The izakaya-style Teraoka Gyoza boasts of its seven-time gyoza champion from Gyoza Stadium in Tokyo, who serves specialties including dishes like sudachi gyoza (chicken gyoza with black pepper and lime juice dip, B179), mentai cheese gyoza (chicken gyoza topped with cheese and fish roe sauce, B229...
The old town revival continues with the opening of Swayday located near the Giant Swing, a chill new spot open daily from 10am-midnight. Already gaining a hot following among bikers and coffee lovers, the two-story restaurant is decorated in a modern loft style and serves Thai-inter dishes from...
With unlimited alfresco dining options from a leafy garden under the stars and graceful pavilions to the open-air terrace overlooking the river, outdoor-loving diners have it good at this spacious restaurant. Its lip-smacking Thai food is a big bonus. Don’t forget the mosquito repellent.
Chill out in the air-conditioned section with acoustic music from the house band or grab an alfresco table if you want to chitchat. KTV rooms upstairs, but if you want to sing the night away you will have to book in advance as this place is almost always full of university students enjoying the...
The name pretty much spells it out. You get all your meaty favorites fresh off the grill plus a fully equipped bar with different deals every day. Head there between 4-7pm for their happy hour—Heineken and Tiger are B69/pint while cocktails are buy-one-get-one free. You also get wireless...
Five-star hotel Four Seasons' Thai restaurant serves up local specialties in a decor befitting its name: spices overflow from burlap bags or are piled into small wooden shelves. The house specialties include crispy rice crackers with minced pork dip and fried beef with chili and fresh basil.
The closure of the original Silom branch left many customers in shock, but fortunately this canteen-like cookshop is soon-to-open in a new location out at Talingchan. Despite the trek, we’ll definitely be heading out to the place that for 60 years has been serving fusion dishes, long before...
The buzz: Sanriku’s Japanese owners aim to lure in their compatriots with classic sushi they claim is made for the Japanese palate, all served up in the usual wood setting. Tucked in the soi next to Terminal 21, it’s also open till 2am, making it a convenient and affordable place for a...
DJ 4Players spins retro funk and afro beats alongside the founder and organizer of the “Chino Latino” parties in Shanghai, DJ Elnomo.
Taniyan is one of the few restaurants that can be called “authentic Japanese.” It has a very comforting atmosphere of bamboo furniture and small round tables with cushioned seats. The store ships over sashimi from Japan every two weeks, so its quality and freshness is guaranteed. 
Sweet Pista, which has moved to Green Connect in Soi Sawasdee, makes for a perfect hideaway from the frenzy of the city. Though the place is smaller than the previous address (only about 20 seats), it still draws plenty of hungry diners even on ordinary weeknights. They come for the homey ambience-...
Formerly known as Whiskey Mist, the corner of Thong Lor Soi 10 is now Wine Republic, another hot spot among neighborhood area. The management remains the same; the just wanted to their previously dancey place to be more chill. Numbers of wooden dining tables are filled all over the indoor and...
Tidlom benefits from its prime location, right at the mouth of the soi, adjacent to the Tops supermarket. Set in a building next to a multi-story car park, the tree-covered venue offers two zones: the sunken alfresco and the slightly cramped interior, filled with lots of brightly colored sofas....
La VIE is the revamped 11/F restaurant of VIE Hotel. Previously more of a buffet place, the restaurant is now back to doing a la carte and multi-course set menus. Headed by Chef Supat Chinsangtip, the kitchen cooks up French classics, such as housesmoked duck breast with parsnip puree (B500),...
710-712 Mahachai Rd., Wang Burapha, 02-225-9079, 02-221-4749, www.sblrestaurant.com. Open daily 8am-10pm. Sor Bor Lor has been serving Taechew food for 53 years. Originally it was called Somboon Larb, but its Chinese regulars couldn’t pronounce the name, so the owner helped them out by...
The buzz: Shio is shaking up Bangkok’s Japanese food scene with a menu dedicated mostly to yoshoku (Japanese interpretations of Western food developed in the Meiji era). Right after graduating from law school, one of the owners, Yada Ruangsukudom, enrolled...
The buzz: The folks behind Cosmic Café have revamped and reopened the former Jet bar under a new name Sonic; and the debut party with Dudesweet has already created an indie vibe for the joint.The décor: A warehouse, bare and raw, with naked bulbs over the bar and metal pipes along the rafters....
Overlooking Rama VIII Bridge, this wins the best view prize and has great Thai food to match.
Ari
Again proving Bangkokians’ ongoing love of themed venues, Teddy Bar & Bistro focuses on teddy bears and lots of them. Grab a table right next to the window looking out onto Soi Ari Samphan, order some Thai-inter fusion dishes such as spaghetti namprik ong (chili paste with pork, B180),...
The buzz: Run by the same team as Cafe de Tu, this elegant and spacious restaurant has a striking position on the second floor overlooking the BTS and an equally striking American hunting lodge styledecor, while the food focuses on classic Western dishes, backed up by a creative drink...
Superbdog
Right by BTS Nana, Superbdog (BTS Nana, Soi 8 entrance, 087-093-9646) is a new kiosk that promises authentic-tasting New York-style hotdogs. Using premium quality pork and beef frankfurters, this tiny food stall keeps things simple with its All Beef Hotdog (B85) and Premium Pork Dog (B55), served...
This small, compact, two-story wine shop is the only place (for now at least) that uses imported cutting edge technology to preserve their wine by the glass. You can choose between a taster, half glass or full glass before you select your bottle of choice. Become a member and you get a 5% discount...
This cavernous place is a sports lovers paradise with countless screens dotted throughout the main room. Off to one side, you’ll find pool tables. Scantily clad waitresses perhaps explain the high percentage of men that frequent this joint, that, plus the hearty international menu and the all...
Set in a pleasantly peaceful, grassy compound this actor-owned restaurant dishes out Thai fusion recipes like spicy peanut calamari or spring pad Thai with sea prawn. The spacious all-white house charms with its modern minimalist décor. On a cool day, snag a seat out on its large green lawn. Don...
Offering a new place to hang out, enjoy a cup of coffee and take a few Instagram snaps, Son’s Studio & Foto Fe’ takes things to a whole new level of vintage. Decked out with antique items and DIY crafts—think empty frames hanging on brick walls, giant sofas and a mounted deer...
The vast buffet reflects the hotel’s main standalone restaurants—that means Italian from Rossini’s, Thai from Basil, and seafood from The Living Room. There’s also a selection of sushi and some Indian dishes. We love the choice of desserts, particularly the chocolates. The...
GOJA
Nestled inside a sub soi off Sukhumvit Soi 71 (Behind MaxValu), just a few minutes' walk from BTS Phra Khanong, the new gallery is set in a renovated old shophouse boasting a clean and very cool Japanese feel. GOJA's two plain white walls are lined with art pieces, while the minimally...