Fifty best restaurants in Asia named as Gaggan binds on to initial place

The 2018 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino Acqua Panna, was announced during Wynn Palace, Macao. Now in a sixth year, a latest list includes 8 new entries, with Thailand claiming 9 restaurants.

The 9 Thailand entries embody visitor Paste (No 31), headed by Bongkoch “Bee’ Satongun, who was also named elit Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018. 

Gaggan Anand of Gaggan, a Best Restaurant in Asia 

Other returning favourites embody Suhring (rising 9 places to No 4), Nahm (No 10), Le Du (rising 23 places to No 14), Eat Me (No 33), Bo.lan (No 37), Issaya Siamese Club (No.39) and The Dining Room of a House on Sathorn (No 43). 

For Japan, Den (No.2) rises 9 places to acquire a pretension of The Best Restaurant in Japan, replacing five-time pretension hilt Narisawa (No 6). The tip 10 also has Florilege (No 3) and Nihonryori RyuGin (No 9). Tokyo-based Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin – is a visitor to a list, alighting during No 28.

La Cime in Osaka creates a entrance on a list during No 17, earning a Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Aspire Lifestyles. With a menu dedicated to complicated French cuisine, Chef Yusuke Takada sources local, anniversary mixture to benefaction dishes of exquisite character and refinement. 

Japanese chefs and restaurants were recognized in several particular endowment categories. Acclaimed cook Yoshihiro Narisawa is this year’s target of a peer-voted Chefs’ Choice Award, sponsored by Estrella Damm. For dual decades, Narisawa has warranted a honour of his peers with his polished dishes and ability to mix French cooking techniques, occupy tolerable practices and honour Japanese culinary traditions.

Ranked No 20 on a 2018 list, L’Effervescence in Tokyo won a initial Sustainable Restaurant Award. The endowment is given to a grill with a tip environmental and amicable shortcoming rating, as dynamic by review partner a Sustainable Restaurant Association. 

Rising 4 places to No 5, cook Julien Royer’s Odette claims a pretension of The Best Restaurant in Singapore. Singapore claims 7 entries on a list, including Burnt Ends (No 12), Waku Ghin (No 23), Les Amis (No 29), Corner House (No 36) and Jaan (No 44) as good as first-time entrance Whitegrass (No 50).

Amber (No 7) in Hong Kong is named The Best Restaurant in China for a third unbroken year. The 9 Hong Kong restaurants on a list embody such perennials as 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana (No 13), Ta Vie (rising 17 places to No 16) and Lung King Heen (No 24). They’re assimilated by dual newcomers, Neighborhood (No 32) and Belon (No 40). 

Hong Kong’s The Chairman (No.22) and Mume in Taipei (No.18) tie for a Highest Climber Award with both restaurants rising 25 places. 

The chefs of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018


Macao is represented by Jade Dragon (No 35) while Mainland China depends Shanghai restaurants Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (No 8) and Fu He Hui (No 30). 

Mingles (No.11) in Seoul retains a pretension of The Best Restaurant in Korea while Jungsik lands during No 26, TocToc, a 2017 target of a Miele One To Watch Award, enters a list during No.42. 

Locavore (No 21) in Bali keeps The Best Restaurant in Indonesia honour while Indian Accent, rising 11 places to No 19, is awarded The Best Restaurant in India for a fourth time. Other nation winners embody Raw (No 15), winning The Best Restaurant in Taiwan pretension for a second year, and Ministry of Crab in Colombo (No.25) securing honours as The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka for a third unbroken time. 

“The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list welcomes 8 new entries in 2018, reflecting a ongoing culinary creation function in this region. In a sixth year, we continue to recognize new talents, brand attention trends and applaud excellence. We are anxious to honour a 50 restaurants on a 2018 list, as good as a particular endowment winners, who enthuse us with their unaccompanied visions and conspicuous achievements,” pronounced William Drew, organisation editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Nicolas Lambert of Caprice in Hong Kong also receives Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Valrhona. Hailing from a family of patissiers, Lambert honed his skills training alongside world-acclaimed French fritter chefs, including Christophe Michalak during Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris. Since fasten Caprice in Hong Kong in 2015, a French chef’s ethereal creations and suave plating have warranted him a clinging following. His signature La Framboise Reconstituee reveals his technical skills as good as his ability to pull artistic boundaries. 

The Art of Hospitality Award goes to Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai. Consistently within a tip 10 of Asia’s 50 Best, Ultraviolet is an immersive, multi-sensory dining knowledge that combines gastronomic poise and melodramatic wizardry. Transported to a poser purpose-built venue, guest are served a tasting menu in that any march is accompanied by bespoke lighting, visible effects and other senses-stimulating cues. 

Other endowment recipients embody Toyo Eatery in Manila earning a Miele One To Watch Award for a complicated interpretations of Filipino culinary traditions. Celebrated cook Andre Chiang, of Raw in Taipei and before of Restaurant Andre in Singapore, is this year’s honourable target of The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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