Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2020 have been announced, with the ceremony streaming online.

The celebrations were slated to be held in the Saga Prefecture in Japan, however the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Odette in Singapore snagged the no.1 position for the second time and retained the titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia and The Best Restaurant in Singapore.

“It’s very rewarding and an amazing feeling to be recognised by our peers and people in the food and wine industry,” said Odette chef Julien Royer. “I strongly believe there are many awesome restaurants in this part of the world, and so we take this with a lot of humility and integrity.”

The 2020 iteration included seven new entrants, with Japan the most represented country.

The Chairman in Hong Kong took out the no.2 position followed by Den in Tokyo, Belon in Hong Kong and Burnt Ends in Singapore, run by Australia’s very own Dave Pynt.

Full list below.

The list 

  1. Odette, Singapore
  2. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China
  3. Den, Tokyo, Japan
  4. Belon, Hong Kong, China
  5. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  6. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
  7. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
  8. Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand
  9. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  10. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
  11. Les Amis, Singapore
  12. Vea, Hong Kong, China
  13. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  14. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
  15. Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
  16. Sorn, Bangkok Thailand
  17. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan
  18. Mume, Taipei, Taiwan
  19. Neighborhood, Hong Kong, China
  20. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
  21. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
  22. Wing Lei Palace, Macau, China
  23.  Sichuan Moon Macau, China
  24. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
  25. Seventh Son, Hong Kong, China
  26. JL Studio, Taichung, Taiwan
  27. TocToc, Seoul, South Korea
  28. Zén, Singapore
  29. Sazenka, Tokyo, Japan
  30. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  31. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  32. 81/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
  33. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
  34. Hansikgonggan, Seoul, South Korea
  35. Ode, Tokyo, Japan
  36. Raw, Taipei, Taiwan
  37. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
  38. Paste, Bangkok, Thailand
  39. Bo.Lan, Bangkok, Thailand
  40. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  42. Corner House, Singapore
  43. Shoun RyuGin, Taipei, Taiwan
  44. Toyo Eatery, Manila, Philippines
  45. Bukhara, New Delhi, India
  46. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan
  47. 80/20, Bangkok, Thailand
  48. L’Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan
  49. Inua, Tokyo, Japan
  50. Nouri, Singapore

Other awards

Highest New Entry: Sichuan Moon, Macau

Highest Climber: Sorn, Bangkok

Sustainable Restaurant: Amber, Hong Kong

Art of Hospitality: Le Amis, Singapore

Chefs’ Choice:  Yusuke Takada, La Cime

Asia’s Best Pastry Chef: Natsuko Shoji, Eté, Tokyo

Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata

Asia’s Best Female Chef: Cho Hee-sook, Hansikgonggan, Seoul

One to Watch: Masque, Mumbai


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