Our Top 10 Cafes/ Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

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By estimate, there are more than 3000 plus food establishments operating in Bangkok. This number continues to increase due to the growing apetite of 11 million plus Bangkok residents and 35 million plus tourists looking for diverse, authentic, and world-class gastronomic experiences in Bangkok. We are enlisting some of the interesting restaurants we have visited or taken note in our bucket list. Please let us know if some of your favorites are not yet here. We will definitely update this from time to time as we try more of your suggestions.

1.) Restaurant Potong

Location: 422 Vanich 1 Rd, samphanthawong, samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand 10100

Restaurant Potong is a progressive Thai-Chinese restaurant led by Celebrity Chef Pam Pichaya Soontornyanakij. The whole 20-course dining experience includes immersing yourself with sentimental and interesting stories, sustainable recipes, aesthetic food presentation, customer-centric service and world-class wine selections. As the restaurant always gets fully booked, it is suggested to reserve a seat at least one month in advance. You may send a DM to their facebook or instagram, call +66829793950 or email info@thexprojectbkk.com (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

2.) Khao

Location: 110 Wireless Road Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok Thailand 10330

Khao is undoubtedly worthy of a Michelin star and other world-class recognitions. Dining in their elegant and cozy restaurants (either in Ekkamai branch or Wireless Road branch) lets you experience authentic Thai cuisine at its finest. The staffs are also well-trained for world-class customer service. Some of the dishes that we savored during our visit are Yum Som O (Pomelo Salad), Massaman Nong Kae (Lamb Shank in Massaman Curry), Pad Phrik Khing Pla Duk Fu (Stir-fried Crispy Fluffy Catfish with Red Curry Paste), Khai Jiew (Crab Omelet), and Sungkhaya Namtarn Mai Lae Waanyen Som Sainamphung (Caramelized Thai Custard and Mandarin Sorbet). For reservations, you may dm them on their facebook or instagram, call +66988298878 or email info@khaogroup.com (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

3.) Jedi Cafe & Bar

Location: 10 Boripat Rd, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand 10100

Jedi Cafe and Bar is a creative space led by young artists and entrepreneurs. Apart from enjoying well-crafted beverages and cakes, this can also be your space to think freely after a visit from King Prajadhipok Museum or from Wat Saket (The Golden Mount). For reservations, you may dm them on facebook or instagram or call +66 84 376 0244 or email jedicafebkk@gmail.com. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

4.) View Rooftop Bar Novotel Platinum

Location: 9th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, 220 Petchaburi Road, Ratchathewi Bangkok, Thailand 10400

View Rooftop Bar Bangkok offers unparalleled views of the Bangkok Skyline while enjoying delectable dishes and cocktails in a relaxed beach club set up. Some of the best sellers that we tried are Margarita Sassy Cousin, Jarhead,Krapaow Pork Pizza Flatbread,Signature Thick Cut French Fries,View Bangkok Nachos, View Bangkok Burger, and Mango Sticky Rice. For reservations, you may set a schedule via their website. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

5.) Suppaniga Dinner Cruise

Location: (currently still closed after the pandemic)

     One of the unforgettable dining experience was to explore the charm of the Chao Phraya River while enjoying the warmth of a 6-course home cooked Thai meal through  Suppaniga Cruise. This is the best way to be introduced to the Capital City of Thailand. It is so interesting to find out that Chao Phraya River is the grand entrance of royalties during ancient times, thus it is also known as ‘River of Kings’. Some of the best sellers that we tried are Amuse Bouche, Mahor, Kratong Tong, Khao Krieb Nahm Jim, Tom Kha Pla Kapong Mapraow-On, Sam Rub Thai and Mango Sticky Rice. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

6.) Eatery and Bar at Sala Rattanakosin

Location: 39 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Dine with the majestic view of Wat Arun while enjoying your breakfast. Some of the best sellers that we tried are Thai Wok Omelette with Blue Crab served with stir-fried morning glory and steamed Jasmine Rice, American breakfast with variety of breads and jams with bacon and eggs. (swipe below photos for more pictures)

7.) FARANG Italian Thai Fusion Restaurant

Location: (currently moving to a different Bangkok location)

The princess of Thailand once did the ribbon cutting for this restaurant. Some of their best sellers are pastas, pizzas and mains served with mash potato and vegetable. (Swipe below photo for more pictures).

8.) HoneyHouse Thai Cuisine

Location: 6, 3-4 Sukhumvit Alley 22, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Honeyhouse Thai Cuisine is a hidden gem in Sukhumvit 22. One of our top favorites would be their fried rice, Thai-inspired fish cuisines and fried noodles.

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9.) Yayoi Japanese Restaurant

Location: 191 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

This restaurant is famous on serving “Teishoku” – a very simple yet well-balanced set meal which is served on a tray with a combination of steamed rice, miso soup, a main dish of your choice, vegetable and pickles.

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10.) Next2Cafe

Location: Shangri-la Bangkok, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok

As this restaurant gets always fully crowded because of loyal guests from its hotel, this is not our favorite restaurant. We are including this restaurant though because some of our family members are loyal to the Shangri-la brand. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

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