Thailand Claims Nine Entries on 2022 List of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

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Den in Tokyo has secured the coveted No.1 spot at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Led by charismatic chef-owner Zaiyu Hasegawa, Den is the first Japanese restaurant to claim the top spot since 2013.

In claiming the No.1 spot, Den earns the dual titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and The Best Restaurant in Japan.

The prestigious list was revealed today at three simultaneous events across Asia, gathering chefs, restaurateurs, industry VIPs and media in person in Bangkok, Macau and Tokyo. Now in its 10th year, the 2022 list welcomes a record 16 new entries. Japan leads with 11 entries on the list, followed by Thailand with nine and Singapore with seven.

Rising nine places to No.2, Sorn claims the title of The Best Restaurant in Thailand for the first time, a testament to the authentic southern Thai cuisine of chef-owner Supaksorn ‘Ice’ Jonsiri. Also extending his influence over Thailand’s food scene, local chef Thitid ‘Ton’ Tassanakajohn counts two of his restaurants in the top 10: Le Du (No.4) and Nusara (No.10).

2022 also marks the debut of four Bangkok restaurants on the list: Blue by Alain Ducasse (No.25), Sushi Masato (No.29), private kitchen Samrub Samrub Thai (No.31) and Raan Jay Fai (No.46), the namesake restaurant of iconic local chef Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta.

William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “In its 10th year, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants proudly continues the tradition of rewarding culinary excellence and guiding diners to the most unique gastronomic experiences across the continent.”

For the full 1-50 list, please see the attached graphic or refer to the press release for details.

For high-res images of the No. 1 to 50 restaurants, please visit here; For individual award winners, please visit here.

Ceremony video can be viewed on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook and the 50 Best Restaurants TV YouTube channel.

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