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Nine Hong Kong restaurants named in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

Written by
Craig Sauers

Last night, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 released its list of the top restaurants on the continent at the Wynn Palace in Macau. The buzzy awards ceremony has evolved into one to watch over the years, and this year finally rewarded us with some controversy.

Nine Hong Kong restaurants landed on the 2019 list, although none cracked the top 10. Retro-chic Cantonese restaurant The Chairman (11) was Hong Kong’s highest performer, followed by awards-show mainstay 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana (12).

Despite no one walking away with top honours, Hong Kong restaurants still made a nice showing. Neo-Parisian restaurant Belon was the highest climber of the year, rocketing up to number 15 from 40 last year. And we put a new name on the list: VEA (34), which also happens to be one of Hong Kong’s best bars

The big news of the night, though? Gaggan was finally dethroned. And the restaurant that took the top spot, Singapore’s Odette, is run by Julian Royer, who has just announced he is opening a new French restaurant in PMQ this spring. So better secure your booking now.

Other local restaurants to get on this year's list include Ta Vie (50), Seventh Son (44), Lung King Heen (38), Neighbourhood (37) and Amber (21).

Here's a look at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019:

50 Ta Vie

49 Corner House

48 Sorn

47 Sugalabo

46 Dewakan (best restaurant in Malaysia)

45 Quintessence

44 Seventh Son

43 Toyo Eatery (best restaurant in the Philippines)

42 Locavore (best restaurant in Indonesia, winner of sustainable restaurant award)

41 Toctoc

40 Waku Ghin

39 Nouri

38 Lung King Heen

37 Neighbourhood

36 Wing Lei Palace

35 Ministry of Crab

34 VEA (new entry for Hong Kong)

33 Les Amis

32 Jaan

31 Shoun Ryugin

30 RAW

29 Fu He Hui

28 Paste

27 Jade Dragon

26 L’Effervescence

25 Sushi Saito

24 La Maison De La Nature Goh

23 Sazenka

22 Nahm

21 Amber

20 Le Du

19 Bo.Lan

18 Il Ristorante - Luca Fantin

17 Indian Accent (best restaurant in India)

16 Gaa (Elite Vodka Best Female Chef, highest new entry)

15 Belon (Highest climber)

14 La Cime

13 Mingles

12 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

11 The Chairman

10 Burnt Ends

9 Ryugin (American Express Icon Award)

8 Narisawa

7 Mume

6 Ultraviolet

5 Florilège

4 Sühring

3 Den

2 Gaggan

1 Odette

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