Ever since Crazy Rich Asians came out, all anyone can talk about is living (and eating) like you’re crazy rich.
But you can eat like they do in the film in places other than Singapore and New York – there are killer Asian restaurants in a ton of different cities.
And since travelling is when people tend to splash out the most, we thought we’d check out the most luxe, delicious restaurants in the world.
Luckily, the dining experts over at OpenTable have rolled out the red carpet and made it easier for you to secure a booking at some of the most lavish restaurants around the globe to dine at. If you prioritise food like we do, OpenTable’s Global Dining Passport allows you to reserve your seat before you’ve even booked your flight. And that’s a table-booking system we can get behind.
And boy, will you need it with these restaurants. From Malaysia to LA to Hong Kong, if you want to dine like a Crazy Rich Asian, this list has you covered.
Sexy Fish, London
Sexy Fish stays true to its name by serving up a sexy and glamorous look and feel. It goes without saying, their opulent atmosphere is fit for any VIP. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s largest Japanese whisky collections housed at their extensive in-house bar. If whisky doesn’t take your fancy, you can always indulge in an endless array of classic or creative cocktails mixed by their legendary bartenders.
Aqua, Hong Kong
Aqua’s sophisticated floor-to-ceiling windows allow diners to bear witness to the undoubtedly jaw-dropping skyline of Hong Kong. Indulge in what Aqua describes as their “unconventional Italian and Japanese flair”; from modern menu to the luxurious décor, Aqua is symbolic of the crazy rich life.
Tao Uptown, New York
With its 16-foot Buddha floating above the reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, Tao has garnered the reputation as a favoured spot amongst celebrities and star athletes alike. You’ll be spoilt for choice at this elegant Pan Asian restaurant, specialising in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines.
Crustacean Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
In the heart of Beverly Hills, Crustacean’s newly remodelled establishment attracts Hollywood high rollers and the who’s who of town. Recognised for its healthy flair, Crustacean specialises in Asian flavours made with only the freshest ingredients that won’t leave you feeling guilty. Don’t resist the urge to splurge on pairing wine with your chosen dishes, when choosing from their renowned international wine selection
Chin Chin, Sydney
With a focus on South-East Asian cuisine and Benjamin Cooper at the helm as executive chef, Chin Chin is both a visual masterpiece and diner’s delight. This gorgeous institution will have you feeling crazy rich as you’re served with the utmost care by friendly staff. Don’t forget to snap a picture with the famous neon pink bunny ears sign.
Ristorante Quintocanto, Japan
Ristorante is an effortlessly elegant restaurant perfect for special occasions and dates. In true crazy rich Asian style, enjoy a modern mix of Italian cuisine and regional tastes of Osaka. Don’t hold back on the Italian wine that has been matched perfectly with the menu.
With ‘eating well means living well’ the restaurant’s philosophy, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands when dining at DaiLo. The fine cuisine and delicious flavours are made with only the most thoughtful and high quality ingredients. Ancient Chinese favourites have been re-invented by Chef Nick Liu to satisfy the palate and fulfil a growing craving for local and sustainable produce.
Derived from the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘bowl’, JAAN is an intimate restaurant showcasing the finest in modern European cuisine in Singapore. You won’t want to miss the opportunity of dining in a place like this. OpenTable’s Global Dining Passport allows you to reserve your spot ahead of your trip to Singapore, and will have you daydreaming of world-class dishes right until the time of your reservation!
Yun House, Malaysia
Set in the heart of the tourists’ haven that is Kuala Lumpur, Yun House prides itself on showcasing time-honoured Cantonese flavours with a modern attitude. Everyone is treated like a crazy rich VIP in award-winning Chef Jimmy Wong’s kitchen, where he displays his unwavering commitment to quality and tradition.
Lucy Liu, Melbourne
In the heart of Melbourne’s dining capital, you will find Lucy Liu, the exciting Pan-Asian restaurant that’s been bustling with eager diners since 2014. Take a culinary journey through Southeast Asia with a mixture of hot, sour, salty and sweet plates, carefully matched with fresh fruit cocktails.