These 3 Indian Restaurants Are On Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List

by Tejashee Kashyap
These 3 Indian Restaurants Are On Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List

Indian cuisine has long been celebrated around the world for its bold flavours and rich aromas and the Indian restaurants at Asia’s 50 Best showcase some of the finest examples of this cuisine.

The 11th edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants includes three restaurants from India making it up to the prestigious list. Here are the three restaurants featured:

1. Masque, Mumbai


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Mumbai’s fine dining restaurant Masque rose from #21 last year to #16 in 2023, becoming the best restaurant in the country to top the list. Founded in 2016 by Aditi Dugar and led by head Chef Varun Totlani, Masque has gained a reputation for its innovative approach to Indian cuisine, incorporating traditional Indian ingredients and flavours into contemporary dishes that are presented with a modern, artistic flair.

The restaurant’s interior is sleek and modern, with clean lines and a minimalist design that lets the food take centre stage. The open kitchen allows diners to watch as the chefs prepare each dish with precision and care.

Where: Masque, Unit G3, Shree Laxmi Woollen Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Off, Dr Elijah Moses Rd, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai
When: 7.30 PM – 11 PM
Cost: ₹6,000 for two people (approx.)

2. Avartana, Chennai


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The new entrant from India this year is Avartana at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai at #30 and winning the Highest New Entry Award. It is known for its contemporary take on traditional South Indian cuisine led by Chef Nikhil Nagpal. The menu at Avartana showcases the best of South Indian cuisine, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and classic flavours that have been reimagined in new and exciting ways. Dishes are beautifully presented, with a focus on highlighting the colours, textures, and aromas of each ingredient.

Where: ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Little Mount, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
When: 7 PM – 11 PM
Cost: ₹4,500 for two people (approx.)

Also Read: Check Out These 4 Indian Restaurants That Made It To 51-100 Of Asia’s Best Restaurants In 2023

3. Indian Accent, New Delhi


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New Delhi’s Indian Accent rose from #22 last year to #19 this year. This Indian restaurant on Asia’s 50-best is a  sophisticated restaurant that combines traditional Indian ingredients with global cooking techniques. The restaurant’s elegant decor and attentive service make for a truly memorable dining experience. The unique combination of traditional Indian ingredients and global culinary techniques makes it a must-visit for anyone interested in experiencing the best of modern Indian dining.

Led by Chef Manish Mehrotra, Indian Accent has also opened locations in London and New York City, where it has received similarly high praise and recognition.

Where: The Lodhi, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi
When: 12–2:30 pm, 7–10:30 pm
Cost: ₹6,000 for two people (approx.)

Even renowned and celebrated Indian chef, Gaggan Anand’s eponymous restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand takes the #5 spot on the list.

Here is the full list of winners featured on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023:

  1. Le Du (Bangkok, Thailand)
  2. Sézanne (Tokyo, Japan)
  3. Nusara (Bangkok, Thailand)
  4. Den (Tokyo, Japan)
  5. Gaggan Anand (Bangkok, Thailand)
  6. Odette (Singapore)
  7. Florilège (Tokyo, Japan)
  8. La Cime (Osaka, Japan)
  9. Sorn (Bangkok, Thailand)
  10. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
  11. Labyrinth (Singapore, Singapore)
  12. Sazenka (Tokyo, Japan)
  13. The Chairman (Hong Kong, China)
  14. Villa Aida (Wakayama, Japan)
  15. Mosu (Seoul, South Korea)
  16. Masque (Mumbai, India)
  17. Meta (Singapore)
  18. Fu He Hui (Shanghai, China)
  19. Indian Accent (New Delhi, India)
  20. Ode (Tokyo, Japan)
  21. Zén (Singapore, Singapore)
  22. Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)
  23. Onjium (Seoul, South Korea)
  24. Burnt Ends (Singapore, Singapore)
  25. Euphoria (Singapore)
  26. Cloudstreet (Singapore)
  27. 27. Les Amis (Singapore, Singapore)
  28. 28. Mingles (Seoul, South Korea)
  29. Neighborhood (Hong Kong, China)
  30. Avartana (Chennai, India)
  31. Ensue (Shenzhen, China)
  32. Cenci (Kyoto, Japan)
  33. Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh (Bangkok, Thailand)
  34. Da Vittorio (Shanghai, China)
  35. Potong (Bangkok, Thailand)
  36. Born (Singapore)
  37. Wing (Hong Kong, China)
  38. Raan Jay Fai (Bangkok, Thailand)
  39. Wing Lei Palace (Macau, China)
  40. Anan Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
  41. Mono (Hong Kong, China)
  42. Toyo Eatery (Manila, Philippines)
  43. Sichuan Moon (Macau, China)
  44. L’effervescence (Tokyo, Japan)
  45. Mume (Taipei, Taiwan)
  46. Baan Tepa (Bangkok, Thailand)
  47. Born & Bred (Seoul, South Korea)
  48. Metiz (Makati, Philippines)
  49. Caprice (Hong Kong, China)
  50. Refer (Beijing, China)

Tell us in comments if you have visited any of these restaurants.

Cover Image Credits: Website/Masque Restaurant