Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants is a spinoff of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the list that showcases the best restaurants in the world. This list is compiled annually based on the opinions of 1,000 international restaurant industry experts, and to be on the list is an honor that every restaurant strives for. Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, is created by trusted experts on the Asian restaurant scene.
Here are the four restaurants you can reserve on Pocket Concierge that made the list in 2016:
Enjoy the natural flavors of the ingredients prepared by Chef Kishida, who gained experience as sous-chef at L’Astrance in Paris. A unique menu is designed every day according to the availability of fresh seasonal ingredients, so no two dining experiences at Quintessence are the same. Chef Kishida’s passion for extracting the best flavor from the ingredients has led to his unique approach to contemporary French cuisine, developing the exceptional dishes that have earned Quintessence three Michelin stars.
1st floor of Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama, 6-7-29 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
L’Effervescence’s Chef Namae was sous-chef at Michelin three-starred restaurants Michel Bras in France and The Fat Duck in England. Chef Namae’s signature dishes have an exquisite appearance but please the eater with the fresh aroma of herbs and seasonal ingredients. Leave behind the bustle of Tokyo and spend a luxurious time in the elegant, relaxing hideaway of L’Effervescence to savor dynamic French cuisine.
2-26-4 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The only restaurant on this list dedicated to Japanese cuisine, Michelin three-starred RyuGin presents the spirit of wa (harmony) through its dishes. Chef Yamamoto’s passion for Japanese cuisine and his determination to convey its subtle flavors drive RyuGin forward in the careful selection of each ingredient and the creation of an unforgettable dining experience for eaters. RyuGin’s successful venture into Hong Kong also proves that RyuGin is recognized internationally.
RyuGin (日本料理 龍吟)
1st floor of Side Roppongi Building, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Chef Kawate, who trained at Michelin-starred restaurants Le Bourguignon and Quintessence, presents contemporary French cuisine in the open kitchen of Florilege. Emphasizing the concept of gastronomy, Florilege serves 11 dishes based on 11 individual themes, paired with original cocktails to match the food. There is no doubt Florilege is a place all eaters in Tokyo will want to keep an eye out for, as it grows into an even more distinguished restaturant.
B1 floor of SEIZAN Gaien, 2-5-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
We hope you enjoyed our list! You can search for more restaurants in Tokyo and make a reservation for an exceptional dining experience using Pocket Concierge.