Bangkok’s Gaggan restaurant by chef Gaggan Anand, has just topped the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for a fourth consecutive year. The Indian eatery, renowned for its 25-course tasting menu illustrated only with emoji symbols, eclipsed stiff competition from Tokyo, with Den and Florilege, taking second and third spots respectively.


The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Wynn Palace’s Grand Theatre in Macau, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Meanwhile, Asia’s Best Pastry Chef went to Nicolas Lambert from French fine dining spot Caprice in Hong Kong.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is published by William Reed Business Media. The World’s 50 Best will be revealed at a ceremony in Bilbao, Spain, in June.
1. Gaggan, Bangkok
2. Den, Tokyo
3. Florilege, Tokyo
4. Suhring, Bangkok
5. Odette, Singapore
6. Narisawa, Tokyo
7. Amber, Hong Kong
8. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
10. Nahm, Bangkok
11. Mingles, Seoul
12. Burnt Ends, Singapore
13. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Hong Kong
14. Le Du, Bangkok
15. RAW, Taipei
16. Ta Vie, Hong Kong
17. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
18. Mume, Taipei
19. Indian Accent, India
20. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
21. Locavore, Bali
22. The Chairman, Hong Kong
23. Waku Ghin, Singapore
24. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
25. Ministry of Crab, Sri Lanka
26. Jungsik, Seoul
27. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
28. Il Ristorante — Luca Fantin, Tokyo
29. Les Amis, Singapore
30. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
31. Paste, Bangkok
32. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
33. Eat Me, Bangkok
34. Hajime, Osaka
35. Jade Dragon, Macau
36. Corner House, Singapore
37. Bo.lan, Bangkok
38. Quintessence, Tokyo
39. Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok
40. Belon, Hong Kong
41. Ronin, Hong Kong
42. TocToc, Seoul (new entry)
43. The Dining Room at the House on Sathorn, Bangkok
44. Jaan, Singapore
45. Nihonbashi, Sri Lanka
46. Caprice, Hong Kong
47. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei (new entry)
48. La Maison de La Nature Goh, Japan
49. Wasabi By Morimoto, Mumbai, India
50. Whitegrass, Singapore