Every year OAD shares lists of the top restaurants in various regions across the globe, as voted for by the website’s knowledgeable reviewers. Based on reviews by over 6,000 voters, the list is the only global restaurant guide that considers a diner’s gastronomic background and restaurant reviewing experience, as well as the quality of restaurants they visit, when tabulating the results.
Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet has come out on top for the second year in a row. The unique single-table experimental restaurant in Shanghai, China is the first of its kind, combining creative cuisine with multi-sensory technology. A truly immersive dining experience where French chef Pairet continuously challenges diners’ preconceived notions of taste and cuisine.
Marking its historic debut as no. 2 on the list is Sorn by Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri from Bangkok, Thailand. Located in an old, reconstructed house, the refined cuisine at Sorn is inspired by the chef’s upbringing in southern Thailand, and fuses vibrant native ingredients with the revival of long-lost recipes and techniques.
Third on the list is French gastronomic institution Robuchon Au Dôme by Julien Tongourian. The late Joël Robuchon’s Macau outpost is a haven of quintessential French fine dining and boasts one of the best wine menus in Asia, all within a setting unlike any other at the breathtaking pinnacle of Grand Lisboa Hotel.
“Opinionated About Dining works a little differently from other restaurant award schemes. Understanding that not all opinions are made the same, we add further factors such as reviewer level for increased accuracy in compiling the final results,” says founder Steve Plotnicki. “I would like to congratulate the chefs and restaurants that have been chosen for this year’s Top 100+ Asia 2020 list, and likewise, look forward to all the great culinary experiences this new year will bring.”
The latest list of the Top 100+ Asia restaurants was released on 2 March 2020, and can be found here.
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