The 10 Best Restaurants In Siam, Bangkok

Photo of Olga Lenczewska
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

Som Tam Nua

Restaurant, Thai
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Som Tam Nua
Som Tam Nua | © amerikajindotnet/Flickr
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.

Red Sky

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Bangkok views
Bangkok views | © Eric L/Flickr
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.

Ban Khun Mae

Restaurant, Thai, $$$
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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.


Restaurant, Thai, 0
Bangkok by night
Bangkok by night | © REMProject/Flickr
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.

Yellow Tail Sushi Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese
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A selection of sushi
A selection of sushi | © mikeru/Flickr
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.


Restaurant, Japanese, 0
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.

Jim Thompson

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Thai, $$$
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Jim Thompson's house and museum in Siam
Jim Thompson's house and museum in Siam | © Sébastien Bertrand/Flickr
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.

Doo Dee Siam

Restaurant, Thai
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Siam Square
Siam Square | © John Collins/Flickr
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.