There's more to hotel-restaurant dining than breakfast buffets and afternoon tea – some of the best restaurants in the city are located in Bangkok's favorite hotels. From the excellent Japanese cuisine to fine-dining Italian, Time Out gives you the best hotel restaurants in the city.
The best hotel restaurants in Bangkok
The Rio Grill is known for its delicious meat, such as, Ostrich, lamb, ribs, and more are skewered and grilled to perfection, served to you one by one. You will also be spoiled by a great selection of soups and salad including Brazilian cocktails and desserts from the experienced chefs at this Churrasco-style Barbeque Buffet.
Wagyu steak is a star on the menu here at Zuma. Imported from Nagasaki, the A4 beef is prepared and grilled by Chef Satoshi, the head chef who’s cooked in Zuma’s kitchen in Hong Kong and London. Feel free to exercise your tastebuds with spicy ponzu, freshly grated wasabi along with three flavoured salts that are served with a juicy steak. However, it is recommended to experience the natural taste of Wagyu before anything else.
This luxury family-style restaurant serves up a polished version of traditional Chinese dishes. The staple Peking duck, Dim Sum, and Stir Fries are prepared with excellence for the exceptional flavours from natural ingredients. They also offer the king of seafood, Abalone, imported and braised with shiitake mushroom, served in oyster sauce, and garnished with kailaan on the side.
Imported fresh from Tsukiji Fish Market, marbled Otoro, the most desired part of tuna is served here at Yamazato along with Chutoro, Akami and the other fresh seafood. Authentic Japanese dishes are also available as alternatives that are as enjoyable and appealing just like the melt-in-your-mouth sashimi.
Henk Savelberg, a renown michelin star chef, has just opened his fine dining in the Bangkok city center. Serving modern French cuisine, they offer a full course meal, for example, the pre starter of grilled watermelon with ham, pickle ice cream and dressing, the starter of white asparagus with quail egg, pumpkin and foie gras, langoustines salad, the main course of grilled Angus beef with red wine sauce and garlic bread, and the dessert of yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and dried fruits.
Looking for a nice Indian restaurant? You’ve come to the right place. Maya, located at Holiday Inn on Sukhumvit 22, is one of the finest contemporary Indian restaurants in the city. Enjoy views of the open kitchen and get a glimpse of chef Ramneek Singh Lamba performing his culinary magic. Maya specializes in presentation – each plate combines original Indian tastes with pretty garnishing. Try the Peshawari Murgh Tikka (grilled chicken with herbs) with naan bread, before finishing off with dessert like Maya Shrikhand, which blends four different yogurt flavors. Late in the evening, DJs take over the bar and liven up the vibe in the restaurant. There are a variety of wines and cocktails at Maya but if you want to try something new, we recommend their signature cocktail, SUGAR-huri-CANE (vodka and rum with cane juice).
Bangkok betty is an unusual vintage themed bar and restaurant, decorated with bombs and pulleys to recreate an american vibe from 1940s. The food and mixology is pretty amazing despite the unusual names on the menu; heirloom tomato with cheese, the classic calamari, and the succulent pork belly that melts in your mouth. To spice up your night, customers are also greeted and entertained by the Betty’s girls around 9pm everyday.
One of the two Michelin-affiliated sushi restaurants in Thailand, dining at Ginza Sushi Ichi comes with a hefty price tag. Under the tutelage of the much-revered Head Chef Masakazu Ishibashi, the sushi chefs at this outpost have paid their due at the One-Michelin starred mother branch in Tokyo. Paying up to 10,000 Baht for an Omakase course may seem ridiculous at first, but take into consideration: they flew in freshly-caught ingredients on a daily basis and keeps constantly in touch with chef Ishibashi (who comes over to Bangkok once every quarter). Indeed, you are paying for a michelin-starred meal without having to fly all the way to Tokyo.