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    Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

    Antoinette Bruno

    Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

    The inaugural Asia's 50 Best Restaurants was announced Monday, February 25, 2013. Sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the event celebrated Asia's hottest dining spots and chefs. The lucky 50 were a mix of shoo-ins and surprises, including the winner Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa of Tokyo. This year's list highlights the continent's diverse range of talent and strong appetite for adventurous cooking. In particular, Chef Seiji Yamamoto of Nijohryai and Jaan in Singapore were special recipients, Yamamoto receiving the "Chef's Choice" Award and Jaan "One to Watch."




    1. Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa)
    2. Nihonryoni RyuGin – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Seiji Yamamoto)
    3. Nahm – Bangkok, Thailand (Chef David Thompson)
    4. Amber – Hong Kong (Chef Richard Ekkebus)
    5. Restaurant Andre – Singapore (Chef Andre Chiang)
    6. 8-½ Otto e MezzoBombana – Hong Kong (Chef Umberto Bombana)
    7. Mr & Mrs Bund – Shanghai, China (Chef Paul Pairet)
    8. Ultraviolet –Shanghai, China (Chef Paul Pairet)
    9. Iggy's – Singapore (Chef Ignatius Chan)
    10. Gaggan – Bangkok, China (Chef Gaggan Anand)
    11. Waku Ghin – Singapore (Chef Tetsuya Wakuda)
    12. Caprice – Hong Kong (Chef Vincent Thierry)
    13. Lung King Heen – Hong Kong (Chef Chan Yan Tak)
    14. Les Amis – Singapore (Chef Calvin Glim)
    15. Bo Innovation – Hong Kong (Chef Alvin Leung)
    16. Quintessence – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Shuzo Kishida)
    17. Dum Pukht – New Delhi, India (Chef Imtiaz Qureshi)
    18. The Chairman – Hong Kong
    19. Eat Me – Bangkok, Thailand (Chef Darren Haulser)
    20. Wasabi – Mumbai, India (Chef Masaharu Morimoto)
    21. Hajime – Osaka, Japan (Chef Hajime Yoneda)
    22. Jaan – Singapore (Chef Julien Royer)
    23. l'Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Hong Kong (Chef Michel del Burgo)
    24. l'Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Singapore (Chef Lorenz Hoja)
    25. 28 HuBin Road – Hangzhou, China (Chef Peter Zhou)
    26. Bukhara – New Delhi, India (Chef J.P. Singh)
    27. Sushi Mizutani – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Takashi Saito)
    28. Indigo Deli – Mumbai, India (Jaydeep Mukherjee)
    29. Sra Bua – Bangkok, Thailand (Chef Kiin Kiin)
    30. Varq – New Delhi, India (Chef Oberoi)
    31. Takazawa – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Yoshiaki Takazawa)
    32. Shinji – Singapore (Chef Kanesaka)
    33. Kahala – Tokyo, Japan
    34. Franck – Shanghai, China (Chef Franck)
    35. Osteria Mozza – Singapore (Chef Mario Batali)
    36. Bo.lan– Bangkok, Thailand (Chef David Thompson)
    37. Robuchon au Dome – Macau (Joël Robuchon)
    38. Nihonbashi – Colombo, Sri Lanka (Chef Dharshan Munidasa)
    39. Sushi Saito – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Takashi Saito)
    40. FU1015 – Shanghai, China
    41. Indian Accent – New Delhi, India (Chef Manish Mehrotra)
    42. Ishikawa – Tokyo, Japan (Chef Hideki Ishikawa)
    43. Gunther's – Singapore (Chef Gunther Hubrechsen)
    44. Karavalli – Bangalore, India (Chef Naren Thimmaiah)
    45. Jade on 36 – Shanghai, China (Chef Franck Elie Laloum)
    46. Yardbird – Hong Kong (Chef Matt Abergel )
    47. Don's – Hanoi, Vietman (Chef Donald Berger)
    48. Fook Lam Moon – Hong Kong (Chef Satoru Mukogawa)
    49. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck – Singapore (Chef Tong Yuk Sing)
    50. Mozaic – Bali, Indonesia (Chef Chris Salans)