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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: the list in pictures

Laura Price

29/02/2016

It's official – Gaggan has been crowned The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, for the second year running. Chef Gaggan Anand picked up his award at the fourth annual Asia's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday 29th February in the company of the finest chefs and restaurateurs from across Asia.

This year's Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list boasts a whopping 10 new entries and covers 18 different cities, from Mumbai to Tokyo. Get a taste of the restaurants in our pictorial list and let us know which one(s) take your fancy!


50. La Yeon, Seoul, Korea

Hotel Shilla, 249 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-856
+82 2 2230 3367
Discover more about La Yeon

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Platter of nine delicacies, La Yeon


49. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia - NEW ENTRY

Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali
+62 361 977 733
Discover more about Locavore

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Mackerel, Locavore (image: Rupert Singleton)


48. Ta Vie, Hong Kong, China - NEW ENTRY

2/F, The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2668 6488
Discover more about Ta Vie

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Almond tofu with peach compote, fresh lychee and oolong tea jelly, Ta Vie 


47. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka

11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3
+94 112 323 847
Discover more about Nihonbashi

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Maguro carpaccio, Nihonbashi (image: Dharshan Munidasa, Ishan Raban, Miran Herath)


46. Raw, Taipei, Taiwan - NEW ENTRY

No.301, Le Qun 3rd Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
+886 2 8501 5800
Discover more about Raw

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Tomatoes, rose, champagne, ohba sansho, Raw 


45. Bukhara, New Delhi, India

ITC Maurya Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, 110021
+91 11 4621 5152
Discover more about Bukhara

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Whole leg of spring lamb braised in a marinade of malt vinegar, cinnamon, black cumin and red chilli paste, finished in the tandoor, Bukhara


44. Wasabi By Morimoto, Mumbai, India

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bundar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001
+91 22 6665 3366
Discover more about Wasabi by Morimoto

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Zucchini and squash carpaccio, Wasabi by Morimoto 


43. Cuisine Wat Damnak, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Wat Damnak Village, Sala Kamreuk Commune, Siem Reap
+855 77 347 762
Discover more about Cuisine Wat Damnak

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Black sticky rice porridge with Koh Kong Scallops, glazed turnip, house smoked Siem Reap sausage and Tonkin jasmine flowers, Cuisine Wat Damnak (image: David Hagerman)


42. Kikunoi, Kyoto, Japan - NEW ENTRY

459 Shimokawara-cho, Yasakatoriimae-sagaru, Shimokawara-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0825
+81 75 561 0015
Discover more about Kikunoi

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A dish at Kikunoi Akasaka (image: Nobu Imada)


41. Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China

Shop 315, 334 & 401, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2850 8371
Discover more about Bo Innovation

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Pan roasted scallop with crispy woba, peas, sichuan 'jo lo', Bo Innovation


40. L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong, China

Shop 315, 334 & 401, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2166 9000
Discover more about L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon Hong Kong

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Oscietra caviar over a crispy poached egg and smoked salmon, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon 


39. Gallery Vask, Manila, Philippines - NEW ENTRY

5/F Clipp Center, 11th Avenue/ corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 1634 Metro, Manila
+63 917 546 1673
Discover more about Gallery Vask

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Tiradito, Gallery Vask (image: Norman Lleses)


38. Wild Rocket, Singapore - NEW ENTRY

10A Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228119
+65 6339 9448
Discover more about Wild Rocket

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Pomelo salad with tiger prawns and frozen coconut dressing, Wild Rocket (image: Derrick Lim)


37. Den, Tokyo, Japan - NEW ENTRY

Jimbocho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
+81 3 3222 3978
Discover more about Den

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Mature potato cake filled with white miso preserved foie gras, Den 


36. Iggy's, Singapore

Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road, Level 3, Singapore 238883
+65 6732 2234
Discover more about Iggy's

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Cote de boeuf, Kyoto vegetables, Iggy's (image: John Heng)


35. Robuchon Au Dome, Macau, China

Grand Lisboa Hotel, 43rd floor, Lisboa Tower, 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa, Macau
+853 8803 7878
Discover more about Robuchon Au Dome

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Le caviar de Sologne, Robuchon Au Dome


34. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong, China

Shop 3, G/F, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
+852 2866 0663
Discover more about Fook Lam Moon

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Crispy chicken, Fook Lam Moon 


33. Tenku RyuGin, Hong Kong, China

101st Floor, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2302 0222
Discover more about Tenku Ryugin

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Steamed rice with Ikura salmon roe, Tenku RyuGin 


=31. Tippling Club, Singapore

38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
+65 6475 2217
Discover more about Tippling Club

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Mangalica pork collar, Tippling Club


=31. La Maison de La Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan - NEW ENTRY

2 26 Nishinakasu Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810 0002
+81 92 724 0955
Discover more about La Maison De La Nature Goh

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Goto mackerel and baked eggplant presse, La Maison de la Nature Goh (image: Koji Maeda)


30. Le Moût, Taichung, Taiwan

59 Cunzhong St, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403
+886 4 2375-3002
Discover more about Le Moût

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Blaze mushrooms, veal sweetbread, dried tangerine rind, chestnut and rice essence, Le Moût 


29. Jaan, Singapore

Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
+65 6837 3322
Discover more about Jaan

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Tomato Collection, Jaan (image: Edmond Ho/John Heng)


28. Mr And Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China

Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai 20002
+86 21 6323 9898
Discover more about Mr And Mrs Bund

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Long short rib teriyaki PP, Mr And Mrs Bund 


27. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China

18 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+ 852 2555 2202
Discover more about The Chairman

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King prawns cooked in fish and rice broth, deep-fried peppered prawn heads, The Chairman


26. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan

1st Floor, Ark Hills South Tower, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
+81 3 3589 4412
Discover more about Sushi Saito

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Nigiri at Sushi Saito


25. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo 1
+94 11 2 342 722
Discover more about Ministry of Crab

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Chilli crab, Ministry of Crab (image: Dharshan Munidasa, Ishan Raban)


24. Takazawa, Tokyo, Japan

2nd Floor, Sanyo Akasaka Bldg, 3-5-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052
+81 3 3505 5052
Discover more about Takazawa

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Spring roll, Takazawa (image: Yuji Honda)


23. Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand

Soi Pipat 2 (20 metres off Convent Road), Silom, Bangkok 10500
+66 22380931
Discover more about Eat Me

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Heirloom tomato salad, Eat Me


22. Jungsik, Seoul, Korea

11 Seolleungro, 158 Gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82 2 517 4654
Discover more about Jungsik

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New Korean cuisine at Jungsik 


21. Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore

Raffles Hotel, 2-20, 1 Beach Road (via Seah Street lobby), Singapore, 189673
+65 6338 6131
Discover more about Shinji by Kanesaka

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Uni, Shinji by Kanesaka


20. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan

141-0001 Shinagawa-Ku Kitashinagawa 6-7-29 Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama 1F, Tokyo
+81 3 6277 0090
Discover more about Quintessence

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Bavarois, Quintessence


19. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand

4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Road, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
+65 2 672 9040
Discover more about Issaya Siamese Club

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Yum Hua Plee (banana blossom and heart of palm salad), Issaya Siamese Club


18. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China

1037 Yuyuan Road, Changning District, Shanghai
+86 21 3980 9188
Discover more about Fu He Hui

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'Orange' – potato, carrot, bamboo shoot and osmanthus, Fu He Hui


17. Corner House, Singapore - NEW ENTRY

1 Cluny Road, EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Nassim Gate Entrance), Singapore 259569
+65 6469 1000
Discover more about Corner House

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Chef's Kaya toast, Corner House (image: John Heng)


16. L'Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan

2-26-4 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0031
+81 3 5766 9500
Discover more about L'Effervescence

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Veal and firefly squid, L'Effervescence (image: Luuvu Hoang)


15. Mingles, Seoul, Korea - NEW ENTRY

Gangnam-gu, Nonhyun-dong 94-9, 1st floor, Seoul
+82 2 515 7306
Discover more about Mingles

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Baby squid Sundae with spicy pork belly, Mingles (image: La Main magazine)


14. Burnt Ends, Singapore

20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391
+65 6224 3933
Discover more about Burnt Ends

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Fennel, burrata, cheese and orange oil, Burnt Ends (image: Simon Pynt)


13. 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong

Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2537 8859
Discover more about Otto e Mezzo Bombana

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Seared red tuna, fennel pollen, tomato and citrus emulsion, calvisius elite caviar, Otto e Mezzo Bombana 


12. Les Amis, Singapore

1 Scotts Road, 1-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
+65 6733 2225
Discover more about Les Amis

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Warm lobster encased within baby spinach, accompanied by classic fish bone sauce, Les Amis 


11. Hajime Restaurant, Osaka, Japan

1-9-11-1F, Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 550 0002
+81 6 6447 6688
Discover more about Hajime

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'River', Hajime (image: Hajime All rights reserved)


10. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China

Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3196 8888
Discover more about Lung King Heen

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Abalone puff with chicken, Lung King Heen 


9. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

77 Friends Colony (West), New Delhi 110065
+91 11 43235151
Discover more about Indian Accent

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Meetha achaar Canadian spare ribs, sun-dried mango, toasted kalonji seeds, Indian Accent


8. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

Metropolitan Hotel, 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
+66 2 625 3388
Discover more about Nahm

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Stir-fried egg with prawn and chicken, Nahm


7. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

c/o Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai 20002
+86 21 6323 9898
Discover more about Ultraviolet

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Mandarine Mandarine, Ultraviolet (image: Scott Wright)


6. Waku Ghin, Singapore

Level 2-01, Atrium 2, The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
+65 6688 8507
Discover more about Waku Ghin

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Tuna carpaccio, Waku Ghin (image: Marina Bay Sands)


5. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

Ground Floor, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032
+81 3 3423 8006
Discover more about Nihonryori RyuGin

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Seven kinds of Japanese fish, Nihonryori RyuGin


4. Amber, Hong Kong, China

7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2132 0066
Discover more about Amber

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Pineapple tomato, cherries, fresh almonds, nicoise olive salad, Amber (image: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental)


3. Restaurant André, Singapore

41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855
+65 6534 8880
Discover more about Restaurant Andre

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'Capsules', Restaurant André (image: Edmond Ho)



2. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

Minami Ayoyama 2-6-15, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
+81 3 5785 0799
Discover more about Narisawa

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Five flavours Garden Aroma, Narisawa 



1. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok, 10330
+66 2 652 1700
Discover more about Gaggan

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Galar Halwa, Gaggan 



Have you tried any of these dishes and do you have any more recommendations? Share your food pics with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #Asias50Best and let us know which restaurants are on your 2016 wish list!

  • Laura Price