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10 new restaurants make the cut in the Thailand Michelin guide, one in Phuket

In the latest edition of the Michelin Guide for Thailand, 10 new restaurants have received the prestigious nod from the renowned culinary guide. There’s one new Michelin-recommended restaurant in Surin, Phuket this year too.

The additions this year span various regions, with Bangkok boasting four new recommendations, while Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen each earned two. Phuket and Nakhon Pathom secured one each.

Here’s a closer look at the newly Michelin-recommended establishments for 2023:

  1. Sushi Saito, Bangkok: Located in the Four Seasons Private Residence in Bangkok’s Sathon district, this Japanese restaurant, a sister to Tokyo’s famed Michelin 3-star eatery, specialises in Edomae-style sushi made with ingredients imported from Japan.
  2. Coda, Bangkok: Situated on Wireless Road in Pathumwan district, Coda offers a six-course seasonal tasting menu of Thai contemporary dishes, with seafood delicacies inspired by Chef Suphasit Kokpol’s childhood memories of visits to the Samut Sakhon coast.
  3. Ojo, Bangkok: Positioned inside The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon in Bang Rak district, Ojo prides itself as the highest Mexican restaurant in Thailand, offering stunning views and a menu of fiery flavours in a Mexican street food style, led by award-winning chef Francisco Paco Ruano.
  4. Small Dinner Club, Bangkok: Located on Charoen Krung Road in Bang Rak district, this restaurant showcases a wide range of Thai culinary arts and cooking methods.
  5. Sanae Thai, Chiang Mai: This eatery on Wang Sing Kham Road in Muang district is renowned for its beefy treats, including rice topped with sliced grilled beef and egg yolk, Thai spicy soup with braised beef shank and beef massaman rice.
  6. Talung, Chiang Mai: Specializing in Southern Thai dishes inspired by the owner’s Nakhon Si Thammarat upbringing, this restaurant on Chotana Road in Muang district serves up dishes like stir-fried bitter beans with shrimp and stir-fried squid with black ink sauce.
  7. Kaw Mun Gai Nai Ho, Nakhon Pathom: For an authentic taste of Hainanese chicken rice, this Singaporean-owned eatery in Nakhon Chai Si district hits the mark.
  8. Pho Tha Bo, Khon Kaen: This family-run restaurant on Sri Nual Road in Khon Kaen is renowned for its pho noodles and other Vietnamese favorites, with homemade pork sausage and beef balls.
  9. Kuai Tiao Nuea Hia Choi, Khon Kaen: With a four-decade reputation, this beef noodle shop on Kasikorn Thung Sang Road in Muang district is a local favorite, and the beef satay comes highly recommended.
  10. The Smokaccia Laboratory, Phuket: According to the Michelin website…

“In this causal restaurant, chef Luca Mascolo has perfected his sourdough and focaccia recipes with crunchy crusts and Italian herbs. Every sandwich is assembled and smoked at the table. Highlights include slow-cooked Australian wagyu striploin, Surat Thani oysters and cheese from Nonthaburi. The high-ceilinged dining room is depicted by tables, and counter seats overlooking the open kitchen. Vegetarian and vegan options available.”

And a response from The Smokaccia Laboratory…

We’re honored to be included in the MICHELIN Guide 2023!

A heartfelt thank you to the Michelin Guide for recognizing our culinary journey. This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our incredible team at The Smokaccia Laboratory.

We’re grateful and excited to be among the talented chefs and restaurants in this prestigious guide. In our newly renovated restaurant we’ll continue striving for excellence, redefine taste and create unforgettable moments with a sustainable twist.

For reservations or more info about Chef Luca’s signature lunch experience or his newly launched 18-course tasting menu please call 093-179-4489 or visit our website

We want to try all the new entries!

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