In a city of thousands and thousands of Thai restaurants, it is indeed a hard task to choose “ten best.” In fact, ask just about any local or expat to list their own ten, and of the 100 people you ask, you will have 1000 spots. It’s not just that there are so many good places, but that there are so many types of good places, from luxurious spreads in the most posh surroundings, right on down to the best bowl of noodles you ever tucked into out on a sweltering street corner. Upscale and innovative Thai can best be savoured at Nahm, Paste, and Issaya Siamese, restaurants that are constantly voted into the top 50 tables in Asia. For something truly novel, Sra Bua does molecular renditions that will have you shaking your head in amazement. One can also find a great selection of hard to find and authentic Thai food at spots like The Local or Supanniga Eating Room, or Kin Kao, which feature old school recipes and a wide choice of dishes. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it isn't 5 star. confirmed by great local eateries like northeastern Isaan cuisine focused Lung Yai or Baan Som Tam. Restaurants come and go here, but the longstanding Blue Elephant, where royal Thai dishes feature ingredients from the Royal Project garden and farm, keeps the crowds coming and remains another great favorite for enjoying superb Thai food.