Le Du in Bangkok Claims No.1 Spot at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

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March 29th, 2023


Restaurant Le Du in Bangkok was named No.1 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 to the joyous cheers of the chefs, media and industry VIPs gathered at a glamorous awards ceremony at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, where the Asian gastronomic community was reunited again in-person for the first time since 2019.

“This is a dream come true and you can see it’s really unexpected,” said an emotional Tassanakajohn on stage after his restaurant was announced as No.1 in the continent. “I’m so honoured to be standing among all the best chefs in this room. 50 Best is really special to my heart, not just because of the ranking, but because I’m included in this family with lots of chef brothers and sisters.”

It is the first time that a venue run by a Thai chef receives the crown for the top place to eat in Asia, as voted for by over 300 restaurant experts across the region. Bangkok’s Nahm won the top honour in 2014, later followed by restaurant Gaggan which was No.1 from 2015-2018 –  but neither was helmed by a Thai national.


Highlights from the Awards announcements:

● A fixture on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants lists since 2017, Bangkok’s Le Du climbs to the top spot to be awarded The Best Restaurant in Asia,  sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna
● This year’s list spans 19 cities and includes seven new entries
● Singapore and Bangkok both count the highest number of entries on the list at nine restaurants each
● Moving up an impressive 29 spots is Labyrinth (No.11) in Singapore, which wins the Highest Climber Award
● Debuting on the list at No.30, Avartana in Chennai claims the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Aspire Lifestyles
● Manila’s Toyo Eatery (No.42) wins the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award
● Zén (No.21) in Singapore is this year’s Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award recipient
● Louisa Lim from Odette (No.6) in Singapore earns the title of Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Valrhona
● Della Tang of Ensue (No.31) in Shenzhen wins the inaugural Beronia Asia’s Best SommelierAward
● Hiroyasu Kawate of Tokyo’s Florilège (No.7) takes home the peer-voted Inedit Damm Chefs’Choice Award



The complete list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

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(images credit 50 Best)

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