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 to dwell in. From an Indian-style sky lounge and a tempura-focused restaurant to a Chinese hotpot spot, ditch the old, humdrum haunts and head over to these new spots to wine and dine in Bangkok this September.
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Nabah Grill & Sky Lounge
Perched on the 16th floor of the Solitaire Hotel, Nabah rooftop Skybar & Grill is a place where Indian fare is fused with Mediterranean, European, Italian and Continental flavours to produce refined and unusual tastes to each of their dishes. Nabah’s sumptuous offerings include Raan Masala, a tandoor-grilled lamb leg marinated in a herby paste made up of coriander, red chili, garlic, and ratton jot; Grilled Lobster Tail dressed in the bright and acidic white wine and French onion sauce; and Steak Au Poivre, tenderloin steak with a shower of brandy and black peppercorn sauce. No passport or packing required, the food and the Persian-Indian setting here will take you on a flavourful trip, exploring various cuisines in no time.
Nabah Grill & Sky Lounge, Solitaire Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, +662 081 3815
M.T Rollin Club
Replicating the western-style clubhouse, M.T Rollin Club is set in an old colonial style yellow and white building. Having been renovated to fit as a social spot, the venue is divided into four picturesque rooms set for different purposes: a dining room with gorgeous tiles and enormous gold gilt framed mirror; a Victorian-style room reserved solely for the ladies’ high tea session; a cigar bar; and last but not least, a vintage navy bar, brimming with an ambitious list of spirits, cocktails, and mocktails. The venue boasts a selection of western fare, including French oysters in a white wine vinaigrette, Japanese scallops speckled with green herbs, or an elegant vegetable jelly. Cap the meal off right with a Sweet Anna — an avalanche of snow-white whipped cream, strawberries, and freshly baked madeleines topped with a swirl of sweet peach sauce.
M.T. Rollin Club, 94 Asadang Rd., Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, +661 664 4969
You may have got a taste of Edo-style sushi but what about Edo-style tempura? If the answer is no, you need to head to Ginza Tenharu, an Edo-style tempura omakase bar situated within Gaysorn Village. The establishment is serving up both traditional and modern Japanese fare with a tempura twist. Seat yourself at the bar and watch chefs showcasing their knife and frying skills as they prepare your perfect meal. And since it is omakase-style, the course menu ranges from tasty appetisers to uni sushi roll tempura, depending on the chef’s choice and what peaks during the season. With the venue branched from the one-Michelin Ginza Sushi Ichi restaurant from Tokyo, the restaurant is backing up the guaranteed goodness you’ll want to gorge on.
Ginza Tenharu, 3/F Gaysorn Village, Bangkok +662 070 0014
Snapper New Zealand Sathorn
Treat your taste buds with Kiwi flavours at Snapper New Zealand Sathorn, boasting a wide repertoire of seafood dishes, as well as a collection of wines imported straight from New Zealand. Following the same concept as their sister restaurant in Sukhumvit Soi 8, the venue is a homage to the Kiwi-style fish and chips, referred to as a “glimpse of a nation’s obsession.” Expect a varied fish selection: New Zealand Southern hake, red snapper, deep sea cod, lemon sole, and more. Whichever one you pick, it will get battered, deep-fried, and seasoned the New Zealand way with a sauce of your choice. Coming in a big group? Get the Drink Platter, comprising of battered seafood, deep-fried prime beef spring rolls, pork sausages, onion rings, and sweet potato fries. They are all deeply satisfying.
Snapper New Zealand Sathorn, Sathorn Soi 12, Bangkok, +662 033 2844
If you’ve got a serious hankering for hotpot, Chinese, and Japanese food all at the same time, Ryunabe is where you need to head to. Located in Sathorn Soi 10, the hotpot eatery offers a range of prime meats including different cuts of marbled kurobuta pork and wagyu. Other highlights also include seafood options like the whole hairy crab, Hokkaido uni, sashimi platter, and also cooked dishes like dim sum or Chinese dried fish maw and chicken soup. Diners can pick between a la carte and buffet-style options, with the prices for all-you-can-eat varieties depending on the types of meat you order. A casual joint that combines good food with one of the most interactive ways of eating, Ryunabe is perfect for any lunch or dinner with your family and friends.
Ryunabe, 71/1 Sathorn Soi 10, Bangkok, +662 635 3673