Great Thai Restaurants in Bangkok
We know that great Thai food can be found at the humble shops by the street side. But when you travel all the way there, it’s worth exploring something sophisticated as well. Here’s a list of 10 Thai restaurants in Bangkok you must not miss out on. These places do come with a price but the experience, service and the whole dining experience is what separates the great from good. Most of all, these restaurants offer the chance to discover the true taste of Thailand, created by the most renowned Thai chefs.
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1) Issaya Siamese Club, Sathorn
Issaya Siamese Club is a wonderful Thai restaurant that can be found at a small street near Rama IV Road. 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. The charm of a heritage Thai house with exceptional service offered made better by the renowned culinary flair of Chef Ian Kittichai makes this an outstanding restaurant.
2) Bo Lan Restaurant, Sukhumvit
Recognized 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-starred Chef David Thompson at Nahm London.
3) Sala Rim Nam at the Mandarin Oriental
Sala Rim Nam at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok combines all the elements to give you one of the best romantic Thai dining experiences. It has an amazing location by the riverside, with the river waters reaching right up to your table! The wonderful ambiance coupled with the fabulous Mandarin Oriental service and some lip smacking food, make this place a must-visit dining destination.
4) Nahm Restaurant, Sathorn
Nahm’s renowned Australian chef David Thompson values the strong, fresh flavors of traditional Thai cuisine, and he delivers surprising tastes and textures in dishes of all varieties, whether savory or sweet, meat, seafood or vegetable. The restaurant overlooks an outdoor pool and the guests may also dine out on the terrace or at a private dining room that is ideal for corporate or social events.
5) Baan Home Cuisine, Lumpini Park
Baan is a restaurant in Bangkok where the chef takes great pride in serving dishes made according to traditional Thai home cooking methods. The menu at Baan Restaurant contains just 6 pages of classic Thai dishes from which to choose from, containing mainly regional delicacies along with some of the restaurants unique creations as well.
6) Long Table Sky Bar, Sukhumvit
Long Table is situated on the 25th Floor and has a view that makes you forget that it isn’t a rooftop. This hotel boasts of the longest table in Thailand, the dining section of which is decorated in warm honey, cream and scarlet tones. On any given weeknight the outdoor section here is buzzing with people who come to make the most of the famous Bangkok sunsets and the unique drinks that are on offer.
7) Saffron at Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron, serves contemporary Thai Cuisine prepared by Thai chefs, who enjoy serving their authentic gastronomy to the guests. An intimate restaurant that caters perfectly to special occasions, Saffron is a one-of-a-kind experience. Here you can sit out on the wooden deck overlooking the tropical mangroves while you sample the finest Thai delicacies in a truly unforgettable way.
8) Steve Cafe and Cuisine
Steve Café combines several successful key ingredients: A great riverside location with no tall buildings blocking the view, thousands of silver fish swimming around as locals feed them, and a permanent ballet of old-fashioned wooden boats passing by almost silently. However, the most important thing here is of course the food, very Thai, using quality ingredients and cooked with passion. The menu even says that no dishes are cooked in advance which makes the food quality worth the wait.
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