Restaurants in Bangkok

Cedric Angeles

Thai people have a true love of sweets, this café caters, deliciously, to their sugary addiction. Don’t be surprised to see lines of dessert enthusiasts... Read More

Students at Amita’s cooking school arrive at the hands-on class after a 20-minute boat ride past Bangkok’s major temples. Then, they’ll start the... Read More

In a city where restaurants and bars seem to open every week, only to quickly shutter their doors a few months later, Angelini has endured as a... Read More

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

Wordsmiths and snack lovers (that should cover everyone, right?) will enjoy the traditional afternoon high tea held in this historic lounge of the... Read More

I give full credit to Baan Khanitha on Sathorn for starting my life-long love affair with Thai food. Dishes here are authentic, fresh, and best ordered... Read More

Many of the ingredients that make Thai dishes so incredible can be hard to find in Western groceries stores, but the classes at Baipai teach technique... Read More

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

At Blue Elephant, two sessions are offered daily and the morning session includes a quick trip to the market before the hands-on lesson. Class sizes are... Read More

Spending an afternoon at their famed cooking school will only whet your pallet. On your return trip, come hungry and order one of the Royal Thai tasting... Read More

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

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... Read More

Bo.Lan is one the hottest restaurants in Thailand. They dish out elevated street food (I mean that as the best of compliments) in a sophisticated... Read More

Serving French food and made-to-order salads to the local business and embassy crowds, this indoor-outdoor café bustles during weekdays. Café Tartine's... Read More

Serving French food and made-to-order salads to the local business crowd, this indoor-outdoor café bustles during the mid-week lunch hour (and also... Read More

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

Crisp table clothes, attentive servers, and nearby lotus ponds all add to the romance at Celadon. The menu is a wonderful representation of Thai food... Read More

Take a break from a day of shopping at CentralWorld, and treat yourself to the tea and cake selections at Chaho. The enormous variety of green tea... Read More

Watch with delight as an exciting lineup of traditional northwestern tandoori cuisine comes parading out of the kitchen—with not a curry in sight. The... Read More

At the Oriental hotel; renovated in the style of a 1930's Shanghai dance hall. Read More

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

This Michelin-starred French restaurant at the 517-room Dusit Thani Hotel is the creative collaboration of brothers Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. Modeled... Read More

Daniel Thaiger was one of the first major players Bangkok's food truck scene. Serving hand-crafted burgers from a bright red truck, this mobile burger... Read More

This famed Taiwanese dumpling house has outposts around the world (including two in Bangkok). The dish that keeps patrons coming back for more: xiao... Read More

A perfect day for me is exploring Wat Pho with friends and then walking over to this rooftop bar at the Sala Arun Hotel in time to catch the sunset. The... Read More

The dishes at Eat Me—line-caught Japanese black cod, Australian salt bush lamb rack—fuse Western influences with the finest Asian ingredients, and the... Read More

You’ll enjoy panoramic city views along with your afternoon tea at this lounge in the Grand Hyatt hotel. Settle at a table by the window, and sample... Read More

The vibe at this mostly gluten-free and vegan eatery can be a little hippyish—you’ll have the option to eat while sitting on floor cushions—and the... Read More

With its open kitchen, killer views and international menu, Flow is one of the best places to enjoy a weekend brunch and fuel up before a full day of... Read More

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

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

Showcasing the tandoor clay oven and handi wok, Hazara serves Indian cuisine that celebrates culinary traditions found across the subcontinent. Not... Read More

Craving dim sum after hours? Hong Bao serves its fare all day, and ranks as some of the best in Bangkok. Try its signature salapao lava, which... Read More

This trendy gastropub serves Western-style bar fare—including an exceptionally good burger. The mixologists here have a long list of handcrafted... Read More

Despite the seafood-heavy menu, In Love serves up dishes at shockingly affordable prices. You’ll need a reservation to score one of the most coveted... Read More

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

Thailand's best-known celebrity chef, Ian Kittichai, is famed for signature dishes like Mussuman Curry Lamb Shank (Mussuman Gae) and Jasmine Flower... Read More

In a two-story house off Rama IV, this well-hidden restaurant is a top contender for my favorite Thai food in the city. Before dinner, cozy up on an... Read More

Chef Joël Robuchon boasts 28 Michelin stars across 20 restaurants, and in Bangkok, executive chef Olivier Limousin, plucked from London, is translating... Read More

At Lady Brett, a spinoff of Rocket coffee bar next door, chef Patrick Martens and his team barbecue satisfying mains, like the fire... Read More

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

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

Head chef Francesco Lenzi made a name for himself at other local Italian hotspots before striking out on his own—with great success. The menu is built... Read More

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

This super-modern, super-chic restaurant, set on the 25th floor of an office tower, boasts one of the (yes) longest dining tables in Thailand: 25 meters... Read More

Businessmen from Tokyo crowd the restaurant on Tuesdays and Fridays, when the fish arrives fresh from Japan. Order the freshwater unagi eel... Read More

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

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

Outsmart the traffic on Sathorn and arrive at the Banyan Tree Hotel pre-sunset for one of the best views of the city. Since none of the nearby... Read More

Absolutely worth the splurge, the menu at this upscale restaurant changes daily based on what type of fish has arrived fresh from Japan. Rub elbows with... Read More

Worth the splurge. Rub elbows with fellow diners at the long bar, where you can watch the master chefs prepare signature dishes like toro tataki and... Read More

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

Some of the best veggie food in the city is served at this restaurant, which occupies a small 1940s villa at the Ariyasomvilla Hotel. Visitors often... Read More

Austrian-born chef David Thompson is serving up some of the best Thai food in Bangkok, including an array of relishes and curries. Of course, be ... Read More

“Wow.” That was the only word my husband and I could utter as we indulged in the designed-to-share tasting menu (2,000 Baht each). At the helm of Nahm... Read More

Chef Ian Kittichai has converted a 100-year-old house into a wildly decorated Thai restaurant, serving Asian comfort food (pad Thai with foie gras and... Read More

When an Instagram-worthy sunset is calling my name I head to the 54th floor of the Marriot Hotel for a drink at OCTAVE. Any good night out on Sukhumvit... Read More

Chances are good that by the time you get to Bangkok, you will already have heard of Opposite Mess Hall. The popular canteen-style venue serves up fun... Read More

Taught by expert chefs in an antique wooden house, the Oriental Hotel’s cooking school was the first to open in Bangkok back in 1986. The four-course... Read More

The scene at Park Society on the 29th floor of the Sofitel So Hotel is an instantly cool mix of sleek black and metal accents. Patrons seeking a V.I.P... Read More

While not exclusively vegetarian, this upscale eatery has an impressive meat-free menu that won’t leave vegetarians feeling like an afterthought. Dishes... Read More

Chef Paolo Vitaletti is serving Neopolitan pizzas that truly delight. Peppina boasts an imported pizza oven and a dough recipe developed by a Neopolitan... Read More

This rooftop Indian restaurant boasts traditional live music and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Sukhumvit Road. For eats, try the tandoori... Read More

Rang Mahal is one of the few Indian spots that has matched the flavorful and authentic cuisine that I fell in love with when I was living and working in... Read More

Steps from Bangkok’s top malls, the Red Sky Bar on 55th floor of the Central Grand Hotel is part wine bar, part martini bar. Order vino from the two... Read More

Housed inside the upscale Ma Du Zi Hotel, La Truffe serves southern French cuisine crafted by chef Yuya Okuda. Signature dishes include the duck foie... Read More

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,... Read More

The stunning views of Wat Arun draw in first-time visitors, but what keeps people coming to Sala Rattanakosin are the dishes prepared by British Chef... Read More

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

The phrase “dinner theater” ordinarily conjures images of tacky revues and bad buffets, but the classical Thai dances preformed at this Mandarin... Read More

At his Bangkok restaurant, Holland native Henk Savelberg serves French food meticulously presented. For the full Savelberg... Read More

Scarlett is frequented by Hi-So (high-society) diners and has a laidback European vibe with sweeping views of the city that will leave you starry-eyed.... Read More

Patrons of this well-priced eatery in the Nihonmura Mall rave about the salmon belly sushi, wagyu beef, and kama toro. Grab a seat at the conveyor belt... Read More

At this sleek fine-dining Italian restaurant, chef Christian Martena dishes up beautiful seven-course dinners for less than $60. Grab a seat at the... Read More

The culinary wisdom at this upscale-yet-low-key restaurant is that of its local celebrity chef, Chumpol Jangprai (who recently won Thailand’s Iron Chef... Read More

For the 1,000 Baht (around $30) fee, you’ll shop for ingredients at a local market and learn to prepare a full Thai meal in four hours. Classes at the... Read More

This quaint grocery-turned-café serves up homemade juices, along with a menu featuring locally sourced and organically farmed ingredients. But what... Read More

Head to the 63th floor of the Lebua Hotel and you’ll find smartly dressed patrons taking in the impressive views while sipping craft cocktails. The... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

The deconstructed Thai dishes at Sra Bua are clever twists on classic street food with a well though out focus on the Thai cooking tenets of sour, salt,... Read More

Laid-back but civilized, Steve Café & Cuisine is the perfect place to have lunch in between temple visits and your daily massage. It’s off the... Read More

Named after the founder of Bangkok’s express boat transportation system, Khunying Supatra (who used to live here), this restaurant offers a free ferry... Read More

Dining at Ten-Sui is all about the details. From private rooms with bamboo lining the walls and ceiling to waitresses dressed in traditional outfits,... Read More

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... Read More

This Indian franchise, which opened its doors in Bangkok in May 2014, has a new menu every day that includes vegetarian and meat kebabs prepared in... Read More

Thanks to the success of Water Library, its popular sister restaurant, this eatery was an instant hit when it opened in January of 2014. Popular with... Read More

Though its menu features classic Thai curries and noodle dishes, this restaurant has a truly unusual setting in an industrial loft-style space—it’s part... Read More

At first glance, the industrial vibe and concrete floors of The Oyster Bar don’t radiate a romantic setting, but you’ll fall in love as soon as you... Read More

The American expat husband and wife team that own The Smoking Pug have quickly amassed a long list of regulars they know by name. With craft beers... Read More

To escape the maddening traffic and city crowds, head to the Millennium Hotel’s Three Sixty (named for its panoramic city views) and settle in as top... Read More

Tim Ho wan, the world's cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, boasts 25 types of dim sum, from classic shrimp dumplings to gluttonous rice balls in... Read More

By day the owners of Tuba peddle second-hand furniture and accessories. At night, the shop turns into a bar and pizza joint. It’s an odd mix, but in the... Read More

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... Read More

Named after James Bond's venerable libation, this classic Italian joint would be equally at home on a trendy New York City street. Cocktails,... Read More

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

Fashionistas gather here to feast on Thai-fusion dishes like bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin in red curry amid dramatic black metal wall sculptures and... Read More

Sake barrels, rustic dining tables, kimono prints, and a slatted wooden ceiling all add to the cool Japanese décor of this VIE Hotel restaurant. It... Read More

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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