The title of Bangkok’s Best Burger is a hotly contested one – more and more American-styled restaurants and specialty burger joints have been opening in recent years throughout Bangkok, each with more imaginative concepts and impressive handfuls of meaty goodness.
Long gone are the days when a hamburger in Bangkok meant a limp, fast-food creation. These days, restaurants take every element very seriously - from the origin of the meat, to the various toppings, and even the type of sesame on the freshly toasted bun. Bangkok’s online expat forums have been hotly contesting which restaurant should hold the title of Bangkok’s best burger, so we decided to join the debate. Below are our picks for when you can't handle another plate of rice and want some comfort food.
5 Degrees Burgers at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G makes the impressive boast of having among the best burgers in Bangkok. Thanks to high-quality ingredients and innovative approach, it is a boast which is actually pretty believable and is certainly worth putting to the test. The 24-hour restaurant is a simple affair, where you can choose from one of four signature burgers, all costing 330 baht. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
- BTS: Chong Nonsi
- Address: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Road
- Tel: +66 (0)2 352 4000
New York Style Steak & BurgerSukhumvit - Phrom Phong
New York Style Steak & Burger Bangkok is the perfect place for anyone with a passion for high quality steaks and monstrous burgers, cooked in true char-grilled American fashion. Using exclusively US certified Angus beef, all ingredients are brought in fresh every day and served in a contemporary metropolitan setting. There is a relaxing ambience here, both indoor and outdoor on the large terrace. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11.00 – 23.00
- BTS: Phrom Phong
- Address: 28 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Phrom Phong
- Tel: +66 (0)2 262 0920
Firehouse BurgerSukhumvit - Nana
Firehouse Burgers is a celebrated restaurant serving chunky burgers with a variety of toppings. The premium burgers and American-style cuisine is served in a renovated shophouse in an air-conditioned dining room on Sukhumvit Soi 11 party street.
Firehouse Burgers is widely regarded for serving some of Bangkok’s best burgers, but the menu also features classic American favourites with a gourmet twist, including hot dogs, grilled sandwiches, grilled steak, fish tacos, chill-cheese fries and Buffalo wings. You can also choose from the Fireman's Menu, a separate menu that takes inspiration from old American firehouses and their regional dishes, including clam chowder. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30 – 24:00
- BTS: Nana
- Address: 33/26 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Nana (close to the T-junction at the top of the road)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 651 3643
Crying ThaigerSukhumvit - Thonglor
Crying Thaiger Restaurant was created by the same people behind Daniel Thaiger, the incredibly popular burger truck in Bangkok. This sit-down restaurant expands the menu beyond burgers to also include barbequed steaks, lamb, pork and more. These are probably the most inventive burgers in Bangkok. The restaurant is just around the corner from a host of bars and clubs in Thonglor. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:00 daily
- BTS: Thonglor
- Address: 27/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Thonglor
- Tel: +66 (0)97 052 8861
Garage BurgerChidlom - Ploenchit
Garage Burger Bangkok Restaurant is an all-American burger bar decorated with automotive paraphernalia and serving up freshly-made grilled burgers and other homemade favourites.
Located in the All Seasons Place Mall, the Garage Burger Restaurant offers an extensive menu with a variety of burger combinations, seafood, salads, and grilled fish and steak. Burgers start from 195 baht including fries and are usually the most popular item on the menu, particularly the classic “Garage Burger” and the spicy “Chili Burger”. The lengthy choice of sides includes typical American Buffalo Wings and homemade desserts, such as Apple Pie, are also on offer. The restaurant also offers a set menu called the Garage special which includes a burger, coke and fries as part of the deal for 240 baht. Chicken burgers are also available at Garage Burger Bangkok. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Sat 12:00 - 22:00 (Closed on Sunday)
- Location: All Seasons Place, Wireless Road, Ploenchit
- BTS: Ploenchit
- Tel: +66 (0)2 685 3626
Nothing short of an institution, Hard Rock Café Bangkok delivers the same fun times, friendly staff and belly-busting burgers associated with all branches of this incredibly popular franchise. It’s a reassuring slice of Americana for the travel-weary, a place to unwind after a day of sightseeing, and, as night falls, one of the most famous places in the city to rock out to live music. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 01:00
- BTS: Siam
- Address: Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok, 424/3-6 Siam Square
- Tel: +66 (0)2 658 4090 3