Restaurants and Bars in Thailand
Sala Thai offers authentic Thai cuisine in serene surroundings which include greenery and lotus ponds. The restaurant features numerous authentic artifacts as decoration and boasts a 13th century Thai-style teak wood pavilion. The blend of traditional Thai food and architectural design is a successful one – this is a genuine event rather than a simple visit to a restaurant for something to eat. The extensive menu boasts regional favourites at prices that will not break the bank. The package is made complete by classical dance performances accompanied by traditional Thai music played on traditional instruments. Superb!
Angelini Restaurant and Bar
This restaurant has won a number of awards for its excellent Italian cuisine. The ambiance of the restaurant is fixed by an exquisite design featuring an ‘open’ kitchen. Pizza is cooked the old-fashioned way using an oven that uses wood for fuel. The menu is a trip through Italy’s regional delicacies and the bar is well stocked with imported drinks including Italian wines. This is a large, spacious restaurant that seats 250 people. Prices are in the middle to high bracket, with a lunchtime meal for two costing 1,000-1,500 Baht.
The Emperor Restaurant
Located on the 4th floor of the Montien Riverside Hotel, The Emperor Restaurant offers fine Cantonese cuisine. An ’all you can eat’ Dim Sum Buffet Lunch available on Sundays, and the restaurant offers private dining rooms for groups. Another restaurant that manages to draw Thai-Chinese patrons - testimony enough for the quality of the food.
Harbour View Restaurant
Harbour View restaurant offers great Italian food in an excellent setting. As the name suggests, diners get to view the Chao Phraya River over a meal. The restaurant’s a la carte menu offers a range of provincial Italian foods – Pasta ham in Cream Sauce a particular favourite. Prices are what you might expect of a great restaurant in a first-class hotel!
Teak wood panels and furniture, Thai silk decorations and seductive lighting give Mei Jiang a rich ambience and create an overall impression of class. When a restaurant’s décor sets such high standards there is always a chance the food won’t quite meet expectations. However, at Mei Jiang this is not the case. A complete menu of traditional dishes is complemented by a very comprehensive wine list. This is a great restaurant and well worth a visit. Like other Chinese restaurants attached to hotels, a meal here is a little more expensive than average.
With 20 years of service under its belt, Akbar’s in one of the most established restaurants in Bangkok. What drives its popularity is a reputation for good food at a reasonable price. Given its location (next to Bangkok’s ‘Arab quarter’) and the fact it caters to many visitors to Thailand, Akbar’s features some diverse cuisine. Arabic, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and vegetarian dishes are on the menu, as are the more usual Indian Tikkas, Tandoori and Korma dishes. Local and imported beers and spirits are available as well as a small selection of wines. The nearest BTS is Nana and to get there turn right at the crossroads of Sukhumvit Soi 4 and Sukhumvit Road. The restaurant is on your left as you walk way from Sukhumvit.
The Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel’s Bar@494 is a popular ’Wine and Champagne’ bar located in the hotel’s lower lobby. A popular meeting place for well-healed locals and the business-end of the expat community, Bar@494 is also popular with tourists. A very extensive wine list with an excellent selection of bar ’snacks’. They also have a good selection of Cuban cigars!
Zanotti IL Ristorante Italiano
Himali Cha Cha
This restaurant is steeped in history and alongside Mrs. Balbir’s Indian Restaurant is extremely popular amongst Indian food lovers. During his early career its founder cooked for Lord Mountbatten of India and this set him off on a career catering for some very influential people (including Indian Ambassadors). He opened Himali Cha Cha in the 80s and it has since become a key destination for those looking for the pinnacle in Indian fare. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection and worthy of note. The restaurant has a fully stocked bar with local and foreign beer and spirits, as well as a reasonable wine list.
Given the Banyan Tree’s ethic of being more than just a hotel, the award winning Bai Yun is more than just a Chinese restaurant. Alongside the expected traditional fare, Bai Yun offers innovative dishes that are simply not on the menu elsewhere. A suitable venue for a range of occasions (business lunches, family meals, etc.) and being on the 60th floor there’s a very interesting view to accompany the excellent cuisine. Being attached to a first-rate hotel, prices are a little higher than at other restaurants.
Baan Khanitha and Gallery
Set in the hussle and bussle of downtown Bangkok, Baan Khanitha is one of the better Thai restaurants you are going to come across. The restaurant has won a number of awards and it is becoming a favourite with visitors to Thailand’s shores. The restaurant is housed in a traditional Thai building to give full effect. The menu offers top of the range Thai dishes – from the regulars to the not quite so ordinary. This is real Thai cooking so be careful what you order – there may be more spices in a dish than you are used to. Prices are moderate (around 200 Baht a dish) and they have a range of homemade desserts available. Well worth the effort getting down to this place. Nearest BTS Asoke; nearest MRT Sukhumvit.
This restaurant has an another branch:
49 Soi Ruam Rudee
Irish XChange (formerly Shenanigans) sits right in the heart of the business area. The bar is decked out in a traditional Irish fashion with booths and table seating. The pub has plenty of Irish paraphernalia to provide decoration. Live music including the occasional all Irish band made up of New Zealanders and a Japanese fellow! The Irish XChange has a good sized menu - set lunches and Irish/English pub food. The bar stocks plenty of whiskeys and of course Guinness and Kilkenny alongside local beers. It could not be easier to get to – get off at Saladaeng BTS station on the opposite side to Patpong and it is down the road first on your left. Genuinely good place to visit. Prices in the middle to high bracket.
The Chinese Restaurant
The Chinese Restaurant does not look like a typical Chinese restaurant, nor indeed is it! Part of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel, this restaurant offers the finest Cantonese cuisine in a very modernistic setting. The food is cooked by an expatriate Hong Kong chef and the menu includes dishes that represent the new directions Chinese food is taking at the moment. However, it also includes the traditional dishes regular customers to a Chinese restaurant might expect. Being attached to a first-class hotel, prices at The Chinese Restaurant are higher than at more mainstream restaurants.
Noble House is located near Nai Lert Park Hotel and is one of Bangkok’s best Chinese restaurants. The interior of the restaurant is exquisite, expressing authentic old-fashioned Chinese décor. A wide ranging menu is on offer and the restaurant provides very popular Dim Sum lunches (350 Baht). The evening menu focuses on Cantonese food. A number of rooms are available for private parties.
Dim Sum lunch: 350 / adults
Credit cards: all major cards
Silk Road has a good reputation for excellent Cantonese and Hokkien food cooked by an expatriate chef from Hong Kong. The restaurant offers a great Dim Sum selection at lunchtime and full ala carte menu both for lunch and dinner. To get there go to Ploenchit BTS and walk down Wireless Road. It’s 5 minutes walk and you’ll see it on your left.
A genuine German-owned restaurant with all the wonder of Oktoberfest - and probably the best place in Thailand to enjoy that particular festival while you are here! Bei Otto has a very strong German expat following and is also popular with quite a few locals. They really haven’t missed anything - sausages, steaks, Black Forest Gateaux – it’s all here; and it’s all very good. The Bei Otto delicatessen offers a range of takeaway foodstuff all with a German theme. Excellent range of German beers served cold! Bei Otto is a bit more expensive than other restaurants, but given the truly authentic nature of what they are offering, it’s hardly surprising. It’s is opposite Windsor Suite Hotel.
Bourbon Street is an authentic American bar which is entirely American owned. The bar serves excellent food including Cajun and Creole dishes. A number of barbeque dishes are also available, including ribs, steaks and chicken. Costs are mid-range, with each item priced at around 200 Baht. Local and foreign bottled beer available, as well as draft beers, spirits and cocktails. A very pleasant dining experience, Bourbon Street has won a number of awards in the past. Well deserved, too! The nearest BTS station is Phrom Phong. Bourbon Street also has another branch in the Somerset Building Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road.
Dubliner Irish Pub
This Irish restaurant and pub pays good attention to detail which makes it pretty authentic. Wooden interior and streets signs from the Emerald Isle make up the decorations. Good menu of appetizers and main courses including Irish fare and local dishes. Usual local beers sit alongside imported Guinness and Kilkenny. Pool table available. This is wireless internet hotspot coming in at 150 Baht per hour. All round a great place to visit. Nearest BTS station is Phrom Phong. Middle to upper range prices.
Good Earth, The
The Good Earth specializes in Cantonese Food with Dim Sum a major draw. Their Dim Sum Chef was awarded best of 17 major hotels in Bangkok. Dim Sum is available at lunch alongside an all day a la Carte menu. Special dishes include Pan-fried Prawns with Mayonnaise Sauce, Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Black Pepper and Dry Duck. The restaurant is open every day at 11:30 to 14:30 and 18:00 to 22:30.
Lok Wah Hin
Daily lunchtime Dim Sum and a solid Cantonese and Szechuan fare cooked by an expatriate Hong Kong chef. Lok Wah Hin offers very comfortable surroundings and is an excellent venue for formal meals and informal gatherings. Being attached to a first-rate hotel, prices are a little higher than at other restaurants.
The Ming Court offers authentic Chinese cuisine including Dim Sum and other Chinese delicacies. Set menus are priced at around 300 Baht. Private dining rooms are available for groups.
Anna 's Café
From a single restaurant in the Saladaeng area of Bangkok, Anna’s Café has become an institution with outlets all around Bangkok, with other branches in Rama 3, Wireless Road, Bang Na and Sukhumvit. Each of the restaurants features an eclectic menu featuring some lesser known Thai dishes alongside some quirkier international dishes. Very ‘hip’ establishments, they are surprisingly inexpensive – Som Tam comes in at 60 Baht and Kai Satay (chicken on sticks) the same price. What probably brings people in though is the desserts. Fried Banana and Ice Cream again comes in at 60 Baht and is well worth it! If it’s your birthday, let them know; they sometimes put some birthday cake your way!
River Cafe & Terrace
River Cafe & Terrace offers an a la carte menu and extensive buffet throughout the day, starting 06:00 with a series of breakfasts and closing at 22:30. The River Café & Terrace offers an affordable menu of Thai and international dishes and the restaurant features indoor and outdoor tables. The buffet though is the central focus of the restaurants. Present your portions to the indoor stations and they are cooked on the spot - guaranteed no longer than 15 minutes before it arrives at the table - likewise with the a la carte menu. This is quite a unique culinary experience.
Sai Chol Restaurant
Sai Chol Restaurant offers authentic Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in the beauty of exquisite gardens and a riverside view. The restaurant specializes in savory dishes with Roasted Duck in Ginger a particular favorite amongst patrons. Quite a large restaurant with upwards of 150 (indoor and outdoor) tables, Sai Chol has an excellent bar with an extensive choice of wines. The restaurant opens 18:00 to 22:30.
Bawarchi which means a chef in Indian language has two large dining outlets,one in Sukhumvit Soi 3/1 and the other at Suan Lum night bazaar. This restaurant in Suan Lum truly renders Indian ambience as you step in magnanimous eatery. The specialties are mutton kebabs, mixed grill platter, chicken tikka masala, spinach with chicken, mutton rogan josh, malai kofta in thick gravy, chana masala and lentils. The assorted breads cover plain, garlic and mint nans.
As it is part of a leading hotel, Shang Palace is a very attractive restaurant, beautifully decorated and emanating class and refinement. The restaurant offers the best choice of Chinese cuisine including an excellent range of Dim Sum, fresh seafood dishes and barbecued meats. This is quite an authentic restaurant and draws significant numbers of ethnic Chinese who live in the locality. A very well recommended place but being part of a hotel, prices are a bit higher than at other restaurants.
As you might expect from one of Bangkok’s finest hotels, the Dusit Thani’s award-winning Mayflower Restaurant offers the finest Chinese cuisine available in the Kingdom. The Mayflower offers a first-class dining experience in an enticing environment with very tasteful décor. A number of private rooms are available for groups. Again, as you might appreciate, being attached to an iconic Thai hotel, prices are more expensive than at other mainstream restaurants.
Mistral at the Sofitel Silom offers Mediterranean food, specifically cuisine from the South of France. This air-conditioned restaurant offers a substantial buffet with a huge range of salads and a variety of main courses, many cooked as you order. The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a number of very unique dishes, some certainly exclusive to this restaurant. Fresh ingredients and highly skilled preparation make the Mistral a restaurant you are unlikely to forget quickly. A well-stocked bar features beers and wines carefully selected to complement the dishes.
BTS station: Chong nonsi
Lunch buffet 500 /person Dinner buffet 600 /person
Credite cards: all major cards
Reillys Irish Pub
This restaurant/pub has a familiar Irish theme –two floors, wooden interior and plenty of ornaments from the Emerald Isle. Probably a bit quieter than some of the other Irish pubs, except when the big screen TV plays the rugby or the football. Good arrange of beers including Guinness, Kilkenny and local beers alongside a good selection of whiskeys and wines. The food is excellent – good portions cooked to perfection. The menu includes Irish staples alongside western dishes like fish and chips and hamburgers. Thai food is also included in the menu. They have a live singer some evenings after 21:00. This is a nice place to sit a chill and step out of the hectic activity of the town centre.
A large Chinese Restaurant seating over 200, Shanghai 38 offers traditional Chinese cuisine. As the main implies, the theme of the restaurant is Shanghai in the 1930s and the menu certainly reflects this theme. Excellent views from the 38 floor complete the dining experience. As part of the Sofitel Hotel chain, expect prices to be a little higher than most mainstream restaurants.
Recently relocated, Silver Palace is a large restaurant offering fine Cantonese fare. The menu offers the traditional dishes you might equate with a Chinese restaurant and much more besides (including seasonal changes to the menu). Given the range of what’s on offer, you need to contact the restaurant in advance to have them prepare some of the dishes. Dim Sum is served at lunchtime and an ala carte available at lunch and dinner. To get there it’s on the Patpong side of Silom Road and opposite the Bangkok Bangok. The nearest BTS is Saladaeng, and the nearest MRT Silom. It takes about 10 minutes to walk there from both.
Although an extraordinarily nice setting, this restaurant does not rely on its décor to impress you – the food is great too! Lemon Grass is a well-established restaurant. The restaurant is in fact an old traditional Thai house and this certainly adds to the ambiance of this excellent Thai restaurant. Painstaking effort has been put into ensuring everything here is authentic, not just the food, but the decorations too. The menu leaves nothing to be desired – all the usual favourites and some house specialities. Prices are not too expensive with dishes coming in at the 200 Baht mark. Well stocked bar with foreign and local beers, wines and spirits.
This excellent restaurant Danish Restaurant has been open for over a decade. Very popular with Scandinavian expatriates in Bangkok, excellent barbeques and meat dishes available on the ala carte menu. Good range of foreign beers, wine and spirits!
The Bull 's Head Pub
A favourite with tourists and expats alike, the Bull’s Head offers a genuine taste of Britain right in the heart of Bangkok. Famous for its Sunday lunches, the Bull’s Head menu has a solid range of British food alongside a good selection of Thai dishes. Just like a British pub, the Bull’s Head offers a number of activities - regular quiz nights, a Disco night on the last Friday of each month, and a variation of the Happy Hour concept, the Sunday night ‘Toss the Boss’ – order a drink, toss a coin, and if you guess right you get a free drink! The nearest BTS station is Phrom Phong and to get there walk down the road behind Villa Supermarket. The Bull’s Head also hosts the ‘Punchline Comedy Club’ where visiting comedians do stand up routines. Prices are mid-range.
Henry J. Bean 's Bar and Grill
A genuine American-theme bar (albeit part of a multinational chain), Henry J. Bean’s Bar and Grill is a large place offering a great menu (including Tex-Mex food) and a solid range of American beers and spirits. A happening place that draws a ‘well-healed’ local crowd as well as a solid clientele of expats. Located under a first-rate Bangkok hotel, Henry J. Bean’s also entices good numbers of tourists and visitors. The staff have the efficiency and geniality you might expect from those trained by a large American organisation. ‘Pay-day Party’ on the last Thursday of each month proves a popular event, and with two happy hours daily (buy two draft beers between 17.30 and 19.00 & 23.00 and midnight and you’ll get an extra one) means the slightly higher than usual ‘hotel’ prices might be a little offset by the discounts. Great entertainment that can also be experienced at their Amari Airport Hotel branch and their Pattaya branch.
The Witch’s Tavern
Bangkok’s most established British bar and restaurant, the Witch’s Tavern achieves a good level of authenticity. A large two storey building with a wooden interior, The Witch’s Tavern offers a range of British and European cuisine alongside meals from various parts of Asia (including, of course, some Thai dishes). Excellently prepared and presented, the quality of the food is matched by excellent service. As far as the bar goes, it is as well-stocked as they come, with a variety of local and foreign beers and spirits. Although The Witch’s Tavern is a little more difficult to get to than other British Pubs/Restaurants, the BTS deals with most of the journey and the trip is well worth the effort. There’s a Happy Hour between 17:30 to 21:30 from Thursday to Tuesday with 30% off drinks. Free drinks for ladies on Wednesdays between 18:00 and 23:00. To give you an idea of costs, a Cheese Burger is 240 Baht and a Steak and Kidney Pie 290 Baht. Local beers start at 150 Baht and spirits 180 Baht a measure. From Tong Lo BTS station walk up Soi Thong Lor (Sukhumvit Soi 55). The Witch’s Tavern is on the right of the Soi about half way up. Look for an English style pub with a sign outside on the left hand side of the road.
The Offshore Bar and Fish and Chip Shop
If you are craving for good old British fish and chips as well as a drink, look no further than the Offshore Bar and Fish and Chip Shop - British-style bar with an authentic fish and chip shop built onto it!. The bar itself is on the smaller side but has everything you need for a good evening. It is possible to order fish and chips at the bar rather than having to move into the fish and chip shop. The nearest BTS station is Asok and the nearest MRTA Sukhumvit. Walk towards Soi Cowboy from Sukhumvit Road and you will see it of your left.
Toby Jug is a small British pub placed in the heart of Bangkok. Managed by Khun Annan who ran a public house in the United Kingdom, there is a very really sense of being in England when you eat and drink here. They serve a fairly extensive British menu and the food is absolutely excellent - they have a special served everyday of the week which at around 130-150 Baht is very good value. Heineken and Tiger beer are served on draft. To get there go to Saladaeng BTS station and walk down the stairs on the Silom Complex side. You can't miss it. Great place and well recommended.
No food here, so definitely a pub rather than a restaurant, and more of a British theme than a full on British pub. Despite this, Austin Pub still has a lot to offer. A spacious two storey building is extremely well designed and very comfortable – despite the crowds you always get a bit of space to yourself. Very much a scene for young Thais, Austin Pub boasts a sound system any disco would be proud of! Local beers come in at around 100 Baht a bottle, with spirits and cocktails also available. A great place to play pool or watch sports on cable television. Getting there is a bit tricky; walk down Khao San Road from the police station end and it’s more or less halfway down on your right. It’s down a smallish alley so you might have to hunt it out a bit – a neon sign on the main strip indicates where it is.
With a regular crowd of expatriates serving as its clientele, Chequers has become a home away from home for many of its British customers. Just up the road from Nana Plaza, Chequers is a smallish place which really packs them in! Housed in a two-storey building, upstairs acts as a restaurant while downstairs is reserved for people more interested in having a drink. However, all that changes when a big football game (usually English premier league) appears on the big screen upstairs – everyone mingles together to get the best view of the action. The restaurant’s excellent menu offers traditional British food and some of the more usual Thai dishes. Daily specials are worth looking out for – good value and very wholesome. Chequers has a well stocked bar with local and foreign beers available as well as spirits and cocktails. Managed by a Brit, Chequers is a place regular visitors to Bangkok come back to again and again. A very friendly place and recommended by all.
Apart from being situated in the same Soi, Jools shares other similarities with Chequers. Both have two floors and both share a British theme. Of the two, Jools is the better established with many years of trading under its belt. Its restaurant area is clearly defined and it comes across much more like a bar with a restaurant. As with Chequers, Jools draws a regular crowd of expatriates alongside regular tourists. If you sit downstairs for any length of time you are bound to be drawn into conversation with someone. Chequers offers excellent British food with equally good Thai cuisine. British owned and managed, for many this is not just a place to go for a drink or a bite to eat, it’s a way of life! To get there walk down Soi 4 (away from Sukhumvit Road) and it’s on your left. Nana is the nearest BTS station.
The Londoner Brew Pub
The Londoner Brew Pub is probably the only microbrewery in Bangkok that doesn’t brew German beers. A British pub and restaurant, the Londoner produces excellent English beers, particularly the ‘Londoner Mild’, which is as good as it gets anywhere in the world. A big city pub, this place is very spacious early evening, but you’ll be surprised just how crowded it can get, especially if there is an event on! A very firm favourite with football fans, the Londoner is especially good fun during the World Cup. There are a number of booths around the walls of the pub where people eat and there’s fairly extensive seating for diners – if you aren’t eating it can get a bit difficult to find somewhere to sit (or even stand) when it gets busy. The food ranges from a spicy Thai menu through to more traditional Western pub food, including great burgers, kebabs and even Yorkshire Pudding! Buy one draught beer (including Carlsberg and Heineken) on Wednesdays and get one free – avoid it if there is a public holiday on Thursday! General knowledge quizzes are held weekly. Situated under the UBC1 Building on the corner of Sukhumvit 33, the nearest BTS is Phrom Phong.
Bobby 's Arms
Open nearly three decades Bobby’s Arms is probably the best known British Pub in Bangkok. Recently renovated, the place is bigger than it was and probably a bit more functional than charming. A huge screen shows all the important English Premier League matches and a very effective sound system can at times make it a bit difficult for people to talk to each other. Good value food and extensive menu – Bobby’s food is so good that it’s now a franchise operation with food sold at a variety of outlets around Bangkok. Bobby’s offers some dishes you might not get elsewhere – Cottage Pie being something not often on the menu in Bangkok. Darts, pool, local and foreign beers, happy hour is 16:00-19:00 with pints of draft beer costing 80 Baht (as opposed to the usual 120 Baht). The nearest BTS station is Sala Daeng and the nearest MRT Silom. To get there go down Patpong Soi 4 and it’s only your left. There is a dedicated dining area on the second floor.
Situated under the Landmark Hotel, The Huntsman is another well established British-theme pub/restaurant, although, as it is part of a hotel, it is often frequented more by tourists than expats. A very big place with plenty of seating, the Huntsman features live bands (usually from the Philippines) covering current hits at volumes that often make talking a bit difficult. However, when the band is on, you can of course eat, and the Huntsman’s food is wonderful. The Steak and Kidney Pie is particularly good. Nana BTS is right outside the Landmark so getting to the Huntsman is very convenient. Being part of a great hotel you could expect hotel prices, but the Huntsman is not overly expensive. A good reputation for Sunday lunches so check it out if you are in town at the weekend.
The Barbican Wine Bar, Cafe and Restaurant
With a bit more sophistication than most British-theme places in Bangkok, the Barbican draws a ‘city’ crowd as well as visits from tourists. With a spacious downstairs bar and dedicate areas for diners, there’s always some space to breath. Good British/European food served and music is provided by a DJ rather than a jukebox. The Barbican is situated in ‘Soi Nippon’ – the next Soi down from Patpong Road if you are walking towards Robinson Department Store - an area dominated by Japanese tourists and expats. The Barbican is on the right-hand side. Draft Guinness is served here. Costs are probably in the mid- to high-range for most people – a bit more expensive than other British theme places. The nearst BTS is Saladaeng and the nearest MRT Silom.
Red Lion English Pub and Restaurant
Chiang Mai’s favourite British-theme pub/restaurant has managed a genuine British feel. The Red Lion English Pub and Restaurant has an outdoors area looking out onto the Night Bazaar. This provides a nice alternative to the air-conditioned interior if you are interested in people watching. A good crowd of locals mix well with tourists and visitors. The Red Lion offers great British food at reasonable prices. Satellite TV offers live sporting events and regular BBC NEWS updates. The bar is stocked with a good range of local and foreign beers as well as spirits and cocktails. A good choice for an evening’s entertainment. If you can’t find it, it’s near McDonalds.
The Fish & Chip Shop
You have never had fish and chips until you have had them in Chiang Mai! The genuine article - the Fish & Chip Shop offers Britain’s favourite takeaway dishes right in the heart of a paradise setting! More British food is available on the second floor including Ploughman’s lunches and a range of salads and sandwiches made to order. Fish and chips cost 90-115 Baht and you can get a local beer from 50 Baht a bottle. A good breakfast is available daily for a reasonable 70 Baht.
This British theme pub/restaurant is a hit with expats and tourists alike. A number of pool tables are available and satellite TV offers English-language news and current sporting fixtures. A selection of videos offers patrons a choice of current and past Hollywood films. The Islander’s excellent menu offers traditional English food such as Steak and Kidney Pies alongside Thai and International cuisine. The food is good value and daily specials are especially good. All the beers and spirits you might expect from a quality establishment.
Larry 's Dive Bangkok
This bar and grill located in Washington Square (Sukhumvit Soi 22) has a diving theme and its very own private (manmade) beach! A curious blend of restaurant and diving shop, Larry’s arranges diving trips and rents diving equipment alongside offering some great food and drink. While the cost of food and drink is in the middle to high range, what you get represents great value. A jug of beer costs a moderate 195 Baht and a bowl of Chili on rice costs 145 Baht. A Clubhouse Sandwich with everything on it will cost 185 Baht. Definitely a unique and enjoyable experience, Larry’s Dive is certainly worth a visit. The nearest BTS station is Phrom Phong.
Hard Rock Café
As with Hard Rock cafes elsewhere in the world, the Bangkok Hard Rock is a tourist attraction in its own right. On an hourly basis you can see people queuing up to have their picture taken with the restaurant/bar in the background – “Been there; done that”! Strangely, many people seem to turn up, buy the Hard Rock, Bangkok merchandise, and then leave! Doing this they miss out on a great entertainment experience. The main feature of the Hard Rock, Bangkok is live bands. They really do have some good bands playing – usually local, but foreign bands play with increasing regularity. It’s a fair sized place, but if you are coming for a quiet chat, come early – when the bands are on it’s more like a concert hall! The Hard Rock has tremendous food; a splendid range of burgers and steaks alongside ‘bar snacks’ such as onion rings and potato skins. They also have good desserts - try the ‘Mud Pie’. As with all Hard Rock Café’s, there are a lot of local and foreign beers and spirits to choose from. The service is excellent. There’s a special price of HRC Snack called Bar Bite promo valid from 4-7 pm.
Yok Yor Restaurant
Yok Yor Restaurant offers Asian cuisine (mainly Chinese, Korean and Thai) alongside international dishes. The restaurant has an air-conditioned indoor section, but you can also dine ‘alfresco’ on the restaurants’ outdoor terraces. Yok Yor serves genuinely good food which draws a strong local following. This restaurant has a very appealing riverside location.
China Town Restaurant
The number of ethnic Chinese locals who eat at the China Town Restaurant is a good indication that the food here is authentic and good. Among best Chinese restaurants Phuket has to offer, the restaurant itself offers sophisticated Chinese décor and friendly, efficient staff. The restaurant has a number of rooms available for private parties. Prices are reasonable – a seven course meal for ten people could cost anything from only 2,000 Baht to 11,000 Baht. Other dishes on the menu include at 120 Baht a serving and goose 300 Baht a serving.
Chinatown (Chinese Restaurant)
Chinatown is an elegant restaurant offering a view of the river and wide range of Cantonese dishes and Dim Sum. The restaurant is located in the Dusit Island resort - part of the Dusit Thani group of hotels. Given its association with one of Thailand’s leading hotel chains, it is easy to imagine the level of care and expertise that goes into Chinatown. Very much worth a visit if you are craving Chinese fare.
Tycoon Chinese Restaurant
Probably the best Chinese restaurant in Khon Khen offering a full range of quality dishes at a reasonable price.
Southern Song Chinese Restaurant
This restaurant offers the finest Chinese Cuisine and specializes in Dim Sum. It is very well known in Pattaya where it has a good reputation.
Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant
Delicious Chinese delicacies such as Pork deep-fried with Plum Sauce and Chinese Spare Ribs make the Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant a very pleasant dining experience.
Le Croissant Restaurant & Bakery
Le Croissant Restaurant & Bakery offers French, European and Thai dishes alongside a variety of breads, pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked cakes. Meals are served in their air-conditioned restaurant or on outdoor terraces covered with large umbrellas. As you might expect from a great French restaurant, Le Croissant Restaurant & Bakery has a good selection of cheeses and good French coffee. A good meal will not cost you too much - T-bone Steak and Veal Escallops are in the 200 Baht range. Well worth a visit.
Carte Blanche is a British-owned French restaurant with a wide ranging menu including key Mediterranean dishes. The Chef de Cuisine does not though restrict customers to menu items, and if you have a particular requirement Carte Blanche can cater for it. Good use of local fresh fish (Red Snapper particularly good) and authentic desserts such as Crepe Suzettes. The wine list includes French wines and wines from Australia and other new wine producing regions. Unlike other restaurants of its ilk, Carte Blanche also acts as a pub with live music and Guinness!
Charlie 's Restaurant Francais Bar
Using a blend of local ingredients and ingredients imported from France, excellent French cuisine is the order of the day at Charlie’s. Charlie, the restaurant owner and a chef for many years, takes pride in personally selecting all ingredients used in his kitchens. Costs are not expensive given the quality of the food. French Veal Stew comes in at around 340 baht and a 3-course meal for two will cost about 1,400 Baht in total (food only). Their extensive wine list includes about 20 red wines. Courteous and efficient staff help make an evening at Charlie’s at night to remember. To get there go to Ploenchit BTS station and it’s a short walk to Ruamrudee Soi 2.
Mon Ami Pierrot
Mon Ami Pierrot is a good French restaurant offering a traditional menu which features some more modern dishes. Good range of desserts and reasonably extensive wine list. Probably one of the better French restaurants in Pattaya.
Old German Beerhouse
Relative new establishment with European and Thai menu. Good range of German food and beers served by friendly, attentive staff. Regualr special menu includes dishes such as Ham in Bread with Fried Potatoes and there is a Sunday ’all-you-can-eat’ brunch. Well worth a visit.
The Black Swan
This is a rare treat! Open only 4 months (as of Nov-2004) and the first floor of this quaint little two-story British pub/restaurant is already has a good number of customers! As soon as you see ‘The Black Swan’ you know you have come across something a bit different. Even from outside it oozes authenticity, right down to the pub sign above the door. Inside it’s cosy and homely, and with the expatriate clientele and the visitors from the area’s 5-star hotels, you really could be in the UK. Two British ‘landlords’ (managers) have put their hearts into this place - British food, British standards (they dug out the bottom of the building to install a water treatment system) and British attitude - right down to the ’miserable British landlord’ (his words, not mine!). Food prices are a bit higher than usual, but take a look at their spotless kitchens (which you can – landlord David Robertson will be only too pleased to show you round) and you can see why. Soup of the Day costs 100 Baht, Steak and Kidney Pie comes in at 390 Baht and Steak 550 Baht. Kilkenny Beer costs 190 Baht and Guinness 170 Baht. Pipes are cleaned every two days here so, in David’s own words, ‘If the (draft) beer’s not fresh you don’t pay for it.” It’ll be fresh, I am sure about that! Getting there could not be easier. Simply cross the walk bridge from Sukhumvit MRT and Asok BTS – The Black Swan is on the opposite side of the road to the Volvo dealership and right at the foot of the BTS steps. No happy hour or discounts available. Take a look inside and you wouldn’t expect anything like that!
Kwality Indian Cuisine
Part of an international Indian restaurant chain Kwality Indian Cuisine offers authentic Indian cuisine cooked by Indian chefs. Meals can be taken in the air-conditioned restaurant area or the restaurant’s garden. The restaurant offers a good selection of dishes including vegetarian food. Very good value set dishes cost around 250 Baht including beer.
Taj Mahal Restaurants
Good Indian and Pakistani food available at two outlets in Hua Hin (Chomsin Road and Naresdamri Road). The restaurant makes the most of the fresh seafood caught daily in Hua Hin by specializing in dishes such as Prawn Pakora, Tandori Prawns and Prawn Biryani.
Aladdin Restaurant specializes in Indian, Arabic and Pakistani food, with a good selection of Thai dishes also on the menu. Reasonably priced food and drinks.
Himalayan Kitchen offers Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan food alongside a few continental dishes on Khao San Road – Bangkok’s leading budget tourist destination. Vegetable Thali costs around 150 Baht and meat Thali around 180 Baht. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks available - 100 Baht for a large beer, 60 baht for a small beer. A good view of Khao San Road. Very much worth a visit if you are in the area.
Asma is a reasonably priced air-conditioned restaurant located in the night bazaar. The menu is reasonably extensive including Muslim food and the usual Masalas, Curries, Kormas, Dal Fry, Tondoori Chichen Lasi, and Nan / Roti breads. Friendly staff and appealing décor make Asma a good dining experience.
Bukhara 's Indian Restaurant
Bukhara’s Indian Restaurant offers meat-based and vegetarian North Indian cuisine in an attractive environment. The menu includes a range of Tandoori dishes alongside excellent curries, Nan breads and Rotis. Friendly and efficient staff make Bukhara’s an excellent place for an Indian meal. Dishes range in price from 50 Baht to 260 Baht and a small bottle of locally brewed beer costs 75 Baht. To get there get off the BTS at Nana and cross the street. Bukhara’s is near the footbridge directly opposite First Pacific Place.
Mrs. Balbir 's Indian Restaurant
A firm favourite of many longer-term residents of Bangkok, Mrs. Balbir’s Indian Restaurant has become ubiquitous with Indian food in the Capital. Aside from its wonderful food, the restaurant’s fame is also driven by its high profile owner who organizes countless courses in Indian cooking around the country and also appears on television in her own cooking programme. The Chicken Vindaloo is especially good. Prices are moderate given the quality of the food. Nan breads cost 30-40 Baht, Tandoori Chicken 250 Baht and a Mixed Vegetable Curry comes in at 90 Baht. Locally brewed beers cost 120 Baht per bottle and Gin and Tonic costs 150 Baht. The nearest BTS station is Nana.
Probably the best Indian restaurant on Phuket, Baluchi specializes in Tandoori and curries. Meals are prepared under the supervision of master chefs from New Delhi and the menu features cuisine from northern India and includes Tandoori Chicken, Kebabs, Chicken Tikka, and Nan breads. Thai and European food is also available. The restaurant is located inside the Horizon Beach Resort Hotel. Main meals start at a moderate 150 Baht.
Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante
Probably the most well-known restaurant on Phuket, Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante is located on its own private beach. Great location and excellent Italian food - Pasta, Wood-fired Pizza and seafood. Extensive Italian wine cellar. Only. Good range of authentic regional cuisine available on the menu at mid-range prices. Strip Loin Steak costs 650 baht and Spaghetti with Seafood at 290 Baht. Good range of beers and spirits available.
Toto Italian Restaurant
Located at the entrance to the Laguna Phuket complex, Toto Italian Restaurant offers traditional Italian food and Tapas. Excellent food - the restaurant is popular amongst locals and tourists. Full dinner for two (including wine) costs around 2,000. Another branch of Toto is located on Kamala Beach. Daily specials are a must.
One of Samui’s most popular restaurants, Pregois a great place to enjoy the best of Italian cuisine. Excellent range of fresh seafood dishes and homemade pastas. Pizzas is fresh from a wood-fired oven and genuinely delicious!
La Dolce Vita Restaurant & Pizzeria
An extensive Italian menu is offered by La Dolce Vita. Excellent range of salads available as well as pizza, spaghetti and homemade pasta dishes. Take your pick of pasta and choice of 17 different types of pasta sauce. Good range a wines on the wine list. Located in central Chaweng.
Gino 's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Italian fare served in a delightful bistro-style restaurant setting. An extensive menu includes pizza, pasta and meat dishes. Prices start from about 200 Baht. The restaurant has a good selection of wine.
Old Dutch Cafe and Restaurant
The Old Dutch is right at the entrance to Soi Cowboy, offering respite from the frenetic entertainment of the street’s Go-Go bars! Dutch owned, the restaurant provides authentic Dutch café ambience and offers a very reasonable menu of Dutch and other European dishes. Excellent Fish and Chips, all day breakfasts, specialist Dutch cuisine and excellent Cappuccino make the Old Dutch somewhere to spend a bit of time in rather than having a hurried meal. The restaurant has international newspapers and magazines from every corner of the world and you can play board games upstairs. To give you an idea of costs, sandwiches are around 100 Baht and salads 125 Baht. This restaurant has a well-stocked bar with local and foreign beers and spirits available. To get there the nearest MTR is Sukhumvit and the nearest BTS Asok. From both, cross Asoke Road and turn left after the Shell petrol station. It’s about 5 minutes walk and the Old Dutch is on your left.
World renowned coffee chain aims to have a Starbucks on every corner of every street in the world. By the looks of things they will soon have met that objective!
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More of a restaurant chain that focuses on coffee than a coffee shop with some food. Extensive menu supports an excellent range of coffee.
Suzuki Bar is a smaller chain with hot and cold coffees and teas with light snacks and confectionary items available.
Rapidly growing coffee outlet with emphasis on filling open spaces in department stores with coffee rather than setting fully fledged coffee shops. Great alternative for people into people watching.
BlueBarBQ Bar & Grill
One of the few Australian-theme restaurants/bars in the Kingdom, BlueBarBQ is an excellent place to meet new people and catch up on the latest rugby, cricket and ‘Australian Rules’ fixtures. Located in the heart of a leading business area, this place has become the regular haunt of Australians and many other nationalities living in Bangkok. Australian owned, BlueBarBQ offers VB ‘Stubbies’ and ‘Bundaberg’ (an EXTREMELY strong Australian rum) as well as regional beers from various parts of Australia. As the name might suggest, BlueBarBQ organizes barbeques and you can even buy barbeque equipment to take home. The bar has a large number of hostesses to serve food and drink. Free bars snacks (peanuts, etc.) are served with drinks. Barbecued Steak & Shrimp costs 480 Baht while Barbecued Steak will cost you 390 Baht.
Riley 's Pub
Located at the heart of the action around the Nana intersection, Riley’s offers a traditional Irish feel. Comfortable, air-conditioned pub and restaurant with a reasonably sized menu and a well stocked bar including well-known spirits and beers. Big screen TV shows all the top sporting fixtures upstairs. Burgers cost around 80 Baht, spirits start at 90 Baht. Nice little place to go to and escape Bangkok’s frenetic activity! Nearest BTS station is Nana.
The Irish Pub
Well know amongst Chiang Mai’s expatriate community. This is a big, spacious place, probably a bit bigger than your usually Irish pub/restaurant – perhaps best to consider as having an Irish theme. Excellent little sports bar upstairs for pub sports enthusiasts and some outdoor seating. Good range and beers and spirits in stock.
Well known amongst Chiang Mai’s expatriate community. This is a big, spacious place, probably a bit bigger than your usually Irish pub/restaurant – perhaps best to consider as having an Irish theme. Excellent little sports bar upstairs for pub sports enthusiasts and some outdoor seating. Good range and beers and spirits in stock.
Guinness comes in at 160 Baht a pint. O’Malley’s is easily accessible by public transportation. To get there by taxi ask for Anusarn’s Market and it is nearby.
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Tom Yom Gung
Located on Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road – not always regarded as best place in Bangkok for Thai food, this reputation changed with Tom Yum Gung’s arrival on the strip. Excellent food at a good price; the fact that it is always full of locals and there are actually few foreigners present indicates the quality. Obviously, Tom Yum Kung is the restaurant’s namesake and you should therefore try it – very authenticâ¦ hot and spicy. Other favourites are Yam Bra Bradu-fu (catfish fried until it’s dry and then wetted up again with a ’salad’ of mango, garlic and other ingredients in a spicy juice), Gy Pat Mit Mung Muang (chicken and cashew nuts) and Gung Gurry Nua (green beef curry). Costs are moderate. You don’t need a map - there’s a massive neon light on Khao San Road telling you where it is.
Baan Rim Pa Restaurant
In operation for more than for more than 12 years, this is probably Phuket’s most famous restaurant. Specialising in Royal Thai Cuisine, Baan Rim Pa has won numerous awards and offer genuine gastronomic delights. Located on a cliff the restaurant offers excellent views of Patong and Kalim beaches. Fresh seafood includes live lobsters – you choose which one you want to eat! Very well-stocked bar offers cocktails and wines.
Pianist plays nightly to accompany diners. Recommended by almost everyone you meet!
Larn Thong & Terrace
This is an excellent Thai food restaurant located in a first-rate hotel providing an extensive range of the more familiar Thai dishes and some surprises. As you might imagine, the sea food dishes are excellent. The restaurant has a good range of wines to accompany food. Being locate din a first-rate hotel expect first-rate hotel prices!
Cabbages and Condoms
Run by a famous former politician who is head of Thailand’s ‘Population and Community Development Association’ this is a curious combination of fine cuisine and advice on birth control! This is a spacious restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor dining, whether permitting. If you can accommodate the idea of a restaurant having birth control issues as its central theme (one of the restaurant’s bars is called the Vasectomy Bar), the Thai food here is excellent – the ‘usuals’ like Tom Yum Gung readily available on an extensive menu with excellently stocked bar. Very strangely, free condoms are available and condoms from every part of the world provide decoration! Weird, but wonderful! The nearest BTS station is Asok and Sukhumvit the nearest MRT station.
Raya Thai Cuisine
Set in an old Chinese house Raya Thai Cuisine is recognized and being one of the best Thai restaurants on the island of Phuket. This large, airy, restaurant is styled to allow indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting). The food is definitely Phuket’s local stance on Thai cuisine – a might more fiery than you could be used to, so be warned! As you might imagine on this island, Raya Thai Cuisine offers mouthwatering Thai seafood dishes made from the freshest seafood available! Despite the quality, prices are not going to break the bank – one of the staple dishes coming in at between 150 and 200 baht. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Thai on 4
‘Thai on 4’ is probably one of the more ‘nouveau’ establishments as reflected by its cuisine – an ever-changing selection of specials painstakingly developed by Khun Sisamon Kongpan - a Thai food expert who has been in print and on television. The restaurants décor is as ‘nouveau’ as the cuisine so this one Thai restaurant that is not attempting pacify the traditional image of a Thai food restaurant, although traditional dishes are available. Surprisingly, dishes are not expensive, coming in at around 180-200 Baht each. A genuinely different Thai food experience.
Whole Earth Restaurant
As you can imagine by the name, the Whole Earth Restaurant specializes in high-quality health food. Located very near the Night Bazaar, Whole Earth not only excels in producing some excellent dishes, its location and décor are excellent (the building is an old Thai house with a large old-fashioned dining room set in a big garden) and the service is cheerful and efficient. The menu is not just restricted to Thai food – there are a couple of Indian dishes alongside some vegetarian dishes. Although a health food restaurant, you can still get alcoholic drinks including wine, but the range of fruit juices and ‘smoothie’ on offer are really nice. Moderately priced; very nice restaurant!
The Riverside Bar and Restaurant
The Riverside Bar and Restaurant offers an extremely nice setting – you can see Doi Suthep from here and catch views of the River Ping. However, the food might take you mind off the surroundings – genuinely excellent! Indoor or outdoor dining available, as is a dining on a boat trip which ambles along the river. The Thai food is probably the best, but the menu offers European dishes alongside vegetarian fare. Well-stocked bar available offering local and foreign beers, spirits and wines. Well worth hunting this place out if you are nearby.
White Lotus Restaurant & Bar
The White Lotus Restaurant & Bar is very much an ‘activities’ restaurant, designed as a place for locals, expatriates, and frequent travelers to Chiang Mai to meet and have a good time. Good selection of Thai dishes at moderate prices (Spicy and Sour Crispy Fish Soup comes in at 50 Baht or 90 Baht; Hot Thai Curry with Chicken or Pork or Beef comes in at 65 Baht or 100 Baht. However, the restaurant now has an equally extensive menu of staple foreign dishes. A covered patio allows outdoor dining. Well stocked bar includes local and foreign beers, wines and spirits. This is a fun place where people like to meet up. The fact that this restaurant has its own darts team will give you an idea of where they are coming from!
Able to cater for more than 400 people, Savoey Seafood is a spacious restaurant specializing in Thai seafood dishes. Excellent service compliments the excellent food. Indoor and outdoor dining available; live seafood in tanks – you can choose what you eat! One of the better places on Phuket, if not in Thailand.
Kafe Bar and Restaurant
Kafe Bar and Restaurant has an excellent Thai menu complimented by a reasonably extensive European menu. This place has excellent, friendly service, great décor and ambience. Particularly nice ornaments from a variety of regions adorn the interior. Despite its traditional feel, they play modern music and have cable TV.
Thainaan Restaurant is in Phuket Town and housed in a traditional teak-wood building. The restaurant has an extensive menu of Thai cuisine (80-90 dishes) specializing in the usual range Thai seafood dishes alongside some regional dishes. The menu also extends to Chinese and Japanese dishes, and their restaurants main dining room (Srivichai Theatrical Dining Room) offers Thai classical dancing while you eat. This restaurant is moderately priced and good value.
The Good View
The Good View provides just thatâ¦ a good view! This restaurant is located near the Ping River and you can check out Doi Suthep and the surrounding peaks from here. Given its location, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining.Â There is an extremely wide range of Thai foods available on the menu; many dishes local ro Chiang Mai also available. The restaurant has a well-stocked bar and live bands to listen to in the evenings.Â
Bai Fern Restaurant serves excellent Thai cuisine with a complimentary range of international dishes. Housed in a wooden building with a fresh, natural décor, customers enjoy soft lighting and scrumptious food. Live bands play current favorites in the evening. Not the cheapest restaurant in town, nor one of the more expensive, but certainly one of the best. Within walking distance of the main shopping areas so pretty convenient if you want to miss the mid-day sun! Ok Gai (chicken curry with lemongrass) is particularly good here.
Sunflower Café offers an eclectic range of local dishes alongside western and European dishes. Great environment for a meal – comfortable surroundings and friendly staff make for a very pleasant experience. Of course the food is the star of the show – Gy Pat Mit Muanh Muan (chicken and cashew nuts) a particular favorite. A full meal will cost in the 400 Baht range. The restaurant is located near the lake.
Le Royal Meridien Baan Taling Ngam
This is an exquisite restaurant serving royal Thai cuisine prepared to the high standards you would expect from one of the world’s top hotel chains. Both indoor and outdoor dining available; as are traditional Thai cushions or Western-style tables. Also nightly entertainment provided by classical Thai musicians and dancers. All round excellence!
The Dining Room
Related to the SITCA Thai cookery school, the Dining Room is very probably the best Thai restaurant on Koh Samui. A variety of dishes from a number of Thai regions are on the menu, but being on an island the seafood dishes are the best – superb fresh fish cooked to perfection. The restaurant has a well stocked bar with local and foreign beers, wines and spirits. Well worth a visit!
Admiral 's Pub & Restaurant
The Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant offers Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Thai and English food in a large converted wood panel Thai house. Danish owned, this is a great place for some Scandinavian food (meatballs, steaks and other meat dishes). The restaurant has a very well-stocked bar featuring local and foreign beer, wines and spirits.Â Wednesdays and Saturdays see an ‘all-you-can-eat’ barbeque which costs 395 Baht with a salad. Regular menu prices include Smoked Salmon for around 150 Baht and Cheeseburger for around 100 Baht. This place has a couple of other outlets around Thailand (Hua Hin and Jomtien).
Beach Road Soi 13
Genuine Scandinavian restaurant and pub geared toward relaxation - pool tables, TV, videos, music and a host of Scandinavian newspapers always on location! Food includes Saturday Special Buffet Night from 20:00 onwards featuring an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Pig Roast buffet. Located on Beach Road, between Soi 13 and Soi Yamato – very near the action if you are here to sample the nightlife!
Taketei Japanese Resturant
Owner Mr. Hashimoto has created one of the best Japanese restaurants in Bangkok on Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road. Open from 11:30-01:00, the restaurant’s menu boasts moderately priced Sushi Sets (around 200 Baht) and Steak Sets at around 140 Baht. An air-conditioned restaurant, with a very relaxing atmosphere, Taketei is the real thing and often full of Japanese travellers. Taketei - very good food at an affordable price.
Excellent Japanese dining with the level of quality (and prices) you might expect of a world-class hotel chain. Edogin features a wide ranging a la carte menu alongside sushi and sashimi sets. Private rooms are available, although the restaurant itself is comfortable enough. Located near the Krungthep Bridge on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River.
Kacho is a rooftop Japanese restaurant on the 37th floor of the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in Bangkok. This is one of the best views in Bangkok and compliments excellent Japanese cuisine perfectly. Full range of Japanese dishes with some surprises in the menu. Prices match a Japanese restaurant in a top quality hotel. Well worth a visit to sample the food and take in the night sights. Â Â Â
Kamon Japanese Restaurant
Kamon Japanese Restaurant specialises in Matsuzaka Beef a Japanese ‘art form’ that creates incredibly tender bright red meat with white marbling which melts in the mouth! Typical Matsuzaka dishes are Grilled Matsuzaka Beef with Japanese Pepper, or Matsuzaka Teppanyaki. This is a fairly unique Japanese restaurant, especially for a hotel, so well worth hunting out if the opportunity occurs. The nearest BTS station is Phaya Thai.Â
Located opposite Tradewinds Resort and reportedly Koh Samui’s only Japanese restaurant, Sushi 2 serves just about every type of sushi alongside a host of other Japanese dishes (including Hamashi and Tako). Well decked out in traditional Japanese décor, this place is well worth the visit if you are in the area.
Hayashi Japanese Restaurant
This hotel-based Japanese restaurant has a good range of Japanese cuisine on the menu alongside set lunchtime menus and ala carte menu for relaxing lunches and dinners. The food on offer is both traditional and contemporary and the ambience good.
Irasshai Japanese Restaurant
This is one of the main places to come if you are looking for sushi or soba in Chiang Mai. Air-conditioned restaurant with authentic Japanese bamboo furniture, Irasshai offers all of the dishes you might expect of a quality Japanese restaurant, and more. Sashimi, Tempura – it’s all there on the menu for your pleasure! Japanese beer is available at 120 a can as is Sake at the same price. A variety of specials and sets are generally available. Great place to visit if you have the chance.
Todai Japanese Restaurant
Todai Japanese Restaurant serves authentic Japanese cuisine in a relaxing setting. A lighthouse-style restaurant, Todai offers the usual range of Japanese fare you might expect of a quality Japanese restaurant, and much more besides.
Hagi Japanese Restaurant
Hagi Japanese Restaurant offers a dazzling menu of Japanese cuisine in a great environment. A lot of attention has been paid to both décor and food. The restaurant features a number of paintings that set the mood for your meal. There is also an internal fountain and a mini ‘Zen Garden’. A substantial extensive ala-carte menu and sets and specials serve to Hagi Japanese Restaurant the best Japanese Restaurant on Samui.
Otawa Japanese Restaurant
In operation for nearly a decade, Otowa is a very well known restaurant on Phuket and well regarded for the quality of its food it serves. An extensive menu with the usual range of Japanese fare you might expect is complimented by Japanese-French Fusion cuisine. Simple black and white décor makes the experience complete. A very classy restaurant with ocean views, sunsets and the sounds of the sea lapping the shore. What more could you ask for?
Miraku offers an excellent range of Japanese dishes, both traditional and house specialities. The restaurant offers authentic Japanese surroundings and friendly, efficient service. Miraku has a wide variety of sets available alongside extensive a la carte. The restaurant has a well-stocked bar with local and Japanese favourites. Open daily from 11:30 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 22:30.
Nabe-Ya is a world-class Japanese restaurant representing the quality of the world-class hotel group who runs it. Wide range of sushi and sesame offered on an ala carte menu alongside a wide range of sets and specials. Prices match the quality on offer!
Located on the 3rd floor of Sofitel Silom Bangkok, Nika-I Japanese restaurant offers a good range of Japanese food alongside some Japanese dishes with a European slant. The restaurant has its own Sake bar, a Sunday Brunch and an evening happy hour! What more could you ask for?
Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok
Takumi is a contemporary Japanese restaurant which pushes the envelope as far as Japanese cuisine is concerned. Thematic dishes are produced to express some very new movements in Japanese food. This is another restaurant housed in a world-class hotel and Takumi offers world-class quality and comparable prices. All round excellence.
Chesa Swiss Restaurant
A full-on authentic Swiss restaurant in the heart of Bangkok, Chesa is a great place to chill out and relax over lunch or dinner. The restaurant specializes in a range of national and regional Swiss dishes all prepared by an expatriate Swiss chef. Dishes include Cold Roast Beef with French Fries and Tartar Sauce, Spinach-ricotta Ravioli with Tomato Sauce and Pan-fried Trout Fillet with Capers and Baby Potatoes. A set lunch with desert comes in at around 240 Baht. The restaurant provides an excellent choice of Swiss wines - Fendant Du Valais 2002, Cave St-Pierre costing 1,450 a bottle. A good location and excellent décor add to the excellent dining experience. For private functions, Chesa offers rooms able to cater for up to 24 people. Great restaurant is Swiss food is your thing.
Swiss Corner Bangkok
A little bit out of the way, but probably worth the effort to get there. Swiss Corner Bangkok lies a little out of the city on the Ramkamhaeng Road to Minburi. Daniel Bachmann, the restaurant’s manager, has created a charming little restaurant with an authentic Swiss style and lots of authentic Swiss decorations. The Swiss Corner menu offers fondues with speciality homemade fondue sauces, soups, salads, meat dishes and desserts. The restaurant also stocks Swiss wines and beers. Prices are reasonable - Spinach Ravioli with Crème costs 200 Baht while Fish Filet with Tartar Sauce and Salted Potatoes costs 220 Baht.
Swiss Food & Boulevard Cafe Bistro
Located in the heart of Pattaya, Swiss Food & Boulevard Cafe Bistro offers a good choice of traditional Swiss dishes alongside a range of European staples. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until midnight, the restaurant prices are very reasonable – a salad buffet and the soup is included with every main course over 170 Baht. Quite a big restaurant, they feature Swiss specialities and Swiss wines. Good place to visit if you are in the area.
Café Swiss Restaurant
Right in the heart if the central business district of Bangkok, this restaurant claims to be the ‘Finest Traditional Swiss Fare Served in Asia’. Café Swiss Restaurant offers an impressive Breakfast Buffet with fresh Bircher-Muesli. Their lunch and dinner menu includes Cheese Fondue, Raclette and Bourguignome Fondues. Meats are Australian Beef and New Zealand Lamb. Desserts include a unique Swiss Chocolate Fondue. The nearest BTS station is Saladaeng. The restaurant is situated in a first-class hotel so expect appropriate pricing!
May Kaidee offers traditional Thai vegetarian cuisine available at the heart of Bangkok’s traveller area. Provincial Thai dishes are available alongside Western and Chinese dishes. Excellent range of fruit shakes, herbal drinks and teas on offer. Low prices and friendly service promised – most dishes are in the 40-50 Baht range. Beer is available as are soft drinks.
Great little hideaway for quiet conversation and great vegetarian food, this restaurant opens 10:00-21:30 and offers a great rangeÂ of Thai and other vegetarian dishes. Really tricky to get to but excellent cuisine at very reasonable prices make the effort worthwhile – a meal will cost in the region of 120-150 Baht per person. Closes Wednesdays.
Another tricky one to get to that might be worth the effort if you have the time, Healthy Pan is a reasonably priced vegetarian restaurant that uses soy to create a lot of savory dishes that approximate the taste of meat. Air-conditioned and comfortable, if a little small, Healthy Pan has a range of delicious desserts and fruit juices to choose from. The restaurant opens Monday to Saturday 08:00-20:00.
Aum Vegetarian Restaurant
Located near to Tha Pae Gate, Aum Vegetarian Restaurant offers the usual range of dishes you might expect from a quality establishment. Excellently prepared dishes at very reasonable prices make this restaurant a draw for locals and visitors. Well worth a visit.
The Vegetarian Cottage
The Vegetarian Cottage has been open for well over a decade and during this time perfected the art of vegetarian cooking. The restaurant is a little way out in northern Bangkok, and it can be difficult to find – the nearest BTS is Mochit and the nearest MRT is Chatuhcak. Ask the taxi “Chock Chai Ruam Mit’ and it is about 5-10 minutes down the road on your left (depending on traffic). Once the adventure finding the place is over, you will find the Vegetarian Cottage offers an excellent range of Thai and International vegetarian dishes. Opens daily.
Five Stars Vegetarian Food
Probably more noted for its seafood restaurants, Pattaya is also home to Five Stars Vegetarian Food – a choice vegetarian restaurant offering a wealth of excellently prepared vegetarian dishes. Everything on the menu is fresh and if the menu does not have what you need, tell them and they will see what they can do. Beers and soft drinks available. Opens 11:00 to 15:00 and 17:00 to 23:00.
Thip Vegetarian Restaurant
Another vegetarian restaurant only a stone’s throw from Tha Pae gate, Thip Vegetarian Restaurant offers a fine selection of Vegetarian Thai dishes. Perfectly cooked and scrumptious dishes come in at very reasonable prices. If you are a vegetarian (or even if you are not), this place is well worth a visit.
The Uncle Ho
As Vietnamese Restaurants in Bangkok go this is one of the better known, and set in a first-rate hotel you can expect equivalent quality (and prices!). Located on the 4th floor of the hotel, the restaurant offers the full range of Vietnamese cuisine in excellent surroundings. The hotel is conveniently placed near Prom-Pong BTS Station near Banjasiri Park/ the Emporium. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
As you might imagine, as part of the Dusit Group, Thien Duong is a top class Vietnamese restaurant. Every aspect of Vietnamese cuisine is covered here, and they also take orders that are off the menu. A few sets are available for the budget minded (especially Friday and Saturday evening); bear in mind that this restaurant has rates equivalent to that you might imagine at a first-class hotel! Menu includes Deep-fried Whole Flounder Fish with Toasted Peanuts and Lemongrass Dip and Brochettes of Cured Beef in “Good King Henry” Leaves. The nearest BTS is Saladaeng and the nearest MRT Lumpini. OpensÂ daily 11:30 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00.
Le Danang Vietnamese provides authentic Vietnamese cuisine – this is probably Bangkok’s best-known Vietnamese restaurant and has received numerous awards to prove it popularity. The whole spread of numerous exotic Vietnamese on offer – fresh, natural and good for you! The restaurant opens 11:30 to 14:30 hrs and 18:00 to 22:30.
Saigon restaurant offers a range of top-flight Vietnamese dishes in excellent authentic surroundings. All dishes are prepared by expatriate Vietnamese chefs. This restaurant is in the Asia Hotel – a top class hotel with equivalent prices. This restaurant is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The restaurant opens 11.30 to 14.30 and 18.00 to 22.30.
Pho Viengchane is located in Chiang Mai city. The restaurant offers the best authentic Vietnamese food in the area. Run as a family concern, Pho Viengchane restaurant is highly regarded for its warm and friendly ambience. However, that is certainly not the only appeal – the food is superb. Fresh and delicately prepared, Pho Viengchane offers a perfect example of how Vietnamese food can at once be mouth-wateringly delicious and good for you. The full range of Vietnamese dishes are available on the menu.
Je t’aime Vietnamese
In operation since 1994, this Phuket Restaurant serves wonderful Vietnamese cuisine alongside a complimentary range of Thai dishes. The restaurant offers an excellent standard of food on a menu that includes Shrimp/Pork Spring Rolls and Fried Minced Shrimp on Sugar Cane Roots. You should try this place if you get the chance.
Le Gong Kum
This is yet another great little Vietnamese restaurant in Chiang Mai. The restaurant has an excellent menu including some imaginative noodle dishes that are both traditional and a little out of the ordinary – fresh and nutritious. Opens 07:00 to 21:00.Â Â Â Â
Despite not being in central Bangkok, people are keen to travel to Mori Grill for its excellent food, especially its Japanese buffet (lunch and dinner). The ala carte menu offers a number of authentic Japanese dishes with special emphasis on Teppanyaki, Sashimi and Sushi. The restaurant has private ‘Tatami’ rooms available for groups. Well worth a visit – it has a very authentic Japanese atmosphere.
Lunch 399 , Dinner 449 . Accept all major cards.
Open daily: Lunch 11.30 – 14.30 h; Dinner 18.00 – 22.30 h
Confusion offers a superb blend of eastern and western culinary mastery. The award-winning ‘fusion’ restaurant offers an entirely unique menu in an authentic ‘Mediterranean’ atmosphere. Specialty dishes include Thai-style Ostrich with black peppers and Grilled Salmon in White Wine Sauce. The restaurant also has a carefully chosen wine list compiled to fully complement the cuisine. Experimental excellence!
Credit card: V/MC
Home Delivery: (02)2584237
Monday to Saturday
Dinner 6.00 to 11.00pm
Opening soon for lunches
Trader Vic’s is a very well-known restaurant in Bangkok and serves a blend of cuisines that combined are loosely termed “Polynesian”. The food here is especially good and very suited for the local environment. The menu offers a number of enticingly different dishes, many prepared in the restaurant’s ‘wood oven’. Trader Vic’s has a fully stocked bar and offers an excellent range of cocktails. The restaurant has a regular Sunday Jazz Brunch that should not be missed.
Sunday Brunch: 11.30-15.00
Credit cards: all major cards
Located upstairs on Sukhumvit 39 complex in central Bangkok, A I’etage specializes in ‘haute cuisine’ and has an extensive provincial menu. The exquisite food is accompanied by an extensive wine list chosen specially to complement the dishes available. The restaurant opens in the evening and has no lunchtime menu. The dinner menu offers a la carte selections renowned for their delicacy. The restaurant offers an extensive range of deserts and aperitifs. Open 18.00-22.30
Suan Kularb is a popular Thai restaurant with contemporary Thai décor food at affordable prices. The extensive menu covers an intriguing range of dishes. Food is served fresh and exquisitely prepared. At lunchtime the restaurant serves Dim Sum to local office workers who make the most of Suan Kularb’s ample parking facilities.
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Open: Mon-Fri 11.00-14.00, 16.30-23.00 Sat, Sum & holidays: 11-23.00
Baan Rim Naam
Excellent restaurant providing Thai cuisine from very authentic traditional recipes prepared to absolute perfection. All manner of provincial Thai dishes are available on the menu, from the expected to the very much unexpected. Excellent views of the Chaophaya River available from tables. The restaurant has a well-stocked bar with local and foreign wines, spirits and beers. Open from 11.00 to 24.00m, the average price of a meal is 500 for 2 people.
Located in the Conrad Hotel, the award winning 87 – Italian offers a very contemporary angle on exquisite Italian cuisine. Music and dancing are order of the day at this club-based restaurant. The restaurant opens 18.00 to 02.00.
Blue Elephant Cooking School & restaurant
This restaurant is so good it offers lessons on how to prepare excellent Thai cuisine! The 100-year old building the restaurant is located in adds tremendously to the authenticity of this establishment – strange then that it is part of a world wide Belgium-based restaurant chain! The menu offers ‘Royal Thai’ cuisine and many of your old favorites are there to enjoy (next to some you are likely to have never heard of but might be worth trying). Open for business between 11:30 and 14:30 (lunch) and 18:30 and 22:30 (dinner), this is an excellent choice for those looking for the real deal!
Café @ 2
Somewhere between buffet and al a carte, you look around piles of wonderful ingredients that are cooked into scrumptious dishes before your very eyes. They are open from 06:00 to 24:00 and so there’s breakfast (560 Baht), lunch (610 Baht) and Dinner (750 Baht) to be had alongside weekend Brunch (750 Baht). Well worth experiencing. To get there get off the BTS and walk down Wireless Road – you will see All Seasons Place/Conrad Hotel on your left (look for a BMW showroom).
BTS station: ploenchit
The Deli House
The Deli House provides you home-made deli and bakery with ready to eat meals such as Double Ham Sandwich, Pork Stew Pasta or Ceasar Salad. They also serve freshly brewed coffee and prepare fresh fruit smoothies. They have a good range of coffees available including French Arabica and Thai Robusta. Dishes include Deli Salad, Spicy Deli Steak, and Pork Lasagna. A great place for a bite to eat!
The Queen Victoria Inn
Just 50 metres from Pattaya Beach, the Queen Victoria Inn is a pub, restaurant and hotel all in one. Easily positioned near all major attractions and entertainment and shopping areas, the ’Queen Vic’ offers traditional English food and an excellently stocked bar. Facilities include a large TV screen showing sporting events, particularly the English Premier Football League on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Queen Vicoria Inn
Our new Chiang Mai venue with British-style public house and restaurant, offering an extensive menu, a wide range of English and Irish draught beers, and We can guarantee a warm Olde English style welcome in a traditional pub atmosphere, with hotel facilities, accommodation in one of our air-conditioned rooms, in the heart of Chiang Mai.
Thai-European foods and bar
.A new Restaurant and Bar, run and owned by an English man, with Thai chefs serving Thai food, seafood and also European food. Overlooking the Night Bazaar in Anuran Market, there is an open air sitting area or inside you can watch sport on a large, plasma TV. Set. We serve local Thai Beer, cocktails and spirits. Our highly trained chefs specialise in Sea foods, Thai food, and also European food. You are assured of a good meal, and our kitchen is visible for all to see, - hygiene is of great importance. We also stock a large selection of Wines from all over the world for you to enjoy with your meal. We pride ourselves that most people, once they find us, come back more then once. So why not come and enjoy a candle-lit dinner with us. Inter-net services are available.
B-ok Restaurant & Bar
Sawadee, welcome to B-ok restaurant and bar in Bangkok. We offer an organic Bali atmosphere to enjoy Issan/Thai food. Our chef prepares savory, spicy, tangy, sweet, and salty dishes that are priced right to fill the table with enough Thai food to feed an army. We have a big screen TV for catching the game.