Five New Restaurants and Bars You Should Visit in Bangkok This August
by: The Beat Asia
August 17, 2023
It may seem hard to stand out, let alone break into the dining scene as a newcomer, with so many F&B establishments in Bangkok but the pandemic has left in its wake strange phenomena to make up for all the missed opportunities and upended plans accrued during the health crisis: from revenge travel, we also have revenge dining.
As the F&B industry sets its sights on recovery, the arrival of fearless establishments opening up shop to bring something new to the hungry crowd is inevitable. These five restaurants and bars have just arrived in Bangkok and should be at the top of your list this August!
Denkushiflori is one of the newest restaurants in Bangkok, and it's poised to be one of its hottest, too! Having opened just this July, it brings together two of Japan's culinary visionaries, namely Zaiyu Hasegawa of Den in Tokyo and Hiroyasu Kawate of Florilege, along with their head chef, Susumu Shimizu.
The restaurant has 18 counter seats and six private rooms, perfect for those who enjoy intimate and curated dining experiences. Its first popular dish is a refreshing French fromage blanc mousse with different types of seaweed and ponzu sauce. To sample Dekushiflori's culinary marvels, reserve a table here.
Location: Denkushiflori, Erawan Bangkok Building LG Floor, Unit LG-06 494 Phloen Chit Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan
Lucky Duck succeeds in marrying the Shanghai speakeasy sensibility with Hollywood's prohibition era, bringing you a watering hole made for foodies, dancers, music lovers, and cocktail and liquor aficionados. This bar officially opened its doors to the public on July 1, right in the heart of Bangkok's historic red-light district. Step into the sexy glow of Lucky Duck and swig its signature cocktail of the same name for a unique elixir of salted plum gin. For updates on Lucky Duck's DJ sets, follow its Instagram page!
Location: Lucky Duck, 472-476 Maitri Chit Road
Gaze Bar is nestled in Major Tower along Thong Lo Road. The bar just opened in June but wasted no time in showing Bangkok how to party properly with sets upon sets by hot, electrifying DJs, fun cocktails, and great vibes! A must- try is its "The Gods of Love (Pisces)" cocktail, which is inspired by Venus and Cupid and features notes of jalapeño, pomegranate, honey, and sweet basil.
Location: Gaze Bar, Major Tower, Thonglor soi 10
Edward Kwon's Pop-Up Restaurant
Authentic Korean food in Bangkok? Leave it up to chef Edward Kwon! The esteemed chef launched his pop-up restaurant last July 7 at the Siam Kempinski Hotel, and you have until Oct. 7 to sample his forward-thinking takes on Korean classics and favourites. In this special culinary experience, reimagine Korean cuisine through chef Edward's "Galbi," made of premium Wagyu with banchan ganjang and garlic, as well as the "Bulgogi," which comprises beef fritter rice with ten-gear-aged soy and black truffle. To reserve a table or see the menu, go here.
Location: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, 991/9 Rama I Road, Pathum Wan
Nikaku, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant from Kitakyushu, Japan, is finally here in Bangkok. Known for its edo-mae sushi, Nikaku prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients, carefully sourcing its catch from the Kanmon Straits and the waters of Kyushu to send to Bangkok.
It is headed by chef Setsuo Funahashi, a third-generation chef of a 60-year-old sushi restaurant, who was behind the restaurant's success in garnering two Michelin stars in 2014 and 2019. Nikaku offers a 20-course omakase for THB7,500 per person and a Kyushu tea experience for THB990 per person. The restaurant is open from Thursday to Tuesday for lunch (12 noon) and dinner (5:30 PM and 8 PM). Reserve here.
Location: Nikaku, W Bangkok, G/F 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom
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