You’re going to want to eat at one of the best Thai food restaurants in the world if you’re looking for authentic Thai food.
We’ll be ranking the best Thailand restaurants, in no particular order, based on what we think you’ll enjoy most.
First, let’s talk about how we’ve selected restaurants for our Thai food ranking.
If you’re new to Thailand, read our guide to the country’s food culture.
Thai food isn’t just about food: it’s a cultural practice that dates back to the earliest days of Buddhism.
There’s an ancient tradition that traces its origins to the kingdom of Khmer, which is where the first recorded mention of the word “Thai” comes from.
Today, Thai cuisine is a blend of traditional Thai cooking and the fusion of Western and Thai ingredients that has made it a staple of modern cuisine.
We want to highlight restaurants that have been around for at least 15 years, so that you’ll be able to identify which restaurants you’re likely to find in Bangkok and the surrounding area.
If we’re not sure which Thai restaurant you’re interested in, here are some recommendations for a good first stop.