From hearty Italian fare by a fine-dining maestro to hole-in-the-wall Lebanese—here are the restaurants we ranked out of ★★★★★ this month.

This month, BK Magazine paid visits to Nonna Nella, the hearty, rustic Italian spin-off of Top Tables mainstay Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen; Bangkok Trading Post, Phrom Phong's buzzing brunch spot (where, to be honest, we'd skip the brunch); Rawabina, Asoke's hole-in-the-wall Lebanese contender; and Shakarich, the upscale sister brand to rowdy, all-night izakaya favorite Shakariki 432.  

Like always, each of these reviews was conducted anonymously and to our exacting food review standards (you can read about those here). If you have any questions or you want to disagree with us, email it to Your response might even end up in print. 


Nonna Nella by Lenzi ★★★★

"Chef Francesco Lenzi’s follow-up to Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen does away with the starched tablecloths and upscale Italian moodiness of his fine-dining institution, but there’s no trading down with the food. This is hearty, wholesome Italian fare that goes toe-to-toe with the best in town."

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Bangkok Trading Post ★★★

"While the sleek, light-filled space and attentive hotel service make for a decent dining spot, we wouldn’t recommend this over Toby’s or Roast for brunch—instead, head here for lunch or dinner for a taste of their real strengths."

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Rawabina ★★★

"There’s something charming about restaurants that don’t wow you with flashy interiors or even well-thought-out concepts. Rawabina, a petite Lebanese stand on Sukhumvit Soi 23 with about four tables crammed into a modest shop-house floor, doesn’t impress with any of the above—and we like it that way."

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Shakarich ★★★

"You may be used to heading to Shakariki 432 for some drinking food at the tail end of a heavy night, but this offshoot of the late-night izakaya offers a whole lot more than its sister branches."

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