Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Announced

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The list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 has been announced in Seoul, the host city for the first time ever.

The choice of Seoul as the host city for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 signifies the importance of Korean food (and cocktails) on the regional and global culinary maps. Anh Sung’s Korean fine-dining restaurant Mosu was #15 last year, in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list. And in bars, sustainably-minded Zest was #5 last year, in the corresponding Asia’s 50 Best Bars list. And there’s lots of hype around Atomix in New York, where they serve a creative, Korean-based tasting menu, and which was named #8 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 51-100 List

The announcement of the 51-100 list on March 13th 2024, included 12 new entries while representing 16 Asian cities – including Colombo, Gurugram, Macau, Shenzhen and Toyama. 

Nevertheless, the Asian food capitals of Singapore and Tokyo led the way. Both cities had eight entries in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 extended 51-100 list – which began in 2021 as a way to shine a light on even more restaurants in the region. And Singapore had two new entries and Tokyo three. 

Also, the host city of Seoul claimed five places in the 51-100, which included three new entries. Chef Eom Tae-jun’s Solbam was the highest at #65, followed by Kwonsooksoo at #89, and Alla Prima #91.

In the pre-awards, the American Express One To Watch Award went to seasonal ingredient-driven vegetarian restaurant Lamdre in Beijing – a restaurant also debuting at #97 in the list. 

And, as usual, there were a few surprises. Some Bangkok greats were on the slide (at least according to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024) like Raan Jay Fai at #95 and Gaa at #94, which were at #38 and #81 respectively last year. Perhaps, the city could be cheered by the entry of Deepanker Khosla’s sustainable neo-Indian Haoma at #90, which also took The Sustainable Restaurant Award, and in another pre-announcement, Chef Pam, from Restaurant Potong in Bangkok, was named Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024.

Vietnam drew a blank. But that had us wondering if another restaurant might join Anan Saigon in the top 50. Could Sam Aisbett’s Akuna leap straight into the upper echelons of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list?

Predictions For Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 

Glancing back at last year’s list, announced at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 awards, which saw such a dazzling ascent for Chef Ton’s restaurants Le Du at #1 and Nusara at #3, what might come next? Considering Jay Khan’s grip at the top of Asia’s 50 Best Bars with Coa Hong Kong – which has been #1 three years in a row – would it be inconceivable for Le Du to remain at the top, or even for it to switch places with Nusara?

Might Chef Pam and her Restaurant Potong be joining Chef Ton at the top of the list, following her award of best female chef?

Or would the buzz around the return of Gagaan Anand propel his restaurant to the top spot from #5 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023. Or could Daniel Calvert’s Sézanne in Tokyo climb the short distance from #2 to the top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024?

Or might this “snapshot of the opinions and experiences of more than 300 restaurant industry experts in Asia” — 34% of whom are chefs and restaurateurs, 33% food writers, and 33% well-traveled gourmets, with a 50/50 male to female gender balance — throw up some surprises?

Added to that, there are a host of other awards on offer, from the best-in-country ‘destination award’ accolades, to Inedit Damm Chefs’ Choice Award, the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, Beronia Asia’s Best Sommelier Award, Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Valrhona, the Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Korean Air, the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Nongshim, and the Asian’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Icon Award.

The Announcement Of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024

The Inedit Damm Chefs’ Choice Award went to Sung Anh of Mosu in Seoul. The Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, from the restaurant at #6 on the list, went to Chef Ton’s Nusara, at #6. Beronia Asia’s Best Sommelier Award went to ​​Kevin Lu of Logy, Taiwan. Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Valrhona, went to Faro Restaurant’s Mineko Kato, in Tokyo. The Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Korean Air, went to Vicky Cheng’s Wing. The Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Nongshim, went to Seroja, Singapore. The Icon Award went to The Chairman’s Danny Yip.

And so, the top 50 looked like this:

50 Meet The Bund, Shanghai [New Entry]

49 Chef Tam’s Seasons, Macau [Best Restaurant In Macau]

48 Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City [Best Restaurant In Vietnam]

47 Cenci, Kyoto

46 August, Jakarta [New Entry & Best Restaurant In Indonesia]

45 Goh, Fukuoka [New Entry]

44 Avartana, Chennai

43 Lolla, Singapore [New Entry]

42 Baan Tepa, Bangkok

41 Mosu, Seoul

40 102 House, Shanghai

39 Sazenka, Tokyo

38 Les Amis, Singapore

37 Ando, Hong Kong [New Entry]

36 Ling Long, Shanghai [New Entry]

35 Villa Aida, Wakayama

34 Mume, Taipei

33 JL Studio, Taichung [Re-entry]

32 Caprice, Hong Kong

31 Seroja, Singapore

30 Labyrinth, Singapore

29 Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok

28 Meta, Singapore

27 Mono, Hong Kong

26 Indian Accent, New Delhi

25 Born, Singapore

24 Toyo, Manila [Best Restaurant In The Philippines]

23 Masque, Mumbai [Best Restaurant In India]

22 Logy, Taipei [Re-entry & Best Restaurant In Taiwan]

21 Onjium, Seoul

20 Euphoria, Singapore

19 Fu He Hui, Shanghai [Best Restaurant In Mainland China]

18 7th Door, Seoul

17 Potong, Bangkok

16 Neighborhood, Hong Kong

15 Burnt Ends, Singapore

14 Narisawa, Tokyo

13 Mingles, Seoul [Best Restaurant In Korea]

12 Le Du, Bangkok

11 Sorn, Bangkok

10 Odette, Singapore [Best Restaurant In Singapore]

9 La Cime, Osaka

8 Den, Tokyo

7 Restaurant Sühring, Bangkok

6 Nusara, Bangkok [Gin Mare Art Of Hospitality Award]

5 Wing. Hong Kong [Korean Air Highest Climber Award]

4 The Chairman, Hong Kong [Best Restaurant In Hong Kong]

3 Gagaan Anand, Bangkok [Best Restaurant In Thailand]

2 Florilège, Tokyo

1 SÉZANNE, Tokyo [Best Restaurant in Japan]


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