Bangkok is a world-famous foodie destination. You’re never more than a few steps away from the delicious flavours of Thailand. But sometimes, hungry travellers, expats, and locals alike are in the mood for something different. Luckily, this city has it all – from American, to Lebanese, to Italian, to Indian, to Japanese. There are literally hundreds of excellent international restaurants in Bangkok.
Here are just some of the most highly-regarded options:
, an American-style barbecue restaurant near Lumpini Park, serves up a variety of smoked and tender meats with lively blues music blowing in the background. Order the baby back pork ribs in their secret seasoning, pair it with a craft beer, and take a seat at the bar – you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of BBQ county, USA. Or, fill your table with buffalo wings, mac n’ cheese, and an 8-hr smoked beef brisket sandwich. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Dana and Danny, it’s a cosy venue with generous portions and an even bigger dose of American soul.
restaurant, located near Bumrungrad International Hospital in the Nana district, offers an extensive menu of grilled meats, sides, and dips that will transport you straight to the streets of downtown Beirut. Take your pick from creamy and smooth hummus, babaganoush, succulent kebabs, a side of tabbouleh, or fatoush salad, all while sipping on a refreshing lime and mint juice. Smoking and non-smoking rooms accommodate large groups, alongside smaller tables that allow guests to feel the warmth and hospitality of Lebanon shining amidst an area full of other first-rate Middle Eastern options.
is famous for its authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas, made in strict compliance with Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana rules. These rules govern every aspect of the pizza – from the raised edge crust (airy yet crispy, 1–2cms), to the way cheese and olive oil are spread across it (uniform, in a spiral motion). The selections include simple margherita and diavolo (spicy salami) pizzas to more adventurous kinds, such as vongole (clams) or Chiang Mai Sai oua sausage. They also serve up plenty of other classics like burrata cheese, cured meats, and pork cheek ragù. With seven branches across Bangkok, you can easily drop by one for a little – or big – taste of Italy.
in the trendy Thonglor area provides a contemporary setting for Ayurvedic-inspired Indian dishes. The diverse menu splits main courses into vegetarian and non-veg offerings, all guaranteed to please your senses with their colour, fragrance, and delectable tastes. Start by biting into papdi chaat (crispy fritters with hung curd, tamarind, and mint chutney) and zaffrani fish tikka (fresh river sole with turmeric and saffron). Follow up with the mutton kofta curry and aloo dum Kashmiri (stuffed potatoes in a spiced tomato base), and finish off with a carrot halwa pudding. You’ll be sure to delight in the flavours of the dishes, the creativity of the presentation, the attentiveness of the service, and the elegance of the décor.
– at 55 levels above the city centre – grants visitors the perfect opportunity to admire Bangkok’s iconic cityscape with its 360-degree view. Part of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, the rooftop bar offers a comprehensive wine list and specialist cocktails, alongside a European bistro-inspired menu from head chef Christian Ham. Seafood features prominently, and you’ll be tempted by Hokkaido scallops, Maine lobster, and Alaskan king crab, all cooked with various inventive techniques. If you can’t make up your mind, you can sample a wide selection of prime meats and fresh seafood by ordering the Red Sky Surf & Turf Tower, designed for sharing and served with seasonal sides and sauces. It’s a truly first-class dining experience.
While you’re wandering the bustling streets of this magical metropolis, you’ll have no shortage of options to please your palate and satisfy your stomach. While you should definitely take many opportunities to sample the local fare, you can also take advantage of the cosmopolitan nature of the city and stop by one of these outstanding international restaurants in Bangkok. In a city like this, the flavours of the world are on your doorstep.
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