[Updated 2018 Results] Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant for 2017 is Gaggan from Bangkok, Thailand again! This is Chef Gaggan Anand’s 3rd win in a row.

Singapore’s Restaurant Andre helmed by Chef Andre Chiang narrowly misses out at No 2.

Now in its fifth year, the 2017 list boosts a number of NEW entries, with the highest NEW Entry coming from Singapore’s very own Odette helmed by Chef Julien Royer. Not suprising though.

Asia’s Best Pastry Chef is Chef Kazutoshi Narita from Esquisse Cinq Japan. Singapore’s Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends Singapore received the Chef’s Choice Award, voted by fellow peers.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 (Click on blue link for more detailed review)
1. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand (1)
2. Restaurant Andre, Singapore (3)
3. Amber, Hong Kong, China (4)
4. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China (13)
5. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand (8)
6. Les Créations de Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan (2)
7. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan (5)
8. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China (7)
9. Odette, Singapore (New entry)
10. Burnt Ends, Singapore (14)
11. Den, Tokyo, Japan (37)
12. L’Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan (16)
13. Sühring Bangkok, Thailand (New entry)
14. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan (New entry)
15. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea (15)
16. Les Amis, Singapore (12)
17. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China (10)
18. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan (20)
19. Bo.lan, Bangkok, Thailand (Re-entry)
20. Waku Ghin, Singapore (6)
21. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand (19)
22. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia (49, Highest Climber Award)
23. Corner House, Singapore (17)
24. RAW, Taipei, Taiwan (46)
25. Jungsik, Seoul, South Korea (22)
26. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan (26)
27. Tippling Club, Singapore (31)
28. Le Mout, Tai Chung, Taiwan (30)
29. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka (25)
30. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India (9)
31. Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand (23)
31. Jade Dragon 譽瓏軒, Macau, China (New entry)
33. Ta Vie, Hong Kong, China (48)
34. Hajime, Osaka, Japan (11)
35. Gallery Vask, The Philippines (39)
36. The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand (New entry)
37. Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand (New entry)
38. La Yeon, Seoul, South Korea (50)
39. The Tasting Room, Macau, China (New entry)
40. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Bangkok, Thailand (New entry)
41. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong, China (40)
42. JAAN, Singapore (29)
43. Mume, Taipei, Taiwan (New entry)
44. Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore (21)
45. Ronin, Hong Kong, China (New entry)
46. Wasabi By Morimoto, Mumbai India (44)
47. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China (27)
48. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China (18)
49. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka (47)
50. Takazawa, Tokyo, Japan (24)

Other Major award recipients include:
– May Chow (Little Bao, Hong Kongand Bangkok), winner of Best Female Chef 2017;
– Umberto Bombana (8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong), awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award – Asia 2017; and
– Kim Dae-chun’s TocToc of Seoul, Korea with the One to Watch Award – Asia 2017.

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.

Other Related Entries
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016
World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2015
10 Best Restaurants In Singapore 2016

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