Mar 16, 2012

Sirocco Bangkok: Rooftop Dining Extravagance

Dine in style on the rooftop of Bangkok’s State Tower at Sirocco. Marketed as the “highest al fresco restaurant,” and the “most spacious open-air rooftop restaurant in Asia,” Sirocco is a dining destination for romantic occasions, business dinners, and drinks atop one of the world’s most impressive rooftop restaurants.

Sirocco Bangkok

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In terms of ambiance, Sirocco has the best views of any restaurant or bar in Bangkok. Located on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, the restaurant offers incredible 270-degree views of Bangkok‘s skyline, as well as the Chao Phraya River. Mediterranean fare, jazz music, and impeccable service help create one of the most romantic dining atmosphere’s in Thailand. Pop culture buffs may recognize this rooftop restaurant from 2011’s The Hangover II. This isn’t some locals-only hotspot, or a secret gem in the city, this is truly a tourist destination, and the views come at a cost.

The Most Expensive Restaurant In Bangkok?

Sirocco Bangkok Photo

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Sirocco is one of Bangkok’s most expensive restaurant’s, and may be the most expensive restaurant in all of Thailand. Depending on the night, the food is either fantastic or overpriced. Celebrity chef Rick Gonzalez serves up quality seafood at Western-style pricing. Expect dinner and drinks for two to run you over 15,00 baht. Sirocco’s Starter dishes, and the Chef’s Tasting Menu are the highlights of the menu. The Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Tartare may be the best dish on the menu. The restaurant’s rich desserts are heavy on imported Valrhona chocolate.

If you choose to dine at Sirocco Bangkok, book a table in advance, especially if you’re dining with a group larger than two. Upon arrival you may be given a choice of seating. If possible, choose the city-side of the restaurant over the river-side. The city lights at night provide a lovely glow when the sun goes down over Bangkok.

The Best Way to Experience Sirocco

Sirocco Bangkok Image

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Our recommendation for those who aren’t celebrating anniversaries, special events, or wooing clients, is to enjoy the drinks, the view, and the impeccable service at The Sky Bar. The drinks aren’t cheap, but the seductive skyline views make the bar an attractive evening destination. The brightly lit, neon-blue rooftop bar can get crowded at night, and seating is impossible, but who needs to sit when you can stand 64-floors above busy streets overlooking Bangkok’s urban jungle?

Sirocco Bangkok Photos

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Though the experience is similiar to that of Vertigo at the Banyon Tree, Sirocco Bangkok offers better food, drinks, and views, making it a superior restaurant, and one of the best restaurant experiences in Bangkok, assuming you’re willing to pay a premium for it. Check the forecast, and make sure you choose a night that won’t be ruined by high winds or rain. Sandals, shorts, and tank-tops are not welcome, and the dress code is enforced. Photographs are not allowed on the rooftop, and you will be reminded of this when you exit the elevator to the rooftop. The restaurant, and the Sky Bar are open from 6:00 PM to 1:00 PM everyday.

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