Opinionated About Dining (OAD) has revealed the Top 100+ Asia Restaurants of 2020, including a new additional casual category of budget-friendly restaurants, as voted for by an expert membership.
Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet, tops this year's list of 150 restaurants for a third consecutive year. Located in Shanghai, China, French chef Pairet continues to push boundaries with his multi-sensory immersive dining experience designed to challenge diners' notions of taste and cuisine.
Image: Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet
Swedish chef Bjorn Frantzen's Zén – Frantzen, led by executive chef Tristan Farmer in Singapore, is in second place. The restaurant serves creative modern Nordic cuisine inspired by Japanese kaiseki, and sources premium regional produce from the likes of Japan and organic farms in Hong Kong.
Sorn by Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri, set in an old reconstructed house in Bangkok, Thailand, is in third place. The chef draws on his southern Thai upbringing, fusing vibrant native ingredients with the revival of long-lost recipes and techniques.
In the new category, OAD Top 100+ Casual Asia Restaurants of 2021, old-school hawker cart Sungei Road Laksa, which serves Peranakan cuisine in Singapore, takes the top spot, while Thailand's renowned street food hawker Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta also made the top ten.
Japan is absent from the OAD top 100+ Asia restaurant list as it has it's own dedicated country list, totalling in impressive 150 restaurants. See the OAD top 100+ Japan restaurant list.
See the lists below:
OAD TOP 100+ ASIA RESTAURANTS 2021
See the top 20 restaurants below. For the full list visit OAD
1 Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet - Shanghai, China - Paul Pairet
2 Zén - Frantzen, Singapore - Tristin Farmer
3 Sorn - Bangkok, Thailand - Supaksorn Jongsiri
4 Xin Rong Ji - Shanghai, China - Various
5 Mosu - Seoul South Korea - Ahn Sung-jae
6 Robuchon Au Dôme - Macau - Julien Tongourian
7 Jade Dragon - Macau - Kelvin Au Yeung
8 Chairman, The Hong Kong - Kwok Keung Tung
9 Seventh Son Restaurant, Hong Kong - Chiu Wai-kwan
10 The Eight - Macau - Joseph Tse
11 Sushi Saito - Hong Kong - Masashi Kubota
12 Godenya - Hong Kong - Goshima Shinya
13 Sushi Shikon - Hong Kong - Yoshiharu Kakinuma
14 Ryugin Taipei - Taiwan - Ryohei Hieda
15 Sühring - Bangkok,Thailand - Mathias and Thomas Suhring
16 Odette - Singapore - Julien Royer
17 Mingles - Seoul, South Korea - Mingoo Kang
18 Neighborhood Hong Kong - David Lai
19 Ecriture - Hong Kong - Maxime Gilbert
20 Esora - Singapore - Shigeru Koizumi
OAD Top 100+ Casual Asia Restaurants of 2021
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1 Sungei Road Laksa - Singapore - Daniel Soo
2 Soei Restaurant - Bangkok, Thailand- P'soei Kurtcharoen
3 Baan Ice Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand - Supaksorn "Ice" Jongsiri
4 Keng Eng Kee Seafood - Singapore - Liew Choy
5 Tin Heung Lau - Hong Kong - Various
6 JB Ah Meng - Singapore - Wang Feng
7 Sri Trat Restaurant and Bar - Bangkok, Thailand - Wongwich Sripinyoo
8 Yang’s Fry-Dumpling - Shanghai, China - Yang Lipeng
9 Yue Hing - Hong Kong - Various
10 Raan Jay Fai - Bangkok, Thailand- Supinya Junsuta