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TripAdvisor Reveals the Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Singapore and Asia With 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards
SKIRT tops the list at #1 in Singapore and is the only restaurant nation-wide to make it to the top 10 fine dining restaurants in Asia at #4

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel platform, today announced the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Fine Dining Restaurants in Singapore and Asia. Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews, these restaurants were consistently given high ratings and praise by diners in Singapore and visitors across the globe.

This year, the awards recognise 394 fine dining restaurants globally, including 10 in Singapore and Asia respectively. Award winners were determined by factoring in the quantity and quality of reviews, gathered over a 12-month period. SKIRT in Sentosa has been awarded the top fine dining spot in Singapore this year. This year marks SKIRT’s debut on the Asia list, the only restaurant in Singapore to make it onto Asia’s Top 10. Other restaurants that were awarded the Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Best Fine Dining Restaurants – Singapore include Alma by Juan Amador and JAAN by Kirk Westaway, ranked second and third respectively.

Fast Facts

  • Cultural melting pot: Many restaurants in the top 10 list drew inspiration from European cuisines and a fusion of modern-European dishes with Asian influences. Other Asian influences from Chinese at Mitzo to Indian at The Song of India also made the list, proving Singaporeans enjoy a myriad of different tastes and experiences when it comes to fine dining.
  • Singapore loves steak: Steakhouses were a hit with SKIRT topping the list and Lawry’s The Prime Rib also making it to the list.
  • Fine dining housed in hotels: Many fine dining restaurants that made the list can be found nestled in hotels in Singapore.

Beijing’s TRB Hutong has topped the Asia list, with David’s Kitchen in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Indian Accent in New Delhi, India coming in second and third. In the global ranking, TRB Hutong  was also crowned the number one fine dining restaurant in the world, the first time a restaurant in Asia has received this honour.

“Diners rely on candid reviews and guidance from other TripAdvisor users to discover restaurants of all types, from local hidden gems to famous restaurants all over the world,” said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice president for TripAdvisor Restaurants. "Whether you’re planning a special dinner or grabbing a quick meal on the go, you can turn to TripAdvisor and our 2019 Travellers’ Choice award winners to satisfy any craving."

The list of top 10 restaurants in Singapore, followed by Asia, in the fine dining category, along with popular dishes from recent TripAdvisor reviews are as follows:

Fine Dining Award-Winners in Singapore

High-end, special occasion restaurants known for impeccable food and service.

  1. SKIRT - Sentosa Island (also ranked #4 in Asia)
  • Popular dishes: Skirt Steak, Iberico Double Pork Chop
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “The beef here is to die for and out of this world. The ambience is fantastic.”
  1. Alma By Juan Amador – Goodwood Park Hotel
  • Popular dishes: Lobster pasta, Hokkaido scallop
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Excellent ambience. Excellent services. Food was exceptionally creative and tasty. Great food overall. Lobster Pasta was great, well presentable and fresh.”
  1. JAAN by Kirk Westaway – Swissotel The Stamford
  • Popular dishes: Baked pigeon, majestic Irish oyster
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Chef Kirk Westaway has reimagined British cuisine with clever interplays of the best of British ingredients, French technique, visual art and excellent service.”
  1. Chef's Table by Chef Stephan Zoisl61 Tras Street
  • Popular dishes: Red snapper, pork cheek
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “What was great is the chefs come to your table and tell you all about the dishes and the ingredients of each dish. The meal was so creative and interesting. It is definitely on my return list and would highly recommend.”
  1. Mitzo – Grand Park Orchard
  • Popular dishes: Crispy roast pork belly, black truffle duck
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “The food here is delicious. Bbq pork and duck is the best you can ever find in Singapore.”
  1. Summer Pavilion – The Ritz-Carlton
  • Popular dishes: Lobster rice, dim sum
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “My family and I have been coming here for celebrations for the past 15 years and the staff here never failed to surprise us with their friendly service and great food. Chef Cheung and his team in the kitchen consistently whip up dishes at the highest standards, using the freshest ingredients.”
  1. Ash & Elm – InterContinental Middle Road
  • Popular dishes: Risotto, steak
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “The food was wonderful. The staff so attentive and very welcoming. I would highly recommend this restaurant.”
  1. The Song of India – 33 Scotts Road
  • Popular dishes: Mutton rogan josh, chicken tikka masala
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Every dish we were introduced for my birthday lunch was out of the world. Extraordinary. Never had such dishes before. Very, very happy with this dining experience.”
  1. Odette – National Gallery Singapore
  • Popular dishes: Smoked organic egg, brown crab
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “I could not have enjoyed myself more than I did. Going back to Singapore just to go to Odette and looking forward to it.”
  1. Lawry's The Prime Rib – Mandarin Gallery
  • Popular dishes: Steak, baby back ribs
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “I am happy to say that food quality and service remain top notch at Lawry's. Hands down, Best Prime Rib in Singapore.”

Fine Dining Award-Winners in Asia

High-end, special occasion restaurants known for impeccable food and service.

  1. TRB Hutong – Beijing, China
  • Popular dishes: Wagyu beef, amuse bouche
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “While the food was wonderful the real take away was the great service, wonderful attitude and ambience.”
  1. David’s KitchenChiang Mai, Thailand (also ranked #7 in the World)
  • Popular dishes: Lobster, beef bourguignon
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Our meal was exceptional, quite the best culinary experience which will see us return on our next visit to Chiang Mai.”
  1. Indian Accent – New Delhi, India
  • Popular dishes: Naan, crab curry
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Hands down the best restaurant I have been to all around the globe in my nearly 50 years of life!”
  1. SKIRT - Sentosa Island (also ranked #4 in Asia)
  • Popular dishes: Skirt Steak, Iberico Double Pork Chop
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “The beef here is to die for and out of this world. The ambience is fantastic.”
  1. Tapas Molecular Bar – Chuo, Japan
  • Popular dishes: Lamb, duck cigars
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “This had to be our favourite dinner in Japan! If you have one place to go for dinner this would be it!”
  1. Yakumi – Paranaque, Philippines
  • Popular dishes: Sashimi, panna cotta
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Yakima presents amazing food and service like no other. […] I have enjoyed it wholeheartedly both times. The food is of high-quality, from the freshly grated wasabi root to the salmon teppanyaki and liquid-nitrogen ice cream.”
  1. Seasonal Tastes – Dhaka City, Bangladesh
  • Popular dishes: Kebab, beef steak
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Seasonal Tastes has a wonderful selection of food options from around the world, as well as incredibly friendly and service-oriented staff. Highly recommend!”
  1. Le Normandie – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Popular dishes: Crepe suzette, lamb
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “We cannot praise enough about this stand out Michelin 2-star French restaurant and had been there for several times. We fall in love more and more for every visit. Beautiful restaurant with vibrant vibes. Food has always been innovative and gave you another level of experience”
  1. Ise Sueyoshi – Nishiazabu, Japan
  • Popular dishes: Venison, Lobster
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “The experience of dining at Ise Sueyoshi is like nothing I’ve encountered before, anywhere. Yuuki Tanaka has created something truly special, blending food with art with a lesson in Japanese culture.”
  1. Peshawri – Agra, India
  • Popular dishes: Dal Bukhara, Kebab
  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Peshawri Restaurant, at the ITC Mughal Hotel in Agra, was the best restaurant we visited in 3 weeks of luxury travel in India. In addition to the distinctive and beautiful décor and excellent service, the food was outstanding.”

To view the full list of 2019 Travellers' Choice award-winning restaurants, including TripAdvisor diners’ favourite restaurants in the world, visit: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Restaurants.

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