As 2023 draws to a close, don’t miss the chance to experience these exceptional dining destinations, which are elevating the Asian culinary scene to exciting new heights
As 2023 draws to a close, there is no better time to come together with loved ones and discover Asia’s finest dining destinations. This captivating region is now home to many of the world’s most progressive places to eat and drink; original restaurants that blend tradition, innovation and artistry to create truly extraordinary epicurean experiences.
Check out these eight exceptional hotel restaurants in Asia, and a selection of their sublime signature dishes or set menus that are worth travelling for…
Oku, Regent Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Oku is a ground-breaking restaurant that curates the most exquisite Japanese-French cuisine, showcasing the finest techniques and ingredients from these two global centres of gastronomy. In a sophisticated Art Deco setting, guests can treat their taste buds to prime beef at the Salon de Boeuf or the freshest sashimi at the Omakase Atelier.
Every dining experience can be complemented with sommelier-selected wines and special occasions come to life in the private rooms.
Must try: Oku’s Salon de Boeuf presents the most tender cuts of wagyu beef, cooked to perfection. Choose from Australian dry-aged wagyu ribeye steak, an Australian wagyu tenderloin, or Australian wagyu beef short ribs, or upgrade to succulent Japanese A5 wagyu striploin, served with bone marrow-stuffed roasted king trumpet mushroom, and also accompanied by a umami filled black garlic tosazu sauce (a traditional citrus soy sauce from Japan, then finished with black garlic butter) and contrasted with a parsley herb sauce and sautéed greens. A choice of sensational six- or ten-course omakase set menus are also available.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Sunway Resort Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill marked this world-famous chef’s debut in Malaysia when it opened its doors in 2022. Since then, it has become one of Kuala Lumpur’s most sought-after venues for lunches, dinners or intimate events.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill showcases classic European dishes such as beef Wellington
Born in London, this concept exudes British sophistication with black and white photos of 1960s icons such as Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Sean Connery and Mick Jagger, while floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the Sunway Lagoon. Three stylish private dining rooms are available.