Gaggan loses top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list

Odette in Singapore has taken Gaggan's crown after four years
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The reign of Gaggan as Asia’s top eatery is over, with Odette in Singapore claiming the top spot in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2019.

It’s the end of a four-year winning streak for the Bangkok restaurant which is set to close in 2020.

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In a ceremony in Macau, French fine-dining concept Odette, the brainchild of Julien Royer, was crowned as the best of the year.

It’s located in the National Gallery Singapore and features the likes of crispy scaled kinki fish with butternut squash and Thai velouté; pigeon ‘beak to tail’ with Jerusalem artichoke and kampot pepper from Cambodia; or yuzu tarte with sake and basi, on its ever changing menu.

There were also celebrations for Zaiyu Hasegawa of Den, Tokyo who won the Chef’s Choice Awards and Fabrizio Fiorani of
Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan, who Asia’s Best Pastry Chef.

The full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is below.

1. Odette, Singapore
2. Gaggan, Bangkok
3. Den, Tokyo
4. Sühring, Bangkok
5. Florilege, Tokyo
6. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
7. Mume, Taipei
8. Narisawa, Tokyo
9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
10. Burnt Ends, Singapore
11. The Chairman, Hong Kong
12. 8 1⁄2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
13. Mingles, Seoul
14. La Cime, Osaka
15. Belon, Hong Kong
16. Gaa, Bangkok
17. Indian Accent, New Delhi
18. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo
19. Bo.Lan, Bangkok
20. Le Du, Bangkok
21. Amber, Hong Kong
22. Nahm, Bangkok
23. Sazenka, Tokyo
24. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
25. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
26. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
27. Jade Dragon, Macao
28. Paste, Bangkok
29. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
30. Raw, Taipei
31. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei
32. Jaan, Singapore
33. Les Amis, Singapore
34. Vea, Hong Kong
35. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
36. Wing Lei Palace, Macao
37. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
38. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
39. Nouri, Singapore
40. Waku Ghin, Singapore
41. Toctoc, Seoul
42. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
43. Toyo Eatery, Manila
44. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
45. Quintessence, Tokyo
46. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
47. Sugalabo, Tokyo
48. Sorn, Bangkok
49. Corner House, Singapore
50. Ta Vie, Hong Kong

It’s the end of a four-year winning streak for the Bangkok restaurant which is set to close in 2020.

In a ceremony in Macau, French fine-dining concept Odette, the brainchild of Julien Royer, was crowned as the best of the year.

It’s located in the National Gallery Singapore and features the likes of crispy scaled kinki fish with butternut squash and Thai velouté; pigeon ‘beak to tail’ with Jerusalem artichoke and kampot pepper from Cambodia; or yuzu tarte with sake and basi, on its ever changing menu.

There were also celebrations for Zaiyu Hasegawa of Den, Tokyo who won the Chef’s Choice Awards and Fabrizio Fiorani of
Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo, Japan, who Asia’s Best Pastry Chef.

The full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is below.


1. Odette, Singapore
2. Gaggan, Bangkok
3. Den, Tokyo
4. Sühring, Bangkok
5. Florilege, Tokyo
6. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
7. Mume, Taipei
8. Narisawa, Tokyo
9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
10. Burnt Ends, Singapore
11. The Chairman, Hong Kong
12. 8 1⁄2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
13. Mingles, Seoul
14. La Cime, Osaka
15. Belon, Hong Kong
16. Gaa, Bangkok
17. Indian Accent, New Delhi
18. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo
19. Bo.Lan, Bangkok
20. Le Du, Bangkok
21. Amber, Hong Kong
22. Nahm, Bangkok
23. Sazenka, Tokyo
24. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
25. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
26. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
27. Jade Dragon, Macao
28. Paste, Bangkok
29. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
30. Raw, Taipei
31. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei
32. Jaan, Singapore
33. Les Amis, Singapore
34. Vea, Hong Kong
35. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
36. Wing Lei Palace, Macao
37. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
38. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
39. Nouri, Singapore
40. Waku Ghin, Singapore
41. Toctoc, Seoul
42. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
43. Toyo Eatery, Manila
44. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
45. Quintessence, Tokyo
46. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
47. Sugalabo, Tokyo
48. Sorn, Bangkok
49. Corner House, Singapore
50. Ta Vie, Hong Kong

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