The restaurants we ranked out of ★★★★★ this month. 

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This month's batch of reviews (ranked from from high to low below) took us to under-the-radar Lebanese restaurant Al Rawche; Aussie brunch hotspot Freebird, Charoenkrung's effortlessly cool izakaya, Jua; a cheaper introduction to Persian food, Mohsen; Phrom Phong's buzzing seafood specialist, Pesca; Yen Akat's jack of all trades, Infusion; Asoke's Mexican establishment, Slanted Taco; rooftop ribs specialist SpareParts; and Siam's hidden sushi spot, Tatsumi. Read on.

 

Al Rawche ★★★★

 

"In Al Rawche, we’ve found a Lebanese food contender worthy of taking on its popular compatriot, Beirut."

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Freebird ★★★★

 

"Freebird is the grown-up culmination of every brunch-leaning, warm-wood-festooned, daytime-friendly dining trend that has swept over Bangkok in the past three years."

 

 

Jua ★★★★

 

"Upmarket but wallet-friendly; concise but creative; artsy and effortlessly cool."

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Mohsen Restaurant ★★★

 

"This Silom restaurant is the city's cheaper introduction to Persian food."

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Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro ★★★

 

"Mediterranean seafood specialist Pesca comes from the same team as Phrom Phong’s flashy, smash-hit bistro, Cocotte. That lineage is already playing well in its favor, with a dining room that, on the last Saturday we visited, was fully booked bar the outside terrace."

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Infusion Eatery & Bar ★★

 

"Infusion’s menu of dry-aged beef burgers, seafood-heavy pasta, sticky ribs and dry ice-spewing cocktails are proving bonafide crowd pullers compared to the always sadly-empty French bistro, Le Petit Zinc, that it has replaced." 

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Slanted Taco ★★

 

"Bangkok’s Mexican dining scene is always a topic of raging debate. Some say La Monita. Others say Missing Burro. No one says Slanted Taco." 

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SpareParts ★★

 

"SpareParts nails the vibe, and on the surface is doing a lot of things right, but the food is lacking any of the moreish flavors that’s made American barbecue one of the world’s great cuisines."

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Tatsumi ★★

 

"Tatsumi doesn’t really offer much that isn’t done better at second-tier sushi names like Sushi Mori or Sushi Hiro, lending the plethora of all-you-can-eat and half-price deals a certain air of desperation."

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