Southeast Asia restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Manila

Van Gogh is Bipolar

Every bit as interesting as it sounds, this chaotic restaurant inhabits a tiny space packed with curios and artworks. It's run by artist Jetro, who cooks entirely original, delicious food in a riotous atmosphere tha…
Top Choice Malaysian in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Rebung

Occupying the top level of a multistorey car park overlooking the Perdana Botanical Garden, flamboyant celebrity chef Ismail's restaurant is one of KL's best. The seemingly endless buffet spread is splendid, with al…
Top Choice Japanese in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Waku Ghin

The refinement and exquisiteness of the 10-course degustation menu by acclaimed chef Tetsuya Wakuda is nothing short of breathtaking. Using only the freshest ingredients, the modern Japanese-European repertoire chan…
Top Choice International in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Antonio’s

One of the finest restaurants in the country, this upscale French-Euro-Filipino eatery offers the chance to rub elbows with politicians and oligarchs over delightfully presented dishes from foie-gras raclette to roa…
Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Saawaan

Two exceptionally talented chefs run what can easily be called one of the finest Thai restaurants in the world. Its name meaning 'heaven', this chic address has a seven-course tasting menu themed on cooking methods,…
Top Choice French in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Odette

Cementing its place in the upper echelons of Singapore's saturated fine-dining scene, this modern French restaurant keeps people talking with its newly minted two Michelin stars. With former Jaan chef Julien Royer a…
Top Choice International in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Le Du

A play on the Thai word for 'season', Le Du intertwines Thai dishes with Western flavours, and applies 21st-century deconstructionist cooking techniques with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients (including som…
Top Choice Lao in Vientiane

Doi Ka Noi

It took one meal for Doi Ka Noi to become one of our favourite restaurants in Laos. With a menu that changes daily (check the restaurant's Facebook page at around 8.30am to see what's available), the dishes here ran…
Top Choice International in Siam Square, Pratunam, Phloen Chit & Ratchathewi

Gaa

This uber-acclaimed restaurant is run by Michelin-starred chef Garima Arora, a protégé of former Bangkok chef Gaggan Anand who also honed her craft at Copenhagen’s famed Noma. Classic Indian and Thai dishes are the …
Top Choice Cafe in Manila

Coffee Empire

A chic industrial open-plan warehouse setup with hessian sacks of single-origin green beans on display in the glassed-in 'green room', plus drawers of roasted beans for sniffing. Excellent food, including huge break…