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5 new Bangkok restaurants to try this January

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 a Korean food joint and an Isaan-focused haunt to a Turkish bistro, ditch the old, humdrum spots and head over to these new restaurants to wine and dine at in Bangkok this January.

Featured image credit: Joha; hero image credit: Unsplash/Carissa Gan


The name Joha is not new. The Korean restaurant has been one of Ari’s far-famed neighbourhood restaurants since 2016. What’s new, anyway, is their newly-opened location just a few blocks away from its original, petite spot. Having moved to a more spacious place, Joha is now ready to welcome more diners in to taste their Pusan-inspired dishes. Menu highlights here include their Kimchi Fried Rice (THB 250) surrounded by a pool of sizzling cheese, Bulgogi (THB 280), which is stir-fried marinated beef and the spicy Kimchi Soup (THB 220). The venue also offers an array of soju so you can drink their Korean-style liquors to your heart’s content.

Joha, 111/1 Phahonyothin Road 7, Phaya Thai, Bangkok,+6683 177 5533

The Yard

Located in Sathorn, The Yard is an East-meet-West restaurant. The menu here focuses on combining Hong Kong tastes and the Global cuisine altogether like a melting pot (think saffron-infused risotto and Asian-style spicy fried flower salad). What you must try is their Hong Kong-style Crispy Pork, with the golden-fried piece of meat served with pungent mustard sauce and molasses-like soy sauce. It’s meaty. It’s fatty. Really, you can’t go wrong with this signature dish by The Yard.

The Yard, 22 Sathorn Rd. Soi 11, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok, +662 103 2069


Suan Plu’s new Thai restaurant “Plu” is just about as tropical as it gets, with bright leafy wallpaper and a lush garden surrounding its space. The establishment serves authentic Thai food from every part of Thailand – think along the lines of spicy southern-style curries, bright Thai salads, pungent relishes of many kinds and noodle dishes. Known also for their refreshing cocktails, diners can down some drinks whilst indulging in the Thai fiery fare.

Plu, Suan Plu Road, Toongmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, +66 62 642 2222

Bangkok Der

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Craving for food that packs some heat? Head over to Bangkok Der within Thonglor to enjoy Isaan (the northeast part of Thailand) fare in a modern chic setting. Serving progressive Isaan dishes and drinks, diners can expect to indulge in Miang reimagined with deep-fried Naam (Thai fermented sausage), an assortment of papaya salads served in a beautiful presentation and Thai-inspired cocktails and shots. The outlet also makes mean caffeinated drinks and delectable western-style desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth or coffee needs.

Bangkok Der, Seenspace, Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok

Little Brochette

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Turkish food alone is delightful and sumptuous. But why not kick your Turkish food experience up a notch with a healthier version of it? Little Brochette at Sukhumvit Soi 63 serves up a wide selection of healthy Mediterranean food for all you fitness buffs to enjoy. Tuck into the Eggplant & Zucchini (THB 110) drowned in the thick and tangy yoghurt sauce, Grilled Farm Boneless Chicken Leg (THB 330), and the Olive Oil-Marinated Bell Peppers (THB 120) for stellar starters. For lunch, opt for the wrap set menu like the Grilled Chicken Anatolian Wrap with a side of french fries and soft drink (THB 245).

Little Brochette, 582/6 Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok, +6684 229 8085

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.