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If you haven’t given fine-dining in Bangkok a go, you totally should. Those who have, understand completely because not only is Bangkok famous for its street food – it is also home to some of the best restaurants.

We’re not going to bore you with lousy recommendations. Instead, here’s a list of the most exquisite fine-dining restaurants in Bangkok that’ll pretty much blow you away from all angles.

Plus, they each have their unique features, from exotic cuisine to breathtaking views and performances, here are the 12 which made the cut!

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1. Light up your night with some bugs – Wang Hinghoi

This fairly new eatery employed hundred of fireflies to provide its guest with a magical ambience of soft glows. Situated at an old golf course, the entire restaurant mimics the natural habitat of the insects.

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The restaurant rotates between four themes: earth, water, air and fire, refreshing their decor and menu as they go. Currently, they are on the earth theme, serving seafood and steaks alongside quirky cocktails and will make the switch to water in April.

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Enchanting, artsy and mysterious. Definitely a place to bring your date and charm her with the help of your bug-pals 😉 But you better hurry, because the restaurant will only be open for the lifespan of a firefly and that is a mere 18 months.

Wang Hinghoi

Price: From 2,400 Baht / USD $75 (for five courses)
Address: Wanghinghoi, Petchaburi Rd., Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: 9 min drive from Asok BTS Station; 12 min on foot from Makkasan BTS Station
Contact: + 91 91 979 6226
Opening hours: Mon-Sun from 6:30pm to 11:30pm
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2. Birds love a good garden and that’s what you’ll find  – Freebird Bangkok

Along with modern Australian cuisine.

Just off a busy street, you’ll come upon a quaint little slice of haven filled with rabbits and birds. You’ll find yourself a little bit awestruck at the ambience. It is truly like falling down a rabbit hole. And it’s no wonder, one of the founders is a designer some may know as Alan Barr.

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The chef himself is Top Russell who has worked with Michelin-starred chefs. He spent the most time in London before deciding to settle down in Bangkok and work on a fusion of sorts.

Enjoy the view of nature and sit back with some good quality wine with a succulent ribeye.

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Freebird Bangkok

Price: From 340 Baht / USD $10 (for a main course)
Address: 28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
Getting there: Between Phrom Phong and Thong Lo
Contact: +66 2662 4936
Opening hours: Daily, Weekends from 11am to 3pm (lunch) and 5.30pm to 10pm (dinner), Weekdays from 5.30pm to 10pm (dinner only)
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3. Have a haute couture home dining experience – Suhring

Founded by twin chefs who decided the best place to open their fine-dining establishment is in a villa – without destroying the original charm, they restored the place and opened their doors.

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Have your meal in the magical garden or at a private table in the dining room for something much subdued. But if you really want to experience the magic of the twins, head into the kitchen and have meal like no other.

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They bring to the world traditional German dishes coupled with contemporary flavours, and they must be doing something right – just look at those dishes!

Suhring

Price: From 2900 Baht / USD $92 (for 9-course tasting menu)
Address: Suhring, 10 Yen Akat Soi 3, Yen Akat Rd., Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Alight at Khlong Toei MRT Station, and take a 12-minute taxi ride there.
Contact: 02-287-1799
Opening hours: Daily from 6pm to 12midnight
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4. One of the forefathers of fine dining in Bangkok  – Le Normandie

You’ll have to put on your jacket for this one. Strictly formal attire at this French soiree which is arguably one of the firsts in Bangkok.

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Waiters in suits, chandeliers and plush carpets will have you reminiscing about yesteryears. You know there is an air of nobility in the decoration and you won’t be able to help but wonder if this was the world of highborn Europeans. It does feel very Titanic, afterall.

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But come back to the present and taste the delicacies prepared for you, with a riverview. We hear the lobster bisque is simply magnifique.

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Le Normandie

Price: From 2950 Baht / USD $94 (for a degustation menu); From 1500 Baht / USD $47 (for 3-course set lunch)
Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Alight at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and take a 13-minute taxi ride there.
Contact: +66 2 659 9000
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 12pm to 2pm (lunch), 7pm to 10pm (dinner); (Closed on Sundays)
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5. Dance the night away right by the river  – Sala Rim Naam

Enjoy a lovely performance of the traditional Mon Candle Dance at this traditional Thai eatery. (We watched one at a remote location in Kanchanaburi and it truly is a sight to behold.)

Situated right beside the river, you can opt for a night filled with calming sounds of water, or you can pop on inside and watch a show on stage.

The ambience is calming, as it should be, being an eatery that embodies tradition. However, the presentation is refreshingly modern. If you like your food a little spicy, try Goong Maenam Yaang – a dish featuring grilled blue river prawns embellished with chilli and lime.

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Sala Rim Naam

Price: From 850 Baht / USD $24.50 (for buffet lunch)
Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: 15-minutes aways from BTS Krung Thon Buri; 1-minute walk from Wat Suwan Cross River Ferry Pier
Contact: +66 (2) 659 9000 EXT 7330
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 2.30pm (buffet lunch), 7pm to 11pm (dinner) BUFFET
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6. Great wine on a rooftop and French cuisine with a twist  – L’Appart Restaurant

Sat high above the city, now that’s our kind of view. The decor is distinctly high society Parisian and the food, a delectable French. The menu incorporates ingredients from local markets to give it that exotic Thai taste.

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What is truly exciting is the layout of the place, with an open kitchen and various nooks and crannies for you to choose from.

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Hideaway in the library for an intimate dinner or chill with your mates at the rooftop bar. No matter what choice you go with, it will not be the wrong one.

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L’Appart Restaurant

Price: From 450 Baht / USD $14
Address: Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel, 32nd Floor (Coordinates here)
Getting there: From BTS Nana, head Southeast (Exit near Family Mart) for 3 mins
Contact: +66 (0) 2126 9999
Opening hours: Daily from 7pm to 10.30pm (Rooftop Bar opens from 5pm to 1am)
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7. Dig into Michelin-star fare next to sparkling water – Nahm

Proudly Thai and Michelin-verified, you’ll want to have a taste of what one of the top restaurants in Asia has to offer.

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The chef at Nahm believes in utilising robust flavours from garlic, lemongrass and other traditional ingredients – which are becoming more and more neglected in contemporary Thai food.

One bite of his food and you’ll be surprised to discover he is actually Australian (who studied Thai memorial books to get the tastes right)!

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Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you’ll be dining next to a pool of glittery opulence.

Nahm

Price: From 600 Baht / USD $19
Address: 27 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Alight at Lumphini MRT Station and take a 12-minute walk or 4-minute taxi ride here
Contact: +66 2 625 3388
Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 12pm to 2pm and 7pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun from 7pm to 11pm
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8. There’s fine-dining and then there’s insect fine-dining – Insects in the Backyard

And no, we’re not talking about feeding bugs because at this place, that’s what’s going on your plate.

Fattened silkworms and farmed crickets, it’s a zoo of creepy crawlies decorated tastefully on your plate – while you look out at the twinkling garden.

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Clearly not for the faint of heart, but the chef Mai Thitiwat is passionate about this unique cuisine. He shared that insects are a superfood which is easily farmed and highly sustainable (psst, animal agriculture is responsible for 18 perfect of greenhouse gas emissions)!

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Insects in the Backyard

Price: From 255 Baht / USD $8 (for main course); From 990 Baht / USD $31 (for CNY 6-course set meal)
Address: 462 Sirindhorn Rd, Khwaeng Bang Phlat, Khet Bang Phlat, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10700 (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Alight at Bang Son MRT Station and take a 14-minute taxi ride there.
Contact: +66(81)9110191
Opening hours: Thu-Tue, from 4pm to 11pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
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9. History brought to life and revamped in modern ways  – Paste

It isn’t everyday you find a fine-dining eatery worth talking about in a mall, but Paste offers shoppers an experience they will not soon forget – and with a Michelin star to boot.

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Decorated with erratic modern designs and serving up a cool city view, the restaurant serves Thai food that revolves around natively found ingredients. Rather than just sourcing from farms and whatnot, the chef frequently travels to forgotten rural areas – in order to uncover secrets of historical thai cuisine.

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Being voted no. 1 in a national magazine, you know that it has to be good to capture the hearts of the locals.

Paste

Price: From 500 Baht / USD $16 (for main course); From 950 Baht / USD $30 (for set lunch)
Address: 3rd Floor, Gaysorn, 999 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: From BTS Chit Lom, head towards the Shrine (the place is next to Intercontinental Hotel)
Contact: +66(0)2 656 1003
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 2pm (lunch), 6.30pm to 11pm (dinner)
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10. Enjoy a fine-dining meals under $20 (626 Baht)?? – Vogue Lounge

This gives you a total bang for your buck. Let’s see…

They have daily events or live performances on top of a city view, a chef with Michelin stars and oh, did we mention? All that and a meal for less than $20!

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It’s decorated with candlelight accents and sports a black and white theme, and the food matches up quite nicely. Beautiful displays and wonderful use of colour, it really stands out and makes you want to fully enjoy the meal – after taking a gazillion pics.

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Vogue Lounge

Price: From 180 Baht / USD $5 (for a main course)
Address: 6th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: BTS (Chong Nonsi – Direct access from Exit 3)
Contact: +662 0010697
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 12midnight
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11. It’s an unlikely coupling of Japanese and French cuisine! – Ma Du Zi

How? With an incredible sense of taste and tons of creativity, that’s how.

The restaurant has a great all round view of greenery through their glass walls, which are interspersed with carved wood panels, giving it a natural yet ethnic look.

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Relatively unknown to the world but frequented by locals, if you have a hankering for something new, you’ll know where to go. Recommendations include the duck confit and the chef’s specialty French style breakfast (270 Baht).

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Ma Du Zi

Price: From 180 Baht / USD $5
Address: Maduzi Hotel, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: From MRT Sukhumvit Station Exit 3. Walk through the skywalk to Exchange Tower and exit the building from the Ratchadaphisek side.
Contact: +66 2 615 6400
Opening hours: Daily from 6.30am to 2.30pm
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12. Have a meal encased in glass at – Savelberg Thailand

A restaurant awarded with a Michelin star is always worth a visit. The Dutch chef, Henk Savelberg, calls his gourmet meals a fusion of modern French with just a touch of Dutch.

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With an open concept and a lovely garden, you’ll definitely have a pleasant night tasting their finely crafted dishes.

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Just check out that beauty! An exciting dessert whimsically presented in a seashell – this must be Atlantis.

The glass walls adds that extra touch of grandeur and in the afternoons, you can expect a lovely filtered light to go with an elegant lunch.

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Savelberg Thailand

Price: From 300 Baht / USD $9; From 900 Baht / USD $27 (for 4-course set lunch)
Address: 110 Wireless Road, Lumphini, Patumwan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: BTS Station Ploenchit towards Oriental Bangkok Residence
Contact: +66 2 252 8001
Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 12pm to 2.30pm (lunch), 6pm to 10pm (dinner); (Closed on Sundays)
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Special mention

1. Watch as the chefs bring the ultimate dishes to life – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to participate in the actual cooking, which takes place before your very eyes. From preparation to presentation, you can watch as various chefs bring tastebud tickling ideas to life. Now, isn’t that a spectacular view?

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Of course, you can also choose to have your dinner privately and away from the immersive interaction. But why would you? You might even pick up something new!

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This world renowned French cuisine restaurant is founded by a chef with 25 Michelin stars to his name – Joël Robuchon. Now, although their foie gras is exceptional, we would recommend the La Langoustine instead–- a mouthwatering fusion of shellfish.

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Editor’s Note: Foie gras is fattened livers of geese or ducks which have been force fed, and is therefore seen as a cruel delicacy.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Price: From 900 Baht / USD $28 (for main course); From 1450 Baht / USD $46 (for 4-course set lunch)
Address: 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd., Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand  (Coordinates here)
Getting there: BTS (Chong Nonsi – Direct access from Exit 3)
Contact: +66 (0)2 001 0698
Opening hours: Daily from 11.30am to 2pm (lunch), 6.30pm to 10pm (dinner)
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2. Be careful, these doorways lead to Italy! – Medici Kitchen & Bar

Pasta as though it was made lovingly in Italy and airflown specially for you. This bistro is brimming with all kinds of goodness. From steak to gelato, you’ll forget you are in Bangkok and seated in a comfy corner with richly intricate designs.

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Their hourly opera performances and warm service is something that only enhances the spirit of Italians – and we consider the elegant opera to be one incredible view indeed!

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The pasta cooked in the parmesan wheel is something to behold, it is entertaining in the beginning and will make your tastebuds sing. Rich in flavour, but obviously not for those anti-pasta folks. Squid ink risotto is another hearty meal to dig into, if you’re a die-hard squid ink fan.

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Medici Kitchen & Bar

Price: From 390 Baht / USD $12 (for main course); From 390 Baht / USD $12 (for 2 course lunch)
Address: 55/555 Langsuan Road | Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: From BTS Chit Lom, head East and take the first right, walk for 7-minutes
Contact: +66 2 630 4000
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 2.30pm (lunch), 6pm to 10.30pm (dinner)
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3. A meeting of land and sea, East and West  – Nami Teppanyaki Steakhouse

Check out the view – a delightful performance accompanies every meal. Everyone enjoys a good hotplate slice and dice, especially by performers that has it honed to a fine art.

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The Japanese are known to hold themselves to impossibly high standards,  and true to form, they ensure their food are fresh. By importing fresh beef and seafood direct from Japan, a few times a week.

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If you fancy yourself a connoisseur of beef, be sure to try their Kobe beef which starts at 3990 Baht (USD $127) for 200g of tender striploin. It might be a smidge pricier, but hey, you’ve just saved yourself a ticket to Japan.

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Nami Teppanyaki Steakhouse

Price: From 170 Baht / USD $5
Address: JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: From BTS Phloen Chit, take the eastern exit and go down the road for 5-minutes
Contact: +66 2 656 7700
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch), 6pm to 10.30pm (dinner)
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4. This chef is an artist and the knife is his paintbrush  – Sushi Masato

Easily compared with Michelin-starred eateries in its home country, this establishment will wow you with its grandeur in the art of preparing sushi. You can admire the precise skills of sushi chefs or itamae.

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You know that the best chefs make everything from scratch, and chef Masato serves freshly grated wasabi all night long. Who knew it was that simple?!

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But what we also didn’t know was that sushi could be so beautifully presented on a dish.

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Sushi Masato

Price: From 4000 Baht / USD $127 (for standard 20 dish meal)
Address: 3/22 Soi Sawasdee 1, Sukhumvit 31 | Khlongtoei Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Exit Phrom Phong BTS Station and continue straight for 8 mins
Contact: +66 97 234 1370
Opening hours: Tue-Sun, from 5.30pm to 11pm (Closed on Mondays)
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We know exactly what we’ll be exploring the next time we’re in town. Now, tell us in the comments what’s the most unforgettable dish you’ve ever had in Bangkok to date!

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