Tokyo’s DEN Tops Asia’s 50 Best

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 awards found their owners in Bangkok yesterday. Six restaurants from Tokyo and nine from Bangkok were named the “best” at the award ceremony sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. DEN restaurant was selected as the best restaurant in both Japan and Asia on the list. Thus, a Japanese restaurant is at the top of the list for the second time after ten years. DEN’s Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa and his team have given a new meaning to the traditional Japanese dish, kaiseki. A true pioneer of contemporary cuisine, DEN offers  Playful and innovative dishes.

Some special awards were also meted out, with South Korean monk Jeong Kwan taking the Icon Award, and Eat and Cook in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, named One to Watch, while Natsuko Shoji from Été in Tokyo won Asia’s Best Female Chef. David Lai from Neighborhood, Hong Kong, picked up the Inedit Damm Chefs’ Choice Award. The Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award went to Mume, Taipei. The Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award went to Odette, Singapore. And Maira Yeo was named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef.

See the full list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 below.

Den, Tokyo, Japan

Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand

Florilège, Tokyo, Japan

Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand

The Chairman, Hong Kong, China

La Cime, Osaka, Japan

Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand

Odette, Singapore

Neighborhood, Hong Kong, China

Nusara, Bangkok, Thailand

Sazenka, Tokyo, Japan

Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China

Ode, Tokyo, Japan

Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan

Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

Mingles, Seoul, South Korea

Sézanne, Tokyo Japan

Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea

 Ensue, Shenzhen, China

Meta, Singapore

Masque, Mumbai, India

Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

Les Amis, Singapore

Caprice, Hong Kong, China

Blue by Alain Ducasse, Bangkok, Thailand

7th Door, Seoul, South Korea

Mosu, Seoul, South Korea

Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China

Sushi Masato, Bangkok, Thailand

Onjium, Seoul, Shouth Korea

Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok, Thailand

Mono, Hong Kong, China

Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand

Wing, Hong Kong

Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka

La Maison de la Nature Goh, Kukuoka, Japan

 Zén, Singapore

Logy, Taipei, Taiwan

 Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China

Labyrinth, Singapore

Burnt Ends, Singapore

Été, Tokyo, Japan

Cenci, Kyoto, Japan

Cloudstreet, Singapore

JL Studio, Taiching, Taiwan

Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand

Wing Lai Palace, Macau, China

8 ½ Otto e Mezza Bombana, Hong Kong, China

 Megu, New Delhi, India

 Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia