Where to eat in Bangkok by district

It's time for another eat-eat-all-you-can adventure in the Thai capital

Local fare at Supanniga
Local fare at Supanniga

Bangrak/Silom

100 Mahaseth. Casual, nose-to-tail regional Thai menu; 100 Maha Set Rd; fb.com/100mahaseth

80/20. Traditional Thai recipes deconstructed and re-imagined with global flavors; 1052 Charoen Krung Rd; fb.com/8020bkk

JUA. Modern izakaya in a sublime setting with hand-crafted sake; 672/49 Chareon Krung 28; juabkk.com

Baan Phadthai. The classic Thai dish at this casual and colorful joint picked up a Michelin Bib Gourmand 21–23 Chareon Krung 44; baanphadthai.com

Siam/Ploenchit

Gaa. Gaggan alumna, chef Garima Arora, explores the nuances of Thai and Indian cuisine; 68/4 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Rd Lumpini; gaabkk.com

Taan. The hype around this hyperlocal, creative Thai tasting menu is well deserved; 25F Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok; taanbangkok.com

Sathorn

Saawaan. The Thai tasting menu, paired with tea or wine, is one of the city’s best; 29/19 Soi Suanplu, Sathorn Rd; saawaan.com

Sühring. The German twin chefs’ elevate home-inspired recipes to fine-dining precision; 10 Yen Akat 3; restaurantsuhring.com

Bunker. American comfort food with a Thai flourish in a cool, quirky industrial space; 118/2 Soi Suksa; bunkerbkk.com

The House on Sathorn. One of the city’s most stylish dining rooms plates Turkish and Thai menus; 106 North Sathorn Rd; thehouseonsathorn.com

Mihara Tofuten. Gaggan Anand and Takeshi Fukuyama riff on the versatility of artisan Mihara tofu; 159/3 South Sathorn Rd; fb.com/mihara.tofuten.bangkok

Issaya Siamese Club. Perennially popular Thai eatery known for its vintage teak digs, gorgeous garden and drop-dead gorgeous food presentation; 4 Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Rd; issaya.com

Guay Jub Mr. Joe. A humble crispy grilled pork and rice eatery that snagged a Michelin Bib Gourmand 313/7 Soi Chan 42-44; fb.com/KwayChap.Mr.Joe

Sukhumvit

SORN Fine Southern Cuisine. The epitome of Bangkok’s current food scene, the southern Thai tasting menu here is both rarefied and comforting; 56 Sukhumvit 26; sornfinesouthern.com

Canvas. Eclectic flavors and genre-mixing keep the tasting menus here fresh and exciting 113/9-10 Sukhumvit 55; canvasbangkok.com

Table 38. An upmarket chef’s table worth elbowing into, where the Thai-inspired dishes are visual and culinary masterpieces; 8 Sukhumvit 38; table38bkk.com

Riverside

Karmakamet Conveyance. Artisan fragrance-makers-turned-chefs explore the aromatics of regional Thai cooking; 248 Chiang Mai Alley, Khlong San; karmakametconveyance.com

Supanniga Eating Room Tha Tien. Sublime riverside views and classic Thai cuisine served in a teak house in old Bangkok 392/25-26 Maharaj Rd; supannigaeatingroom.com

Rattanakosin

Jay Fai. This street-food grandma-turned-rock star serves a mean egg and crab omelette, among other local street food; 327 Samran Rat Intersection

Krua Sam Hom. Super-local Thai food in one of the city’s most atmospheric old neighborhoods; 94 Phraeng Puthon

Pad Thai Nana. An authentic take on the national dish, cooked over charcoal; 152 Samsen Rd

Krua Apsorn. Popular traditional Thai bistro run by a former royal chef; 169 Dinso Rd; kruaapsorn.com

Ari

Phed Phed Café. Masterfully executed northeastern dishes in this casual Thai bistro Phahon Yothin 8; phedphed.com

Other locations

Choy. Tom yum noodles are the house specialty; 9/19 Phuttha Monthon Sai 2 Rd

Kitchen Takeover. Social dining experience that matches up-and-coming chefs with cool spaces and affordable meals for foodies on a budget; kitchentakeoverbkk.com

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This article first appeared in the February 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Rachna Sachasinh

Photographed by

Mark Teo

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