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. Gaggan has been voted the Best Restaurant in Asia for three years running now, serving up unique molecular influenced Indian cuisine, and now has two Michelin stars to its name. Also on the San Pellegrino list of top restaurants in the world, Nahm continuously gets highly ranked (it also received a Michelin star) and is not to be missed, with chef David Thompson creating authentic and top notch traditional Thai. Other truly excellent Thai spots include the upscale Michelin-starred Paste, as well as green friendly Bo.lan, aiming to be Bangkok's first zero carbon footprint kitchen. For authentic hard to find Thai dishes at very fair prices, both Supanniga Eating Room and The Local are the best places in town, and if you want Isaan northeastern spice, head to always crowded Baan Som Tam.
It's not only Thai food that visitors are coming to Bangkok for now though. In addition to Gaggan, Japanese features highly on the Bangkok menu. For creative sushi, Isao will knock your socks off, and is 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 a real trattoria, head to Appia. Le Normandie not only serves the best haute cuisine French for miles, it also has two Michelin stars, and if you are looking for a top notch American barbecue joint, the Smokin' Pug is supremely delicious and a great place to while the evening away with friends.