Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: seven entries from Singapore, with Odette topping the list

Fabian Loo
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Fabian Loo
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A total of seven Singapore restaurants made it onto Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2020, with Odette retaining its top position as the best restaurant in Asia.

The local restaurants are grill house Burnt Ends, which climbed up five spots from No. 10 to No. 5. Les Amis, which also bagged the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, rose by 22 spots from No. 33 to No.11. The list also sees Zén, an offshoot of Sweden's Frantzén making its list debut at No.28.

Jaan by Kirk Westway also moved up 11 spots, from No. 32 to No. 21, while Corner House, which recently welcomed a new executive chef David Thien, is up seven spots, coming in at No. 42. Chef Ivan Brehm’s Nouri finishes off the list at No. 50.

Instead of the usual awards ceremony format, this year’s edition of Asia’s 50 Best was revealed via a live stream – in lieu of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions. The awards ceremony was originally set to take place in Saga, Japan.

“We aim to support restaurants all over the continent in their recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to offer an occasion for the gastronomic community to unite and recognise the work that has gone on across restaurants in Asia over the past year,” says the 50 Best team in a press statement.

Find the full list of restaurants that made the list here:

2 The Chairman
3 Den
4 Belon
Burnt Ends
6 Suhring
7 Florilege
8 Le Du
9 Narisawa
10 La Cime
11 Les Amis
12 Vea
13 Indian Accent
14 Mingles
15 Gaa
16 Sorn
17 Il Ristorante Luca Fantin
18 Mume
19 Neighborhood
20 Fu He Hui
21 Jaan by Kirk Westway
22 Wing Lei Palace
23 Sichuan Moon
24 Nihonryori Ryugin
25 Seventh Son
26 JL Studio
27 Toc Toc
28 Zén (New)
29 Sazenka
30 Ministry of Crab
31 Amber
32 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
33 Lung King Heen
34 Hansikgonggan
35 Ode
36 Raw
37 Locavore
38 Paste
39 Bo.Lan
40 La Maison de la Nature Goh
41 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
42 Corner House
43 Shoun Ryugin
44 Toyo Eatery
45 Bukhara
46 Sushi Saito
47 80/20
48 L’Effervescence
49 Inua
50 Nouri

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