Bangkok’s Gaggan Takes Top Spot for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for Second Year Running


The results are out for the highly anticipated Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. For the second consecutive year, Gaggan has ousted all competition and come out tops for the award. The fourth edition of the awards ceremony – sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna – was held at the W Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on 29 February.

Tokyo’s Narisawa also retained its ranking from last year, staying at second place. Singapore’s Restaurant André rose two spots from last year to take the third place.

Chef Gaggan

Kolkata-born Chef Anand Gaggan takes home the top honours for his restaurant, Gaggan.

Helmed by Chef Anand Gaggan, winning restaurant Gaggan has making waves in the Thai capital with its ‘progressive Indian cuisine’ since 2010. It took the coveted title from another Bangkok-based restaurant Nahm back in 2014.

This year, Singapore has 10 restaurants that made it to the esteemed list. Japan, too, has the same number, out of which seven are in Tokyo. Hong Kong has nine on the list.

The 2016 list also sees 10 new entries and representation by 13 nations in all. The awards are based on votes cast by over 300 chefs, restaurateurs and experts in six different countries across Asia.

Here is the full list:

Asia’s Top 10 Restaurants

  1. Gaggan (Bangkok) 
68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok; +66 2 652 1700
  1. Narisawa (Tokyo)
 Minami Ayoyama 2-6-15, Minato-ku, Tokyo; +81 3 5785 0799
  1. Restaurant Andre (Singapore) 
41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore; +65 6534 8880
  1. Amber (Hong Kong) 
7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2132 0066
  1. Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo) 
Ground Floor, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo; +81 3 3423 8006
  1. Waku Ghin (Singapore)
 Level 2-01, Atrium 2, The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore; +65 6688 8507
  1. 7. Ultraviolet (Shanghai) 
c/o Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai; +86 21 6323 9898
  1. Nahm (Bangkok) 
Metropolitan Hotel, 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok; +66 2 625 3333
  1. Indian Accent (New Delhi) At The Manor, 77 Friends Colony, New Delhi 110065, India; +91 11 43235151
  1. Lung King Heen (Hong Kong) Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3196 8888

The Other 40 Winning Restaurants

  1. Hajime, Osaka, Japan
  2. Les Amis, Singapore
  3. Otto e Mezzo, Hong Kong
  4. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  5. Mingles, Seoul
  6. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
  7. Corner House, Singapore *new entry*
  8. Fu He hui, Shanghai
  9. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand
  10. Quintessence, Tokyo
  11. Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore
  12. Jungsik, Seoul
  13. Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand
  14. Takazawa, Tokyo
  15. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  16. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
  17. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  18. Mr and Mrs Bund, Shanghai
  19. Jaan, Singapore
  20. Le Mout, Taichung, Taiwan
  21. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
  22. Tippling Club, Singapore
  23. Tengu RyuGin, Hong Kong
  24. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong
  25. Robuchon au Dome, Macau, China
  26. Iggy’s, Singapore
  27. Den, Tokyo
  28. Wild Rocket, Singapore
  29. Gallery Vask, Manila, Philippines
  30. L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong
  31. Bo Innovation, Hong Kong
  32. Kikunoi, Kyoto, Japan
  33. Cuisine Wat Damnak, Sien Reap, Cambodia
  34. Wasabi by Morimoto, Mumbai, India
  35. Bukhara, New Delhi
  36. Raw, Taipei
  37. Nihonbashi, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  38. Ta vie, Hong Kong
  39. Locavore, Bali, Indonesia
  40. La Yeon, Seoul, Korea

For more details on the winners and other awards, visit the official Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants website.


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