[Thumbnail picture: Sorn] The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023 reveals the list of restaurants ranked from 51-100, ahead of the annual awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain on June 20.
The 51-100 list includes 12 new entries from 11 different cities, from Quito and Panama City to Istanbul and Paris, and includes restaurants in 22 territories across five continents.
Fifteen entries are from Asia, 21 from Europe, six from North America, five from South America and three from the Middle East and Africa.
Bangkok is represented by Sorn (No.56), Sühring (No.72), and new entries Nusara (No.74), and Potong (No.88). Asia boasts 15 entries in the 51-100 ranking this year, spread across seven cities, including three new entries. Japan has Narisawa, Tokyo (No.51), La Cime, Osaka (No.60) and Sazenka, Tokyo (No.83), while Seoul has Mingles (No.89). After its success at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants earlier this year, Singapore has four restaurants, Burnt Ends (No.65), Zén (No.69), Meta (No.84) and new entry Labyrinth (No.97). Two Hong Kong restaurants feature — Wing (No.90) and Neighborhood (No.92) — and Shanghai’s Fu He Hui (No.99).
The highest new entry in the 51-100 list is Mérito, Lima, at No.59. With three new entries from South America, two new cities – Quito and Panama City – are in the list for the first time in its history. Nuema in Quito is No.79 and Maito in Panama City at No.100. Two restaurants from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Lasai (No.58) and Oteque (No.76) made it to the list along with the highest entry from Peru, with Mérito, Lima (No.59).
North American gastronomy continues to shine, with five restaurants from the US and one from Mexico in the list. From New York, Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare places at No.61 and Cosme at No.73. Healdsburg’s SingleThread places at No.68, while Saison, San Francisco, re-enters at No.98. From Mexico, at No.54 is Alcalde, Guadalajara.
With 21 restaurants, Europe also gains four new entries — Enrico Bartolini, Milan (No.85); Kei, Paris (No.93); Ceto, the latest opening from Mauro Colagreco in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (No.95) and Ricard Camarena Restaurant, in the host city of Valencia (No.96). From Turkey, two Istanbul restaurants, with a re-entry from Neolokal (No.63) and new entry Turk Fatih Tutak (No.66).
Belgium has one restaurant in the list, Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem (No.52), while two are in Copenhagen: Jordnær (No.57) and Kadeau (No.91). In addition to its two new entries, four restaurants from France are on the list. In Paris, Arpège (No.62), Le Clarence (No.67) and Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (No.78), alongside Flocons de Sel, Megève (No.80). Germany’s Ernst, Berlin (No.55) and Tantris, Munich (No.77) also made the list as did Spain’s Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa María (No.64), Azurmendi in Larrabetzu (No.81) and Enigma in Barcelona (No.82), as well as host city Valencia entering the list for the first time. Three London restaurants on the list are Brat (No.53), a re-entry from Core by Clare Smyth (No.71) and Lyle’s (No.86).
Following the launch of Middle East and North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2022, the region has continued to grow in its gastronomic recognition, with one restaurant from the United Arab Emirates placing in the 51-100 ranking: Dubai’s Ossiano (a new entry at No.87). From South Africa, Cape Town stalwarts Fyn and La Colombe place at No.75 and No.94, respectively.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 will be announced live at a ceremony held in Valencia on June 20, which will also be streamed live on 50 Best’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The announcement of the list and individual awards can be followed via the 50 Best social media channels, with the livestream beginning at 1.40am on June 21, Bangkok time. Visit theworlds50best.com.