The Bangkok Michelin Guide covers all of the very finest restaurants in the city – including both Thai and international cuisine. Ever since it was announced that the Michelin dining guide will cover Bangkok, the whole industry has been on high alert to come up with menus that will ensure them a spot in the world’s most famous restaurant guide. This is the sixth in Asia, and is justly deserved for the recent explosion in Bangkok’s fine-dining food culture.
This list of our favourite Michelin-starred restaurants in Bangkok are venues that tick all the right boxes to enter the esteemed red book. Fancy French fine-diners picked up most of the awards, although continuing a trend noticed in other Asian Michelin guides is the inclusion of outstanding local joints, street food included. This guide to fine dining in Bangkok is testament to remarkable food culture found in the city.
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- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
GagganChit Lom - Ploenchit
The imaginative haute cuisine served at Gaggan – already voted number one in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants for three years running – is practically assured of a Michelin star. The innovative molecular Indian cuisine stands out as much for its originality as its whimsical dishes (think yougurt jelly and spinach foam) and, after several years in the limelight, Gaggan continues to wow diners. The layout is also part of the experience; they have retained the original layout of the house, so there are perfect spots to suit different kinds of diner. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 18:00 – 23:00
- BTS: Chidlom or Ratchadamri
- Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan (opposite Soi 3), Ploenchit Road
- Tel: +66 (0)2 652 1700
MezzalunaEuropean cuisine - Silom
Mezzaluna Bangkok is a truly exceptional fine dining restaurant located on the 65th floor of Tower Club at lebua. Famed for its set menus that come in four or seven courses only, Mezzaluna impresses with a new daily menu of world-class haute cuisine prepared by a visionary chef. Chef Ryuki Kawasaki has worked his way around the world in a game of ‘who’s who’ with culinary giants, including Pierre Gagnaire and Joël Robuchon, so it’s fair to say we had sky-high expectations on our latest visit – all of which were exceeded with aplomb. This is an expensive restaurant (4,900 baht for 4 courses, 5,900 baht for 7 courses) but, if you are looking to dazzle someone on a special occasion, Mezzaluna has it all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 18:00 - 01:00 (Last order 22:30)
- Address: 65th floor, Tower Club at lebua Hotel, Silom Road
- Tel: +66 (0)2 624 9555
Le NormandieFrench cuisine - Bangkok Riverside
Often referred to as ‘The Grand Old Dame’ of fine-dining in Bangkok, Le Normandie is the quintessential fine dining experience: resplendent dining room, classic French cuisine, diligent service (with detailed explanation of each course) and the gentle tinkling of the grand piano to complement the occasion. Located in the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, dining at Le Normandie is always an occasion to travel for and, for that reason, deserves inclusion on its own. However, Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier has really revived people’s attention to return once more to try such dishes as marinated beef cheek, foie gras with a plum and port reduction, and Grand Marnier soufflé. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 14:00; Dinner 19:00 - 22:00 (Closed on Sunday)
- Address: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Avenue
- Tel: +66 (0)2 659 9000 ext 7390
Considering Joël Robuchon has more Michelin stars than any other chef – living or dead – it would be no surprise to see his swanky open-kitchen style pick up one of the top places in the Bangkok guide. There’s a focus on premium delicacies flown in from around the world, be it Dover sole or lamb from the foothills of the Pyrenees. Relentlessly striving for perfection, the style, service and food at Robuchon Bangkok have all stayed true to the philosophy of the brand. However, dining here is never going to be cheap, with a lunch set starting from 950 baht for two courses, and dinner from 5,000 baht for a five-course tasting menu. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:00, Dinner 18:30 - 22:00 Everyday
- BTS: Chong Nonsi, exit 3
- Address: 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, Silom
- Tel: +66 (0)2 001 0698
Bo.LanThai cuisine - Sukhumvit
Famed for initiating the concept of fine-dining Thai cuisine in the city, Bo.Lan is unwavering in its dedication to authentic Thai recipes. You can sample age-old dishes made from the absolute best ingredients, but presented with the flair of European haute cuisine. To show the lengths this husband and wife team will go to for authenticity, when explaining one of the courses, Chef Dylan even apologised because a certain game bird he would have liked to use (according to the origins of the recipe) has been extinct in Thailand for generations. The dining room is full of Thai touches and there’s a herb garden outside so you know why the mint and basil has so much freshness. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30, Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:30 (Closed on Mondays)
- Address: 24 Sukhumvit 53 (Soi Pai dee ma dee)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 260 2961-2 (advanced reservation necessary)
Sra Bua by Kiin KiinCreative Thai cuisine – Siam
Sra Bua is a fine-dining restaurant that serves cutting edge Thai cuisine unlike any you will have ever seen before. Well-known Thai favourites have been turned inside out, and every dish is a treat for the eyes – as well as the taste buds. The consulted chef is Henrik Yde-Andersen, the man behind Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen, the renowned Michelin-starred Thai restaurant. Chef Henrik flies in to create seasonal menus that push boundaries in terms of inventiveness. The menu changes every quarter, but signature dishes and favourites remain. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 24:00 Daily
- BTS: Siam
- Address: 991 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 162 9000
- Price Range: 10 course set menu 3,100++ baht
SühringModern German cuisine – Sathorn
This Michelin-starred restaurant serves something previously unknown to Bangkok’s fine dining lovers – seasonal, high-end German cuisine. Serving a set menu of 9 or 12 courses only and changing according to seasonal produce, dinner at Sühring is a full evening of exploratory dining. The evening’s menu is updated daily but typically runs through a series of appetisers, a salad, a bread course, and onto mains and desserts… plural! The wine list is dominated by German and Austrian wines, with a smattering of new world labels too. There’s no stuffiness, few formalities and loads of positive energy. The Shuring twins' take on light, creative German food is, in our humble opinion, a huge success. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 23:00 daily
- BTS: Chong Nonsi (5 minute taxi ride still required)
- Address: 10 Yen Akat Road Soi 3, Chong Nonsi, Sathorn
Address in Thai: No. Soi 3, 10 ถนน เย็นอากาศ แขวง ช่องนนทรี เขต ยานนาวา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120
- Tel: +66 (0)2 287 1799
- Price Range: 1800++ for 9 courses; 2500++ for 12 courses
Saneh JaanTraditional Thai – Wireless Road/Ploenchit
Saneh Jaan Restaurant is a stylish restaurant that offers an elegant take on heritage Thai cuisine. The style of the room evokes early 20th century European design and the historic photos of old world Thailand add to the ambiance. The menu features traditional Thai dishes made with only the finest local ingredients, including black bean curd, hand-pounded curry paste, dried rice noodles, glass noodles and vegetables that are grown organically nearby. The dishes are a hand-chosen selection of Thai recipes from a number of different locations around the country. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:00; Dinner 18:00 - 22:00; Bar 17:00 - 24:00
- BTS: Ratchadamri
- Address: G/F, Sindhorn Tower, 130-132 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 650 9880
ElementsInternational – Ploenchit
Dinner at Elements is a truly memorable experience. This chic restaurant serves exceptional cuisine sourced from all over the world, in a relaxed atmosphere featuring an open kitchen design and stunning terrace. The result is a world class restaurant that welcomes guests without the pretentions of typical fine dining establishments, and in a city that sometimes values style over substance, Elements is executed perfectly. Located on the 25th floor of the Okura Prestige Hotel, Elements Restaurant in Bangkok is easy to reach thanks to a direct walkway from Ploenchit BTS Station. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 22:30
- BTS: Ploen Chit
- Address: 57 Wireless Road, Ploenchit, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0) 2687 9001
J’aime by Jean-Michel LorainFrench fine-dining - Sathorn
J’aime Restaurant at U Sathorn Hotel is a French fine-dining experience to rival anything in Bangkok. There is a dedication to classic cuisine here and the contemporary flourishes (of which there are many) are there to reinvigorate age old recipes rather than reimagine them completely. Although the food at J’aime Bangkok is classic French in preparation and flavour, there is an Asian twist added in the delivery which is unique. For example, appetisers come as three small tapas portions designed to be shared and it’s also surprising to find chopsticks and a lazy Susan on the table. Executive Chef at J’aime, Jean-Michel Lorain, has achieved worldwide acclaim as the owner of three-Michelin starred Côte Saint Jacques in Burgundy, a restaurant that was opened in 1945 by his grandmother. J’aime Bangkok continues this family affair with several of the grandparents’ dishes still on the menu and his daughter, Marine, running the front of house. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 22:30
- MRT: Lumpini
- BTS: Sala Daeng
- Address: U Sathorn Bangkok, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli, Sathorn (Turn into Sathorn Soi 1 and turn right at the ‘T’ junction before a left onto Soi Preedi)
- Tel: 66 (0)2 119 4899