Phuket, Thailand, September 12, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / TOP25Restaurants.com, the world’s first organization to use artificial intelligence (AI) to curate and recognize the finest dining establishments across the globe, is thrilled to unveil the much-anticipated list of the top 25 restaurants in Phuket for 2023. This year marks the third installment of the prestigious ranking, a testament to our commitment to celebrating culinary excellence in Phuket.
This year’s awards recognize the achievements of Phuket’s best 25 restaurants, chosen and ranked by the Restaurant Rating Index, an objective curation and measuring standard based on artificial intelligence and enhanced by professional discernment.
hom restaurant took the island’s top position for fine dining. hom is helmed by chef Ricardo Nunes, preparing fermentation-inspired cuisine with ingredients sourced from around Phuket. The restaurant in an “ethereal setting” was closely followed by L’Arôme by the Sea, the only French fine dining restaurant on the island where chef Yannick Hollenstein presents his interpretation of contemporary French cuisine. The top two restaurants were closely followed in third place by Jampa, a farm-to-fork concept where dishes change daily. In fourth and fifth positions, Pru located in the award-winning Trisara resort, and Samut serving fine Thai cuisine, focusing on local seafood enhanced with local ingredients.
Nine restaurants were newly awarded and included in the top 25, among them HEH, the first Australian fine dining in Phuket; Semi di Tsubu, the first Itameshi restaurant in Thailand, blending the best of Japanese and Italian cuisine; and Su Va Na, surprising guests with a marine dining experience.
Founded by Bernard Metzger, the visionary behind the TOP25 Restaurants Guide series, Top25Restaurants.com has consistently set the gold standard in the culinary world. Since 2018, our annual list and awards have been powered by the Travelindex-owned and patented “Restaurant Rating Index.” This multi-assets index evaluates various facets of dining establishments, including the quality of food, ambience and comfort, value for money, and social indicators such as online presence, social markers, online footprint, media engagement, and review content analysis by AI. The Restaurant Rating Index is recognized as a benchmark for rating quality restaurants, and chefs aspire to be listed in the TOP25 Restaurants because it not only increases their restaurant’s reputation but also attracting discerning diners seeking unparalleled culinary experiences.
While this year’s event marked the first award ceremony for Phuket, we are proud to note that earlier in June 2023, TOP25Restaurants.com hosted the TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok awards ceremony, adding to the rich tapestry of culinary recognition in the region.
The TOP25 Restaurants Phuket Awards 2023 event took place on September 11, 2023, at the luxurious InterContinental Resort & Spa Phuket. This gathering marked a significant milestone as it was the first in-person event since the inception of the rankings, further highlighting the resilience and vibrancy of the culinary scene in Phuket.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the prestigious trophies to each of the top 25 restaurants Phuket award winners. These elegant trophies featured the restaurant’s name and its 2023 rank and were personally presented by Mr. Lertchai Wangtrakuldee, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office. This added a touch of distinction to the evening, underscoring the significance of this recognition.
THE TOP25 Restaurants Phuket 2023 –
Ranked by the Restaurant Rating Index ( www.phuket.top25restaurants.com )
- hom, Fermentation Based
- L’Arôme by the Sea, Modern French
- JAMPA, Sustainable Cuisine
- PRU, Natural Thai
- Samut, Modern Thai
- Nitan, Innovative Thai
- Suay, Northeastern Thai
- Black Ginger, Modern Thai
- Jaras, Modern Thai
- Acqua, Italian Fine Dining
- HEH, Contemporary Australian
- Tengoku, Japanese
- Takieng, Authentic Thai
- Ta Khai, Thai Seafood
- Saffron, Classic Thai
- Age, Classic Grill
- Semi di Tsubu, Itameshi
- Blue Elephant Phuket, Royal Thai Cuisine
- Bon Pan-Asian Tapas, Pan-Asian Tapas
- Siam Supper Club, Steakhouse
- Akoya, Coastal Tapas
- Baan Rim Pa, Royal Thai Cuisine
- Talung Thai, Modern Thai
- Su Va Na, Marine Dining
- Big Fish, Seafood
In addition to Phuket, Travelindex also publishes TOP25 Restaurants Guides in the following vibrant dining destinations: Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Delhi. Visit www.TOP25restaurants.com to explore these culinary hubs and discover the best dining experiences each city has to offer.
About TOP25 Restaurants International
TOP25Restaurants.com, a division of Travelindex Group, is the world’s first independent rating system based on artificial intelligence combined with human expertise, dedicated to identifying and celebrating the finest dining establishments around the world. Through the Restaurant Rating Index, a pioneering standard in culinary evaluation, we recognize restaurants that consistently deliver exceptional dining experiences. Our mission is to promote culinary excellence and provide discerning diners with valuable insights into the world of fine dining.
With a global presence in vibrant city destinations, including Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Delhi, and more, we’re dedicated to promoting culinary excellence and offering discerning diners valuable insights into the realm of fine dining. As we continue to expand our culinary horizons, follow us on Instagram @top25restaurants for the latest updates and discoveries. The annual TOP25 Awards shine a spotlight on the most outstanding restaurants, presenting the ultimate collection of dining venues from around the globe.
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About the InterContinental Resort & Spa Phuket
Inspired by Phuket’s natural landscape, InterContinental® Phuket Resort is a luxury beachfront hideaway featuring 221 elegantly appointed rooms and villas overlooking the Andaman Sea. The resort’s five restaurants and bars offer contemporary Thai fine-dining at Jaras, international gourmet fare at Pinto, poolside favorites and craft cocktails at Pine Beach Bar, Japanese cuisine inspired by the ancient techniques and presentation of Osaka’s cooking masters at Tengoku, and organic coffee, tea, and delicacies at Devas’ Lounge. Resort facilities include Club InterContinental® Lounge, Sati Spa & Wellness®, six swimming pools with breath-taking views, a well-equipped Fitness Centre, tennis court, and the Planet Trekkers Kids Club for multi-generational recreation. Located on the secluded part of Kamala Beach, just a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, the InterContinental Phuket Resort has already garnered international awards such as ‘2019 Readers Choices: The Best Overseas Hotel’ from Travel + Leisure China ‘2019 Best Overseas Hotel’ from Voyage, China, 2022 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award, and LEED Gold Certification since its official opening in November 2019.
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