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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Odette tops the list and 6 other Singaporean restaurants honoured

Find out the full list of 50 restaurants that have earned places at the seventh annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony held at Wynn Palace in Macau on Mar 26.

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Odette tops the list and 6 other Singaporean restaurants honoured

(Photo: Asia's 50 Best Restaurants)

Odette has claimed the No 1 spot at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 awards ceremony on Mar 26, beating out four-time winner Gaggan.

Held at Wynn Palace in Macao, the evening also saw six other Singaporean restaurants making the seventh Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. They include newcomer Nouri at No 39, as well as Burnt Ends and Jaan for rising to No 10 and No 32 respectively. The other players are Les Amis at No 33, Waku Ghin at No 40 and Corner House at No 49.

In addition, Singaporean chef Jimmy Lim was an honoree this year. He helms JL Studio in Taichung, Taiwan and has won the Miele One To Watch Award for its modern interpretation of Singapore cuisine.

The list is created by the votes of Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Academy which consists of over 300 leaders in the F&B industry across Asia. The panel includes food writers, critics, chefs, restaurateurs and gastronomes. 


This year saw the addition of 10 new restaurants, according to William Drew, Group Editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Malaysia’s Dewakan is one example and took the No 46 spot. New restaurant Toyo Eatery made a comeback for the Philippines (the country was last represented in 2017) by coming in at No 43 and also garnering The Best Restaurant In The Philippines.

Thailand's Gaggan moved to No 2 while retaining The Best Restaurant In Thailand title. Gaa in Bangkok has double wins: It took home Highest New Entry and its executive chef was named elit Vodka Asia's Best Female Chef 2019. Also from Thailand is Bo.Lan which rose 18 places to No 19.

In China, Shanghai's Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet scored the No 6 spot and is also named The Best Restaurant In China. Hong Kong has nine entrants, including The Chairman (rising from No 22 to No 11) and first-timers Vea (No 34 and Seventh Son (No 44). The highest climber has to be modern French bistro Belon for soaring 25 places to No 15. Not to be left out is host Macao with its Jade Dragon rising eight places to No 27 and Wing Lei Palace debuting at No 36. 

Closer to home, Bali's Locavore won dual honours for The Best Restaurant In Indonesia and Sustainable Restaurant Award. 

Here's a look at the full list:

  1. Odette, Singapore
  2. Gaggan, Bangkok
  3. Den, Tokyo
  4. Sühring, Bangkok
  5. Florilege, Tokyo
  6. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
  7. Mume, Taipei
  8. Narisawa, Tokyo
  9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
  10. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  11. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  12. 12 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  13. Mingles, Seoul
  14. La Cime, Osaka
  15. Belon, Hong Kong
  16. Gaa, Bangkok
  17. Indian Accent, New Delhi
  18. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo
  19. Bo.Lan, Bangkok
  20. Le Du, Bangkok
  21. Amber, Hong Kong
  22. Nahm, Bangkok
  23. Sazenka, Tokyo
  24. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
  25. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
  26. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
  27. Jade Dragon, Macao
  28. Paste, Bangkok
  29. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
  30. Raw, Taipei
  31. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei
  32. Jaan, Singapore
  33. Les Amis, Singapore
  34. Vea, Hong Kong
  35. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  36. Wing Lei Palace, Macao
  37. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
  38. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
  39. Nouri, Singapore
  40. Waku Ghin, Singapore
  41. Toctoc, Seoul
  42. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
  43. Toyo Eatery, Manila
  44. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
  45. Quintessence, Tokyo
  46. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
  47. Sugalabo, Tokyo
  48. Sorn, Bangkok
  49. Corner House, Singapore
  50. Ta Vie, Hong Kong
Source: CNA/bk