Restaurants in Thailand
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.
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.
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 Ian Kittichai has turned it into a wildly decorated Thai restaurant with a Pepto-pink color exterior.
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’s an odd mix, but in its home in the trendy Ekami neighborhood, Tuba fits right in.
With 28 Michelin stars spread among 20 restaurants, Joël Robuchon needs no introduction.
A favorite of 2014’s new restaurants, Lady Brett is the spinoff of the Rocket coffee bar next door.
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 that truly delight.
Italian food is served in a cozy atmosphere decorated with wood and stucco accents. Nosh on traditional homemade pasta dishes that combine locally sourced ingredients. Another winner; oxtail stew and the lamb ribs.
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 newspaper-style menu is expansive but the bulk of the options focus on sushi, sashimi, tempura and rice bowls.
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 standouts include steamed rice rolls with shrimp and their signature salapao lava, which deliciously combines sweet cream and salty egg yoke.
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 drawing in both crowds and global recognition alike. The menu changes seasonally to make use of the finest local ingredients.
Thai chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn honed his craft in Michelin-star restaurants The Modern and Jean-Georges before returning to Thailand. Serving Thai food that is both delicious and beautiful, diners are treated to set menus that show off a mix of Asian and Italian delights.
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 influences with the finest Asian ingredients, and the cocktail list is among the best in town.
Thailand’s best-known celebrity chef, Ian Kittichai, grows the herbs and organic vegetables used in his modern Thai cuisine in the garden surrounding this beautiful and convivial restaurant. Dishes are inventive with modern presentation.
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 bustling with cooks who prepare 25 types of dim sum, from classic shrimp dumplings to gluttonous rice balls in lotus leaves.