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Revealed: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

Creme de la creme


By Natalie Khoo

Featured images: Le Du | Images courtesy of Asia's 50 Best
Revealed: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

Following last week’s unveiling of the 51-100 List which included three Malaysian restaurants—Dewakan, Nadodi, and Eat & Cook—the full ranking of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2023 has finally been revealed. The tenth edition of the list was announced at a live awards ceremony that took place last night in Resorts World Sentosa, hosted by Anita Kapoor. 

The list is the result of the votes from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential gender-balanced group of more than 300 food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and regional culinary experts. This year, 19 cities from across the region are represented on the list, with seven new entries and eight re-entries.

Le Du

Bangkok’s Le Du took the coveted crown of The Best Restaurant in Asia, rising up three spots from last year after remaining consistently on the list since 2017. Helmed by dynamic young chef Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn, the restaurant is touted for its modern take on refined Thai cuisine interpreted through a French lens. Other familiar Thai establishments in the top 10 include Nusara (No. 3), Gaggan Anand (No.5) and Sorn (No. 9). 


Sharing Bangkok’s lead with the most entries on the list is Singapore, with nearly all nine restaurants climbing to higher positions than before. Odette (formerly The Best Restaurant in Asia in 2019 and 2022) keeps its title as The Best Restaurant in Singapore at the No. 6 spot. The restaurant’s pastry chef Louisa Lim also brought home the Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Award. Labyrinth’s modern, grandiose iterations of Singaporean food earned it the Highest Climber Award, rising up 29 spots to rank at No. 11. Further, Zen’s immersive neo-Nordic culinary experience won it the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award

Avartana’s Slow Roasted Pork Belly

Meanwhile, Tokyo’s Sezanne ranks at No. 2 and last year’s titleholder, Den, now occupies the No. 4 spot. Avartana in Chennai claims the Highest New Entry Award, debuting at No. 30. Manila’s Toyo Eatery re-enters the list at No. 42, also bringing home the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award.

Without further ado, here’s the full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023:



  1. Le Du, Bangkok
  2. Sezanne, Tokyo
  3. Nusara, Bangkok
  4. Den, Tokyo
  5. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok (re-entry)
  6. Odette, Singapore
  7. Florilege, Tokyo
  8. La Cime, Osaka
  9. Sorn, Bangkok
  10. Narisawa, Tokyo
  11. Labyrinth, Singapore
  12. Sazenka, Tokyo
  13. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  14. Villa Aida, Wakayama
  15. Mosu, Seoul
  16. Masque, Mumbai
  17. Meta, Singapore
  18. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
  19. Indian Accent, New Delhi
  20. Ode, Tokyo
  21. Zen, Singapore
  22. Suhring, Bangkok
  23. Onjium, Seoul
  24. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  25. Euphoria, Singapore (re-entry)
  26. Cloudstreet, Singapore
  27. Les Amis, Singapore
  28. Mingles, Seoul
  29. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
  30. Avartana, Chennai*
  31. Ensue, Shenzhen
  32. Cenci, Kyoto
  33. Ms Maria & Mr Singh, Bangkok*
  34. Da Vittorio, Shanghai
  35. Potong, Bangkok*
  36. Born, Singapore*
  37. Wing, Hong Kong
  38. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok
  39. Wing Lei Palace, Macau
  40. Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh*
  41. Mono, Hong Kong
  42. Toyo Eatery, Manila (re-entry)
  43. Sichuan Moon, Macau (re-entry)
  44. L’effervescence, Tokyo (re-entry)
  45. Mume, Taipei (re-entry)
  46. Baan Tepa, Bangkok*
  47. Born & Bred, Seoul (re-entry)
  48. Metiz, Makati*
  49. Caprice, Hong Kong
  50. Refer, Beijing (re-entry)

* indicates new entries


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