Cat and Nat Dine Out

Inverterate restaurant-goers, Cat and Nat discuss their favourite places in town.

Cat says:

These days there are very few types of restaurant or cuisine we can’t find in Thailand. Indeed Bangkok truly has become one of Asia’s culinary centres.  The following restaurants are some of my personal favourites, partly because of location. Owing to increasing traffic congestion, I find that I just can’t face being stuck for hours in order to get out for a meal.


Cat and Nat Dine Out



This sophisticated northern Indian restaurant is situated in an exquisite old-style Thai teak house filled with tasteful Indian crafts. Part of the well-known Face restaurant collection, it’s a great place to take visiting guests who can’t possibly fail to be impressed. Don’t miss the Dhal Hazara (THB 310), creamy black lentils simmered slowly over the tandoor for eight hours.


  29 Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 38

  Tel. +66 2 713 6048

  Opening hours: 11.30am-1am


Cat and Nat Dine Out


Rang Mahal at the Rembrandt Hotel

Still my favourite Indian restaurant in town. The food here is superb. Boneless chicken breasts in a mild cashew nut gravy flavoured with black morels (THB 395) is very special. I also love the fresh shrimps cooked in an Indian wok with oriental spices (THB 525).


  26/F Rembrandt Hotel

  19 Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 18

  Tel. +66 2 261 7100 Ext. 7532

  Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm


Cat and Nat Dine Out


Shogun at the Dusit Thani Hotel

I really like Shogun partly because my children simply adore this Japanese restaurant. I have been coming here for years now and the quality of the food remains top notch. The chef has worked there for 27 years.


  Dusit Thani Hotel

  946 Rama IV Rd.

  Tel. +66 2 200 9000

  Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm




This is my local Italian; it also happens to be one of the best in Bangkok. Chef and owner Gianmaria Zanotti’s personal style and his specials of the day are what make this place unique.


  1/F Saladaeng Colonnade Condominium

  21/2 Silom Rd., Soi Saladaeng

  Tel. +66 2 636 0002

  Opening hours: 11.30am-2pm, 6pm-10.30pm



Nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel

The set menu at Nahm, at the Metropolitan Hotel, is very good value at THB 1,500 per head. It comprises a selection of Thai canapés, which includes blue swimmer crab, peanuts and pickled garlic on rice cakes, a choice of a dish from each section of the a la carte menu, and a choice of soup and a dessert per person. This is a good way to taste a sample from each section of the menu.


    Metropolitan Bangkok

    27 South Sathorn Road

    Bangkok 10120

    Tel. +66 2 625 3322

    Opening hours: Noon-2pm (Mon.-Fri.), 7pm-10pm


Nat says:

I want to tell you about my top five favourite restaurants in Bangkok.And I should mention that neither Cat nor I get freebies. Every meal I had, I paid for and would pay for again.


Cat and Nat Dine Out


aLL Six To Twelve

This is my favourite new restaurant. The ambiance is contemporary loft, with high ceilings and mellow jazz/rock in the background. There’s a great selection of salads, pastas and Thai single-dish meals. My favourite is the Giant Salad (THB 160).


  55 Lobby Floor

  Fraser Place Urbana Langsuan

  Langsuan Road

  Lumpini, Pathumwan

  Bangkok 10330

  Tel: +66 2 250 6799

  Opening hours: 6am-Midnight


Cat and Nat Dine Out

Source: :

Bourbon Street

Still my all-time favourite bar/restaurant, Bourbon Street is full of bonhomie and the food is all good. The specialities are Cajun, but the hamburgers are to die for. They also have the best Caesar salad in town (THB 135), bar none. I repeat, bar none.


  29/4-6 Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 22

  Washington Square

  Tel. +66 2 259 0328/9

  Opening hours: 7am-1am


Cat and Nat Dine Out


Madison at the Four Seasons Bangkok

There must be something wrong with the feng shui in this restaurant because there are never as many guests for dinner as there should be. However, book a seat here at least three days in advance for the best Sunday brunch (THB 2,450++) in town.


  Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

  155 Rajadamri Rd.

  Tel. +66 2 126 8866 Ext. 123

  Opening hours: 6am-10.30am, Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm, Sunday brunch 11.30am-3pm


Cat and Nat Dine Out



I eat lunch here at least twice a week. The boat noodles (THB 120++) are rich and flavourful, but I usually go for the Sukhothai noodles (THB 120++), which have a tom yum-based soup and a garnishing of battered, deep-fried vegetables.


  Nara (Central World Branch)

  7/F Central World, Beacon Zone

  Tel. +66 2 613 1658 9


  Nara (Erawan Branch)

  G/F Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

  494 Rajadamri Rd.

  Tel. +66 2 250 7707 8


  Nara (Thonglor Eight Branch)

  G/F Eight Thonglor Building

  Soi Thonglor, Soi 8

  Tel. +66 2 713 8390 1

  Opening hours: 10am-10.30pm


Cat and Nat Dine Out


Soulfood Mahanakorn

I normally have a really hard time with Thai restaurants run by foreign chefs but this is my favourite new place for Thai food. The ambiance is simple shophouse cum bar/restaurant but the food is exquisite, owing to the introduction of some western cooking techniques. I can’t wait to go back.


  56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Soi Thonglor)

  Opposite Grand Tower Inn

  Tel: +66 2 714 7708


26/01/2012 - 12:53

  • Oriental Escapes
  • lotus arts devivre
  • Na Thalang Ancestral Siamese Cuisine
  • WorldFoods
  • Dantemag