Eating

  • nahm Upscale Thai that’s worth every baht.
  • Eat Me The best of contemporary, eclectic dining.
  • Krua Apsorn Full-flavoured central Thai fare in a homey setting.
  • Jay Fai Decades-old shophouse serving flash-fried masterpieces.
  • MBK Food Island Cheap, cheerful and tasty: Bangkok’s best food court.
  • Soul Food Mahanakorn Flavour-forward Thai in a foreigner-friendly atmosphere.

Buffets

By Budget

  • Nai Mong Hoi Thod Long-standing hole-in-the-wall serving delicious fried oysters and mussels.
  • Thip Samai The city's most legendary venue for pàt tai.
  • Nuer Koo Sublime beef noodles at this, the street stall in a mall.

By Budget: $$

  • Likhit Kai Yang Generations of Thai boxing fans can't be wrong about this temple to northeastern Thai cuisine.
  • Kai Thort Jay Kee Decadent fried chicken with a dedicated fan base.
  • Err Sophisticated Thai-style bites and booze.

By Budget: $$$

Foreign Cuisine Restaurants

  • Jidori cuisine Ken Chicken skewers grilled over coals with a precision that could only be Japanese.
  • Appia Italian that manages to feel both homestyle and decadent.
  • Tonkin-Annam Casual, full-flavoured Vietnamese.
  • Little Market Unabashedly American-style burgers.

Bangkok-style Food

  • Khun Yah Cuisine Travel back to the flavours of Bangkok's past.
  • Toy Go-to place for the city's famous 'boat noodles'.
  • Pa Aew Simple street stall touting Bangkok's sophisticated tastes.
  • Klang Soi Restaurant Old-school Bangkok flavours in air-conditioned comfort.

Dessert

Old-school Thai Dining

Regional Thai Cuisine

  • Sri Trat New eatery serving the dishes of Thailand's eastern seaboard.
  • Dao Tai The best of a knot of simple restaurants specialising in southern Thai cuisine.
  • Khua Kling Pak Sod Full-flavoured southern Thai dishes in a semiformal setting.
  • Jay So Unfettered northeastern Thai served in a streetside shack.
  • Prai Raya The flavours of Phuket – in Bangkok.

Vegetarian

Bonita Cafe & Social Club Foreign-influenced vegan dining.

Anotai Sophisticated meat-free meals.

Saras Fast-food-feeling southern Indian.

Arawy Vegetarian Food Long-standing Thai vegetarian.

Chennai Kitchen Homecooked southern Indian.

Markets

Riverside Views

Street Stalls

  • Nay Hong A delicious introduction to Chinatown-style street eats – if you can find it.
  • Thanon Phadungdao Seafood Stalls These stalls are so 'street' you risk getting bumped by a car.
  • Foontalop Open-air dining in the middle of Chatuchak Weekend Market.
  • Nay Lék Ûan Arguably one of the city's most famous stalls.

By Neighbourhood