Winners announced for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

By Frazer Jones
Today at the W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, the top restaurants in Asia were named and celebrated at the fourth annual Asias 50 Best Restaurants awards c...

Today at the W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, the top restaurants in Asia were named and celebrated at the fourth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony. The top honor went to Bangkok native restaurant Gaggan, claiming the #1 position as well as Best Restaurant in Thailand for the second consecutive year.

Second on this year’s list is Tokyo’s Narisawa, also named Best Restaurant in Japan for the fourth straight year. Rounding out the top three is Restaurant André, named Best Restaurant in Singapore.

Western fusion restaurant Mingles took the Best Restaurant in Korea title as well as the Highest New Entry Award, making its debut at #15. Tokyo French restaurant Quintessence took the Highest Climber Award for its meteoric 29-place rise to #20 since last year, while Florilege was recognized as One to Watch.

“Now in its fourth year, these awards reflect the growth and diversity of Asia’s dining scene,” said William Drew, Group Editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. “The 2016 list includes 10 new restaurants and showcases the best dining experiences in 13 countries, more than ever before. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants strives to reward creativity as well as culinary excellence and all 50 restaurants on the list, as well as the individual award-winners, exemplify these qualities.”

Check out the full list of this year’s winners below:

  1. GAGGAN (Bangkok, Thailand)
  2. NARISAWA (Tokyo, Japan)
  3. RESTAURANT ANDRE (Singapore)
  4. AMBER (Hong Kong, China)
  5. NIHONRYORI RYUGIN (Tokyo, Japan)
  6. WAKU GHIN (Singapore)
  7. ULTRAVIOLET (Shanghai, China)
  8. NAHM (Bangkok, Thailand)
  9. INDIAN ACCENT, AT THE MANOR (New Delhi, India)
  10. LUNG KING HEEN (Hong Kong, China)
  11. HAJIME (Osaka, Japan)
  12. LES AMIS (Singapore)
  13. 8½ OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA (Hong Kong, China)
  14. BURNT ENDS (Singapore)
  15. MINGLES (Seoul, Korea)
  16. L’EFFERVESCENCE (Tokyo, Japan)
  17. CORNER HOUSE (Singapore)
  18. FU HE HUI (Shanghai, China)
  19. ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB (Bangkok, Thailand)
  20. QUINTESSENCE (Tokyo, Japan)
  21. SHINJI BY KANESAKA (Singapore)
  22. JUNGSIK (Seoul, Korea)
  23. EAT ME (Bangkok, Thailand)
  24. TAKAZAWA (Tokyo, Japan)
  25. MINISTRY OF CRAB (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  26. SUSHI SATO (Tokyo, Japan)
  27. THE CHAIRMAN (Hong Kong, China)
  28. MR. & MRS. BUND (Shanghai, China)
  29. JAAN (Singapore)
  30. LE MOUT (Taichung, Taiwan)
  31. LA MAISON DE LA NATURE GOH (Fukuoka, Japan)
  32. TIPPLING CLUB (Singapore)
  33. TENKU RYUGIN (Hong Kong, China)
  34. FOOK LAM MOON (Hong Kong, China)
  35. ROBUCHON AU DOME (Macau, China)
  36. IGGY’S (Singapore)
  37. DEN (Tokyo, Japan)
  38. WILD ROCKET (Singapore)
  39. GALLERY VASK (Manila, Philippines)
  40. L’ATELIER DE JOEL ROBUCHON (Hong Kong, China)
  41. BO INNOVATION (Hong Kong, China)
  42. KIKUNOI (Kyoto, Japan)
  43. CUISINE WAT DAMNAK (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
  44. WASABI BY MORIMOTO (Bombay, India)
  45. BUKHARA (New Delhi, India)
  46. RAW (Taipei, Taiwan)
  47. NIHONBASHI (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  48. TA VIE (Hong Kong, China)
  49. LOCAVORE (Bali, Indonesia)
  50. LA YEON (Seoul, Korea)




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