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 Chiang Khong

Khao Soi Pa Orn

You may think you know kôw soy, the famous northern curry noodle soup, but the version served in Chiang Khong forgoes the curry broth and replaces it with clear soup topped with a rich, spicy minced-pork mixture. A …
Top Choice Fusion in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Dining on the Rocks

At the isolated Six Senses Samui, the island's ultimate dining experience takes place on nine cantilevered verandahs yawning over the gulf. After sunset (and wine), guests feel like they’re dining on a barge set adr…
Top Choice Seafood in Hat Noppharat Thara

Krua Thara

This cavernous, tin-roofed delight is one of the best restaurants in southern Andaman and one of the finest seafood kitchens in southern Thailand. There's no pretension here, just the freshest fish, crab, clams, oys…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Samui

Five Islands

Five Islands offers a unique (yet pricey) eating experience. First, a long-tail boat (tours for two including meal 7500B to 9250B) will take you out into the turquoise sea to visit the haunting Five Sister Islands w…
Top Choice Thai in Mukdahan

Bao Pradit

It’s a bit of a trek south of the centre, but this is a real Isan restaurant with dishes such as gôry kài mót daang (raw meat 'salad' with red ant eggs) and gang wăi (rattan curry). Though the English menu is myster…
Top Choice Thai in Khon Kaen

Pa Ouan 2

This popular Isan restaurant between Wat Nong Wang and Bueng Kaen Nakhon has a larger than normal menu spanning the expected gài yâhng and duck lâhp to seldom-encountered foods such as lotus stalk ('lai bua') sôm·đa…
Top Choice Thai in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Krua Talay

Opposite the Nakorn Garden Inn and overseen by an all-seeing, all-knowing matriarch, this restaurant serves simply awesome seafood dishes. Take a seat in the lovely rear garden area and order up fried prawn cake, cr…
Top Choice Thai in Pattaya

Mantra

One of Pattaya's top restaurants, Mantra is fun even if you can only afford a classy cocktail (from 180B). The building and interior are sumptuous; try for a seat upstairs where you can overlook proceedings or nestl…
Top Choice Southeast Asian in Chiang Mai

Service 1921

The pan-Asian restaurant at the Anantara is elegance incarnate, with waitstaff in full 1920s garb and interior decor resembling the secret offices of MI6 – appropriate as the gorgeous teak villa housing the restaura…