Avid gourmands have more reason to cross over to the Thonburi side, as ICONSIAM gathers a world of exciting new restaurants and mouth-watering delicacies along its 7 Wondrous Dining Zones. Go for the incredible range of gastronomic options, stay because the river views and creative art showcase make dining at ICONSIAM a wholly new experience in itself. With near-endless choices available, the question of “where should we eat” actually feels harder in ICONSIAM’s 7 Wondrous Dining Zones, which is why we’ve taken the liberty of answering it for you. From Michelin worthy dining to the best of Thailand’s street food scene, here’s a lowdown of what to expect from Bangkok’s latest dining destination, as well as when to go for what. Bon Appétit!
For real, street-style Thai flavours: SOOKSIAM
Designed to look like the Thai floating markets tourists love, SOOKSIAM is all about authentic Thai flavours. Expect the best of Thai street fare, with dishes hailing from the North, North-East, South, and Central regions of Thailand. Heritage recipes and revived rare local menus are accompanied by stalls of local handicrafts, giving you an all-in-one Thai street experience, complete with dining, shopping, and an appreciation of the arts.
For Asia’s very best: The Veranda
With lush vertical gardens and even a waterfall, The Veranda looks like it was pulled from the set of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. What excites us most though, is the vast array of food options. Here, expect to see 10 restaurants and 12 dessert cafes — all of which are big names in the Asian region, gathered in one zone for your gastronomic convenience. What’s in store? Singapore’s all-time famous seafood restaurant Jumbo Seafood comes to Thailand for the first time, joined by authentic fresh Japanese plates at Nippon Kai Market. You’ve got fusion food at The Hub Café and Eatery, while Tapas by Nan Charcoal Grill is serving up Spanish delights by a true Spanish chef. Zheng Dou’s Hong Kong-style dim sum is here under an Imperial Kitchen’ concept, while White Plate by Lobster and More is offering a fresh taste of the seas.
Those who love the Bangkok food scene won’t be disappointed either. Representing Thailand is Nuer Koo, bringing its divine beef and pork noodle broth to ICONSIAM. All-time favourite Coffee Beans by Dao is also there, along with the ever-popular D’ARK and iconic Talingping.
For upscale Japanese: SIAM Takashimaya Rose Dining
You no longer have to fly all the way to Japan to indulge to tick off these big names on your gourmet bucket list. SIAM Takashimaya Rose Dining brings with it an array of the most popular destinations in Japan, all conveniently located on ICONSIAM’s fourth floor. Over at Kamui Hokkaido Dining, expect sizzling fusion teppanyaki straight from Hokkaido — if you prefer your food deep fried and guilty-pleasure greasy, go straight to the legendary tonkatsu eatery Katsukura from Kyoto.
For those who want to take the lean route, Kissyan offers a premium shabu-shabu — those who love top-notch beef from Japan will be overjoyed to see the Wagyu A5 offers, served in a specially rich hotpot broth prepared using a secret recipe. And, of course, no upscale Japanese dining destination is complete anymore without an Omakase option thrown in — said Omakase venue is Masa by Otaru Masazushi, known for high quality fresh Japanese seafood prepared by Hokkaido’s top sushi chef. Our mouths are watering already.
For a laid-back meal with family and friends: Dining on 4th
There are days when you want to take the premium route. Then there are the days when you just want to relax while eating out, and focus more on spending quality time with the ones that matter instead of your curating your social media feed. On days like that, head to ICONSIAM’s Dining on 4th, where classic everyday favourites are there at your perusal. From Bar B Q Plaza to Evaime Shabu Shabu and even S&P, these are the restaurants you can always count on to give you great comfort food and an even better time. Also in the area is the open dining zone Food Republic, combining many carefully selected stalls for those who are looking for a quick eat-and-go kind of meal. Bubble tea lovers can also satisfy their cravings at Seoulcial Club — that’s right, the long queues down at the original Siam branch can now make their way to ICONSIAM instead for the signature Fire Tiger Milk Tea.
For food and a view: Dining on 5th
While Dining on 4th gives you the laid-back comforts of Thailand’s all-time favourite classic places, Dining on 5th gives you homey vibes and unbeatable views of the Chao Phraya River. Each restaurant has its own private balcony overlooking the riverside, offering the chance to dine submerged in the city’s charms. The list of choices is also pretty impressive, including the likes of Kub Kao’ Kub Pla, Hong bao, Nara Thai Cuisine, MK Live, Laem Charoen Seafood, and Baan Ice.
For premium dining experiences: Alangkarn
If you’re looking to go all out — and by all out we mean the Michelin worthy kind — Alangkarn has you covered, offering heightened dining experiences, set against a backdrop of actual rice paddies to highlight the relationship shared between rice and the people of Thailand.
Surrounded by lush green and a waterfall are a variety of restaurants and cafes, with cuisines going from Thai, to Chinese, Japanese, Indian and French. Expect the likes of CP-HiLai Harbour Restaurant — Taiwan’s best international buffet line, brought to Southeast Asia for the first time — and Yuzu Ramen. There’s also Yayoi Chef Experience and Sushi Bar, marking Thailand’s first Yayoi to offer freshly-made sushi. For an actual Michelin-guide experience, go try the North-Eastern Thai specialties at Lay Lao — if you feel like Indian, Masala Art has you covered.
For a great hang-out spot: TasanaNakorn Terrace
You know the vibe. You’ve made plans, and are in search of a spot where you can both dine and “chill”. Understanding this Friday-evening need, ICONSIAM offers its Tasana Nakorn Terrace, a hangout landmark spanning over 2,000 square metres of good food and striking river views. For a glimpse of what’s available, names in that area include Hobs and Fallabella River Front, offering the perfect dinner experience with live music every night.
For exciting promotions: ICONSIAM Wondrous Dining 2019
In collaboration with The ICONSIAM Residences Corporation Ltd., The ICONSIAM Superlux Residences Corporation Ltd., Kasikorn Bank, Coca-Cola (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Thai Namthip Co., Ltd. and Nescafe Gold, ICONSIAM is hosting the ‘ICONSIAM Wondrous Dining 2019’ campaign.
As part of the campaign, diners can expect live music from various artists every Wednesday. From June 12 until July 21, every THB1,000 spent at the 7 Wondrous Dining Zones will come with a THB300 cashback. VIZ members will get a THB100 gift card, while One Siam Kasikorn Thai credit card holders will receive a complimentary Starbucks gift card valued at THB200.
On June 17 and 27, as well as July 7 and 17, every THB2,000 spent will bring with it a THB700 Siam Gift Card and THB100 Takashimaya gift card, offered exclusively for One Siam Kasikorn Thai credit card holders. The first 120 top spenders in the 7 Wondrous Dining Zones will get a chance to join an up-close meet-and-greet with four famous Thai celebrities on July 31 at the ICON LUXE Hall.
Experience the vast array of world-class delicacies at the 7 Wondrous Dining Zones, ICONSIAM. To find out more, call 0 2495 7080, or visit iconsiam.com.