Top 10 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards are like the “Oscars for the Culinary World” and the winners were revealed for 2016 at the W Bangkok on 29 February.

Bangkok’s Gaggan won the coveted No. 1 spot as Asia’s Best Restaurant as well as the Best Restaurant in Thailand award for the second year in a row.  Tokyo’s Narisawa continues to be a force at No. 2 and Singapore’s Restaurant Andre jumped two spots to No.3. Rounding out this year’s Top Five were Hong Kong’s Amber at No. 4 and Tokyo’s Nihonryori Ryugin at No.5.

The growth and diversity of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list is quite visible with the wave of newcomers this year with 10 new entries like, Korea’s Mingles in Seoul (No.15) which received The Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by John Paul; Singapore’s Corner House (No.17); Japan’s La Maison De La Nature Goh in Fukuoka (No. 31), as well as Tokyo’s Den (No. 37); Singapore’s Wild Rocket (No. 38); Gallery Vask in Manila, Philippines (No.39), The Best Restaurant in Philippines; Kyoto’s Kikunoi (No. 42); Taiwan’s Raw in Taipei (No.46); China’s Ta Vie (No. 48) and Indonesia’s Locavore (No. 49), The Best Restaurant in Indonesia.

Here’s the Top 10:

No.1 Gaggan in Bangkok, Thailand

Asia’s Best Restaurant & Best Restaurant in Thailand 2016
68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok, 10330, +66 2 652 1700

Magic-Mushroom | Gaggan


No.2 Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan

Best Restaurant in Japan 2016
Minami Ayoyama 2-6-15, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062, +81 3 5785 0799

Five Flavors Garden Aroma | Narisawa 


No.3 Restaurant André – Official in Singapore

Best Restaurant in Singapore 2016
41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855,+65 6534 8880

Capsules-800‘Capsules’ | Restaurant André | Photo: Edmond Ho


No.4 Amber – Hong Kong

7th Floor, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0066

Pineapple tomato, cherries, fresh almonds, nicoise olive salad | Amber | Photo: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental


No.5 Nihonryori Ryugin in Tokyo, Japan

Ground Floor, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032, +81 3 3423 8006


Seven kinds of Japanese fish | Nihonryori RyuGin


No.6 Waku Ghin in Singapore

Level 2-01, Atrium 2, The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore , 018956, +65 6688 8507


Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar | Photo: Marina Bay Sands


No.7 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

c/o Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai 20002, +86 21 6323 9898


Mandarine Mandarine | Ultraviolet | Photo: Scott Wright


No.8 Nahm in Bangkok – Thailand

Metropolitan Hotel, 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok; +66 2 625 3333

Orange Curry of Prawns with Coconut Heart | Nahm


No.9 Indian Accent – New Delhi, India

At The Manor, 77 Friends Colony, New Delhi 110065, India; +91 11 43235151


 Meetha Achaar Canadian Spare Ribs, Sun-Dried Mango, Toasted Kalonji Seeds


No.10 Lung King Heen in Hong Kong, China

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3196 8888

Abalone Puff with Chicken | Lung King Heen 

To see the full list and the individual awards for all of the 2016 winners go to: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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