After months of speculation by gourmands and foodies, the Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 is finally here. At the press conference, which was held at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, the full list of restaurants that have earned those coveted stars was unveiled this afternoon. Love it or hate it, the city’s very first Michelin Guide has no doubt gained a lot of attention, stirring up a pot of anticipation — and controversy — inside and outside of the food industry.
The Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018 features a total of 98 establishments, including L’ Assiette Michelin (the Michelin Plate) — a reward for a table serving good food simply. And the fine dining bible has scattered its coveted stars on 17 restaurants, and among them 1 street food vendors.
Interestingly, no dining rooms were awarded three stars this year, and only three restaurants were award two stars. Voted as the Asia’s Best Restaurant three years in a row, Gaggan takes home two Michelin stars. Offering Italian haute cuisine, Mandarin Oriental’s Le Normandie was conferred two elusive stars. And lastly, Chef Ryuki Kawasaki’s Mezzaluna also earned two well-deserved stars for its exquisite French fare with Japanese flavours.
Whether this year’s list reflects on Bangkok’s status as a world-class dining destination, we’ll leave it up to you to decide. Here’s the full list of winners:
The 2018 Michelin List of Starred Restaurants in Bangkok
Two Michelin Stars (excellent cuisine, worth a detour)
- Le Normandie
One Michelin Star (high-quality cooking, worth a stop)
- Chim by Siam Wisdom
- Ginza Sushi Ichi
- J’aime by Jean-Michel Loraine
- L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
- Saneh Jaan
- Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
- Upstairs at Mikkeller
- Jay Fai