Hong Kong’s The Chairman is ranked No. 50 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List for 2023. The restaurant, which dropped 26 places from its 2022 spot, is the only restaurant in the SAR included in the top 50. The No. 1 restaurant in the world is Central in Lima

The 21st edition of the annual rankings, which was announced live at an awards ceremony in Valencia on June 20, included six other restaurants in Asia: Singapore’s Odette (No. 14), Bangkok’s Le Du (No. 15) and Gaggan Anand (No. 17), and Tokyo’s Den (No. 21), Florilège (No. 27) and Sézanne (No. 37). 

The Chairman, which placed No. 24 on the World’s Best Restaurants List for 2022, is reputed for its contemporary Cantonese dishes crafted with traditional skills and seasonal ingredients. It bagged the No. 13 spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2023, which included four other Hong Kong establishments: Neighborhood, Wing, Mono, and Caprice.

In fact, both Neighborhood and Wing were included in the World’s Best 51-100 rankings for 2023, which were announced earlier this month. Neighborhood came in at No. 92 and Wing at No. 90.

Hong Kong will host the 2023 Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards, which will feature a live ceremony on July 18. The event is expected to be the first large-scale gathering of Asia’s bar community since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020.

Header image credits: The Chairman

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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