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21 most romantic restaurants in Bangkok

Crank up the romance for Valentine’s and beyond.

Phavitch Theeraphong
Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Phavitch Theeraphong
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Romantic wine-and-dine dating shouldn’t be reserved for Valentine’s alone. To keep the romance alive, it’s best to take your loved one on a good date once in a while. And the stronger your sugar-coated dedication, the more you’d want to impress your love, right?

We’re here to help you achieve that goal. These restaurants combine delicious food with an amazing ambience, the basics you need to kick off a truly romantic evening. 

But if you feel like wooing in the warm sun, Bangkok also has a bunch of restaurants that are perfect for daytime dating.

Best romantic restaurants in Bangkok

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Asian
  • Khlong Toei
  • price 3 of 4

At the front of the eatery, golden lighting illuminates an exalted hallway decorated with knotted Japanese shinto ropes. Reflecting aspirations to tie the knot, perhaps? Oh, and the American-Korean fusioned fare here: mwah!

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  • Chinese
  • Sathorn

Albeit a Chinese restaurant, Bai Yun doesn’t feel too traditional, with its dreamy ambience and violet lights illuminating sleek interiors. Everything combines to bring the perfect date fantasy to life.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Charoennakhon
  • price 4 of 4

There are many legit reasons why Blue by Alain Ducasse is on this list: an elegant welcoming lounge, a tasteful main dining area adjacent to the moonlit Chao Phraya River, refined French cuisine, and a recent one-star recognition from the Michelin Guide. All these elements are guaranteed to make your date night wonderful.

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  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • Ratchadamri
  • price 4 of 4

Taking inspiration from New York’s Wall Street, this Waldorf Astoria restaurant is teeming with Big Apple vibes, from the sophisticated black decor to the central feather-like chandelier. Glam up in a tux and a sleek black dress for a night both of you will never forget.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 4 of 4

It’s gold, it’s grand and it’s going to be a grinding task for you to get a table at this two-Michelin-star restaurant—but don’t get discouraged. Jot this one down on your dating bucket list. Once you get in, a live cooking show will give you a cinematic experience, and the sumptuous food assures a full stomach.

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Phloen Chit
  • price 4 of 4

Telling your darling that your date will take place at an exquisite French-Japanese restaurant will make their jaw drop, but telling them that it’ll be at Elements may just make them swoon. This one-Michelin-star restaurant features sleek dark decor, great views of Bangkok and some of the best fine-dining fusion fare in the city.

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Le Du
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Silom

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. Recently, Le Du has opened its second floor offering more spacious seatings in a dimly-lit contemporary dining room designed by Ekkasit Jaeng-anghin. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Langsuan

Italians are known to be experts at romance and proof is at Medici, where you can experience a truly amorous night with your dear one. Alongside authentic Italian cuisine and a seductive ambience, you have a performance by Thailand’s sole pop-opera band FIVERA to make this one unforgettable date.

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  • Restaurants
  • Khlong Toei
  • price 3 of 4

This fine-dining restaurant has three distinct zones, each one with unique decor that can match a particular event or occasion. The Floral Room is popular among lovers who find it’s easier to flirt amid candy-pink interiors, potted greenery and lush blossoms dropping from the ceiling.

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  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Rattanakosin

Dine here before taking your sweetie to see your parents. Nusara’s grandma-inspired Thai dishes and homey atmosphere can prepare both of you for a real familial experience. The restaurant is also situated not too far from Wat Pho, which means you can take a nice and slow stroll around Rattanakosin Island before hitting the road.

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  • Restaurants
  • Grills
  • Phloen Chit
  • price 3 of 4

This rooftop venue at the Park Hyatt Bangkok is home to six sub-dining and drinking spots, including a grill restaurant, a whisky room and a cocktail bar. The entire venue is unified under an opulent art-deco theme, and displays subdued lighting, classy marbled surfaces and polished wood elements. To truly make an impression, get a table at the al fresco Rooftop Bar, where you can drink in the lights of the city as you celebrate your love.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Ekamai
  • price 3 of 4

Jay Sangsingkaew, a former chef at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Bangkok enters into a new venture that’s named after this significant first phase in a chef’s career. Stage (pronounced “staj”) is an elegant dining room that promises sophisticated French fare with global influences.

Sala Rattanakosin
  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Rattanakosin

After taking your fill of classic Thai food by British chef Tony Wrigley at Sala Rattanakosin’s restaurant, climb up to the hotel’s photogenic rooftop bar to enjoy the breeze and a bevy of colorful cocktails. Popular tipples include the Rooftop Punch (Bacardi, Captain Morgan, triple sec, banana liquor, lime juice and fruit punch, B290), Bangkok sour (Mekhong Thai Whiskey, cointreau, lime juice, pineapple juice and grenadine, B290) and a classic dirty martini (Bombay sapphire with a dash of dry martini, shaken, B290).

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  • Bars
  • Thon Buri

Set atop Avani Bangkok Riverside hotel, right next to the hotel’s swimming pool, SEEN is all about killer views of Chao Phraya River, Asiatique and the other iconic structures that line the riverbank. The experience is heightened by shimmering gold and brown decor, São Paulo-style vibes and Latin music playing in the background.

  • Bars
  • Wine bars
  • Charoenkrung

Located on the 63rd floor of the State Tower, Sirocco & Sky Bar is a must-visit for both locals and foreigners visiting Bangkok. Its golden spot on Silom Road gives the best city and river views of the city. Kick off your night in alfresco settings with an authentic Mediterranean meal at Sirocco before heading up to the Sky bar for an after-dinner drink. Whiskey fans will find more to love about this venue; the bar stocks up on many heritage bottles that are rarely found in Bangkok.

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  • Restaurants
  • Siam

Dim lighting set the mood for an intimate rendezvous. Enclosed booths enable hand-holding moments. Innovative Thai fare presented with a lot of gimmickry assure a memorable gourmet experience. The fanfare includes a fun searching-for-treats game at the end of the meal, which will surely have both of you bursting into giggles.

  • Bars
  • Hotel bars
  • Charoenkrung

Perched on top of Chanintr-Living-ish Hotel Once, the rooftop newbie Top Knot adds up to the emerging Charoenkrung with fushion-leaning grabs that come with a view to boot.  A popular spot for wedding parties, the air-con glasshouse on the 8th floor makes an intimate and cozy space festooned with plenty of pot plants, rough sketches of flowers and vintage furniture — the combination that brings the diners into the midst of a leafy botanical garden. Climb the spiral staircases that leads to an alfresco terrace where the 360-degree view of Bangkok’s old quarter with a partial view of Chao Phraya river can be admired.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Sathorn

Dreaming of wearing a long, sweeping dress for a romantic date night? Make it happen at Vertigo. Flaunt your best evening garb—hand in hand with your man—all the way to your table, as city lights twinkle in the background. The night will be all yours.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Ratchadamri

Formal service at a Japanese restaurant can sometimes make a dating experience too stiff, but not at Zuma. The laid-back atmosphere, inspired by a traditional Japanese garden, contributes to a cozy, intimate atmosphere that will make you want to plan a trip to Japan when traveling is possible again.

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