HONG KONG: Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet topped the Top 100+ Asia Restaurants of 2020 Opinionated About Dining list for the second year running. The restaurant is a single-table experimental space in Shanghai, China, that unites creative cuisine with multi-sensory technology. The immersive dining experience is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and since opening in 2012, French chef Pairet has continually challenged diners’ preconceived notions of taste and cuisine.
Marking its historic debut on the list in 2nd place is Sorn by Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri from Bangkok, Thailand. Set within an old, reconstructed house, the sophisticated cuisine at Sorn is inspired by the chef’s southern Thai upbringing, fusing vibrant native ingredients with the revival of long-lost recipes and techniques.
Set at the pinnacle of Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macau, French gastronomic institution, Robuchon Au Dôme by Julien Tongourian claims the 3rd ranking on this year’s OAD Asia Top 100+ list. The late Joël Robuchon’s Macau outpost boasts quintessential French fine dining and one of the best wine menus in Asia.
“Opinionated About Dining works a little differently from other restaurant award schemes. Understanding that not all opinions are 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.”
About Opinionated About Dining & Founder Steve Plotnicki
Opinionated About Dining is the only restaurant ranking system that determines the experience level of 6,000 voters contributing reviews to the site. Each member is assigned a “weight” that reflects the number of restaurants he or she has visited, as well as those restaurants’ official rank on the OAD list. With the belief that experienced opinions generate more accurate conclusions, OAD will give more weight to those believed to have a higher level of knowledge and expertise when tabulating results.
Steve Plotnicki founded his restaurant blog in 2003 as a platform through which to share his global dining experiences. This rapidly grew into a community of like-minded food enthusiasts and in 2007, he launched his first formal survey; inviting readers to recommend establishments both prolific and undiscovered. The published results were well-regarded and Plotnicki has since shared the recommendations from his community annually.
By 2013 the lists were so popular that Plotnicki hosted a collaboration supper to announce the results and celebrate these talented chefs.
At the same time, OAD 2020 has announced that the annual New to the List dinner which was scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy on May 17 and 18 has been cancelled due to the situation with coronavirus.
Steve Plotnicki said that he had been hopeful that the event could still take place but given the rise of new cases, ‘we had to take the tough decision to postpone the event’.
He said they were investigating the possibility to host the annual New to the List dinner on May 18th either in London or Barcelona, where the Top 100+ List would also be announced.
The 2020 Asia Top 100+
- Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai China
- Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand
- Robuchon Au Dome, Macau
- Jade Dragon, Macau
- Zen- Frantzen, Singapore
- Seventh Son Restaurant, Hong Kong
- The Chairman, Hong Kong
- Xin Rong Ji, Shangai, China
- Sin Gor Private Kitchen, Macau
- Sushi Saito, Hong Kong
- The Eight, Macau
- Suhring, Bangkok, Thailand
- Ryugin, Taipei, Taiwan
- Susi Shikon, Hong Kong
- Odette, Singapore
- Neighbourhood, Hong Kong
- Belon, Hong Kong,
- Mingles, Seoul, South Korea
- Ryugin, Hong Kong
- Esora, Singapore
- Made in China, Beijing, China
- Longjing Manor, Hangzhou, China
- Mosu, Seoul, South Korea
- VEA Restaurant and Lounge, Hong Kong
- Ta Vie, Hong Kong
- Raw, Taipei, Taiwan
- Waku Ghin, Singapore
- Burnt Ends, Singapore
- Paste, Bangkok, Thailand
- Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
- Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
- Ecriture, Hong Kong
- Jungsik, Seoul, South Korea
- Mume, Taipei, Taiwan
- Amber, Hong Kong
- Godenya, Hong Kong
- Howard’s Gourmet, Beijing, China
- Gaa, Bangkok, Thailand
- Sushi Ichizu, Bangkok, Thailand
- Les Amis, Singapore
- Caprice, Hong Kong
- La Yeon, Seoul, South Korea
- Toyo Eatery, Manilla, Philippines
- Yu Zhi Lan, Chengdu, China
- Tate Dining Room, Hong Kong
- Restaurant Labyrinth, Singapore
- Candlenut, Singapore
- Nouri, Singapore
- JAAN by Kirk Westaway, Singapore
- Hubin 28, Hangzhou, China
For the rest of the list you can go here.