ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS AWARDS : GAGGAN IN BANGKOK secures no.1 Spot 4 years in a row


GAGGAN IN BANGKOK secures no.1 Spot 4 years in a row

The 2018 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macao. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 list includes eight new entries, with Thailand claiming nine restaurants.

Gaggan in Bangkok claims the No.1 spot for a fourth consecutive year, retaining the dual titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Thailand.  Gaggan Anand’s eponymous Bangkok restaurant debuted on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2014, rising to No.7 last year.

The nine Thailand entries on the 2018 list include newcomer Paste (No.31), headed by Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, who is also named elit® Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018. 

Other returning favourites include Sühring (rising nine places to No.4), Nahm (No.10), Le Du (rising 23 entries to No.14), Eat Me (No.33), Bo.lan (No.37), Issaya Siamese Club (No.39) and The Dining Room on the House on Sathorn (No.43).

Ranking of 50 Asias 50 best restaurants

And here it’s come again for 2018 ranking of Asia 50 best restaurant. The list is created from the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria, but there are strict voting rules. Let’s see if they are any restaurant in your mind?

50. Whitegrass, Singapore

49. Wasabi by Morimoto, Mumbai

48. La Maison De La Nature Goh, Fukuoka

47. Shoun RyuGin, Taipei

46. Caprice, HK

45. Nihonbashi, Colombo

44. Jaan, Singapore

43. The Dining Room at the House of Sathorn, Bangkok

42. Toctoc, Seoul (new entry)

41. Ronin, HK

40. Belon, HK (New entry)

39. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok

38. Quintessence, Tokyo

37. Bo.lan, Bangkok

36. Corner House, Singapore

35. Jade Dragon, Macao

34. Hajime, Osaka

33. Eat me, Bangkok

32. Neighborhood, HK (new entry)

31. Paste, Bangkok

30. Fu He Hui, shanghai

29. Les Amis, Singapore

28. Il ristorante- Luca Fantin, Tokyo

27. Sushi Saito, Tokyo

26. Jungsik, Seoul

25. The best restaurant in Sri Lanka: Ministry Of Crab

24. Lung King Heen, HK

23. Wake Ghin, Singapore

22. Highest climber award: the chairman, HK

21. The Best Restaurant in Indonesia: Locavore, Bali

20. Sustainable Restaurant: L’efferv Escence, Tokyo

19. The Best Restaurant in India: Indian Accent, New Delhi

18. Highest Climber Award: Mume, Taipei

17. Highest New Entry Award: La Cime, Osaka

16. Ta Vie, HK

15. The Best Restaurant in Taiwan: Raw, Taipei

14. Le Du, Bangkok

13. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, HK

12. Burnt Ends, Singapore

11. The Best Restaurant in Korea: Mingles, Seoul

10. Nahm, Bangkok

9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo

8. Art Of Hospitality Award: Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Phanghai

7. The Best Restaurant in China: Amber, HK

6. Narisawa, Tokyo

5. The Best Restaurant in Singapore: Odette, Ingapore

4. Suhring, Bangkok

3. Florilege, Tokyo

2. The Best Restaurant in Japan: Den, Japan

1. The Best Restaurant in Thailand: Gaggan, Bangkok

Special Awards

Not only 50 ranking they provide but Asias 50 best restaurant also have Individual awards for chef who are success in each area

Miele One To Watch Award: Toyo Eatery, Manila Philippines

Diner’s Club Lifetime Achievement Award: Andre Chiang

Asia’s Best Pastry Chef: Nicolas Lambert

Asia’s Best Female Chef: Bee Satongun at Paste, Bangkok

Chefs’ Choice Award: Yoshihiro Narisawa

The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Crab, Colombo

Highest Climber Award: The chairman, HK


To see more details on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit


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