The Awardees of 'Thailand's Favourite Restaurants 2022'

Koktail Magazine

27 Aug 2022

The event on Friday, August 26, 2022 recognised some of Thailand's outstanding dining destinations

The Thailand’s Favourite Restaurants guide spotlights 201 noteworthy culinary destinations throughout the nation. Including restaurants from the north in Chiang Mai all the way to the south in Phuket, entries range from fine dining to more laid-back, casual eateries you might visit on a regular basis. Last night at Parc Paragon, a special industry gathering was hosted by MediaMagination, publisher of Koktail Magazine, and partners such as Siam Paragon, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Jagota, Megatix, TikTok, Maximage, and many others, to unveil various accolades of exemplary contributions to Thailand's dining scene that are highlighted in the guide.

Here are the 30 restaurants from all over the country that are helping make Thailand a true gourmet destination, followed by 12 special awards to pioneering individuals in the local culinary scene. (For detailed rankings of all 201, including the top 30, stay tuned for the release of the Thailand's Favourite Restaurants 2022 guide in September 2022.)

Thailand's Best (In Alphabetical Order)

  • Acqua, Phuket
  • Baan Tepa, Bangkok 
  • Blue by Alain Ducasse, Bangkok
  • Cadence by Dan Bark, Bangkok
  • Canvas, Bangkok 
  • Chef’s Table at Lebua, Bangkok
  • CLARA, Bangkok 
  • Cote by Mauro Colagreco at Capella, Bangkok
  • Elements at The Okura Prestige, Bangkok 
  • Haoma, Bangkok 
  • IGNIV, Bangkok
  • JAMPA, Phuket
  • Keller, Bangkok 
  • Kinu by Takagi at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok 
  • L’Arome by the sea, Phuket 
  • Le Normandie by Alain Roux at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  • Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, Bangkok 
  • Mezzaluna at Lebua, Bangkok
  • Mia, Bangkok
  • Ojo at The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, Bangkok
  • Restaurant POTONG, Bangkok 
  • PRU, Phuket 
  • R-HAAN, Bangkok
  • Riva del Fiume at the Four Seasons, Bangkok 
  • Sirocco at Lebua, Bangkok
  • The Smokaccia Laboratory, Phuket 
  • Sühring, Bangkok 
  • Tengoku at The InterContinental Phuket Resort, Phuket 
  • Tony’s, Bangkok
  • Yu Ting Yuan at the Four Seasons, Bangkok

Restaurant of the Year
Despite the name, two restaurants were jointly awarded this accolade.

  • Chef’s Table at Lebua, Bangkok
  • Restaurant Sühring, Bangkok

Chef of the Year
Chef “Pam” Pichaya Utharntharm - Restaurant POTONG, Bangkok

Culinary Innovator Award
Chef Riley Sanders - Canvas, Bangkok

Culinary Scientist
Chef Luca Mascolo - The Smokaccia Laboratory, Phuket

Culinary Trailblazer
Chef “Tam” Chudaree Debhakam - Baan Tepa, Bangkok

Trendsetters in Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine
Chef “Top” Pongcharn Russell and Chef Michelle Goh - Mia, Bangkok

Community Spirit
Chef Deepanker “DK” Khosla - Haoma, Bangkok 

Thai Cuisine Ambassador
Chef Chumpol Jangprai - R Haan, Bangkok

Pioneer in Sustainability
Chef Jimmy Ophorst - PRU, Phuket

Excellence in Service
Regina D’Souza -  Restaurant Manager of IGNIV Bangkok by Andreas Caminada, Bangkok

Sommelier of the Year
“Jay” Thanakorn Bottorff - Sommelier of Cote by Mauro Colagreco at Capella, Bangkok

Recognition of Contribution to Thailand’s Hospitality Industry
Deepak Ohri - CEO of Lebua Hotels & Resorts

Thailand's Favourite Restaurants 2022, the food festival, is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2022, at Parc Paragon. Click here to purchase tickets to sample plates from over 25 restaurants under one roof.