Tokyo’s Sézanne Was Just Crowned the Best Restaurant in Asia

Asia has a new top dog in town. Sézanne in Tokyo has been named the best restaurant in the region by the 50 Best organization, which announced its rankings of the top restaurants in Asia on Tuesday at a ceremony in Seoul. Daniel Calvert’s neo-French establishment moved up from the No. 2 spot last year, with the voting body giving props to Sézanne’s “modern classics with expert precision, incorporating high-quality Japanese ingredients.”

“We extend our sincere congratulations to the esteemed restaurants featured on this year’s ranking—a true example of the vibrancy and diversity of Asia’s culinary landscape,” William Drew, the director of content at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, said in a statement. “Special acknowledgement is in order for the entire Sézanne team: Its impeccable cuisine, hospitality and innovative approach has resulted in the restaurant becoming a must-visit destination.”

While congratulations are certainly in order for Sézanne, one of the most notable shifts may be that last year’s No. 1 restaurant, Le Du in Bangkok, was demoted to No. 12 this year. That’s a steep decline for Thitid Tassanakajohn’s Thai eatery. Some other restaurants fared much better, though, including Vicky Cheng’s Wing in Hong Kong, which received the Highest Climber Award for moving from No. 37 in 2023 to No. 5 this year.

A dish from Sézanne Tokyo.

Rounding out the top five are Florilège in Tokyo at No. 2, Gaggan Anand in Bangkok at No. 3, and the Chairman in Hong Kong at No. 4. While not represented in the highest echelons, Singapore has the most restaurants in the ranking, with a whopping nine eateries on the 50 Best list, led by Odette at No. 10. But Hong Kong may have seen the greatest gains, with three restaurants seeing impressive movement this year: Neighborhood rose 13 places to No. 16; Mono jumped 14 spots to No. 27; and Caprice vaulted 17 places to No. 32.

In total, this year’s 50 Best list honors eateries in 19 different Asian cities, including a total of eight new entries. Singapore is home to the highest new entry, Seroja, which entered the ranking at No. 31.

With Asia having largely reopened since the height of pandemic restrictions, the region’s restaurant industry will likely see a resurgence in locals and tourists alike flocking to its culinary gems. And Sézanne, at the top of this list, may benefit most of all.

Here are the 50 best restaurants in Asia, according to 50 Best.

  1. Sézanne, Tokyo
  2. Florilège, Tokyo
  3. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok
  4. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  5. Wing, Hong Kong
  6. Nusara, Bangkok
  7. Sühring, Bangkok
  8. Den, Tokyo
  9. La Cime, Osaka
  10. Odette, Singapore
  11. Sorn, Bangkok
  12. Le Du, Bangkok
  13. Mingles, Seoul
  14. Narisawa, Tokyo
  15. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  16. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
  17. Potong, Bangkok
  18. 7th Door, Seoul
  19. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
  20. Euphoria, Singapore
  21. Onjium, Seoul
  22. Logy, Taipei
  23. Masque, Mumbai
  24. Toyo Eatery, Manila
  25. Born, Singapore
  26. Indian Accent, New Delhi
  27. Mono, Hong Kong
  28. Meta, Singapore
  29. Samrub Samrub Thai, Bangkok
  30. Labyrinth, Singapore
  31. Seroja, Singapore
  32. Caprice, Hong Kong
  33. JL Studio, Taichung
  34. Mume, Taipei
  35. Villa Aida, Wakayama
  36. Ling Long, Shanghai
  37. Ando, Hong Kong
  38. Les Amis, Singapore
  39. Sazenka, Tokyo
  40. 102 House, Shanghai
  41. Mosu, Seoul
  42. Baan Tepa, Bangkok
  43. Lolla, Singapore
  44. Avartana, Chennai
  45. Goh, Fukuoka
  46. August, Jakarta
  47. Cenci, Kyoto
  48. Anan Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
  49. Chef Tam’s Seasons, Macau
  50. Meet the Bund, Shanghai

Sezanne Tokyo

Previously published on Robb Report USA

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