10 Great Thai Restaurants in Bangkok

Where to experience High End Thai Cuisine in Bangkok

We all know that great Thai food can be found in the most humble shophouse or even by the roadside but if you have travelled a long way and wish to treat yourself to something more sophisticated, here are ten great Thai restaurants in Bangkok for a special treat. Some of these restaurants come with a price, but remember, this is a whole dining experience, with the service, ambiance and other small touches that separate the great from the good. Most of all, these restaurants offer the chance to discover the true taste of Thailand, created by the most renowned Thai chefs.

It's not just about food; it's about cuisine.

1
Issaya Siamese Club Sathorn

Standing proudly in the middle of a luscious green garden, this 100-years-old house with its wooden verandah and old fashioned staircase instantly sets a romantic mood, making it a perfect place for duo dining. This is not another pretty tourist place: Thais, expats and the few travelers who make the effort to discover it are unanimous - the combined charm of a heritage house, exceptional service and the renowned culinary flair of Chef Ian Kittichai makes Issaya Siamese Club an outstanding restaurant. Read More...

2
Bo Lan Restaurant Sukhumvit

Recognised for many years as one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok, Bo Lan is not your everyday local eatery. This is the kind of place to invite your discerning friends or when you want to impress visitors who think they tried it all before. The name 'Bo.Lan' comes from the two chefs 'Bo' (Duangporn Songvisava) and 'Dylan Jones' who were both inspired and worked under the supervision of Michelin stared chef David Thompson at Nahm London. Read More...

3
Sala Rim Nam at the Mandarin Oriental

Sala Rim Nam at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok combines all the elements to be one of the best romantic Thai dining experiences. This is not an easy to achieve with so many great restaurants all around town, and Sala Rim Nam succeeds by combining few key elements… an amazing location by the riverside, not two meters from the water but right next to your table! Add to this the legendary Mandarin Oriental service, and of course all these would be meaningless without the key ingredient of a truly great place: the food! Read More...

4
Nahm Restaurant Sathorn

Consistently ranked among the finest restaurants in the world, and with a Michelin star chef at the helm, Nahm serves Thai cuisine prepared according to ancient recipes with a focus on how the flavours and textures of premium quality ingredients interact together. Whether you are a longstanding visitor to Bangkok or it is your first time eating traditional Thai food, Nahm will both surprise and delight you with fantastic dishes. Read More...

5
Long Table Sukhumvit

The menu is Thai fusion so if you are a fan of local food there will be dishes that you recognise, at least in writing. Because here, nothing looks quite like you imagine it to, and we really appreciate the chef’s innovation. Our starter was five deep fried tiger prawns lined up in a row, served on a fried betel leaf, with crispy, browned lemongrass sprinkled on top. You then drizzle them in a sweet sour tamarind sauce. Each dish that arrived at our table was pleasingly aromatic, and the flavours were distinctly Thai. Read More...

6
Saffron at Banyan Tree

Fantastic views, delicious food, a warm atmosphere and friendly service come together at Saffron Thai restaurant, ensuring that every visitor gets an authentic taste of Thailand and a chance to experience the Banyan Tree’s special brand of hospitality. The restaurant is split over two levels, high above the city on the 52nd floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel on Sathorn Road. The closest station is Lumphini MRT, but we recommend taking a taxi; the hotel is well known to taxi drivers. There is a smart casual dress code at Saffron restaurant, so no flip flops, shorts, sportswear or open shoes for men. Read More...

7
Thanying Royal Cuisine

Thanying is a delightful restaurant owned by M.R. Sorut Visuddhi, son of Princess Sulabh. Royal cuisine doesn't mean overly complicated dishes, but requires using only the best fresh ingredients, an elegant presentation and everything cut so that a guest never has to use a knife, the fish should be absolutely boneless and many other details that help to make the distinction between food and cuisine.Thanying is set in a charming classic house with a small shaded terrace on the side. The interior is elegant without being too sophisticated, with a lot of vintage wood furniture and chandeliers. Read More...

8
Steve Cafe and Cuisine

Steve Café combines several successful key ingredients: A great riverside location with no tall buildings blocking the view, thousands of silver fish swimming around as locals feed them, and a permanent ballet of old-fashioned wooden boats passing by almost silently. The second most important thing is of course the food, very Thai, using quality ingredients and cooked with passion. The menu even says that no dishes are cooked in advance, therefore some dishes can take time to prepare and when the restaurant is full, which is every night, it can be a bit slow. Read More...

9
Supanniga Eating Room

Inspired by his grandmother recipes, the owner Eh opened Supanniga Eating Room, serving an appetizing range of traditional Thai dishes from both her hometown in Trat (by the east coast) and Khon Kaen (northeast) where the family is now based. With comfortable but chic decor, an outside terrace and some strong martinis, this restaurant on Thong Lor is worth a trip along the road to Soi 8. It is very easy to find, in an old shop-house just a few metres before the Ei8ht lifestyle mall on the right-hand side if you are coming from the BTS (Thong Lor).  Read More...

10
Smooth Curry at Plaza Athenee

Smooth Curry Thai restaurant in Bangkok has a simple but winning combination, serving traditional Thai dishes created with the finest ingredients in a warm and attractive dining room. The service and food quality is five-star but the atmosphere is unstuffy, and once you’ve discovered this gem you’ll want to come back for more. Smooth Curry is located on the 3rd floor of the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, on Wireless Road. Getting there is simple: it’s only a five minute walk from the sky train at Ploen Chit and taxis will be familiar with the hotel name. Read More...

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