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Le Du In Bangkok Crowned No.1 Of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants celebrated its 10th edition at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore on March 28, 2023. Le Du in Bangkok has secured the coveted No.1 spot at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Voted by an influential gender-balanced group of more than 300 leaders made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and regional culinary experts. This year’s list includes restaurants from 19 cities across the region. There are seven new entries and a further eight re-entries. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Le Du

The Biggest Winner of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

Le Du in Bangkok, who has remained consistently on the list since 2017 managed to secured the coveted No.1 spot at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023. It is also named The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

The brainchild of chef-owner Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn, the restaurant showcases refined modern Thai cuisine based on the country’s extraordinary agricultural heritage and centuries-old culinary techniques – and its unique style of food has wowed critics and diners from across the continent.


Bangkok is Represented by a Total of Nine Restaurants on the List

Not only street food is famous in Bangkok. This year, there are nine restaurants on the list. Nusara, also helmed by Le Du’s Chef Ton, places No.3. Gaggan Anand re-enters the rankings at No.5, along with restaurants Sorn (No.9), Sühring (No.22) and Raan Jay Fai (No.38). Potong and Baan Tepa, both led by female chefs, debut at No.35 and No.46 respectively. Other new entrants are Gaggan Anand’s Mexican-Indian eatery Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh at No.33.


Singapore’s Restaurants Hold Nine Coveted Spots As Well

As mentioned above, Singapore restaurants hold nine coveted spots, with Odette leading the charge at No.6. A timeless fine-dining destination helmed by chef Julien Royer, the restaurant has been a regular feature in the top ten rankings since 2017. While the core of the food at Odette is predominantly French at heart, chef-patron Julien Royer has been in Singapore since 2008, and openly embraces the use of ingredients and techniques commonly found in Asia.

Marking a double win for the restaurant is pastry chef Louisa Lim, who brings home Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Valrhona. Her imaginative confections, which exude a delicate harmony of flavours, are a significant draw to the Odette experience.


Rising up an impressive 29 spots, LG Han’s ‘new Singaporean’ dining destination Labyrinth (No.11) wins the Highest Climber Award. Meta places at No.17 on the list, and taking up four straight spots, are Burnt Ends (No.24), Euphoria (No.25), Cloudstreet (No.26) and Les Amis (No.27). Meanwhile Zén (No.21), with its beautifully executed immersive neo-Nordic culinary experience, take home the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, and new entry, Born, makes its mark at No.36.

The Full List of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

1. Le Du, Bangkok
2. Sézanne, Tokyo
3. Nusara, Bangkok
4. Den, Tokyo
5. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok
6. Odette, Singapore
7. Florilège, Tokyo
8. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
9. Sorn, Bangkok
10. Narisawa, Tokyo
11. Labyrinth, Singapore
12. Sazenka, Tokyo
13. The Chairman, Hong Kong
14. Villa Aida, Wakayama, Japan
15. Mosu, Seoul
16. Masque, Mumbai, India
17. Meta, Singapore
18. Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
19. Indian Accent, New Delhi
20. Ode, Tokyo
21. Zen, Singapore
22. Sühring, Bangkok
23. Onjium, Seoul
24. Burnt Ends, Singapore
25. Euphoria, Singapore
26. Cloudstreet, Singapore
27. Les Amis, Singapore
28. Mingles, Seoul
29. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
30. Avartana, Chennai, India
31. Ensue, Shenzhen, China
32. Cenci, Kyoto, Japan
33. Ms. Maria and Mr. Singh, Bangkok
34. Da Vittorio Shanghai, Shanghai, China
35. Potong, Bangkok
36. Born, Singapore
37. Wing, Hong Kong
38. Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok
39. Wing Lei Palace, Macau
40. Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
41. Mono, Hong Kong
42. Toyo Eatery, Manila
43. Sichuan Moon, Macau
44. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
45. Mume, Taipei
46. Baan Tepa, Bangkok
47. Born & Bred, Seoul
48. Metiz, Makati, Philippines
49. Caprice, Hong Kong
50. Refer, Beijing

A Chinese version of the article appeared here.

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