Best restaurants and cafes in Silom and Sathorn

Find out why Silom and Sathorn are a foodie destination for quality meals and legendary street food
Via Maris Mediterranean
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By Suthima Thongmark and Phavitch Theeraphong |
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Silom and Sathorn might be known for being a business district in Bangkok, but they are actually a heaven for food lovers, too. Here, you'll find some of the best restaurants in Bangkok from Thai and international fine dining restaurants, to cafes and street food legends, so let's find out why Silom and Sathorn are a foodie destination you cannot miss.

Don't forget to check out things to do in the area and Pan Road. Plus, places to dine and drink in Suanplu and Yen Akart.

La Scala Sukhothai Bangkok
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Restaurants, Italian

La Scala

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La Scala at The Sukhothai Bangkok was that kind of restaurant you wouldn’t mind breaking the bank for to eat outstanding traditional Italian fare.

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Restaurants, Thai

Le Du

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The name may sound like a fancy French restaurant but the food at Le Du is stylishly inspired by local Thai fare. Armed with an education from The Culinary Institute of America and working experience in the some of the world’s best kitchens—Eleven Madison Park and Jean-Georges, included, Thitid Tassanakajohn or Chef Ton opened Le Du in Bangkok in 2013 with a mission to revolutionize Thai food.

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Restaurants, Thai

Nahm

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Sydney-born culinary mastermind David Thompson ensures dining at Nahm, the luxurious Thai restaurant he transported from London, remains one of the most sought-after experiences in Bangkok.

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Blue Elephant

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Nooror Somany Steppe is gifted. Originally a housewife in Belgium, Nooror used her cooking talent to put up the first Blue Elephant restaurant in Brussels with her husband over 30 years ago. Ironically, the restaurant in Bangkok is the 10th branch of the global brand—it was first launched in London, Paris and Dubai before finding a place back home.

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Restaurants, Thai

Benjarong

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A balancing act between traditional recipes and molecular techniques makes Benjarong one of our favorite places for gourmet Thai grub.

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Via Maris
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Restaurants, Mediterranean

Via Maris

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Named after an ancient trade route that connected Northern Africa (Egypt, to be precise) to Syria, Via Maris is a casual and vibrant place that completely deviates from Vesper’s dim, bistro-like setting.

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Kika Spanish restaurant
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Restaurants, Mediterranean

Kika

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When we heard that Julien Lavigne, the French mastermind behind Oskar Bistro on Sukhumvit Soi 11, was opening a restaurant of the same name, we expected a quirky place serving gimmick-heavy fare that require an acquired taste.

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Restaurants, Korean

Super Seoul Cafe

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Super Seoul Café brings the spirit of Seoul’s artsy hipster hood, Garuso-gil, to the busy commercial district of Sathorn. There’s a real warmth to this restaurant-café; green tiled walls, indoor plants and large French windows give diners an impression of a calm oasis—a stark contrast to the nightmarish traffic on nearby Sathorn Tai Road.

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Happy Endings Vietnamese Bar
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Happy Endings

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Cutesy, delicatessen-inspired Meatchop has been drawing steak lovers to Saladaeng for wallet-friendly meat cuts, but what many don’t know is that the second floor of the pastel-colored steakhouse houses a cocktail bar that also doubles as a bistro serving Vietnamese-style comfort fare.

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Amontre playroom & brasserie
Amontre playroom & brasserie
Restaurants, Mexican

Amontre Playroom & Brasserie

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People these days prefer eye-catching, decorative restaurants that they sometimes forget that taste is the foremost criteria in judging a good restaurant. Thankfully, Amontre’s food is comparable to its pleasing interiors.

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Nan Charcoal Grill
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Restaurants, Spanish

Nan Charcoal Grill

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A collaboration between three friends—Vimvadee “Nan” Piyavanich (a graduate of renowned French cooking insitution Ritz Escoffier School), Warintorn “Dear” Phothisuwan and Barcelonian chef Carlos Yau—Nan Charcoal Grill undeniably takes its food seriously and is worth more than just a few photos on a social media feed.

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Chef Man
Chef Man Restaurant
Restaurants, Chinese

Chef Man

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With three outlets spanning the city, Cantonese specialist Chef Man serves some of the best dim sum in the city. Helming the kitchen is Hong Kong native Man Wai Yin, who has had 30 years of experiences working in some of the best restaurants here and abroad.

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Bars, Beer bars

Mash

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This tiny venue, located next to Vesper, fills in what Soi Convent has been missing all along: decent craft beer and American food.

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Eat Me
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Restaurants, Contemporary European

Eat Me

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Garnering the 23rd spot in the Asia’s 50 best restaurants list this year, Eat Me has been spicing up Silom for years with sensational dishes churned out by the New York-hailed Tim Butler.

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Restaurants, Italian

Luce Italian Restaurant

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Enjoy it grilled, with spaghetti, or as lobster bisque prepared Tuscan-style by the talented chef, Edoardo bonavolta.

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Restaurants, Pizza

Pizza Massilia

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Starting as a food truck, this beloved pizza place has upgraded into a proper sit-down restaurant on Soi Ruam Rudee. Pizza Massilia combines Italian flavors with the tastes of southern France and other Mediterranean countries.

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Restaurants, Japanese

Morimoto

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Morimoto Bangkok gathers iconic dishes from other branches around the world in a sophisticated yet cozy venue that offers a high-rise view of the Bangkok horizon.

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Restaurants, Thai

Somtum Der

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This small eatery along Sala Daeng offers authentic Isan grub in a simple setting. Unlike typical Isan (north-eastern Thailand) restaurants, however, SomtumDer doesn’t adjust their flavors to please Bangkokians’ palates.

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Restaurants, Thai

Hung Sen

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We love Hung Sen for the right reasons: the restaurant has been saving shoppers at CentralWorld from sad-looking mall fare, offering reasonably priced and boldly flavored bowls of steaming noodle soup for years.

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Eureka Cafe
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Restaurants, Cafés

Eureka

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The first brick-and-mortar cafe of the country’s leading Nitro cold brew necessities suppliers sits on a happening land and comes with creative twist. Spread across the first floor of a three-story building on Soi Saladaeng 1, Euroka is a mash-up of trendy exposed brick and whitewashed interiors.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Luka

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Luka is the star of the hood. Created by some of Bangkok’s best food and drink masters, the trendy spot offers a cool selection of gourmet food, coffee and tea.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Everyday by Karmakamet

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All five senses come alive at Everyday by Karmakamet, a lovely café bearing the name of the famous local fragrance brand.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Sugi Bee Garden Café

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Sugi Bee Garden, a respected bee farm in Kumamoto, Japan, has opened its first brick-and-mortar outlet in Thailand, in collaboration with the Narai Hotel Group.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Chu

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With the new venue in Sliom, Chu has proven it’s grown from a chocolate and churro café to become an all-day dining bistro.

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Restaurants, Street food

Nai Meng Ba Mee Poo Kyo Goonge Yak

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Located next to Silom Complex shopping mall, the place offers homemade noodles prepared in various incarnations, from egg noodle soup with red roast pork to dry egg noodles served with shrimp wontons, sweet pork, crispy pork belly, crabmeat, mushrooms and a slice of soft-boiled egg.

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Restaurants, Street food

Bamee Chua Jua Huad

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This old shophouse has been home to one of Silom’s hottest noodle shops for over 50 years. Here you can feast on chewy noodles served with well-seasoned slices of roast pork and crispy fried garlic at half of Nai Meng Ba Mee Poo Kyo Goonge Yak’s prices (the portions are smaller, though). Expect a long queue at lunch time. 

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Restaurants, Street food

Yen Ta Fo JC

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Try to get here before 11:30 to secure a seat and get your order sorted. Come later and you’ll find yourself having to deal with a grumpy old man asking customers to queue up on the sidewalk while jotting down yen ta fo orders

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Restaurants, Street food

Kao Mok Gai Soi Convent

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Parked on the sidewalk in front of Bua restaurant, Kao Mok Gai Soi Convent has managed to maintain its magic for 23 years by offering only one dish: kao mok gai (Thai-style chicken biryani).

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Restaurants, Street food

Yen Ta Fo Convent

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Many locals are privy to this famous yen ta fo shophouse located on Convent road right across BNH hospital. But not too many know that the owners of Yen Ta Fo Convent are distantly related to the founders of Yen ta fo Wat Khaek (said to be the original yen ta fostreet stall in the city).

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Restaurants, Street food

Tang Hong Potchana

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This shophouse eatery boasts a 50-year-old signature: Chinese-style stewed goose and giblets. Slices of well-seasoned goose in sweet gravy are served with a small bowl of rice.

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