Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: 17 Restaurants in Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia named in the list

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 Group Chef Shot in Bangkok, Thailand

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 

  1. Den, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
  4. Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand
  5. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China
  6. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
  7. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Odette, Singapore
  9. Neighborhood, Hong Kong, China
  10. Nusara, Bangkok, Thailand
  11. Sazenka, Tokyo, Japan
  12. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
  13. Ode, Tokyo, Japan
  14. Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan
  15. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  16. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
  17. Sézanne, Tokyo Japan
  18. Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea
  19.  Ensue, Shenzhen, China
  20. Meta, Singapore
  21. Masque, Mumbai, India
  22. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  23. Les Amis, Singapore
  24. Caprice, Hong Kong, China
  25. Blue by Alain Ducasse, Bangkok, Thailand
  26. 7th Door, Seoul, South Korea
  27. Mosu, Seoul, South Korea
  28. Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China
  29. Sushi Masato, Bangkok, Thailand
  30. Onjium, Seoul, Shouth Korea
  31. Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
  32. Mono, Hong Kong, China
  33. Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
  34. Wing, Hong Kong
  35. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  36. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Kukuoka, Japan
  37.  Zén, Singapore
  38. Logy, Taipei, Taiwan
  39.  Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China
  40. Labyrinth, Singapore
  41. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  42. Été, Tokyo, Japan
  43. Cenci, Kyoto, Japan
  44. Cloudstreet, Singapore
  45. JL Studio, Taiching, Taiwan
  46. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand
  47. Wing Lai Palace, Macau, China
  48. 8 ½ Otto e Mezza Bombana, Hong Kong, China
  49. Megu, New Delhi, India
  50. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Le Du
“Le Du means “season” in Thai language, and the name reflects what we want to do here – crafting creations out of seasonal produce.” – Chef Ton, Le Du, Bangkok

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).

Read interview with Chef Ton of Le Du and Nusara on why the restaurant business is not about the money

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. 


Set the Tables
“Hopefully one day as a nation, we will be proud of not just our identity as Singaporeans but that we can also recognize that we have great local talents that we can respect and support in a way that is sustainable for them to make a good living.” – Chef LG Han, Labyrinth, Singapore

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).

Misunderstanding sustainability: Chef LG Han of one-Michelin starred Labyrinth calls for justice on its misuse

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.


Chef Darren Teoh with his team
“There is a discipline of investigation that happens in the mind of everyone here that allows us to look at ingredients and to imagine it in multiple dimensions.” – Chef Darren Teoh (middle) with his team

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.

Chef Darren of Dewakan on how to raise an award-winning fine dine restaurant using local indigenous produce

Watch the replay of the awards ceremony at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants on Facebook and Worlds50Best on Youtube. Follow @TheWorlds50Best for more information.

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