Best Restaurants In Southeast Asia Announced

Main picture from Le Du, Bangkok, credit 50 Best

The list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced on March 25, 2021, via a virtual awards ceremony. 

The Chairman in Hong Kong topped the list but here are the top rated restaurants in the Southeast Asia Region.

2 – Odette, Singapore

Following two years in the top place Odette drops to number 2 and retains the title of The Best Restaurant in Singapore. A mixture of incredible food and best-in-class hospitality, is what makes Odette special. odetterestaurant.com

4 – Le Du, Bangkok, Thailand

Le Du derives from the Thai word for ‘season’ and seasonal Thai ingredients are the focus with a tasting menu of regional dishes with a modern, French twist. ledubkk.com

Le Du, Bangkok, credit 50 Best

5 – Gaggan Anand, Bangkok, Thailand

The highest new entry in the list from the southeast Bangkok eatery. gaggananand.com 

6 – Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand

Using local, seasonal products and luxury ingredients to create a menu of sophisticated, lighter-style bites with a traditional German feel. restaurantsuhring.com 

11 – Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand

Southern Thai flavours with a Malaysian influence set in a stately refurbished old house. instagram.com/sornfinesouthern

13 – Les Amis, Singapore

A trend-setting fine dining restaurant in Singapore that has been setting the standard since 1994. lesamis.com.sg

14 – Burnt Ends, Singapore

Utilising a four-tonne, two-oven brick kiln the majority of dishes benefit from the kiln’s heat and smoke. burntends.com.sg

Burnt Ends, Singapore, credit 50 Best

20 – Nusara, Bangkok, Thailand

Another new entry for this restaurant offering a traditional menu of authentic Thai dishes. facebook.com/nusarabkk

23 – Zén, Singapore

A Nordic inspired menu in the heart of Singapore. restaurantzen.com

31 – Cloudstreet, Singapore 

A new entry in the list with a tasting menu offering a taste of Australia and Sri Lankan influences. cloudstreet.com.sg

Cloudstreet, Singapore, credit 50 Best

39 – Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

The top Vietnamese restaurant in the list and a new entry offering modern Vietnamese and Asian cuisine combining Southeast Asian street-food flavours with contemporary international techniques. anansaigon.com

40 – Labyrinth, Singapore

Serving “neo-Singaporean cuisine” that reinvents local fare for the 21st century with influences from Singapore’s hawker flavours and the city’s terroir. A new entry Labyrinth also earned the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award 2021. restaurantlabyrinth.com

41 – Euphoria, Singapore

Only opened in November 2020 but already making the Top 50 list with vegetable-led haute cuisine in a 26 cover restaurant. restaurant-euphoria.com

42 – Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore

With a distinct British dining influence. jaan.com.sg

46 – Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand

A fusion of flavours from the India and Thailand, the “modern eclectic cuisine” features in a 10- or 14-course tasting menu. gaabkk.com

49 – Toyo Eatery, Manila, Philippines

The only entry in the list from the Philippines features a menu that changes daily and celebrates seasonality and the purity of flavour found in singular ingredients. wynnpalace.com/wing-lei-palace

Toyo Eatery, Manila, Philippines, credit 50 Best

American Express One To Watch Award 2021

Meta in Singapore takes the award for its Korean influenced food. metarestaurant.sg

Icon Award 2021

When 76-year-old Supinya Junsuta began cooking on hawker stalls 50 years ago as a means to feed her family, she would have unlikely fathomed the success her wok and innate business acumen would bring. From humble beginnings on Bangkok’s streets, she has become a recognisable face in world gastronomy. Instagram

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