Gaggan wins Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, yet again

Gaggan has claimed the top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, ranking for the third consecutive year at the award ceremony last night at W Hotel in Bangkok.

Chef Gaggan Anand is known for creative twists on Indian cuisine, reinventing traditional dishes with modern techniques. His restaurant on Langsuan Road regularly makes lists of the top global dining destinations.

Also representing Thailand are familiar favourites Nahm (No.5), Issaya Siamese Club (No.21), Eat Me (No.31) and Bo.Lan (No.19), the latter making a return to the list. 2017 marks the debut of four Bangkok restaurants: Sühring (No.13), The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn (No.36), Le Du (No.37) and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok (No.40).

The 2017 list features 10 new entries, while China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand each have nine restaurants on the list.

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William Drew, Group Editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “Each year the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list welcomes a host of new entries and 2017 is no exception. In its fifth year, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is proud to showcase the region’s diverse cuisines, introduce gourmets to innovative dining concepts and celebrate Asia’s emerging talent at our events in Thailand. All 50 restaurants on the 2017 list, along with the individual award winners, strive for excellence and we are thrilled to honour this exceptional community of culinary innovators.”

Here’s the top ten:

  1. Gaggan (Bangkok)
  2. Restaurant André (Singapore)
  3. Amber (Hong Kong)
  4. 81⁄2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA (Hong Kong)
  5. Nahm (Bangkok)
  6. NARISAWA (Tokyo)
  7. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo)
  8. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai)
  9. Odette (Singapore)
  10. Burnt Ends (Singapore)

For the full list, see the The World’s 50 Best website.

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