Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

MBK Food Island

With dozens of vendors offering exceedingly cheap and tasty regional Thai, international and even vegetarian dishes, MBK Food Island fiercely clings to its crown as the grandaddy of Bangkok food courts.
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Gaa

A bright yellow and pink shophouse opposite Gaggan has been taken over by Gaggan's former sous chef, Garima Arora, who also honed her craft at Copenhagen’s famed Noma. Classic Indian and Thai dishes are the speciali…
Cafe in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Open House

Housed in posh Central Embassy mall, Open House is a chic, light-filled multi-use space from the same team who designed YouTube and Google’s Tokyo headquarters. The open floor plan incorporates restaurants, gallerie…
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Nuer Koo

Is this the future of the noodle stall? Mall-bound Nuer Koo does a luxe version of the formerly humble bowl of beef noodles. Choose your cut of beef (including Kobe beef from Japan), enjoy the rich broth and cool ai…
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Din Tai Fung

Most come to this lauded Taiwanese chain for the xiao long bao (broth-filled 'soup' dumplings). And so should you. But the other northern Chinese–style dishes are just as good, and justify exploring the more remote …
Indian in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Gaggan

The white, refurbished villa that houses Gaggan seems more appropriate for an English-themed tea-house than a restaurant serving self-proclaimed ‘progressive Indian cuisine’, but Gaggan is all about incongruity. The…
Chinese in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao

The tongue-twistingly long name of this excellent Singaporean chain refers to the restaurant’s signature la mian (wheat noodles) and the famous Shanghainese xiao long bao, 'soup' dumplings. If you order the hand-pul…
Japanese in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Ginza Sushi-Ichi

This closet-sized restaurant – the Bangkok branch of a Tokyo-based recipient of a Michelin star – is arguably the city's premier place for sushi. The set menus depend on what was purchased at Tokyo's Tsukiji Market …
Thai in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Toy

The area surrounding the Victory Monument is home to heaps of simple restaurants selling spicy, rich 'boat noodles' – so-called because they used to be sold directly from boats that plied central Thailand's rivers a…
Chinese in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploen Chit & Ratchathewi

Coca Suki

Immensely popular with Thai families, sù·gêe takes the form of a bubbling hotpot of broth and the raw ingredients to dip therein. Coca is one of the oldest purveyors of the dish, and this branch reflects the brand’s…