Bangkok Restaurants & Dining
Where and What to Eat in Bangkok
Bangkok restaurants cater to all price ranges and are open all hours, proving that this city is certainly heaven for food lovers; a sensational culinary journey and taste experience await in Bangkok, guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Apart from renowned Thai cuisine with its blend of spicy, sour, sweet and salty, the array of options includes every other famous type of cuisine found in the world. Eating options are limitless, night or day. Great value-for-money food courts, riverside eateries, Thai-style dining in antique teak houses, dinner cruises, trendy restaurants and food markets are only some of the options available.
Restaurants in Bangkok open at a lightning quick rate, so even vetrans of the dining scene in the Thai capital always have a new place to check out, and of course there are small family owned restaurants that you can stumble on and be blown away by the level of quality put into such seemingly simple food. It's certainly one of the highlights of a trip to Bangkok.
Whale’s Belly - whose head chef recently won the title of Iron Chef Thailand on television - is a restaurant that exceeds expectations. The kitchen is under the supervision of a young, visionary chef who trained at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Bangkok. With an interest in molecular gastronomy, some of the techniques used are inspired by those used at the famed Spanish culinary school elBulli. Ingredients are imported to ensure that Whale’s Belly serves the finest quality produce available.
Opening Hours: Every day from 17.30-23.00
Address: 39 Boulevard tower, 2nd floor, Sukhumvit Soi 39 - Tel: +66 (0)2 1600 333 - (0) 87 441 9545
The Seafood Market and Restaurant in Bangkok, with its famous slogan “If it swims we have it”, is a well-known, long running and absolutely enormous restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 24. With around 50 chefs in their kitchen, seating available for up to 1,500 guests and a fun ‘choose your own produce’ dining concept, this really is one unique dining experience. You can find The Seafood Market and Restaurant a short walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station or Queen Sirikit MRT – right in the centre of Bangkok - just two minutes walk from The Emporium Shopping Mall.
Opening Hours: 11:30-23:30 Daily
Location: 89 Soi Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok - Tel: +66 2 261 2072
Hemingway’s Bar and Restaurant in Bangkok is an altogether charming place in downtown Sukhumvit to enjoy a casual dinner or meet for drinks with friends. Occupying a lovingly renovated teak mansion and surrounded by tall trees, a varied mix of customers fill different sections of the house and grounds. The lively bar and garden downstairs has a very European bar vibe while upstairs on the veranda or inside the dining room, a more relaxed ambiance allows guests to enjoy the excellent menu of tapas bites, new world dishes and more hearty mains.
Opening Hours: 11:30 - 01:00 - BTS: Asok
Address: 1 Sukhumvit Soi 14 (next to Asok BTS Station) - Tel: +66 (0)2 653 3900
Bawarchi Indian Restaurant at the InterContinental Bangkok is the flagship venue of this well-known Indian-Thai family of restaurateurs. With over 15 years in the game, Bawarchi Restaurant has won over locals, tourists as well as Bangkok’s substantial Indian community with their famous tandoori kebabs, delightful range of creamy curries and long list of flavoursome vegetarian dishes. Although the group now own five other branches across town, the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok is where Bawarchi’s mini-Indian empire all started.
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 00:00 daily - Tel: +662 656 0102-3
Address: Intercontinental Hotel (President Tower Arcade) B-level, 973 Ploenchit Road
Dine in the Dark is back in Bangkok, and promises one of the most unique restaurant experiences you’ll ever have. DID now occupies a spot on the ground floor of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel and takes full advantage of the skilled chefs working throughout the hotel’s many dining venues, meaning the quality of your food is guaranteed – even if you can’t actually see it. Although the concept at Dine in the Dark Bangkok is quite self explanatory, nothing can prepare you for the moment you actually step inside the pitch black room, try to find your seat, and realise you’re about to have a full four course meal without seeing a thing. Read more...
Hours: Serving times 18:30 - 20:30 / 20:30 - 23:00 (closed Mondays)
Location: Dine in the Dark Bangkok, G/F, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Road, BTS: Asok - Tel: +66(0)2 649 8358