Last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 02:45 am
Singapore, renowned for its vibrant food culture and exceptional restaurants, served as the host city for the 2023 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony. The event brought together top chefs, restaurateurs, and food enthusiasts from across Asia and beyond to celebrate the crème de la crème of the culinary world.
Recognizing the top dining establishments across the continent, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants stands as one of the most prestigious culinary awards in the world. A panel of over 300 industry experts from various parts of Asia compile the list, with the final ranking determined by the judges’ votes. Every year, the awards ceremony honors the diverse and dynamic culinary landscape of Asia, and the 2023 edition was no different.
In this article, you’ll get to find out the nine restaurants from Singapore who made it to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023.
Which restaurants in Singapore made it to the best 50?
No. 6 and The Best Restaurant in Singapore – Odette
Rising from No. 8 (2022) to No. 6, Odette is also awarded The Best Restaurant in Singapore this year.
Helmed by Chef-owner Julien Royer, this restaurant is housed in one of the most iconic and historical buildings in Singapore. Serving contemporary French cuisine with the menu inspired by Chef-owner Julien Royer’s French heritage, Odette’s menu also draws on local ingredients and flavors. This restaurant is a must-visit restaurant for anyone looking for an exceptional and romantic dining experience in Singapore.
No. 11 and Highest Climber Award – Labyrinth
Blazing up 29 ranks from No. 40 (2022) to No. 11, Labyrinth has earned itself a reputation for serving innovative, contemporary cuisine that draws inspiration from Singapore’s diverse food culture.
Opened by Chef-owner Han Liguang (also known as LG Han), the restaurant’s name, “Labyrinth,” reflects its mission to challenge diners’ perceptions of traditional dishes by using unexpected ingredients and techniques. Labyrinth is located in the Esplanade Mall in Singapore and it is a must-visit dining destination for anyone interested in experiencing innovative, modern Singaporean cuisine.
No. 17 – Meta
Stepping up from No. 20 (2022) to No. 17, META is a contemporary Korean restaurant located in Keong Saik Road, one of Singapore’s trendiest foodie neighborhoods.
Chef-owner Sun Kim’s Korean heritage inspires the menu with a harmony of international flavors and techniques used. META offers a memorable dining experience that showcases the best of Singapore’s contemporary Korean cuisine with its focus on fermentation and creative use of Asian ingredients.
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Tel: +65 6513 0898
No. 21 – Zén
Sashaying up from No. 37 (2022) to No. 21 is Zén, opened by Björn Frantzén, a Swedish chef who also owns the three-Michelin-starred Frantzén in Stockholm. Zén is located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown with the menu inspired by Frantzén’s Scandinavian roots, but also draws on the flavors and ingredients of Asia.
Led by Executive chef Tristin Farmer, Zén offers an exceptional dining experience that combines the best of Scandinavian and Asian cuisine.
Address: 41 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089855
Tel: +65 6534 8880
No. 24 – Burnt Ends
Firing up 17 positions from No. 41 (2022) to No. 24 is Burnt Ends. This restaurant creates new menus every day, with a particular emphasis on meats and seafood. The dishes are bold and flavorful, with a range of smoky and charred flavors by Chef-owner Dave Pynt.
Located in Dempsey Hill, Singapore, their new location continues to fire up modern Australian BBQ in its larger and sleeker venue.
No. 25 – Euphoria
Moving up the ranks from No. 56 (2022) to the 50 Best at No. 25, with an impressive leap of 31 positions is Euphoria.
With contemporary French techniques and global flavours and influences, Chef Jason created “Gastro-Botanica 2.0”. It is an elevated rendition of his original cuisine, which highlights premium vegetables, meats, and seafood that are meticulously sourced and prepared. This new iteration places special emphasis on the botanical elements of vegetables, tubers, herbs, spices, and fruits, showcasing their prominence and elaboration in every dish.
No. 26 – Cloudstreet
Moving swiftly up the 18 ranks from No. 44 (2022) to No. 26 (2023), Cloudstreet is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Chinatown.
Helmed by Rishi Naleendra, a Sri Lankan-born chef, Cloudstreet’s contemporary cuisine combines global flavors with local ingredients. The dishes are inspired by Chef Rishi’s Sri Lankan heritage and his experiences working in some of the world’s top restaurants. The menu changes frequently, but always features a mix of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes.
Address: 84 Amoy Street, Singapore 069903
Tel: +65 6513 7868
No. 27 – Les Amis
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping district is Les Amis. This long standing restaurant is one of Singapore’s most renowned fine-dining destinations. Les Amis menu is focused on classic French cuisine, with a particular emphasis on seafood and seasonal ingredients.
No. 36 and New Entry – Born
Making its debut on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 within 8-9 months of opening. Born is the brainchild of Chef Zor Tan with a cooking philosophy that revolves around the “Circle of Life”. He blends the grace and refinement of French gastronomy with a profound knowledge of Chinese ingredients and tastes.
Born is housed in a conserved building located in the heart of Chinatown. If you enjoy contemporary Chinese cuisine, this newest top restaurant is a must-visit in Singapore.
Address: 1 Neil Rd, #01-01, Singapore 088804
Tel: +65 6223 3292