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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants: Winners Announced for 2019

Here are the official rankings

Odette in Singapore.
Monica Burton is the deputy editor of

Today, the restaurant ranking organization behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants announced its list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. This year, Odette restaurant in Singapore takes the No. 1 spot.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is one of two region-specific lists from the World’s 50 Best Restaurants team. Because that list heavily favors fine dining European restaurants and cuisines, the World’s 50 Best organization highlights other kinds of food, if not other dining styles, with Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Gaggan, which has held the No. 1 spot in Asia since 2015, is No. 2 on the list this year; it’s No. 5 on the 2018 World’s 50 Best restaurants list. (Odette was No. 28 on the World’s 50 Best last year.)

Odette and the other restaurants at the top of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants will likely have more opportunity to inch up in the rankings on the World’s 50 Best list. In January, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants announced that starting with its 2019 list, no restaurant previously named best in the world would be eligible for the list going forward. That eligibility change does not apply to Asia’s 50 Best; Gaggan can potentially reclaim the top spot before the restaurant closes in 2020.

The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Macao also honored this year’s winner of the always-controversial Asia’s Best Female Chef, Garima Arora, the executive chef of Bangkok restaurant Gaa. Gaa is No. 16 on the list of Asia’s 50 Best restaurants this year.

Here, now, the full list:

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

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 [Official]