A time for family and feasting, Chinese New Year is all about honouring the tradition, your loved ones, and your ancestors.

Get ready to welcome the beginning of the Year of the Ox on 12 February this year. If you’re already cruising the streets for a labour-saving dinner plan to save you from turning into a kitchen clerk on one of the most hectic days of the year, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of restaurants to dine at for Chinese New Year – because really, you and your family deserve to be stress-free and spoiled on this very festive day. It’s that time of the year where you can take delight in tangy pineapple tarts, Chinese pork jerky bak wa, and the highly desired red pockets filled with green and grey banknotes. 

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Pagoda Chinese Restaurant

Looking for luxe and luscious CNY dining? Stop by Pagoda Chinese Restaurant at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park to indulge in their Lunar New Year’s specials – think Salmon Yu Sheng, Abalone Yu Sheng, Barbecued Pork Baked Sugar Bun, Crispy Prawn & Conpoy Steamed Rice Roll, and traditional Chinese New Year cake. The showstopper is the Golden Duck bejewelled with real gold and stuffed with abalone rice. Find this special a la carte menu and more available now until 21 February.

Price: starts from THB 138++ to THB 2,888++. 

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Riverside Terrace at the Mandarin Oriental

For any special occasion, you can never go wrong with riverside dining. Chef Andy Leong of The China House at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok will churn out auspicious dishes – think Beijing Duck, Salmon Yu Sheng, and Golden Egg Noodles – at the Riverside Terrace from 12-13 February. 

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Tired of the typical CNY meal? Switch things up a bit by diving right into this comfort-filled plate of ravioli stuffed with oxtail along with sophisticated Italian-meets-Asian fare at Ms.Jigger, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. The special dish is available from 10-13 February.  

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Nan Bei

For traditional Chinese food in a luxuriously contemporary setting, Nan Bei for you. From 5-14 February, the elegant Chinese restaurant within the Rosewood Bangkok offers up two exclusive set menus for lunch, dinner, and takeaway. The Longevity Set featuring alluring dishes like Honey-Glazed BBQ Kurobuta Pork, Braised Abalone with Goose Web, and Wagyu Tenderloin with Black Pepper Sauce, is made for four to six persons, whilst the Prosperity Set is crafted for eight to ten persons, and includes Peking Duck, Spotted Grouper with Light Soy Sauce, Fish Maw with Abalone Sauce, and more.

Price: The Longevity Set is priced at THB 8,888 for dining in and THB 7,888 for takeaway. The Prosperity Set is priced at THB 25,000 for dining in and THB 18,888 for takeaway.

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Bring a wave of excitement to start the Year of the Ox right with the all-you-can-eat Dim Sum Lunch at Dynasty, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, available only on 12-13 February.

Price: THB 1,250++ per person

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57th Street

Set the mood for Chinese New Year with a scrumptious dinner buffet loaded with Chinese delicacies like dim sum, Peking duck, BBQ pork, and more, at 57th Street within the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit. A seafood on ice station is also available.

Price: THB 1,490 net per person

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The Silk Road

When talking about the messy yet heavenly food of Chinese New Year, the auspicious noodle dish of Lo Hei or Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss runs into our minds. One of the best places to tuck into this delight is at The Silk Road within The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Every element in the dish is believed to bring luck, wealth, and abundance. From 8 to 18 February, the restaurant offers the dish in two versions: either salmon or abalone. They each come into portions of small (for two to four persons) or large (for five to 10 persons). The latter is available for both dining in and takeaway.

Price: start from THB 1,188++ to 2,888++

Image credit: The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

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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.