The second edition of the Thailand guide now extends to Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga.
The second edition of the Michelin Guide Thailand announced its winners today (Nov 14). The guide includes a total of 217 restaurants, with 27 of them receiving Michelin stars. That’s 81 more restaurants than in the 2018 guide and 10 more restaurants with stars.
Like last year, no restaurants received three Michelin stars.
The biggest winner on the day was Suhring, the fine-dining German tasting menu restaurant of twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Suhring, who climbed from one star in last year’s guide to two stars this year.
The street-food crab omelet specialist Jay Fai remains Thailand’s only Michelin-starred “street food”.
Nahm also retained its star this year under chef Pim Techamuanvivit, following the departure of founder David Thompson. In fact, there was only upward movement in this year’s guide with no restaurant from the 2018 guide losing its stars.
For the first time, Michelin also expanded outside of Bangkok, with restaurants in Phuket and Phang Nga also listed. Just one Phuket restaurant managed to achieve a Michelin star: Trisara resort’s farm-to-table restaurant Pru.
The Michelin Guide, though famous for its 1-3-star fine-dining recommendations, also recognizes cheap restaurants offering exceptional food under its “Bib Gourmand,” as well as other high-quality meals that it doesn’t deem worthy of a Michelin star with the “Michelin Plate.” Combined, these categories account for the other 200-plus restaurants in the guide.
The star ranking goes from one to three stars, with one dubbed “a very good restaurant in its category” and three being “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”
Here are this year’s star rankings in full:
Chim by Siam Wisdom
Ginza Sushi Ichi
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Ruen Panya NEW (MINBURI)
Methavalai Sorndaeng NEW
Suan Thip NEW
Sra Bua by Kiin Kin