Asia's 50 Best Restaurants has shared the 51-100 list for 2021 (and it includes Malaysia!)

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants has shared the 51-100 list for 2021 (and it includes Malaysia!)

Congratulations are in order

Text: Rachel Au

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Three Malaysian restaurants have made it to Asia's 50 Best Restaurants' 51-100 list—can you guess which establishments?

There's much anticipation every year when Asia's 50 Best Restaurants announces their top 50 restaurants across the continent. The winners are selected based on votes from the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy—a group consisting of over 300 leaders in the industry, ranging from food critics to chefs to restauranteurs to regional culinary experts. Amazingly, it has a fair 50/50 gender balance.

However, one thing that's different this year is the reveal—for the first time ever—of a 51-100 list.

"This year, we have decided to publish the list of restaurants ranked from 51-100, created from the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants voting process, in order to recognise a greater number of venues than ever before. The global pandemic has been devastating for hospitality, and it is vital that we support restaurants across Asia in their recovery."

— William Drew, Director of Content at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Japan and Thailand each have nine restaurants on the list while Mainland China takes the next spot with the most represented restaurants (eight entries). In Malaysia, three restaurants have found a place on the list: Dewakan (No. 66), Gen in Penang (No. 92) and Nadodi (No. 99).

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No. 66: Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur

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No.92: Gen, Penang

No. 99: Nadodi

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Watch the video below or scroll further for the reveal of the 51-100 list:

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 51-100

51. Sugita, Tokyo, Japan
52. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
53. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan
54. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan
55. 80/20, Bangkok, Thailand
56. Nihonbashi
, Colombo, Sri Lanka
57. Sushi Saito
, Tokyo, Japan
58. Bukhara
, New Delhi, India
59. Samrub for Thai
, Bangkok, Thailand
60. Meta
, Singapore – American Express One To Watch Award 2021
61. Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road)
, Shanghai, China
62. Raan Jay Fai
, Bangkok, Thailand
63. Locavore
, Bali, Indonesia
64. Villa Aida
, Wakayama, Japan
65. TocToc
, Seoul, South Korea
66. Dewakan
, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
67. Mosu
, Seoul, South Korea
68. The Eight
, Macau, China
69. Ensue
, Shenzhen, China
70. Paste
, Bangkok, Thailand
71. Tenzushi Kyomachi
, Kitakyushu, Japan
72. Joo Ok
, Seoul, South Korea
73. Nouri
, Singapore
74. Le Normandie, Bangkok, Thailand
75. Taian Table
, Shanghai, China
76. Xin Rong Ji (Linhai)
, Taizhou, China
77. Esora
, Singapore
78. Bo.Lan
, Bangkok, Thailand
79. Baan Tepa
, Bangkok, Thailand
80. Nahm
, Bangkok, Thailand
81. Avartana
, Chennai, India
82. Da Vittorio
, Shanghai, China
83. Eté
, Tokyo, Japan
84. Antonio's
, Tagaytay, Philippines
85. Sugalabo
, Tokyo, Japan
86. Onjium
, Seoul, South Korea
87. Écriture
, Hong Kong, China
88. Robuchon au Dôme
, Macau, China
89. Jin Sha
, Hangzhou, China
90. Gallery by Chele, Manila, Philippines
91. Cenci
, Kyoto, Japan
92. Gen
, Penang, Malaysia
93. Yong Fu (South Maoming Road)
, Shanghai, China
94. Candlenut
, Singapore
95. Sichuan Moon
, Macau, China
96. Aragu
, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
97. Quince
, Bangkok, Thailand
98. Tung Dining
, Hanoi, Vietnam
99. Nadodi
, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
100. Jade Dragon
, Macau, China

The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list will be revealed in an online ceremony on 25th March, from 4.30pm.

You can catch the awards ceremony via Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook, the 50 Best Restaurants TV YouTube channel and Zoom.