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Hemlock

Thai 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Small, stylish, air-con restaurant that’s very popular with students and young Thai couples. — Rough Guide

Taking full advantage of its cosy shophouse location, this perennial favourite has enough style to feel like a special night out but doesn’t skimp on flavour or preparation. — Lonely Planet

A stylishly small, air-conditioned place, Hemlock is popular with Thai elite and artists who often host art and photography exhibitions here. — DK Eyewitness

A pioneer of this hip bar/restaurant strip, Hemlock maintains a near-Mediterranean breeziness (whitewashed walls and a rock-strewn interior). — Time Out

The extensive and wide-ranging menu, which includes several vegetarian options, combined with a relaxing atmosphere and very reasonable prices, makes this a hot favorite for young Thais. — Frommer's

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Breeze Restaurant

Seafood 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This ultra-hip eatery is where you'll spot international jet-setters and Bangkok's moneyed set. — Fodor's

The breathtaking panoramic views from the 52nd floor of this Chao Phraya riverside tower are outdone only by the sky-high menu prices. — Condé Nast Traveler

The breathtaking panoramic views from the 52nd floor of this Chao Phraya riverside tower are outdone only by the sky-high menu prices. — Concierge

The Le Bua hotel has brought to Bangkok a unique Asian seafood experience that will amaze anyone who braves the giddy heights of this alfresco restaurant. — Frommer's

Breeze serves Pan-Asian seafood on a terrace, accessed via a sci-fi style bridge. Booking is essential. Premium prices. — Time Out

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Cabbages & Condoms

Thai 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Share a whole fish or try the kai hor bai toey (fried boneless chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves with a dark, sweet soy sauce for dipping). — Frommer's

Standouts include the deep-fried chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves, the fried fish with mango sauce, and the crispy duck salad. — Fodor's

Diners are treated to authentic Thai food in the Condom Room, and relaxed scoffing of barbecued seafood in the rainforest beer-garden. — Rough Guide

The restaurant Cabbages & Condoms serves tasty Thai food in a theme-styled restaurant. — Afar Magazine

Cabbages & Condoms is in fact a quirky, tasty restaurant in the fish market district run by a wholly respectable Thai charity... — Condé Nast Traveler

Taling Pling

Thai 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This homely, buzzing restaurant combines bright decor with tasty rural cooking. — Time Out

A two-story restaurant in a converted family home, Taling Pling is located between Silom and Sathorn roads. — DK Eyewitness

I've just one word for this friendly low-end Thai diner: Go! Because it's packed with office workers at lunchtime, it's better to try for a table after 1pm or in the evening. — Frommer's

Locals and tourists feel equally at home at this cosy Thai restaurant. — Lonely Planet

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Vientiane Kitchen

Thai 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Just a short swerve off Sukhumvit and you’re transported into a little piece of Isaan (northeast Thailand), where the menu’s stocked full of northeastern delicacies. — Rough Guide

This open-air restaurant, named for the capital of Laos, is set under thatched roofs and has a slightly gritty feel. — Fodor's

You feel almost upcountry in this soi of Lao/Isaan eateries. — Time Out

Isan food is generally very spicy, and adventurous eaters have ample opportunities to sample something out of the ordinary here. — Frommer's

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Nahm Restaurant

Thai 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The fiery green curry lobster with coconut milk and Thai basil is a standout from Australian chef David Thompson. — Travel + Leisure

Master chef David Thompson won accolades for his Thai eatery in London, and his newly opened outpost in Bangkok has been called one of the world's best restaurants. — Fodor's

Australian chef-author David Thompson is behind what is quite possibly the best Thai restaurant in Bangkok. — Lonely Planet

Chef Thompson and his team mix all-time favorites with a smattering of more obscure offerings, served in an elegant dining room reminiscent of a Sukhothai-era temple. — Condé Nast Traveler

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GAGGAN

83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Promising "progressive Indian cuisine," chef Gaggan Anand titillates Bangkokian palates with a molecular gastronomy take on his native dishes. — Condé Nast Traveler

Bangkok has a significant Indian population. Indeed, the city even has its own ‘Little India’ around Phahurat Road. The best Indian dining options, however, can be found around the main... — Afar Magazine

More appropriate for an English-themed tea house than a restaurant serving self-proclaimed ‘progressive Indian cuisine’, Gaggan is all about incongruity. — Lonely Planet

The street food of his home town of Kolkata and a formative stint at El Bulli are the twin inspirations behind chef Gaggan Anand’s boundary-pushing restaurant in downtown Bangkok. — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Tasting menus at Gaggan roll out a series of edible works of art—Indian food reimagined though a molecular lens. The result: a totally delicious (and Instagram-worthy) meal. — Travel + Leisure

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Mei Jiang

Chinese 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The best dim sum is at Mei Jiang, the Cantonese restaurant located inside the Peninsula Hotel. — Afar Magazine

Probably Bangkok’s best Chinese restaurant, with beautiful views of the hotel’s riverside gardens night and day, and very attentive and graceful staff. — Rough Guide

Elegantly simple Chinese decor that doesn't overwhelm and delightful private rooms give it an edge over the city's other -- more showy -- Chinese restaurants. — Frommer's

It may be a hotel dining outlet, but Cantonese fine dining restaurant Mei Jiang has a following that extends well beyond guests of The Peninsula Bangkok — Forbes Travel Guide

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Appia

83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Italian food is served in a cozy atmosphere decorated with wood and stucco accents. — Travel + Leisure

Handmade pastas, slow-roasted meats and a carefully curated and relatively affordable wine list are the selling points of this restaurant serving Roman-style cuisine. — Lonely Planet

Menu standouts include fresh-off-the-rotisserie porchetta; organic pork rolled with fennel, rosemary, and garlic; oxtail stew with herb gremolata; and divine Caprese in Puglia made with burrata cheese — Fodor's

Styled as a Roman trattoria, the Italian cuisine here is rustic, featuring homemade pastas, stews, and roasted meats such as porchetta stuffed with fennel, garlic, and rosemary. — Frommer's

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Kuppa

International 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Kuppa offers traditional Thai fare as well as many international dishes, and it has attracted a dedicated following because of its coffee (roasted on the premises) and its impressive desserts. — Fodor's

Located off the Asok BTS in a former warehouse (reputedly a CIA hangout), this laid-back Western cafe-restaurant boasts a chic, minimalist interior with plenty of polished concrete and artworks. — Frommer's

This hangar of blond wood and metal, which is dominated by a working coffee roaster, has the scale and feel of a major international restaurant, and the menu is consistently good. — Time Out

For Bangkok’s ladies who lunch, Kuppa is something of a second home. — Lonely Planet

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Bo.Lan

82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The restaurant is striving to have a zero-carbon footprint within a few years—the owners grow their own vegetables, recycle organic waste, and purify their groundwater. — Fodor's

Professing a belief in old-fashioned cooking techniques and fresh produce, chef Duangporn Songvisava—a student of David Thompson's—seeks to preserve Thailand's rich culinary heritage. — Condé Nast Traveler

Bo.lan aims high with smooth service, a wine list to pair with Thai food, and degustation menus to demonstrate their considerable kitchen skills. — Time Out

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Chote Chitr

Thai 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The unassuming Chote Chitr, located near Wat Suthat, is a century-old, family-run establishment popular with locals for its authentic, flavorful takes on traditional Thai cuisine.en, shrimp, and banan. — Travel + Leisure

No Bangkok restaurant has garnered so much praise from the cognoscenti, yet managed to retain its unique character. — Time Out

A favorite of legendary Bangkok food writer Bob Halliday, this simple, diminutive restaurant near Wat Suthat specializes in recipes handed down from the royal palace. — Fodor's

A five-table clean, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Chote Chitr prides itself for serving Thai food cooked as per ancient royal recipes using rare ingredients. — DK Eyewitness

This third-generation shophouse restaurant boasting just six tables is a Bangkok foodie landmark. — Lonely Planet

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Celadon

Thai 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Order the banana blossom, chicken, and shrimp salad at this hotel restaurant. — Travel + Leisure

The delicately steamed white snapper with lime juice and only a hint of chile is proof that Thai food need not be spicy to taste special. — Concierge

The Sukhothai hotel's signature restaurant offers a calming ambience of teak, ceramics, and Thai silk in a room that appears to float over a pool of lotus blossoms. — Condé Nast Traveler

Consistently rated as one of the best hotel restaurants in Bangkok and a favourite with locals, serving outstanding traditional and contemporary Thai food. — Rough Guide

Lotus ponds reflect the city's beautiful evening lights at this romantic restaurant. — Fodor's

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Kaloang Home Kitchen

Thai 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The generous grilled seafood platter is a bargain, as is the plate of grilled giant river prawns. — Fodor's

The food transcends the riverside setting; sure-handed spicing and faultless freshness informs each sizeable dish. — Time Out

Although a little hard to find, Kaloang Home Kitchen is worth a visit. Tucked away behind the National Library, this alfresco, riverside venue serves excellent and inexpensive Thai cuisine. — DK Eyewitness

Don’t be alarmed by the peeling paint and dilapidated deck – the owners at Kaloang Home Kitchen certainly aren't. — Lonely Planet

Flamboyant service and excellent seafood attracts an almost exclusively Thai clientele to this open-air riverside restaurant. — Rough Guide

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Koi Bangkok

Japanese 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It’s chic, romantic, and thoroughly sensual. Apart from the sushi and (melt-in-your-mouth) sashimi, most dishes are done with an exquisite international touch. — Frommer's

Candles flicker against the dark wood walls and tables, and plush pillows encourage you to settle in with your dining companions for healthy California-Japanese fare. — Condé Nast Traveler

LA celebrity hangout Koi opened this über-chic bar and California-Japanese restaurant, followed by an Italian eaterie in the artfully lit garden. — Time Out

This upscale Japanese restaurant is a stunning addition to Bangkok’s increasingly eclectic dining scene. — DK Eyewitness

Models eat for free at this sexy, low-lit sibling of the original Koi in Los Angeles. That explains the appealing eye candy lounging on crimson couches by the swank bar. — Concierge

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Eat Me Restaurant

International 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Aussie establishment is both a high-end eatery and a swanky art gallery where rotating exhibits provide just the right atmosphere. — Fodor's

A little bit of Sydney has blossomed here off Th Silom, helping to give Bangkok more cosmo cred. — Lonely Planet

Eat Me is all about exposed industrial beams, dark wood, and indirect lighting on walls of an ever-changing exhibition space. — Frommer's

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Cafe De Siam

80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The half-French, half-Thai menu does a decent job living up to the luscious setting. — Time Out

The French and Thai food, with main courses starting at B250, is superb, served in a relaxing ambience that subtly blends Chinese and French styles. — Rough Guide

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Aoi

80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This traditional slate-walled tavern a few blocks south of Thaniya's Little Tokyo is the area's best Japanese restaurant. — Time Out

Excellent authentic food and elegant decor. Good-value lunch sets (from B250) available and a superb sushi bar. — Rough Guide

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Rang Mahal Restaurant

Indian 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Savory food in a pleasant setting with great 26th-floor views of the city brings people back to this upscale Indian restaurant. — Fodor's

Couple views from this restaurant’s 26th floor with an all-Indian buffet and a live band, and you have one of the most popular Sunday destinations for Bangkok’s South Asian expat community. — Lonely Planet

Fine dining and Indian cuisine are not often found together in Thailand, but this rooftop restaurant is elegant and chic, and offers a sumptuous selection of culinary delights from every corner of India. — Frommer's

Superb city views and rich, north Indian dishes make this palatial setting worth a splurge, but do reserve a window table. — Time Out

Rang Mahal is one of the few Indian spots that has matched the flavorful and authentic cuisine that I fell in love with when I was living and working in India. — Travel + Leisure

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May Kaidee

80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This location on Samsen Road is tiny (look for the purple shopfront) but cozy, a good spot to enjoy a yummy green curry or a spicy banana flower salad with white or brown rice. — Frommer's

Simple, neighbourhood Thai vegetarian restaurant, with two outlets on opposite sides of the soi, that still serves some of the best veggie food in Banglamphu. — Rough Guide

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