If you're longing for vegetable-filled samosas, chunky curry and chewy chapati, head to one of the best Indian restaurants in the city. (We're sure you can take the heat.) And after you've had your fill, whet your appetite even more by checking out our list of the best Asian restaurants in town.
The best Indian restaurants in Bangkok
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).
Number one on the list of Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants for 2016, Gaggan offers one of the best and most enjoyable Indian dining experiences you could have in Bangkok. Chef Gaggan Anand honed his skills in molecular gastronomy at famous three Michelin-star restaurant El Bulli, and has developed what he calls “progressive Indian cuisine.” Tucked within Langsuan, the white, two-story house is a pleasant and modest contrast to their innovative alchemic cooking style. The Chef Dining area (which is always reserved) sits right next to the kitchen’s glass window, offering diners a view of how the chefs prepare each molecular dish. Sounds good, right? They recommend the Testing Menu, a true representation of Gaggan-ness. Yogurt Explosion, bite-sized homemade yogurt with the texture of caviar, is going to surprise and prepare you for the other dishes. The following courses are all cutting-edge and fun: Mumbaiwalla, creative ball-shaped pav bhaji; Viagra, fresh oysters served with Indian mustard ice cream; and airlight truffle soup. Go and see what the fuss is all about.
Speaking about Indian food, many Bangkokians might not be so familiar with, but Indian food is inspiration to plenty of cuisines around the globe. Himali Cha Cha & son has proven its success by branching out into three areas, the original branch is situated on Charoen Krung road. Himali Cha Cha & son’s real highlights are tandori chicken—fermented chicken with yogurt and herbs charcoal grilled accompanied with naan, Chicken Kashmiri and lamb curry.
An authentic Nepalese cuisine inspired by a Nepalese owner. Chicken Momo is one of the recommended starters before you might want to order the fragrant Chicken Curry with Roti and condiments on the side. Don’t forget the Lassi (yogurt smoothie) to cool you down after the full-bodied meal. They also offer tour services in Nepal, and around the Himalayas with Nepalese pieces available for purchase.