10 Best Restaurants to Enjoy in Bang Rak in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangrak District, which encompasses Silom Road, Charoen Krung, and places along the Chao Phraya River is one of the city's greatest spots to indulge in degustation. Not only is it diverse in terms of types of cuisine, but the variation also runs the gamut from some of Bangkok's best street food vendors to hole in the wall eateries, to upscale and posh hotel establishments.  For great value and superb Isaan Thai, try Baan Som Tam, which is cheap, delicious, and packed each night with locals. To dine in fine style, consider the Mandarin Oriental's luxurious French Le Normandie or its Thai Sala Rim Naam, both set right along the banks of the Chao Phraya. For a great combo of food and atmosphere, the colonial House on Sathorn should not be missed. If you just want plain knockout great food without the views or the fancy tablecloths and napkins, try Bangkok's best dumplings at Hong Teong Long or the superb duck at Prachak, a hole in the wall eatery that has been serving to the masses for over a century, and still sells out almost every day. Other stellar spots include the best biryani in town over at the Home Cuisine Islamic Restaurant or the nouvelle Asian fusion at Iron Chef Ian Kittichai's latest venture, the Namsah Bottling Trust.

Sala Rim Naam
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Sala Rim Naam is one of Bangkok's classiest dining options. While the food may be spiced down for foreign palates, it is still a great spot to enjoy a wide range of royal Thai cooking, with classics such as tom yam goong spicy seafood soup or...  Read More

This little cafe has upgraded from a vendors cart to a small shop with air conditioning, but its khao niaow mamuang, mangoes and sticky rice, have not changed, and have patrons lining up daily to sample a recipe that has being going strong now...  Read More

The Indian and Middle Eastern specialty of biryani (rice that is mixed with a combo of meat and vegetables that have been cooked in a spice hearty assortment of cardamom, bay leaves, coriander, mint, cinnamon, saffron, ginger, garlic, and...  Read More

Hong Teong Long
Photo courtesy of Hong Teong Long

If you have an affinity for Chinese dumplings, you have found nirvana at Hong Teong Long. This hole in the wall with red lanterns hanging outside, and waitresses who can barely speak Thai inside, specializes in Shanghai cuisine, and boy do they...  Read More

The China House
Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis

If you want a Chinese splurge in Bangkok, head for the China House, the Mandarin Oriental's offering to Cantonese high end cuisine, located in a beautiful refurbished colonial house that has been decorated to resemble something out of the...  Read More

Le Normandie
Photo courtesy of courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Yes it is expensive, but you wont complain if you are expecting top notch haute cuisine.This classy French restaurant on the top floor of The Oriental Hotel is a Bangkok institution. Fois gras and roasted Sisteron rack of lamb are just some of...  Read More

Isaan, or northeastern cuisine, is probably the most common food eaten in Thailand, by both visitors and locals alike. Some of the best Isaan food is found at corner street stalls, which most tourists find too hot and uncomfortable to sit at,...  Read More

The House on Sathorn is an innovative new restaurant that combines creative Asian accented cooking by a talented chef in an atmospheric setting in an old colonial mansion. The restaurant, along with its accompanying bar, upstairs club lounge,...  Read More

This hole in the wall has been packing in the customers for over a century now, and it's all about one thing; duck, duck, and duck! Prachak's roast duck is legendary, such that customers often line up outside (and have been doing so since...  Read More

This stellar new eatery is the brainchild of restaurant-chef guru Ian Kittichai (of Issaya Siamese, Smith's, and Iron Chef fame), and is set in a bright pink mansion that served both as a bank and then as the headquarters of a soda water...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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