Review: Bawarchi, Bangkok’s Best Indian Restaurant


When it comes to Indian food, you can easily find many restaurants in any corner of Bangkok. Asking around, this is one of the top 5 best Indian restaurants in Bangkok.

By Wanida Tardivel

Bawarchi means Chef in English, specializes in Mughlai and North Indian cuisine emphasizing on signature dishes in a royal ambiance. Bawarchi Chidlom restaurant offers guests a top quality fine dining Indian food experience.

Indian-Thai family owners run this restaurant for decades. The restaurant is popular for local Indian, the expat who live In Thailand long time and tourists where people love to come back and found for the lunch meeting or easy dinner.

Bawarchi opened its first Indian Restaurant in 1998 in Bangkok. The Restaurant has been awarded as one of Thailand’s Best Restaurants by many National and International organizations. Bawarchi operates multiple restaurants in Thailand, India, and Myanmar and is still expanding to prospective locations and countries.

Situated within the Intercontinental hotel, on Ploenchit Road in Chitlom, few steps from Chidlom BTS station.

A relaxing and authentic ambiance where you can enjoy live music while you savor the taste and flavor of your favorite Indian dishes.

The restaurant offers original Indian cuisines prepared with high quality and authentic ingredients, by experienced chefs from the roots of India.

Inspired by the Mughals, Bawarchi follows a traditional and authentic style of cooking, preparing bread, meat, fish and poultry in a clay oven (Tandoor). Bawarchi’s s specialties include aromatic curries, tempting Biryanis, Kebabs, Tikkas, and delicious vegetarian delights.

Indian Risotto – Saffron, balsamic rice topped with a hardy Indian flavored chicken tikka masala

The secret behind tempting food in Bawarchi is, original recipes treated with pure and genuine Indian spices sourced and produced in-house facilities in India.

If you are new to Indian cuisine and have no idea how to start from, ask the team to help you, suggesting must eat dishes or you can go for seven-course tasting menu, a move more towards the fine-dining scene of things that allows you to experience the best of what this Indian restaurant has to offer.

Achari Murgh Tikka – Boneless chicken marinated in pickled spices and cooked in a tandoor

I am a very big fan of creamy curries with Naan

I could not stop eating Naan …

Ras Malai – an intricate and sweet dessert from the Indian region of Bengal. It is milk curds (Chhena) and served soaked in cream (Malai). Cardamon is added too for an extra layer of taste.

Gulab Jamun – made from milk reduced to a soft dough and served with scented rose syrup. Interesting fact: This dessert is often served in major celebrations like the day I visited It was on Diwali, and also for birthdays and marriages. The word Gulab comes from 2 Persian words, Gol (for flower) and Ab (for water)
Overall, I had an excellent dining experience here at Bawarchi. The service team is very well trained, great smiles and very helpful.

Bawarchi Chidlom

Address: Intercontinental Hotel (President Tower Arcade) B-level, 973 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Direction: Chidlom BTS station

Tel. +662 656 0102-3