The buzz: This new restaurant occupies two blocks of the busy Marketplace Thonglor and ticks all the relevant boxes to make it a chic hangout, from the stylish collection of partners to the industrial decor. The food focuses on easy, comforting fusion dishes and is backed up by an extensive drink...
The 30-year-old Baan Pee Lek is a bit remote but it’s totally worth making the trek to sample its delicious Thai food. Set in a house in a sub soi (you might want to call for directions), its atmosphere is simply adorable: vintage wooden furniture, lots of framed photos on the walls, a grand...
Despite its elevated, fine-dining sister, The Library by Water Library, is a new modern brasserie serving food that’s extremely comforting. Breakfast dishes include the eggs benedict crab cake (B210) and brioche French toast with chocolate ganache (B220, they open at 9am Mon-Fri and 8am Sat-...
The buzz: Margo Calderazzo was the owner of Italian restaurant Calderazzo Bistro in Langsuan for about 12 years before the venue was bought by the Watermark Group. Now, he’s back with another homey Italian restaurant, this time in a more accessible location in Thonglor.  The décor:...
Cloud 47 | Bangkok
The buzz: Set atop Silom’s United Tower, multi-sectioned pub and restaurant Cloud 47 offers more choice than most rooftop venues across Bangkok, yet has a distinctly Thai flavor. Here, there’s space enough for some 500 people in either the laidback beer garden or more luxe wine zone....
The buzz: Sat in Niu’s Concerto’s old space, 661 Silom is the new baby of the team behind Le Beaulieu, meaning you now have another fine-dining restaurant to try. Boasting a sophisticated interior, a fancy Champagne lounge called Meet and a steakhouse, Meat, on the 2/F, 661 certainly...
The casual and cute Tuu Gub Kao could well be the ideal neighborhood Thai restaurant. It serves up classic Thai dishes with no MSG like guay tiew nuea sub (fried noodles with minced Ko Khun beef, B150) and moo kluk foon (Northeastern-style deep-fried pork, B100) just made to go with cold...
Quince | Bangkok
Quince has stayed true to the concepts it first pioneered in Bangkok when it opened two years ago, albeit under a different chef: casual European food that’s light, fresh and bright (meaning local and seasonal) served in portions that encourage sharing and eschew the formality of a...
Riding into downtown, Fins Fins Cafe has all the hallmarks of a cute wooden Japanese-style cafe. But as one of the owners is also a Japanese surfer, the place is littered with surfing gear, including Stream Trail waterproof bags for sale. The comfort food covers tom yam (B150), omu rice (B130-...
Kabocha Sushi is taking the ongoing sushi craze to Ladprao. Set in a bright yellow building, the restaurant serves up your typical rolls, sushi and sashimi with popular choices including gunkan (uni, otoro and ikura sushi, B300), sashimi set A (B1,250) and foie gras sushi (B200). The affordable...
Katsu Shin is our new favorite spot for katsu, those deep-fried breaded pork cutlets our Japanese friends are so enamored with. It’s also versatile enough to be good for both a quick lunch (service is super fast) or a marathon drinking session. With its dark wood, narrow shophouse location,...
The popular local casual clothing store A Laboratory at Chatujak just opened its own cafe in Ramkamhaeng, under the name A Laboratory Begins. The tiny cafe serves up many dishes from bangers and mash (B85) to tonkatsu ramen (B65) and tortilla chips with salsa (B65). Wash it down with coffee (B35),...
The buzz: Set in the former Print Bar, across from Eight Thonglor, Bangers is all about hot dogs. Run by the man behind Brew Beers & Ciders and HOBs, Chris Foo, and his partner, David Stanton, the restaurant’s two-page menu also spans sausages, shakes and beer for those looking for a pre-...
Located in Thonglor's clubbing hub Arena 10, Sway is a bar to hit before partying it up on the weekends. That's not too say you can’t go there on weekdays. Putting the emphasis on Western bar favorites, the main draw is undoubtedly the chicken wings (B150 for 6 pieces)--in 22 flavors...
An old shophouse in Yaowarat has been renovated into a tapas bar, El Chiringuito. Just properly opened at the start of February, the new venue boasts a charming retro ambience courtesy of reclaimed wooden furniture, classic sewing tables, old posters and an adorable chalkboard menu. Owned by...
One of our favorite Japanese-style cozy cafes, Library (Rama 9 and behind Emporium), has opened their third branch right next to Villa Market on Sukhumvit Road. This tiny spot, Little Library offers coffee to go. Opening onto the buzzing street, the adorable place fits well into the Japan-...
The buzz: The emergence of a new indoor somtam restaurant is always cause for celebration. This year, we’ve had openings like Kai Yang Sua Yai and Tor Um Tum, both of which aim to transport street flavors into more convenient and comfy spaces. Situated on the happening Sukhumvit Soi 33, Z...
Delish Café and Baking School takes its décor cues from an Edwardian English tea room and is staffed by the pastry team from cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. As well as letting you sample sweets like lemon tart (B105) or matcha crepe cake (B145), they also offer bakery classes. Lasting around two...
Stepping into Habesha is an otherworldly experience thanks to its low ceiling adorned with baubles and tinsel, vintage-patterned wallpaper and dimly-lit corners. Hookah smoke fills the air and Ethiopian music blares at all hours, with a stage hosting live music every night from about 11:30pm. It...
It’s getting hard to tell Bangkok’s many Japanese fusion restaurants apart, all of them trying to outdo each other by incorporating new ingredients while keeping enough classics on the menu to please everyone. Teien, like many, is a bit hit-and-miss. Tucked away on the 4/F, it offers a...
After forcing fans to travel out to Srinagarindra Road to enjoy their favorite Chinese dishes, many will be relieved that Hong Bao has finally found an additional location on Sukhumvit Soi 39. Passing through The Library by Water Library on the first floor (same owner), you will find yourself in a...
Half of Vivant Table is dedicated to a garden with a rustic vibe—just the sort of comforting space to drink the night away. The Western dishes come courtesy of Japanese Chef Uchida Yousuke and Thai Chef Kraisorn Seekhab, and include cold cuts (B320/B580), pork chop (B320) and pizza pepperoni...
The buzz: Le Beaulieu is most famous for the fine French cooking of its chef, Herve Frerard, who placed second in Top Tables 2013. Last year, his restaurant opened a charming outdoor terrace called LB Terrasse. Since then, it’s been converted into a conservatory and rebranded as a Veuve...
Ekkamai is starting to heat up again thanks to some interesting new bars. The first of a slew of openings is restaurant and bar Hugo which is trying to draw in the crowds with inventive takes on Western comfort dishes like duck confit (B400), creamy pasta with tiger prawn (B425) and burgers (B375...
You’ll often spot people making the great migration across the Chao Phraya for this Chinese restaurant. The original branch sat across the street, before the next generation of owners expanded to a bigger three-story building—more modern but still sporting a classic vibe. Expect round...