Restaurants in Bangkok

Housed inside the upscale Ma Du Zi Hotel, La Truffe serves southern French cuisine crafted by chef Yuya Okuda.

The unassuming Chote Chitr, located near Wat Suthat, is a century-old, family-run establishment popular with locals for its authentic, flavorful takes on traditional Thai cuisine.

Behold the Slow Food version of a rarefied Thai treat at Bo.lan: a stunningly intricate layering of hand-pounded red curry paste, freshly extracted coconut milk, double-cooked beef, and aromatic grace notes of Kaffir lime and cassia leaves.

The Metropolitan Bangkok is urbane, with a streamlined glass and concrete facade that includes different textured finishes and several serene water features.

Vino di Zanotti is a traditional Italian restaurant set away from the hectic pace of the city in the countryside of Khao Yai.

This outdoor restaurant has no English sign but is located opposite My Beauty spa. It's a dump, with wash hung out to dry and stray cats in the background but if you get past the back-alley aesthetic, you'll feast on grilled blackened shrimp or fried frog with chiles.

Named after H.S.H. Princess Sulabh Valleng Visuddhi, a head cook in the Sukhothai Palace, Thanying Restaurant serves the same type of traditional Thai cuisine the princess prepared in the palace. The eatery is a joint venture between the princess’s son, M.R.

A new Sukhumvit favorite, serving Western dishes accented with Eastern spices.

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.