With rules on social exclusion, restaurant closures and part-time work, not a great year of eating out has passed. Despite this, the world’s best restaurants are constantly grinding to be ahead of the game until the dining scene can be fully reopened. The menus were reinvented, and the cooking techniques refined while top chefs sought to raise the bar even higher.
As a result, another star list of the 50 best Asian restaurants has been announced for March 20, 2021, so that fans of fine cuisine know where they need to compete for reservations. You can watch the whole ceremony below:
Although this year’s awards ceremony was held online, the stakes were as high as any other year as restaurants and their dedicated regular customers adjusted to see who came first. This year, the first place was taken by The Chair restaurant in Hong Kong, followed by Odette in Singapore and Den in Tokyo, led by the chef Zaiyu Hasegawa. Jimbocho restaurant Den, loved for its playful Japanese cuisine, also took third place last year.
Three more restaurants in Japan returned to the list among the top ten. Florilège and Narisawa remain consistent in seventh and ninth place, respectively, while French restaurant Osaka La Cime jumped from tenth to eighth place this year.
Want to see how many other restaurants in Japan have entered the top 50? Here are all the restaurants from Japan that made the cut:
- Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo)
- The House of Nature Goh (Fukuoka)
- Ode (Tokyo)
- L’Effervesence (Tokyo, winner of the Beronia Highest Climber Award)
- Sazenka (Tokyo)
- Narisawa (Tokyo)
- La Cime (Osaka)
- Florilège (Tokyo)
- Den (Tokyo)
You will find a complete list of the 50 best Asian restaurants of 2021 here.
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