Restaurants & Cafés

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

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The best brunches in Bangkok

Brunch has become serious business in Bangkok. The city's best restaurants and cafes have expanded their breakfast menu to include more than just eggs and bacon — a plethora of options now include poached eggs, stacked pancakes with fruits, avocado on toast, fried chicken on waffles, coffees, teas, and hangover-busting smoothies. We scour the city for the best options for this extended breakfast affair.

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The best sushi restaurants in Bangkok

Freshness and seasonality plays a pivotal role in making great sushis. Here, we have some of Bangkok’s best sushi restaurants that receive their sea bounties, flown from the best sources around the world, at least twice a week. 

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The best organic restaurants in Bangkok

Exercise is important but so is what you eat. If you’re looking for a healthy option of clean and organic food, you come to the right place. Here, we gather you the best organic restaurants in Bangkok and don’t forget to check other best restaurants and cafes in town.

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The best European restaurants in Bangkok

Hot pasta with tomato sauce, smoked ham with chesse, chunks of lamb and many more you can imagine in European kitchen, we gather you the best places to eat from sophisticated French dining to savory Mediterranean cuisine of Spain and Italy.

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The best Asian restaurants in Bangkok

Get ready for the authentic flavor across Asia, Bangkok offers you best of the best Asian cuisine from fresh sushi in the best Japanese restaurants to steamy dim sum in Chinese dining and healthy Vietnamese food that you shouldn’t miss. 

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Toro

Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette take their award-winning, conceptual Spanish creations to an international audience - in Bangkok.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Char Bangkok

You may have come to Char for the amazing vistas of downtown Bangkok, but you’ll definitely stay for the food. Nestled on the top floors of Hotel Indigo Bangkok, Char Bangkok has a view money can’t buy—a sweeping panorama of skyscrapers looming over the lush gardens of the US Ambassador’s residence. But it’s not just the views that pique interest. The fine-dining restaurants, as it turns out, has a knack for churning out glorious plates of perfectly prepared fare. Char was shortened from “charcoal” so you can probably guess the restaurant’s main focus. French chef Lionel Vinatieri delivers a full-on repertoire that highlights grilled meats and seafood such as a beautifully presented Tomahawk Wagyu steak and a juicy North Pacific black cod. Dishes like the seared Hokkaido scallops with mango and Chiang Mai concassee (B560), foie gras crumble (B590) and lobster ravioli (B720) also warrant inclusion. To complement the concept of luxurious-yet-casual dining, Char presents an elegant mix of warm-hued woods, art deco brass details, indigo-colored walls (no surprise) and a huge fresco featuring vintage film stars. Francesco Moretti of Revolucion Cocktail was tasked to create a drink list exclusively for Char Bar, and the results are quite impressive. Our favorites include Kanagawa (Absolut infused sencha rose syrup, lime, brown sugar, plum,B300) and Memory (Absolut infused strawberry, mashmellow, lime lavender blue pea syrup, kaffir leaf, Angostura, egg white, peach bitter, B320)

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Muiné

Riding on the 20-year success of his parents’ Vietnamese restaurant, Viehalong, Pratchya Vilaipol is venturing on his own with an eatery that focuses on street cuisine from Southern Vietnam. Geared towards the younger generation, Muiné, named after a resort town in the southeast of Vietnam, features industrial décor in a contemporary, loft-style setting. The kitchen takes inspiration from the cookbook of Pratchya’s grandmother. Sacred, age-old secrets have been revived to create Muiné’s versions of bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwiches) and pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). The menu also features classic Vietnamese street food such as vermicelli beef shank stew, fried calamari and ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee). For us, the rib-eye pho and cold cut- and pâté-stuffed bánh mi rise above the rest to become early favorites.  

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Shinsen Fish Market

Shinsen Fish Market is perhaps the most exciting eatery to open in Sukhumvit this month. The fancy seafood-focused restaurant is located next to Ozono on Sukhumvit Soi 39 and is built around the concept of Addiction Aquatic Development, a modern-looking wholesale and retail fish market in Taipei that also supplies most of the seafood served at Shinsen. The space is stylishly decked out in glossy black and features ten different zones. Only two zones, Market and Café, are open for now.  For those who aren’t familiar with how things go at the Taipei fish market (we aren’t either), here is how it works: You enter through the Market zone where you can handpick fresh or live produce (everything from Hokkaido crabs to Wagyu beef) from ice-topped counters or tanks. You then pay for your loot at the cashier. You can also shop for cheese, wines, saké, fruits and pastries at the Market. Carry everything to the cooking station, choose how you want them cooked, pay a small cooking fee (starting from B50) and then wait to be served at the Cafe zone. You can also choose dishes and drinks from the à la carte menu, which includes grilled seafood and meats as well as glistening slices of raw fish prepared at the sushi bar located inside the Market. However, those who choose to sit at the said sushi bar won’t be eligible for the pick-and-cook option. Sounds confusing? It is. We visited the place on a Sunday evening, a few days after the soft-opening period, and discovered that the place is i

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Man Fu Yuan Kitchen

It’s been a couple years since Man Fu Yuan, a respected Cantonese restaurant at the InterContinental Singapore, expanded to Thailand, opening a restaurant at the posh Rajapruek Golf Club in northern Bangkok. Business was so good that it’s opened a sister eatery at Emquartier’s Helix Quartier. Set to be a more casual, all-day-dining venue, Man Fu Yuan is simply dressed in classy ivory hues with elegant yet comfortable sofas and a smattering of Chinese pottery. Expect to savor signature dishes such as smoked duck (B600 for a half-serving), crispy roasted pork (B265) and king-sized river prawns with ee fu noodles (B490) at more affordable prices. The kitchen also turns out mouth-watering dim sum selections such as prawn dumplings (B135), chee chong fun with scallops (B145) , chili crab buns (B135) and salted egg-yolk custard buns (B100). Complement your meal with a choice of Chinese tea blends, which include Man Fu Yuan 5 Elements, Royal Red Robe, aged pu’er and Imperial Double Blossom Chinese tea.   

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Baan 
Phadthai

Charoenkrung 44 was a just small alley with no distinguishing feature – at least until an eatery dedicated to Thailand’s most beloved noodle dish recently opened within its narrow confines. Fred Meyer, the restaurateur whose portfolio includes Issaya Siamese Club, Namsaah Bottling Trust, Kom Ba Wa and Pizza Massilia, aims to turn this small lane into a food destination, starting with his new pad Thai parlor, Baan Phadthai.       Done up in vivid blues, and decorated with wooden pieces from old traditional Thai houses, Baan Phadthai is an aircon-free space that seamlessly blends in with the neighboring community.      Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn, who takes precedence over kitchen proceedings, reinvents the national noodle by using 18 homemade ingredients following a secret recipe from the eastern part of Thailand. Instead of shrimp stock, Chef Aom insists on using crab stock as the key ingredient. Thus, the pad Thai puu (pad Thai with crabmeat) offers a double whammy of   mouth-watering crustacean goodness in every bite. There’s also vegetarian pad Thai (B160) for meat- and seafood-free diners. All pad Thai are served chili-free for the sake of foreigners who can’t take the heat of authentic Thai fare, although locals are welcome to ask the waiter to pile on the spicy prik.       Other note-worthy dishes include mieng khana (Thai-style hors d’oeuvres served with condiments such as sweet and sour sauce, B150), kai tod kluea (deep-fried chicken wings, B190), nua dad diew (su

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The best restaurants and cafes in Aree

Less than 10 minutes (by BTS) from Siam, Aree is best known for a home of best restaurants and cafes for food lovers. From artsy Laliart Café to fashionable Vick’s and delicious Fatbird, Aree shows the world that this area has what it takes and offers you the best cuisine as well as other hip areas of Bangkok.

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The ten best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai

Sister to Thonglor, the popular area for best cuisine and fun nightlife – Ekkamai is known for its up-and-coming spot for good food, yummy dessert and nice coffee. Why don’t you drive here (or take BTS, of course) and stop by one of the hottest restaurants and cafes such as Peace for some hot oriental tea, The Burger Factory for some juicy meat or Perhaps Rabbits’ for its surreal atmosphere with some delicious cake you couldn’t resist. 

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The best restaurants and cafes in Rattanakosin Island

Surrounded by Chao Phraya River and small canals dug to serve as moat for city center in the past, Rattanakosin Island is a home to Royal Palace, temples, museums and many historical places. It also offers one of the best authentic Thai cuisine as well as up-and-coming restaurants, cafes and bars in the nostalgic atmosphere and the beautiful riverview of Bangkok. 

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The ten best restaurants and cafes in The EmQuartier

The EmQuartier, the latest shopping mall located in the heart of Bangkok, is not only famous for high-fashion stores but also wide range of food around the world. Less than a minute walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station, The EmQuartier is a home to restaurants, cafes and famous franchises such as Taiwanese chicken Hot Star, French patisserie Fuchon and BAKE Cheese Tart from Hong Kong waiting for you to try some.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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