Top 7 Restaurants in Bangkok
As Thailand's capital, Bangkok is the perfect combination of polity, religions, cultures, entertainment, and food. Now it's time to explore restaurants! I've listed the best 7 restaurants in Bangkok which suits for everyone with different tastes and financial situations. Let's pick your favorite.
1. Arun Residence Restaurant
Stunning view, great food, great service
Most people think we need to go higher like skyscrapers to appreciate the beauty. Well, you will definitely change your mind in Arun Residence Restaurant. Located along the river, sit opposite majestic Wat Arun which is known as the Temple of the Dawn, Arun Residence Restaurant is a best place to watch the sun disappearing exactly behind the monument. Please don't forget to capture the amazing moment with camera. If you can't find a place to take a sunset photo please go to the top floor. Due to its increasing popularity, it is necessary for you to make a reservation in advance.
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs 11:00 am 10:00 pm, Fri - Sun 11:00 am 11:00 pm (top floor bar opens 5.30pm)
Location: 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong, Maharat Road
Tel: 02 221 9158
2. Scarlett Restaurant at Pullman G Hotel
Great views, good food and wine
Scarlett Restaurant at Pullman G Hotel is a French cuisine restaurant located on the 37th floor of Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. The restaurant is designed elegantly to create an intimate and cozy atmosphere. It would be great to have a date here. As such an upscale restaurant, you may get surprised that the price is super reasonable. Also, if you have a sweet tooth, all the desserts are too great to believe that they are not made in heaven. With capacity of 160 people, you can choose inside or outside seating. Also, I strongly recommend you to reserve a table in advance.
Opening Hours: Everyday 18:00 - 01:00
Location: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 37th Floor, 188 Silom Road BTS: Chong Nongsi
Tel: (+66) 2238 1991
3. Vertigo at Banyan Tree Hotel
Spectacular views, good food, expensive
Well-designed and sophisticated, Vertigo restaurant perched high above the city on the 61st floor, at the rooftop of Banyan Tree Hotel. As the name says it all, you will have a vertigo fantastic view, you will also feel like you are dining in the clouds. If you are seeking for once-in-a-lifetime memorable dinner event, it is totally worth a try. Also, dress up properly for some beautiful pictures is highly recommended.
Opening Hours: 18:00 - 22:30 daily (weather permitting)
Address: 21/100 South Sathon Road, The Banyan Tree Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0)2 679120
4. Issaya Siamese Club Restaurant
Innovative Thai food, super atmosphere, reasonable price
Issaya Siamcse Club is an artistic 100-year-old garden-style restaurant with its own small building, outdoor has its own organic vegetable garden. With old fashioned setting, painting, and quite environment, eating at Issaya Siamcse will give you the feeling of enjoying Family Dining. If the weather is cool that day, I'd highly recommend you to dine in the outdoor terrace and enjoy the beautiful garden and the chef's garden. The dining experience will be very good. Besides impressive architect and design, the restaurant serves innovative Thai cuisines. The chef, Ian Kittichai, is one of the most well-known Thai celebrity chefs. What is more? Issaya Siamese Club Restaurant has been ranked the top 50 restaurants in Asia, so you will definitely want to give it a try.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-midnight
Location: 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chuaphloeng Rd.
Tel: 02 672 9040-1 (reservations for dinner strongly recommended)
5. Eat me
East-meat-west fusion dishes, expensive
Eat me – you can't resist eating once you hear it. Surrounded by bamboo, the restaurant is also an art gallery with a very relaxing vibe. Eat Me's food is impressive, fresh, unexpected and interesting. Chef Tim Butler who comes from New York created some modern and innovative East-meets-West fusion dishes which are the perfect combination of east and west. Also, Eat me restaurant has listed as one of Asia's top 50 restaurants for years (ranked 23rd Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in 2016, and 31st in 2017). It is a really good place to start a sexy romantic date.
Opening Hours: 15:00 - 01:00
BTS: Sala Daeng
Address: 1/6 Pipat Soi 2, Convent Rd, Silom
Tel: +66 (0) 2 238 0931
6. Thip Samai Pad Thai
Pad Thai shrimp, cheap
Bangkok has a large variety of local restaurants serving authentic local food in open fronted shop houses. The best way to experience their culture is to eat in a local restaurant! Opened in 1966, Thip Samai, or Pad Thai Pratu Phee, which located in the old town, is famous for the best pad Thai in Bangkok. Every staff member is super busy, especially on the charcoal stove set up outside the store. With their skillful movements, the scene always attracts people's attention. Price varies from 60 baht to 200 baht. Don't forget to order their famous orange juice. Also, Thai Samai offers vegetarian pad Thai.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00 (earlier on weekends)
Location: 313 Mahachai Road, Old City (close to Wat Saket)
7. Lek Seafood Silom
Thai seafood, reasonable price
Located near Chong Nonsi BTS station, the street-side restaurant is not easy to spot, but once you come in, you won't hesitate to come back some day. Seafood lover should definitely come. For the people in Bangkok, it is the best seafood in city. The steamed fish is fresh, crab is really juicy, and the 'Hoy Tod' oyster omelette is irreplaceable. My mouth is watering as I am typing. What are you waiting for?
Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00
BTS: Chong Nonsi
Tel: +66 (0)2 636 6460
Address: Soi Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 3 (think Soi Phiphat)
How to get there: Take the Skytrain (BTS) to Chong Nonsi station. It's located beneath the skytrain platform that goes towards Saphan Taksin, at 156 Soi Phiphat, Narathiwatrachanakharin Road, Silom.