Curry is a global phenomenom.
Broth, cream, marinated or sauced there’s a curry type for everyone. Thailand is full of curried options, but sometimes you need to take a break from the chilli, and get your curry fix in a different way. But that’s ok, because ranging from low key to luxe, Bangkok is home to some great Indian restaurants. Here are some of the best Indian Restaurants in Bangkok.
| Bombay Blues | 51 Soi Rambutri | Banglampoo | Phra Nakhon |
Indian restaurants that are authentically tasty and well priced can be hard to find, but tucked away down Soi Rambutri is a place where you can find both, and that place is Bombay blues.
The décor is set with rich shades of orange and red, and combined with the low lighting and no shoe policy creates an intimate and cosy setting, but not one that is romantic. Rather this is more of a place to crowd around the table and share good food amongst good friends.
| Masala Art | Sukhumvit Soi 55 | Klongton Nua | Wattana |
If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a high level of attention to details, then you will love Masala Art. The décor is less traditional Indian in the sense that it has toned down the bold colours usually associated within Indian restaurants, however the colours have been incorporated in a more contemporary way by keeping a neutral palette and highlighting key features with shades of burnt orange, red and green. The food is made with quality ingredients and the menu is broken down into art related sections, with the ‘Soft Hues’ representing tiny bites, salads and soups, the ‘First Impressions’ representing appetizers and the ‘Heavy Strokes’ representing the main course menu.
It is slightly more expensive than other Indian restaurants, but when you break it down into level of service, and the high level of attention given by the staff, it is worth it.
| Indus | 71 Sukhumvit | Soi 26 | Klong Toei |
Whilst Indus doesn’t have a breathtaking view worthy of an up market hotel, it does have eight Indian chefs that serve up traditional, authentic and modern Indian cuisine using the freshest of ingredients. The large lawn, lounge and prominent bar give off a laid back vibe, however this is balanced with an elegant environment decorated with rich fabrics, exposed brick walls and deep colours. The food here is made well and full of favourite Indian dishes. Just be sure to try the Tandoori Tiger Prawns and the Kerala Shrimp Curry!
| Rang Mahal | Rembrandt Hotel |19 Sukhumvit Soi 18 | Klong Toei |
The oldest dame in the fine dining game is Rang Mahal. A restaurant that offers stunning views of Bangkok along with an opulent setting. Heavy drapes, beautiful chandeliers, traditional paintings and gold plated cutlery deliver beautiful surroundings that is matched perfectly by high levels of service and exceptionally delicious and authentic flavoured food.
If you choose to go a la carte then you simply must try the paneer tikka badshahi. Pieces of soft barbequed cottage cheese sprinkled with just the right amount of spice to complement their gorgeous dips of mint, tamarind and mango chutney. However, if the a la carte menu is simply too overwhelming, with all of the delicious choices, then pop down one weekend and try brunch.
| Gaggan | 68/1 Soi Lang Suan |
Gaggan is leading the way in progressive Indian food.
By combining traditional flavours with a gastronomic approach they are delivering food that is not just delicious, but visually exciting. Without a gold plate or deep red drape in sight, this is far from a traditional Indian restaurant, but the environment is still beautiful. Set in an elegant white and blue two-storey house the interior is spacious, light and features an open window into the kitchen. The staff are playful and well informed which really adds to the pleasantly casual vibe. The set options provide a well-rounded meal, however foodies should definitely venture a la carte as there are plenty more exciting dishes to choose from. An added bonus is that Gaggan himself, a chef whose enthusiasm and talent could make the most kitchen-challenged person fall in love with cooking, makes his way around the tables.