Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bangkok

April 5, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Golden palaces, floating markets, majestic porcelain-laid spires…you've never seen a capital city quite like Bangkok. Visit Pratunam or Siam Square for premium shopping, then unwind in the European-style gardens of Dusit. Thon Buri is home to the awesome Wat Arun temple, and over in Phra Nakhon, you’ll find the Wat Pho temple of the Reclining Buddha. Savor mango sticky rice at a food stall before taking in the gilded splendor of the Grand Palace.
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1. Le Normandie Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$353 - HK$1,350 +66 2 659 9000
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 961 reviews

Le Normandie Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Under refurbishment and will reopen in December 2015

Reviewed By Marcobatuta - NJ

We made a evening of it. Were staying at the Peninsula and took a few minutes on the boat to arrive at The Mandarin where the restaurant is. Most gracious and excellent service. The sommelier was enthusiastic and knowledgeable without being supercilious. The courses on the tasting menu excellent. The views of the river beautiful. We were very happy we did this.

2. Tsu Japanese Restaurant - at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok

4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2 | JW Marriott Hotel, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 +66 2 656 7700
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 953 reviews

Tsu Japanese Restaurant - at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok

Tsu Japanese Restaurant is the city's choice for simply classic, simply exquisite Japanese cuisine and is widely celebrated for its extraordinary lunch and dinner experiences. Operation Hours: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Reservations recommended

Reviewed By Janizz C

I’ve been heard about this restaurant for many years. This’s likes the Japanese Cooking School for the best chef in Bangkok. And, it’s!

3. Biscotti

155 Rajadamri Road | Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$337 +66 2 126 8866
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Biscotti

Indulging in the passions of Italy has a lively edge at this contemporary family friendly restaurant. The kitchen-to-table dining concept is reflective in the eight seat chef's table. Watch talented chefs at what they do best in the open kitchen as you enjoy the Italian art of simple, home style recipes for lunch and dinner, choosing from a menu of handcrafted pizza, pasta and seafood dishes, paired with wines by the glass. Befitting our city location, on weekdays Biscotti offers a business set lunch menu for busy executives. Awards: # Bangkok's Best Restaurant Awards 2014 by Reader's Choices # Thailand Best Restaurants Award 2014 by Thailand Tatler

Reviewed By Noosa71 - Sydney, Australia

I wasn't here for a few month but this Restaurant will never disappoint you. The Italian Chef has changed but the food quality is still amazing, shows the highest quality of well selected Italian items and ingredients and the Buffet Lunch Selection including the legendary Pizza Mascarpone is perfect as always. The new Restaurant Manager Marco and his team offers the highest level of service quality and I would like to highlight the fantastic Tiramisu presentation.

4. Thara Thong

2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30 | Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok 10500, Thailand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$157 - HK$392 +66 2 266 0123
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 721 reviews

Thara Thong

This relaxing, award-winning restaurant features exquisite Royal Thai Cuisine. Guests can savor exotic entrees while enjoying the gentle sounds of live Thai classical music and inspiring views of the Chao Phraya River.

Reviewed By Chriskiss - Frankfurt, Germany

Could the first course "Thai prawn salad" still convince with its wonderful flavors, the next two courses were absolutely disappointing. The „Thai chicken salad" was pretty much the most boring one that we ever ate in a Thai restaurant.
In a simple food stall you can certainly get a much tastier salad.
Then the "Thai beef salad" was served without any culinary refinement and above all cold. From a "Royal Thai Cuisine" restaurant you can expect the beef to be freshly grilled and added sliced to the salad. Marinated only briefly the dish should be served lukewarm.
Our salad tasted as if it had been standing around for a few hours. When we complained, we were told that they are actually unable to prepare a fresh salad according to the Royal Thai Cuisine recipy.
Even though the dessert "mango with sticky rice" was ok, it annoyed us immensely to have wasted a valuable evening in Bangkok with Thara Thong. The service by the way corresponded mostly with the tasteless food.

5. The Reflexions at The Athenee Hotel

61 Witthayu Road | The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 +66 2 650 8800
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 659 reviews

The Reflexions at The Athenee Hotel

Confident and contemporary, The Reflexions brings new meaning to a rich culinary heritage. Discover the pleasures of modern French cuisine in the sophisticated surroundings of our award-winning restaurant. Intensely satisfying dishes are made using the best seasonal ingredients, and plated with style and creativity.

Reviewed By Choo-Beng G - Singapore, Singapore

Chef Ludovic boldly and confidently shows off his Mediterranean influences in prawn tartare and bouillabaisse based seafood.
The soft boiled egg in the Mollet style is another standout.
Finish off with the lemon pie served in a sexy Martini glass.
Wine pairings available as well - from the sommelier.

6. Tables Grill at Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel

494 Rajdamri Road | Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, International, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$298 - HK$1,005 +66 2 254 6250
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

Tables Grill at Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel

Steak & Seafood GrillAt Tables, premium grades and cuts from the US, Australia and Japan will be professionally prepared and carved tableside for your dinner. A wide range of fresh seafood is also on offer which can be either grilled, or prepared in one of the traditional European styles. Our Hotel Sommelier, Supapong Mekprasart, is available to suggest matching wines from our extensive cellar. Whether your choice is steak, seafood or European cuisine, you will definitely savour a fine dining experience.

Reviewed By Michele489 - Hingham, MA, USA

It was pure happenstance. I was staying at the Grand Hyatt and felt too lazy go leave the hotel. Well, I pat myself on the shoulder, because I came across a very nice place. Top-quality service to begin with. Very nice lay out: tables distanced one from the other, adding to the pleasure of privacy (true, I was on my own...). The menu is not overwhelming, in that it doesn’t include an endless list of dishes (more often than not, the chef doesn’t have a clue on too many of the dishes) and well-balanced: veggies, meat, fish. Only one observation: my red snapper could have been more fresh). Actually, another one: I would import less (take the mussels, for example) from the North Sea and more from the Mediterranean: the fish tastes better (the Mediterranean has more salt). Other than that, a perfect evening!

7. Nami Teppanyaki Steakhouse - at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok

4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2 | JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$78 - HK$1,177 +66 2 656 7700
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Nami Teppanyaki Steakhouse - at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok

The heat is on at Nami, where hot teppanyaki plates become the focus of flame and flavor for a dazzling theatrical display of cuisine creation. • Theatrical, live teppanyaki cooking stations • Imported beefs and fresh seafood • Variety of rare sakes Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Reservations recommended

Reviewed By Talay K - Bangkok, Thailand

I came to Nami restaurant on a special occasion as my father's birthday. I was absolutely happy and satisfied with both the food and the service here. The food here is amazing with many course meals, starting with the appetizer and then it builds up. The appetizer is usually seafood, such as tiger prawns or shells. The tiger prawns are just amazing with juicy meat and delicious flavor. The main course offers different types of high quality beef, ranging from Angus beef to Wagyu beef. The service is also amazing, with the chef cooking right in front of us. The chef is amiable and he offers us to try cooking if we want to. However, the meal is rather pricey. Personally I think I would only eat here on special occasions. One meal costs around sixteen hundred to twenty nine hundred baht. However, I would say that I had an amazing experience here.

8. Riverside Terrace

257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road | Anantara Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok 10600,, Thailand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet, Valet Parking Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +66 2 476 0022
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

Riverside Terrace

Reviewed By Barkat A - Manchester, United Kingdom

Used this restaurant as part BB Anantara Riverside Hotel. The Resturant is split into 2 sections indoor and outdoor Terrace overlooking the Chaophraya river. Good variety of buffet style breakfast. With differing stations for all worldwide cuisines. Really enjoyed my early morning breakfast here, very tranquil and quite.

The Sukhothai, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +66 2 344 8888
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Colonnade

Options include international fare, comfort food, Asian and Japanese selections as well as the freshest seafood and meats cooked to perfection. Enjoy a drink as you gaze through tall windows into the serene splendour of a bygone age, reflected in the lit water of the Chedi pond. Sunday Brunch at Colonnade is truly legendary - a gastronomic feast fit for the palates of true connoisseurs, featuring only the freshest and best in culinary delights.

Reviewed By Maria Helena H

Ploy was so nice with us all the times. Had lunch and breakfast everyday there and they are an amazing team! Will be back certainly!

10. Flavors

518/8 Ploenchit Road | Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$86 - HK$447 +66 2 125 5000
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 771 reviews

Flavors

Flavors is a modern sculptural buffet that allows guests to move though the space slowly choosing fresh local ingredients, flavors and spices to create their own perfect mix of flavors. A combination of aromatic tastes, salty, spicy, sweet and sour, create real authentic flavors for your taste. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between.

Reviewed By Suphaphan T

The restaurant provides various International foods, especially seafood on ice as well as freshly cooked. You can order chef in each station to cook many styles of food based on hour preference. Serviced staff namely Ms. Baimon and Ms. Fern are very nice and service oriented.

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