At BK, we love our Indian food. From high end fare at Gaa to cheap, family-style bites at Sri Ananda Bhawan Bangkok, this city is bursting with the best Indian food in mainland Southeast Asia, and we are here for it.
This top 13 includes picks from BK's Top Tables at Anantara Siam Bangkok, sponsored by UOB, supported by alcohol partners Gulp, Campari, and TAP. View the full Top Tables 2023 list here


The highest ranking Indian restaurant at BK's Top Tables in November (and a staff favorite), Hari Nayak's Jhol opened in early 2020. Hari created Jhol as a contemporary southern Indian restaurant in the heart of Sukhumvit that delivers haute cuisine. The new menu from Jhol this year, launched in October, hits the coast hard. The journey kicks off with a “prelude” celebration of India’s 7,516 kilometers of coastline, featuring a crab pachadi with pineapple and caviar, beet chop and a delectable pani puri with a twist of avocado and passionfruit. The understated atmosphere here exudes a sense of ease—like walking into a friend’s place—with a tasteful blend of vintage charm.

7/2, Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-004-7174. Open daily noon-2:30pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm.



Few Bangkok restaurants take sustainability as seriously as Haoma. The novelty of Haoma’s bold, urban farm and zero-waste dining is accompanied by Deepanker "DK" Khosla, previously of Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology. Haoma has persisted on the Bangkok dining scene for its comfort food as well as its haute cuisine. The ten-course tasting menu features inventive foods like the Samudra with squid and sea urchin; "Lobster Two Ways" with ghee roast, idli, pulissery; and the "Chicken or the Egg" where they grow all the ingredients of this dish in Haoma farms. 

231, 3 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 092-891-8222. Open Tue-Sun 5:30-11pm.



Ranking in at No.16 at BK's Top Tables in November, Chef Garima Arora,the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star, is a star on Bangkok’s dining scene, and her food is built on a mix of heritage cuisine and bold, innovative dishes. Found at an unforgettable 60-year-old Thonglor baan ruen Thai-style building, the restaurant is heavy on making bold, ingredient-forward decisions that set the standard for modern Indian fine dining in Bangkok. Whether you’re going in for the tasting menu or stopping in at the lounge for a la carte, the food here steers hard into cutting-edge, science-based gastronomy, but there are timeless Indian flavors in every dish. 

46, Sukhumvit Soi 53, 063 987 4747. Open Sat-Sun noon-1pm, 3:30-9pm; Mon-Fri 5:30-9pm.


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EKKA Grill & Bar

For Silom’s EKKA Grill & Bar, being the best means having to walk the talk. The name "Ekka," meaning "ace" in Hindi, embodies their aspiration to be Bangkok's top Indian destination by showcasing vibrant flavors and culinary treasures with unwavering excellence. As one would expect of a premier Indian restaurant, EKKA celebrates the exquisite spices and traditions of India. Highlights include Barra lamb chops from the tandoori oven, as well as regional curries from Punjab and Kashmir. Sweetening the deal are classics like the mango kulfi falooda, fresh fruit rabri parfait, while the warm service and elegant atmosphere are the figurative cherries on top.

56 Surawong Rd., 09-0927-9494. Open daily, 11:30am-midnight.



Gaggan Anand 

You can’t talk about high-end Indian cuisine in Bangkok without talking about Gaggan. The outspoken chef’s 22-course menus are a symphonies of flavors with all the grandeur and spectacle you would expect from one of Bangkok’s living food legends. In what’s sure to cause a stir in the near future, Louis Vuitton will team with Gaggan as they enter the realm of haute cuisine with a restaurant in Ratchaprasong which combines fine dining and high fashion.

68, Soi Sukhumvit 31, 098-883-1022. Open Wed-Sun 5:30pm-midnight.



This pioneering restaurant earned its stripes for transforming North India’s Mughal notoriously meaty and messy—but oh so delicious—dishes into a higher caliber of dining. Set in a sleek, renovated art deco house, Indus approaches the classics with a deft hand, keeping spices subtle but flavors elevated to the max. They also use the charcoal tandoor oven to their advantage, working wonders on lamb chops and whole chicken legs.

71, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 086-339-8582. Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm.



Bangkok is no stranger to Indian fine dining—Gaggan, Jhol, Gaa—and this new spot in Langsuan is hosting a whole new crowd for creative eats spanning the subcontinent, with a focus on ingredients and complex flavors that aren’t afraid to get a little spicy. It’s big. The smooth, warm design in the century-old Langsuan home seats fifty and is already drawing booked out nights on the weekends. 


Rang Mahal 

As Indian dining in Bangkok goes, you’d be hard pressed to find a better view. With 26th floor views and long a feature of the Sukhumvit scene, Rang Mahal is an institution at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites. This venue concentrates on the charms of northern cuisine, and they are a must-try spot for their weekend brunches every Saturday and Sunday. 

Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok, 19, Sukhumvit Soi 18. Open Mon-Sat 6-11pm; Sun noon-3pm, 6-11pm.


Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology

A mix of fine dining and comfort food, this sleek and sultry restaurant pairs boldly spiced Indian-style kebabs with creative cocktails. The flavorful meat from the tandoor is joined on the menu by other Indian classics like daal (stewed lentils) and phirini (rice pudding) that are no less authentic. This is a must-try spot for lovers of Indian dining, and they're always willing to put on a show. 

5/F Fraser Suites 38/8, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 089-307-1111. Open daily noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight.


Punjab Grill 

A long time Bangkok favorite found at the Radisson Suites in Bangkok, fine dining Indian restaurant group Punjab Grill has a dozen venues in India, plus locations in Abu Dhabi, and Singapore. The interior is sleek and modern, and the food is careful, elevated Indian dishes—but you can still get classic comfort food fare here. 

23/2-3, Sukhumvit Soi 13, 091-818-5248. Open Mon-Fri 6pm-midnight; Sat-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight.



Nana is famous for a lot of reasons but not enough for its Indian food. Getting the fine dining touches and flavor without all the pretension is not something many restaurants can pull off, but Benares manages it quite well. In a lavish setting of black and gold furnishings and warm hanging bulbs, Benares is a modern Indian restaurant that deals in creative cross-culture bites. The non-vegetarian menu features flavorsome signatures like the slow-cooked sous-vide lamb shoulder.

15 Sukhumvit Residences, Sukhumvit Soi 13, 02-023-2113. Open daily 11am-3pm, 5:30-11pm.



The opposite of its nearby sister restaurant Benares, Chowpati has a brightly lit—almost fast food—feel, but the food is anything but. Billed as the biggest Indian street food restaurant in Thailand, this place is all about the Mumbai beach vibes, and there is a truly imposing menu of choices that will really have you pointing and sampling everything you can. 

12/499, 15 Sukhumvit Residences, Sukhumvit Soi 13, 02-003-2113. Open daily 10:30am-10:30pm.


Sri Ananda Bhawan Bangkok

Let’s deescalate the prices a little bit with Sri Ananda Bhawan Bangkok, an office favorite for empty stomachs and light wallets. It’s an underrated and affordable south Indian place where you can grab panipuri (B80) as an appetizer and order one of their thali sets (B230-550, depending on the meat option) for your main. Take a break from the fancy fare and eat with your hands.

793/1, Silom Soi 15, Silom Rd., 095-025-4556. Open Wed-Mon 8:30am-9:30pm; Open Tuesday 10:30am-9:30pm.



Thonglor’s latest Indian restaurant, Baba has all the markers of a casual Indian cuisine. This joint uses the art of fire and smoke play to prepare the meals and serve it up in a cozy upscale dining spot. The key ingredients of each dish are directly imported from India to preserve authenticity, while seasonally sourced Thai produce provides a local touch to the menu. Hot and bursting with garlic and spices, their lamb vindaloo takes eight hours to slow cook. It’s got an extra kick from the Rajasthani chili, so scoop up some thick curry with Baba’s black truffle cream cheese naan.

M/F, Building C, Marche Thonglor, 150, Thong Lor, 082 854 5826. Open daily 11.30am-10pm.


Jharokha by Indus

Another brand new spot, this time in Chitlom and by one of Bangkok's best names in Indian food. Dishes are focused on cooking with custom charcoal kopa ovens and fusing it with Indian flavors, which includes baked to order flatbreads with additional touches of smoke. Try their buttercream king oyster mushrooms with morel mushroom gravy and Kashmiri-inspired stuffing or their Batak Seekh Kebab, a Delhi classic with spiced Korat duck mince that’s grilled on charcoal tandoor paired with pineapple chutney. Stay tuned to BK for more on this spot next week. 

2/F, Erawan Bangkok., +66-82-997-3399, Open daily 12pm-10pm.