8. Taihei, Ph.uket, Thailand
Taihei will offer sushi, sashimi and other Japanese classics from the hands of master craftsman Shiraishi.
Named after the Japanese word for "peace," Taihei enjoys a suitably tranquil setting amidst the pools and greenery of the Banyan Tree resort on the Thai vacation island of Ph.uket.
It's where Kyushu-born chef Shiraishi, who has more than 40 years of experience under his belt, will craft sashimi and sushi amongst other traditional Japanese dishes.
Yakimono dishes, namely those pan-fried or grilled such as gyoza, are another menu highlight, while for guests wanting to take their knowledge further, Shirashi will share his skills in sushi-making classes.
With a maximum of just 35 diners, Taihei's focus is set to be on personal attention and culinary discovery.
Taihei, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Ph.uket 83110, Thailand; +66 (0)76 372 400