Tantalise your tastebuds with an eclectic culinary journey throughout Bangkok’s lively city! The Asia Collective’s newest guide The Best Restaurants in Bangkok will guide you to the most drool-worthy restaurants in Bangkok, from South-East Asian and Loation cuisine to Japanese and Med-inspired eats. There is something which will tick every foodie’s box of approval!
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN BANGKOK
CUISINE: South-East Asian
ADDRESS: 100 Mahaseth Rd , Si Phraya , Bangrak , Bangkok (Location map)
Walk your way up to house number 100 on Mahaseth Road, just nearby the charming Charoen Krung, and breath in the aromatic flavours wafting out from the kitchen. Specialising in authentic South-East Asian recipes with an emphasis on a root to fruit and nose to tail experience, this is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok to indulge in local Thai with flair. Showing their support for the local community all ingredients are sourced locally from Thailand farmers with a focus on seasonal produce. Visit this little gem for flavoursome fresh produce and exotic cuts of meat, try their famous bone marrow roasted in charcoal and longan wood topped with perilla seeds offering flavours of galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime, lemongrass and fresh chillies, delish!
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CUISINE: Thai-French Fusion
ADDRESS: 1052-1054, 26 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok (Location map)
Located in one of Bangkok’s oldest riverfront districts, 80/20 is led by husband-and-wife duo Napol “Joe” Jantraget and Pastry Chef Saki Hoshino. Fusing together regional Thai cuisine with French cooking methods, the 9-course menu truly showcases Thai food in the realm of fine dining. With the use of 100 per cent local-souced, grown-and-raised produce and meat products, 80/20 showcase their commitment to traditional Thai dining. The restaurant layout features a dark-hued dining space of black and brown, industrial pillars, stone walls covered with Thai mural paintings and simplistic furnishings.
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ADDRESS: 199 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok (Location map)
Setting the culinary bar high is Japanese restaurant Akira Back, situated on the 37th floor of Bangkok’s Marriott marquis queens hotel boasting panoramic, skyline views. The restaurant design is dark and smooth, big and spacious, made up of the main dining area, sushi bar, omakase bar and four private dining rooms. Uncommon in most Japanese restaurants their artistically designed dishes are generously sized, serving up premium quality ingredients with both Japanese and Korean influences. Expect tantalising dishes, crafty cocktails, designer gins and unbeatable views.
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ADDRESS: N Sathon Rd, Sathorn, Bang Rak, Bangkok (Location map)
A hidden hideaway in Sathorn, Bunker serves immaculate cuisine, picking dishes from across the culinary traditions of Europe with the addition of some contemporary American flavours. Opt for the sweet and creamy grilled beef tongue and snails with garlic breadcrumbs and parsnip purée, pair these dishes with the best selection of craft beers and classic cocktails to take you into the evening. As the name suggests, the restaurant itself is reminiscent of a war shelter with rough concrete walls which stand vertical against sophisticated marbled tables and brightly coloured leather chairs. Diners can choose between table settings within the pared-back interior spaces, or take in the casual ambience of an outdoor terrace space overlooking the urban landscape.
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CUISINE: Modern International
ADDRESS: 1 6 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok (Location map)
True to its name, Eat Me restaurant serves up mouth-watering Modern International fare, Chef Tim Butler’s ingenious and creative approach is what makes Eat Me’s cuisine so irresistible to one’s tastebuds. The New York-born cook combines various ingredients to create bold and daring flavours, served in a laid-back, ever-changing art gallery setting. Must-tries on the menu include their drool-worthy Alaskan scallops with avocado, yuzu and pancetta and for those seeking something unique, try the homemade ice cream and sorbet in flavours such as chestnut rosemary and blueberry mangosteen. To finish, guests are treated to a complimentary farewell shot of homemade chocolate vodka or a digestive limoncello, the perfect aperitif after an Eat Me culinary experience!
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CUISINE: Urban Rustic Thai
ADDRESS: 394/35 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok (Location Map)
Step foot down a quaint small alley into the drool-worthy Err, offering up the authentic flavours of Thailand and utilising traditional Thai culinary culture and techniques. Unique recipes are created from their in-house preserved products which are made from quality Thai ingredients (including no MSG), it’s not uncommon to see meats hanging in their kitchen so don’t be alarmed! Err shows off the best of Thailand’s culinary culture, pick from their sectioned menu; preserved, pickled, charcoal grill, crunchy & crispy, wok wok, clay pot, curry or soups; there is something for everyone! The menu is created by Bo & Dylan, the owners of popular restaurant Bo.Lan.
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CUISINE: Laotian Cuisine
ADDRESS: 231 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Location map)
A fusion of nightlife guru Sanya Souvanna Phouma’s (of Bed Supperclub, Maggie Choo’s & Sing Sing) and Laotian business partner Saya Na Champassak delivers the best Lao cuisine in Bangkok! With Saya’s family roots deeply sown in the southern corner of Lao and Sanya’s famed nightlife reputation, they have created a hip and happening restaurant where you can indulge in fiery and bold Lao flavours with matching cocktails while also bopping along to an old-school funk soundtrack. Meats are slow-cooked, tenderised and falling off the bone and flavours are more bitter than sweet with the use of authentic Lao ingredient Padeak, a fermented fish-based sauce delivering a unique funky flavour to the dishes.
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ADDRESS: 4 Soi Si Akson, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok (Location map)
Hidden away in a beautiful two-story colonial villa with an enchanting, floral garden you’ll discover a little Thai-dining treasure, the charming and magnificent Issaya Siamese Club. The majestic setting alone almost steals the show, with adjoining rooms that pop in colour and electric patters creating a tranquil and inviting setting, perfect for a signature cocktail or meal out with friends. From the mind of one of the world’s most well-known Thai celebrity Chefs, Chef Ian Kittichai delivers a farm to table approach to Thai cuisine with a modern twist. Order from the multiple set menus or opt to expand your taste buds with a selection of dishes.
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ADDRESS: 672 49 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok (Location map)
Serving modern Izakaya cuisine in the heart of Bangkok’s creative district, JUA is an intimate sake bar and yakitori restaurant. Located in an old-school illegal gambling house, JUA is a reference to the game of Siamese blackjack (pok daeng) relating to its cheeky and notorious past. Owner and Executive Chef, Chet Adkins, curates igniting flavours for skewered meats and fresh vegetables which are grilled over binchotan, or Japanese charcoal. Alongside their traditional kushiyaki menu the team have also developed an assortment of progressive Japanese and Korean delicacies which are perfect for sharing. Pair these delectable flavours with artisanal sake, craft beers or small-batch spirits for the perfect evening shared with loved ones!
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ADDRESS: 399/3 Silom 7 Alley, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok (Location map)
Tucked around the corner from Chong Nonsi BTS in Bangkok’s bustling Silom district, sits one of the most creative and artsy Thai restaurants in Bangkok, Le Du Restaurant and Wine Bar. This effortless stylish restaurant serves up modern Thai cuisine, paired with a wide range of fine wines. The decor of the restaurant is a neat blend of traditional and modern, Le Du translates to ‘the season’ both the menu and atmosphere here are inspired by each season, with food featuring local and sustainable produce from around Thailand. The interior consists of warm wooden furnishings highlighted by soft lighting, white furniture, floor to ceiling glass windows and pastel floral arrangements.
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CUISINE: Asian Gastro Bar
ADDRESS: 401 ถนน สีลม 7 Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok (Location map)
You won’t miss this beautiful, vivid pink Asian gastro bar, situated on Silom Soi 7 road. The restaurant is split across two levels, the ground floor is a theatre-like bar, with charming features such as sultry red and pink hues contrasted against wooden furnishings, it serves up classic and innovative cocktails which pair perfectly with their gourmet bites. Move upstairs for a more formal dining area, with a predominantly pan-Asian, a la carte menu. Parallel to the funky interiors, the focus for the food here is fun and playful Thai, expect popcorn shrimp with Sriracha aioli, and pad thai covered in perfectly pan-fried foie gras.
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CUISINE: Multi-cultural Cuisine
ADDRESS: Building A, Bhiraj Tower at Sathon, 31 S Sathon Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok (Location map)
With cuisine inspired from across the globe, Ocken’s menu is inspired by the memories and experiences of culture and travel for all to enjoy, their menu changes almost as regularly as the seasons – depending on the chef’s inspiration at the time. It’s this ‘free passion’ and ‘no boundaries’ take on cuisine which delivers exactly what people love, mouth-watering quality food which has been created with punchy flavours and unique techniques. Embark on a gastronomic journey with their Ocken Experience, comprised of five delectable courses with a palette refresher in-between, you can also opt for wine pairing to go with the tasty fare which you are about to be served. Their open-plan kitchen is bordered by a large bench which sets the perfect viewing station to watch your meals being freshly prepared or to indulge in a post-dinner ice cream. Bonapetit!
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ADDRESS: 999 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok (Location map)
A dining destination that reaches into the depths of Thai history and heritage, with recipes inspired by Thai royalty, aristocratic families and heritage cookbooks. Each dish has been intricately crafted by chef Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, named Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2018. The result, an exciting blend of passion and innovation, with artistic visionary, bold flavours and warming hospitality all combining to make Paste one of the Thai capital’s most unique and delicious restaurants. The restaurant itself is set in an unexpected location, the top floor of a shopping mall, yet it’s modern and inviting, laid-back and sophisticated, with a spiral sculpture made from hundreds of silk cocoons serving as the focal point of the striking interior.
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ADDRESS: 14/2 Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok (Location map)
Be greeted by rich brown leathers, hues of deep blue and warm timber accents, Quince’s stunning mid-century decor and flair for delicious cuisine and cocktails will have you coming back for more, time and time again. The main dining room is bordered by a large wooden-top kitchen counter, where you can watch Chef Charlie Jones and his crew hard at work in the kitchen at the two wood-fire ovens. Crowd favourites include; Hummus and Merguez accompanied by naan bread, pickled chilli and dukkah; BBQ Baby Octopus accompanied by artichoke and paprika butter; Black Truffle Chicken Liver Parfait with mandarin jelly, nut brittle and sourdough; and last but not least the Wood Roasted Coquelet with baby potatoes, roasted vegetables and chicken jus. We’re drooling already!
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ADDRESS: 10 Soi Yen Akat 3, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok (Location map)
Serving up a storm is German twin brothers Thomas and Mathias Sühring, producing seasonal, high-end German cuisine for Bangkok fine dining lovers to enjoy. Situated down a leafy residential street within the neighbourhood of Sathorn, Suhring takes over the first floor of chef’s house creating a home from home ambience that is welcoming and positive. The restaurant offers multiple rooms to dine in; the open kitchen, the living room or the conservatory, which is filled with small keepsakes from Berlin. The menu changes daily and is presented in a unique and fun way; old tin boxes contain tasty canapes, foie gras on brioche comes balanced on a tall wine flute filled with an Austrian dessert wine and pots and cutlery cover the table creating a rustic atmosphere. Suhring is an unexpected yet delightful experience, a must-try in Bangkok!
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ADDRESS: 14/2 Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok (Location map)
Situated in the middle of Bangkok’s historical quarter amongst attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Flower Market, Supanniga X Roots serve authentic Thai cuisine in the heart of town. Indulge in dishes which are inspired by Trat and Khon Kaen culture, formulated with top-notch produce to create light savoury bites and punchy mains. Fancy something sweet? Supanniga recently collaborated with famed roasting house, Roots Coffee, who specialise in Thai-inspired cakes and ice-creams to fix any sweet cravings. This joint venture is a big hit, completed by an unparalleled riverside location for guests to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.
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ADDRESS: 21/100 South, S Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok (Location map)
Experience the ultimate rooftop dining experience at grill and bar Vertigo, offering up sparkling skyline views across Bangkok’s bustling city. Set 61 floors above the lavish Banyan Tree hotel, Vertigo is the place for the sophisticated crowd to be and be seen for a cheeky evening tipple and a delectable dining experience. Indulge in freshly caught seafood and prime cuts of tender meat at Vertigo while their Moon Bar offers the perfect spot for a catch up over drinks or a post-dinner aperitivo, we recommend the iconic Vertigo Sunset cocktail. This hot little spot can get quite packed, so make sure you arrive early or book ahead, it would be rude not to catch a glimpse of this view while in Bangkok!
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