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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 - See the Full List

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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 - See the Full List

Odette from Singapore has been crowned the Best Restaurant in Asia at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony held at Wynn Palace in Macao today with jubilant chef Julian Royer collecting the award: 

"On behalf of my amazing team, thank you everyone for your support. In 2018, we soared to new heights and this fantastic achievement will spur us on for even more amazing things in 2019. It is an honour and a privilege to be able to do what we do, we will not stop pushing for bigger and better."

Following an unbeatable four years at the top, Gaggan in Bangkok remains on the medal podium, in second place, and was also named as the Best Restaurant in Thailand. Third place went to Den in Tokyo.

Elsewhere there was movement on the list with Belon in Hong Kong moving up an incredible 25 positions, also being named the winner of the Highest Climber Award 2019. There were also 10 new additions to the 2019 list, including Highest New Entry, Gaa restaurant in Bangkok (No. 16), a debut entry from Malaysia (Dewakan, No.46) and a new restaurant in the Philippines (Toyo Eatery, No.43).

Japan now has the most restaurants on the list with a record 12 entries followed by Hong Kong with nine restaurants and Thailand with eight.

Several awards were also presented during the ceremony. The Chefs' Choice Award went to a chef with a "sense of fun, positive and committed attitude" Zaiyu Hasegawa from Den in Tokyo.

Japanese chef Seiji Yamamoto was the inaugural winner of the American Express Icon Award: in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the restaurant industry.

Garima Arora, executive chef and founder of Gaa in Bangkok, won the title of elitTM Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019, while JL Studio in Taichung, Taiwan, was picked as the 2019 Miele One To Watch. The best pastry chef was presented to Fabrizio Fiorani from Il Ristorante by Luca Fantin.

the full list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019

1. Odette Singapore | Best Restaurant in Singapore and Best Restaurant in Asia

2. Gaggan Bangkok (Thailand) | Best Restaurant in Thailand

3. Den Tokyo (Japan) | Best Restaurant in Japan

4. Sühring Bangkok (Thailand)

5. Florilège Tokyo (Japan)

6. Ultraviolet Shangai (China) | Best Restaurant in China

7. Mume Taipei (Taiwan) | Best Restaurant in Taiwan

8. Narisawa Tokyo (Japan)

9. Nihonryori RyuGin Tokyo (Japan)

10. Burnt Ends Singapore

11. The Chairman Hong Kong (China)

12. 8 1/2  Otto e Mezzo Bombana Hong Kong (China) | Art of Hospitality Award

13. Mingles Seoul (Korea) | Best Restaurant in Korea

14. La Cime Osaka (Japan)

15. Belon Hong Kong (China) | Highest climber

16. Gaa Bangkok (Thailand) | Highest new entry

17. Indian Accent New Dehli (India) | Best Restaurant in India

18. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin Tokyo (Japan)

19. Bo.Lan Bangkok (Thailand)

20. Le Du Bagkok (Thailand)

21. Amber Hong Kong (China)

22. Nahm Bangkok (Thailand)

23. Sazenka Tokyo (Japan) | New entry

24. La Maison de la Nature Goh Fukuoka (Japan)

25. Sushi Saito Tokyo (Japan)

26. L'Effervescence Tokyo (Japan)

27. Jade Dragon Macao (China)

28. Paste Bangkok (Thailand)

29. Fu He Hui Shangai (China)

30. Raw Taipei (Taiwan)

31. Shoun Ryugin Taipei (Taiwan)

32. Jaan Singapore

33. Les Amis Singapore

34. Vea Hong Kong (China) | New entry

35. Ministry of Crab Colombo (Sri Lanka) | Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka

36. Wing Lei Palace Macao | New entry

37. Neighborhood Hong Kong (China)

38. Lung King Heen Hong Kong (China)

39. Nouri Singapore | New entry

40. Waku Ghin Singapore

41. TocToc Seoul (Korea)

42. Locavore Bali (Indonesia) | Best Restaurant in Indonesia and Sustainable Restaurant Award

43. Toyo Eatery Manila (Philippines) | Best Restaurant in Philippines

44. Seventh Son Hong Kong (China) | New entry

45. Quintessence Tokyo (Japan)

46. Dewakan Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) | Best Restaurant in Malaysia

47. Sugalabo Tokyo (Japan) | New entry

48. Sorn Bangkok (Thailand) | New entry

49. Corner House Singapore

50. Ta Vie Hong Kong (China)

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