- VIENTIANE KITCHEN
Sukhumvit Soi 36
This restaurant is an excellent place to see a real piece of Bangkok. The food is mainly from Isaan province and Laos, and is of the highest quality. They actually do serve foreigners really spicy food when you ask for it, unlike a lot of restaurants that still take a little out for the farang (foreigner). A live band plays traditional music, and with the open air atmosphere really makes for a special evening. The prices are special as well, for three people including drinks it would be extremely difficult to spend more than 1,000 Baht.
- PRIKLY PRIK
Soi Covent off Silom
Go ahead, laugh at the name. Laugh at the cheap bill. But you won't laugh at the great food!
- LE DALAT
Sukhumvit Soi 23
A beautiful restaurant in an individual wooden house that provides a beautiful environment to enjoy some of the best Vietnamese food in Bangkok. Very nice setting that seems to be full of expats most of the time.
- THE TANDOOR
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel
I don't normally like restaurants in hotels, but this one is exceptional. It is full of the local Indian community, which says it all.
- KUNG HOI POO PLA
1032/355 Phaholyothin Road
Sit outdoors in this southern Thai-style seafood restaurant. Hot and spicy is an understatement!
- SIAM ELEPHANT THAI RESTAURANT
50 Soi Nantar, Sathorn 1, Sathorn Rd
A bit of an upscale Thai restaurant, the food is tremendous. The decor is incredible, what they call "an ancient Khmer atmosphere." Sit inside, or out in the Balinese-style garden.