This calls for a celebration! Singaporeís vibrant dining scene continues to leave a mark around the world Ė now with seven restaurants included in Asiaís Best 50 Restaurants for 2022.
Itís no secret how food-obsessed the island-city state is. With a variety of cuisines served Ė from classic Chinese spots to the Worldís best restaurants down to the local cafťs and bars Ė Singapore is truly one of the most exciting culinary destinations in the world. Thereís always something around the corner that would satisfy whatever it is that you are craving!
Singaporeís reputation when it comes to dining has attracted many critically acclaimed chefs and internationally renowned restaurants. Some have braved to enter the cityís buzzing culinary scene Ė adding flavors to its progress, innovation, and rich cultural diversity.
Singapore Claims 7 Spots in Asiaís 50 Best Restaurants for 2022
This year, seven restaurants in Singapore made it to the list of Asiaís 50 Best Restaurants 2022. Revealed last March 29, 2022, the live event sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna brought together the best chefs and restauranteurs from the different parts of the continent for the prestigious awarding ceremony.
Bagging the first spot for this year is Tokyoís very own Den Ė which has been consistently moving up from the 37th spot since its debut in 2016. The restaurant replaced Hong Kongís The Chairman which dropped to fifth place this year.
The seven Singapore restaurants that made it to Asiaís 50 Best Restaurants for 2022 are as follows:
Coveting this yearís Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, Odette seamlessly combines timeless French fine-dining experience with world-class hospitality. Helmed by Chef Julien Royer, the restaurant sources the highest quality raw ingredients from artisans around the world Ė across Asia, Australia, and Europe Ė to bring out the rich umami of every food served.
Regarded as Asia’s American Express One to Watch in 2021, Metaís bold combination of French techniques in cooking, freshly-sourced ingredients, and Japanese influences make it one of the best places to go for dates or hanging out with friends.
Les Amis (#23)
True to its name, Les Amis (French translation of Ďfriendsí) gives the familiar warmth felt when hanging out with people who bring you much comfort and joy. Chef Sebastien Lepinoyís signature dishes like the cold angel hair pasta with kombu, caviar, and black truffle, and line-caught sea bass from Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in France served with a traditional Americaine sauce will surely make every conversation lasting and worth savoring.
Singaporeís stablemate to Stockholm restaurant Frantzťn offers an exciting procession of dishes ranging from Nordic snacks, grilled turbot and razor clams served with goatís butter, crispy potato roll crowned with Vendace roe, red onion rings, and dill, followed by a parade of eight mains headlined by the signature ĎGrand Tradition French Toastí. The restaurantís very own Tristin Farmer has been trained by the renowned Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton in London, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
Taking Singaporeís local fare into an avant-garde spin, Labyrinth has shown an impressive commitment to its environmental and social responsibilities when sourcing its ingredients. Chef-owner Han Li Guangís signature dishes allow diners to discover a new range of flavors and taste never deemed possible.
Burnt Ends (#41)
Founded by chef-owner Dave Pynt, Burnt Ends offers a modern take on the traditional barbecue experience by serving modern Australian barbecue complemented with carefully-curated wines and spirits to bring out the fun and relaxing atmosphere in Singaporeís Dempsey Hill. Aside from making it into Asiaís Best Restaurant, Burnt Ends has also been awarded a One-Michelin star in 2018.
Presenting a progressively sophisticated approach to the gastronomic scene of Singapore, Cloudstreet draws its menu from the rich cultures and influences of Chef Naleendraís professional training experiences in Australia, alongside his Sri Lankan ancestry. His signature dish, Western Australian marron served in a thick pool of Sri Lankan yellow curry flecked with millets and topped with celery and fennel, concretizes the restaurantís culinary philosophy of turning traditional dishes into a contemporary twist without disregarding the chefís motherland.
Asiaís 50 Best Restaurants for 2022: Complete List
Hereís the complete list of restaurants that made it to this yearís Asiaís 50 Best Restaurants 2022:
- Den (Tokyo, Japan)
- Sorn (Bangkok, Thailand)
- FlorilŤge (Tokyo, Japan)
- Le Du (Bangkok, Thailand)
- The Chairman (Hong Kong, China)
- La Cime (Osaka, Japan)
- SŁhring (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Odette (Singapore, Singapore)
- Neighborhood (Hong Kong, China)
- Nusara (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Sazenka (Tokyo, Japan)
- Fu He Hui (Shanghai, China)
- Ode (Tokyo, Japan)
- Villa AiDA (Wakayama, Japan)
- Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
- Mingles (
- Seoul, South Korea)
- Sťzanne (Tokyo, Japan)
- Joo Ok (Seoul, South Korea)
- Ensue (Shenzhen, China)
- Meta (Singapore, Singapore)
- Masque (Mumbai, India)
- Indian Accent (New Delhi, India)
- Les Amis (Singapore, Singapore)
- Caprice (Hong Kong, China)
- Blue by Alain Ducasse (Bangkok, Thailand)
- 7th Door (Seoul, South Korea)
- Mosu (Seoul, South Korea)
- Da Vittorio (Shanghai, China
- Sushi Masato (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Onjium (Seoul, South Korea)
- Samrub Samrub Thai (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Mono (Hong Kong, China)
- Gaa (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Wing (Hong Kong, China)
- Ministry of Crab (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
- La Maison de la Nature Goh (Fukuoka, Japan)
- Zťn (Singapore, Singapore)
- Logy (Taipei, Taiwan)
- Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)
- Labyrinth (Singapore, Singapore)
- Burnt Ends (Singapore, Singapore)
- …tť (Tokyo, Japan)
- Cenci (Kyoto, Japan)
- Cloudstreet (Singapore, Singapore)
- JL Studio (Taichung, Taiwan)
- Raan Jay Fai (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Wing Lei Palace (Macau, China)
- Otto e Mezzo Bombana (Hong Kong, China)
- Megu (New Delhi, India)
- Dewakan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
So, where do you plan to dine in Singapore next?
Photo credits: Meta, Restaurant Zen