Shanghai’s Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet rises to No. 6 in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, two spots up from last year. Opened in 2012, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind, uniting food with multi-sensory technologies to create a fully immersive dining experience.

Paul Pairet of Ultraviolet, Polux, and Mr & Mrs Bund
Paul Pairet
Shanghai's Ultraviolet, No. 6 in the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Inside Ultraviolet

Only one other Shanghai restaurant placed. Tony Lu’s upscale Chinese vegetarian restaurant Fu He Hui climbed one spot to No. 29.

Shanghai's Fu He Hui, No. 29 in the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019. Photo by Rachel Gouk.
Fu He Hui

Odette in Singapore was crowned The Best Restaurant in Asia 2019, rising from fourth to first. Last year’s number 1, Gaggan, went down a spot.

There are 10 newcomers on this year’s list: Sazenka, VEA, Wing Lei Palace, Nouri, Lovacore, Toyo Eatery, Seventh Son, Dewakan, Sugalabo, and Sorn.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

  1. Odette, Singapore
  2. Gaggan, Bangkok
  3. Den, Tokyo
  4. Sühring, Bangkok
  5. Florilège, Tokyo
  6. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
  7. Mume, Taipei
  8. Narisawa, Tokyo
  9. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo
  10. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  11. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  12. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  13. Mingles, Seoul
  14. La Cime, Osaka
  15. Belon, Hong Kong
  16. Gaa, Bangkok
  17. Indian Accent, New Delhi
  18. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo
  19. Bo.Lan, Bangkok
  20. Le Du, Bangkok
  21. Amber, Hong Kong
  22. Nahm, Bangkok
  23. Sazenka, Tokyo
  24. La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka
  25. Sushi Saito, Tokyo
  26. L’Effervescence, Tokyo
  27. Jade Dragon, Macao
  28. Paste, Bangkok
  29. Fu He Hui, Shanghai
  30. Raw, Taipei
  31. Shoun Ryugin, Taipei
  32. Jaan, Singapore
  33. Les Amis, Singapore
  34. VEA, Hong Kong
  35. Ministry of Crab, Sri Lanka
  36. Wing Lei Palace, Macao
  37. Neighborhood, Hong Kong
  38. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong
  39. Nouri, Singapore
  40. Waku Ghin, Singapore
  41. TocToc, Seoul
  42. Lovacore, Bali
  43. Toyo Eatery, Manila
  44. Seventh Son, Hong Kong
  45. Quintessence, Tokyo
  46. Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur
  47. Sugalabo, Tokyo
  48. Sorn, Bangkok
  49. Corner House, Singapore
  50. Ta Vie, Hong Kong

The ceremony for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 was held on March 26 at Wynn Palace in Macao.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be announced on June 25.