29 March 2022 – While Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list 51-100 had already been released, displaying the best of the rest across the continent, it was time to get down to business with the much-anticipated ranking of the 50 best in Asia, which was streamed live from three live events in Macau, Bangkok, and Tokyo.
Den in Tokyo, led by chef-owner Zaiyu Hasegawa has won the coveted No. 1 slot at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Den is the first Japanese restaurant to take the top rank since 2013. The list for 2022, now in its tenth year, features a total of 16 new entries, which is a new high. Japan leads with 11 entries on the list, including four newcomers, followed by Thailand with nine and Singapore with seven, Malaysia with one.
Full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022
- Den, Tokyo, Japan
- Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand
- Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
- Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand
- The Chairman, Hong Kong, China
- La Cime, Osaka, Japan
- Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
- Odette, Singapore
- Neighborhood, Hong Kong, China
- Nusara, Bangkok, Thailand
- Sazenka, Tokyo, Japan
- Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
- Ode, Tokyo, Japan
- Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan
- Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
- Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
- Sézanne, Tokyo Japan
- Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea
- Ensue, Shenzhen, China
- Meta, Singapore
- Masque, Mumbai, India
- Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
- Les Amis, Singapore
- Caprice, Hong Kong, China
- Blue by Alain Ducasse, Bangkok, Thailand
- 7th Door, Seoul, South Korea
- Mosu, Seoul, South Korea
- Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China
- Sushi Masato, Bangkok, Thailand
- Onjium, Seoul, Shouth Korea
- Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
- Mono, Hong Kong, China
- Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
- Wing, Hong Kong
- Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- La Maison de la Nature Goh, Kukuoka, Japan
- Zén, Singapore
- Logy, Taipei, Taiwan
- Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China
- Labyrinth, Singapore
- Burnt Ends, Singapore
- Été, Tokyo, Japan
- Cenci, Kyoto, Japan
- Cloudstreet, Singapore
- JL Studio, Taiching, Taiwan
- Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand
- Wing Lai Palace, Macau, China
- 8 ½ Otto e Mezza Bombana, Hong Kong, China
- Megu, New Delhi, India
- Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
For the first time, Sorn (No. 2) takes the top spot as Thailand’s Best Restaurant, a testament to chef-owner Supaksorn ‘Ice’ Jonsiri’s traditional southern Thai cuisine. Chef Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn has two of his restaurants in the top ten: Le Du (No. 4) and Nusara (No.10).
Blue by Alain Ducasse (No.25), Sushi Masato (No.29), private kitchen Samrub Samrub Thai (No.31), and Raan Jay Fai (No.46), the namesake restaurant of legendary local chef Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta, made their debuts in 2022 list.
Apart from being named Singapore’s Best Restaurant for the fifth year in a row, Odette has been named the recipient of the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award for 2022, in recognition of operations director Steven Mason and his team’s combination of ultra-professionalism and warm individuality, which elevates the dining experience to new heights.
Meta, the 2021 winner of the American Express One To Watch Award, makes its debut on the list at No.20. while familiar favourites Les Amis (No.23), Zén (No.37), Labyrinth (No.40), Burnt Ends (No.41) and Cloudstreet (No.44).
Chef Maira Yeo, the winner of Valrhona’s Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Award this year, hails from Singapore. Yeo’s inventive sweets, handcrafted cakes, and community-led initiatives have garnered her a devoted following as the pastry chef at Cloudstreet.
Dewakan (No. 50) was named Best Restaurant in Malaysia award, marking their entry in the list as the highest in the country. American Express One To Watch Award this year goes to new entry Eat and Cook (No. 81), an award that recognises a restaurant considered to be a rising star of the region and aims to celebrate gastronomic excellence, innovation, and potential.