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Gaggan is a restaurant run by chef Gaggan Anand in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2017, it was named by Restaurant as the best restaurant in Asia in the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, placing 7th overall worldwide.[1]

Restaurant information
Established 2010
Chef Gaggan Anand
Food type Indian / molecular gastronomy
Street address 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road
City Bangkok
Postal/ZIP Code 10330
Country Thailand



The restaurant was opened in Bangkok, Thailand, by Indian chef Gaggan Anand in 2010, who had lived in Bangkok since 2007. He sought to refine Indian food to the same fine dining level as seen by other styles of cuisine such as French or Japanese within Thailand. The restaurant is located in a former 19th century townhouse. While the property was being renovated prior to opening, the 2010 Thai political protests took place meaning that Anand couldn't visit the restaurant for a period of time.[2] The interior decor has a running color scheme of white and beige throughout, but there are additions of neon purple lights and scatter cushions in a variety of colors. The restaurant's dining area spreads across two floors which remain in a series of small enclosed rooms.[3]


Prior to opening Gaggan, Anand worked at the three Michelin star molecular gastronomy restaurant elBulli in Spain. The chef has incorporated similar techniques into the menu at Gaggan. These have included a coriander foam served with green peppercorn chicken kebabs in a dish entitled "Green with envy", and one entitled "Beauty and the Beast" which features potatoes stuffed with figs.[4]

Gaggan serves a 25-course tasting menu with no words, only emoji, which Anand described as "a way to transcend language barriers".[5]


In 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the restaurant was named both the best restaurant in Thailand, and Asia's best restaurant in the list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants collated by Restaurant magazine.[4][6] This was an increase from the third spot overall in Asia from in 2014.[2] [7] The restaurant was placed 10th, 23rd and 7th overall in the world in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively, and remained the only Indian restaurant to ever place in the top 50. [8] [9] [10]

Anand and the restaurant were featured in Episode 6 of Season 2 in Netflix's Chef's Table documentary and in Episode 1 of Season 1 in Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil.

Closing in 2020Edit

Anand will close Gaggan in 2020 to start a new venture in Fukuoka, Japan with partner Takeshi Fukuyama, which will draw on Buddhist principles.[11] [5]


  1. ^ Eversham, Emma (1 June 2015). "World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015: El Celler de Can Roca takes back top spot". Big Hospitality. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Napolitano, Dean (10 March 2015). "Indian Restaurant Is Asia's No. 1". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gaggan Bangkok on Langsuan". Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Gaggan". The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Why the Best Restaurant in Asia Is Shutting Down". 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  6. ^ "These Are the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia". 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
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  8. ^ "What makes chef Gaggan Anand's Indian restaurant in the heart of Bangkok so special". Financial Review. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Gaggan, Nahm soar at World's 50 Best Restaurants awards". Bangkok Post. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "New York's Eleven Madison Park named 'world's best restaurant' at gala event in Melbourne Bangkok's Gaggan was named Asia's best restaurant, at No. 7 overall, while Hong Kong's Amber came in at No. 24". South China Morning Post. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
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