Perched on the 16th floor of the Solitaire Hotel, Bawarchi Rooftop was once the former Nabah Rooftop Skybar & Grill. The semi-restaurant, semi-bar is where Indian food is fused with distilled spirits to offer an elevated Indian dining experience, differing from your typical, on-the-ground Indian restaurants.

Inspired with Persian-Indian elements throughout, the space exudes an enchanted spirit. With the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the cityscape of Asoke, Barwarchi totally revs up their latest Indian food game.

Recently, we got a chance to check out Bawarchi Rooftop and tried some of the best new dishes the venue has to offer. Here’s a list of must-tries you need to order.

Full feast

To have a full Indian feast of flavour, we suggest you get a few curries and pair them with scrumptious carb-loaded sides like Kesari Chawal (THB 200), saffron-infused basmati rice, and Cheese Naan (THB 150).

As for the curries, the stellar options are Paneer Makhani (THB 375) where grilled cottage cheese is simmered in a rich tomato sauce; Dal Degchi (THB 220), a turmeric-laden yellow lentil curry; and the Bawarchi Gosht Ooh La La (THB 585), a must-try as it is Bawarchi’s spiciest curry made from lamb and a fiery broth seasoned with a medley of dried and fresh chilies.

Tandoori Murgh (THB 650)

Basted in yoghurt, mustard oil, and garam masala, the chicken is tender and soft. It is packed with succulent tangs – definitely not your typical.

Seekh Kebab (THB 450)

This grilled Seekh Kebab is made from minced lamb, ginger, green chilies, royal saffron and amchoor powder (mango powder). A must-try for lamb lovers. 

Tandoori Seabass (THB 750)

For this dish, the seabass is hit with a fistful of secret spice marinade, which, once grilled, beautifully melts through the skin and enlivens the white firm flesh of the fish with vibrant colours and taste. Shower it with a squeeze of lemon before eating for a kick of acidity.

Tandoori Khumb (THB 375)

Grilled portobello alone is delicious already, but marinating it in Indian spice marinade before charcoal-grilling it with a mix of cheese, garlic and spinach definitely takes this mushroom to cloud nine.

Bawarchi Rooftop, Solitaire Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, +662 081 3815; Open: Mon-Sun, 5:30 pm to 2 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.