BASED upon the belief that the best Thai restaurants should be found in Thailand, Bo.Lan was founded by two chefs, Duangporn Songvisava (Bo) and Dylan (lan) Jones. The name not only combines the names of two founding chefs but is also a play on the Thai word for vintage or ancient, with a slight change in spelling. The restaurant prides itself on serving modern but authentic Thai dishes. Sourcing only the best ingredients, the restaurant works closely with local farmers to find the best ingredients to bring to the table.
24 Sukhumvit Soi 53. 02 260 2961, 02 260 2962. bolan.co.th
IT'S all about family at Baan Restaurant. The owners grew up in a big family eating their grandparents’ home-cooked food, and it’s that hunger for home-style food that stuck with them. Baan Restaurant welcomes all its customers into its big family and shares their family recipes that the owners grew up with. In keeping with the times the dishes have taken on a modern rendition, but they are still made with the same homely recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation.
139/5 Wireless Road. 02 655 8995. baanbkk.com
TAKING pride in its authentic Thai style of cooking and use of only the freshest and best ingredients, is the picturesque riverside restaurant of Baan Klang Nam in Rama 3. Baan Klang Nam has been serving knock-out authentic Thai dishes for over 10 years and keep the loclas and expats alike coming back for more.
288 Ban Klang Nam Alley, Rama III Road. 02 292 0175. baanklangnam1.com
THE idea behind Soul Food Mahanakorn is simple: serve authentic regional Thai street food style in a cozy and comfortable setting. Ensuring the highest quality of food, the chefs meticulously choose and only use ingredients from small organic farms in the northeast of Thailand. In three words: organic, fresh, and seasonal; but it’s not just the tasty food that has guests coming back time and time again. The restaurant also serves as a cocktail bar with a reasonable wine list, offering guests good food, good drinks, and good music. Now that’s food for the soul.
56/10 Soi Thonglor. 02 714 7708. soulfoodmahanakorn.com
LOCATED in the heart of Chidlom shopping district, Paste Bangkok showcases Thai produce at its best, with ingredients often sourced straight from the farmers or even the Earth itself. Owner and Head Chef Bee Satongun creavitely plays with Thai flavours and textures to create a clean, fresh and exciting menu for a taste sensation.
Gaysorn Shopping Centre, 999 Ploenchit Road. 02 656 1003. pastebangkok.com
LOCATED on the banks of the Chao Phraya River opposite the famous Temple of Dawn, this scenic restaurant provides a picturesque backdrop for a romantic evening for two or a relaxed dinner with friends. Only a 4-minute walk from the reclining Buddha of Wat Pho and a 7-minute stroll from the Grand Palace, Sala Rattanakosin is the perfect place to relax your feet after a day of sight-seeing.
39 Maharat Road. 02 622 1388. salaresorts.com
NA AROON is like a rose amongst the thorns, for not only is this restaurant tucked away at the end of bustling Sukhumvit Soi 1 but it also offers a surprisng array of organic, Thai and vegetarian dishes. Nestled in a boutique hotel surrounded by a leafy green garden, Na Aroon offers refreshingly healthy meals and tasty desserts. The perfect place to sit back, relax and take a breath of fresh air.
65 Sukhumvit Soi 1. 02 253 8800. ariyasom.com
FOUNDED in 1981, Thonkrueng started as a small restaurant with only 20 tables. Today it offers more than 70 tables, private rooms as well as indoor and outdoor seating areas. Thonkrueng restaurant offers a wide range of authentic Thai-style dishes for all diners. Its most popular items being Hor-mok-kanomkrok, Yum Tawai, and Kangsom Photak.
211 Sukhumit Soi 49/13. 081 449 1926. thonkrueng.com
Supanniga Eating Room
FOLLOWING the success of Supanniga Home Khon Kaen, Thanaruek Laoraowirodge brought her family recipes to Bangkok with Supanniga Eating Room. The idea simply started with a reminiscence of Thanaruek’s grandmother (Khunyai) and her home cooked meals. With Khunyaiís traditional recipes, Supanniga Eating Room offer diners the chance to enjoy true home-style cooking with family and friends. The Supanniga Cruise is also set to open December 15 and will offer a Cocktail Cruise, Champagne Taittimger Cruise and a six-course Dinner Cruise.
Thonglor: 160/11 Soi Thonglor. 02 714 7508.
Sathorn: 28 Sathorn Soi 10. 02 635 0349. supannigaeatingroom.com
River Cruise: River City Pier. 02 714 7608. supannigacruise.com
Khua Kling Pak Sod
THIS family-run restaurant specialises in Southern Thai cuisine, which is known throughout the country for its fragrant spice-infused flavors. Using only traditional Southern recipes created by their grandmothe,r Khua Kling Pak Sod is carrying on their family legacy and putting their love, heart and soul into every dish. Built on the belief that sharing meals at home with your family and loved ones is the best kind of dining experience, Khua Kling Pak Sod strives to bring you the comfort and joy of a home cooked meal while evoking your fondest childhood memories.
Thonglor: 98/1 Soi Thonglor. 02 185 3977.
Rajakru: 24 Phaholyothin Soi 5. 02 617 2553.
Prasarnmit: 21/32 Sukhumvit Soi 49. 02 259 5189. khuaklingpaksod.com
FOUNDED in 1997, OSHA is an authentic Thai restaurant that is part of the OSHA restaurant group operating in San Francisco. The restaurant offers delightful traditional Thai dishes while dining amidst a beautiful and relaxing environment. OSHA, listed as one of Bangkok’s Best New Restaurant in 2014, offers a full range of luxurious Thai dishes by a team of professional chefs.
99 Wireless Road. 02 256 6555. oshabangkok com
THIS restaurant offers unique tastes of authentic and home cooked style Thai food. Each ingredient is carefully sourced and selected, including a variety of traditional herbs and spices, by the expert chef to make sure the dishes are always fresh all the time. Decorated in a colourful retro style, the atmosphere of the restaurant reflects that of the 60-year old riverside house. With outdoor and air-conditioned areas, enjoy the peaceful views of Chao Phraya River while dining on the authentic home-cooked Thai dishes is the best dining experience.
Ari: 16 Phaholyothin Soi 5. 081 904 8444.
Dusit: 68 Sri Ayuthaya Soi 21. 02 281 0915, 02 280 2989.
NAHM prides itself on serving the best Thai food in Bangkok. It’s all about the tastes and flavours. The restaurant offers a flexible set menu starting off with canapes, a choice of nam prik and salad, soup, and stir fry dishes for an all-around authentic Thai dining experience. All ingredients are carefully selected by renowned Australian chef David Thompson who values the strong, fresh flavours of traditional Thai cuisine; he and his team make sure to deliver surprising tastes and textures in every meal.
27 South Sathorn Road. 02 625 3333. comohotels.com
A THAI restaurant that brings fine dining, authentic traditional Thai dishes, and a traditional Thai atmosphere together as one. Ruen Mallika Royal Thai Cuisine offers the menu that is a work of art in itself. Serving traditional Thai dishes with carefully sourced ingredients by a team of expert chefs, every dish is sure to be rich and flavourful.
189 Sukhumvit Soi 22. 02 102 2084. ruenmallika.com
EXPERIENCE delicious traditional Royal Thai cuisine surrounded by a soothing garden setting of Suan Bua restaurant. Located at Centara Grand Plaza, Central Ladprao, Suan Bua restaurant offers exquisite choices of rich and flavourful authentic home cook style Thai dishes, making sure to bring back some fond memories and exhilaration of delectable home cooked meals.
Central Grand Plaza, 1695 Phaholyothin Road. 02 541 1234 ext 4068. centarahotelsresorts.com
LOCATED in the heart of Sathorn Soi 12, Charm Eatery and Bar offers authentic Thai food with a modern touch. Inspired by the chefís childhood meals, the menu inculdes all the classics plus a few Thai fusion dishes including Green Curry Pizza and Smoked Duck Breast Pasta. Also taking inspiration from the bartender’s youger years are the cocktails. A wide range of whiskeys, spirits, draught beers and wines are also available and live music and DJs are scheduled every Thursday-Saturday.
124 Sathorn Soi 12. 02 102 1961. charmbkk.com
EXQUISITE fine dining and delectable Thai dishes inspired by traditional Thai culinary wisdom in the midst of a mixture of oriental and modern Thai decor, Siam Wisdom is nestled in Soi Sawasdee (Sukhumvit Soi 31) just a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok. The restaurant offers a wide range of classic and elegant Thai dishes.
66 Sukhumvit 31(Sawadee).
02 260 7811. siamwisdomcuisine.com
Namsaah Bottling Trust
THIS unique Asian gastro bar located on Silom Soi 7 culminates both bar and restaurant under one venue. The restaurant and bar are housed in an early 20th-century grand villa with classic retro decoration and offers authentic Thai dishes such as duck confit noodle salad, red curry beef, sweet & sour pork, and other special house creations like krapow burger. Complimenting mocktails, cocktails, and a great selection of wines are also available. The colourful decor adds to the buzzy atmosphere of the restaurant with well-curated music that perfectly suits the venue.
401 Silom Soi 7.
02 636 6622. namsaah.com
Issaya Siamese Club
A CHARMING Thai restaurant tucked away in a small street near Rama IV Road and surroundd by a beautiful green garden, Issaya offers a menu of traditional Thai dishes amidst the atmosphere of a Thai heritage house. Experience exquisite dining and taste delectable Thai dishes carefully crafted by the renowned Chef Kittichai and his team.
4 Soi Sriaksorn, Chuea Phloeng Road.
02 672 9040. issaya.com
FOUNDED in 1998, Ban Khun Mae offers authentic Thai cuisine with a laid-back atmoshpere in the heart of Bangkok’s Siam Square. And with traditional live Thai instrument performances daily from 7pm-9pm, what more could you ask for?
458/6-9 Siam Square
Soi 8. 02 250 1953.
Sanguan Sri Restaurant – 59/1 Wireless Road
Quirky, unpretentious and very traditional. Lunch only – and get there early as it’s always packed. No English menu.
The Deck – Arun Residence
Fantastic views of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) across the Chao Phraya River and great home-cooked food.
Taling Pling – Sukhumvit Soi 34
Classy, large-size venue with beautiful gardens and extensive menu.
Pirate Chamber – Maneeya Building 3rd Floor
Nicely designed bistro with lots of brass and glass, plus Thai and Isaan food.
Som Tum Nua – Siam Square Soi 5
Reckoned to have the biggest and best selection of spicy papaya salad in Bangkok.
Phakakrong – Narathiwas Soi 15-17
Big Thai menu in a relaxed setting in an increasingly popular dining district
Yokyor Marina – Somdej Chaopraya 1 Road, Klongsan
Unpretentious Thai dinner cruise.
Somboon Seafood – 169/70 Surawong Road
Been around forever, so must be good.
Tah Long – Tree on 3, Rama 3 Road
The owner has fond childhood memories of home cooked Thai food, so he pursues his dream in this simple but friendly restaurant. For noodle and meat lovers, it’s a must. Highlight is the Hot Pot with premium Kurobuta pork and premium sliced beef.