When it comes to dining in Bangkok, the question is not what, where, or even when to eat. With so many possibilities across the capital, you might be wondering how to make the most of it all. Whether you are looking for style, ambience and flavour that defies anything you’ve experienced before, or a brush with world-recognised celebrity chefs, Bangkok has got a whole lot to offer. So what are Bangkok Best restaurants? Together, we’ve tried literally hundreds across the city, and finalised our much-loved list.
With several Michelin-affiliated chefs moving to Bangkok, and numerous venues located inside luxury hotels, most of these restaurants do not come cheap. For those on a tighter budget, check out our '15 Great Affordable Restaurants in Bangkok' instead.
Note. This list is based on our own personal experience and none of the Top 25 positions were sold.
Le Du RestaurantSilom - Modern Thai
Le Du, located in the now fine-dining haven of Silom, offers highly creative cuisine courtesy of a young Thai-born chef who, along with his team, has won over critics for his visionary techniques and approaches. Despite a French sounding name, Le Du is not a French restaurant at all… Le Du means 'Season' in Thai and categorizing the menu 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 - Chef Ton at Le Du has an accomplished culinary background. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-22:30
- Location: 399/3 Silom Soi 7
- BTS: Chong Nonsi exit 4
- Tel: +66 (0)92 919 9969
BunkerSathorn - American Cuisine
Bunker Restaurant in Bangkok, set in a cool three-storey building in Sathorn, serves refined cuisine, picking dishes from across the culinary traditions of Europe with the addition of some American bravado. Their belief in strong flavours is apparent throughout the menu: salads are served earthy and partially raw, the cured foie gras is especially creamy, the pastas are rich and filling. Bunker serves immaculate cuisine, but it's also a fashionable, intimate space with impeccable service – certainly among the best high-end restaurants in Bangkok Read More...
- Opening Hours: Kitchen: 17:30 – 23:00 daily (Bar: Sun-Wed until 01:00 & Thu - Sat until 02:00)
- Location: 118/2 Soi Suksa (Sathorn 12)
- BTS: Chong Nonsi
- Tel: +66 (0)2 234 7749
Issaya Siamese ClubSathorn - 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...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-midnight
- Location: 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chuaphloeng Rd
- Tel: 02 672 9040-1
Mezzaluna at Lebua HotelSilom - Haute Cuisine
Mezzaluna is a truly exceptional fine dining restaurant, located inside the iconic golden 'Dome' at the top of lebua hotel. Famed for its set menus that come in four or seven courses only, Mezzaluna impresses with a new daily menu of world-class haute cuisine prepared by a visionary chef. Chef Ryuki Kawasaki has worked his way around the world in a game of ‘who’s who’ with culinary giants including Pierre Gagnaire and Joel Robuchon, so it’s fair to say we had sky-high expectations on our latest visit – all of which were exceeded with aplomb. This is an expensive restaurant (4,900 baht for 4 courses, 5,900 baht for 7 courses), but if you are looking to dazzle someone on a special occasion, Mezzaluna has it all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 18:00 to 01:00
- BTS: Saphan Taksin
- Address: 65th floor, Tower Club at lebua Hotel, Silom Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2624 9802
SuhringSathorn - Modern German cuisine
Sühring Restaurant would grace any city in the world, so the fact they decided to open in Bangkok is a great boon for the city. The modern German cuisine is truly exceptional and the familial setting feels inviting and genuine. Opened by the famed twin chefs, Thomas and Mathias Sühring (known best in Bangkok from their celebrated tenure at Mezzlauna), this was a high profile restaurant opening because they serve something previously unknown to Bangkok’s fine-dining lovers: seasonal, high-end German cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00 daily
- BTS: Chong Nonsi (5 minute taxi ride still required)
- Address: 10 Yen Akat Road Soi 3, Chong Nonsi, Sathorn
Address in Thai: No. Soi 3, 10 ถนน เย็นอากาศ แขวง ช่องนนทรี เขต ยานนาวา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120
- Tel: +66 (0)2 287 1799
L'Atelier de Joel RobuchonSilom - Modern French
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok opened in early 2015 and sent shockwaves through the dining scene in Thailand. Serving French haute cuisine with a focus on meticulous preparation of taste, texture and style, this is the latest addition to the prestigious restaurant group run by Joël Robuchon, a man who has been called ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau guide – and with an unparalleled 28 Michelin stars awarded to his restaurants across the world it’s hard to argue with his pedigree. Although Joel himself is not in the kitchen on a daily basis (he visits frequently and has famously high standards), the kitchen is headed by Executive Chef Olivier Limousin, who previously ran the kitchen at the two Michelin starred restaurant L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in London. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Dinner 18:30 - 22:30 Everyday
- BTS: Chong Nonsi, exit 3
- Address: 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE
- Tel: +66 (0)2 001 0698
Eat MeBetween Silom and Sathorn - International
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...
- Opening Hours: 15:00 - 01:00
- MRT: Silom
- BTS: Sala Daeng
- Address: 1/6 Pipat Soi 2, Convent Rd, Silom
- Tel: +66 (0)2 238 0931
Bo LanSukhumvit - 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...
- Opening Hours: Dinner (Tues-Sun) 18:00 - 01:00; Lunch (Thurs-Sun) 12:00 - 14:30
- BTS: Thonglor Exit 1
- Address: 24 Sukhumvit Soi 53
- Tel: +66 (0)2 260 2962 (advanced reservation necessary)
Elements at Okura Prestige HotelPloenchit - French with Japanese influences
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. Many of the dishes have a Japanese element to them. 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.
Opening Hours: 18:00-22:30 - BTS: Ploen Chit - Address: 57 Wireless Road, Ploenchit, Bangkok - Tel: +66 (0) 2687 9001 Read More...
GagganChidlom Ploenchit - Molecular Indian
Gaggan Bangkok is located on a quiet, unassuming side lane off Langsuan Road, in an attractive white colonial house. But be sure to book ahead if you want to sample the delights on offer. Behind these doors is some of most daring Indian food this side of Calcutta, which, incidentally, is the hometown of chef Gaggan Anand, the mastermind behind the impressive dishes. His credentials are impressive: cooking for Bill Clinton and interning at the world famous El Bulli in Spain, before finally opening the doors to the restaurant that shares his name in late 2010. Since then his innovative molecular Indian cuisine has been delighting restaurant goers in Bangkok. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00 daily
- Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan (opposite Soi 3)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 652 1700
Ginza Sushi-IchiChidlom - Sushi
Ginza Sushi-Ichi at Grand Hyatt Erawan is unsurpassed as the best sushi restaurant in Bangkok. Before describing further, it is important to understand that Sushi-Ichi is not your usual sushi place but an affiliate of the original Michelin Star restaurant of the same name in Ginza, Tokyo. This is the real thing and you will need to book in advance and get your credit card ready. Such treat doesn’t come cheap but if you are familiar with the art of sushi mastering from the real Japanese dining scene, you will understand the price tag.
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6-11pm Sun: 12-2:30pm, 6-10pm Closed Monday
- BTS: Chidlom
- Address: LG/F, Erawan Bangkok 494 Phloenchit Road (opposite Gaysorn mall)
Le Normandie at Mandarin Oriental HotelRiverside - French
Le Normandie Bangkok at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel has been touted as the best fine dining restaurant in Bangkok ever since it first opened 40 years ago, a time when the Thai capital couldn’t tell its ambuse-bouches from its entrées. Setting our presumptions aside, there’s no arguing that this ultra-exclusive French food institution has been a pioneer in haute cuisine in Bangkok, serving delectable dishes alongside expertly paired fine wines in one of the most sophisticated settings in Bangkok, overlooking the gorgeous Chao Phraya River. Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier is in the kitchen, one which has welcomed countless Michelin-starred chefs over the years including the likes of Michel Roux and Christian Bau.
Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00-14:00; Dinner 19:00-22:00 (Closed Sunday) - Location: Le Normandie Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Avenue - Tel: +66 (2) 659 9000 ext 7670 Read More...
Savelberg at Oriental ResidencePloenchit/Chidlom - French
Savelberg Bangkok opened at the Oriental Residence (Ploenchit) at the beginning of 2015, and is run by Henk Savelberg, a critically-acclaimed chef behind four different Michelin-starred restaurants in the Netherlands. Unlike other Michelin-affiliated restaurants in Bangkok (such as L'atelier de Joel Robuchon), the main man is working the kitchen on a daily basis, focusing all of his efforts on the Thai capital – so you know you’re getting the real deal. You would hope so: the lunch set here costs 1,800 baht, whilst the tasting menu goes from 3,000 up to 4,800 baht.
Opening Hours: 12:00-14:00; 18:00-22:00 (Closed Sunday) - Address: Savelberg, G/F, Oriental Residence, 110 Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand - Tel: +662 252 8001 Read More...
Nahm at The Metropolitan HotelSathorn - 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.
Opening Hours: Lunch - 12:00 – 14:00, Dinner 19:00 – 22:30 - Address: Ground Floor, The Metropolitan Hotel, 27 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok - Tel: +66 (0) 2625 3333 Read More...
Enoteca ItalianaSukhumvit - 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. The menu offers classic Italian dishes as well as more experiemental options. 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.
Opening Hours: 17:00-midnight - Location: 39 Sukhumvit Soi 27 - MRT: Sukhumvit Station - Tel: +66 2 258 4386 Read More...
Sra Bua at Siam Kempinski HotelSiam - Experimental 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. The restaurant’s name means lotus pond and a central feature of the restaurant is an ornate water feature decorated with lily pods and lotus flowers. The most coveted table in the house sits under the beautifully carved teak roof in the left hand corner of the dining room, but there are also some cosy booths if you want a little more privacy.
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 amd 18:00 – 23:00 Daily - BTS: Siam - Address: 991 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand - Tel: +66 (0) 2 162 9000 Read More...
SensiSathorn - Italian
Sensi Bangkok ticks all the boxes for a modern, creative Italian restaurant: urbane décor, crisp white table clothes and some of the most charming service we have experienced in Bangkok. Classic Italian dishes are approached from surprising angles here and guests are sure to experience well-known dishes in a new, innovative ways. Sensi Bangkok is a family affair and while the Italian chef is busy in the kitchen, his wife takes care of the front of house, and their passion comes across impressively. Proof of this is a fully packed restaurant at 19:00 on a Thursday. Diners are free to choose a la carte or from a five or seven course tasting menu priced at 1,890++ baht and 2,690++ baht (which changes daily according to produce). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-24:00 (closed on Sunday)
- Location: Narathiwas Soi 17 Yaek 5, Sathorn (the Soi runs down the side of the Bangkok University of Technology
- BTS: Chong Nonsi
- Tel: +66 (0)2 117 1618
FreebirdSukhumvit - Australian/Pacific
Freebird Bangkok is part of the new breed of restaurants in the capital that focuses on inventive, high-level cuisine, but presented in a casual, lively atmosphere. Gone are crisp white table cloths and silver service (there are plenty of high-end hotels doing that already, anyway), and in their place is graffiti on the walls, abstract ceiling lights and funky tunes on the stereo. In the kitchen, all the culinary tricks are put to good use, but there’s no overly pretentious use of smoke or foam. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:30 - 24:00 daily (Weekend brunch: 11:00 - 15:00)
- Location: 28 Sukhumvit Soi 47 (between Phrom Phong and Thonglor)
- BTS: Phrom Phong
- Tel: +66 (0)2 662 4936
Water Library ChamchuriSilom - European fine dining
The Water Library at Chamchuri has been one of the key players in Bangkok’s fine-dining since opening six years ago. This successful team has opened several other venues around the city but the Chamchuri original is the flagship. It's sometimes described by vague terms such as ‘contemporary western’ or ‘European with a twist’, but after trying their seasonal set menu, we think it's best described as immaculately plated French haute cuisine, with plenty of the classics making an appearance such as foie gras, scallops and pigeon. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30-14:00; 18:00-22:00 daily
- Address: The Water Library Chamchuri, Level 2 Chamchuri Square, Rama IX Road
- Tel: +66(0) 2160 5188
Ma Maison Restaurant is a modern venue that combines an elegant ambiance with traditional Thai fare. Situated on the sprawling lawns of the Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, this restaurant provides a luxurious experience and prides itself on its family recipes, passed down from generation to generation. Ma Maison is located on Wireless Road, a short walk from Chit Lom and Ploenchit BTS Skytrain stations. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00-14:30, 18:00-22:00 (daily)
- Location: Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, Wireless Road
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Tel: +66 (0)2 655 4773
Whale's BellySukhumvit - European Molecular Gastronomy
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.
Opening Hours: Every day from 17.30-23.00, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-14:30 - Address: 39 Boulevard tower, 2nd floor, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Sukhumvit Road. - Tel: +66 (0)2 1600 333 Read More...
La Table de TeeSilom - 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.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 18:30 to 22:00 - MRT: Silom BTS: Sala Daeng - Address: 69/5 Soi Sala Daeng, Silom Rd., Bangkok - Tel: +66 (0)2 6363220 Read More...
Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant at the PullmanSilom - French
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.
Opening Hours: Everyday 18:00 - 01:00 - Location: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 37th Floor, 188 Silom Road - BTS: Chong Nongsi - Tel: (+66) 2238 1991 Read More...
Cocotte Farm Roast & WinerySukhumvit - casual European
Cocotte Bangkok Farm Roast and Winery is a restaurant that combines a passion for local, seasonal, organic produce with the lively buzz of a French bistro. The barbecued steaks, rotisserie chickens and fresh salads taste delicious and are sourced from sustainable farms within Thailand (well, everything except the steak). It is as close to farm-to-table dining in Bangkok as you’re likely to get and it’s proving incredibly popular! Cocotte Bangkok is packed most nights of the week. The vibe is fun and energetic. Waitresses come and go, while the row of chefs are busy in the open kitchen. There’s also an open deli with artisanal cheese and cured meats laid out for you to make up your own platter. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
- Address: Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana
- Tel: +66 (0)92 664 6777
Supanniga Eating RoomThong Lor - Thai
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...
- Location: 160/11 Sukhumvit Rd, Thong Lor (Next to 'Ei8ht' shopping complex)
- BTS: Thong Lor
- Tel: +66 (0)2 714 7508