Bangkok’s Rising Stars


Michelin’s 2018 Guide recognizes Bangkok’s long-overdue emergence as a serious culinary capital. What once was known as an oasis for cheap eats, balanced flavors, and authentic combinations of ingredients, is now internationally-renowned for sophisticated cuisines of both classic local tastes and Western fusion. From street food carts to sky-high fine dining joints, Bangkok boasts of delectable food selections, splendid dining locations, and exceptional service. Ready your reservation slips and empty stomachs for one-of-a-kind dining experiences at these Michelin-star restaurants!

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

With a grip on his Indian roots and a forward-thinking mind, Gaggan delivers an ever-changing menu of original artfully-crafted dishes rich in flavor, texture, and beauty. Inspired by seasonal ingredients and Indian regional cuisine and street food, chef-owner Gaggan Anand cooks up what he calls “progressive Indian cuisine” that earned the restaurant two Michelin Stars and the title of Asia’s Best Restaurant (from Asia’s Best 50 Awards) for three years straight. Voyage on a special culinary adventure starting with a 25-course “emoji tasting menu,” where you are given a list of emojis to describe the dishes to be served to you. After a journey through “Magic” Mushrooms, Indian Sushi, Charcoal Prawn Amritsari, and Sea Urchin Ice Cream, descriptions for the colorful collection are revealed to contented stomachs. Take a seat at the counter to view the unfolding of Gaggan’s succulent feast, made by the hands of thirty talented chefs.


68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand

68/1 ซอยหลังสวน ถนนเพลินจิต ลุมพินี กรุงเทพฯ

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Le Normandie

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Since 1958, Le Normandie at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel has encaptured fine dining enthusiasts through its sophisticated contemporary French cuisine, elegant classic interiors, and first-class service—eventually earning it two Michelin Stars in 2018. Enjoy a welcome glass of champagne as you gaze upon the breathtaking view of the Chao Praya River through the Le Normandie’s floor-to-ceiling windows. The plush carpets, vintage crystal chandeliers, and elaborate arrangements of local flora and fauna introduce the restaurant’s mature ambiance. Le Normandie’s five-course menu based on refined cooking techniques, meat ingredients sourced from France, and well-executed combinations of flavors and textures await your palate for a genuine experience of haute cuisine. Meals are paired with wine selected by a sommelier crowned the best in Thailand.


48 Oriental Avenue, Bang Rak, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Perched on the 65th floor of the Dome at lebua at State Tower, Mezzaluna’s luxurious sky high views are the perfect complement to the gastronomic adventure of innovative, two Michelin star-worthy European-Japanese cuisine. Through the half-moon windows of the restaurant’s open kitchen, watch chef Ryuki Kawasaki create the five- or seven-course menu with Japanese precision. Made of organically farmed ingredients from international growers and local artisanal producers, Mezzaluna’s dishes are constantly reinvented but always maintain a balanced fusion of flavors.


65th Floor, Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand

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Chim by Siam Wisdom

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Traditional Thai cuisine finds equilibrium between old and new, as well as local and foreign influences at Chim by Siam Wisdom. Set in an ancestral Thai house adorned with impressionist artworks by Thai artists like Wattana Poolcharoen, this one Michelin Star restaurant provides a truly local experience as you choose from ancient, classic, or innovative dishes—most of which are served on handmade pottery. Chef Chumpol Jangprai’s passion for authentic Thai cooking seamlessly translates into his menus, most especially in some of Chim’s best-selling dishes like the Sai Kork Pla Nam (ancient pork sausage) and Ancient Tom Yum (hot and sour soup with river fish and curries).


66 Soi Sukhumvit 31 Yak 4, Khlong Toei Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Anchored on the philosophy that the best Thai restaurants should be found in Thailand, Bo.lan produces authentic Thai food influenced by local street food, home-style cooking, and palace-style dishes. The joint’s use of bio-diversified produce makes for an ever-evolving menu deserving of its one Michelin star. Husband-wife duo Thailand-born Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Australian-born chef Dylan ‘Lan’ Jones, from which the restaurant got its name, head the kitchen with a determination to become a zero-carbon restaurant by having their own vegetable garden, water filtering system, and water recycling scheme. Share your culinary escapade with a friend for dinner menus are served sharing-style.


24 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand

บ้าน เลข ที่ 24 ซอย ไป ดี มา ดี สุขุมวิท 53 คลองงตัน เหนือ วัฒนา กรุงเทพ

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Saneh Jaan

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Celebrate original Thai food—hard-to-find recipes that delighted the taste buds of ancient royalty—at Saneh Jaan (awarded one Michelin Star). Named after the famous Thai dessert that pays homage to the shape and aroma of the golden apple, and believed to bestow its eaters with the power to charm those around them, Saneh Jaan encaptures guests through the powerful flavors of its dishes. Each plate is masterfully designed so that a feast is catered to your eyes, just as much as it is to your tongue. The Gaeng Ranjuan (shrimp-paste pork soup), Hor Mok Pla Chon (steamed curried fish wrapped in banana leaves), and Khai Palo Moo Tao Jiew (five-spiced egg with soybean paste) are just some of Saneh Jaan must-eats. Take pleasure on the equally praiseworthy selection of drinks that incorporate local Thai herbs and ingredients.


Glasshouse at Sindhorn, 130-132 Witthayu Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

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Raan Jay Fai

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

On the corner of Soi Samran Rat in the Phra Nakhon area of Bangkok humbly stands Raan Jay Fai, a tiny, one Michelin Star open kitchen where hawker food items take center stage. Watch the “Queen of Thai street food,” endearingly known as Auntie Fai (you’ll recognize her as the old lady in ski goggles), cook her famous Crab Omelettes, Crab Curries, and Dry Congee over her homemade charcoal stove.


327 Samran Rat Intersection, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand

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Ginza Sushi Ichi

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

At the heart of Grand Hyatt Erawan is a haven for lovers of Japanese cuisine, Ginza Sushi Ichi—merited with one Michelin Star of its own—guarantees high quality service and a delicate presentation of tastes delivered by chefs trained by Masakazu Ishibashi, the sushi guru from the original restaurant. Trust the masters as they create courses constructed from your fish preferences and the their personal recommendations. Of the four available menus, the Botan and Omakase are the most popular. The craftsmanship of the Japanese chefs, and the quality of the fresh produce delivered straight from markets in Tokyo every 24 hours make for a one-of-a-kind experience.


494 Erawan Bangkok Building, Pleonchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Savor modern German cooking—recognized with one Michelin Star—devised by two chefs who will make you feel like you’re seeing double! “The twins” Mathias and Thomas Sühring expertly communicate their German roots through the light, contemporary fares of Sühring, walking the line between playful and classic but always prepared with a touch of care. The townhouse-inspired restaurant backdrops the homey atmosphere established by the tropical garden view and the open kitchen where you can witness the chefs in action. A la carte menus are available from Mondays to Thursdays but we suggest you take a dive into the Sühring Klassikier course, a selection of past and present classic dishes, or the Sühring Erlebnis course, an ever-evolving course made with the chefs’ latest inspirations. A knowledgeable sommelier readily provides an outstanding list of German and Alsatian wine to couple with your meal.


10 Yen Akat Soi 3, Chongnonsi, Yannawa, Bangkok, Thailand

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J'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

Chef Jean-Michel Lorain’s commitment and enthusiasm to provide excellent dining experiences led to the creation of one Michelin Star J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain at U Sathorn Hotel. The classic French cuisine is perfectly executed with touches of contemporary and Asian flavors that invigorate the dishes. The tasting menus are the best avenues towards the impeccable tastes that will ignite fireworks on your palate.


2nd Floor, U Sathorn Bangkok, 105, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli, Sathorn District, Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

With four Michelin-Star restaurants under his belt, Dutch chef-owner Henk Savelberg concocts French dishes with hints of flavors from his homeland, all made from ingredients taken internationally from the best sources to ensure a mouthwatering marriage of tastes and textures. Chef Henk works daily at the restaurant so you'll get the real deal! The bright orange accents, black marble floors, and bright floor-to-ceiling windows matches the modern one Michelin Star awarded menu. Intimate meals can be spent at the upstairs level where more private table options are located.


Oriental Residence Bangkok, 110 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

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Upstairs at Mikkeller (Ekkamai)

Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 23 July 2018

The “like-your-friend’s-house” dining room interiors of Upstairs at Mikkeller invites diners to indulge in a 10-course tasting menu of what chef Dan Bark (of three Michelin Star restaurant Grace in Chicago, USA) calls “Progressive American” cuisine. Despite being part of craft beer house Mikkeller, one Michelin Star Upstairs at Mikkeller steers clear of pub grub and, instead, serves dishes fused with ingredients and techniques that transcend cultures and geographies. Upstairs at Mikkeller’s menu of delicate flavors are accompanied by six special beers from Denmark, New Zealand, and USA.


26 Ekamai Soi 10 Yaek 2, 2nd Floor, Phra Khanong Nuae, Watthana, Bangkok

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