Restaurants in Bangkok

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In few cities will you open up your wallet for Michelin-starred tasting menus one night and spend $3 on the best noodles you’ll ever have the next—an... Read More

In few cities will you open up your wallet for Michelin-starred tasting menus one night and spend $3 on the best noodles you’ll ever have the next—and be equally satisfied with both meals. Thais are always eating, and visitors who adopt this cultural trend will be deliciously rewarded.

Whether you’re savoring a tasty street vendor special, enjoying a snack of fresh fruit, or sitting down to a five star meal, Bangkok restaurants offer a wide variety of Thai food as well as international fare. Right now, one of the best restaurants in Bangkok—and possibly the world—is Gaggan. Gaggan Anand’s eponymous Indian restaurant, which serves set tasting menus, rose to fame after claiming the top spot at S. Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2015 and taking 10th place at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. For authentic local cooking, Din Thai Fung is a famed dumpling house known for its signature xin long bao.

There are also many places to eat in Bangkok that serve American, French, Italian, Japanese, and Malaysian food. Check out some of the diners and pubs that cater to out-of-town guests.

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  • Appia Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Appia
    Appia

    Italian food is served in a cozy atmosphere decorated with wood and stucco accents. Nosh on traditional homemade pasta dishes that combine locally... Read More

  • Blue Elephant Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Blue Elephant
    Blue Elephant

    Set in a colonial-style home in the business district, Blue Elephant takes diners on a journey of the past, present and future history of Thai food.... Read More

  • Bo.Ian Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Bo.Ian
    Bo.Ian

    Chefs Bo and Dylan earned their stripes working at David Thompson’s Michelin-starred Nahm in London so it’s no surprise their Thai cooking has been... Read More

  • Cafe Tartine Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Cafe Tartine
    Cafe Tartine

    Serving French food and made-to-order salads to the local business and embassy crowds, this indoor-outdoor café bustles during the weekday lunch hour ... Read More

  • Charcoal  Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Charcoal
    Charcoal

    The mouth-watering Indian dishes at Charcoal are designed to share. Watch with delight as an exciting lineup of traditional northwestern tandoori... Read More

  • Daniel Thaiger Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Daniel Thaiger
    Daniel Thaiger

    A strong argument can be made that Daniel Thaiger started the fire that has become the Bangkok food truck scene. Serving hand-crafted burgers from a... Read More

  • Din Thai Fung Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Din Thai Fung
    Din Thai Fung

    This famed Taiwanese dumpling house has several outposts around the world (including two in Bangkok), and the dish that keeps patrons coming back for... Read More

  • Eat Me Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Le Du
    Eat Me

    This aggressively named eatery has been riding the tidal wave of change in Bangkok over the last decade with great success. The dishes fuse Western... Read More

  • Gaggan Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Gaggan
    Gaggan

    Gaggan Anand’s eponymous Indian restaurant rose to fame after claiming the top spot at S. Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2015 and taking 10th... Read More

  • Hong Bao Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Hong Bao
    Hong Bao

    Craving dim sum after hours? Hong Bao’s dim sum is served all day and ranks as some of the best in Bangkok. While almost everything is excellent, menu... Read More

  • Hyde and Seek Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Hyde and Seek
    Hyde and Seek

    This trendy gastropub serves Western-style pub fare and really good burgers. The mixologists at Hyde & Seek have a long list of handcrafted cocktails... Read More

  • Issaya Siamese Club Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Issaya Siamese Club
    Issaya Siamese Club

    Thailand’s best-known celebrity chef, Ian Kittichai, grows the herbs and organic vegetables used in his modern Thai cuisine in the garden surrounding... Read More

  • L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok
    L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

    With 28 Michelin stars spread among 20 restaurants, Joël Robuchon needs no introduction. Executive chef Olivier Limousin, who arrived from Robuchon’s... Read More

  • Lady Brett Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Lady Brett
    Lady Brett

    A favorite of 2014’s new restaurants, Lady Brett is the spinoff of the Rocket coffee bar next door. Inside, the Josper charcoal grill heats up as chef... Read More

  • Le Du Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Le Du
    Le Du

    Thai chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn honed his craft in Michelin-star restaurants The Modern and Jean-Georges before returning to Thailand. Serving Thai... Read More

  • Lenzi Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Lenzi
    Lenzi

    Head chef Francesco Lenzi made a name for himself at other local Italian hotspots before striking out on his own with great success. The backbone of the... Read More

  • Maru Kaiseki Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Maru Kaiseki
    Maru Kaiseki

    Businessmen from Tokyo rank among the top patrons here, and they crowd the restaurant on Tuesday and Friday when the fish arrives fresh from Japan. Your... Read More

  • Mugendai Penthouse Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Mugendai Penthouse
    Mugendai Penthouse

    Worth the splurge, the menu at this upscale restaurant changes daily based on what type of fish hasarrived fresh from Japan. Rub elbows with fellow... Read More

  • Muteki Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy fo Muteki
    Muteki

    Mugendai’s sister restaurant is kinder on your wallet but doesn’t shy away from bold flavors worthy of the rave reviews it’s received. The tabloid... Read More

  • Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Nahm
    Nahm

    Austrian-born chef David Thompson did not receive a warm welcome upon arriving in Thailand in 2010. That was back when having a non-Thai at the helm of... Read More

  • Namsaah Bottling Trust Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Namsaah Bottling Trust
    Namsaah Bottling Trust

    The restaurant’s home, a two-story, 100-year-old house, gets its name from its long history of being a soda water factory. Today, favorite local chef... Read More

  • Peppina Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Peppina
    Peppina

    To look at Bangkok’s food scene and only think of Thai food would be a shame, especially with people like chef Paolo Vitaletti serving Neopolitan pizzas... Read More

  • Rang Mahal Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Rang Mahal
    Rang Mahal

    At this rooftop Indian restaurant, floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the fast-paced Sukhumvit Road as traditional live music fills the room. But at this... Read More

  • Sala Rattanakosin Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Sala Rattanakosin
    Sala Rattanakosin

    Stunning views of Wat Arun aside, what keeps both locals and visitors coming to Sala Rattanakosin are the dishes prepared by British Chef Tony Wrigley.... Read More

  • Savelberg Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Savelberg
    Savelberg

    As one of Europe’s most lauded chefs, Holland native and Michelin star rated Henk Savelberg has built his career perfecting the art of eating and... Read More

  • Soi 38 Street Food in Bangkok Getty Images
    Soi 38

    While rumblings of this iconic street food area’s closing were making a lot of noise in early 2015, these cheap eat stalls are still going strong.... Read More

  • Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
    Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

    Sra Bua is the Bangkokian cousin to Copenhagen’s famed Kiin Kiin, the only restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin star for Thai cuisine. Serving... Read More

  • Smoking Pug Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Smoking Pug
    The Smoking Pug

    Since opening earlier this year after several successful years in China, the American expat husbandand wife team have quickly amassed a long list of... Read More

  • Tim Ho Wan Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Tim Ho Wan
    Tim Ho Wan

    The world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant has arrived in Bangkok and has plans to expand their dim sum empire around the city. The kitchen is... Read More

  • Tuba Design Furniture & Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Tuba Design Furniture & Restaurant
    Tuba Design Furniture & Restaurant

    By day the owners of Tuba peddle second-hand, retro furniture and accessories and by night the household good store turns into a bar and pizza joint. It... Read More

  • Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
    Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

    Named after James Bond's venerable libation, one could easily be transported to a trendy street in New York City at this classic Italian joint.... Read More

  • Zuma Restaurant in Bangkok Courtesy of Zuma
    Zuma

    This modern, spacious restaurant has a sushi bar, robata grill, terrace and cocktail bar. Drinks at Zuma are innovative (try the smoked negroni), and... Read More

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