Bangkok

Restaurants in Bangkok

Order the banana blossom, chicken, and shrimp salad at this hotel restaurant.

The fiery green curry lobster with coconut milk and Thai basil is a standout from Australian chef David Thompson.

Providing haute French fare with a view, this four-star establishment at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooks Bangkok's Chao Phraya River and glittering Thonburi District.

This humble place, with a fast-food sheen that could be at home in any L.A. strip mall, features Isan food, from Thailand's northeast. From raw mango to spicy pork salad, the dinner is a fiesta of strong chile and onions, everything moist and perfect, waiting to be sopped up with sticky rice.

Décor may be spare, but the pocket-size sushi bar prides itself in ultrafresh ingredients.

Located in one of the oldest parts of Bangkok, Chinatown serves exotic foods like bird's-nest soup.

This trendy chain—seven Bangkok restaurants and another in Hong Kong's IFC Mall—pays homage to Thailand's 'Greyhound' fashion label.

Ruen Mallika, with a menu as thick as the Talmud, is as much a restaurant as a veritable encyclopedia of Thai food. A traditional nobleman's teak house, where overweight carp make the rounds of a peaceful outdoor pond, Ruen Mallika graces a poverty-stricken stretch of the Asoke neighborhood.

Fashionistas gather here to feast on Thai-fusion dishes like bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin in red curry amid dramatic black metal wall sculptures and gold-hued portraits of elephants and tigers.

The atmosphere and views are the main attraction at Vertigo, perched atop the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. Acrophobics beware: tables are placed close to the edge, leaving little more than a glass wall between patrons and the endless city view.