Bangkok Best Restaurants 2014

Greatest Places to Dine in Bangkok - Editor's Picks

When it comes to dining in Bangkok, the question is not what, where, or even when to eat. With so many possibilities just outside your hotel’s doorstep, you might wonder how best to experience it all. Whether you are looking for style, ambience, flavour that defies any adjectives you know, or a brush with world-recognised celebrity chefs, Bangkok has got a whole lot to offer. So what are Bangkok Best restaurants? We tried many and it took a while but so far here are our favourites.

Note that the list below is based on our own personal experience and none of the positions were sold.


Editor's Pick
1
Issaya Siamese Club Sathorn - Thai

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
Le Du Restaurant

Le Du Restaurant is a new rising star on the culinary scene of Bangkok and you better go there now before the word is out and seats become hard to get. Despite a French sounding name, Le Du is not a French restaurant at all… Le Du means 'Season' in Thai and categorizing its cuisine is a bit difficult. It could be defined as Young Creative Cuisine with Thai Roots with touches from many international origins. And here ‘Young’ doesn’t mean amateur - both head chefs at Le Du have a surprising culinary background. Read More...

3
Le Beaulieu at Plaza Athenee Chidlom Ploenchit - French

For many years, Le Beaulieu has been a name synonymous of great French Cuisine in the busy Sukhumvit. After being closed for a while, Chef Herve Frerard comes back with a more stylish venue at the Le Meridien Plaza Athenee on Chidlom, the perfect match for an elegant and sophisticated restaurant addressing to the ever demanding Bangkok young gourmets. Read More...

4
Bo Lan Sukhumvit - Thai

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...

5
Nahm Sathorn - Thai

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...

6
Elements at Okura Prestige Hotel Chidlom

Dinner at Elements is a truly memorable experience. This chic restaurant serves exceptional cuisine sourced from all over the world, in a relaxed atmosphere featuring an open kitchen design and stunning terrace. The result is a world class restaurant that welcomes guests without the pretentions of typical fine dining establishments, and in a city that sometimes values style over substance, Elements is executed perfectly. Located on the 25th floor of the Okura Prestige Hotel, Elements Restaurant in Bangkok is easy to reach thanks to a direct walkway from Ploenchit BTS Station. Read More...

7
Eat Me Between Silom and Sathorn

Eat Me - The name is less of a suggestion and more a promise of something irresistible. This gallery and restaurant on Soi Convent in Silom lives up to its name by serving mouth-watering modern international food, good drinks and some very tasty desserts. The restaurant has been wowing the crowds for years which is no mean feat given Bangkok’s fickle dining scene and even fickler diners. Things are kept things fresh with ever-changing art exhibitions, an inventive menu and a smart casual dress code. Read More...

8
Seven Spoons Old City - Mediterranean and Vegetarian

In a tiny Chinese shophouse on a quiet road that visitors don’t really frequent you will find one of the best restaurants in Bangkok. Seven Spoons only has room for four tables but it is fully booked every night, serving a range of Mediterranean and vegetarian dishes. The reason behind its popularity is simple. With delicious food, strong cocktails and a warm atmosphere, Seven Spoons is a rare find in the city, a restaurant with real soul and prices so low that you will be doing a double-take when they bring you the bill.  Read More...

9
Sra Bua Siam - Thai

Sra Bua a fine-dining restaurant that serves cutting edge Thai cuisine unlike any you will have ever seen before. Well-known Thai favourites have been turned inside out, and every dish is a treat for the eyes – as well as the taste buds. Located on the ground floor of the Siam Kempinski Hotel, Sra Bua restaurant has high ceilings and Thai antique embellishments. Read More...

10
Enoteca Italiana Sukhumvit - Italian

Enoteca Italiana is without a doubt one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Bangkok. Despite being hidden at the end of a very narrow street, it is full every day and it would be impossible to just show up and ask for a table. Well-known and popular among long time residents keen on fine cuisine, Enoteca ranks highly in many travel and gourmet guides, so it's best to make a phone call the day before to secure your romantic dinner. Of course the price is a bit high but it's worth every baht. Read More...

11
La Table de Tee Silom - French

La Table de Tee restaurant is a real find: somewhere you can enjoy well-presented, delicious French food in an intimate romantic setting. What sets it apart from the crowd is that the five-course inspired set menu is only 950 baht per person (not including service charge). We’ve searched high and low but no-one matches La Table de Tee for quality, value and atmosphere in Bangkok. The small restaurant is situated down a back alley on Soi Sala Daeng, just a few minutes from the BTS and MRT stops on Silom Road. Read More...

12
Whale's Belly Sukhumvit

Whale’s Belly is a restaurant that exceeds expectations. The playful name may suggest a gimmick, but the comfortable surroundings, friendly service and astonishing creative cuisine are a winning combination. 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. Read More...

13
Long Table Sukhumvit - Thai

Long Table is not quite sky scraping, but what it lacks in stature it makes up for in every other area by serving Thai food that tastes delicious and looks amazing, cocktails that err on the right side of sweet and a view that makes you forget that this isn’t a rooftop. In fact, after an evening spent watching the sunset with a Bangkok Cosmopolitan in hand followed by a three-course meal enjoyed lounging in one of Long Table’s cosy booths, I can honestly say there is no cooler sky bar in the city. Read More...

14
Steve Cafe Riverside (Past Grand Palace) Thai Cuisine

Steve Cafe & Cuisine is tucked away on the riverside, far from the busy streets, with no easy access and with no big signage. It's almost as if you have to be worthy to find it. Of course it's not an unknown restaurant, since it opened in 2012 word of mouth spread the good news that Steve Cafe has got everything just right, guaranteeing its success. Read More...

15
Smith Sukhumvit

Bangkok is full of culinary surprises and just when you think you have tried enough great restaurants, there will always be one more to scramble onto your list of 'Best Dining in Bangkok'. Smith on Sukhumvit 49 is one of them… Not only it is rather surprising in concept and design but it is commendable for its creative cuisine. Read More...

16
Signature Restaurant at KuDeTa Sathorn - Japanese

Signature is the flagship restaurant at Kudeta Bangkok. Labelled as ‘Japanese-influenced modern cuisine’, this is a fine-dining experience to impress the most particular of connoisseurs. The menu is split into cold, tempura and hot, served in a Japanese style and intended to be shared. Portions are small but exquisite in preparation and plating, and the wine list is thorough. Spread out across the 39th floor of Sathorn Square Building, Signature at KuDeTa is the perfect example of urban sophistication. Read More...

17
Soul Food Thonglor - Thai

It might seem controversial, but one of the best Thai restaurants in the city is run by an American. Soul Food Mahanakorn serves up popular regional dishes in the cosy wood-lined restaurant on Thong Lor, only five minutes’ walk from the BTS. If you are looking for a great evening with delicious food and no pretentions then this is the place to go. Read More...

18
Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant Silom

Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant on the 37th floor of the Pullman Hotel Silom serves great international cuisine with superb views of the ever changing sea of skyscappers in Bangkok. From the moment you enter the vast restaurant you are instantly immersed in a warm atmosphere, and the tension of the outside world fades away under soft lighting. Occupying almost an entire floor, the dinning room is cleverly designed to create islands of lights, making the place cozy without the need for walls or partitions. Read More...

19
Zuma Siam - Japanese

Zuma is an exquisite Japanese Restaurant designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt Tokyo. It’s set on the ground floor of the St Regis, one of the trendiest hotels in Bangkok. Zuma is actually more an Izakaya lounge than a traditional Japanese restaurant and it combines in a very large space several ways of enjoying Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is vast, basking in well-distributed soft lighting, keeping its tables in a cozy atmosphere while counters just next to them are brightly lit. Read More...

20
Cafe Claire Chidlom

Cafe Claire at the Oriental Residence is a discreet but great restaurant on Wireless Road, just next to the US Embassy in Chidlom area. Until now this beautiful leafy street of Bangkok was not known for having any high end restaurants and Cafe Claire was a much needed addition. With a casual design, the right price for this level of ingredients and such excellent service, it's no wonder why Cafe Claire is already a successful restaurant and makes it to our list of Best Restaurants in Bangkok. Read More...

21
Mei Jiang at Peninsula Riverside - Chinese

A refined atmosphere and delectable Cantonese cuisine are the hallmarks of Mei Jiang Restaurant on the ground floor of The Peninsula. Like everything else connected to this hotel, the restaurant is held in the upmost regard for their delectable dim sum, premium quality main dishes, time-honoured service and immaculate dining room. Looking out over a garden and the majestic Chao Phraya River through the full-length windows, Mei Jiang Restaurant delights all the senses to create an extra special dining experience. Read More...

22
Supanniga Tonglor - Thai Cuisine

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. Read More...

 

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