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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024: Singapore leads with nine entries on the list

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By Amanda Fung

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024: Singapore leads with nine entries on the list

Hot on the heels of the 51-100 list announcement just two weeks ago, the highly anticipated full Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list has finally been revealed at a grand ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Similar to the 51-100 rankings, this list was finalised through the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Academy, comprising 318 industry experts, including food critics, restaurateurs, and chefs.

This year’s list spans establishments from 19 cities, including eight new entries making their debuts. It also sees four re-entries, welcoming restaurants that were previously on the list but fell short of making it in the previous year’s announcement. 

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Sézanne took home top prize, winning The Best Restaurant in Asia title

Claiming the coveted title of Best Restaurant in Asia on the list is Tokyo’s Sézanne, a respected establishment serving neo-French cuisine executed with expert precision led by Daniel Calvert. Located on the seventh floor of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo in the Marunouchi neighbourhood, Sézanne has had an illustrious history on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking, making its debut at No. 17 in 2022 and climbing 15 spots to No. 2 last year. 

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Lolla, No.43

With nine entries on the list, Singapore has once again dominated the rankings boasting the highest number of named restaurants. Odette clinches the Best Restaurant in Singapore title at No. 6 despite having slipped four spots from last year’s No. 2. This year’s ranking also marks the seventh year in a row that chef Julien Royer and his Odette team have appeared in the list’s top 10. 

Meanwhile, Burnt Ends rose nine spots to claim the No. 15 rank, while Euphoria took No. 20 and Born No. 25. The other Singaporean restaurants on the list are: Meta (No. 28), Labyrinth (No. 30), new entry Seroja (No. 31), Les Amis (No. 38), and another newcomer Lolla (No. 42). Seroja also took home the Highest New Entry Award.

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Nusara, No.6

Following closely behind Singapore’s nine establishments is Bangkok’s eight, led by Gaggan Anand’s eponymous 14-seater eatery at a strong No. 3. Nusara, led by chef Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn, ranks at No. 6—a slight dip from its 2023 ranking of No. 3—and also took home the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award for its outstanding service program. Nusara’s sister restaurant, Le Du, fell from the top spot to No. 12 this year. 

Bangkok’s Sühring climbed an impressive 15 spots to clinch the No. 7 spot, while Sorn sits comfortably at No. 11. Potong—led by Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024 Chef Pichaya ‘Pam’ Soontornyanakij—ascended a whopping eighteen spots to No. 17, whereas Samrub Samrub Thai re-enters the list at No.29 and chef Chudaree ‘Tam’ Debhakam’s Baan Tepa takes No. 42.

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Wing, No.5

There was tons of movement on Hong Kong’s side as each of its six restaurants advanced upward on the list. The Chairman retains its title of Best Restaurant in Hong Kong at No. 4, and its chef-owner Danny Yip was bestowed with the Icon Award for his undying dedication to championing Cantonese cuisine beyond Hong Kong’s borders. Not far behind is Wing at No. 5, bagging the Highest Climber Award 2024, sponsored by Korean Air, for its impressive 32-spot jump.

Hong Kong’s Neighborhood rose 13 spots to No. 16 in this year’s list, and Mono advanced 14 spots to No. 27. At No. 32, Caprice also saw significant improvements in its ranking, improving by 17 spots. Lastly, Ando makes its first appearance on the list at No. 37 with its Japanese-Spanish cuisine by Argentinian chef Agustin Balbi.

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Ling Long, No.36

Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai each take up four spots on the list, including the Japanese capital’s Florilège at No. 2 and Den at No. 8. Mingles from Seoul wins the title of Best Restaurant in South Korea at No. 13, whereas Fu He Hui from Shanghai tops the city’s entries at No. 19. Notably, the other three Shanghai eateries were all new entries on the list: Ling Long (No. 36), 102 House (No. 40), and Meet The Bund (No. 50).

Taipei claims two spots on the list with re-entry Logy (No. 22) and Mume (No. 34). Japanese cities Osaka, Wakayama, and Fukuoka each claim one, as well as India’s Cenci, Mumbai, and Delhi. Also with one spot are Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh, Macau, and Philippines’ Manila. Bangkok’s Haoma from the No. 81 spot in the 51-100 list won the The Sustainable Restaurant Award, while Lamdre (No. 97) in Beijing snagged the One to Watch Award.

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Mume, No.34

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 full list:

  1. Sézanne, Tokyo (The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna; The Best Restaurant in Japan)
  2. Florilège, Tokyo 
  3. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok (The Best Restaurant in Thailand)
  4. The Chairman, Hong Kong (The Best Restaurant in Hong Kong)
  5. Wing, Hong Kong (Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Korean Air)
  6. Nusara, Bangkok (Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award)
  7. Sühring, Bangkok
  8. Den, Tokyo
  9. La Cime, Osaka
  10. Odette, Singapore (The Best Restaurant in Singapore)
  11. Sorn, Bangkok
  12. Le Du, Bangkok
  13. Mingles, Seoul (The Best Restaurant in Korea, sponsored by Bibigo)
  14. Narisawa, Tokyo
  15. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  16. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
  17. Potong, Bangkok
  18. 7th Door, Seoul (re-entry)
  19. Fu He Hui, Shanghai (The Best Restaurant in Mainland China)
  20. Euphoria, Singapore
  21. Onjium, Seoul
  22. Logy, Taipei (re-entry; The Best Restaurant in Taiwan)
  23. Masque, Mumbai (The Best Restaurant in India)
  24. Toyo Eatery, Manila (The Best Restaurant in Philippines)
  25. Born, Singapore
  26. Indian Accent, New Delhi
  27. Mono, Hong Kong
  28. Meta, Singapore
  29. Samrub Samrub, Thai Bangkok (re-entry)
  30. Labyrinth, Singapore
  31. Seroja, Singapore (Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Nongshim)
  32. Caprice, Hong Kong
  33. JL Studio, Taichung (re-entry)
  34. Mume, Taipei
  35. Villa Aida, Wakayama
  36. Ling Long, Shanghai (new entry)
  37. Ando, Hong Kong (new entry)
  38. Les Amis, Singapore
  39. Sazenka, Tokyo
  40. 102 House, Shanghai (new entry)
  41. Mosu, Seoul
  42. Baan Tepa, Bangkok
  43. Lolla, Singapore (new entry)
  44. Avartana, Chennai
  45. Goh, Fukuoka (new entry)
  46. August, Jakarta (new entry; The Best Restaurant in Indonesia)
  47. Cenci, Kyoto
  48. Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (The Best Restaurant in Vietnam)
  49. Chef Tam’s Seasons, Macau (The Best Restaurant in Macau)
  50. Meet the Bund, Shanghai (new entry)


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