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 living in. From an Italian and Mexican restaurant to a tapas haunt, here’s a list of new Bangkok restaurants to wine and dine at this September 2020.

Salvia

Even though Tables Grill is gone, Grand Hyatt Erawan didn’t intend on leaving Bangkok foodies hungry for too long. Introducing a new warm and welcoming spot, Salvia is the new Italian restaurant led by Italian-born Chef Roberto Parentela. It is here to bless your tummy with scrumptious Italian fare that reflects the culinary blend of his Piedmontese and Sardinian roots.

Salvia, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Rajdamri Road, Bangkok, +662 254 1234; Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 6:30 am-10:30 pm for dinner.

Tortilla Quemada

Fast, simple, and umami-packed: these three adjectives describe a lot of Mexican fare righteously. Boasting all three attributes, Tortilla Quemada churns out a delicious range of hearty Mexican dishes. For example, the Breakfast Taco (THB 175), Huevos Rancheros (THB 240), Lazy Man Meat Lover Quesadilla (THB 210), Carne Asada Taco (THB 140), Lazy Man Beef Burrito (THB 270), and more. Created by the chef-owner Colin Stevens, who was the brain behind ultra-scrumptious bbq delights at Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon, all the food items here sure will not disappoint.

Tortilla Quemada, 41, 1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +6665 237 3307; Open: Tue-Sun, 11 am-9 pm.

WORKSHOP

For a menu that represents a fine marriage of Thai produce with western goods at its best, WORKSHOP is the place to be, and it comes to no surprise when helmed by the French-native Chef Clément Hernandez who had his previous tenures at The Bar Upstairs, J’AIME by Jean Michel Lorain (2 Michelin Stars) and Le Relais Bernard Loiseau (3 Michelin Stars), to name a few. This time around his food thrives on comfort, projecting towards simplicity and sustainability instead of centring around a fine dining ethos. Serving as a multipurpose venue, WORKSHOP, apart from being a café and brasserie, is also a gallery and an event outlet.

WORKSHOP, 15/1 Yen Akat Road, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok, +6662 519 0055; Open: Mon-Sat, 11 am-10 pm.

Vaso –Spanish Tapas Bar

Say goodbye to humdrum tapas haunts and welcome Vaso – Spanish Tapas Bar into the repertoire of your regular restaurants. Situated within Velaa Sindhorn Village, the new Spanish haunt stands between an upscale restaurant and a casual bar, with a menu packed with tapas in all types and forms. The food here is a marriage of Spanish and Asian cuisine, inspired by Head Chef Álvaro Ramos’s journey from his homeland in Spain to living in Asia. Another highlight to this cool-hip new spot is the dance-inducing Spanish playlist and the oval-shaped seating, enveloping the small open kitchen where all the cooks, servers, and bartenders operate everything from cooking, serving, and entertaining (think, dancing and pouring you surprise shots). All this gives diners that theatrical effect like dining at an eclectic bar, but just with real mouth-walloping food.

Vaso  – Spanish Tapas Bar, Velaa Sindhorn Village, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +6698 914 4664; Open: Mon-Thu, 5:30 pm-12 am; Fri-Sun, 12-3 pm for lunch and 5:30 pm-12 am for dinner.

Nivas

If your love is Thai food then your pleasure will be found here at Nivas Cafe & Bistro. Nestled on Naknivas Road, Nivas is a multi-purpose venue, serving as a restaurantcafé, and bar with a range of traditional Thai delicacies slightly touched with new twists, and concocted drinks inspired by Thai produce, spices, and seasonings. With a menu created by the Michelin-starred Chef Thaninthorn ‘Noom’ Chantrawan along with Nivas’s fiery Head Chef Pitchakorn ‘Pop’ Rambut, you can be guaranteed to get star-worthy Thai food. Must-tries include Wagyu Pad Ka Prao Fried Rice (THB 250), Pad Thai Chai Ya (THB 180) and the creamy Thai Coconut Curry with Steamed Mackerels and Lotus Stems (THB THB 180)

Nivas Café & Bistro, 266 Naknivas Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok, +6693 575 9533; Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-12 am.

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.