With 25 new entries, the 51-100 list includes restaurants from 12 countries and territories including 10 from Hong Kong, of which six were new entries, five each from Taiwan and Singapore, and three each from Malaysia and the Philippines

Ahead of the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, which will take place on March 29, Asia’s 50 Best announced its 51-100 List for 2022, an initiative launched in 2021 to spotlight a greater number of restaurants each year.

Unlike the Asia's 50 Best list, which doesn’t often see significant change, this year’s edition of the 51-100 list saw 25 spots claimed by new entries. Additionally, a total of 11 restaurants that last year featured in the Asia's 50 Best list fell into the 51-100 ranking. These included Mume in Taipei, which fell from 15th position in 2021 to 54th this year, and Vea, which went from 16 to 63, though the reasons for such drastic moves are unclear. L’Effervescence in Tokyo ranked 19th last year, and fell to number 71 this year.

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Chef Aven Lau of Batard in Hong Kong (Photo: Asia's 50 Best)
Above Chef Aven Lau of Batard in Hong Kong (Photo: Asia's 50 Best)

Hong Kong claimed the most positions in the 51-100 list 2022, with 10 restaurants, six of which were new entries, and include Godenya (#64), a restaurant that Tatler Dining has long championed and that has featured a number of times on the Tatler Dining 20 as one of the most important restaurants in Hong Kong. Tatler Dining 20 restaurants Bâtard (#82), L’Envol (#88), and Chaat (#96) were also new entries on the 51-100 list, as were Xin Rong Ji (#77) and Sushi Hare (#98).

Macau claimed three spots, including new entry Golden Flower (#84). Five positions went to Taiwan, including the highest new entry, Adachi Sushi in Taipei.

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Chef Johanne Siy of Lolla in Singapore
Above Chef Johanne Siy of Lolla in Singapore (Photo: Asia's 50 Best)
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Chefs Lee Zhe Xi and Soh Yong Zhi of Eat and Cook in Malaysia (Photo: Asia's 50 Best)
Above Chefs Lee Zhe Xi and Soh Yong Zhi of Eat and Cook in Malaysia (Photo: Asia's 50 Best)

The highest riser was Hangzhou’s Jin Sha which rose 38 places to number 51, while China also had five new entries including Obscura (#76), Maison Lameloise (#95), and 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana (#100) in Shanghai, and Refer (#67) and Xin Rong Ji (#68) in Beijing.  

Eat and Cook in Kuala Lumpur debuted on the list at 81 having been awarded the One To Watch Award from Asia’s 50 Best ahead of the main awards ceremony.

Five restaurants in Singapore featured including new entry Lolla (#75), while four restaurants represent Thailand, with Pru (#61) and Lerdtip Wanghin (#87) claiming spots for the first time. Seven places were occupied by restaurants from India with Comorin (#69), Americano (#80) and The Table (#85) debuting, while Cambodia also joined the list with Topaz coming in at #90.

Whether the significant changes within the 51-100 will be reflected in the upper echelons of the Asia's 50 Best ranking remains to be seen, but with room in the top 50 for new additions, there may well be some surprises when Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 are announced next week. 

The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 51-100 ranking is listed in full below (those with an asterisk are new entries)

51. Jin Sha (China)
52. Adachi Sushi (Taiwan) *
53. Seventh Son (Hong Kong)
54. Mume (Taiwan)
55. Jaan by Kirk Westaway (Singapore)
56. Euphoria (Singapore)
57. Shoun RyuGin (Taiwan)
58. Esora (Singapore)
59. Karavalli (India)
60. Ta Vie (Hong Kong)
61. Pru (Thailand) *
62. Nadodi (Malaysia)
63. Vea (Hong Kong)
64. Godenya (Hong Kong) *
65. Anan Saigon (Vietnam)
66. Bukhara (India)
67. Refer (China) *
68. Xin Rong Ji (Beijing) (China) *
69. Comorin (India) *
69. Gallery by Chele (Philippines)
71. L’Effervescence (Japan)
72. Liberte (Taiwan) *
73. Dum Pukht (New Delhi)
74. Antonio’s (Philippines)
75. Lolla (Singapore) *
76. Obscura (China) *
77. Xin Rong Ji (Hong Kong) *
78. Sushi Saito (Japan)
79. Avartana (India)
80. Americano (India) *
81. Eat and Cook (Malaysia) *
82. Bâtard (Hong Kong) *
83. Amber (Hong Kong)
84. Golden Flower (Macau) *
85. The Table (India) *
86. Baan Tepa (Thailand)
87. Lerdtip Wanghin (Thailand) *
88. L’Envol (Hong Kong) *
89. Jade Dragon (Macau)
90. Topaz (Cambodia) *
91. Quince (Thailand)
92. Thevar (Singapore) *
93. Cilantro (Malaysia) *
94. Toyo Eatery (Philippines)
95. Maison Lameloise (China) *
96. Chaat (Hong Kong) *
97. The Eight (Macau)
98. Sushi Hare (China) *
99. Le Côté LM (Taiwan) *
100. 8 1⁄2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana (Shanghai) (China) *


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