On December 7th – the inaugural edition of the infamous dining guide has reached Bangkok with a total of 26 restaurants being awarded stars.

It has been long in the waiting to bring the coveted guide to the food capital of Asia and the tourism board of Thailand sees it an incredible addition to the already well-respected culinary destination worldwide.

From street food hawkers to glitzy dining rooms overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the guide covers a total of 126 culinary hotspots across the city based on their system, which is awarded consistently throughout the world – meaning a one star Michelin rated restaurant in Bangkok must be as good as one star Michelin rated restaurant in London.

For those less familiar with the somewhat mysterious ranking system of the Michelin – here is the pictorial breakdown:

Bib Gourmand (exceptionally good food at moderate prices)

  • Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai
  • Arunwan
  • Baan
  • Baan Phadthai
  • Baannai
  • Baan Yai Phad Thai
  • Baan Somtum (Sathon)
  • Chakki
  • Charoen Saeng Silom
  • Elvis Suki (Soi Yotse)
  • ERR
  • Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam (Pratunum)
  • Guay Jub Ouan Pochana
  • Guay Tiew Kua Sai Suanmali
  • Guay Tiew Moo Rung Rueang
  • Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla
  • Jay Oh
  • Jok Prince
  • Lay Lao
  • Lim Lao Ngow (Chinatown)
  • Khua Kling Pak Sod
  • Krua Apsorn (Sam Sen)
  • Nai Mong Hoi Thod
  • Prai Raya
  • Ruen Mallika (Sukhumvit 22)
  • Sanguan Sri
  • Sanyod (Sathon-Bang Rak)
  • Soul Food Mahanakorn
  • Thanying
  • The Local
  • Thip Samai Pad Thai
  • Tung Sui Heng Pochana (Rama 4)
  • Yentafo Convent

Rice Noodle with Mangosteen and Coconut cream at Bo.Lan

Restaurant Sühring run by the twin brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring

Sister Mole “Raan Jay Fai” receiving the only star given to a street food restaurant

One star (High quality cooking, worth a star)

  • Chim by Siam Wisdom (Thai)
  • Bo.Lan (Thai)
  • Saneh Jaan (Thai)
  • Sra Bua by KiinKiin (Thai)
  • Raan Jay Fai (Thai)
  • Ginza Sushi ichi (Japanese sushi)
  • Sühring (contemporary German)
  • L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (contemporary French)
  • J'AIME by Jean Michel Lorrain (contemporary French)
  • Elements (contemporary French)
  • Savelberg (contemporary French)
  • Paste (Thai)
  • Nahm (Thai)
  • Upstairs at Mikkeller (progressive American)

Orange Curry of Prawns with coconut heart (Nahm Restaurant)

Two stars (Excellent cooking, worth a detour)

Chef Gaggan Anand

Beetroot Rose at Gaggan

Three stars (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

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