a spot to Number 2.

Odette helmed by Chef Julien Royer was Number 5 the previous year, rising up four places to clinch the coveted Number 1 spot.

Singapore is also represented by Burnt Ends (No.10), JAAN (No.32), Les Amis (No.33), Nouri (No. 39), Waku Ghin (No. 40), and Corner House (No.49).

Whitegrass which previously debuted at No. 50 has ended operations end of 2018.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 – The Full List
1. Odette, Singapore
2. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
3. Den, Tokyo, Japan
4. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
5. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
6. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
7. Mume, Taipei, Taiwan
8. Les Créations de Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
10. Burnt Ends, Singapore
11. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China
12. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
13. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
14. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
15. Belon, Hong Kong, China
16. Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
17. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
18. II Risorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan
19. Bo.lan, Bangkok, Thailand
20. Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand
21. Amber, Hong Kong, China
22. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
23. Sazenka, Tokyo
24. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
25. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan
26. L’Effervescene, Tokyo
27. Jade Dragon, Macao, China
28. Paste, Bangkok, Thailand
29. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
30. RAW, Taipei, Taiwan
31. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei, Taiwan
32. Jaan, Singapore
33. Les Amis, Singapore
34. Vea, Hong Kong, China
35. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
36. Wing Lei Palace, Macao, China
37. Neighbourhood, Hong Kong, China
38. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
39. Nouri, Singapore
40. Waku Ghin, Singapore
41. Toc Toc, Seoul, South Korea
42. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
43. Toyo Eatery, Manila, The Philippines
44. Seventh Son, Hong Kong, China
45. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan
46. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
47. Sugalabo, Tokyo, Japan
48. Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand
49. Corner House, Singapore
50. Ta Vie, Hong Kong

How 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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