International cuisine is like comfort food when on vacation. Home sick? Here's where you can find the best places serving international cuisine in Bangkok!
Local food too spicy for you? Pro Tip: Referring to yourself jokingly as a “farang” (foreigner) helps, and to help you further, here are some options for international food in BKK!
If you are craving for authentic Japanese food, you won’t go wrong with Endo Sushi, Osaka’s best sushi restaurant. They have opened a branch in Bangkok and it also serves fresh platters of sushi at an affordable price. Apart from sushi, you’ll have a pick from appetizers and main courses. The counter is manned by four sushi chefs and you will be served by kimono-clad wait staff. Definitely a place to go if you want a bona fide experience.
Endo Sushi Bangkok
Address: 235 The Taste Thonglor, 2nd Floor, Thonglor
Tel: +66 2 712 5211
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun, 11:30am to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Pho real tho!
A favourite amongst the Vietnamese and they swear by this spot for their Vietnamese cuisine fix. Authentic Viet food at reasonable prices, your menu includes the well-loved pho, summer rolls, Vietnamese coffee and desserts. The restaurant offers seating at their beautiful garden if you prefer it au naturel.
Address: Rama 9 Soi 49
Tel: +66 2 259 9593
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm daily
Located at The Commons, you’ll expect this restaurant to have a cool vibe and you won’t be disappointed. Torres, the chef, churns out authentic native dishes from her family’s recipes. Their short menu rotates daily but you won’t be deprived of your favourites such as quesadillas, burritos, tacos and of course, tequilas and margaritas. They also offer funky varieties for their cocktails such as the Mangoneada that features mango, chipotle and lime. Andale, let’s hurry down!
Address: The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 92 331 5203
Opening Hours: Noon to 11:00pm daily
You’ve heard of Michelin, but what about the James Beard Foundation? This award is the Oscars of the culinary world. Chef duo Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette have both bagged the Best Chef Northeast award and they have opened a hugely successful Barcelona-inspired tapas bar in Boston, New York and finally, Bangkok. What's interesting in this branch is that it mixes influences from American to Thai, delivering you dishes like hangar steak in green curry sauce and pig’s cheek in shrinp and pickled mango, but not forgetting your paella and regular tapas.
Address: 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 392 7790
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 6:00pm to midnight; Sat & Sun, Noon to 3:00am
You will be spoilt for choice at the ‘Korean town’ of Sukhumvit Plaza, but we pick this one because it has a history of two decades in Bangkok and still has a good following. Their menu focuses on BBQ and Korean staples such as kimchi stew and bibimbap. Some say that a Korean restaurant is judged based on their side dishes and Jang Won would score on this. Generous and tasty, their sides are as good as their mains.
Address: 1/F, Sukhumvit Plaza, 212/9-10 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 251-2636
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm daily
Of stars and stripes
Angus beef, nicely roasted bacon and crispy fries with your burger patty and your steak? Sounds delish. The chefs here swear by the certified angus beef for their grub that includes mouth-watering steaks and lamb chops, burgers and salads. Bring on the American craft beer and freely-poured cocktails named after districts in NYC. You can’t get any closer to New York.
Source: New York Style Steak & Burger
Source: New York Style Steak & Burger
New York Style Steak & Burger
Address: 28 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 262 0920
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 11:30am to 11:00pm, Sat & Sun, 11:00am to 11:00pm