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The 10 Best Restaurants In Siam, Bangkok
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The 10 Best Restaurants In Siam, Bangkok

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The lively Siam area of Bangkok is known for its shopping and entertainment centers, from Siam Paragon and the MBK Center to Siam Discovery. It’s also still owned in part by the Thai Royal Family’s estate. We list the 10 best restaurants to visit when you’re visiting this intriguing district.
Bangkok's Siam district | © Ian Pennington/Flickr
Bangkok’s Siam district | © Ian Pennington/Flickr
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Som Tam Nua

This restaurant offers good Thai food, particularly Isaam Thai food, which originated in northern-eastern Thailand. The dish that is most popular among both locals and tourists is som tam: the green papaya salad, made from a combination of sour lime, hot chili, salt, fish sauce and palm sugar. It’s a spectacular celebration of traditional Thai tastes.

Som Tam Nua, 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 22 51 4880

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Red Sky

Red Sky is an elegant rooftop bar that offers a wonderful view of Bangkok’s skyscrapers from its 55th floor. It is located in the Centara Grand hotel in the huge Central World shopping center, which itself offers one of the best shopping experiences in the Siam area, as well as the whole of Bangkok.

Red Sky, Centara Grand Hotel (55th floor), Central World, 4,4 / 1-2,4 / 4, Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2100 1234

Bangkok views | © Eric L/Flickr
Bangkok views | © Eric L/Flickr
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Ban Khun Mae

The delicious and authentic Thai cuisine offered by Ban Khun Mae is loved by locals. The restaurant itself is located in a small wooden house that offers you shelter from the modern, glass skyscrapers and shopping centers dominating the Siam area. The Thai food served here is not too spicy, so perfect for people less acquainted with this type of food.

Ban Khun Mae, 458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Rd, Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 2501 9523

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Coca

Coca specializes in the local Thai cuisine, particularly in suki, a Thai hot pot which consists of a boiling broth in which you can dip your chicken, seafood, dumplings, vegetables, or whatever else you choose. Coca is located on the top floor of the Siam Center and offers a private room for family or business meetings.

Coca, Siam Center 4F, 989 Rama 1 Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand, + 66 2 251 6337

Bangkok by night | © REMProject/Flickr
Bangkok by night | © REMProject/Flickr
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Yellow Tail Sushi Bar

The Yellow Tail Sushi Bar is one of the tastiest Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Located on the 3rd floor of the Vie Hotel, it offers fresh sushi and sashimi made of ingredients that come straight from Japan. The bar’s specialty is sushi and sashimi with blue-fin tuna and with salmon. The menu offers a variety of single-type sushi as well as rich dinner sets, and a wide range of fine sakes.

Yellow Tail Sushi Bar, Vie Hotel, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2309 3939

A selection of sushi | © mikeru/Flickr
A selection of sushi | © mikeru/Flickr
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Kabuki

Kabuki, located on the ground floor of the Siam Paragon center, is a Japanese restaurant. Its name comes from a Japanese dance-drama, which can be watched in the restaurant itself, accompanied by Japanese music. You can enjoy the delicious dishes indoors here as well as on the outdoor terrace when the weather allows.

Kabuki, G27 Ground Floor. 991/1, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2129 4423

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Jim Thompson

The Jim Thompson Restaurant and Wine Bar is located inside Jim Thompson’s house, nowadays a fascinating museum that brings together stories from East and West. The eponymous original owner of the place, an American silk industry businessman, decided to settle down in Bangkok, where he created a unique combination of traditions. Nowadays this combination is also reflected in the restaurant, which offers authentic Thai cuisine paired with excellent Western wines.

Jim Thompson, 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand, + 66 2612 3601

Jim Thompson's house and museum in Siam | © Sébastien Bertrand/Flickr
Jim Thompson’s house and museum in Siam | © Sébastien Bertrand/Flickr
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Doo Dee Siam

Doo Dee, situated on the central Siam Square, is a good Thai restaurant to choose if you want to experience local dining with few tourists and a menu that is only in Thai. The place is casual and laid-back and the most tasty dishes include the Pad Thai, the Thai green curry, and the sour and spicy tam yom kung with shrimp and vegetables.

Doo Dee Siam, Siam Square, Soi 4, Rama 1 Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 658 3902

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Aoi

Aoi is a fine Japanese restaurant in the Siam Paragon center. The food served at Aoi is fresh and the ingredients come straight from Japan. The restaurant’s chef specializes in Otsukuri (sashimi) and Udon Suki.

Aoi, GF Siam Paragon, Rama1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2129 4348 50

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Belguardo

Belguardo‘s Italian chef ensures the dishes are authentic and fresh, served in a modern and colorful interior. The menu offers great seafood dishes and classic pasta recipes with an authentic Italian taste. Belguardo is located in the Siam Paragon center.

Belguardo, 99/1 Siam Paragon Centre, Ground Floor, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 610 9380