Following the reveal of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants' 10th-anniversary award ceremony location right here in Singapore, the coveted annual list has just unveiled the winners that made the 51-100 list of 2023. Singapore makes a respectable showing with six restaurants on the list.
Modern Indian restaurant Thevar (#56) made the climb from #92 last year while modern Mediterranean restaurant Lolla (#63) moved up a notch from last year's position at #75. Jaan by Kirk Westaway (#84) also made the list but fell 29 spots from the previous year's position of #55. Singapore also saw three exciting new entries with modern Korean restaurant Naeum clinching #83, French restaurant Claudine securing #85 and contemporary Cantonese restaurant Summer Pavilion attaining #86.
Hong Kong secures the bag for being the city with the most restaurants making rank, with eight restaurants making it to the list. Three entries are there for the first time, including fish-centric restaurant Yong Fu (#54), borderless cuisine restaurant Ando (#61) and Italian fine-dining restaurant Estro (#62). In a nod to the culinary talent all around Asia, the list also features 17 new entries from countries like Greater China, Taiwan, India, and Japan. This is also the first time a restaurant from the city of Toyama in Japan made rank with L'evo (#60) presenting avant-garde regional cuisine combined with French sensibilities.
There's no doubt things are heating up as we edge closer to the reveal of the top 50 restaurants in about two weeks' time. Meanwhile, you might want to secure a booking at these restaurants if you haven't already. Stay tuned for the grand reveal of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants – we'll be updating you live from the awards ceremony.