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Journeys The World's Best 7 Restaurants In Asia You Can Visit Right Now

The World's Best 7 Restaurants In Asia You Can Visit Right Now

Den, Tokyo
By Tien Chew
June 20, 2018
Buy your flight tickets and make your reservations, The World's 50 Best Restaurants has recently revealed their 2018 list and 7 amazing restaurants in Asia have made the cut. The best part? The furthest restaurant from Malaysia on this list will only take you less than 8 hours to reach. What are you waiting for?
Gaggan, Bangkok
Photo: Courtesy of Gaggan

#5 – Gaggan

Coming in at number 5 on the 2018 World's Best 50 Restaurants list, Gaggan is the only Asian restaurant to the appear on the top 10 tier. Rightfully deserved, this achievement comes hot of the heels of Gaggan claiming the number 1 spot on the recent Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list for the fourth time in a row.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Flight duration: 2 hours

Den, Tokyo
Photo: Courtesy of Den

#17 – Den

Den may come in at number 17 on the World's Best 50 Restaurants list but it managed to take the number 2 spot in the Asian-only version. Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa takes top marks for making contemporary kaiseki meals, a series of traditional small dishes that one eats to reflect the current season of Japan, bringing this revered culinary tradition into the 21st century.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Flight time: 7 hours

Narisawa, Tokyo
Photo: Courtesy of Narisawa

#22 – Narisawa

The innovative cook Yoshihiro Narisawa marries his experiences taken from working across South America, Europe and Asia with that of his culinary heritage, producing dishes that consistently wow guests. He is known for sourching some of the best organic produce in Japan and recently graced the number 6 spot on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. Narisawa was also recognised by his peers and awarded the Chef's Choice Award this year.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Flight time: 7 hours

Paul Pairet | Photo: Courtesy of Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
Paul Pairet | Photo: Courtesy of Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

#24 – Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

Rising from number 41 last year to the spot 24 in 2018, Ultraviolet continues to build upon the rebellious chef's already avant-garde dining experience. In fact, dining here is so exclusive that the restaurant, if you can call it that after looking at its theatrical dining room, only serves 10 guests per night at a secret location.

Location: Shanghai, China

Flight time: 5 hours and 30 minutes

Odette, Singapore
Photo: Courtesy of Odette

#28 – Odette

Decked in a clean pastel uber modern aesthetical vibe, Odette claims the number 28 spot on the 2018 World's 50 Best Restaurants list and the best Singaporean restaurant on the Asian list. Odette is located at the National Gallery and boasts 2 Michelin Stars, cooking contemporary French cuisine that lures in more than wandering art lovers in The Lion City.

Location: Singapore

Flight time: 1 hour

Nihonryouri RyuGin, Tokyo
Photo: Courtesy of Nihonrouri RyuGin

#41 – Nihonryouri RyuGin

If you ever wanted to experience traditional Japanese cuisine at its peak, Nihonryouri RyuGin is your best bet. With chef Seiji Yamamoto's rich culinary background, you can look forward to a meal that not only respects Japanese kaiseki tradition, but also does so in way that feels fresh and current.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Flight time: 7 hours

Nahm, Bangkok
Photo: Courtesy of Nahm

#49 – Nahm

Australian-born chef David Thompson's authentic Thai restaurant Nahm has been lauded as one of best spots to get your Thai food fix in Bangkok. The restaurant's also boasts 1 Michelin Star and took the number 5 spot on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Flight duration: 2 hours

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