A taste of Bangkok's best

The most flavorful spots.

by Rashmi Chugani

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.

Hemlock 88

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.

- Frommer's

Soi Polo Fried Chicken 79

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.

- Time Out

Celadon 81

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.

- Condé Nast Traveler

Chote Chitr 81

146 Th Phraeng Phuton

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

- Lonely Planet

Vientiane Kitchen 83

8 Soi 36, Th Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit

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

- Time Out

Taling Pling 83

653 Bld. 7, Baan Silom Arcade

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

- Time Out

Kuppa 83

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.

- Time Out

D'Sens 83

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.

- Travel + Leisure

Nahm Restaurant 83

27 S Sathorn Rd

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

- Travel + Leisure

Cabbages & Condoms 85

10 Sukhumvit Soi 12

This longstanding garden restaurant is a safe place to gauge the Thai staples.

- Lonely Planet

Breeze Restaurant 85

1055 Silom Road

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

- Fodor's


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.

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