Odette Tops Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants, 6 Other Singapore Restaurants Also Make the List

Odette Tops Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants, 6 Other Singapore Restaurants Also Make the List Thumbnail Credits: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

The eighth edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was unveiled on March 24th via live stream on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Facebook page and YouTube channel. Originally meant to be organized in Japan, the move to go virtual was made amidst the news of COVID-19 and travel restrictions across Asia.

With the number of COVID-19 cases spiking up, the news have been filled with devastating stories. Mr. William Drew, Director of Content of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants said during the ceremony, “The list and awards aim to offer some small rays of positivity even in these dark days. So let’s keep our community connected, united and prepared for eventual recovery once the situation improves.”  

And indeed it was a proud day for Singapore, as Odette maintained its top position on the list for the second year. Six other Singapore restaurants also made its mark; Burnt Ends earned No. 5 on the list, Les Amis was No. 11, Jaan by Kirk Westaway at No. 11, Zén at No. 28, Corner House at No. 42, and Nouri at No. 50.

Chef Julien Royer, chef-owner of Odette posted on Instagram after the win, saying “We are incredibly humbled and thank everyone for the support, especially throughout this difficult time. Our hearts are with our peers in the industry who are working tirelessly every day to continue serving. We pray for better times ahead and will continue to do all we can to look out for one another.”

Here is the full list of winners:
1. Odette, Singapore
2. The Chairman, Hong Kong
3. Den, Tokyo
4. Belon, Hong Kong
5. Burnt Ends, Singapore
6. Suhring, Bangkok
7. Florilege, Tokyo
8. Le Du, Bangkok
9. Narisawa, Tokyo
10. La Cime, Osaka
11. Les Amis, Singapore
12. Vea, Hong Kong
13. Indian Accent, New Delhi
14. Mingles, Seoul
15. Gaa, Bangkok
16. Sorn, Bangkok
17. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo
18. Mume, Taipei
19. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
20. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
21. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
22. Wing Lei Palace, Macau
23. Sichuan Moon, Macau
24. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
25. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
26. JL Studio, Taichung
27. Toctoc, Seoul
28. Zen, Singapore
29. Sazenka, Tokyo
30. Ministry of Crab, Colombo
31. Amber, Hong Kong
32. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
33. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
34. Hansikganggan, Seoul
35. Ode, Tokyo
36. Raw, Taipei
37. Locavore, Bali
38. Paste, Bangkok
39. Bo.lan, Bangkok
40. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka
41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
42. Corner House, Singapore
43. Shoun RyuGin, Taipei
44. Toyo Eatery, Manila
45. Bukhara, New Delhi
46. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
47. 80/20, Bangkok
48. L'Effervescence, Tokyo
49. Inua, Tokyo
50. Nouri, Singapore