Yao Restaurant and Rooftop Bar is a restaurant that is known for its multi-layered Chinese inspired venue. Guests can dine at this beautiful restaurant that overlooks Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. Although ⅓ of Thailand’s population has chinese blood and ancestry, there are very few Chinese restaurants available and even fewer fine-dining Chinese restaurants. Which is why it draws a great deal of attention from locals and foreigners alike. First of all, it is located on the 32nd floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, 262 Surawong Road, Si Phraya, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand. Hence, it is an ideal location for its interior designs and decor. This restaurant is a high-end Shanghainese and Cantonese restaurant however their dress code is casual or smart casual.
Yao Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, Bangkok | Thailand
Ambiance and Interior Background
Yao in chinese means “Glory” and thus it has to match this meaning. Equipped with dark and mysterious contemporary Shanghai inspired decor and intricate Chinese ornaments to represent the overall Eastern inspired design of China. As a matter of fact, the decor and designs are modern and chic in a way that highlights the glory and spectacular Chinese culture yet also manages to keep that old-schooled sophisticated vibe to the place.
Adding tall, glittering glass windows to the equation combined with rich-dark red colors and wood, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy dinner with a view. A total of five private rooms are available for guest’s private dining. Furthermore, this place is praise for its impeccable customer service and quiet atmosphere. For those of you who enjoy a late evening drink, there is also a rooftop bar that is open-air and offers incomprehensible and astonishing views of Bangkok. Oh and another bonus is that they serves midnight Dimsum.
Why Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar?
This restaurant is known for their expertise in Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine, hence their menu is extensive and exquisite. There are an elaborate selection of a la carte options, delicious and freshly made dim sum, tasting menus and set menus, vegetarian menu, premium tea selection and Shanghai-inspired cocktails!
The “9 Elements of Yao Platter” is a must-try for all because it gives a preview of what a normal Chinese person’s diet consists of divided by the element earth, sea and vegetables. It comes at a price of 488 THB, also subjected to 10% service charge and 7% applicable tax. Notice the number 8 because it is a unique and auspicious number in China and is featured in almost every price on the menu, often ending in double eights for good luck and prosperity.
Of course, Peking Duck is another dish that is a must order when dining at this restaurant, we recommend the “Lychee Wood Roasted Beijing Duck” valued at a price of 2,288 THB. It is a Cantonese cuisine and actually Lychee Wood is famous for roasting Peking duck as it produces a sweet yet smoky flavour that is unique to the Peking Duck. Although Yao Restaurant and Rooftop Bar’s version included caviar, lychee butterfly jam and cantaloupe to this staple Cantonese dish. This restaurant is also know for its Ayutthaya King River Prawn in Oolong Tea Sauce” price starting at 988 THB.
As for vegetarians, the “Flower Shaped Bean Curd with Morel Mushroom Soup” costing 388 THB, is a great choice. This restaurant uses silken tofu that is precisely slice to resemble the chrysanthemum flower that represents long-live and well-loved in China. Don’t forget to indulge in some Chinese dessert with special recommendations for the “Chilled Chamomile Tea Poached Pear with Bird Nest and Aloe Jelly” (358 THB) to cleanse the grease and freshen up your taste palate.