MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2020 Sees 29 Eateries Win Stars – Thai Restaurants Sorn & R-Haan Earn 2-MICHELIN Stars

The third edition of The MICHELIN Guide in Thailand has been announced, with a total of 29 stars awarded for 2020.

There are now five two-star restaurants (two new), 24 one-star restaurants (four new) and 94 Bib Gourmand restaurants (27 new).

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Titled The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020, the latest guide includes a large number of Bib Gourmand entrants in the aforementioned provinces in Thailand, although Chiang Mai province has yet to gain any Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of MICHELIN Guides, revealed: “This year, the locavore movement, or the use of locally-sourced ingredients, is becoming the true star of Thailand’s foodscape. The trend shows Thailand’s rich diversity and high quality of local produce. In addition, we see the glorious rise of traditional Thai cuisine, as—for the first time ever, globally—two traditional Thai restaurants (both promoted from one star) are on The MICHELIN Guide’s two-star list.”

A high emphasis on native Thai ingredients and sustainability continue the trend of MICHELIN Thailand as explained by the MICHELIN Guide team.

Following that, these are the 24 one-star restaurants in Thailand, with four new entrants.

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One MICHELIN-Starred Restaurants 2020 (Bangkok & Surrounding Provinces)

  • 80/20 (New)
  • Bo.lan
  • Canvas
  • Chef’s Table (New)
  • Chim by Siam Wisdom
  • Elements
  • Gaa
  • Ginza Sushi ichi
  • J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain
  • Jay Fai
  • Khao (New)
  • Le Du
  • Methavalai
  • Sorndaeng
  • Nahm
  • Paste
  • Ruean Panya
  • Saawaan
  • Saneh Jaan
  • Savelberg
  • Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
  • Suan Thip
  • Table 38 (New)
  • Upstairs

In addition, Phuket and Phang-Nga provinces settle with only one MICHELIN-starred restaurant.

One MICHELIN-Starred Restaurants 2020 (Phuket & Phang-Nga)

  • PRU

Two traditional Thai cuisine restaurants, Sorn and R-Haan, have joined the ranks of two MICHELIN stars, upgrading from their previous year’s achievements.

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Two MICHELIN-Starred Restaurants 2020 (Bangkok & Surrounding Provinces)

  • Le Normandie
  • Mezzaluna
  • R-Haan (New)
  • Sorn (New)
  • Sühring

Unfortunately, we have yet to see any three MICHELIN-starred restaurants appear anywhere in Thailand–but if it is any indication vis-a-vis Singapore’s MICHELIN guide, this ultimate gourmet award is bound to happen eventually.

As for the Bib Gourmand list, a total of 94 establishments are featured, 61 of which are located in Bangkok, 17 in Chiang Mai, 14 in Phuket, and two in Phang-Nga.

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Bib Gourmand 2020 (Bangkok & Surrounding Provinces)

  • 100 Mahaseth
  • Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai
  • Baan Benjarong Pai
  • Baan Phadthai
  • Baan Somtum (Sathon)
  • Baan Yai Phad Thai
  • Baannai
  • Bangkok Bold Kitchen (Central Embassy)
  • Beer Hima (Prachachuen)
  • Bokkia Tha Din Daeng
  • Chai Phochana
  • Chakki
  • Charoen Saeng Silom
  • Choy (Phuttha Monthon Sai 2)
  • Eat Pad Thai
  • Elvis Suki (Soi Yotse)
  • ERR
  • Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam (Pratunam)
  • Guay Jub Mr. Joe
  • Guay Jub Ouan Pochana
  • Guay Tiew Kua Gai Suanmali (Khlang Hospital Intersection)
  • Guay Tiew Mu Rung Rueang
  • Here Hai
  • Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla
  • Jao Nai Fish Ball (Ekkachai)
  • Jay Oh
  • Jidori Cuisine Ken
  • Jok Prince
  • K. Panich
  • Khua Kling Pak Sod (Prasanmit)
  • Klang Suan
  • Konchong Konprung
  • Krua Apsorn (Sam Sen)
  • Lai Rot (Rama 6)
  • Lay Lao (Ari)
  • Lim Lao Ngow (China Town)
  • Mae Khlong Hua Pla Mo Fai
  • Maverick (Soi Yotse)
  • Nai Mong Hoi Thod
  • Ongtong
  • Phan Fa
  • Plu
  • Polo Fried Chicken (Soi Polo)
  • Poon Lert Room (Phlapphla Chai Intersection)
  • Praram 9 Kaiyang (Rama 9)
  • Rat Na Yot Phak 40 Years
  • Ruen Ton
  • S.B.L.
  • Sa-at Sawoei (Kanchanapisek Road)
  • Sae Phun
  • Sanguan Sri
  • Sanyod (Sathon-Bang Rak)
  • Sawang Bami Kam Pu (Si Phraya)
  • Siam Charming
  • Somsak Pu Ob (Charoen Rat)
  • Ten Suns
  • Thai Niyom
  • The Local
  • Tung Sui Heng Pochana (Stadium One)
  • Watsana Khao Man Gai
  • Weng (Woeng Nakhon Kasem)

Bib Gourmand 2020 (Chiang Mai)

  • Gai Yang Cherng Doi
  • Ginger Farm Kitchen
  • Han Thueng Chiang Mai
  • Huan Soontaree
  • Huen Muan Jai
  • Khao Soi Mae Manee
  • Khao Tom Yong (Suthep Road)
  • Krua Ya
  • Kuakai Nimman
  • Meena Rice Based Cuisine
  • Na Chantra
  • Racharos
  • Rote Yiam Beef Noodle
  • Saiyut and Doctor Sai Kitchen
  • Sanpakoi Kanomjeen
  • SP Chicken
  • The House by Ginger

Bib Gourmand 2020 (Phuket & Phang-Nga)

  • Bang Pae Seafood
  • Chomchan
  • Chuan Chim
  • Go Benz
  • Hong Khao Tom Pla
  • Khrua Luang Then
  • Khrua Nong
  • Kin-Kub-Ei
  • Mor Mu Dong
  • Naam Yoi
  • One Chun
  • Raya
  • Roti Taew Nam
  • Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen
  • Ta Tuay
  • The Charm

With increasing interest by the inspectors in other regions of Thailand, and Chiang Mai emerging with its very first year covered by The MICHELIN Guide, Thailand’s food scene is sure to advance even further.

There are endless possibilities and so much uncovered cuisine—we’re just tasting the tip of the iceberg.