Six Bangkok restaurants made the 51-100 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2023. The list was decided by the votes of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, which comprises over 300 leaders made up of food writers, critics, chefs, restaurateurs, and regional culinary experts.
The list features restaurants from 17 cities across the region, with Hong Kong leading with eight places, including three new entries.
Tokyo is represented by six restaurants, including three new entries. Meanwhile, Singapore and Bangkok both also have six establishments each, with Shanghai claiming four spots on the list. Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and Mumbai are represented by three restaurants each.
The six Bangkok establishments on the list are: Nahm (No. 98), Gaa (No. 81), and Samrub Samrub Thai (No. 82), Lerdtip Wanghin (No. 73), Wana Yook (No. 72), and Côte by Mauro Colagreco (No. 71).
The Bangkok restaurants listed serve a variety of cuisines. Many serve Thai cuisine, however Gaa, located on Sukhumvit 53 Alley, serves Indian cuisine. Côte by Mauro Colagreco, located on Charoenkrung Road, serves French and Italian cuisine, and offers customers a Riviera-like experience.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur’s Nadodi (No. 94) and Dewakan (No. 74) also made the cut, Nation Thailand reported.
This year’s list has 17 new entries, with three from Hong Kong. Yong Fu, an establishment that serves Jiangnan cuisine with a focus on seafood, is placed at No. 54, followed by Ando and Estro at No. 61 and No. 62, respectively. Toyama has a restaurant on the list for the first time with L’évo at No. 60, followed by three new restaurants from Tokyo: Esquisse (No. 67), The Pizza Bar on 38th (No. 80), and Hommage (No. 91).
Singapore’s debutants include Nae:um (No. 83), which serves modern Korean cuisine, French neo-brasserie Claudine (No. 85), and Cantonese restaurant Summer Pavilion at No. 86. Beijing’s Ling Long enters the list at No. 77, while Shanghai’s Meet the Bund is a new entry at No. 89. Bangkok’s new entrants are Côte by Mauro Colagreco (No. 71) and Wana Yook (No. 72). Seoul’s new entrant is Eatanic Garden at Josun Palace at No. 68, and Jakarta’s is August at No. 95.
William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, expressed his excitement about the ever-expanding showcase of culinary excellence in Asia.
“This is the third year that we are unveiling the 51-100 list, and we hope the list provides inspiration for gourmets around the world as they embark on their gastro-itineraries,” he said.
The 2023 list will be revealed on March 28 in Singapore, hosted in collaboration with destination partner Singapore Tourism Board at Resorts World Sentosa. The awards ceremony will also be live-streamed via Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook and 50 Best Restaurants TV YouTube channel.
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