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Here Are Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Winners for 2016

The top-ranked dining destinations across the continent

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Last night was the Oscars, and today is the food Oscars for Asia: The continent's 50 Best Restaurants were just announced in an awards ceremony in Bangkok. For the second year in a row, Bangkok's own Gaggan — helmed by Indian-born chef Gaggan Anand — snagged the number-one spot. Tokyo's Narisawa also retained its second place ranking; rounding out the top five is Singapore's Restaurant André, which rose two spots from last year, followed by Hong Kong's Amber and Nihonryori Ryugin in Tokyo.

Tokyo's modern French restaurant Quintessence snagged the "Highest Climber Award," ascending from number 49 last year to number 20 for 2016. Also making an impressive leap this year: The top-ranked restaurant in India, New Delhi's Indian Accent, jumped from number 22 last year to grab the number nine slot. The "Highest New Entry Award" went to Mingles in Seoul, which made its 50 Best debut at number 15.

Other awards of note: The title for Asia's Best Pastry Chef went to Cheryl Koh of Les Amis and Tarte in Singapore, and Ultraviolet's Paul Pairet snagged the Chef's Choice award, which is voted on by fellow 50 Best chefs.

Here's the full list of this year's winners:

No.1 GAGGAN Bangkok, Thailand
No.2 NARISAWA Tokyo, Japan
No.3 RESTAURANT ANDRÉ Singapore
No.4 AMBER Hong Kong, China
No.5 NIHONRYORI RYUGIN Tokyo, Japan
No.6 WAKU GHIN Singapore
No.7 ULTRAVIOLET BY PAUL PAIRET Shanghai, China
No.8 NAHM Bangkok, Thailand
No.9 INDIAN ACCENT New Delhi, India
No.10 LUNG KING HEEN Hong Kong, China
No.11 HAJIME Osaka, Japan
No.12 LES AMIS Singapore
No.13 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA Hong Kong, China
No.14 BURNT ENDS Singapore
No.15 MINGLES Seoul, South Korea
No.16 L'EFFERVESCENCE Tokyo, Japan
No.17 CORNER HOUSE Singapore
No.18 FU HE HUI Shanghai, China
No.19 ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB Bangkok, Thailand
No.20 QUINTESSENCE Tokyo, Japan
No.21 SHINJI BY KANESAKA Singapore
No.22 JUNGSIK Seoul, South Korea
No.23 EAT ME Bangkok, Thailand
No.24 TAKAZAWA Tokyo, Japan
No.25 MINISTRY OF CRAB Colombo, Sri Lanka
No.26 SUSHI SAITO Tokyo, Japan
No.27 THE CHAIRMAN Hong Kong, China
No.28 MR AND MRS BUND Shanghai, China
No.29 JAAN Singapore
No.30 LE MOÛT Taichung, Taiwan
No.31= LA MAISON DE LA NATURE GOH Fukuoka, Japan
No.32= TIPPLING CLUB Singapore
No.33 TENKU RYUGIN Hong Kong, China
No.34 FOOK LAM MOON Hong Kong, China
No.35 ROBUCHON AU DÔME Macau, China
No.36 IGGY'S Singapore
No.37 DEN Tokyo, Japan
No.38 WILD ROCKET Singapore
No.39 GALLERY VASK Manila, Philippines
No.40 L'ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON Hong Kong, China
No.41 BO INNOVATION Hong Kong, China
No.42 KIKUNOI Kyoto, Japan
No.43 CUISINE WAT DAMNAK Siem Reap, Cambodia
No.44 WASABI BY MORIMOTO Mumbai, India
No.45 BUKHARA New Delhi, India
No.46 RAW Taipei, Taiwan
No.47 NIHONBASHI Colombo, Sri Lanka
No.48 TA VIE Hong Kong, China
No.49 LOCAVORE Bali, Indonesia
No.50 LA YEON Seoul, South Korea

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