Foodie Paradise: 10 of Bangkok's Best Dining Options



Bangkok has always been a foodie paradise, with knockout meals on just about every block. While the street food here is still second to none, the city has also reinvented itself in recent years with an outstanding array of fine dining options and great gourmet selections from around the world. Now featured in the San Pellegrino list of top restaurants in the world, Nahm continuously makes the list and is not to be missed, with chef David Thompson creating authentic and top notch traditional Thai. Other truly excellent Thai spots include Paste, which now has several branches, as well as green friendly Bo.lan, and Iron Chef Ian Kittichai's excellent Issaya Siamese Club, set in a gorgeous old Thai home. For authentic hard to find Thai dishes, The Local is the best place in town, and Soul Food Mahanakorn still gets accolades as one of the city's homiest spots to enjoy creative simple Thai cooking with good drinks.

It's not only Thai food that visitors are coming to Bangkok for now. Gaggan and its molecular Indian recently was selected as Asia's Best Restaurant, 22 Kitchen & Bar features a dynamic young chef doing knockout Pacific Rim cuisine ranging from Peru to Hawaii, and if it is sushi that you want, look no further than Isao, probably the only restaurant in Bangkok that has a line out the door 365 days a year. There are thousands of Italian places to choose from, but for fine dining and great ingredients, you can't top JoJo, set in the prestigious St. Regis hotel.




If you are looking for a special evening with gorgeous surroundings, great food, and plenty of romance, Issaya Siamese Club completely fits the bill. This is the flagship restaurant for renowned Thai chef Ian Kittichai, and has received...  Read More




Bo.lan makes almost every "Best" list when it comes to outstanding Thai food. Recently relocated to Sukhumvit Soi 53 near trendy Thong Lor, the restaurant prides itself on using bio diversified local products, works closely with local farmers,...  Read More


Soul Food Mahanakorn
Photo courtesy of courtesy of Soul Food Mahanakorn


Former Atlantic Monthly food critic Jarred Wrisley wanted a place where foodies could enjoy top notch Thai street food without having to sit on stools in the heat, and his converted Chinese shophouse restaurant is now the talk of the town, with...  Read More




Classic Thai food is renowned world over, yet rarely does one find it presented in such an innovative way as at Paste. Paste Bangkok is the brainchild of Australian award winning chef Jason Bailey and his Thai partner Bongkoch "Bee" Satongun,...  Read More




Not only is JoJo sleek, sophisticated, and one of Bangkok's most elegant dining spots, it also happens to serve some of the city's most refined and delicious Italian food. You can sit in the stylish dining room or out on the romantic candlelit...  Read More




The only Thai restaurant to be included in prestigious Restaurant Magazine's Top 50 Restaurants in the World, Nahm lives up to its billing by serving some of the best food one can find in Bangkok. However, some folks just aren't ready to fork...  Read More


Isao
Photo courtesy of Isao Bangkok


While this small eatery just off of Sukhumvit is always packed with discerning diners coming to try out creations that just aren't available elsewhere in Bangkok, so much that it is next to impossible to get a seat, lunch offers better...  Read More




Owner Kan Markawat and his sister Ploy come from a family of traditional foodies, and they have put their love of traditional and hard to find dishes from all over Thailand on display at the lovely new eatery, The Local, where one can dine in a...  Read More


Gaggan
Photo courtesy of courtesy of Gaggan


Recently named Asia's Best Restaurant, Gaggan is described as progressive Indian, but it might be better to say molecular gastronomy goes Indian and comes to Bangkok! This snazzy restaurant started by Gaggan Anand, the Kolkata native who...  Read More




22 Kitchen & Bar is a unique and creative addition to the Bangkok dining high end gourmet dining scene. Located up on the 22nd floor of the Dusit Thani Hotel, the snazzy restaurant has large glass windows with superb views of Lumphini Park...  Read More


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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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