Bangkok’s food scene never moves at a slow pace. The city is often, if not always, hungry for the latest and greatest in dining. With a slew of new restaurants popping up every month, Bangkok is becoming one of the best culinary landscapes food lovers could ever dream of dwelling in.
From an omakase-themed Italian restaurant and a pizza-focused haunt to a Belgian bistro, ditch the old, humdrum spots this month and head over to these new restaurants to wine and dine at in Bangkok this February.
Hero image credit: Na-Oh Bangkok restaurant by Natthapon Phanpinij
When American flavours dial up with the Italian delicacy, you know the result will always be HEAVENLY. Brought to us by Soho Hospitality, the pizza team here is led and trained by the renowned pizza maker slash consultant, Anthony Falco, who has previously worked at the far-famed Roberta’s Pizza of New York. That being said, you can already guess the pies here will be of New York style. The grab-and-go type of pizza is served by the slice on a big paper plate. But fret not, the goodness of Soho Pizza will not be of fast-food quality considering their use of house-made, 48-hour natural fermented dough made from grade-A flour and topped with premium toppings. Undoubtedly, the new takeaway pizza haunt on Sukhumvit 11 is serving NY slices that don’t leave quality behind.
Soho Pizza, 26/3 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok, +662 821 5113
Open Sun-Thu, 12 pm-12 am; Fri-Sat, 12 pm-3 am.
Perched on the 32nd floor of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, BELGA Rooftop Bar & Brasserie brings Belgian charm to Bangkok and accentuates the city’s glorious dining scene with Belgian-born cuisine and brewed beers. The menu highlights here include the Moules Marinière with Pommes Frites (mussels with fries), Carbonnade (Flemish beef and beer stew) and Croquettes de Crevette (deep-fried North Sea shrimps) and surely the well-beloved waffles drizzled with luscious chocolates. Stop there also for their extensive selection of draft and bottled Belgian beers — which you can enjoy while appreciating Bangkok’s cityscape from their alfresco outdoor seating area.
BELGA Rooftop Bar & Brasserie, 189 Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 13-15, Bangkok, +662 126 9999
Open Mon-Sun, 5 pm-1 am.
February is here and it’s time to upgrade our Japanese food game with a repertoire of yuzu-infused dishes. If you’ve heard of the lemon-like citrus, yuzu, you know it has pretty much been all the rage in Bangkok’s dining scene since last year. Those hankering to get a sheer taste of this citrusy fruit, Yuzu Omakase is here to cater to your cravings. Situated on the second floor of Yuzu Ramen, the omakase-themed restaurant offers chef’s choice course menus at different prices starting from THB 2,500 to THB 9,500. Laced with quality ingredients imported from Japan, the course menus often include pristine items like uni, caviar, abalone and, of course, yuzu products —which is featured in all the dishes for extra toothsome aroma and flavour.
Yuzu Omakase, 2FL, 258/9-10 Siam Square Soi 3, +66 63 898 8989
Open Mon-Sun, 12-11 pm.
All meals are not created equally. Those of you who agree on this might also agree that sometimes airline in-flight meals often pleases our palates more than the on-land ones. But with Na-Oh Bangkok within the creative space of Chang Chui providing us with an option to indulge in the immaculate in-flight meal without really having to fly anywhere, we know we are in for a treat.
Nestled inside the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar is a restaurant space elegantly furnished with full-on vintage elements that only enrich the fine-dining meal they are serving. Relating their restaurant theme to Noah’s Ark, Na-Oh offers delectable five-course (THB 1,500++) and eight-course meals (THB 2,500++) accompanied by imaginary narratives of the post-doomsday saga to portray the human sequences of life which brimmed with joy and sadness. Looking for a meal that gives more than just nutrients? Na-Oh Bangkok will give you just that with its fantasy-inspired ambience and meal.
Na-Oh Bangkok, 460/8 Sirindhorn Road, Bang Phlat, Bangkok, +6688 612 2188
Open Mon-Sun (close on Wed), 6 pm-12 am.
Helmed by the Italian-born Chef Maurizio Menconi (the former Head Chef of La Scala), White Lies is an Omakase-themed Italian restaurant with a core mission of fusing Italian cooking with the Japanese concept of a multi-course, no-choice chef’s menu. Running on an omakase format, White Lies puts the full-on spotlight on local hyper-seasonal and premium imported ingredients in order to recreate the top-notch version of food Chef Maurizio grew up with. Priced at THB 5,000, the dinner menu here can get up to 18 courses, featuring dishes that usually include foie gras, Kobe beef, lobster and Osetra caviar. The menu here also changes almost daily. So dinner at White Lies always promises to be full of surprises since diners will never have a clue what they’ll be getting.
White Lies, The Peninsula Plaza Bangkok, Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Bangkok, +66 65 319 8877
Open Mon-Sat, 6:30-9 pm.