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


By Rachel Au

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

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


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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, Japan52. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China53. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan54. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan55. 80/20, Bangkok, Thailand56. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka57. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan58. Bukhara, New Delhi, India59. Samrub for Thai, Bangkok, Thailand60. Meta, Singapore – American Express One To Watch Award 202161. Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road), Shanghai, China62. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand63. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia64. Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan65. TocToc, Seoul, South Korea66. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia67. Mosu, Seoul, South Korea68. The Eight, Macau, China69. Ensue, Shenzhen, China70. Paste, Bangkok, Thailand71. Tenzushi Kyomachi, Kitakyushu, Japan72. Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea73. Nouri, Singapore74. Le Normandie, Bangkok, Thailand75. Taian Table, Shanghai, China76. Xin Rong Ji (Linhai), Taizhou, China77. Esora, Singapore78. Bo.Lan, Bangkok, Thailand79. Baan Tepa, Bangkok, Thailand80. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand81. Avartana, Chennai, India82. Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China83. Eté, Tokyo, Japan84. Antonio’s, Tagaytay, Philippines85. Sugalabo, Tokyo, Japan86. Onjium, Seoul, South Korea87. Écriture, Hong Kong, China88. Robuchon au Dôme, Macau, China89. Jin Sha, Hangzhou, China90. Gallery by Chele, Manila, Philippines91. Cenci, Kyoto, Japan92. Gen, Penang, Malaysia93. Yong Fu (South Maoming Road), Shanghai, China94. Candlenut, Singapore95.

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