Restaurants & Cafés

Your guide to eating out in Bangkok, including restaurant reviews, new openings and the best dining in Bangkok

Bangkok's hardest restaurants to get a reservation
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Bangkok's hardest restaurants to get a reservation

These restaurants just love to play hard to get

New restaurants, cafes and bars to try in Bangkok this month
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New restaurants, cafes and bars to try in Bangkok this month

Break your eating routines and check out these new restaurants, bars and cafes around Bangkok

On Nut hard-to-get burger joint to open at 72 Courtyard on 15 March
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On Nut hard-to-get burger joint to open at 72 Courtyard on 15 March

The popular Thonglor nightlife hotspot 72 Courtyard has made your life easier by bringing the hyped burger joint Homeburg to the city center under the name Bun Meat & Cheese.

Three chocolate cafes in Bangkok proving locally-sourced cacao is on the rise
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Three chocolate cafes in Bangkok proving locally-sourced cacao is on the rise

Blind taste test: Who has the best iced matcha latte in Bangkok?
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Blind taste test: Who has the best iced matcha latte in Bangkok?

We put on our blindfolds, and sip our way through the iced matcha lattes of eight of the city’s most popular tea shops to find out which one deserves a spot in our hearts.

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Ici
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Ici

Arisara “Paper” Chongphanitkul, the pastry chef responsible for the sugary finales at restaurants by the Issaya Group (remember the deceptive mango and sticky rice surprise at Issaya Siamese Club, or the pumpkin custard at Saawaan?) puts her sweet creations on center stage at Ici, a dessert café hidden deep within one of Sukhumvit’s many labyrinths. Getting there is a bit tricky. The house (look for number 24) in which Ici is located bears no signage and looks like your typical city residence. But that doesn’t matter—the café has a reservation-only policy and will tell you where you need to go when you book a table. A gate leads to a leafy garden that features a gigantic blue balloon with “Ici” written on it and the compound’s main building. The café part is somewhat oversized, decked out in blue patterned wallpaper and cartoonish reproductions of world-famous art pieces, including a faceless Mona Lisa and a wacky rendition of Jeff Koons’ blue Balloon Dog. Observe more closely and you’ll find tiny depictions of Paper’s dessert hidden within each artwork. “The desserts at Issaya’s restaurants are works I must create for different challenges and requirements, dictated by the identity of each restaurant. Here, I can do what I really want,” Chef Paper explains. The fancily plated desserts we’ve come to expect are toned down at Ici, and have become cute creations with playful elements. Mr. Religieux (B195) is her take on the religieuse (snow man-shaped choux pastry), and comes w

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Sarnies
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Sarnies

A Stimulant by Sarnies captivated Bangkok’s caffeine devotees and Instagram-addicted caféhoppers with a small roaster-slash-coffee shop on Soi Sukhumvit 39 and a brief pop-up run at Dim Dim. Now, the café has come into full bloom, opening a full-scale establishment in historic Charoenkrung. Nestled deep inside Soi Charoenkrung 44, Sarnies takes up the space of two connecting shophouses (linked by an arch door on the second floor) that were once a boat repair shop. “The story [of the building] changes all the time,” says Eric Chan, co-owner of Sarnies. “But according to the original landlord, it used to be a boat repair store. Because we are really near the river and that’s where all the engines were brought.” Unlike other repurposed establishments in the city that have been touched up to deliver a modern appearance, the structure in which Sarnies occupies retains the the grit of its former life. Random scribblings on the wall and black stains resulting from the smoke emitted by the engines are still visible. “Most of the work we did were fixing and repairing,” Eric adds. “For us, we didn’t want to change anything. We wanted to celebrate the beauty of it.” Sarnies proves it ranks above other brunch destinations that serve pretty-looking, Instagram-friendly dishes by putting intricate details and a lot of heart and soul into its food. What you get are classic brunch dishes done right, but made with a few Asian twists. Winning dishes include eggs benedict with tom yum hollanda

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White Lies
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White Lies

A fine-dining venture serving up an “Italian omakase” feast

Katsukura
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Katsukura

This Kyoto-hailing tonkotsu specialist proudly serves perfectly cooked fried pork cutlets sheathed in flaky breadcrumbs. Katsukura’s secret lies in how they age their pork for more tender texture and a more intense flavor profile. Try the best-selling Katsukura Zen, surf ‘n turf-style bites that pair pork tenderloin with large prawn cutlets. Kyoto’s famed tofu makes an appearance as fried yuba (tofu skin) rolled around vegetable cutlets and served with pork tenderloin tonkotsu. .

Suanthip
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Suanthip

Meet the 62-year-old Thai chef who has given Suan Thip, a humble Nonthaburi eatery, a Michelin star

Rossaneh
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Rossaneh

A seriously good khao gaeng eatery worth trekking out of town for

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Places to dine and drink in Suanplu and Yen Akart
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Places to dine and drink in Suanplu and Yen Akart

Time Out Bangkok crisscrosses the small, maze-like streets of Sathorn, from Suanplu to Yen Akart, to check out some of the neighborhood’s hottest spots.

Best restaurants and cafes in Silom and Sathorn
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Best restaurants and cafes in Silom and Sathorn

Silom and Sathorn might be known for being a business district in Bangkok, but they are actually a heaven for food lovers, too.

Best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai
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Best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai

Best described as Thonglor's younger, less flamboyant sister, this up-and-coming area is known for its for quaint eateries, delightful dessert places and fantastic cafes.

Best restaurants and cafes in Thonglor
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Best restaurants and cafes in Thonglor

Sushi, tapas or som tum – Thonglor is utopia for the gastrophile offering a myriad of dining venues from cozy cafes to high-end restaurants to open-all-night street stalls.

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The best cake shops in Bangkok
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The best cake shops in Bangkok

If you are looking for the best dessert café in town especially those who are the master of yummy cake, you come to the right place. Time Out gather you the best cakes from French patisserie to Japanese iconic cheesecake so you can enjoy every bite after a big meal.

The best ice cream cafés in Bangkok
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The best ice cream cafés in Bangkok

As the weather is getting hotter and hotter, nothing beats a nice cone of fresh ice cream. Whether you like healthy ice cream or fluffy Japanese yoghurt, Bangkok offers you the best ice cream café you shouldn’t miss and don’t for get to visit other best dessert cafés we have gathered for you.

The best afternoon tea in Bangkok
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The best afternoon tea in Bangkok

As one of the most well-known British gastronomic culture, afternoon tea becomes more and more famous in Bangkok as the cafes who offers the treat expand more and more shops for us to enjoy. Whether you love having scones with butter and jam or just a sip of tea with small bites of dessert, we pretty sure you would enjoy a nice afternoon tea in one of the best dessert cafes in Bangkok.

Purr Cat Cafe Club
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Purr Cat Cafe Club

Attention cat lovers. Let us introduce you to the cat café owned by kitty-adoring model and actress, Petch-Rattanarat. Purr Cat Café Club is a vintage-style café separated into two sections: an outside lobby featuring a salon and a shop, and, inside, a cafe. Here, the cats welcome you to their world – you can touch and play with them, and they jump and sit on your lap! We know you love cats and don’t want to hurt them so there are rules that you need to follow in order to protect these cute kitties – and yourselves. In the off chance you’re not enjoying the company of cats, you can opt to indulge in their menu offerings. The café serves delicious cakes, ice cream and sandwiches with your favorite beverages.  All in all, Purr Cat Café Club is heaven for cat and dessert lovers like you.