Tetsuya Wakuda has proven what many Australians have known for a long time: he’s one of the best chefs in the Asia region.
Iggy’s in Singapore, which was the top restaurant in Asia in 2011-12, fell to fourth place.
In a statement the Miele Guide said: Waku Ghin’s “stunning debut at second place” was “an amazing feat for any new restaurant, this achievement is almost understandable when it is a restaurant by Japan-born Australian chef Tetsuya Wakuda”.
“Restraint, elegance and respect of both humble and premium ingredients characterise the omakase menu, which pays more tribute to Chef Wakuda’s homeland than the original Tetsuya’s.”
The Miele Guide ranks the 500 best restaurants across 17 countries in Asia.
Both of Chef Wakuda’s restaurants ranked ahead of Robuchon au Dome (previously known as Robuchon a Galera) in the 2012 S.Pellegrino best restaurants in the world awards. Waku Ghin ranked 39th, Tetsuya’s in Sydney ranked 76th, and Robuchon a Galera ranked 82nd.
The Miele Guide said Robuchon au Dome’s recent facelift “provided a fitting stage for the brilliance of Chef Francky Semblat [and] propelled this old favourite to the number one spot”.
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