Top Choice Thai in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

MBK Food Island

Undergoing a renovation at the time of research, the grandaddy of the genre is set to continue its offer of dozens of vendors selling regional Thai and international dishes.
Top Choice Central 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 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…
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

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 Northeastern 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…
Chinese-Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Somboon Seafood

Somboon, a hectic seafood hall with a reputation far and wide, is known for doing the best curry-powder crab in town. Soy-steamed sea bass (þlah grà·pong nêung see·éw) is also a specialty and, like all good Thai sea…
Thai in Banglamphu


Taking full advantage of its cosy shophouse location, this perennial favourite has enough style to feel like a special night out, but doesn’t skimp on flavour or preparation. And unlike at other similar places, the …