Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


Australian chef-author David Thompson is the man behind one of Bangkok's – and if you believe the critics, the world's – best Thai restaurants. Using ancient cookbooks as his inspiration, Thompson has given new life…
Top Choice Thai in Banglamphu

Jay Fai

You wouldn’t think so by looking at her bare-bones dining room, but Jay Fai is known far and wide for serving Bangkok’s most expensive pàt kêe mow ('drunkard’s noodles'; wide rice noodles fried with seafood and Thai…
Top Choice Thai in Banglamphu

Krua Apsorn

This homely dining room is a favourite of members of the Thai royal family and restaurant critics alike. Just about all of the central and southern Thai dishes are tasty, but regulars never miss the chance to order …
Top Choice Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Likhit Kai Yang

Located just behind Ratchadamnoen Stadium (avoid the grotty branch directly adjacent to the stadium), this decades-old restaurant is where locals come for a northeastern-Thai-style meal before a Thai boxing match. T…
Top Choice Japanese in Thanon Sukhumvit

Jidori-Ya Kenzou

This cosy Japanese restaurant does excellent tofu dishes, delicious salads and even excellent desserts; basically everything here is above average, but the highlight is the smoky, perfectly seasoned chicken skewers.…
Top Choice Thai in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

MBK Food Island

The recently-renovated MBK Food Island retains its crown as the grandaddy of Bangkok food courts, with dozens of vendors offering exceedingly cheap and tasty regional Thai, international and even vegetarian dishes.
Top Choice International in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Eat Me

With descriptions like 'charred witlof and mozzarella salad with preserved lemon and dry aged Cecina beef', the dishes may sound all over the map or perhaps somewhat pretentious, but they’re actually just plain tast…
Top Choice Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Krua Apsorn

This is the original branch of this homely, award-winning and royally patronised restaurant. Expect a clientele of fussy families and big-haired, middle-aged ladies, and a cuisine revolving around full-flavoured, la…
German in Bangkok


David Thompson's nahm used to be the biggest foreign-run kitchen in town, but that title has undoubtedly been passed to identical twin chefs Mathias and Thomas Sühring from Germany. The cuisine is a mix of family re…
Indian in Thanon Sukhumvit

Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology

Indian food in Bangkok is gaining speed, and this kebab and tandoor grill restaurant has struck gold. Almost every dish is slow-cooked in a clay oven, and menu standouts are the buttery charcoal dahl; lamb kebabs bl…