Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, the renowned fine-dining modern-Thai-cuisine restaurant at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, continues to go from strength to strength, building on its outstanding reputation for culinary excellence and adding a sixth year to its one-Michelin-star status from the ‘MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023’. The restaurant first received Michelin one-star status in December 2017.
The restaurant opened on 15 September 2010, to impress even the savvy Thai-food connoisseurs with its modern interpretation of traditional Thai cuisine, conceptualised by renowned Chef Henrik Yde Andersen, whose Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen was awarded one Michelin star.
Chef Henrik Yde Andersen, a Danish national, fell in love with Thai cuisine when on holiday in Thailand in 2000. He stayed for five years, living and working in all corners of Thailand and losing himself in the vast, rich variety of local Thai foods.
Upon his return to Denmark in 2005, Henrik teamed up with Mr Lertchai Treetawatchaiwong, a Thai entrepreneur and hobby chef, to open a Thai restaurant with a twist – Kiin Kiin, which debuted in Copenhagen in 2006.
In 2009, during a promotional tour through Bangkok, Henrik was approached by Siam Kempinski Hotel’s pre-opening team, who happened to sample his food by pure chance. The team offered him the opportunity to open a Thai restaurant at the new hotel, based on the same concept as its sister restaurant, Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin was born in 2010.
Led by Senior Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin incorporates the art of global cooking techniques into age-old local recipes to produce a unique Thai-inspired, modern concept. The aim of the restaurant is to dazzle and form a memorable culinary experience for every guest. Chef Chayawee invites guests to enjoy an extraordinary culinary performance as chefs choreograph different tastes of basic Thai ingredients from traditional recipes in daring combinations.
Behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin’s exquisitely composed food presentation using global cooking techniques, the familiar flavours of traditional Thai dishes are well maintained. The cuisine is widely recognised as ‘modern gastronomy at its best’ – making it very different from home-style cooking. Diners may experience a curry served with the texture and temperature of ice cream, and bites of lobster locked inside gelatinous pearls that melt in the mouth with a sip of tom yam broth. Everything from fish sauce to prawn crackers is homemade in the Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin kitchen.
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is open daily for luncheon from 12:00 noon to 15:00 hrs (last orders for ten-course journey at 13:00 hrs and eight-course journey at 14:00 hrs), with dinner served between 18:00 and midnight (last orders at 21:00 hrs). The restaurant is located on the lobby floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel +66 2 162 9000