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Here Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Winners for 2017

The official rankings

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Restaurant awards season is upon us once more. Today the restaurant-ranking World’s 50 Best organization revealed their annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The big question this year was whether or not Gaggan, the upscale Bangkok restaurant helmed by Indian-born chef Gaggan Anand, would retain its place the top of the list. It did. Restaurant André, which came in at #3 last year, moved up one spot to #2. And surprisingly, the two-Michelin-starred Narisawa, ranked for the past few years at #2 and considered by many to be a potential usurper to the #1 throne, dropped to #6. Rounding out the top five is Amber, a French-ish restaurant in Hong Kong, the Italian 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana (which jumps nine spots from its #13 ranking last year), and chef David Thompson’s Nahm in Bangkok.

Elsewhere on the list, the Japanese-French fusion spot Takazawa slid more than 20 spots from its 2015 ranking, just holding onto its spot on the list at #50, while New Delhi’s Indian Accent fell from the Top 10, landing this year at #30. The "Highest New Entry Award" went to Odette in Singapore, which made its 50 Best debut at the impressive number nine; the modern German restaurant Surhing in Bangkok also made a noteworthy new addition to the list, at #13.

Other notable awards: The title for Asia's Best Pastry Chef went to Kazutoshi Narita of Esquisse Cinq in Tokyo, and Singapore’s Dave Pynt snagged the Chef's Choice award, which is voted on by fellow 50 Best chefs.

Here now, the full list:

No. 1 GAGGAN, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 2 RESTAURANT ANDRÉ, Singapore
No. 3 AMBER, Hong Kong, China
No. 4 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA, Hong Kong, China
No. 5 NAHM, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 6 NARISAWA, Tokyo, Japan
No. 7 NIHONRYORI RYUGIN, Tokyo, Japan
No. 8 ULTRAVIOLET BY PAUL PAIRET, Shanghai, China
No. 9 ODETTE, Singapore
No. 10 BURNT ENDS, Singapore
No. 11 DEN, Tokyo, Japan
No. 12 L'EFFERVESCENCE, Tokyo, Japan
No. 13 SUHRING, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 14 FLORILEGE, Tokyo, Japan
No. 15 MINGLES, Seoul, South Korea
No. 16 LES AMIS, Singapore
No. 17 LUNG KING HEEN, Hong Kong, China
No. 18 QUINTESSENCE, Tokyo, Japan
No. 19 BO.LAN, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 20 WAKU GHIN, Singapore
No. 21 ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 22 LOCAVORE, Bali, Indonesia
No. 23 CORNER HOUSE, Singapore
No. 24 RAW, Taipei, Taiwan
No. 25 JUNGSIK, Seoul, South Korea
No. 26 SUSHI SAITO, Tokyo, Japan
No. 27 TIPPLING CLUB, Singapore
No. 28 LE MOÛT, Taichung, Taiwan
No. 29 MINISTRY OF CRAB, Colombo, Sri Lanka
No. 30 INDIAN ACCENT, New Delhi, India
No. 31 EAT ME, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 32 JADE DRAGON, Macau, China
No. 33 TA VIE, Hong Kong, China
No. 34 HAJIME, Osaka, Japan
No. 35 GALLERY VASK, Manila, Philippines
No. 36 THE DINING ROOM AT THE HOUSE ON SATHORN, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 37 LE DEU, Bankgkok, Thailand
No. 38 LA YEON, Seoul, South Korea
No. 39 THE TASTING ROOM BY GALLIOT, Macau
No. 40 L'ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON, Bangkok, Thailand
No. 41 L'ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON, Hong Kong, China
No. 42 JAAN, Singapore
No. 43 MUME, Taipei, Taiwan
No. 44 SHINJI BY KANESAKA, Singapore
No. 45 RONIN, Hong Kong
No. 46 WASABI BY MORIMOTO, Mumbai, India
No. 47 THE CHAIRMAN, Hong Kong, China
No. 48 FU HE HUI, Shanghai, China
No 49 NIHONBASHI, Colombo, Sri Lanka
No. 50 TAKAZAWA, Tokyo

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