From an idyllic green escape to Thailand's highest ever restaurant.
China, Thailand and America converge at this exciting Thonglor opening. Illuminated by its lucky jade green sign, 3SAN is the unique Asian fusion joint you never knew you needed. Its culture-merging menu offers all the comforts of home, while letting you tour through American and Chinese influences in dishes that reinvent old-fashioned recipes with fine-dining flair. There’s seared duck breast with sweet potato, date and trumpet royale mushrooms (B390); foie gras wontons with shimeji mushrooms (B280); San fried pork over rice (B240); and Duck Dan Dan Noodles (B250) with pickled mustard greens, Shaoxing wine, peanuts, and Szechuan peppercorn sauce. Offering everything from American breakfasts (B180) to wines and cocktails, you could spend all day in this bright, contemporary space.
78/5, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-005-4085. See full details here.
Following branches in Nanglinchee (now closed) and Thonglor, chef Jeremy Tourret’s successful roast chicken specialist has a new outpost at Asoke's beer bar, Craft. Head here for their moist, organic three day-marinated, freerange chickens prepared in a huge spit oven (B875 whole/B475 half), paired with organic young potatoes (B150) or the smoky Angry Bird chili dip (B45). If you’re craving greens, opt for the Caesar salad (B270) with strips of succulent chicken breast, otherwise just go carbs-to-the-walls with the chicken burger (B330) sandwiched in an oatmeal bun. Pair with Craft’s refreshing craft beers (from B190).
16 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 095-594-6675. See full details here.
If you’re planning a bike ride in Bangkok’s green haven of Bang Kachao, then be sure to make a pitstop at this idyllic Bangkok escape. Tucked down a tiny raised path shrouded in trees, this nature retreat offers a slice of air-con heaven. Surrounded by cute wooden bridges, mini man-made waterfalls, fairy lights and a big deck overlooking the river, you can boost your energy levels with the Secret Mountain (B215)—nachos, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes and prawns—or Alan's Pasta (B195) with shrimp eggs and prawns. Need a hit of sugar and caffeine? Indulge in a red velvet brownie (B125) and Americano (B110).
777 Moo 4, Phetchahung Rd., 090-974-8234. See full details here.
Sukhumvit Soi 31’s Lazy Panda is all about the sticky, sweet goodness that is American-style Chinese food. Not to be confused with America’s cult-fave Panda Express, this similarly-named joint doles out all the classics in gigantic, all-American portions, with everything strictly made to order. Guilty-pleasure favourites include the crisp orange chicken (B240) and the sweet yet sizzling General Tso’s chicken (B240), which you can order as a single box with your choice of white rice, fried rice or vegetable lo mein noodles (add B30)—make it a real party with some crab rangoon (crisp fried dumplings; also available at B65 for three pieces) or egg rolls (also B80).
245/6 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 098-279-9236. See full details here.
Located on the iconic King Power Mahanakhon's 76th and 77th floors, this is the highest restaurant and bar in Thailand. Sprawled over two levels and an outdoor terrace, the elegant restaurant brings together Western and Asian flavors, from the inventive Hokkaido uni panna cotta with ikura and yuzu ponzu (B900), to the 48-hour Australian short ribs with couscous, grapes and eggplant (B1,200) and kaffir lime cheesecake (B450). A wine list of over 100 bottles (from B450/glass for the 2016 Russian Jack NZ Sauvignonn Blanc to B57,400 for a bottle of 2009 French Chateau Angelus Bordeaux) and an extensive list of classic cocktails (B450) completes the line-up.
76/F, 114 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd., 02-677-8722. See full deatails here.
From the people behind The Meatchop, Saladang Dining Hall offers a refreshing take on traditional Thai comfort recipes in a sleek, warmly decorated setting close to leafy Lumphini Park. Stop by for a lunch of creamy sea bass hor mok pla (B150), refreshing pomelo salad (B120) and sour gaeng som (B190), or grab a seat at the bar to indulge in Thai-influenced cocktails like the punchy Mrs. Som-O (Thai chili-infused vodka, pomelo juice, lime, agave and soda, with a chili-salt rim, B260), paired with premium meaty dishes like roasted wagyu short ribs and somtum (B680).
14, 9-10 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 095-907-9947. See full details here.