Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 award ceremony was held simultaneously in Tokyo, Macao, and Bangkok on March 29th. The event recognized restaurants from across Asia for their culinary achievements in gastronomy.
Tokyo-based restaurant Den was selected as the winner. This is the second time a Japan-based restaurant has been recognized for first place. Den is known for its creative contemporary take on classic Japanese kaiseki and welcoming atmosphere.
Natsuko Shoji, previously a winner of the Best Pastry Chef Award, was named the Best Female Chef. She owns the restaurant Été, which first opened in 2014 when she was only 24 years old. Shojo is the first chef to win both of these tiles in 50 Best.
Another highlight for Japan was the Highest New Entry Award. Villa Aida, located in Wakayama prefecture, was ranked at an impressive 14 out of 50 as a new entry.
Ode in Tokyo follows Vill Aida, coming in 13th place, recognized with the Highest Climber Award.
The Winners from Japan
Below are the 11 restaurants in Japan that were selected as part of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2022:
No.43 Cenci Kyoto, Japan
No.42 Été Tokyo, Japan
No.36 La Maison de la Nature Goh Fukuoka, Japan
No.17 Sézanne Tokyo, Japan
No.15 Narisawa Tokyo, Japan
No.14 Villa Aida Wakayama, Japan
No.13 Ode, Tokyo, Japan
No.11 Sazenka Tokyo, Japan
No.6 La Cime Osaka, Japan
No.3 Florilège Tokyo, Japan
No.1 Den Tokyo, Japan