Due to unforeseen circumstances, the next edition of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants will no longer take place in Japan instead, a live ‘virtual’ awards ceremony will be held on 24 March 2020.
Charles Reed, CEO of William Reed, the company behind 50 Best, says: “This is an extremely difficult decision for us, as we very much wanted to support the restaurant industry across Asia, which has suffered from the side-effects of the coronavirus situation in recent weeks. However, it has become clear in the last day or two that, despite our best endeavours, it would not be responsible to stage our events as planned. However, we remain committed to announcing the new list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants on March 24th. We will continue working to support and promote great restaurants and great chefs in Asia, as we have done since the launch of Asia’s 50 Best in 2013.
We will keep you updated on the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, as well as a series of special awards and news on how to watch the ceremony live soon!