These new arrivals may have missed out on Top Tables 2019 Official Selection, but they have serious potential for future years. 

BK Magazine's Top Tables is an independent ranking of Bangkok's 100 best restaurants, as voted by a panel of industry experts with zero interference from sponsors. From an original list of 200 places, they vote each one out of five stars, in addition to providing us with their personal top 10. From those insights, we keep only the top 100 ranked restaurants, which we call the Official Selection (See How is Top Tables made?).
Though we apply a formula to make sure that restaurants are not heavily penalized due to lack of awareness, new restaurants can have a tough time breaking through in what's a very competitive market. That's why this year we included a list of Bangkok's best new restaurants that didn't make the Official Selection. Think of these as honorable mentions. They may not be Top Tables just yet, but they have serious potential for future years. Below we've updated the list to also include the hottest new restaurants to open since the guide came out in March—that's how quickly Bangkok's dining scene is moving!




Head to Sala Daeng for hearty Greek classics and an ouzo-fueled party atmosphere.

120 Sala Daeng Soi 1/1, 062-567-7751. Open MonSat 5pm-midnight; Sun noon-11pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get 10% discount on food only and get a complimentary smashing plate valued THB 50 when spending via Citi credit card Today – 30 Sep 19



Billy’s Smokehouse


The mastermind behind Osito Unique Spanish and La Monita whips out smoked beef brisket and short ribs cooked Texas style, coated only with salt and pepper and smoked for 20 hours using oak wood.

Mahutan Plaza, 888 23-24 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-651- 4398. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm




Hidden among the branches above Yen Akart, this deli-cum-restaurant offers up a bounty of fresh seafood, stinky cheeses and simple French comfort dishes.

5 Yen Akat Rd., 02-249- 1684. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-10:30pm




The Rarb guys take over the big open kitchen at Charoenkrung design complex Warehouse 30 to serve a menu of local ingredients that changes every oneto-two weeks at one single, long communal table.

Unit 5, Warehouse 30, Charoenkrung Soi 30, 087-363-2629. Open daily noon-10pm


Ginza Tenharu 


Tempura omakase—a chef’s selection of premium deepfried produce like enormous Hokkaido scallop and creamy sea urchin served around a sushi-style counter—from the team behind Ginza Sushi Ichi.

3/F, Gaysorn Centre, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-070-0014. Open Tue-Sat noon2:30pm, 6-11pm; Sun noon-2:30pm, 6-10pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get 5% discount when spending THB 7,000 or more /sales slip Today – 28 Feb 20



iO Osteria


Fresh-out-of-the-oven Roman-style pizza and decadent pasta served up in a bustling deli atmosphere.

1/F, The Groove @ Central World, Rama 1 Rd., 02-117-3826. Open daily 11am-midnight




 The California-born brand boasts a sultry ambience and fusion-y, Japanese comfort food like spicy tuna on crispy rice cakes or wagyu beef with mashed potatoes.

39/F, Sathorn Square, Narathiwas Rd., 080-3535- 197, 02-108-2005. Open daily 6 pm-midnight, MonSat 11:30am-2:30pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get 10% discount when spending THB 1,000 or more /sales slip for Citi ULTIMA, Citi Prestige, Citi Premier, Citi Preferred and Citi Select or get 5% discount when spending THB 1,000 or more /sales slip for other Citi card types and get a complimentary KOI signature drink valued THB 380 for all card types (limit 1 glass /card /table / sales slip) Today – 30 Sep 19



Nabah Grill & Sky Lounge


This elegant Mughal-style dining hall spans Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, but the former provides most of the highlights, whether a comforting rogan josh (tender lamb stew) or saag paneer (cubed cheese in smooth spinach sauce) with some garlic naan bread.

16/F. Solitaire Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02- 081-3815. Open daily 5:30pm-2am


Nonna Nella by Lenzi 


Chef Francesco Lenzi’s follow-up to Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen does away with the starched tablecloths and goes for wholesome Italian fare: think thin-crust pizza, rich, al dente pastas and classics like pork loin scallopini.

G/F, CRC Tower, All Seasons Place, 87/2 Wireless Rd., 02-038-2184. Open daily 11:30am-10pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get a complimentary panna cotta with strawberry sauce for 2 persons valued THB 200 when spending via Citi credit card (limit 1 dish /card / table /sales slip) Today – 31 Dec 19





Blending Aussie bistro culture with the buzzing vibe of high-end Bangkok, this Phrom Phong venture rolls out hits like Ohira beef Wellington.

Park 24 Building, 68/1-4 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 094- 312-2355, 02-258-5395. Open Mon-Sun 6pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 11am-3pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get complimentary Ferrero Rocher ice cream valued THB 195 for Citi ULTIMA, Citi Prestige, Citi Premier, Citi Preferred and Citi Select (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip) Today – 28 Feb 20





The former chef at Phuket’s Bampot Kitchen, Jamie Wakeford, is behind this pared-back restaurant bringing a “modern British” twist to Suan Phlu. Olta shoots for the sweet spot between casual after work meetups with a menu that's big on local produce and reinterpretations of classic British recipes. Big eaters are rewarded in dishes like the Thai sole, a massive hunk of fish topped with baby shrimp, briny capers and semi-dried grapes that comes to life with a good squeeze of lemon. 

101/11 Suanphlu Rd., 094-656-2159. Open daily 6pm-midnight.




Following the departure of Fatih Tutak from The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn, French restaurateur Fred Meyer (Issaya Siamese Club, Namsaah Bottling Trust) has climbed aboard with this new modern Thai seafood concept. Expect chargrilled giant river prawns in choo chee curry sauce and French razor clams, flambeed tableside with house-made XO sauce.

The House on Sathorn,106 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. Open daily midday-midnight




Rama 9’s modern-industrial steakhouse goes where other meat specialists dare not tread.

Rama 9 Soi 49, 02-046- 5332. Open daily 11am-10pm




Bangkok’s nose-to-tail pioneer (opened in 2012 on Sukhumvit Soi 45) is back with a sleek new mid-century look of teal, velvet, leather and—as well as a whole new menu. Aided by a wood-fired oven, chef Charlie Jones turns out barbecue octopus (B310) with Jerusalem artichoke ajo blanco (a Spanish cold soup) and wagyu bavette steak.

Siri House, 14/2 Soi Somkid, Phloen Chit Rd., 094-868-2639




The new Thai fine-dining operation from celebrity chef Chumpol Jangprai is all about seasonal ingredients in a traditional setting reminiscent of the early Rattanakosin era.

131 Sukhumvit Soi 53, 02-059-0433. Open daily 6-11pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get complimentary signature mocktail ‘Sod-Chean’ and 1 special dish valued THB 1,024 (limit 1 set / card /table /sales slip) Today – 31 Dec 19





Hailing from the snowy fields of Niseko, Hokkaido, Ryunabe offers CantoneseJapanese hot-pots of seriously premium meats and seafood.

71/1 Sathorn Soi 10, 02- 635-3673. Open Tue-Sun noon-10pm




The unpretentious interiors—checkered tablecloths and net curtains—match the gimmick-free, ever-changing chalkboard menu of well-executed and affordable French cuisine.

Charoenkrung Soi 47, 086-516-2965. Open Wed-Fri 6-9pm; Sat-Sun noon-3pm, 6-9pm


Sushi Misaki Nobu  


Masahiro Misaki teams up with Nobuhiro Nagasaki, with whom he previously worked at Ginza’s acclaimed Sushi Tokami, to offer a second branch of Bangkok’s Misaki omakase counter.

M/F, Bandara Suites Silom, Sala Daeng Soi 1, 062-495-2386. Open TueSun 5-10:30pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get a complimentary drink valued THB 200 when spending via Citi credit card (limit 1 glass /card /table /sales slip) Today – 31 Aug 19





Perched 25 floors above Siam, this ambitious restaurant looks to squeeze the best out of local produce in familiar Thai recipes with contemporary tweaks.

25/F, Siam @Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd., 065-328-7374. Open daily 5:30pm-midnight


Table 38


Chef Andy Yang, whose Thai restaurant RhongTiam won a Michelin star in New York back in 2009, is behind this very exclusive, very swanky Thai chef’s table which whips out flavorful exercises in deconstruction.

G/F, Ashton Morph 38, 8 Sukhumvit Soi 38, 083-399-9888. Open TueSat 5pm-midnight




Bangkok’s latest omakase ("chef's selection") restaurant is led by Japanese-American chef Goji Kobayashi, previously of Wako in San Francisco, who offers an intimate curated dining experience filled with the finest ingredients flown fresh from Japan.

G/F, Pullman King Power, 8-2 Rangnam Rd., 02-680-9999. Open Tue-Sun 6-9:30pm




Serving Japanese food with a French twist, this eclectic space feels like walking into the home from The Royal Tenenbaums.

Pullman King Power, 8-2 Rangnam Rd., 02-680- 9999. Open daily 6-11pm


Thaan Charcoal Cooking 


A welcoming spot that’s devoted to Thai natural charcoal and meat from farms in Korat, Surin and Surat Thani.

68/6 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 086-303-1211. Open Mon-Sat 5:30-11pm

Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get a complimentary dessert valued THB 200 when spending THB 2,000 or more /sales slip (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip) Today – 29 Feb 20





This sleek opening from the Umbria-headquartered Urbani Tartufi, which boasts of being the world’s number-one truffle dealer, shows how delicious this delicacy really can be.

39/F, Sathorn Square, 98 North Sathorn, 02-233- 1990. Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 6-11pm


White Lies


An elegant cream and marble dining room plays host to chef Maurizio Menconi’s Italian finedining reinterpretation of the Japanese omakase concept.

153 Ratchadamri Rd., 065-319-8877. Open MonSat 6:30-10pm 


The full list of 100 restaurants is available as a free booklet inserted in BK Magazine Mar 29 issue and a downloadable PDF version.