5 Most Amazing Dining Experiences in Bangkok

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Thailand, also known as the land of smiles that never disappoints, has majestic tropical beauty, quaint temples, great food scene and vibrant nightlife. Thailand truly has a chaotic allure that draws people from all over the world. Thailand is not only  the best place for sightseeing but is one of the finest places for dining. Finding great food in Bangkok isn’t difficult. If you want to eat from the best places, below are the 5 most amazing dining experiences that you must not miss when in bangkok.

Akira Back at Marriott Marquis

Located on the 37th floor of the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Akira Back features four dining rooms including a main dining area, a sushi bar, an omakase bar and four private dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline. The brightly lit restaurant is decorated in rich black and gold tones combined with dark wood furnishings, black marble countertops, and arches and ceilings made from Shinto straw ropes to create a contemporary dining experience. It creates an elegant and classy atmosphere. 

The beverage menu includes an extensive list of curated wine, craft beers from Japan, Korean, America and some of the world’s most expensive sake. Like influences from Koreans, American-grown-ups, and Japanese-trained, celebrity chef’s famous creations span a wide variety of cuisines. The restaurant offers a special menu that focuses on dishes made with the freshest local ingredients, but you’ll also find some signature dishes at all locations for good reason.  You must try their incredibly delicious Akira Back’s signature Tuna Pizza. It is served beautifully with thin crispy crust, sliced tuna sashimi with ponzu mayo sauce and topped with micro shiso and aromatic white truffle oil. The tuna pizza greeted the palate with a flood of umami in every bite. You should also try their AB Tacos, a Korean-influenced concoction featuring crispy tacos served with juicy minced wagyu galbi and topped with tomato ponzu sauce. Akira Back stands out by offering authentic Japanese dishes with a Korean accent, made with seasonal products and handcrafted ingredients. 

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is located on Sukhumvit Road, a short walk from popular downtown attractions and within easy reach of the BTS Skytrain, MRT subway and Suvarnabhumi Airport. They have a rejuvenating pool and spa which you can experience after exploring Bangkok. They have refined hotel rooms and suites where you’ll enjoy luxury amenities and polished décor that blends classic Thai influences with modern accents. Most of their accommodations showcase breathtaking views of the downtown Bangkok skyline as well.

It is not only a luxurious place for staycation but it also stands as a great place to eat. The venue alone boasts over 6 eateries that churn out a delicious plethora of cuisines to cater to everyone’s taste buds. For diehard buffet buffs, the first and foremost spot to put in your foodcation itinerary is Goji Kitchen + Bar. For lunch here, you can transport yourself to China through a feast at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant or dive deep into the Thai-Western culinary world at Siam Tea Room.  At ABar Rooftop  you can relish some sundowners as you watch the sun set, disappearing into the forest of Bangkok’s concrete trees. The ‘lobby lounge’ is ideal for a drink before or after an enjoyable dinner. 

The Sky Suite at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is a huge two-story suite with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to nine people. The top floor features an outdoor plunge pool as well as a rooftop hot tub, both overlooking Sukhumvit. Perfect for a gathering of family or friends, this suite features many other appealing amenities and services such as a hot tub on the patio, a grand piano, access to the M Club Lounge and much more again .  

Floating market

Bangkok Floating Market was established with the purpose of exchanging goods and fresh agricultural products between city people and foreigners. Locals used the canals for transportation and even business directly from their boats! An entertaining floating market is set up every weekend for shopping and dining.

Shopping, eating Thai snacks and watching street vendors cook and serve food right from their boats is a joy to visit a floating market. A great escape from the bustling city center and a fun way to hit the water trails, these locations are sure to delight your senses. Take in the views and sample some of the best fruits, vegetables and meals prepared on long-tail boats right before your eyes.

Located on the outskirts of Bangkok, Taling Chan is one of the city’s most famous floating markets. From houseplants to high-quality fruit, the market is full of interesting products.

Taling Chan has several boat vendors, each specializing in their own delicious food. Every weekend, hundreds of Thais come to Taling Chan for a wonderful Bangkok vacation and relaxing time.

Don Wai is the ultimate market for Thai food lovers. Although there are no street vendors selling goods from their boats (like the other two markets we’ll be visiting), the bustling weekend market is conveniently located next to the river. The market offers so much fresh and cooked produce and so many delicious treats to snack on! 

Dine in the dark

Dine in the Dark Bangkok is basically an evening where you and your friends visit a special venue where you eat in complete darkness. 100% pitch black! Whether you open your eyes, or close them, it’s the same sensation, you honestly can’t see your hand in front of your face. 

Dine in the Dark staff are all blind or visually impaired. This is an awesome initiative to hire people with disabilities, and super progressive for a developing city like Bangkok.

Before you enter the darkness you get a choice of 4-course options – Asian, Western, Vegetarian or Surprise. They’re all the same price. You must choose the ‘surprise’ option. That’s what ‘DID’ is all about! Guess what you’re eating, the trepidation etc.

It is located at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok which is close to Asok BTS SkyTrain and MRT Sukhumvit Subway station. The hotel has spacious guest rooms decorated with exotic teakwood and shimmering Thai silk. The place has peaceful ambience with world-class amenities and services. Guests can enjoy the outdoor tropical swimming pool and private bathtub. Plus, upon arrival, guests will receive welcome fruit to kick off their healthy stay. One can pamper themselves with a massage or facial treatments in the tranquility of The Grande Spa or can have a relaxing swim in the swimming pool which is set in a lush tropical garden. 

Each room has a minibar, a flat-screen TV and a walk-in closet for a comfortable stay. Plus, the Grande Spa inside the hotel offers excellent massages, while the state-of-the-art gym features a sauna and personal trainer. The library offers international newspapers as well as a variety of books for visitors to enjoy. And, after all the relaxation is done, guests can dine in one of the fine restaurants or listen to live jazz in the hotel lobby. There are other dining places you can choose from the hotel. Resembling a charming Tuscan mansion, Rossini’s restaurant, which has won the prestigious Michelin Plate, brings Chef Gaetano’s modern Italian cuisine to Bangkok’s culinary landscape. Rossini’s regularly invites some of the world’s finest chefs to host special wine dinners at the restaurant.

The Sala, a lush tropical garden restaurant surrounding a beautiful freeform swimming pool. The Sala alfresco restaurant offers delightful light Asian and Western dining in Sukhumvit, plus a spectacular barbeque under the Bangkok stars.Orchid Café is a popular all-day restaurant serving one of the best buffets in Bangkok. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it offers guests a wonderful array of international delicacies and an extensive à la carte menu. The casual dining experience at BarSu is enhanced by chic modern decor and a constantly changing lineup of top local bands playing all your favorite hits so you can enjoy your life. 

Hajime Robot Restaurant

If you’re looking for a different Japanese dining experience in Bangkok, we think there’s only one place to visit: Hajime Robot Restaurant! This restaurant is famous not only for its delicious food but also for its dancing samurai robots – made in Japan and developed by Thai engineers, these amazing machines are here to solve the problem. Arrange and serve your food! We think it’s a great spot for families with kids or sci-fi/tech adults looking for a unique night out. 

At Hajime, the helpful staff will show you how to order using the intuitive touchscreen system. The touch screen is easy to use and there are plenty of options – in fact, Hajime offers over 100 dishes and several menus ranging from Japanese BBQ buffet and buffet Choose from Shabu, to a selection of traditional Japanese sushi dishes. You simply scroll through the menu, make your choice, then send instructions to the robot.  The menu includes typical yakiniku-style dishes of beef, pork, chicken and vegetables.  This Japanese-inspired barbeque restaurant is definitely going to amaze your children. 

Gaggan

The legendary restaurant Gaggan ranked the 7th best in ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list, 1st in ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’. The restaurant is named after owner and chef Gaggan Anand who was known as one of the first chefs to spin the traditional Indian cuisine into a much more experimental genre, and is best known for dishes that go beyond the apparent. Be it his famous Birds Nest {a dish made of potatoes and sweet chutney}, a laddoo-like vada pav, Charcoal {a twist on a sweet potato chaat}, among others. If you enjoy food made with gastronomical experiments, you will definitely be in. 

Chef Anand was born in Kolkata, India and became the first Indian-born chef to intern for the famous elBulli’s Ferran Adrià. Like his mentor, Chef Anand uses molecular culinary techniques in the preparation and presentation of his dishes.

Gagaan is housed in an old 19th-century townhouse. It’s set in a beautiful, much more relaxed atmosphere than you’d expect from a place of this caliber. The restaurant is divided into many small self-contained dining rooms spread over two floors. Perched on a second-floor interior balcony is an open kitchen space under a sloping glass ceiling. The restaurant can accommodate 14 diners in a U shape so you can watch the chefs prepare each dish.

Visit Koh Samui

The next best option to visit in Thailand after Bangkok is Koh Samui! Koh Samui is blessed with white sandy beaches making it the perfect beach vacation in Thailand.

You should skip the usual Phuket and Pattaya and head to Koh Samui. Situated on the Eastern side of the Thai mainland in the Gulf of Thailand in the province of Surat Thani, Samui Island is the second-largest island in the Thai Kingdom. Koh Samui is a huge mashup of all Thailand has to offer: there are throngs of people lazing on beaches and empty bays. There are shabby, sketchy pubs and bars that are so fantastic you want to hang out there forever. For the ultimate beach vacation with warm days and clear skies, visit Koh Samui anytime between late December and April. For a luxurious and relaxing stay you must choose to stay with these best properties mentioned below.  

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

A luxury resort with stunning views of the Gulf of Siam, Vana Belle is located on Koh Samui’s Chaweng Noi Beach. The hotel is “more than just a resort”, according to its website, offering lavish and beautifully decorated rooms and villas. Vana Belle is more than just a pristine beach, a private pool for every visitor and romance in every corner. It is part of the Marriott Premium Luxury Collection. Seven villas and 73 suites make up the resort. Featuring a private pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each apartment and villa offers complete seclusion and is made to pamper you. Each apartment is lavishly decorated and has a spacious design that uniquely reflects Thailand’s artistic and cultural history.

 

Treat yourself to delicious food at the resort that will take you on a food tour of southern Thai and Italian cuisines. Italian cuisine is served at Panali, the beachfront restaurant, while Thai and other world cuisines are served at Kiree, the property’s signature restaurant, for breakfast and dinner.

 

Vana Spa has four dual treatment rooms, two of which have a steam room and a whirlpool tub. After a day of sightseeing or sunbathing, the spa promises to transport you to a healing and revitalizing kingdom of sublime luxury in an exotic setting.Vana Belle won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway at one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches.

W Koh Samui

Bold and stylish, W Samui offers comfortable and modern villas with private plunge pools along a beautiful stretch of white sand ideal for swimming. Located between Maenam and Bo Phut, W Retreat Koh Samui is located on a pristine beach in Thailand. The pop art aesthetic, dance music blaring from invisible speakers, large infinity pools, great Japanese restaurants, and plenty of selfie spots draw in the young crowd.

The lush setting of the villa complements the beautiful landscape outside. The 74 spacious rooms are divided into 7 categories (from forest oases to ocean paradise) and feature luxurious earthy wood details and stone tones. Away Spa is lovely and the treatments are moderately priced. Seven treatment rooms are tucked away in five sumptuous pavilions and feature vibrant color palettes, pleasant scents, innovative sounds, energizing lighting and purification methods combined with local specialties.

Namu serves elegant Japanese cuisine, while The Kitchen Table blends dishes from around the world. The kitchen table, the hotel’s main dining facility, is a beautiful space with stunning ocean views. The talented chefs excelled as they worked their culinary magic in a show kitchen, bringing the cozy lounge-style setting to life with high-back sofas and banquet tables. 

Thailand has a lot to offer travellers. You can backpack on a limited budget or you can live a luxurious travel life in fancy resorts on the beach. The place has something for everyone.

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