Where to Eat in Bangkok
Collected by Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
68/1 ซอยหลังสวน ถนนเพลินจิต แขวงลุมพินี เขตปทุมวัน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330, Thailand
Gaggan serves a strange and beguiling combination: Traditional Indian, creative Indian, and Indian Italian. Okay, the Indian Italian just seems strange...but I didn't try it yet. The Indian parts of the menu are simply superb--as good or better...
COMO METROPOLITAN BANGKOK 27 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120, Thailand
Bangkok’s vibrant, tongue-tingling street food will leave every traveler with lasting memories, but many visitors might be surprised to learn the city is also home to a Thai boîte that was at the top of S. Pelligrino’s 2014 list of the best...
24 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Two of the cooks who worked with me at Nahm in London opened a dinner-only spot named Bo.lan. Bo and Dylan prepare traditional but often hard-to-find dishes, such as stir-fried chicken thighs with bamboo shoots, and red curry of pork hock. —David...
56/10 ถนน สุขุมวิท 55 ซอย ทองหล่อ Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
American food journalist Jarrett Wrisley opened Soul Food Mahanakorn, a homey restaurant on the posh street, Soi Thonglor. Look for dishes such as yam makrua yao, a smoky eggplant salad topped with boiled duck eggs. —David Thompson This appeared...
20/4 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
There’s nothing particularly fancy about Appia. The prices are very reasonable and the menu at the classic trattoria-style venue just about fills one side of A4 paper. What makes it special is the provenance of the ingredients and the evident...
105 LangSuan Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
The Smokin’ Pug may be located inside an old Chinese shophouse, but the scene is more redolent of San Antonio than Southeast Asia. As vintage Muddy Waters records pump out of the stereo, husband and wife team Danny and Dana Garber serve up...
99 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
399/3 Silom 7 Alley, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Le Du has become the toast of the Bangkok restaurant scene since debuting in late 2013, striking a resounding blow for what owner/head chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn calls “progressive Thai cuisine” by combining modern techniques with bold Asian...
N Sathon Rd, Sathorn, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
One of the hottest restaurants in the city at the time of writing (mid-2016), this polished operation is worthy of the hype. The venue's industrial design may not be terribly original, but the angles and alcoves of the building create an appealing...
5/5 Soi Ngam Duphli, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
This place could have been lifted from the big book of Chinese restaurant cliches. Stark lighting highlights every little blemish on your face, the wait staff are snarly and speak very little English and the kitchen wouldn't pass muster at any...
888/25-26 มหาทุนพลาซ่า เพลินจิต, แขวง ลุมพินี เขต ปทุมวัน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330, Thailand
Bangkok is surprisingly well served with decent Mexican restaurants and debate rages as to the identity of the best one. To the minds of many, the most authentic fare from the central American country can be found at La Monita. The colourful decor...
ถนน สีลม 11 แขวง สีลม Khet Bang Rak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand
With the famous Mariamman Temple nearby, this part of Silom is a stronghold of South Indian culture. Catering to the hungry faithful is Tamil Nadu, which is reliably packed with Indian-Thai diners filling up on the restaurant's wide selection of...
98/1 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
The fiery flavours of southern Thai food are among the nation's punchiest. No small thing when you consider how spicy things can get in the Kingdom. Intrepid diners needn't fear, however, as southern cuisine can offer some seriously rich rewards....
494 Erawan Bangkok, LG floor, Ploenchit road, Lumpini, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330, Thailand
5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, แขวง สีลม เขต บางรัก กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand
Bangkok has upped its culinary game to the extent that acclaimed figures from around the globe are now touching down in Thailand to put their names to a wide range of exciting culinary ventures. One such individual is Frenchman Joel Robuchon,...
10 Soi Yen Akat 3, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120, Thailand
German cuisine has traditionally had a bad rap compared with other great European food traditions. Twins Thomas and Mathias Suhring, however, are doing their bit to change these perceptions at their acclaimed venue in Bangkok. The chefs aim to...
Convent Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand
It says something about the creative cuisine at Eat Me that it has transcended its unfortunate name to become one of the best-respected venues in the city. The restaurant has been impressing diners for years, a major plus in a town that is known...
27 ถนน สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ Khet Watthana, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Enoteca has been around for a while - since 2004 to be exact - but time has not dulled its effectiveness. Hidden away up a peaceful side street in the Sukhumvit area, the restaurant serves beautifully presented plates of food replete with...
89 ถนน เยาวพานิช Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Eric Ripert may say that the fish is the star of the plate at Le Bernardin but at Tang Jai Yoo in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, the suckling pork is most decidedly the headliner at the table. There were gasps of delight when it was placed on...
ซอย สุขุมวิท 31 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Ask most Thais what their favourite food is and there's a good chance they will point towards Isaan cuisine. Fare from the northeast of the country is famed for its simplicity and dishes such a som tam (papaya salad) and larb (a minced meat salad...
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