Narisawa tops Asia's best restaurants

21:28, Feb 26 2013
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Chefs Lunch, The World's 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Zuma Restaurant, London.

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa's Tokyo establishment Narisawa took the top spot in the inaugural list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, announced in Singapore.

The World's 50 Best Asia is published by the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, came second, followed by Nahm, Bangkok in third place; Amber, Hong Kong, in fourth; and Restaurant Andre, Singapore in fifth.

Paul Pairet of Ultraviolet and Mr & Mrs Bund in Shanghai won the lifetime achievement award. Duongporn "Bo" Songvisava, of Bo.lan, in Bangkok, was named Asia's best female chef and Jaan restaurant in Singapore was named one to watch.

The 50 Best list follows the publication last month of the Miele Guide's Top 20 restaurants in Asia.

The top five in that list were Robuchon au Dome, Macau; Waku Ghin, Singapore; L'Atelier, Hong Kong; Iggy's, Singapore; and Mozaic, Bali.

Here are the Top 50 restaurants:

1. Narisawa, Tokyo

2. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo

3. Nahm, Bangkok

4. Amber, Hong Kong

5. Restaurant Andre, Singapore

6. 8-1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong

7. Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai

8. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai

9. Iggy's Singapore

10. Gaggan, Bangkok

11. Waku Ghin, Singapore

12. Caprice, Hong Kong

13. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong

14. Les Amis, Singaore

15. Bo Innovation, Hong Kong

16. Quintessence, Tokyo

17. Dum Pukht, New Delhi

18. The Chairman, Hong Kong

19. Eat Me, Bangkok

20. Wasabi by Morimoto, Mumbai

21. Hajime, Osaka

22. Jaan, Singapore

23. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Hong Kong

24. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Singapore

25. 28 HuBin Road, Hangzhou, China

26. Bukhara, New Delhi

27. Sushi Mizutani, Tokyo

28. Indigo, Mumbai

29. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Bangkok

30. Varq, New Delhi

31. Takazawa, Tokyo

32. Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore

33. Kahala, Tokyo

34. Franck, Shanghai

35. Osteria Mozza, Singapore

36. Bo.lan, Bangkok

37. Robuchon au Dome, Macau

38. Nihonbashi, Colombo

39. Sushi Saito, Tokyo

40. FU1015, Shanghai

41. Indian Accent, New Delhi

42. Ishikawa, Tokyo

43. Gunther's, Singapore

44. Karavalli, Bangalore

45. Jade on 36, Shanghai

46. Yardbird, Hong Kong

47. Don's, Hanoi

48. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong

49. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, Singapore

50. Mozaic, Bali

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