Coastal Indian cuisine, a burger specialist from Chiang Mai and more.
From a small yellow food truck to an open-air bistro on Chiang Mai’s Nimmanhaemin Road, Beast Burger has now made its way to Bangkok with Beast & Butter. Housed in a narrow, bright yellow shop in Thonglor, the restaurant features eight beer taps pouring everything from Italian larger to English IPA, and signature American-style burgers by chef Panthakit “Bond” Sadudeewong.
Thonglor Soi 10, 065-441-1145
In a lavish setting of black and gold furnishings and warm hanging bulbs, this modern Indian restaurant deals in creative cross-culture bites. Hungry diners can opt for the tasting menus (from B650 for a five-course vegetarian lunch or B990 for a seven-course dinner), which showcase modern flair in dishes like parmesan chicken tikka with tomato chutney and black olive soil.
G/F, 15 Sukhumvit Residences, 12/499 Sukhumvit Soi 13, 02-023-2113
Located in Nanglinchee’s De For Rest community mall, Foresta Woodfired Pizza is filled with natural light and hanging ferns, its white walls licked with paintings of plants and giant pizza slices. The signature Crying Tiger pizza (B489) is a must-try, topped with smoked brisket, mozzarella, pickles, tomato and barbecue sauce and cooked in the wood-fired oven.
De For Rest, 8/11 Nang Linchi Rd., 089-899-3131
Managed by Farandole Hospitality, the team behind Quince, Luka and Funky Lam, Jaew is headed by Canadian chef Andrew Martin—formerly of Nahm, Bo.lan, 80/20 and Issaya Siamese Club—who brings rare local ingredients to the table. The exotic desserts, meanwhile, come courtesy of pastry chef Elle Cowan, previously of Bunker and Ocken.
16 Soi Som Khit, 02-017-7268
Indian-born, New York-trained chef and international restaurateur Hari Nayak has recently descended into Bangkok with his new venture Jhol, a contemporary southern coastal Indian restaurant in the heart of Sukhumvit. You’ll also find exotic, Thai-leaning cocktails to pair with his beautifully plated food.
7/2 Sukhumvit Soi 18, 02-004-7174
Celebrity chef Ian Kittichai, of homey Thai restaurant Issaya Siamese Club, has teamed up with Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort to roll out this health-focused Thai restaurant. Expect locally sourced, organic ingredients in plant-based, gluten-free dishes like yum hed (B340) with hedgehog and king of oyster mushrooms.
Lobby/F, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, 2 Wireless Rd., 02-666-3333
Helmed by three highly trained Japanese chefs, this intimate omakase-style restaurant utlizes premium ingredients sourced from every corner of the globe. Expect carefully selected seasonal ingredients that go well beyond traditional sushi and sashimi across a 24-course meal (B12,000).
G/F, Intercontinental Hotel, 973 Phloen Chit Rd., 094-654-6326
Commandeering a spacious standalone building filled with long wooden tables and surrounded by a green lawn, Le Peche Steak and Seafood House is made for surf-n-turf fans. Choose from an Australian grain-fed premium ribeye with fresh prawns (B1,090), a New Zealand grass-fed tenderloin or striploin with half a lobster (B1,750) and more.
110/6 Sukhumvit Soi 38, 02-057-5255
This compact restaurant has popped up over the road from the Embassy of the Philippines, bringing home-style Filipino cooking to Thonglor. The menu is packed with classics, from pork adobo (B185) to ginisang monggo (B170), a mung bean stew with shrimp and crispy pork.
Tue-Sun 11:30am-9pm, 064-614-4075
With two 12-person seatings per night, this omakase counter sees former Sushi Zo chef Satoshi Tsuru preside over seasonal tasting menus. Guests are treated to sushi bites incorporating premium ingredients like uni in two tiers: B4,900 for an appetizer, around 12 pieces of sushi and two desserts; and B6,900 for three appetizers, around 14 pieces of sushi and two desserts.
3/F, Nikko Hotel (Ginza Zone), 27 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 063-070-0069
This isn’t a tourist-baiting Thai restaurant—no matter what the prime view of Wat Arun may suggest. Brave the steep staircase to the rooftop deck, where you can munch on ribeye pad krapao (B380), tom yam with grouper (B320) and sauteed cabbage with crispy baby anchovies (B240) with impressive views across the river.
392/16 Maharaj, 02-106-2198