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Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Selected by a Group of 300 Experts

Interest in “delicious food” such as foodies and cookhouses is hotter than ever this year. “Ahhh, I want to go on a trip!! It's close to taking a day off, would you like to go?” Here are 50 of the best restaurants in Asia in 2015 that will ignite your desire to do it. What if I went to a place a while ago and didn't know there was a restaurant like this? I can't do it. Instead, let your friends know so they don't have the same regrets as me.

The restaurants of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, which are now in their 3rd year, will be selected after careful screening by more than 300 experts in the catering industry, including food critics, chefs, catering consultants, and culinary researchers active across Asia. Let's take a look at 50 of Asia's best restaurants where you can eat with your own eyes and taste. (A total of 3 were ranked in Korea. 10th, 27th, and 38th respectively.)

No.1 GAGGAN (Bangkok, Thailand): Indian fusion cuisine

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GAGGAN, who was in 3rd place last year, is the honored protagonist of this year. Traditional Indian cuisine was reinterpreted with a modern sense to narrow the distance between Eastern and Western cuisines. Chef Gakan Anand enjoys new attempts using modern technology in cooking, presenting unique plating that cannot be found anywhere else. If you choose Chef's Dining, you can enjoy your meal while watching the entire cooking process from a seat overlooking the kitchen. Taste, concept, idea, service. A place that is famous all over the world because nothing is missing.

Signature menu: Indian cottage cheese sandwich and chutney bubble cooked on high heat

Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok

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No.2 NARISAWA (Tokyo, Japan): French cuisine using Japanese ingredients

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An innovative fine dining restaurant in Tokyo that focuses on nature. Chef Yoshihiro Narisa of NARISAWA, who received two stars from the Michelin Guide, studied authentic French cuisine locally for 8 years. This place is French cuisine made with the finest Japanese ingredients, inheriting the traditional Japanese idea that everything in nature is imbued with gods, and by implementing the cooking philosophy of “Nature to a plate (nature on a plate)”, you can feel nature on every menu. Narisawa is Japan's leader in fine dining and is loved by foodies around the world.

Signature menu: Satoyama scenery (Satoyama scenery)

Address: Minami Ayoyama 2-6-15, Minatown, Tokyo


No.3 COMFORT (Shanghai, China): Experimental comfort food (comfort food)

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This place, which has the character of a project store full of original and avant-garde charm, was born from a variety of ingredients brought from around the world and the French chef's tendency to pursue uniqueness and diversity. This is a place where ten people can sit at one table and enjoy a 20-course menu regardless of whether they are in a group or not. The video (image), music, fragrance, and lighting on the wall vary depending on the menu for each course, and performances by the staff are also performed on some courses. As a place that aims for comfort food that soothes the heart, it is currently considered one of the hottest places in the food industry because you can enjoy a time like a work of art that satisfies not only the taste but also the senses.

Main menu: truffle soup, bread

Address: c/o Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai


No.4 NIHONRYORI RYUGIN (Tokyo, Japan): Modern Japanese Food

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Chef Seji Yamamoto, one of the masters of traditional Japanese banquet cuisine, NIHONRYORI RTUGIN is famous for his artistic menu composition and pursues emotional communication through cooking. His cuisine reflects the chef's reverence for Japan's traditional culinary heritage and his childhood.

Main menu: octopus dish with kinome (Japanese pepper) leaves and cod roe, and white miso soup

Address: Ground Floor, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo


No.5 RESTAURANT ANDRE (Singapore): Modern Southern French Cuisine

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Owner chef André Chiang, who was born in Taiwan, moved to France at age 15, gained experience under master nouvelle cuisine such as Pierre Garnier and Lastrance, and settled in Singapore through Shanghai and Seychelles. Reflecting his diverse experiences, this is Singapore's leading fine dining restaurant and offers an eight-course menu paired with French wine. Each course contains a story with unique names such as Pure, Salt, Artisan, South, Texture, Unique, Memory, and Terroir.

Signature Dish: Memory – Warm foie gras jelly with black truffle sauce

Address: 41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855


No.6 AMBER (Hong Kong): Authentic French cuisine with a hint of Hong Kong style

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Unlike set meals, the à la carte (à la carte) restaurant is an à la carte (à la carte) restaurant where customers can choose and order according to their preferences, and they also have à la carte for vegetarians. Also, if it's too bad to choose only one menu, you can also enjoy a tasting menu (degustation) that includes fine dishes little by little and allows you to enjoy a variety of menus at once.

Signature menu: Grilled Normandy diver scallops with maco artichokes, black autumn truffles and Italian parsley bouillon

Address: 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong


No.7 NAHM (Bangkok, Thailand): Authentic Thai Food

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Nahm was selected as one of the best Thai restaurants in the world by The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Asia. (The number one best restaurant in Asia last year) Chef Prin Polsuk, who was born in Australia, simultaneously reveals his focus on culinary traditions and progressive tendencies that seem obsessive, such as studying cookbooks written about 100 years ago. In the dining room, which is inspired by an ancient Thai temple, you can enjoy a relaxing meal in a calm yet elegant atmosphere.

Signature menu: Sour bottlefish curry with garlic and coriander

Address: Metropolitan Hotel, 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok 10120


No.8 8½ OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA (Hong Kong): Modern Italian Cuisine

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Chef Bombana presents a series of fine cuisine using local Hong Kong ingredients and Italian ingredients, such as Tajima aged beef tenderloin with crispy parmesan cheese and seasonal fruit, clam and eggplant trompeta, and 8½ seafood soup & lobster risotto with fresh herbs. It is also famous for a variety of desserts, such as modern tiramisu, white truffle ice cream, and five styles of Grand Cru chocolate. If you go here, you can also enjoy paintings by Picasso and Dali adorning the dining room.

Main menu: ribs, beef tenderloin

Address: Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

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No.9 WAKU GHIN (Singapore): Modern Japanese Cuisine

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Wakujin, which was introduced as a 5-star restaurant in Forbes Travel Guide, is run by two Japanese chefs. “Jin,” which means “silver,” is Chef Wakuya Tetsuda's signature color. There are four separate rooms, and if you eat at this place, the chef in charge will directly bring you a ten-course tasting menu (degustation), and cheesecake will be served as a dessert.

Main menu: Marinated peony shrimp, sea urchin, and sturgeon caviar

Address: Level 2-01, Atrium 2, The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 01896


No. 10 Jeong Restaurant (Seoul, Korea): New Korean

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It opened its doors in 2009 as the only Korean restaurant selected in the top 10. Chef Lim Jeong-sik, who studied cooking in New York, introduced a new modern and creative Korean cuisine based in Seoul and New York, and created a new genre called New Korean that was dramatically reborn using familiar Korean ingredients from traditional Korean food. This Korean restaurant is loved even in New York, the mecca of fine dining.

Main menu: Samgyeopsal

Address: 11 Seolleung-ro 158-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul



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No.11 JAAN (Singapore): Modern French Cuisine

Main menu: 55° organic eggs, smoked potatoes, chorizo Iberico and buckwheat

Address: Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore (

No.12 L'Effervescence (Tokyo, Japan): Modern French Cuisine

Signature dishes: fully cooked turnips with parsley oil, Quintoa Basque ham and brioche

Address: 2-26-4 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (

No.13 Les Amis (Singapore): Modern European Cuisine

Signature menu: Caviar on top of herb-infused potato salad

Address: 1 Scotts Road, 1-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore (

No.14 Hajime (Osaka, Japan): Modern French Cuisine

Main menu: Planet Earth

Address: 1-9-11-1F, Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka (

No.15 Fook Lam Moon (Hong Kong): Authentic Cantonese Cuisine

Signature menu: Steam bun with plenty of savory yolk cream

Address: Shop 3, G/F, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (

No.16 Fu1015 (Shanghai, China): Shanghai Cuisine

Main menu: Yellow rice, dried crab aged in wine

Address: 1015 Yuyuan Road, Changning District, Shanghai

No.17 L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Shanghai, China): Modern French Cuisine, Small Plates

Signature menu: Free-range quail with foie gras served with meshed potatoes

Address: 1Shop 315, 334 & 401, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong (

No.18 Iggy's (Singapore): Japanese food using global cooking techniques

Signature menu: Cappellini made with sakura shrimp, kelp, and shellfish oil

Address: Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road, Level 3, Singapore (

Nos. 19 – 26

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No.19 Fu He Hui (Shanghai, China): Shanghai Vegetarian Cuisine

Main menu: lotus rice, honey peas, wood ear mushrooms

Address: 1037 Yuyuan Road, Changning District, Shanghai

No.20 Lung King Heen (Hong Kong): Dim sum and modern Cantonese cuisine

Signature Dishes: Shredded Chicken, Bird's Nest Soup, and Yunnan Ham

Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong (

No.21 Mr and Mrs Bund (Shanghai, China): New French Bistro Cuisine

Main menu: lemon tart

Address: Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai (

No.22 Indian Accent (New Delhi, India): Modern Indian Cuisine

Main menu: Black pepper shrimp, kundrabaji (fried small cucumber), starchy paprika

Address: 77 Friends Colony (West), New Delhi (

No.23 Robuchon au Dôme (Macau): Contemporary French cuisine with Asian influences

Main menu: seared Kagoshima beef, asparagus, black truffles, and potato puree

Address: Grand Lisboa Hotel, 43rd floor, Lisboa Tower, 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa, Macau (

No.24 Tenku RyuGin (Hong Kong): Modern Japanese Cuisine

Main menu: Poached jillardo oyster wrapped in shabu-shabu wagyu and celery jelly

Address: 101st Floor, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong (

No.25 Eat Me (Bangkok, Thailand): Modern International Cuisine

Signature menu: seared foie gras with mango chili compote and crispy puffed rice

Address: Soi Pipat 2 (20 floors off Convent Road), Silom, Bangkok (

No.26 Le Moût (Taichung, Taiwan): Modern French Cuisine

Signature Dishes: Oriental-flavored pigeon meat, black truffle barley stew, and mustard leaves

Address: 59 Cunzhong St, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan (

No.27 – 34

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No.27 Lunique (Seoul, Korea): Modern Fusion Cuisine

Main menu: grilled duck breast, grilled green onions, orange miso sauce

Address: 520-1 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (

No.28 Bo Innovation (Hong Kong): Extreme Modern Chinese Cuisine

Main menu: Shake crab and aged full-length vinegar

Address: Shop 13, 2/F, J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (

No.29 Wasabi by Morimoto (Mumbai, India): Modern Japanese Cuisine

Main menu: Eundaegu miso dishes

Address: Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bundar, Colaba, Mumbai (

No.30 Burnt Ends (Singapore): Barbecue

Signature menu: Homemade brioche bun with shredded pork shoulder, shredded cabbage salad, and chipotle mayonnaise

Address: 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore (

No.31 Nihonbashi (Colombo, Sri Lanka): Japanese cuisine

Main menu: Sashimi – raw red sea bream, sesame oil, green onions, soy sauce

Address: 11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3 (

No.32 Shinji by Kanesaka (Singapore): Japanese cuisine

Main menu: 5-hour steamed abalone

Address: Raffles Hotel, 2-20, 1 Beach Road (via Seah Street lobby), Singapore (

No.33 Takazawa (Tokyo, Japan): Japanese and French fusion cuisine

Main menu: Zara soup and purple asparagus

Address: 2nd Floor, Sanyo Akasaka Bldg, 3-5-2 Akasaka, Minatown, Tokyo (

No.34 28 HuBin Road (Hangzhou, China): Traditional Hangzhou Cuisine

Signature menu: Traditional style dongpa pork and cashew nut pancakes

Address: Hyatt Regency Hangzhou, 28 HuBin Road, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province (

Nos. 35 – 42

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No.35 The Cuisine (Hong Kong): Cantonese Cuisine

Main menu: Fresh steamed crab, old Shaoxing wine, aromatic chicken oil & flat rice noodles

Address: 18 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong (

No.36 Tippling Club (Singapore): Modern, global avant-garde style with cocktail pairings

Main menu: flavored clams, sea rosemary, pink garlic

Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461 (

No.37 Bo.Lan (Bangkok, Thailand): Authentic Thai Cuisine

Main menu: Free-range raised Cha Cheong Sao duck salad

Address: 24 Soi Sukhumvit 53, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana Bangkok (

No.38 Ra Yeon (Seoul, Korea): Fine Korean Cuisine

Signature menu: 10 Korean flavors made with the best seasonal ingredients

Address: 23F Shilla Hotel, 249 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (

No.39 Issaya Siamese Club (Bangkok, Thailand ): Modern Thai Cuisine

Main menu: Banana blossom, crispy shallot, palm tree salad, chili jam dressing with roasted peanuts

Address: 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Road, Sathorn, Bangkok (

No.40 Sushi Saito (Tokyo, Japan): Japanese cuisine

Main menu: Otoro nigiri

Address: 1st Floor, Ark Hills South Tower, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minatown, Tokyo

No.41 Bukhara (New Delhi, India): Traditional North-West Frontier Indian Cuisine

Main menu: Shikandari (marinated lamb leg)

Address: 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Road, Sathorn, Bangkok (

No.42 Caprice (Hong Kong): Modern French Cuisine

Signature Dishes: Caramelized Pigeon Breast, Moroccan Spices, and Ras El Hanout Couscous

Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong (

No.43 – 50

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No.43 Ministry of Crab (Colombo, Sri Lanka ): Sri Lankan seafood cuisine

Main menu: Chili crab

Address: Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo 1 (

No.44 Sukiyaki Jiro (Tokyo, Japan): Traditional Sushi

Main menu: Gourd nigiri

Address: Tsukamoto Sogya Building, Basement 1st Floor, 4-2-15 Ginza, Chu, Tokyo (

No.45 Osteria Mozza (Singapore): Italian Cuisine

Main menu: Burrata (Italian cheese), California royal caviar, red onions, eggs, and chives

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1 Galleria, Level 42-46, Singapore (

No.46 Hakkasan (Shanghai, China): Modern Cantonese Cuisine

Main menu: Crispy duck and caviar

Address: Bund 18, 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai (

No.47 Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (Singapore): Cantonese Barbecue

Signature menu: Peking duck

Address: Paragon, #05 -42/45, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore (

No.48 Antonio's (Tagaytay, Philippines): Modern European cuisine influenced by the Philippines

Main menu: A dish of slowly grilled piglets rubbed with herbs and spices

Address: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City, Batangas (

No.49 Quintessence (Tokyo, Japan): Modern French Cuisine

Signature menu: goat milk bavarua made with lily root, sea salt, and olive oil

Address: 141-0001 Shinagawa-Ku Kitashinagawa 6-7-29 Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama 1F, Tokyo (

No.50 Cuisine Wat Damnak (Siem Reap, Cambodia): New Cambodian Cuisine

Main menu: Pan-grilled fish, tiger eggplant, caramelized palm sugar, fresh dried peppercorns, and green mangoes

Address: Wat Damnak Village, Sala Kamreuk Commune, Siem Reap (

Go to Asia's 50 Best Restaurant website (English)

(*Photo source: The World 50 Best website, each store's website, and Star Chef's website)



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