In a groundbreaking moment, Phuket’s gastronomic horizon dazzled brighter than ever with TOP25Restaurants.com announcing its coveted list of the crème de la crème restaurants for 2023. This globally recognized establishment, pioneering the fusion of cutting-edge AI technology with human culinary wisdom, made this year’s revelation even more significant—it’s their third consecutive year of spotlighting Phuket’s finest.
Renowned for meticulously applying the Restaurant Rating Index—a perfect blend of AI analytics and expert judgment—the awards magnify Phuket’s burgeoning reputation as a global culinary haven. Taking the crown was ‘hom’, a paradise of fermentation-focused dishes led by the exceptional Chef Ricardo Nunes. But breathing down its neck at the second spot was L’Arôme by the Sea, the island’s French gastronomic jewel where Chef Yannick Hollenstein reinvents contemporary French palates.
Jampa’s ever-evolving menu, inspired by a pure farm-to-fork ethos, clinched the third position. At the same time, with its Thai seafood magic, Pru from the renowned Trisara resort and Samut claimed the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
Fresh entrants making waves included HEH, Phuket’s debutant Australian diner; Semi di Tsubu, a delightful Itameshi amalgamation of Japanese-Italian flavours; and Su Va Na, crafting marine delicacies that leave restaurants astounded.
The visionary Bernard Metzger’s brainchild, TOP25Restaurants.com, has been the golden marker in the food industry since 2018. Its patented “Restaurant Rating Index” offers an exhaustive evaluation of eateries on varied parameters—from the essence of the meal, atmospheric charm, and value propositions to dynamic online footprints.
Phuket held its inaugural awards gala this year on September 11 at the opulent InterContinental Resort & Spa, marking a resurgence of in-person celebrations—a testament to Phuket’s indomitable culinary spirit. Adding a regal touch, Mr. Lertchai Wangtrakuldee of Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) graced the event, bestowing exquisite trophies on the culinary maestros.
Phuket’s dining scene only forms a fragment of TOP25Restaurants.com’s global endeavour. Culinary aficionados can explore the pinnacle of dining experiences in bustling hubs like Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Delhi.
As we applaud the winners of 2023, a resounding applause is due for the entire Phuket culinary community. Their relentless pursuit of culinary magnificence is a beacon of inspiration, setting the bar higher each year.
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)