Restaurants & Cafés

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

Where to find the best street food at Banglamphoo
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Where to find the best street food at Banglamphoo

We roamed the area and came up with a list of some of the best street food joints in the neighborhood.

Bangkok's best afternoon tea
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Bangkok's best afternoon tea

Here are the best places to visit for your next post-lunch rendezvous with the gang

The ultimate list of Bangkok’s best brunch spots
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The ultimate list of Bangkok’s best brunch spots

Here’s our guide to the city’s brunch venues that are worth getting out of bed for

Amazing Japanese treats you can get your hands on in Bangkok
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Amazing Japanese treats you can get your hands on in Bangkok

These are the ones worth lining up for.

Hot new cafes in Bangkok
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Hot new cafes in Bangkok

From casual vegan venues and smoothie bowl spots, to shops selling crazily garnished milk shakes or weed-infused drinks

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Kin by Eats Payao
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Kin by Eats Payao

This new Eats Payao, now called Kin, has a more grown-up feel

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
OOOBkk
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OOOBkk

OOOBkk is actually a playful acronym for One Ounce for Onion.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
[REVISIT] Thiptara
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[REVISIT] Thiptara

Now that Thai fine-dining is on the rise in Bangkok, Thiptara is finding ways to transform itself, albeit slowly

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
1919 at Vesper
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1919 at Vesper

The new 1919 by Vesper goes back to its roots, serving Italian aperitivo drinks and a selection of hearty Italian fare

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
[REVISIT] Gaa
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[REVISIT] Gaa

Gaa stands out from the rest, thanks to Chef Garima Arora’s willingness to break the boundaries that define Thai, Indian and Western fare

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Genius Bar
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Genius Bar

Instead of fancy cakes, aromatic caffeinated brews or fizzy fruit-flavored drinks, it’s bone broth that leads the selection at this newly opened health café. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants in Bangkok by area

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.

The best restaurants and cafes in Phloen Chit
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The best restaurants and cafes in Phloen Chit

Discover the best places to eat and drink in the area

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 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.

Bangkok best cafés

Best afternoon tea sets
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Best afternoon tea sets

Forget hanging out at your neighborhood café. Indulge instead in afternoon tea and scrumptious treats at these plush salons.

Three locally-sourced chocolate cafes
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Three locally-sourced chocolate cafes

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?

Many will agree (tea purists and the lactose-intolerant excluded) that matcha green tea is best drank as a latte, where the bitter taste of this intensely flavored tea blends perfectly with the rich creaminess of milk, leaving a sweet aftertaste on your palate. Many shops across Bangkok deliver pretty good matcha green tea lattes (iced, of course, as we live in a city where summer never ends), but we’re trying to figure out which one makes the best concoction—that sipper that has the perfect balance of sweet, bitter, aromatic and creamy. 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. Note: All drinks were purchased on the same day and around the same time for a blind test conducted by our staffers at the Time Out Bangkok office. This review is purely based on the staffers’ opinions, and was not, in any way or kind, sponsored.  

Grazia Gelato and Coffee
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Grazia Gelato and Coffee

“To be honest, I have never come across real gelato here in Bangkok,” says Thanamas “Grace” Assadamongkolphan, who discovered her love for the Italy’s version of ice cream while taking up her master’s degree in fashion entrepreneurship at the Marangoni Fashion Institute in Milan. “I loved it so much that I wanted to open a gelato shop.” Grace approached the owner of Il Massimo del Gelato, her favorite gelato parlor in Milan with the hopes of bringing the franchise back to Thailand. As she had expected, the owner declined her offer, but suggested instead that she learn how to make it herself in an unnamed institution in Bergamo where the best recipes for this frozen treat come from. And that’s how the story of Grazia Gelato and Coffee began. As Grace explains, the difference between ice cream and gelato lies in the texture and richness of the mix. “Gelato incorporates less air so it comes with a silkier and more intense texture. Also, it contains almost 90 percent less fat because it has less amount of cream. And you can appreciate the actual taste of ingredients more in gelato.” Grace is proud of the gelato served at Grazia, which is tucked in an elegant townhouse in Bang Klaui that has been refurbished to look like a retro fashion studio, complete with arch details and vintage collectibles that Grace gathered whilst in Italy. For one, the gelato here is devoid of chemicals and emulsifiers, which are typically used as shortcuts at most ice cream parlors. But Grazia doesn’

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars