Hello, Singaporeans! We have some good news to share today and we can’t wait to tell you all about it! The coveted list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants will be revealed this Thursday, 25th March 2021 but ahead of the announcement, they have unveiled the restaurants that have been voted between 51st and 100th and Singapore has ranked in four (4) spots! Hooray!

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 51-100: Meta, Nouri, Esora & Candlenut Ranked

This award is presented in association with S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, the 51-100 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 aims to shine a light on a wider array of establishments across the region that will inspire food lovers as they consider their future dining and travel plans. And, for Singapore, Candlenut ranks no. 94, Esora ranks no. 77, Nouri ranks no. 73 and Meta ranks no. 60! Congratulations to these amazing restaurants and we couldn’t be more proud!

Candlenut Ranks No. 94

Photo: @candlenutsg (Instagram)

The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.


Address: 17a Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676

Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Daily)

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Photo: @candlenutsg (Instagram)
Image: @candlenutsg (Instagram)

Esora Ranks No. 77

Photo: @esora.restaurant (Instagram)
Image: @esora.restaurant (Instagram)

After spending 15 years in some of the world’s most venerated kitchens including 3-starred Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo) and 2-starred Odette (Singapore), Chef Shigeru Koizumi collaborates with The Lo & Behold Group to open his first ever restaurant on Mohamed Sultan Road. Chef Koizumi merges his deep respect and knowledge of traditional Japanese cuisine together with new-found cooking techniques to tease the best possible flavours out of each ingredient. He is inspired by the belief that even one degree of temperature can affect the enjoyment of the dish, leading him to abide by a “one-degree” philosophy throughout the Esora experience.


Address: 15 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238964

Opening hours: 6pm – 1030pm, Wednesday; 12pm – 1030pm, Thursday; 530pm – 1030pm, Friday to Sunday; Closed on Monday & Tuesday

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Photo: @esora.restaurant (Instagram)

Nouri Ranks No. 73

Photo: @restaurantnouri (Instagram)

We believe that food does not exist in isolation. All great cuisines are the product of intersecting cultures across time; no food culture would have developed without centuries of movement and collaboration. At Nouri, we study ingredients, techniques, and flavors to identify moments of connection between global food traditions. We innovate from these historical standpoints to produce food rooted in familiar flavors no matter where you are from. That is where crossroads cooking begins. Beyond concept or philosophy, or types of cuisines, Nouri is a place that celebrates people, in all our differences and similarities. A restaurant that nourishes not just body and mind, but the liminal bond between the “you” and the “I”.


Address: 72 Amoy St, Singapore 069891

Opening hours: 1130am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am, Wednesday to Saturday; 6pm – 12am, Sunday & Tuesday; Closed on Monday

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Photo: @misatotiffany (Instagram)
Image: @misatotiffany (Instagram)

Meta Ranks No. 60

Photo: metasingapore (Instagram)
Image: @metasingapore (Instagram)

Short for metamorphosis, One-Michelin-starred Meta is representative of the ever-changing F&B industry, as well as its culinary team’s evolutionary approach to the menu. At the restaurant, dishes and flavour combinations are reinterpreted to reflect Chef Sun Kim’s experiences. Combining his Korean heritage, Japanese culinary techniques, and Western culinary training, Meta presents innovative and well-balanced dishes that utilise the best seasonal produce and ingredients from around the globe.


Address: 1 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089109

Opening hours: 6pm – 830pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 12pm – 130pm, 630pm – 830pm, Thursday to Saturday; Closed on Monday & Sunday

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

Photo: @metasingapore (Instagram)

List of Restaurants from 51-100

Photo: @ladyironchef (Instagram)

To view the full list of restaurants, you can also click here. Make sure you stay tuned this Thursday, 25th March 2021 as they will be announcing the first 50 best restaurants in Asia! We’re looking forward to it and we bet you are too!

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