Bangkok is a world food capital and the choice here is crazy ! From 30 thb pad thai up to the most elaborate cuisine in the world, you can find your way through the best of the choices in thai food (of course) as well as international. Having traveled for a long time, I really think Bangkok offers a great choices in terms of chain restaurants, and I will develop that later, but here, we’re talking high end cuisine, exceptional meals. Taking the list from Asia’s 50 best restaurants, here are the one available in Bangkok and what we can ultimately name “the best restaurants in Bangkok”.
Now famous around the world, Gaggan is providing a molecular cuisine to the finest. Former intern at the notorious El Bulli, the chef Gaggan Anand has twisted the formula to show his indian cuisine in a new way. His menu offers 25 courses (not named, they’re emojis), including his yoghurt explosion.
Budget per person : 5000thb ++
Gaggan – 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok, 10330
Took over by the chef David Thompson, Nahm is offering a thai cuisine masterized by this australian chef. Finding the essence of his cooks in old thai recipe books (some of them used for cooking for the King), Nahm is one of the finest option town.
Budget per person : Lunch set menu at 1600thb / Dinner set at 2500thb
Nahm – COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
You might not think of german food when you’re discussing world class cuisine. Though, the twin brothers commanding the restaurant changed this and are now proposing a modern and inventive german cuisine.
Budget per person : set from 1800thb ++
Suhring – No.10, Yen Akat Soi 3, Chongnonsi, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120
The kitchen is a combination of 2 chefs, as the name of the restaurant refers. The couple (he’s from Australia, she’s Thai) proposes an authentic thai cuisine to the finest having in mind a zero carbon footprint process.
Budget per person : set lunch from 1200thb / dinner from 2280thb
Bo.Lan – 24 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Issaya Siamese Club
Superstar chef “Ian” Kittichai is the head of this restaurant, where he brings modern thai food with his own twist. The celebrity chef is also a reason to visit the restaurant as he’s appearing in many cooking real tv (Iron Chef).
Budget per person : 2800thb
Issaya Siamese Club – 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Road, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Modern and inventive is what you can expect when dining at Eat Me. New-yorker chef Tim Butler is serving some surprising mixes of tastes and textures that will rock your plate.
Budget per person : A la carte only (except groups), mains from 340thb up to 1400thb
Eat Me – Soi Pipat 2 , Silom, Bangkok 10500
The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn
Located in a 130 years old building that was completely restored, the Dining Room is an odd place with vivid colors and old school decoration. The Chef Fatih Tutak is proposing 3 kinds of journeys mixing asian flavors and turkish dishes, as a symbol of his path.
Budget per person : 2200thb++
The Dining Room – 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
The young chef Ton is a regular of the ranking, offering western dish with thai additions. The flavors are elaborate and surprising and the menu constantly evolving.
Budget per person : set from 1690thb
Le Du – 399/3 Silom Soi 7, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok
L’atelier de Joel Robuchon
It didn’t take long for this Atelier to rank in the top 50. Established in 2014, the Bangkok iteration is now held by Olivier Limousin, a committed chef to Robuchon. All you can expect from high end french cuisine, modern and noble.
Budget per person : lunch from 1450thb / dinner 7500thb
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
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