The 5 Most Luxurious Restaurants In Bangkok

Vertigo Moon And Bar
Vertigo Moon And Bar | © Courtesy of Banyan Tree
Kelly Iverson

While the street food in Thailand can not be beaten, the capital does have its fair share of luxury restaurants. From outdoor seating areas that line the beautiful Chao Phraya River to restaurants with 360-degree panoramic views of Bangkok’s shimmering skyline, there are plenty of luxurious restaurants to choose from. Here, we list the five most luxurious restaurants in Bangkok.

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Deck By The River Restaurant

Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Fusion

Deck By The River Restaurant, in the Arun Residence, does not need a rooftop to have one of the best views in town. The restaurant sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, right across the river from Wat Arun, or the Temple of the Dawn. The Arun Residence has been open for eleven years, and not much has changed since it first opened its doors. The Deck prides itself in remaining a consistent, authentic restaurant for its customers, and has attempted to keep the decor and impeccable service the same as it was when it first opened. The Deck serves up an a la carte breakfast, light lunch and exquisite dinner daily. Arun Residence consists of four floors and two different restaurants. The main restaurant is The Deck, which overlooks Wat Arun and serves up a huge menu of Thai-Western fusion cuisine. You will find Amorosa on the fourth floor, which is a cocktail and snack lounge.Our favorite dish on the menu is the risotto wild mushroom and porcini mushroom cream sauce in truffle oil (฿400). It is both creamy and delicious, and is served with just the right amount of parmesan cheese. Enjoy the flawless view of Wat Arun with one of The Deck’s signature cocktails in hand, such as the Arun Sunset. This drink is made up of vodka, orange juice and apple juice before being topped with a fresh red apple and a cherry. Between the great service, mouthwatering food and awe-inspiring views of one of Bangkok’s most famous temples, this is one restaurant in Bangkok that you must visit.

Issaya Siamese Club

Restaurant, Thai

Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok
Courtesy of Issaya Siamese Club

Issaya Siamese Club opened its doors in December 2011 and has been a foodie favorite ever since. Issaya Siamese Club has both a dining room as well as an outdoor seating area for guests to enjoy. The restaurant sits in a 100-year-old Thai villa with decor that is a unique combination of traditional Thai architecture mixed with a fresh and contemporary style.


Bar, Restaurant, Cocktails, Vegetarian

Vertigo Moon And Bar
© Courtesy of Banyan Tree
61 floors above the city is where you will find Vertigo at the Banyan Tree. Vertigo is just one of the luxury dining options that the Banyan Tree offers. While the other restaurants and bars are hard to compete with, Vertigo’s view of the city is impossible to top. The restaurant opens at 6 p.m., and we recommend arriving at this time to watch as the sun sets over Thailand’s capital. Vertigo has an a la carte menu, or guests can choose from a 4-course or 5-course set dinner. Top off your evening with one of Vertigo’s signature cocktails, such as the classic Vertigo Sunset.

Pizza Massilia Ruam Rudee

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Vegan

Pizza Massilia Ruam Rudee is considered one of the first gourmet pizzerias in Thailand. All of the ingredients used here are imported from Italy and France. Besides pizza, restaurant-goers can order one of Pizza Massilia Ruam Rudee’s signature plates of pasta or appetizers, such as their baby squid bouillabaisse.

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

Restaurant, Thai

Lobster Served With Kra Chai And Red Pepper
© Courtesy of Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
Inside the luxurious Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok, you will find Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. This restaurant just rolled out an entirely new menu in September 2016, titled ‘The Journey.’ While Sra Bua was already a good contender for some of the best food in Bangkok, this restaurant certainly stepped up its game with its new dishes, some of which include grilled squid, beef massaman with potatoes and much more. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is open daily for lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m.
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