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By Faye Bradley | April 4th, 2022

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 sheds a light on the most ground-breaking eateries in the foodie continent. This year, the event took place at three live venues in Bangkok, Macau and Tokyo, and via live broadcast to the world. Given how tough the past few years have been during Covid, the results were a breath of fresh air among the chaos. The anticipated annual awards were revealed on March 29th, 2022, so who made it on the list?

Photo: Den, Tokyo

There were 16 new entries and restaurants across 11 countries and territories, including Malaysia’s first-ever appearance in the ranking. In first place was Tokyo’s Den restaurant, a creative Japanese venture by Zaiyu Hasegawa. Congrats to the fantastic chef and his team!

Photo: Chairman, Hong Kong

For Hong Kong, we nabbed six spots in this year’s list, albeit down from 11 restaurants last year. The Chairman was number one for 2021, and it’s still on the list at number five for 2022. So it was the highest-ranking Hong Kong restaurant again. Other fan favorites include Neighbourhood, a contemporary European hideaway at number nine and Four Seasons’ Caprice at 24th.

Photo: WING, Hong Kong

Latin American fine dining joint Mono came in at 32nd. Wing, a new entry since it opened last year by Chef Vicky Cheng of VEA, made this year’s rank at 34th. And finally, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana was 48th place.

Other highlights from the ceremony include Asia’s Best Female Chef Award which went to Chef Natsuko Shoji behind French restaurant Été in Tokyo. Meanwhile, South Korean monk Jeong Kwan got the One To Watch award. For sustainability, Taipei’s Mume won Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2022.

Photo: Caprice, Hong Kong

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022:

  1. Den, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Florilége, Tokyo, Japan
  4. Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand
  5. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  6. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
  7. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Odette, Singapore
  9. Neighbourhood, Hong Kong
  10. Nusara Bangkok, Thailand
  11. Sazenka, Tokyo, Japan
  12. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
  13. Ode, Tokyo, Japan
  14. Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan
  15. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  16. Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
  17. Sézanne, Tokyo, Japan
  18. Joo Ok, Seoul, South Korea
  19. Ensue, Shenzhen, China
  20. Meta, Singapore
  21. Masque, Mumbai, India
  22. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  23. Les Amis, Singapore
  24. Caprice, Hong Kong
  25. Blue by Alain Ducasse, Bangkok, Thailand
  26. 7th Door, Seoul, South Korea
  27. Mosu, Seoul, South Korea
  28. Da Vittorio, Shanghai, China
  29. Sushi Masato, Bangkok, Thailand
  30. Onjium, Seoul, South Korea
  31. Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok, Thailand (New entry)
  32. Mono, Hong Kong
  33. Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
  34. Wing, Hong Kong
  35. Ministry of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka)
  36. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka, Japan
  37. Zén, Singapore
  38. Logy, Taipei, Taiwan
  39. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  40. Labyrinth, Singapore
  41. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  42. Été, Tokyo, Japan
  43. Cenci, Kyoto, Japan
  44. Cloudstreet, Singapore
  45. JL Studio, Taichung, Taiwan
  46. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok, Thailand
  47. Wing Lei Palace, Macau, China
  48. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong
  49. Megu, New Delhi, India
  50. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (The Best Restaurant in Malaysia)