Asia's 50 Best Restaurants was launched in 2013 to celebrate gastronomy across the region and to provide diners around the globe with local insight and culinary recommendations.
The tenth edition of the list was announced on Tuesday, 29th March 2022 and was celebrated with a series of live events held in Bangkok, Macau and Tokyo. The ranking was revealed during an on-screen awards ceremony that was broadcasted to a global audience via Facebook and YouTube.
The Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is created by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. Asia's 50 Best Restaurants takes in six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan. Read more about the voting process and the Academy.
The Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is published by William Reed, which also publishes The World's 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2002, and Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, launched in 2013.
In May 2020, 50 Best – the organisation behind Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – launched the programme '50 Best for Recovery: Supporting restaurants worldwide in partnership with S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna'. Its aim is to provide tangible financial relief for the industry, as well as to offer helpful resources for restaurant businesses as they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and seek actionable advice and support. Read more about our response to the Covid-19 crisis and visit our Recovery Hub.
As gastro-tourism rose in popularity, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants earned its legitimacy as a compass for fledgling gourmets, unveiling up-and-coming chefs and culinary trends and showcasing the subtlety and complexity of various cuisines from around the region – with many more still to discover.