Thailand, the land of smiles, is well known all around the world for its mouthwatering cuisines – it’s as much of a factor for visitors as its long-established sights and cultural attractions. And when it comes to the best food and restaurants Bangkok beats all the other provinces in Thailand.
Bangkok is a huge city and you will realize that wherever there are people in Bangkok there is obviously food. Although you will get a warm welcome by the famous street foods of Bangkok, you will soon start seeing the bright and comfortable cafes and the luxurious open-air restaurants.
And even if you might not have any plans to visit the exclusive, clean restaurants and cafes, I am pretty sure you will not be able to stop yourself from visiting at least one of them when you pass by them. For your trip-planning pleasure, we have collected the top 10 restaurants in Bangkok we endorse no matter what time of year, no matter which visit (first or fifth).
Nai mong Hoi Thod
Located on the outskirts of Chinatown is the basic street food restaurant called Nai Mong Hoi Thod. The name of this restaurant comes from its popular dish Hoy Tod, a Thai style crispy omelet topped with either mussels or oysters, which is claimed by many famous food bloggers as the best Hoy Tod in Thailand. You even get the option to sit inside the cozy restaurant or experience the Bangkok street food by sitting outside of the restaurant. And to top it all the prices at this restaurant are quite reasonable.
Location: 539 Phlap Phla Chai Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100
Opening hours: 11 AM – 8.30 PM
This restaurant which is popular among students for late-night supper is situated on the edges of Chulalongkorn University. So, why is this place so popular? Fried fish, stirred fries, duck dishes but mainly for the social media hit “Tom Yum Mama”. But you should note down that Jae Oh opens at 5.30 pm and the popular dish Tom Yum Mama is available only after 11 pm.
Location: 113/1, Soi Charat Mueang Rong Muang, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Opening hours: 5.30 PM – 1 PM
Mr. Joe restaurant
Although the signature dish of this restaurant is Guay Jab, rolled rice noodles in broth, the real reason people come here for is that perfectly golden-crowned crispy pork belly that enhances the soup. And with the price of the soup being less than 2 dollars, one can’t resist themselves from getting another bowl of soup. So, if you are a fan of pork bellies and want to have the best one you should head to Mr. Joe situated between Soi Chan 42 and 44. You should note it down that Mr. Joe is opened from early in the morning until late afternoon.
Location: 313/7 Thanon Chan, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
Opening hours: Morning to late in the afternoon
Err: Urban Rustic Thai
If you want the simple urban experience of a Thai restaurant, Err is the right place for you. Err is a traditional one-room restaurant with traditional furniture and cool art situated at the Maha Rat Road. Its funky, friendly, and frisky atmosphere makes it an amazing place to have drinks with friends with delicious sausages or pork skewers. This is the perfect place for you to sit with your friends and rejuvenate the old memories.
Location: 394/35 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Bo.lan is a spacious, decorative restaurant in Sukhumvit soi 24. The restaurant had been perfectly renovated from a Thai home using glass wood, stone accents, and green walls. Although the restaurant looks really modern, the chef’s at Bo.lan promises that their dishes remain loyal to the traditional Thai recipes and are made from organic ingredients only. If you want to have a warm, cozy experience with delectable Thai food, you must visit Bo.lan at night.
Location:24 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: Lunch: Saturday-Sunday 12.00 to 14.30, Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 18.00 – 22.30
Prachak Pet Yang
Located right along Charoen Krung road is the famous Cantonese style duck restaurant Prachak Pet Yang. Just when you are outside of this restaurant you will get to see a row of hanging ducks and you will know instantly what you are willing to have inside the restaurant. And let me warn you that once you had the taste of the tender, juicy duck meat stuffed with herbs and spices you will want to come back to this restaurant over and over again.
Location: 1415 Charoen Krung Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening hours: 8 AM – 8.30 PM
If you have been dining on Thai food for a week and really want a break from it, just rush to Eat Me in Bang Rak. Eat Me started its journey back in 1998 and has won the hearts of thousands of people in Thailand since then. The head chef of Eat Me, who came all the way from New York, creates his own dishes by using a combination of many international ingredients. With friendly staff and mouthwatering food, Eat Me is set over three floors along with a bamboo-built veranda which is ravishingly romantic at night.
Location: 1, 6 Phiphat 2, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening hours: 3 PM – 1 AM
With so many restaurants all around Bangkok, The Local’s menu still manages to take the spotlight in Bangkok. The Local focuses on providing its customers with traditional Thai dishes using historic recipes of Southern Thailand cooked with authentic regional ingredients. The Local has a few branches all over Thailand and is surely loved by the locals.
Location: 32 32/1 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours: 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM and 5.30 PM to 11 PM
If you want to have a glimpse of Southern Thailand while being in Bangkok, Sorn is the exact place you should. In a renovated old house in the Sukhumvit area, Sorn is decorated beautifully to reflect the tropical forests in Southern Thailand. Using ingredients from trustworthy farmers and suppliers, the traditional appetizing dishes are turned into noticeable dishes.
Location: 56, Sukhumvit 26 Soi Ari, Klongton Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours: 6 PAM – 11 PM
Le Normandie is another astounding restaurant where you can head to if you are really tired of having all the Thai cuisines. This big push restaurant which is situated at Bang Rak has been a part of Bangkok since 1958. And since then it has well maintained its reputation for serving sophisticated French cuisines using best ingredients, unique combinations of flavors, and textures. The windows Le Normandie overlooks the Chao Phraya River and offers the best river views in the city. If you want a memorable night at an amazing restaurant with excellent food and impeccable service, Le Normandie is the place for you.
Location: 48 Oriental Ave, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening hours: Lunch 12-2 pm, Dinner 7-10 pm (closed on Sunday)