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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Here is the Full List

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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Here is the Full List

The Gaggan restaurant by chef Gaggan Anand has been picked as the best restaurant in Asia at a star studded ceremony in Bangkok for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.

Visibly shocked and with tears in his eyes, the Indian chef, known for his creative, modern take on Indian flavours, was welcomed on stage to massive applause. It’s the second year in a row he's won the award of Best Restaurant in Asia and Best Restaurant in Thailand. Asked to deliver a speech the chef struggled to get his words out, commenting about other gurus he has looked up to as a young chef, many of them who he has joined on the list, he mustered just a few words: “Winning at home is the sweetest”.

In second position was Narisawa in Tokyo retaining the same spot from 2015 and Restaurant André in Singapore was in third.

Other notable mentions:

The Lifetime Achievement award went to David Thompson from the Nahm restaurant in Bangkok which placed 8th on the 2016 list.

The Chef’s Choice Award went to Paul Pairet while the best Pastry Chef award went to Cheryl Koh.

In total there were 13 countries represented on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016 with 10 new entries in total. Indonesia was featured on the list for the first time with Locavore at number 49.  

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016 - The Full List

1. GAGGAN - Bangkok, Thailand | Best Restaurant in Thailand by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna and Best Restaurant in Asia (read the FDL exclusive interview to Gaggan Anand)

2. NARISAWA - Tokyo, Japan | Best Restaurant in Japan by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

3. RESTAURANT ANDRÉ - Singapore | Best Restaurant in Singapore by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

4. AMBER - Hong Kong, China | Best Restaurant in China by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna


6. WAKU GHIN - Singapore


8. NAHM - Bangkok, Thailand

9. INDIAN ACCENT - New Delhi, India | Best Restaurant in India by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

10. LUNG KING HEEN - Hong Kong, China

11. HAJIME - Osaka, Japan

12. LES AMIS - Singapore

13. 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA - Hong Kong, China

14. BURNT ENDS - Singapore

15. MINGLES - Seoul, Korea | Best Restaurants in Korea 

16. L'EFFERVESCENCE - Tokyo, Japan

17. CORNER HOUSE - Singapore

18. FU HE HUI - Shanghai, China

19. ISSAYA SIAMESE CLUB - Bangkok, Thailand

20. QUINTESSENCE - Tokyo, Japan | Highest Climber


22. JUNGSIK - Seoul, Korea

23. EAT ME - Bangkok, Thailand

24. TAKAZAWA - Tokyo, Japan

25. MINISTRY OF CRAB - Colombo, Sri Lanka | Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka

26. SUSHI SAITO - Tokyo, Japan

27. THE CHAIRMAN - Hong Kong, China

28. MR AND MRS BUND - Shanghai, China

29. JAAN - Singapore

30. LE MOÛT - Taichung, Taiwan | Best Restaurant in Taiwan

31. TIPPLING CLUB - Singapore and La Maison De La Nature Goh - Fukuoka, Japan

33. TENKU RYUGIN - Hong Kong, China

34. FOOK LAM MOON - Hong Kong, China

35. ROBUCHON AU DÔME - Macau, China

36. IGGY'S - Singapore

37. DEN - Tokyo, Japan

38. WILD ROCKET - Singapore

39. GALLERY VASK  - Manila, Philippines | Best Restaurant in the Philippines


41. BO INNOVATION - Hong Kong, China

42. KONNICHIWA - Tokyo, Japan

43. CUISINE WAT DAMNAK - Siem Reap, Cambodia

44. WASABI BY MORIMOTO - Mumbai, India

45. BUKHARA - New Delhi, India

46. RA W - Taipei, Taiwan

47. NIHONBASHI - Colombo, Sri Lanka

48. TA VIE - Hong Kong, China

49. LOCAVORE - Bali, Indonesia

50. LA YEON - Seoul, South Korea

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