Thai food is universally loved. And trust us when we say, you haven’t really tasted the best of it till you’ve hit up Bangkok. The restaurants on this guide offer fresh, flavorful meals that will make your entire trip to Thailand an unforgettable experience.
56 Phra Arthit
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.
137/1-2 Soi Polo, Th Withayu
There's fried chicken and there's fried chicken from Soi Polo. Its oily, crispy, aromatic, fleshy balance has won devotees.
3 S Sathorn Rd Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon
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.
Chote Chitr 81
146 Th Phraeng Phuton
This third-generation shophouse restaurant boasting just six tables is a Bangkok foodie landmark.
8 Soi 36, Th Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit
You feel almost upcountry in this soi of Lao/Isaan eateries.
Taling Pling 82
653 Bld. 7, Baan Silom Arcade
This homely, buzzing restaurant combines bright decor with tasty rural cooking.
39 Sukhumvit Soi 16
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.
946 Rama IV Road
This Michelin-starred French restaurant at the 517-room Dusit Thani Hotel is the creative collaboration of brothers Jacques and Laurent Pourcel.
27 S Sathorn Rd
The fiery green curry lobster with coconut milk and Thai basil is a standout from Australian chef David Thompson.
10 Sukhumvit Soi 12
This longstanding garden restaurant is a safe place to gauge the Thai staples.
1055 Silom Road
This ultra-hip eatery is where you'll spot international jet-setters and Bangkok's moneyed set.
68/1 Soi Langsuan Ploenchit Road Lumpini
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.