Surprise, surprise. Hong Kong’s The Chairman 大班樓 has clinched the coveted Asia’s Best Restaurant for the first time.

The restaurant located at Hong Kong Central is known for dishes such as Steamed Fresh Flowery Crab with Aged ShaoXing Wine, Braised Spare Ribs with Preserved Plums in Caramelized Black Vinegar, and The Chairman’s Soy Sauce Chicken.

Singapore’s representatives on the Top 50 include Odette (No 2), Les Amis (No 13), Burnt Ends (No 14), Zen (No 23), Cloudstreet (No 31), Labyrinth (No 40), Euphoria (No 41) and Jaan by Kirk Westaway (No 42).

Cloudstreet by Sri Lankan chef Rishi Naleendra, Labyrinth by Chef LG Han, and Euphoria by Chef Jason Tan are NEW on the list.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 – The Full List 1 -50
1. The Chairman, Hong Kong, China
2. Odette, Singapore
3. Den, Tokyo
4. Le Du, Bangkok
5. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok, Thailand (Highest New Entry Award)
6. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
7. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
8. La Cime, Osaka
9. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
11. Sorn, Bangkok
12. Sazenka, Tokyo, Japan
13. Les Amis, Singapore
14. Burnt Ends, Singapore
15. Mume, Taipei, Taiwan
16. VEA, Hong Kong, China
17. Neighbourhood, Hong Kong
18. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
19. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
20. Nusara, Bangkok, Taiwan
21. RAW, Taipei, Taiwan
22. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
23. Zen, Singapore
24. Logy, Taipei, Taiwan
25. Belon, Hong Kong
26. JL Studio, Taichung, Taiwan
27. Ode, Tokyo, Japan
28. Caprice, Hong Kong
29. Ministry of Crab, Sri Lanka
30. Maison de La Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
31. Cloudstreet, Singapore
32. Masque, Mumbai, India
33. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
34. Seventh Door, Seoul, South Korea
35. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
36. Born & Bred, Seoul, South Korea
37. Amber, Hong Kong, China
38. Ta Vie, Hong Kong
39. Ana Saigon, Vietnam
40. Labyrinth, Singapore
41. Euphoria, Singapore
42. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
43. Hansikgonggan, Seoul, South Korea
44. Mono, Hong Kong
45. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei, Tiawan
46. Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
47. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
48. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
49. Toyo Eatery, Makati, Philippines
50. Wing Lei Palace, Macau

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 – 51 – 100
51. Sugita, Tokyo, Japan
52. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
53. Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan
54. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan
55. 80/20, Bangkok, Thailand
56. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka
57. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan
58. Bukhara, New Delhi, India
59. Samrub for Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
60. Meta, Singapore
61. Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Road), Shanghai, China
62. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand
63. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
64. Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan
65. Toc Toc, Seoul, South Korea
66. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
67. Mosu, Seoul, South Korea
68. The Right, Macau, China
69. Ensue, Shenzhen, China
70. Paste, Bangkok, Thailand
71. Tenzushi Kyomachi, Kitakyushu, Japan
72. Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea
73. Nouri, Singapore
74. Le Normandie, Bangkok, Thailand
75. Taian Table, Shanghai, China
76. Xin Rong Ji (Linhai), Taizhou, China
77. Esora, Singapore
78. Bo.lan, Bangkok, Thailand
79. Baan Tepa, Bangkok, Thailand
80. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
81. Avartana, Cheenai, India
82. Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China
83. Ete, Tokyo, Japan
84. Antonio’s, Tagaytay, Philippines
85. Sugalabo, Tokyo, Japan
86. Onjium, Seoul, South Korea
87. Ecriture, Hong Kong, China
88. Robuchon au Dome, Macau, China
89. Jin Sha, Hangzhou, China
90. Gallery by Chele, Manila, Philippines
91. Cenci, Kyoto, Japan
92. Gen, Penang, Malaysia
93. Yong Fu (South Maoming Road), Shanghai, China
94. Candlenut, Singapore
95. Sichuan Moon, Macau, China
96. Aragu, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
97. Quince, Bangkok, Thailand
98. Tung Dining, Hanoi, Vietnam
99. Nadodi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
100. Jade Dragon, Macau, China

The rankings are made up of votes from over 300 individuals from the culinary worlds, from food writers and critics to chefs, restaurateurs and regional culinary experts, with a fifty-fifty gender balance.

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