The only Philippine restaurant to make the list, Toyo Eatery landed in the 43rd spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list. The awarding body also recognized it as the Best Restaurant in the Philippines.

These awards come only a year after Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants handed out the Miele One to Watch Award in 2018, which is given to restaurants that did not place in the list but remain rising stars in the food industry.

The awarding ceremony was held on Mar. 26 at Wynn Palace, Avenida Da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macao. Toyo Eatery opened in 2016 by chef and owner Jordy Navarra with his wife May Navarra and their team.