Tranquil and grand in equal measure, this dining room is justly famed for its exquisite setting amid pools of floating lotus flowers. Also remarkable are chef Nam Nguyen’s authentic Thai dishes like roasted duck in a red curry spiked with tangy green apples.
We loved: Grilled Phuket lobster.
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The city’s most storied property, the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, has 10 restaurants and bars. The best among them is China House, offering Chinese celebrity chef Jereme Leung’s modern take on Cantonese fine dining. The food is served in an intimate room decked out in crimson and dark woods, where few sounds but the click of chopsticks emerge from the luxurious booths.
We loved: Peking duck.