Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has released an extended list for the first time.

The decision to add an additional 50 venues to the 2021 iteration was made to support the broader industry.

“The global pandemic has been devastating for hospitality and it is vital we support restaurants across Asia in their recovery,” says William Drew, director of content at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Japan and Thailand each have nine placements on the list with China taking out eight spots and South Korea appearing four times.

The Maldives has also made its first appearance, with Aragu coming in at no.96.

The full list will be released on 25 March.

51-100 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

51 Sugita, Tokyo, Japan

52 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

53 Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan

54 Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan

55 80/20, Bangkok, Thailand

56 Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka

57 Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan

58 Bukhara, New Delhi, India

59 Samrub for Thai, Bangkok, Thailand

60 Meta, Singapore

61 Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road), Shanghai, China

62 Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand

63 Locavore, Bali, Indonesia

64 Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan

65 TocToc, Seoul, South Korea

66 Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

67 Mosu, Seoul, South Korea

68 The Right, Macau, China

69 Ensue, Shenzhen, China

70 Paste, Bangkok, Thailand

71 Tenzushi Kyomachi, Kitakyushu, Japan

72 Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea

73 Nouri, Singapore

74 Le Normandie, Bangkok, Thailand

75 Taian Table, Shanghai, China

76 Xin Rong Ji (Linhai), Taizhou, China

77 Esora, Singapore

78 Bo.Lan, Bangkok, Thailand

79 Baan Tepa, Bangkok, Thailand

80 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

81 Avartana, Cheenai, India

82 Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China

83 Ete, Tokyo, Japan

84 Antonio’s, Tagaytay, Philippines

85 Sugalabo, Tokyo, Japan

86 Onjium, Seoul, South Korea

87 Ecriture, Hong Kong, China

88 Robuchon au Dome, Macau, China

89 Jin Sha, Hangzhou, China

90 Gallery by Chele, Manila, Philippines

91 Cenci, Kyoto, Japan

92 Gen, Penang, Malaysia

93 Yong Fu (South Maoming Road), Shanghai, China

94 Candlenut, Singapore

95 Sichuan Moon, Macau, China

96 Aragu, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

97 Quince, Bangkok, Thailand

98 Tung Dining, Hanoi, Vietnam

99 Nadodi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

100 Jade Dragon, Macau, China

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