Narisawa in Tokyo tops Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list

26th February, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Narisawa in Tokyo has scooped the number one spot at the inaugural San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.

Yoshihiro Narisawa

Yoshihiro Narisawa of two Michelin-starred Narisawa in Tokyo

Announced in Singapore yesterday, Yoshihiro Narisawa’s two Michelin-starred Tokyo venture was also named the Best Restaurant in Japan at the awards.

Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo came second, followed by Nahm in Bangkok in third place; Amber in Hong Kong in fourth; and Restaurant Andre in Singapore in fifth.

A champion of sustainably sourced ingredients, Narisawa impressed judges with its “unfettered imagination” and “sense of drama”.

Passionate about the natural world, among Narisawa’s signature dishes are “Soil” soup, “Water” salad and “Bread of the Forest.”

Narisawa has featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the last four years, ranking at number 12 in 2011 and winning the Best Restaurant in Asia award for three consecutive years.

China dominated proceedings at the awards with 16 entries in the top 50 and the aforementioned Amber named The Best Restaurant in China.

Duongporn Songvisava was voted the Asia's Best Female Chef

Duongporn Songvisava was voted Asia’s Best Female Chef

Hot on China’s heels was Singapore with 10 entries in the top 50, including Andre at number five, which was voted the Best Restaurant in Singapore.

Japan came third in terms of entries, with nine restaurants in the top 50.

Meanwhile, Paul Pairet of Mr & Mrs Bund (#7) and Ultraviolet (#8) in Shanghai won the lifetime achievement award, while Duongporn Songvisava of Bo.lan in Bangkok won the Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef award.

Restaurants in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia also made the list, while modern French establishment Jaan in Singapore was named “One to Watch.”

“We launched Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants to recognise the region’s growing restaurant industry and diverse gastronomic landscape.

“It’s exciting to see so many innovative and creative chefs pushing Asia’s culinary boundaries and supporting Asia’s growing influence on the global culinary stage,” said William Drew of William Reed Business Media, founder of the awards.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is created by over 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, including food critics, chefs and restaurateurs.

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