Asia’s best restaurants for 2020 announced in online only event

Asia’s 50 best restaurants have been announced in a virtual event that was live-streamed across the region.

Singaporean restaurant Odette claimed the top spot for the second year running.

Helmed by chef Julien Royer, Odette is located in Singapore’s National Gallery.

“We take this ray of light with gratitude,” Royer said in a statement posted to the restaurant’s Instagram page.

“Our hearts are with our peers in the industry who are working tirelessly everyday to continue serving. We pray for better times ahead and will continue to do all we can to look out for one another.”

Unlike several of the restaurants on the list, Odette’s currently still open — although there are temperature screenings and travel declaration checks taking place at entrances to the National Gallery.

“We are, of course, experiencing unprecedented times both in the restaurant sector and across Asia as a whole,” said William Drew, director of content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, in a statement.

“It is therefore more important than ever to support restaurants all over the continent in their recovery, to recognize each other’s achievements over the last 12 months and broadcast a message of solidarity.”

Here’s the full list of winners for 2020:

  1. Odette, Singapore
  2. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  3. Den, Tokyo
  4. Belon, Hong Kong
  5. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  6. Sühring, Bangkok
  7. Florilège, Tokyo
  8. Le Du, Bangkok
  9. Narisawa, Tokyo
  10. La Cime, Osaka
  11. Les Amis, Singapore
  12. Vea, Hong Kong
  13. Indian Accent, New Delhi
  14. Mingles, Seoul
  15. Gaa, Bangkok
  16. Sorn, Bangkok
  17. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Toyo
  18. Mume, Taipei
  19. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
  20. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
  21. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
  22. Wing Lei Palace, Macau
  23. Sichuan Moon, Macau
  24. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo
  25. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
  26. JL Studio, Taichung
  27. TocToc, Seoul
  28. Zén, Singapore
  29. Sazenka, Tokyo
  30. Ministry of Crab, Colombo
  31. Amber, Hong Kong
  32. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  33. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
  34. Hansikgonggan, Seoul
  35. Ode, Tokyo
  36. Raw, Taipei
  37. Locavore, Bali
  38. Paste, Bangkok
  39. Bo.Lan, Bangkok
  40. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
  42. Corner House, Singapore
  43. Shoun RyuGin, Taipei
  44. Toyo Eatery, Manila
  45. Bukhara, New Delhi
  46. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
  47. 80/20, Bangkok
  48. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
  49. Inua, Tokyo
  50. Nouri, Singapore