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Asian-style beef restaurants
Restaurants

Asian-style beef restaurants

Get your spoon at the ready and eat your way through the restaurants with the best beef dishes in Bangkok

Travel around the world without leaving town at these restaurants in Bangkok
Restaurants

Travel around the world without leaving town at these restaurants in Bangkok

For globetrotting gourmands, indulging in a destination’s local culinary offerings, and getting a taste of a wide array of exciting flavors is always a priority. But when travel is not feasible, Bangkok’s vibrant restaurant scene proffers a gamut of international cuisines, from mainstays like French, Italian and Japanese to more exotic and rare culinary offerings that whisk you away for the entirety of a meal. Let your palate travel to faraway places, and discover many globespanning dining options without having to go through the fuss of visa applications and aggressive ticket booking. For the certified gourmand, Bangkok is an oyster. Chuck away.

Ryuichi Sakamoto on his five-year documentary journey
Music

Ryuichi Sakamoto on his five-year documentary journey

The musical polymath talks the inspiration behind ‘async’, his first album in eight years

Ekkamai’s noodle joints
Restaurants

Ekkamai’s noodle joints

Ekkamai Road is attracting diners wanting to fill up on steaming slurp-worthy eats, from chewy ramen to fiery tom yum-flavored noodles

Chanel brings its epic Cruise Collection to Bangkok
News

Chanel brings its epic Cruise Collection to Bangkok

French fashion house Chanel announces that it is bringing the 330-foot La Pausa cruise to Bangkok for the first full show on 31 Oct along the Chao Phraya River

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Arno Thai
Restaurants

Arno Thai

At his new diner, French beef master Arnaud Carre wields his expertise to create upscale versions of Thai street food.

Wagyuism
Restaurants

Wagyuism

Wagyu-importer-turned-beef-specialist Wagyuism pleases meat lovers with fine beef imported directly from Kobe and Hokkaido— we’re talking A4 and A5 grades. (It’s even one of the very few Kobe beef-certified restaurants in Bangkok!) 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Nonna Nella by Lenzi
Restaurants

Nonna Nella by Lenzi

Francesco Lenzi, the culinary genius behind the upscale Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, and the former chef of Medici at Hotel Muse, abandons fine-dining efforts at his new eatery, opting instead for more a casual space that that spotlights traditional Italian fare.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Mrs. Wu
Restaurants

Mrs. Wu

Randy Noprapa and Chalee Kader, the chefs behind Fillets and 100 Mahaseth, are adding to the number with Mrs. Wu, a modern eatery that takes the humble hot pot to another level.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Silpa Bhirasri's House
Restaurants

Silpa Bhirasri's House

The historic building has been carefully renovated and is now open to the public as a café and gallery. Craftsman Roastery brews refined cuppas on the first floor, while a gallery has been set up one floor up. Prototypes of some of Silpa Bhirasri's sculptures are now on exhibit.

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Latest bars review

TaladNath
Bars

TaladNath

Funky cocktail bar specializing in fruit brandy and globe-spanning cocktails

The Bar Upstairs
Bars

The Bar Upstairs

A vibey wine bar has taken over the upper floor of French bistro Brasserie Cordonnier

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Middle Bar
Bars

Middle Bar

There's a new hidden bar in Soi Sukhumvit 36

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Cactus
Bars

Cactus

Soi Yen Akart has recently welcomed the area’s first proper watering hole. The rooftop bar Cactus brings a touch of palmy California to the leafy alley with the festooning of prickly cactus and fire pits against view the palm-filled lawn. The lofty space fashions Mid-Century modern motifs like pine-green cushions and edgy abstract artworks. The concoctions are created by the world-renowned Joseph Boroski and are designed to be refreshing-yet-strong like the low-ABV West Hollywood Spritz which mixes Fernet Blanca, Campari and cucumber.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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New movie releases

McQueen
Movies

McQueen

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls: The IMAX 2D Experience
Movies

The House With A Clock In Its Walls: The IMAX 2D Experience

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

The Predator
Movies

The Predator

Shane Black, co-writer and director of the rebooted The Predator, appeared in the 1987 original as dead meat: the kind of wise-cracking character that gets killed off early. (He was just a hot-shit script seller at that point, thrilled to be included in some primo Arnold Schwarzenegger dumb.) As satisfying as it’s been to see Black evolve into a distinctive, banter-friendly voice—The Nice Guys is a recent example—his Predator is exactly the sort of flick he would have made 30 years ago when he played that gangly supporting clown. It’s aggressively pacey, overloaded with smug one-liners, gore-laden and unlikely to have much of a future. Today’s run through the jungle doesn’t include Ah-nold or, indeed, anyone to gaze with bewilderment at a dreadlocked alien with a cloaking device. But it does feature the intriguingly hard-edged Olivia Munn as a biologist who’s called into a secret lab to do some explaining. (Munn has a variation on the first movie’s sole memorable line, but she swaps out “ugly” for “beautiful.”) Also on hand for combat with the green-blooded invaders (there’s more than one this time) are a wry ex-Army Ranger (Boyd Holbrook), a Con Air–chatty busload of military nuts (including Keegan-Michael Key and Moonlight's Trevante Rhodes) and an autistic child (Room’s Jacob Tremblay). Were it not for the hard-R violence and a generous amount of computerized splatter, The Predator would play like a slightly naughtier Independence Day or Armageddon, sci-fi movies that ha

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Alpha
Movies

Alpha

It may surprise you to learn that the denizens of “Europe, 20,000 years ago”—as the prehistoric adventure Alpha situates us—rocked some beautifully tailored fur-lined parkas and cozy boots that look a lot like Uggs. Evidently, facts aren’t terribly important here (even the movie’s title comes from a civilization that’s still millennia away), but if you can get past that, there’s a moderately gripping tale of survival and natural kinship to be had, one in the long-forgotten vein of 1983’s Never Cry Wolf. Teenage Keda (The Road’s Kodi Smit-McPhee, maturing into a forceful silent presence) has a stern but loving father to impress: Hunting the Great Beast is a rite of passage that’s arrived for him. But after Keda is flung off a high ledge by a charging buffalo, his tribe assumes the worst. The kid survives the ordeal, though, and, left alone in the wild, comes to befriend a relatively sweet-natured wolf that he muzzles and nurses back to health—a first for interspecies relations, it’s implied. The film works best during its (too-brief) getting-to-know-you section, which balances humor against snarly danger. Visualized by director Albert Hughes in an impressive large-frame format, Alpha makes the most of gorgeous British Columbia locations when it’s not undercutting them with its slight overuse of CGI. Perhaps the target audience—thoughtful children (and parents who remember being same)—won’t mind the occasional slickness, especially when it comes in the service of a story with

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars

The latest Time Out interviews

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Music

Ryuichi Sakamoto

The musical polymath on his five-year documentary journey and the inspiration behind ‘async’, his first album in eight years.

Pat Chayanit
Movies

Pat Chayanit

Meet the actress who’s redefining what it means to be a teen star

Wanchana Sawasdee
Movies

Wanchana Sawasdee

If there's an actor who's best known for playing the part of the patriotic hero, that would be Wanchana “Colonel Bird” Sawasdee. 

Twopee
Music

Twopee

Rapper-of-the-moment Twopee shares his thoughts on Thailand’s music scene.

Where to stay in Bangkok

W Bangkok
Hotels

W Bangkok

W Bangkok integrates twisted Thai culture with quirky Western motifs

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Hotels

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

The Okura Prestige Bangkok has set a new standard for luxury hotels

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
SO Sofitel Bangkok
Hotels

SO Sofitel Bangkok

Gorgeous views and unique designs are the key reasons you’ll love SO Sofitel Bangkok. Located a few blocks away from Lumpini Park, the enclaves lush greenery can be spotted from most rooms. Room styles are crafted around four different themes: earth, water, wood and metal. The Earth rooms are embellished with playful, curvy walls inspired by prehistoric cave paintings found in Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani. Metal rooms are decked out like an urban refuge with minimal, modern decor and pristine white furniture. The Wood room, on the other hand, is inspired by a traditional Northern Thai wooden house, while the Water room—the sexiest room of all—features concrete walls and semi-transparent glasses partitions.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
The Peninsula Bangkok
Hotels

The Peninsula Bangkok

Perhaps the most luxurious hotel on the other side of the river

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars