Bangkok restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

nahm

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

Wearing ski goggles and furiously cooking over a charcoal fire, septuagenarian Jay Fai is renowned for serving Bangkok’s tastiest (and priciest) crab omelettes and pàt kêe mow (wide rice noodles fried with seafood a…
Top Choice Thai in Banglamphu

Krua Apsorn

This cafeteria-like 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 t…
Top Choice Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Likhit Kai Yang

Located just behind Rajadamnern 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. The…
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 Vietnamese in Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi

Tonkin Annam

The retro-minimalist interior here might be a red flag for hipster ethnic cuisine, but Tonkin Annam serves some of the best Vietnamese food in Bangkok. Come for the phó (noodle soup), deliciously tart and peppery ba…
Top Choice Thai in Banglamphu

Thip Samai

This institution reputedly serves the definitive version of pàt tai fried noodles – period. Every evening, scores of eager diners queue on the pavement for a table (the queue moves fast, so don't walk away in despai…
Top Choice Thai in Thewet & Dusit

Krua Apsorn

This is the original branch of this homey, 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, lar…
Top Choice Japanese in Thanon Sukhumvit

Ginzado

Make a reservation or queue for some really excellent yakitori (DIY grilled beef) not to mention a mean bibimbap (rice and toppings served in a sizzling stone bowl). Ginzado is located between Soi Thong Lor 3 and So…
Top Choice Italian in Thanon Sukhumvit

Appia

Handmade pastas, slow-roasted meats and a carefully curated and relatively affordable wine list are the selling points of this restaurant serving Roman-style cuisine – for our baht, one of the best places in town fo…