From farm-to-table feasts at Haoma to sky-high Japanese fusion at Akira Back.
When eating at the sky-high Bangkok outpost of American-Korean celeb chef Akira Back, make sure you order to share. The menu’s designed for it, and doing so means you won’t miss out on trying highlights from the umami-rich and crispy-chewy wagyu tacos to the crispy tuna sashimi pizza to the grilled octopus with smoked jalapeno sauce.
37/F, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22
Since 2004, Enoteca has been among the top of Bangkok’s Italian restaurant scene for all the right reasons: delicate food bursting with traditional flavors, rustic dining room, huge wine list and personable service. Head Chef Stefano Borra (formerly chef-owner of the one-Michelin-starred Ristorante VO) has kept up the reputation for comfortably priced degustation menus that aim for Piedmontese flavors.
39 Sukhumvit Soi 27
This modern two-story wood house with backyard views is the brainchild of two Indian chefs, Deepanker Khosla and Tarun Bhatia, who are both zealots for the farm-to-table and zero-waste approach. The humble tomato is elevated in high-wire dishes like the Tomato Mist with whey, Indian barrage, blueberry and celery, though meat-lovers will take comfort in the wagyu short ribs, assisted by glazed eel, smoked eggplant, black garlic, raw mushrooms and buckwheat foam.
231/3 Sukhumvit Soi 31
Chef Amit Kumar, who joined the team in 2017 as the new executive chef, has cooked in some of the best kitchens in India, including the Oberoi Gurgaon, The Roseate, and at the Amanbagh. Since 2016, Indus has been in collaboration with Dr. Pushpesh Pant—professor, author, TV show host, and one of India’s leading experts on indian cuisine. Together with chef Amit, they have revived long-lost recipes that are extremely difficult to find.
71 Sukhumvit Soi 26
Local aromatherapy brand Karmakamet is now as well known for its cute coffee shops as its home fragrances. This full-scale restaurant is the most ambitious of the lot, featuring on-trend decor filled with old-school medicine cupboards, packing crates and house plants.
30/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24
Sardinia-born head chef Andrea Ortu ensures a menu that brims with serious D.O.P. produce scoured from the lengths of Italy—a rich Sicilian pistachio paste to cut through a plate of Brittany lobster and clam gnocchi, a Pecorino cheese foam atop unctuous lamb fragola, and classics like founder Luca Appino's black truffle cheese risotto. The classy dining room is primed for special occasions, while the dark wooden balcony offers a more relaxed vibe.
2/F, Terrace 49, Sukhumvit Soi 49
The go-to for authentic Naples-style pizza, made to stringent Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana rules. Starring a tangy and pillow-soft crust, only slightly chewy with charred bits from the blazing hot oven, even the simplest pies, like the Marinara with its perfectly acidic San Marzano tomato sauce, shine—though you’d be remiss not to feast on the range of pastas and fine meats in this warm but well-polished space.
27/1 Sukhumvit Soi 33
Rows of freshly baked items and takeaway tea sets draw guests into this charming Thai cafe and Western bakery straight from the hotel's Thawan Duchanee-crowned lobby. Nostalgic flavors draw like yum som chun combine tangy pomelo, green mango and Thai bitter orange with braised pork belly, while massaman curry with sweet potato provides heart comfort food. Don't miss the old-school Thai milk tea.
Marriott Marquis, Sukhumvit Soi 22
Layered in rich Thai textures, classic marble coverings and modern monochrome accents, Siam Soul Cafe’s eclectic interior sets the stage for its equally distinctive mix of Thai and international plates. The 66-seater venue includes a breezy outdoor terrace that’s perfect for sipping a glass of while enjoying the concise degustation menu.
G/F, 7 sukhumvit 20
Coming from a family that makes soba noodles for the Japanese Royal family, chef Mizuho Nagao brings his 23 years of expertise to Bangkok. All by hand, the chef kneads and cuts a fresh batch of soba every day using 80-to-100-percent buckwheat. The result is al-dente soba, which is recommended to be eaten within a few minutes of serving. The other side of the restaurant is dedicated to yakitori, made from organic local chicken.
Marriott Marquis, Sukhumvit Soi 22
Bangkok’s Indian dining scene is a fast-growing one, and Urban Tadka brings an authentic menu filled with South Indian classics to the mix. From Idlis to curries, they nail every dish with their commitment to freshness and flavour. Located in Sukhumvit, only a stone’s throw from several BTS stations, this restaurant is easily accessible and is set to be one of the most popular spots in the area.
Sukhumvit Soi 31