Asia’s four-time No.1 restaurant will close for good next year, but not before the chef-owner pulls out all the stops for the final 12 months of his game-changing Bangkok restaurant

Gaggan Anand has never been one for keeping secrets. In 2016, the outspoken chef declared his intention to close his flagship restaurant, Gaggan, after 10 years, and since then he has been drip-feeding information about his plans for an intimate dining destination with fellow chef Takeshi ‘Goh’ Fukuyama in Fukuoka, Japan.

Some might say the early declaration of Gaggan’s closure was an elaborate PR exercise. Whatever the motive, it worked. The restaurant in the Thai capital topped the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for a record four consecutive years before dropping to No.2 in March, and foodies are flocking to Bangkok from all over the world to try Anand’s creative Indian cuisine while they still can. But will it simply reopen in another guise after its closure on 30 June 2020? Anand says not.

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Image: courtesy of Gaggan Anand