Hot! World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023: Lima’s Central takes No. 1 Spot, Singapore’s Odette is Asia’s Best Restaurant

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 No.1 winner

CONTENT: Andrew Kho
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The World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2023 unveiled the top restaurant rankings from No.1 to No.50 in the annual awards ceremony held live at Les Arts Opera House in in Valencia, Spain.

Central in Lima took the coveted No.1 spot from Copenhagen’s Gernanium after the 50 Best organization announced a rule change of removing restaurants from the list in future years when they takes the No.1 spot and is elevated to the Best of the Best hall of fame. (Exception was for 2021, in which Noma clinched the top honors because it was operating in a new location).

Barcelona’s Disfrutar took the No.2 spot while Madrid’s Diverxo claimed the No.3 spot.

The 2023 list includes Seven Asian restaurants from Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Singapore’s very own Odette is named the Best Restaurant in Asia taking the No.14 spot while Odette’s chef Julien Royer also receives the Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award. New Entries from Asia this year include Bangkok’s Gaggan Anand at No.15, Sézanne from Tokyo at No.37, and Le Du, Bangkok being Asia’s highest new entry at No. 15.

Two Dubai restaurants make the list for the very first time, with Trèsind Studio at No.11 named The Best Restaurant in Middle East & Africa, ahead of Orfali Bros Bistro at No.46 spot.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023, Awards Ceremony

In addition to awarding the top 50, the Beronia World’s Best Sommelier Award is presented to Miguel Ángel Millán, sommelier of Madrid’s Diverxo, Pía Salazar of Nuema, Quito, is the recipient of The World’s Best Pastry Chef Award, Copenhagen’s Alchemist is presented the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award, Table by Bruno Verjus, wins the Highest New Entry Award, Cape Town’s Fyn is awarded the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award.

The evening also celebrated those honoured with pre-announced special awards, including the Champions of Change winners Nora Fitzgerald Belahcen, founder of Moroccan social enterprise Amal, and Othón Nolasco and Damián Diaz, the duo behind food-security project No Us Without You LA. Elena Reygadas, winner of The World’s Best Female Chef Award, Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz, winner of the Icon Award, and New York restaurant Tatiana by Kwame Onwuachi, winner of the Resy One To Watch Award, were presented with their trophies on stage.

Here’s the restaurants ranked from No.1 to No.50 on the World’s 50 Best 2023 list:

1. Central, Lima
2. Disfrutar, Barcelona
3. Diverxo, Madrid
4. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
5. Alchemist, Copenhagen
6. Maido, Lima
7. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
8. Atomix, New York City
9. Quintonil, Mexico City
10. Table By Bruno Verjus, Paris
11. Tresind Studio, Dubai
12. A Casa Do Porco, Sao Paulo
13. Pujol, Mexico City
14. Odette, Singapore
15. Le Du, Bangkok
16. Reale, Castel Di Sangro
17. Gaggan Anand, Bangkok
18. Steirereck, Vienna
19. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
20. Quique Dacosta, Denia
21. Den, Tokyo
22. Elkano, Getaria
23. Kol, London
24. Septime, Paris
25. Belcanto, Lisbon
26. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau
27. Florilege, Tokyo
28. Kjolle, Lima
29. Borago, Santiago
30. Frantzen, Stockholm
31. Mugaritz, San Sebastian
32. Hisa Franko, Kobarid
33. El Chato, Bogota
34. Uliassi, Senigallia
35. Ikoyi, London
36. Plenitude, Paris
37. Sezanne, Tokyo
38. The Clove Club, London
39. The Jane, Antwerp
40. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
41. Le Calandre, Rubano
42. Piazza Duomo, Alba
43. Leo, Bogota
44. Le Bernardin, New York City
45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
46. Orfali Bros Bistro, Dubai
47. Mayta, Lima
48. La Grenouillere, La Madeleine-sous-Montreuil
49. Rosetta, Mexico City
50. The Chairman, Hong Kong

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