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Tripadvisor’s definitive guide to the best restaurants in Asia and worldwide

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 07/23/2021 - 09:11
Koral Restaurant in Indonesia
Koral Restaurant in Indonesia

2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards have you covered no matter what the occasion - now expanded to seven tasty subcategories including Hottest New Restaurants, Picture-Perfect, Best Vegan Spots, Best Brunch Spots and Date Night.

Singapore - Tripadvisor announced the winners of its 2021 Travellers' Choice "Best of the Best" Restaurants awards, with five new categories of must-visit restaurants no matter where you are or what you crave, based on traveller reviews of people who have dined there before. From favourite Fine Dining establishments for the more discerning taste buds and the Date Night category to set the romantic mood, to the Hottest New Restaurants and Best Vegan Spots serving up some of the tastiest plant-based grub. These award-winning restaurants have something to suit every type of palate.

The title of Asia’s #1 Fine Dining restaurant goes to Ise Sueyoshi (also ranked #3 in the World!). Ise Sueyoshi is a Kaiseki restaurant, which serves up a succession of small, beautifully executed dishes. This exclusive  Japanese restaurant in Tokyo has only five seats, so guests essentially have the restaurant all to themselves. Guests experience the legendary Japanese hospitality while dining on a multi-course, multi-sensory Japanese cuisine. 

New this year, the Picture-Perfect Restaurants category celebrates those places that have a serious wow factor, not just for the food but the restaurant setting as well. These stunning spots are worth a thousand selfies and it’s not surprising to see why Indonesia’s Koral Restaurant has made it to the top of the World list, coming in at #1. Koral delivers a culinary experience like no other. Guests are invited to an underwater world of bistronomic delights at Koral, the aquarium dining experience at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. 

If you’re looking to start the day with avo toast and mimosas, the Best Brunch Spots category - another newbie for 2021 - has you covered. One Singaporean restaurant has made it to the World list, ranked #9 - The Kitchen Table. The W Singapore’ bright, airy and cheery all-day dining restaurant promises hearty breakfasts, delicious lunches and indulgent dinners. It is also the stage for the W’s legendary buffet brunches. Even the pickiest eaters can find something amidst the live stations, a variety of desserts (which includes a chocolate fountain), grills, carvery, seafood, local food and more. 

“It’s no secret that the restaurant industry has taken a hit over the past year or so, but the good news is that would-be diners all over the world are hungrier than ever to dine out again,” said Martin Verdon-Roe, general manager of Hospitality Solutions at Tripadvisor. “There is so much good out there to explore this summer and beyond and no matter what you’re craving, the Best of the Best Restaurants Awards is on hand to serve as a menu of options to satisfy your appetite.”

Below you’ll find a list of the #1 Fine-Dining restaurants in Singapore and Asia.



Fine Dining - Asia

1 - Asia / 3 - World

Ise Sueyoshi

2 - Asia / 14 - World

French Grill

3 - Asia / 23 - World

TRB Hutong

4 - Asia / 24 - World

Summer Pavilion

5 - Asia / 26 - World

Yan Toh Heen


MAURI Restaurant


Just Veg by Atmosphere


Chef's Table by Chef Stephan Zoisl


China Blue by Jereme Leung


The Royal Afghan



Asia Restaurant Wins

NEW! Picture-Perfect Restaurants

Places that look as good as the food tastes

Koral Restaurant - Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Ranked #1 on the World’s list

Tin Lung Heen - Hong Kong, China
Ranked #5 on the World’s list

The Grand Getaway - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ranked #6 on the World’s list

Sabayon - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ranked #7 on the World’s list

Peach Blossoms - Singapore
Ranked #13 on the World’s list

Haoma - Bangkok, Thailand
Ranked #18 on the World’s list

NEW! Best Brunch Spots

Restaurants that host the weekend’s favorite meal

The Kitchen Table - Singapore
Ranked #9 on the World’s list

Gooseberry - Uluwatu, Indonesia
Ranked #20 on the World’s list

Trader Vic’s - Bangkok, Thailand
Ranked 21 on the World’s list

NEW! Date Night

Set the mood with a table for two

Kepitu Restaurant - Ubud, Indonesia
Ranked #8 on the World’s list

NEW! Hottest New Restaurants

New restaurants getting some buzz

Ministry of Crab - Bangkok, Thailand
Ranked #7 on the World’s list

NEW! Best Vegan Spots

Vegan food that will wow even meat lovers

EFE Macrobiotic World - Rawai, Thailand
Ranked #6 on the World’s list

Kunda Vegan Vegetarian - Chiang Rai, Thailand
Ranked #9 on the World’s list

Hum Vegetarian, Cafe & Restaurant - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Ranked #10 on the World’s list

Moksa Plant-based Cuisine & Permaculture Garden - Ubud, Indonesia
Ranked #17 on the World’s list

Vegan Zone - Hoi An, Vietnam
Ranked #20 on the World’s list

Just Veg by Atmosphere - Kanifushi Island
Ranked #22 on the World’s list

Banlle - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ranked #24 on the World’s list



The 2021 Best of the Best Restaurants Awards are calculated based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for restaurants on Tripadvisor collected from January 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021, specific to each award subcategory, as well as an additional editorial process.

Tripadvisor is proud to serve a broad and diverse community of travelers from all over the world. As such, Tripadvisor reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any property, business, destination or point of interest listed on Tripadvisor for an award based on additional factors that reflect Tripadvisor corporate policies and values. 


Theodore Koumelis

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