Michelin star restaurants of Asia showcase the diversity and difference between cuisines and dining experiences.
Although Michelin are yet to award stars in every country across the Asian continent, there are many restaurants considered worthy, serving dishes of Michelin quality. Here are out top 10 restaurant picks to try on your next vacation in Asia.
1. Kanda, Japan
Japanese restaurants are often minimalist and founder and head chef of Kanda, Hiroyuki Kanda, kept that in mind when designing his restaurant. Based in Tokyo, there are no menus at this modern and contemporary restaurant. Instead, diners are treated to dishes that are prepared based on the ingredients that are available. The sushi is a very popular choice!
2. Gaggan, Thailand
Ranking number one on the list of top 50 restaurants in Asia for 2017, Gaggan is the culinary creation of head chef by the same name. The 25-course Indian menu is a fun play on modern cooking. The menu at the progressive Indian restaurant in Bangkok is written entirely in emojis. If you’re planning on dining here you’ll need to be quick! Chef Gaggan is planning on moving his restaurant out of Thailand.
3. La Maison 1888, Vietnam
Located in Da Nang, Vietnam, the Michelin-starred head chef of La Maison, Pierre Gagnaire, captures the essence of French cuisine. Set within a French colonial space, the menu consists of high quality French-inspired main dishes, deserts and of course, drinks.
4. Le Planteur, Myanmar
Located in Yangon, Le Planteur is run by Michelin-starred head chef from Sweden, Eric Eppisser. The restaurant has an outdoor garden where dining has been considered the best restaurant in the country. Come for the fresh and vibrant salad starters and stay for the French desserts.
5. Ziya, India
Located in Mumbai, India, Vineet Bhatia’s Michelin-starred handpicked menu of Indian cuisine is sure to tantalize the tastebuds. From the presentation of the vibrant food to the view of Marine Drive, every aspect of the restaurant is designed to be an experience.
6. Amber, Hong Kong
French elegance comes alive in Hong Kong at Amber. Dutch-born chef and director Richard Ekkebus has created a menu of fine ingredients and a unique Eastern influence. Each dish has subtle local influences, tribute to its location.
7. Ajikitcho Horie, Japan
Located in Osaka, Ajikitcho Horie serves a seasonal menu of locally sourced seafood and vegetables. Sushi and sashimi are a fan favorite and are often served. Transport to traditional Japan and dine in the ancient-inspired restaurant.
8. Lei Garden, Hong Kong
Everyone loves yum cha and now you can experience Michelin quality dumplings on a budget. Lei Garden serves all of your favorite yum cha dishes to an extraordinary quality without the high price tags.
9. Cuisine Wat Damnak, Cambodia
Housed in a traditional wooden house in the heart of Siem Reap, Cuisine Wat Damnak offers three distinct dining experiences. There’s local art downstairs, a light and traditionally charming atmosphere upstairs and soft ambiance in the garden. Sourced from nearby farms and foraged in the wild, Chef Joannes Riviere brings an authentic Cambodian farm-to-plate experience to the table.
10. T’ang Court, Shanghai
The Langham houses T’ang Court, a three Michelin-star restaurant in Shanghai which caters to the modern cultural traveler. Serving a menu of Cantonese delicacies, Chinese executive chef Justin Tan brings only the best ingredients to the table.
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