With a snap of the fingers, the first month of 2024 comes to an end. But, don’t worry, it looks like we’re in for a busy year. A mix of Italian and Japanese cuisine, fine dining by a “Stars Chef Thailand” contestant, a new spot from the folks behind Indus, a Mexican clubstaurant—are you ready for February?


Photo: Dolce / Facebook 
Dolce, a newly opened fish and seafood restaurant, brings Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes sprinkled with a dose of Japanese flavor. Having opened at the beginning of January in Sathon, the Itameshi menu (Japanese and Italian fusion) is meant for sharing; think plates of lobster mac and cheese, lobster linguine, French seabream, and the Hamachi Collar Sriracha Lemon Butter Sauce. For dessert, there’s the lava tiramisu and lemon-shaped cheesecake (lemon flavored, obviously). The interior is in a quaint, classy, yet fun house filled with soft hues, rattan lamps, a canopy of pink flowers, and flower-covered columns with plush velvet seating. 
1098, 2 Rama IV Rd, Sathon., +66-96-224-4465, Open daily 5pm - late 

1970 - Grok in Lumpini

Photo: 1970 - Grok Thai Restaurant / Facebook
1970 - Grok Thai Restaurant is a new fine dining restaurant that originated from Grok Daeng in Ratchaburi, rebranded as 1970 - Grok in Lumpini. It officially debuted on January 25, helmed by Chef Supara Titoom Kittiudom, a contestant from Stars Chef Thailand. Why the name Grok? It is a strategic place in Ratchaburi connected by land and waterways, transporting raw materials to ship. The significance is evident in the two-story restaurant interior, which draws inspiration from Ratchaburi's Grok, using materials like wood, sand, clay, and steel. On the menu, there’s dishes like the Five Pepper Roast Chicken, a Southern recipe with minced chicken stir-fried with roasted chili curry, or their signature dish, a giant piece of crispy roast beef dried in a combi oven.   
18 Soi Somkid, Lumpini., +66-65-663-6966, Open daily. 

Jharokha by Indus

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Jharokha by Indus is an exciting new opening helmed by Chef Sanket Hoskote and the team behind the beloved Indus. 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. The interiors are reminiscent of historical polo clubs with curved archways, grand wooden counters, and leather furnishings. 
2/F, Erawan Bangkok., +66-82-997-3399, Open daily 12pm-10pm. 


Photo: Molino / Facebook 
Currently in their soft opening phase, Molino’s theme on Soi Sukhumvit 11 is Dias De La Muertos, represented by the colorful skull art on the walls, patterned tiles, red lighting, and rattan chandelier. Dishes include beef birria spring rolls, fondue with homemade nachos and a choice of black truffle, chorizo, cheddar and mozzarella. There's also fried masa and cheese, which is masa-based gnocchi with homemade queso and chipotle mayo. For mains, expect a large selection of tacos, steaks, seafood and chicken. The drinks veer towards tequila with several flavored margaritas or, if you're up for it, a tequila tasting. As the night wears on, the space turns into a clubstaurant, with an in-house DJ spinning records.   
21/4 Soi Sukhumvit 11., +66-92-572-6950, Open daily 7am - 2am  

Coconut Culture

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Coconut Culture is giving the traditional coconut ice cream cart a run for its money. Here, it’s all about nostalgia. This Thai-style ice creamery sells coconut milk ice but with a modern twist. Presently, the store offers over ten rotating varieties, such as the original, pistachio, sea salt caramel, peanut butter, and more. There are also a variety of toppings available, such as the coconut tree-shaped salted egg biscuit or the Thai crispy rolls, or you can request a sprinkle of their best-selling grilled butter corn. 
100/6, Phra Athit Rd., 063-623-9545. Open daily 11am-9pm.


Photo: Tokki / Facebook
Tokki is a recently launched Korean restaurant and bar that’s not casual or fine dining but a good in-between. Tokki, which translates as "rabbit," is a term that appears throughout the restaurant. The space has plenty of indoor plants and is minimalist and neutral. On the plate, the food does the talking. The menu is fun and shows the playful side of Korean dining, like the Corn Kimchi Jeon, which is Korean pizza generously coated with cheese and corn; Snow Yukke, which is fried seaweed with marinated beef, topped with egg yolk and cheese; and their Bulgogi Fries featuring sweet marinated pork on top of thick fries. They also do Korean traditional liquor pairings which include honey coconut makgeolli with honeycomb and soju highballs. 
4/F, Donki Mall, Soi Sukhumvit 63., +66-82-849-9272, Open daily 11:30am-11pm 


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With a rooftop, a waterfront bar, indoor and outdoor spaces, and a panoramic view of Wat Arun by the Chao Phraya River, this  new restaurant has it all. Committed to sourcing from sustainable farms and small fishing boats, the menu highlights include the sea-salted river prawns with intense shrimp sauce or the black pepper fried mackerel. There’s also their crab omelet and tom yum with shrimp and soft river gooseberry. The ambiance is completed with a DJ hitting the decks, and the decor is coastal-inspired and creates a unique, relaxed yet elegant feel. The interiors feature exposed brown brick, neutral color combinations and wooden furniture.  
8 Tha Kham Alley, Khet Phra Nakhon., +66-95-852-2280, Open daily 11am-10pm  

Chom Sindh

Photo: Chom Sindh / Facebook
Chom Sindh, having opened at the end of January, is a Thai seascape restaurant inspired by the owner's childhood memories of sailing with his family and catching seafood. Dishes like the Old Fashioned Stir-Fried Holy Basil with Prawn, the Crab Curry with Wild Betel Leaves and Samut Songkhram Seablite—where the crabs come from an environmentally friendly crab bank that protects egg-bearing crabs until they spawn—are just a few of the dishes they've created. ChomSindh is bringing rich Thai flavors and cooking traditions to a beautifully restored shophouse that’s filled with antique wood and Thai tapestry.  
Amari Bangkok, 847 Phetchaburi Rd, Ratchathewi., +66-2-653-9000, Open daily 12pm-11pm