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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).