Phuket gets its most exclusive Omakase restaurant with Tree House

Experience the most exquisite omakase with Tree House, the latest addition to Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.

With perfection in aesthetic and every bite, sample an omakase like no other at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas’s stylishly minimalist restaurant, Tree House.

Nestled in the restaurant’s heritage Banyan Tree, Tree House honours the true meaning of Omakase. The term translates to ‘I will leave it up to you’, which indicates that the diner will allow their chef to choose what they serve. A highly ritualized meal consisting of several courses, it takes a chef several years to excel the same. 

Diners can interact with the Omakase-trained chefs, and learn all about seasonal ingredients and processes. For authenticity, ingredients are flown in fresh from Japan, highlighting the riches of each season. A curation of select sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails can be paired with the dishes to enhance your experience.

Tree house omakase restaurant and bar - japanese negroni
Tree House Omakase Restaurant and Bar – Japanese Negroni

The dining journey consists of a premium chef’s-choice set menu where guests can pair courses – sushi, grilled dishes, desserts, and delicacies – with a curated list of sake, alongside Japanese-inspired cocktails. Not a non-vegetarian? Fret not, for a special vegetarian Omakase menu is also available on request.

Tree house omakase restaurant - japanese sea bream madai
Tree House Omakase Restaurant – Japanese Sea Bream Madai

What makes the experience at Tree House holistic is the traditional interiors to complement the exemplary gastronomy. Guests will be surrounded by a Japanese interior-designed décor that includes a stunning centerpiece of Wagasa lighting. 

The station night view at tree house omakase restaurant and bar
The station night view at Tree House Omakase Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant itself offers a 360-degree view of the resort’s lush Bill Bensley designed gardens. Minutes away from the Mai Khao beach, the pleasant ocean breeze makes for a truly spectacular seaside setting.

For lovers of omakase, kaiseki is a similar dining experience in the world of Japanese cuisine. A significant difference might be that while Kaiseki has a prescribed menu, Omakase allows for the chef to take into account your feedback and proceed with further courses. The USP of the dining experience undoubtedly lies in the conversations with your chef, which allows you to learn as you eat about what you’re eating and its rich history. 

Tree House and its omakase styled menu make for a perfect addition to Anantara. The luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers connects them to the authentic and genuine roots of a place, making for an enriching travel and dining experience. 

As Japanese cuisine finds global favour among the masses, entrepreneurs and chefs have taken note of the demand and catered accordingly. So if Phuket is on your wander-list as travel opens up, the Tree House will make for a definite highlight. 

Read more. 

Celebrity chefs and their celebrated dishes

Treat yourself to Mumbai’s first live sushi bar at Wakai

DoubleTree by Hilton relaunches Feliz, its signature restaurant