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3 KL restaurants named in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 List

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By Marissa Chin

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3 KL restaurants named in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 List

Ahead of its live awards ceremony on 28 March, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has revealed the extended list of restaurants ranked from 51-100 for 2023. Created from the votes of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy—featuring a gender-balanced group of over 300 food experts, critics, chefs and restaurateurs— this year’s inaugural 51-100 list welcomes 17 new entries.


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The prestigious awards list unveiled three Malaysian restaurants (all based in Kuala Lumpur), with Dewakan currently as the best-rated restaurant on the list at No. 74. While the modern Malaysian establishment is no stranger to being on the Asia 50 Best list, it has notably dropped several spots from its seat at No. 50 last year and No. 66 in 2021. Dewakan has also won the coveted title of Best Malaysian Restaurant since 2019. It was also one of only two restaurants in KL to receive one Michelin Star at the 2022 Michelin Guide for KL and Penang alongside DC by Darren Chin. 

Another re-entry is Eat and Cook, which placed No. 79 on the list. The Malaysian establishment made waves last year by debuting on the 51-100 List at No. 81. It also had the honour of winning the American Express One To Watch Award which recognises a restaurant as a rising star of the region and aims to celebrate gastronomic excellence, innovation, and potential. This year, Jakarta’s August receives the award. Eat and Cook is known for their omakase-style dining which specialises in using Malaysian ingredients. 


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The last Malaysian re-entry is KL’s Nadodi at No. 94. The restaurant’s previous placements include No. 99 in 2021 and No. 62 last year. As one of the city’s most established fine dining restaurants, Nadodi is famed for its sophisticated and modern take on South Indian cuisine

Ahead,  here is the full list of restaurants on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 List.



  1. Joo Ok, Seoul
  2. Bukhara, New Delhi
  3. Ta Vie, Hong Kong
  4. Yong Fu, Hong Kong*
  5. 7th Door, Seoul
  6. Thevar, Singapore
  7. Logy, Taipei
  8. Jade Dragon, Macau
  9. Jin Sha, Hangzhou
  10. L’évo, Toyama*
  11. Ando, Hong Kong*
  12. Estro, Hong Kong*
  13. 63. Lolla, Singapore
  14. Sugita, Tokyo
  15. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
  16. Americano, Mumbai
  17. Esquisse, Tokyo
  18. Eatanic Garden at Josun Palace, Seoul*
  19. Ministry of Crab, Colombo*
  20. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  21. Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Bangkok*
  22. Wana Yook, Bangkok*
  23. Lerdtip Wanghin, Bangkok
  24. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
  25. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo
  26. Fu1015, Shanghai
  27. Ling Long, Beijing*
  28. The Table, Mumbai
  29. Eat and Cook, Kuala Lumpur
  30. The Pizza Bar on 38th, Tokyo*
  31. Gaa, Bangkok
  32. Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok
  33. Nae:Um, Singapore*
  34. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
  35. Claudine, Singapore*
  36. Summer Pavilion, Singapore*
  37. Adachi Sushi, Taipei
  38. Obscura, Shanghai
  39. Meet the Bund, Shanghai*
  40. Été, Tokyo
  41. Hommage, Tokyo*
  42. Golden Flower, Macau
  43. Ekaa, Mumbai*
  44. Nadodi, Kuala Lumpur
  45. August, Jakarta*
  46. Liberte, Kaohsiung
  47. Sushi Hare, Hong Kong
  48. Nahm, Bangkok
  49. Xin Rong Ji, Hong Kong
  50. Vea, Hong Kong

* indicates new entries


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