There’s absolutely no lack of quality eateries in the city. Bangkok’s culinary scene is — so it seems – moving faster than the speed of light; decent and new restaurants often come and go as often as the passing of time. But — if you ask us — what lives on and lasts the longest comes in the way of Chinese restaurants. So if you’re currently hunting for high-end haunts featuring Chinese fare, the city is home to hundreds of the cool and good ones. Here we’ve curated five dazzling spots around the international heart of Bangkok, Sathorn, for you to indulge in both authentic and modern Chinese food as you’ve never experienced before.
Taking Cantonese cuisine to modern new heights, Bai Yun, perched on the 59th floor of Banyan Tree Bangkok serves nothing but the highest quality Chinese food in a dimly-lit and modern setting. Though the venue offers a la carte and set menus, we highly recommend you go for the unlimited dim sum option (price varies from THB 1,295++ to 1,650++ depending on the time and day) just so you can eat your weight in dim sum like there’s no tomorrow.
Bai Yun, Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Bangkok, +662 679 1200
Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 6-10:30 pm for dinner.
Chef Man Chinese Restaurant
Nestled within the Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok, Chef Man has an enormous range of authentic Cantonese dishes packed with a flavoured punch. Run by the brilliant Chef Wai Yin Man, his food will take you for a culinary tour which will give you a taste of the real Land of Dragons. The Steamed Shrimp Dumplings bejewelled with Shark’s Fin (THB 115) are dangerously delicious and so are the Steamed Pork Dumplings topped with Abalone (THB 160). These two are the must-tries.
Chef Man, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok, 33/1 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok, +662 212 3741
Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 6-10 pm for dinner.
Situated within Mahanakorn CUBE, M Krub serves Chinese fare with a modern flair of fine dining elements like foie gras, aromatic black truffle, wagyu beef and abalone. Get cosy with their many coursed meals (priced at 10,000++ per person) featuring delicacies like Fresh Crab Meat and Truffle Tofu, Gratinated Golden Broth with Crab Meat and Shark Fin, Steamed Marbled Goby with Egg White and Lemon Tart with Green Tea Meringue made by their talented French pastry chef. If you think Chinese fare can’t be presented as fine dining, here’s the first place to learn that it is deliciously possible.
M Krub, 96 Mahanakorn CUBE, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Road, Bangkok, +662 019 8105
Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-3 pm for lunch and 6-10 pm for dinner.
Zheng Dou Grand
Come here for the breath-taking cityscape of Bangkok but stay for the wide selection of mouthwatering dim sum. Perched on the of 37th floor of Anantara Bangkok Sathorn Hotel, Zheng Dou Grand offers Hong Kong-style Chinese food. The venue also serves vegetarian dim sum like that of Mixed Mushroom Dumpling (THB 100), Pan-fried Vegetarian Gyoza (THB 100), Steamed Bun with Mixed Mushroom (THB 90). So, the food here will undoubtedly cater to everyone’s palate and diet.
Zheng Dou Grand, 36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road, Bangkok, 10120, +662 002 2420
Open: Mon-sun, 11:30 am-3 pm for lunch and 6-10 pm for dinner.
Starting out as a little hole-in-a-wall Chinese eatery, these days, Chandrphen Restaurant is Sathorn’s staple spot for Thai-style Chinese food. Tuck into their highlights of Gobi Fish Steamed in Soya Sauce (THB 160 per 100 grams) or Garoupa Fish Steamed with Chilli and Lime Sauce (THB 160 per 100 grams), with the tanginess from the sauce getting absorbed into the thick firm fish, making the white flakey meat tasty and moist. Expect to see other familiar dishes you had growing up like an array of deep-fried meat rolls (hoi jo) and shrimp/crab glass noodles baked in a clay pot.
Chandrphen Restaurant, 1030/1 Rama IV Road, Sathon, Bangkok, +662 287 1535
Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 pm.