Restaurants

Top Choice Cantonese in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Luk Yu Tea House

This gorgeous teahouse (c 1933), known for its masterful cooking and Eastern art deco decor, was the haunt of opera artists, writers and painters (including the creator of one exorbitant ink-and-brush gracing a wall…
Top Choice Indian in Sylhet

Woondaal

If you’ve ever been to a Bangladeshi-run Indian restaurant on London’s Brick Lane – where many of the restaurants are in fact run by expats from Sylhet – then you’ll recognise all your curry favourites on the menu h…
Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

nahm

Australian chef-author David Thompson is the man behind one of Bangkok's – and if you believe the critics, the world's – best Thai restaurants. Using ancient cookbooks as his inspiration, Thompson has given new life…
Top Choice Cantonese in Tsuen Wan

Yue Kee Roasted Goose Restaurant

In an alley lined with roast-goose restaurants, 54-year-old Yue Kee is king. Order gorgeous plates of coppery-skinned charcoal-roasted goose (half is plenty for four people) and sample house specialities including s…
Top Choice Asian in Pune

Malaka Spice

Maharashtra's shining culinary moment is a fury of Southeast Asian fantasticness; trying to choose one dish among the delectable stir-fries, noodles and curries – all strong on seafood, vegetarian options, chicken, …
Top Choice Indian in Delhi

Indian Accent

In the luxury Lodhi hotel, chef Manish Mehrotra creates inspired modern Indian cuisine, where seasonal ingredients are married in surprising and beautifully creative combinations. The tasting menu is astoundingly go…
Top Choice Korean in Tongyeong

Ddungbo Halmae Gimbap

Hungry travellers with limited Korean skills come here because there’s no need to speak or read a menu: this place only serves chungmu gimbap (충무 김밥), a spicy squid-and-radish dish. The waitress will ask how many se…
Top Choice South Indian in Kolkata

Tamarind

This unpretentious restaurant on one of South Kolkata's main thoroughfares serves a melange of traditional and improvised dishes curated from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Dishes such as Coorgi mutton fry, Chett…
Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this super-popular eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then admire the images of south…
Top Choice Mughlai in Kolkata

Arsalan

Consistently popular with locals, this central branch of Kolkata's best biriyani house is high ceilinged and attractively modern without being fashion-conscious. The main attractions are the celebrated biryanis – ar…