The list of Asia’s 50 best restaurants is out and three Indian restaurants are on this elite list. Released by the 50 Best organization, Mumbai’s Masque took the 21st position on the list and was followed in 22nd place by Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent in Delhi. Founded by Prateek Sadhu (who left in March 2022), Masque had also received the One To Watch Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2020 and debuted on the list last year. Megu in New Delhi’s The Leela was also in 49th position in the ranking
The list was judged by more than 350 of the world’s top chefs, restaurateurs and food experts, and the list was topped by Tokyo restaurant Den. Den specializes in a fusion of traditional Japanese kaiseki, with western influences. The restaurant was ranked number 11 on the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list in 2021 and has moved up 36 positions since 2016, when it first debuted on the list. Chef and owner Zaiyu Hasegawa’s restaurant has two Michelin stars.
Thai restaurant Sorn, Bangkok, took second place, while the third place was taken by Florilège in Tokyo, Japan. The latter is managed by Hiroyasu Kawate, a friend and associate of Den’s Hasegawa.
Japan saw the most entries in the top 50, but if we count the restaurants in the comprehensive list that includes the 51-100 rankings, the city of Hong Kong emerges as the best in palette fun. Hong Kong had a total of 16 of the 100 best restaurants in the region, while Thailand and Japan came in second with 13 restaurants on the list. Singapore also showcased its heritage as a cultural center with 12 names on the list.
Other Indian entries on the comprehensive list include:
Rank 59 – Karavalli (Bangalore, India)
Rank 66 – Bukhara (New Delhi, India)
Rank 69 – TIE – Comorin, Gurugram (India)
Rank 73 – Dum Pukht (New Delhi, India)
Rank 79 – Avartana (Chennai, India)
Rank 80 – Americano (Mumbai, India)
Rank 85 – The Table (Mumbai, India)
World’s 50 Best Organization released its Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at ceremonies held simultaneously in three locations – Bangkok, Macau and Tokyo. This marks the first time since 2019 that the event has been held physically again, although the organizers would certainly include a live broadcast of the event for those who chose not to physically attend.
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