There's always something special when it comes to savouring food that are works of art. That's why lists like World's Best Restaurants and World's 50 Best Bars celebrate the beauty and culinary skills of chefs and renowned bartenders who make that happen. This year is no different as we celebrate the deserving ones with the annual Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list.
To recap, the winners' list was created from the votes of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential gender-balanced group of over 300 leaders in the food industry consisting of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs, and regional culinary experts.
Singapore’s debutants on the 51-100 ranking are Nae:um (No. 83), serving modern Korean cuisine, and Julien Royer’s French neo-brasserie Claudine (No. 85) – both of which are only just over a year old – followed by the well-established Cantonese restaurant Summer Pavilion at No. 86.
As for the other three Singapore restaurants in the list: Thevar climbed up the ranks to No. 56 from last year's ranking at No. 92 while Lolla sits comfortably at No. 66, up from last year's No. 75 ranking. Jaan by Kirk Westaway fell to No. 84 this year compared to last year's ranking at No. 55.
The 51-100 list: A Snapshot
Spanning the region, the 51-100 list includes restaurants from 17 cities
Hong Kong leads the rankings with eight places, including three new entries such as Yong Fu (No. 54), Ando (No. 61) and Estro (No. 62)
Tokyo is represented by six restaurants, including new entries Esquisse (No. 67), The PizzaBar on 38th (No. 80) and Hommage (No. 91)
New entrant L'évo (No.60) is the first-ever restaurant from Toyama to make the list
August in Jakarta is the 2023 recipient of the American Express One To Watch Award, and enters the list at No. 95
Singapore and Bangkok both have six establishments each in this section
Shanghai claims four spots on the list, amongst which new entry Meet the Bund sits at No. 89
Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Mumbai are represented by three restaurants each
The full 51-100 list
Where to watch the ceremony live
The 2023 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants will be revealed at the awards ceremony held on the 28th of March 2023 in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). The awards ceremony will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
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General info here: Tripadvisor