Bangkok Restaurant Suggestions

I enjoy food, both cooking and eating it. And as a long-term resident of Bangkok, I’m glad to say that this city is quite a good eating town. The range and quality of food (especially non-Thai food) has increased tremendously. There is a new generation of talented young chefs who are educating the dining public about good food. There is an increased emphasis on quality products with many artisanal producers and small farmers springing up.

The list here are places I like to go and I like to bring visitors to. It is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Of course, there is no accounting for taste so I hope you aren’t disappointed! Feel free to drop me a comment for suggestions and changes.

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Let’s begin with Thai food:

Suppaniga Eating Room

“Grandma’s Style” home cooking in an elegant shophouse in the trendy Thong Lor neighborhood. Reservations a must. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Address: 160/11 Soi Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor) in Klongton Nuea, Watthana District


Phone: 02 714 7508

BTS: Thong Lo

Nara Thai Cuisine

This popular chain of Thai restaurants have become quite a hit with Chinese tourists. Despite this, they are worth a visit. The location in the ground floor of the Erawan Building is the easiest to get to. Reservations recommended.

Address: Lower Ground Floor of the Erawan Building (Adjacent to the BTS Skywalk between Chidlom and Siam stations); Additional locations in the Eight Thong Lor Building and Central World Plaza. Additional locations throughout the city.

Phone: 02 250 7707 (Erawan location)


BTS: Chidlom

Kua Kling

Southern Thai food is super flavorful, influenced by Indian and Sri Lankan culture, and is also super spicy. However, a visit to this converted house is highly recommended as you will get to try some Thai food that is very different than what you’ve had back at home!

Address:98/1 Soi Thong Lor Soi 5, Sukhumvit 55 Road (Thong Lor) – a bit tricky as it is on a sub-soi that connects Soi 5 and Soi 9 and parallels Thong Lor proper.

Phone: 02-185-3977

BTS: Thong Lor

Thip Samai Pad Thai

This popular place is a reliable, long-time pad thai provider. Located in a shop house in the Rattanakosin Island area of the city, the queues are long but the food is worth it. Surrounding vendors also produce a variety of good food so you can nibble around.


Address: 313-315 Mahachai Road

Phone: 02-22-6-6666

Transit: Take the MRT to Hualamphong and then taxi

And now for some non-Thai food:


Authentic Roman style restaurant, well worth a visit. Very good food and a wine list full of tasty wines at a fair value. Reservations recommended.

Address: 20/4 Sukhumvit Soi 31


Phone: 02 261 2056

BTS: Phrom Pong and then walk back to Soi 31

The Commons Thong Lor

This hip community mall space has a large common space (thus the name) with many restaurants surrounding it. You can order from any of the restaurants and sit anywhere you like. There is good food, a nice vibe and in the evenings there is live music. You can also find a branch of Roast on the top floor, an excellent choice for brunch.

Some of my favorite foods are the Neapolitan pizza at Peppina and the fried chicken at Fowlmouth.

Location: Thong Lor Soi 17


BTS: Thong Lor and then take a taxi or motorcycle taxi – or you can take a 15-minute walk

Food Loft

High-end food court with a wide variety of good food from many nations. Actually, the Thai food is pretty good here, especially the Tom Yum Goong. Good choice if you need a break that will satisfy the many different tastes in your group.

Location: Central Chidlom department store, top floor

BTS: Chidlom


Japanese chain specializing in “izakaya” food – grilled foods, rice, and non-sushi dishes. Not fancy but reasonably priced, healthy, and convenient.

Locations: Central World; Index Living Mall at Ekkamai; Emporium; Thaniya Plaza on Silom; Esplanade Shipping Center, J Avenue on Thong Lor and many other locations.

BTS/MRT: Various

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