Restaurants & Cafés

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

Time Out meets Taiki Rattanapong Tsubota
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Time Out meets Taiki Rattanapong Tsubota

Owner/cook Taiki Rattanapong Tsubota explains why he has moved Homeburg burger joint to Thonglor

Thonglor’s best cheap restaurants
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Thonglor’s best cheap restaurants

Here’s our recommendations of the best cheap eateries in Thonglor

The best burgers in Bangkok
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The best burgers in Bangkok

Nothing can beat perfectly cooked ground meat slapped in between soft warm buns

Thonglor has just welcomed a new market that promotes sustainability and the eco-friendly lifestyle
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Thonglor has just welcomed a new market that promotes sustainability and the eco-friendly lifestyle

Thonglor just reclaimed its status of being the city’s “it” neighborhood with the arrival of Model Market

Singapore’s most scrumptious eats now available to Bangkok gourmands
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Singapore’s most scrumptious eats now available to Bangkok gourmands

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Dai Lou
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Dai Lou

Chinese theme have been enjoying a resurrection in recent years, with bars, cafés and restaurants displaying either retro or modern interpretations of this rich and colorful culture. Dai Lou, a Cantonese eatery in Ari, is next to take on the trend, displaying photogenic Chineseinspired décor, and serving progressive tapasstyle food with catchy names. Dai Lou, which means “big boss” in Cantonese, constructs a fictitious influential Chinese elite that people usually associate with Chinese movies (think The Bund and Infernal Affairs). Thus, the dining room is designed to represent the house of a Hong Kong boss man, but one with more subtle tastes. Instead of walls clad in red and gold, and gigantic Chinese statues, Dai Lou goes for white brick walls, globe lights and steel bar stools. Its courtyard is clad entirely in teal-colored mosaic tiles, inspired by the walls of subway stations in Hong Kong. The “big boss” is evidently a canine lover, as showcased by a dogshaped neon sign at the entrance, as well as dog “lucky charms” placed on each table. The menu is equally modern, featuring small dishes named after significant areas in Hong Kong. The crispy pork belly (B220) is named after Wan Chai, an area in the Chinese territory where people usually flock to savor the same dish. At Dai Lou, it’s a heavenly treat of crispy skin and tender meat, complemented by a sweet dipping sauce made from a “secret recipe.” Chek Lap Kok (B320), named after Hong Kong’s international airport, is a

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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
Karo Coffee Roasters
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Karo Coffee Roasters

This coffeehouse by Sri Lanka-born roaster Karo Iyash occupies one floor of a shophouse on Soi Pridi Banomyong 26

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Cantina
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Cantina

Following the success of its Italian trattoria in Ari, Soho Hospitality has opened the second branch of Cantina Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Soho Pizza
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Soho Pizza

Right next to Cantina is probably one of very few pizzerias in the city where you can savor New York-style pizzas

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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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.