Taste of India
Indus Bar & Restaurant
There’s certainly no shortage of Indian restaurants in Bangkok – one our all-time favourites being the exciting, elBulli-influenced progressive offering that is Gaggan
. From high end to low, Indian-lovers are truly spoilt for choice, so needless to say the Thai capital doesn’t suffer fools when it comes to below par establishments. It’s something of a coup then that Indus Bar & Restaurant has been ranking on myriad ‘BKK’s Best’ lists for nigh on a decade, and we’d say it has everything to with its deft delivery of not only exceptional northern fare, but also a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience time and again.
Set in a renovated 1960s art deco house of sandstone brickwork and carved wood, Indus channels the ancient civilisation for which it was named via regional classics such as standout biryanis (the Zafrani in particular), grilled meats, curries and signature dishes like Paneer Kali, a flat bread rolled with house-made cottage cheese, onion, peppers and greens. Post-supper, sweep upstairs to the bar where shisha and cocktails await, or else retire to the sprawling garden terrace where you’re likely to encounter visiting Indian DJs and dancing on any given night. Antique looks, authentic eats and convivial vibes – sounds like a winning combo to us.