Singapore’s Odette named Asia’s Best Restaurant

Odette restaurant in Singapore has taken the number one spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2019.

Helmed by chef Julien Royer it the first restaurant in Singapore to win the title. Odette also secured the award for The Best Restaurant in Singapore.

Former no.1 restaurant Gaggan from Bangkok was knocked into the second spot, with Den in Tokyo rounding out the podium at number three.

Another Singapore restaurant run by Perth ex-pat Dave Pynt, Burnt Ends, also made it into the top 10.

“Now in its seventh year, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list continues to evolve, inspire and showcase emerging talent,” said William Drew, group editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Belon restaurant in Hong Kong received the Highest Climber Award, moving 25 places since 2018 to no.15.

There were 10 new restaurants that made the top 50 including Dewakan (no.46), a first-time entry from Malaysia, and Toyo Eatery (no.43) from the Philippines.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2019:

  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