Bangkok’s Gaggan tops Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Just a few weeks ago the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced, heralding culinary perfection throughout some of the most famous foodie destinations in the world. Millions of restaurants were up for considerations as always, and while only one could top the entire list, it’s obviously an enormous deal to be recognised as one of the 50 out of a seemingly endless amount of choices.

Bangkok’s highly rewarded Gaggan once again took home the number one spot, marking the third consecutive year Gaggan Anand’s grand restaurant has been honoured as Asia’s finest. It took home two awards, “The Best Restaurant in Asia” and “The Best Restaurant in Thailand”.

The List, which is created by and voted on by an academy of over 300 leaders of Asia’s restaurant industry, also saw 10 new entries in total while the countries of China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand are well represented with nine restaurants each on the list. This includes Singapore’s Restaurant Andre which came in as the overall runner-up, Hong Kong’s acclaimed Amber at number 3, and Japan’s Narisawa which came in at number 6 and was named “The Best Restaurant in Japan” for the fifth consecutive year.

Singapore’s Odette can boast the “Highest New Entry” at number 9, Bali’s Locavore at number 22 has been named “Highest Climber”, and “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef” has gone to Kazutoshi Narita who runs Tokyo’s Esquisse and Esquisse Cinq.

See below for your full bucket list and start saving, these places ain’t cheap.

1. Gaggan, Bangkok
2. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
3. Amber, Hong Kong
4. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Hong Kong
5. Nahm, Bangkok
6. Narisawa, Tokyo
7. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
8. Ultraviolet, Shanghai
9. Odette, Singapore
10. Burnt Ends, Singapore
11. Den, Tokyo
12. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
13. Suhring, Bangkok
14. Florilege, Tokyo
15. Mingles, Seoul
16. Les Amis, Singapore
17. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
18. Quintessence, Tokyo
19. Bo.Lan, Bangkok
20. Waku Ghin, Singapore
21. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand
22. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
23. Corner House, Singapore
24. Raw, Taipei
25. Jungsik, Seoul
26. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
27. Tippling Club, Singapore
28. Le Mout, Taichung, Taiwan
29. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
30. Indian Accent, New Delhi
31. Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand
32. Jade Dragon, Macau
33. Ta Vie, Hong Kong
34. Hajime, Osaka, Japan
35. Gallery Vask, Manila, Philippines
36. The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn, Bangkok
37. Le Du, Bangkok
38. La Yeon, Seoul, Korea
39. The Tasting Room by Galliot, Macau
40. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Bangkok
41. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong
42. Jaan, Singapore
43. Mume, Taipei
44. Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore
45. Ronin, Hong Kong
46. Wasabi by Morimoto, Mumbai, India
47. The Chairman, Hong Kong
48. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
49. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka
50. Takazawa, Tokyo

For full details head to the World’s 50 Best HERE.

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Chris Singh

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