Skip to content

The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia Revealed (and There's a New No. 1)

Japan and Thailand are big winners in the region. 

The garden salad from Den in Tokyo.

The garden salad from Den in Tokyo.

Source: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

The best restaurant in Asia is Den, in Tokyo.

Den’s chef Zaiyu Hasegawa is known for his irreverent kaiseki menus—one of his most famous dishes is his version of fried chicken served in a box that mimics KFC, that he calls ‘Dentucky Fried Chicken.’ The restaurant was named Number 1 by Asia’s 50 Best, on March 29. Last year, Den was Number 3.