Why we love it: There’s a sense of playfulness within every aspect of Gaggan, from the enchanted white wood house staffed by flirtatious and well-informed staff who add to the pleasantly casual vibe, to the fine Indian dishes’ modern gastronomic twists. But all the liquid nitrogen and foam in the world is worth naught if the flavors don’t work, and this is where Gaggan really shines.
The menu: The signage here says “progressive Indian” but that’s an understatement. The food being offered up by chef Gaggan is much more than that.
What to eat: There are plenty of surprises, especially if you go for the blind degustation menu (B1,600 per person)—like the use of freshwater clams in the bowl-lickingly good Konkani curry or the palate-cleansing (and boozy) nitrogen-frozen pina colada.
What to drink: Bottles of their house beer, Inedit (B600).
68/1 Soi Lang Suan, 02-652-1700. Open daily 11:30am-2pm, 6-11pm. BTS Ratchadamri.