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Dewakan named on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ 51-100 2024 list

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By Amanda Fung

Dewakan named on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ 51-100 2024 list

While we wait in anticipation of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list to be unveiled, the organisation has revealed its 51-100 list ahead of its live awards later this month in Seoul. Welcoming 12 new entries and spanning 16 different cities across Asia, the list was finalised using votes from the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a gender-balanced group of 318 food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and regional culinary experts. 


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Representing Malaysia on the 51-100 list is Darren Teoh’s Dewakan at No. 56, a major jump from last year’s standing at No. 74. The two Michelin-starred restaurant is known for its thoughtful and intricate portrayal of local produce and flavours. 

Leading the pack with the most restaurants on the list are Singapore and Tokyo, boasting eight spots each. Bangkok trails closely behind with seven restaurants followed by Hong Kong with six. Seoul occupies five slots on the list, while Shanghai and Mumbai each claim three spots. Meanwhile, Colombo, Gurugram, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, and Toyama are represented by one restaurant each.


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Three of the new entries hail from Seoul, the awards’ host city of 2024, with nature-inspired Solbam at No. 65, Kwonsooksoo—a modern Korean destination—at No. 89, and Mediterranean-influenced Alla Prima at No. 91. Japan’s capital city Tokyo also boasts three new names on the list: Crony—inspired by French, Scandinavian and North American cuisine—sits at No. 58, Peruvian fine dining restaurant Maz at No. 69, and vegetable-forward Myoujyaku at No. 76. 

Our neighbours in Singapore see two new representatives: contemporary Chinese eatery Peach Blossoms at No. 74 and Singaporean-Japanese fusion specialists Mustard Seed at No. 81. Bangkok’s Haoma—led by Indian chef Deepanker Khosla—makes its first appearance on the list, coming in at No. 90. 


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Ranked at No. 97, Lamdre, a vegetarian fine dining restaurant in Beijing, takes home the The American Express One To Watch Award 2024. Howard’s Gourmet from Hong Kong also makes its debut at No.100.

The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list of 2024 will be announced at the live awards ceremony 26 March 2024 in Seoul, South Korea, hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Here is the full Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 list for 2024: 

  1. L’effervescence, Tokyo
  2. Xin Rong Ji, Hong Kong
  3. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
  4. Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh, Bangkok
  5. Ta Vie, Hong Kong
  6. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
  7. Zén, Singapore
  8. Crony, Tokyo
  9. Jade Dragon, Macau
  10. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
  11. Americano, Mumbai
  12. Eatanic Garden, Seoul
  13. Blue by Alain Ducasse, Bangkok
  14. Born & Bred, Seoul
  15. Solbam, Seoul
  16. Sugita, Tokyo
  17. L’évo, Toyama
  18. Vea, Hong Kong
  19. Maz, Tokyo
  20. The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai
  21. Estro, Hong Kong
  22. Thevar, Singapore
  23. Nae:Um, Singapore
  24. Peach Blossoms, Singapore
  25. Summer Pavilion, Singapore
  26. Myoujyaku, Tokyo
  27. Ministry of Crab, Colombo
  28. Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road), Shanghai
  29. Comorin, Gurugram
  30. Hommage, Tokyo
  31. Mustard Seed, Singapore
  32. Cloudstreet, Singapore
  33. Esquisse, Tokyo
  34. Metiz, Manila
  35. Refer, Beijing
  36. Ensue, Shenzhen
  37. Dum Pukht, New Delhi
  38. Godenya, Hong Kong
  39. Kwonsooksoo, Seoul
  40. Haoma, Bangkok
  41. Alla Prima, Seoul
  42. Wana Yook, Bangkok
  43. Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Bangkok
  44. Gaa, Bangkok
  45. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok
  46. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
  47. Lamdre, Beijing
  48. Ekaa, Mumbai
  49. Fu1015, Shanghai
  50. Howard’s Gourmet, Hong Kong



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