Restaurants & Cafés

Your guide to eating out in Bangkok, including restaurant reviews, new openings and the best dining in Bangkok

Best Thai Restaurants in Bangkok
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Best Thai Restaurants in Bangkok

A few years back, dining in a fancy Thai restaurant that charges B300 for a bowl of kaeng som was crazy nonsense reserved for moneyed tourists. No sane Thai would willingly do that. A few years later, a new generation of chefs (many of them from abroad) brings their passion and dedication to Thai flavors and rare local ingredients to the fore, creating gourmet plates that prove that Thai cuisine can be worth the fancy prices. From the streets of Thonglor to upscale Sathorn neighborhood, here are our picks for the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok. 

Best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bangkok
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Best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bangkok

Sure, this town has its fair share of steakhouses, burger food trucks and moo ping stands, but Bangkok is more than just a meat eater's paradise. While vegetables get its fair share of menu love, it's about time we shined a bit more light on how delicious, not to mention versatile, they can truly be when given proper attention. We spread the glory of greens and round up the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city, from bohemian granola-peddling haunts, to meat-free Italian institutions, to cafes touting the possibilities of broccoli.

Bangkok's best afternoon tea
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Bangkok's best afternoon tea

Why not pleasing your indulgence at one of these venues serving some of the best scones, finger sandwiches, snacks and tea.

The best brunches in Bangkok
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The best brunches in Bangkok

Brunch has become serious business in Bangkok. The city's best restaurants and cafes have expanded their breakfast menu to include more than just eggs and bacon — a plethora of options now include poached eggs, stacked pancakes with fruits, avocado on toast, fried chicken on waffles, coffees, teas, and hangover-busting smoothies. We scour the city for the best options for this extended breakfast affair.

The best sushi restaurants in Bangkok
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The best sushi restaurants in Bangkok

Freshness and seasonality plays a pivotal role in making great sushis. Here, we have some of Bangkok’s best sushi restaurants that receive their sea bounties, flown from the best sources around the world, at least twice a week. 

Latest restaurant reviews

Canvas
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Canvas

The culinary genius behind Rabbit Hole’s creative bar chow now heads Thonglor’s newest standalone fine-dining establishment

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Bangkok Trading Post
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Bangkok Trading Post

A new all-day brunch and comfort food spot near Phrom Phong BTS station

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Gismo
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Gismo

Here’s another botanical-themed café serving up casual bites

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Kiew Kai Ka
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Kiew Kai Ka

Lad Prao is now home to one of this year’s most photogenic restaurant openings

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Townhouse
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Townhouse

Hong Kong eatery Townhouse has made its way into Siam Paragon

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
4th Floor Drip Bar
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4th Floor Drip Bar

A hidden gem in Sukhumvit where Root’s former barista conjures up caffeinated concoctions

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants in Bangkok by area

The best restaurants and cafes in Aree
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The best restaurants and cafes in Aree

Less than 10 minutes (by BTS) from Siam, Aree is best known for a home of best restaurants and cafes for food lovers. From artsy Laliart Café to fashionable Vick’s and delicious Fatbird, Aree shows the world that this area has what it takes and offers you the best cuisine as well as other hip areas of Bangkok.

The ten best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai
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The ten best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai

Sister to Thonglor, the popular area for best cuisine and fun nightlife – Ekkamai is known for its up-and-coming spot for good food, yummy dessert and nice coffee. Why don’t you drive here (or take BTS, of course) and stop by one of the hottest restaurants and cafes such as Peace for some hot oriental tea, The Burger Factory for some juicy meat or Perhaps Rabbits’ for its surreal atmosphere with some delicious cake you couldn’t resist. 

The best restaurants and cafes in Rattanakosin Island
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The best restaurants and cafes in Rattanakosin Island

Surrounded by Chao Phraya River and small canals dug to serve as moat for city center in the past, Rattanakosin Island is a home to Royal Palace, temples, museums and many historical places. It also offers one of the best authentic Thai cuisine as well as up-and-coming restaurants, cafes and bars in the nostalgic atmosphere and the beautiful riverview of Bangkok. 

The ten best restaurants and cafes in The EmQuartier
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The ten best restaurants and cafes in The EmQuartier

The EmQuartier, the latest shopping mall located in the heart of Bangkok, is not only famous for high-fashion stores but also wide range of food around the world. Less than a minute walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station, The EmQuartier is a home to restaurants, cafes and famous franchises such as Taiwanese chicken Hot Star, French patisserie Fuchon and BAKE Cheese Tart from Hong Kong waiting for you to try some.

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The best cake shops in Bangkok
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The best cake shops in Bangkok

If you are looking for the best dessert café in town especially those who are the master of yummy cake, you come to the right place. Time Out gather you the best cakes from French patisserie to Japanese iconic cheesecake so you can enjoy every bite after a big meal.

The best ice cream cafés in Bangkok
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The best ice cream cafés in Bangkok

As the weather is getting hotter and hotter, nothing beats a nice cone of fresh ice cream. Whether you like healthy ice cream or fluffy Japanese yoghurt, Bangkok offers you the best ice cream café you shouldn’t miss and don’t for get to visit other best dessert cafés we have gathered for you.

The best afternoon tea in Bangkok
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The best afternoon tea in Bangkok

As one of the most well-known British gastronomic culture, afternoon tea becomes more and more famous in Bangkok as the cafes who offers the treat expand more and more shops for us to enjoy. Whether you love having scones with butter and jam or just a sip of tea with small bites of dessert, we pretty sure you would enjoy a nice afternoon tea in one of the best dessert cafes in Bangkok.

Purr Cat Cafe Club
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Purr Cat Cafe Club

Attention cat lovers. Let us introduce you to the cat café owned by kitty-adoring model and actress, Petch-Rattanarat. Purr Cat Café Club is a vintage-style café separated into two sections: an outside lobby featuring a salon and a shop, and, inside, a cafe. Here, the cats welcome you to their world – you can touch and play with them, and they jump and sit on your lap! We know you love cats and don’t want to hurt them so there are rules that you need to follow in order to protect these cute kitties – and yourselves. In the off chance you’re not enjoying the company of cats, you can opt to indulge in their menu offerings. The café serves delicious cakes, ice cream and sandwiches with your favorite beverages.  All in all, Purr Cat Café Club is heaven for cat and dessert lovers like you.