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Indian Indulgence

May 30, 2016
Best Indian Restos
It’s hard to beat Thai food for delicate spicing, clean flavours and feisty heat, but sometimes you just feel like an Indian! To savour spice-tastic, heartier fare, from meaty Northern treats to Southern veggie delights, check out Bangkok’s Subcontinental eateries.

We simply adore Bangkok’s Gaggan, the progressive Indian topping Asia's S.Pellegrino 50 Best list, known for balancing soulful street food with hyper-modern techniques. However, we also rate atmossy, dark-wood resto/cocktail lounge Charcoal, with its seductive lattice screens and spice jars. Inspired by India’s Northwest frontier, kebabs rule, cooked in clay ovens and flavoured with exotic marinades. Right royal Mughal delicacies ensure you’ll feast like a king.

Fancy contempo, light n’ healthy Indian? Indus dishes up Kashmiri-influenced Mughlai family recipes; try the seabass curry or signature yoghurt-blended Indus Kebab-e-Malai. Set in a Sixties Art Deco wooden house with a cocktail lounge and tropi lawn, its laid-back ambience, wines and guest Indian DJs keep expats and locals happy. Don’t miss weekend brunch.

Opulent old dame Rang Mahal serves Northern fare accompanied by rooftop views and an Indian band. South Indian no-frills veggie home-styler Sri Ganesha is your go-to for multi-dish thalis, or devour a Masala Dosa (spicy potato curry in a rice pancake).

For modish modernists, top-floor Indique offers whimsical molecular food and innovative cocktails, teaming Indian and Pakistani with veggie va-va-voom. Chic surrounds and young gun mixologists keep this gastrobar’s glam factor high. Spice!
Gaggan / 68/1 Soi Langsuan / Ploenchit Rd / +66 2 652 1700 / dinner daily /
Charcoal / 5/F / Fraser Suites Sukhumvit / Sukhumvit Soi 11 / +66 89 307 1111 / dinner daily /
Indus / 71 Sukhumvit Soi 26 / +66 2 258 4900 / lunch & dinner daily /
Rang Mahal / 26/F / Sukhumvit Soi 18 / +66 2 261 7100 / dinner daily, lunch Sun /
Sri Ganesha / Soi 13 / +66 89 766 5005 / 8am-10pm daily /
Indique / Park 22 / Sukhumvit 22 / +66 87 132 0717 / 11am-1am daily /