Green, red, massaman, phanaeng: Thailand
has a seemingly endless number of curry dishes to choose from. Restaurant-goers have enough options to decipher when it comes to the type of curry they wish to devour, and sorting through the plethora of Thai restaurants in Bangkok
should not be a priority. Instead, we found the best ones for you. Here are the top ten places to get the most delicious Thai curry in town
Restaurant, Thai, Seafood, Asian, $$$
The exterior of Krua Apsorn
is anything but flashy. A simple blue sign is the only indicator that restaurant-goers are at the right place. While the establishment’s décor may seem mundane at best, the food
is anything but. It is so delicious, in fact, that both the Thai royal family and food critiques visit this quaint establishment often. The menu is in Thai, but is chock full of photos, making it easy for customers to simply choose and point when ordering. With few tourists in sight, those who visit will be pleased with both its authentic atmosphere and Thai cuisine.
© Courtesy of Krua Apsorn
May Veggie Home
Restaurant, Thai, Vegetarian, Asian, $$$
There are one to many dishes vegetarians and vegans alike have to miss out on because of their dietary needs. Thanks to May Veggie Home
, Thai curry is no longer one of them! Located in the heart of downtown, this delicious eatery has been serving up 100 percent vegan cuisine since 2013. Some of May Veggie Home’s curry dishes include vegetarian shrimp and vegetables in phanaeng curry (฿220), massaman curry (฿149 small and ฿220 large), green curry with tofu (฿149 small and ฿220 large), and more.
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Vegetarian, $$$
Those visitors of Bangkok
who have baht to blow and want to challenge their taste buds should head to Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
. This restaurant is one of seven total restaurants and bars located inside of the five-star Siam Kempinski Hotel. All of the Thai dishes are unique and modern, which may be one of the reasons this Thai restaurant holds a Michelin star. Their curry dishes include their Maine lobster salad with frozen red curry (฿650), cod fish in green curry and beetroot (฿890), and more.
Frozen Red Curry with Lobster Salad | © Courtesy of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Restaurant, Thai, Seafood, Asian
With a name like Smooth Curry
, it may come as no surprise that this particular restaurant has some of the best gaeng
(curry) in town. The restaurant is located just a short walk from the BTS Skytrain Station Phloen Chit and is located on the third floor of the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel. In addition to its central location, Smooth Curry boasts of its great atmosphere, complete with an incredibly hospitable staff ready to guide customers’ orders in the right direction. From its red curry with roasted duck (฿450) to its signature beef cheek massaman curry, restaurant-goers will not be disappointed when dining at Smooth Curry.
© Courtesy of Smooth Curry
Cabbages & Condoms
Restaurant, Thai, $$$
Do not let its quirky name fool you: Cabbages & Condoms
is serving up some of the most mouthwatering and authentic of Thai cuisine in Bangkok
, in addition to a good helping of sex education. Located right off the BTS Skytrain Station Asok, this restaurant certainly knows how to create a memorable atmosphere. From the lush entryway to its romantic outdoor dining area, visitors will fall for the décor almost as hard as they fall for the delectable dishes. While all of Cabbages & Condoms menu options are noteworthy, the Thai curries remain a top choice for restaurant-goers. An entire section of the menu is dedicated to these dishes, serving up everything from New Zealand lamb sweet curry with potato (฿470) to a more traditional option such as their green curry (฿220 or ฿270 with meat). As customers finish their delicious meals, they will be left full, content, and given a few free rubbers, courtesy of Cabbages & Condoms.
Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Vegetarian
Passed down from generation to generation, The Local
has been refining and perfecting its family recipes for awhile now. The restaurant boasts of preparing only the most authentic of Thai dishes in hopes of preserving the country’s rich, culinary history. The Local’s homemade curry paste pairs perfectly with its gang tai pla
, or southern style fish curry, or its delicious
fish curry in thick and creamy coconut milk.
Supanniga Eating Room
Restaurant, Thai, Vegetarian, Vegan
Its lively décor and vibrant interior may first lure in customers, but its delicious menu is what will turn them into regulars. Supanniga Eating Room
has two central locations in the city in addition to its new cruise dining experience on the Chao Phraya River. Visitors can not go wrong with any one of these three venues. While the locations differ, one thing that remains constant are its delicious menu options. The menu is extensive, with plenty of Thai curries to go around. Some of its most noteworthy curries include its chewy, homemade fish balls in a rich green curry, as well as its chopped pineapple curry with fresh mussels.
© Courtesy of Supanniga Eating Room
Restaurant, Thai, $$$
, serving up both Chinese and Thai dishes, was founded in 1981 and has been pleasing customers ever since. Now, with three different locations around Bangkok, it remains one of visitors’ favorite restaurants to frequent while visiting the City of Angels. Restaurant-goers are not going to break their banks shelling out baht, as all of its delicious dishes are quite affordable. The dining area is anything but lavish, but what Inter Restaurant lacks in luxury it surely makes up for in taste. The curry dishes are high class, and there are a plethora to choose from. Many visitors will find that restaurants take it easy on foreigners when it comes to how spicy a dish is, and this is certainly not the case at Inter Restaurant. All of the curry dishes are packed with not only flavor but are incredibly spicy, as well. Those diners who can not handle the heat should be sure to inform the staff when ordering. Some of their best curry dishes include the roasted duck in red curry sauce with rice (฿85), green curry with a choice of pork, beef, chicken, or catfish (฿100), and the chicken curry with rice and a boiled egg (฿75).
Queen of Curry
Restaurant, Thai, Asian, $$$
Queen of Curry
is a family-run business, and it is both a cozy and comfortable restaurant to visit. Its modest decor is welcoming and perfect for those hoping to have a casual meal. Hanging, colored umbrellas are intertwined with glowing lights and green foliage, lighting up its outdoor seating area. While its décor is certainly not flashy, the curry dishes at Queen of Curry are fit for royalty (pun intended). There are a variety of curries to choose from, with everything from red curry with duck to massaman curry with chicken.
Restaurant, Thai, $$$
Made popular by its authentic Thai food but notorious for its delicious curry dishes is Baan Ice
, located off the BTS Skytrain Station Thonglor. The two-story restaurant is made up of floor-to-ceiling windows, with comfortable seating for diners throughout. These dishes certainly are not catered to dull palates, with the restaurant being home to some of the most delicious yet spicy Southern curries in town. While all of the dishes served up at Baan Ice are noteworthy, some of the most memorable ones are its spicy curry dishes, including curry based rice dishes as well as soups.