The 2018 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macau on Tuesday 27 March. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 edition includes eight new entries. Gaggan in Bangkok claims the number one spot for a fourth year, retaining the dual titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia and The Best Restaurant in Thailand. Bangkok newcomer Paste reached number 31, headed by Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun, who is also named elit Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018.
Den took number two and earned the title of The Best Restaurant in Japan. L’Effervescence in Tokyo achieved number 20, winning the Sustainable Restaurant Award in Asia. La Cime in Osaka debuts at number 17, earning the Highest New Entry Award. Singapore claims seven entries on the 2018 list with Odette reaching number five and named The Best Restaurant in Singapore.
Number seven is Amber in Hong Kong which has been named The Best Restaurant in Greater China for a third successive year. Hong Kong’s The Chairman, number 22, and Mume in Taipei, number 18, tied for the Highest Climber Award with both restaurants rising 25 places. Jade Dragon in Macau reached number 35, while Mainland China counts Shanghai restaurants Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, number eight, and Fu He Hui, number 30. Ultraviolet is also the 2018 recipient of The Art of Hospitality Award.
Mingles in Seoul reached number 11, and has retained The Best Restaurant in South Korea title. Locavore, number 21, keeps The Best Restaurant in Indonesia honour, while Indian Accent is awarded The Best Restaurant in India for the fourth time. Other winners include Raw, number 15, from Taiwan and Ministry of Crab in Sri Lanka reaching number 25.
The list is created from the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of more than 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia. For 2018, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is once again working with services consultancy Deloitte as its independent adjudication partner.
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