Singapore to host Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 ceremony


The prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony will be held in Singapore on 28 March 2023.

For the first time since 2019, the event will witness a full-scale in-person attendance of the gastronomy enthusiasts from across the world who would come together to celebrate the outstanding culinary diversity of Asia.

The Singapore edition also marks the 10th anniversary of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Interestingly, Singapore is where the awards ceremony made its debut in 2013.

“It is fitting that we are returning to the city where Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was launched in 2013 and further reinforces our original aim: to celebrate great restaurants, great chefs and reward culinary excellence across the continent,” William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, said in a statement.

More about Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

First Asian version of 50 Best Signature Sessions

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023
A dish served at Den, the Japanese restaurant which was named No.1 in 2022. (Image credit: DEN via

Apart from the regular honours for restaurateurs and chefs, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 will also have an Asia-based version of 50 Best Signature Sessions.

The version – a first of its kind – will see chefs from all over the world joining hands with local talent for a series of collaborative, one-night-only dining events. The gastronomic experiences will be open to the public in Singapore between 25 and 29 March.

Information regarding bookings and event details will be available on 50 Best’s social media channels.

What more will be at the 2023 awards ceremony?

Odette Singapore
The Odette restaurant in Singapore, which topped Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings consecutively in 2019 and 2020. (Image credit: Odette/@odetterestaurant/Instagram)

The region’s best produce and cooking will be seen at the traditional Chefs’ Feast. A red-carpet event, interviews and cocktail reception are part of the line-ups on the evening of the awards ceremony.

Asia’s Best Female Chef Award, the Icon Award – Asia, and the American Express One To Watch Award are among the special awards that will be announced before the official awards ceremony. More special awards will be announced during the ceremony.

As has been in the past, the list of Asia’s best restaurants ranked from 51-100 will be revealed ahead of the official awards ceremony.

Where to watch the event online?

The 2023 rankings will be livestreamed on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook and the 50 Best Restaurants TV YouTube channel.

Singapore Tourism Board is collaborating as the host destination partner for the 2023 edition, which is sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

The previous edition was held in multiple cities in Asia, including Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong. At the event, Den became the first Japanese restaurant since 2013 to be named The Best Restaurant in Asia. Seven Singaporean restaurants – Odette, Meta, Les Amis, Zén, Labyrinth, Burnt Ends and Cloudstreet – were among the top 50.

(Main image: Mike Enerio/@mikeenerio/Unsplash; Featured image: Hu Chen/@huchenme/Unsplash)

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