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15 Bangkok Dining Spots Find a Place On This Year’s Asia’s 100 Best Restaurants List

The annual list of Asia’s 100 Best Restaurants was just revealed (on March 25th), and Bangkok boasts an impressive 6 entries in the Top 50, and 15 overall in the Top 100.

Hero image: Sühring

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Gourmet Southern Thai food at Sorn, No. 11 on the 2021 Asia’s 100 Best Restaurants list

The best restaurant in Asia, according to the 2021 Asia’s 100 Best Restaurants list, is Hong Kong’s The Chairman, followed by Odette – last year’s No. 1 – in Singapore. But while international travel remains still out of easy reach, it’s comforting to know that 15 of Asia’s best restos are right here in Bangkok, making it one of the key dominators on the list.

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Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, of Le Du (No. 4) and Nusara (No. 20)

Gaggan Anand restaurant is the highest new entry on the list, coming in at No. 5, but the real eyebrow raiser is Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn’s Le Du making such a big splash by claiming the No. 4 spot (up from 8th place last year). Also in the top 10 is the German fine dining spot Sühring (at No. 6), which gives our manic metropolis an impressive 3 restaurants in the Top 10. Also notable on the Top 50 list is Sorn (at No. 11), and Nusara (at No. 20) – another dining spot where the kitchen is helmed by Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn. The 6th member of this year’s Top 50 club is Gaa (No. 46), which recently relocated from its address off Langsuan Road to its new digs on Sukhumvit Soi 53.

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Superstar chef Gaggan Anand, who’s eponymously named restaurant came in at No. 5 on this year’s list

As for the 9 Bangkok eateries in the numbers 50 to 100 spots, they are: 80/20 (No. 55); Samrub for Thai (No. 59); Jay Fai (No. 62); Paste (No. 70); Le Normandie (No. 74); Bo.lan (No. 78); Baan Tepa (No. 79); Nahm (No. 80); and Quince (No. 97).

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Identical twin brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring are the masterminds behind Sühring (No. 6)

The lists themselves are compiled and published by William Reed Business Media, and voted on by over 300 leaders in the culinary field from the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. This consists of journalists, food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and culinary experts. Other awards given out this year include: Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, won by Singaporean chef Angela Lai from Tairroir in Taipei; and Asia’s Best Female Chef, won by Deaille Tam from the new Shanghai restaurant Obscura. And, of course, ahead of the announcement of the 2021 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the organizers revealed its first winner of the new ‘Icon Award’, which is none other than Bangkok’s own Queen of Street Food Jay Fai – a true local legend!

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Bangkok’s own Queen of Street Food Jay Fai – a true local legend and the first winner of the new ‘Icon Award’

Below is the full list of winners in the Top 50:

50. Wing Lei Palace, Macau

49. Toyo Eatery, Manila

48. Seventh Son, Hong Kong

47. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong

46. Gaa, Bangkok

45. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei

44. Mono, Hong Kong

43. Hansikgonggan, Seoul

42. Jaan, Singapore

41. Euphoria, Singapore

40. Labyrinth, Singapore

39. Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh

38. Ta Vie, Hong Kong

37. Amber, Hong Kong

36. Born & Bred, Seoul

35. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo

34. 7th Door, Seoul

33. Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong

32. Masque, Mumbai

31. Cloudstreet, Singapore

30. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka

29. Ministry of Crab, Colombo

28. Caprice, Hong Kong

27. Ode, Tokyo

26. JL Studio, Taichung

25. Belon, Hong Kong

24. Logy, Taipei

23. Zen, Singapore

22. Fu He Hui, Shanghai

21. Raw, Taipei

20. Nusara, Bangkok

19. L’effervesence, Tokyo

18. Indian Accent, New Delhi

17. Neighbourhood, Hong Kong

16. Vea, Hong Kong

15. Mume, Taipei

14. Burnt Ends, Singapore

13. Les Amis, Singapore

12. Sazenka, Tokyo

11. Sorn, Bangkok

10. Mingles, Seoul

9. Narisawa, Tokyo

8. La Cime, Osaka

7. Florilege, Tokyo

6. Suhring, Bangkok

5. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok

4. Le Du, Bangkok

3. Den, Tokyo

2. Odette, Singapore

1. The Chairman, Hong Kong

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