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How We Chose the Top German Restaurants in Bangkok
Easily-accessible restaurants are the best, especially for a traveller who’s already hungry.
Delicious food should not always break the bank, but if it does, we hope it’s for a good (and delicious) reason.
We came for the food, and we want to come back for the food. So, we picked the restaurants that gave us the most fulfilling meals.
German dining has special rules, but good service is a big plus on our criteria.
Services: Modern German Fine Dining
Address: 10 Soi Yen Akat 3, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120
Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-107-2777
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Friday to Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30 PM; 5:30 – 9:30 PM
|Google reviews score||4.6/5|
Our best choice for the top German restaurants in Bangkok is a two-star Michelin modern German restaurant called Sühring. It’s owned by twin brothers Thomas and Matthias in Yan Nawa district, around 20 minutes from central Bangkok.
Sühring offers a lunch and dinner tasting menu of either eight or five dishes, paired with curated wines from Germany and its nearby regions.
We love that this restaurant offers four different dining areas.
First of these is the Dining Room which is a relaxed and homey atmosphere; next is the Kitchen, which has a direct view of the chefs working; the Glass House, which has an adjoining garden; and the Living Room, which is a private dining area with for a maximum of eight persons.
Since it’s a fine dining restaurant, it’s a given that its food is expensive. A typical meal would cost upwards of THB 6500 per person and is subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT.
One group of customers love the food, while another deems it overrated for the price. We also noticed that the quality of food and service is a hit or miss, depending on the customers.
Service staff might suggest a wine to pair with your food, but they wouldn’t tell you the price then and there — you’ll just know how much it costs when you get the bill. Understandably, many customers do not like this.
Just a warning, too: if you cancel within 48 hours of your reservation, you’ll still be charged for a full (!) meal even if you don’t show up (we hope it lessens to just a percentage of the meal since it’s costly, but that might be just our wishful thinking talking).
If you plan to go to Sühring, reservations are a must. You may do this through its website or via phone.
2. The Andaman
Services: European and Japanese Fusion Cuisine
Address: 58/2 Thong Lo 5 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-185-3800, 02-185-3795
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday to Sunday, 110:30 AM – 11:00 PM
|Google reviews score||4.5/5|
If you’re looking for a casual fine dining restaurant that offers something special, like Asian fusion cuisine, then The Andaman is for you. This restaurant has been around for 30 years and has continued offering the very best of German, Swiss, and Japanese cuisine.
We’re actually surprised that the food is excellent, given this restaurant’s extensive menu (you know how chef Gordon Ramsay says that if a restaurant has too many dishes on its menu, then the quality must suffer — it does not apply here).
The restaurant is warm and welcoming; very homey with its alpine theme. It’s at a soi (alley) in Thonglor, and empty parking spaces are scarce due to its popularity.
The servers are polite enough, but English-speaking ones might be hard to come by. Some customers also felt the waitstaff rushing them for the next plate during their visit.
One thing to be careful about is that you might enjoy the food too much and just keep ordering. Again, since this is a German restaurant that doesn’t display prices outright, you might be shocked at how large your bill is at the end of the meal.
The Andaman’s best dishes include its signature German pork knuckle, Swiss cheese fondue, and Japanese sushi.
Services: German Casual Dining
Address: 8/1 Soi Sathorn 1 Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120
Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-286-4258; 02-679-9893; 61-524-0759
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
|Google reviews score||4.4/5|
Perhaps one of the most authentic German casual dining spots in town, Ratsstube is a well-known yet (literally) hidden treasure in Bangkok’s Sathorn district. It’s in the Thai-German Cultural Center compound, which also houses the Goethe-Institut language school.
Due to its “hidden” nature, it’s hard to find Ratsstube on the first try (it’s on an internal road behind Goethe-Institut and beside Kaffeepause Cafe). Open parking is okay but runs out of space at times.
Ratsstube offers German staples like Schweinshaxe (crispy pork knuckle), Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, and sausages a la carte. Most previous customers suggested we try the sausages and the pork knuckle during our visit, which didn’t disappoint.
It has a reasonably large menu containing different kinds of German beer. You can also ask for wine if you’re into something more elegant.
The restaurant is very cosy, and you can quickly feel at home. We highly suggest Ratsstube for groups or families looking for places to eat.
However, it’s decorated more like a Thai restaurant than a German one, which might initially confuse diners looking for an all-German dining experience.
Although it’s one of the cheaper options on our list, some customers feel this restaurant is overrated or overpriced; but to each his own. The bill will include the 10% service charge and 7% VAT.
4. Old German Beerhouse on 11
Services: German Cuisine
Address: 11, GF Eleven Hotel, Soi Sukhumvit 11, Kloengtoei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-126-6862
Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
|Google reviews score||4.4/5|
A trip to Germany will not be complete without a visit to a local pub. Conversely, when in Thailand, a German cultural excursion wouldn’t be complete without going into the Old German Beerhouse on 11.
The Old German Beerhouse on Sukhumvit soi 11 in Watthana is a bar and restaurant. It’s open for around 16 hours — starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 2:00 AM the next day.
This resto-bar has been a pillar of the Sukhumvit soi 11 community, having opened its doors in 2003. It initially opened as the German Beer House pub and restaurant in 1986 at Sukhumvit 23 and has another branch at Sukhumvit soi 13, which opened in 2018.
It has a relaxed atmosphere with German ambient music playing in the background. At the bar, LED TVs allow patrons to watch sporting events like the World Cup, the Bundesliga, and Formula 1 while drinking the best German beers.
Many of its customers love that the Old German Beerhouse offers big servings of German favorites and Thai dishes. Its pricing is a la carte, so you can easily budget your visit.
There’s a huge debate on whether the food is worth its price. However, we think its pricing is average for touristy Bangkok.
The wait staff service seems so-so, with some customers we spoke to reporting excellent service while a handful saying they experienced not-so-great service.
The bar has happy hours twice daily, one from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and another from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. We can party all day and night long in this restaurant and bar.
5. Sixty Four Restaurant (64)
Services: German Cuisine
Address: 57/1 Soi Sukhumvit 64, Phra Khanong Tai, Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10260
Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-085-6464
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
|Google reviews score||4.8/5|
|Restaurant Guru score||4.8/5|
Another modern German dining spot we found is Sixty Four Restaurant (can also be stylised as “64 Restaurant”), aptly named for its location in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit 64. It’s in the same building as the Hafele Design Studio.
This restaurant doesn’t get so crowded, but if ever it does, you wouldn’t need to worry about parking due to Hafele’s expansive parking area.
The restaurant is modern: you wouldn’t see German barmaids or old-style beer mugs here. It’s a very cosy and romantic ambiance.
A German national owns 64 Restaurant, so you’ll get an authentic German dining experience.
It offers German, Thai, and international cuisine (even pizza) a la carte. One of its signature dishes is the German Tenderloin Pot with Spaetzle or handmade egg noodles, which is very filling.
What we love about this restaurant is that it offers promos for certain dishes every month. It also delivers via online apps such as Food Panda and Line Man, or you can pick up orders at the store.
Its patrons love the food and its big servings. Most customers consider the restaurant’s pricing a bit above average, but we think that this is just fair for the quality of food 64 Restaurant serves.
Its wait staff could use some more attentiveness, but overall, we loved our visit to 64 Restaurant.