1. Gaggan

Gaggan, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Why go? Topping the list for two years in a row, Gaggan serves up a tasting menu that melds Indian street food as you know it with modern culinary techniques. 

2. Narisawa

Narisawa, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Tokyo, Japan
Why go? Forget everything you know about Japanese cuisine. This high temple of Japanese gastronomy sees organic produce from local farmers transformed into veritable works of art on the plate.  

3. Restaurant André

Restaurant Andre, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Singapore
Why go? Occupying a charming shophouse space along Bukit Pasoh Road, Restaurant André's highly imaginative take on dishes pulls together produce flown from the world over to turn out playful interpretations of French Nouvelle cuisine. 

4. Amber

Amber, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Hong Kong, China
Why go? While classical French techniques ground the menu at chef-director Richard Ekkebus' restaurant, the plates here are laced with fine ingredients sourced from Asia and injected with a dash of Hong Kong's vibrant soul. 

5. Nihonryori RyuGin

Nihonryori, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Tokyo, Japan
Why go? Traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine takes centrestage here — but that's not to say modernist techniques don't come into play when the occasion calls for it. Each dish features the finest produce from Japan as markers of the changing seasons. 

6. Waku Ghin

Waku Ghin, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Singapore
Why go? It isn't a surprise that a table at Waku Ghin reigns as one of the top tables in town. Modern Japanese cuisine headlines the intimate dining experience here, where ingredients such as botan ebi shrimp sees caviar and sea urchin as merry bedfellows. An excellent sake list is to be found here as well. 

7. Ultraviolet 

Ultraviolet, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Shanghai, China
Why go? Piped-in scents, psychedelic visuals, and highly conceptual dishes are but a few elements you'll find in Paul Pairet's avant-garde restaurant. 20 courses unfold each evening for just 10 guests, pairing your dining experience with a mesmerising narrative. 

8. Nahm

Nahm, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Why go? Chef David Thompson has dedicated a large part of his culinary career to a study of Thai cuisine, and Nahm is where you'll get to savour his gastronomic meditations on authentic Thai fare. Be warned: The dishes here are infamous for their fiery heat. 

9. Indian Accent at The Manor

Indian accent, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: New Delhi, India
Why go? Chef Manish Mehrotra has earned his reputation as one of the top chefs in India, and rightly so. His contemporary take on Indian cuisine has made the world sit up and take note of the riot of textures and flavours the Indian pantry has to offer. 

10. Lung King Heen

Lung King Heng, Asia's 50 best restaurants

Where: Hong Kong, China
Why go: Cantonese restaurants are a dime-a-dozen in Hong Kong, but Lung King Heen stands out for being the first Chinese restaurant there to be awarded three Michelin stars. Tuck into morsels of dim sum at lunch or linger a littler longer for elegant Cantonese fare backed with a superlative view of the harbour. 

 

For the full list of top 50 restaurants who made the cut this year, click here