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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Odette retains its no.1 spot

Victoria Lim 24 March 2020

Japan and China tops the list with 12 restaurants each, followed by Singapore and Thailand at five restaurants each.

Julien Royers from Odette

In light of the Covid-19 situation, this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony was done virtually (instead of Saga Prefecture, Japan) where thousands tuned into the live stream on their Facebook page and YouTube channel at 4pm (Singapore time)

Commenting on the situation, William Drew, director of content of World’s 50 Best said: “Today’s announcement is not of celebration; the objective today is one of recognition. This time more than ever the restaurant sector needs our support. We are here to recognise the hard work and talent of teams and individual remain valid. … So, today is all about supporting Asian. The list today is to show small rays of positivity even in these dark days. Let’s keep our community connected, united and prepare for an eventual recovery when the situation is improved.”

To no one’s surprise, Odette retained its coveted no.1 spot as Best Restaurant in Aisa and the Best Restaurant in Singapore, while Hong Kong’s The Chairman is at no. 2 (who climbed nine spots).

First-time entrants to the list included Singapore’s Zen (no. 28) and the highest new entry China’s Sichuan Moon by famed André Chiang at no. 23.

Here’s the full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020

1) Odette; Singapore (Best Restaurant in Singapore)

2) The Chairman; Hong Kong, China (Best Restaurant in China)

3) Den; Tokyo, Japan (Best Restaurant in Japan)

4) Belon; Hong Kong, China

5) Burnt Ends; Singapore

6) Sühring; Bangkok, Thailand (Best Restaurant in Thailand)

7) Florilège; Tokyo, Japan

8) Le Du; Bangkok, Thailand

9) Narisawa; Tokyo, Japan

10) La Cime; Osaka, Japan

11) Les Amis; Singapore (Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award)

12) VEA; Hong Kong, China

13) Indian Accent; New Delhi, India (Best Restaurant in India)

14) Mingles; Seoul, South Korea (Best Restaurant in Korea)

15) Gaa; Bangkok, Thailand

16) Sorn; Bangkok, Thailand (Highest Climber Award)

17) Il Ristorante Luca Fantin; Tokyo, Japan

18) Mume; Taipei, Taiwan (Best Restaurant in Taiwan)

19) Neighborhood; Hong Kong, China

20) Fu He Hui; Shanghai, China

21) Jaan by Kirk Westaway; Singapore

22) Wing Lei Palace; Macau China

23) Sichuan Moon; Macau, China (Highest new entry)

24) Nihonryori Ryugin; Tokyo, Japan

25) Seventh Son; Hong Kong, China

26) JL Studio; Taichung, Taiwan (New entry)

27) Toctoc; Seoul, South Korea

28) Zen; Singapore (New entry)

29) Sazenka; Tokyo, Japan

30) Ministry of Crab; Colombo, Sri Lanka (Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka)

31) Amber; Hong Kong, China (Sustainable Restaurant Award)

32) E Mezzo Bombana; hong Kong, China

33) Lung King Heen; Hong Kong, China

34) Hansikgonggan; Seoul, South Korea (New entry)

35) Ode; Tokyo, Japan (New entry)

36) Raw; Taipei, Taiwan

37) Locavore; Bali, Indonesia (Best Restaurant in Indonesia)

38) Paste; Bangkok, Thailand

39) Bo.Lan; Bangkok, Thailand

40) La Maison de La Nature Goh; Fukuoka, Japan

41) Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet; Shanghai, China

42) Corner House; Singapore

43) Shoun Ryugin; Taipei, Taiwan

44) Toyo Eatery; Manila, Philippines (Best Restaurant in the Philippines)

45) Bukhara; New Delhi, India (Re-entry)

46) Sushi Saito; Tokyo, Japan

47) 80/20; Bangkok, Thailand (New entry)

48) L’Effervescence; Tokyo, Japan

49) Inua; Tokyo, Japan (New entry)

50) Nouri; Singapore

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