Scintillating Thai, pan-Asian and fusion foods in Bahrain
Time Out Bahrain staff
Hash House This may be the lowest-priced restaurant nominated in this category, but one shouldn't assume that anything else about it is lower-end. Hash House is a perennial favourite providing bold Thai flavours in a relaxed setting. Block 338, Adliya (1771 5094).
Houseboat This Asian restaurant offers residents of Amwaj, and now Adliya punters, an easy choice to please a wide variety of tastes. With an extensive menu covering everything from sushi to biriyani, they are surprisingly able to produce quality food very quickly. Amwaj Islands (1601 0321). Other location: Block 338 (1760 0018).
Keizo The grand venue alone is worth the travel over to Al Areen Palace & Spa's Keizo restaurant. Serving a combination of Japanese, Chinese and Thai food, Keizo is a must-visit for anyone either living or visiting here. Al Areen Palace & Spa (1784 5000).
Kontiki Exemplifying casual sophistication with pool views and a 360degree indoor-outdoor bar, Kontiki's distinctly Polynesian setting belies the breadth of its fusion menu. We particularly enjoy their exotic and substantial salads over a lingering lunch time. Diplomat Radisson Blu (1753 1666).
Monsoon Monsoon epitomises the upmarket South East Asian dining experience in a spectacular and exotic venue with a newly refreshed menu (that has thankfully been downsized). The passionate kitchen staff and friendly servers will take you on a memorable culinary pan-Asian tour. Adliya (1774 9222).
Royal Thai Set in a grand pagoda overlooking the lush pool area of the Gulf Hotel, Royal Thai offers traditional and modern Thai cuisine with the high level of service one would expect from a five-star hotel. Gulf Hotel (1774 6421).
Thailand A favourite for larger groups seeking private dining rooms and a fun atmosphere, Thailand offers affordable and authentic cuisine served with traditional Thai hospitality. Sawadika. Block 338 (1771 7040).
Wok Inviting, Asian-inspired decor welcomes you in while the fabulous flavours of Wok's pan-Asian dishes capture your imagination and have you heading back to Wok time and time again despite the distance. Plus it's the best place for your fix of authentic Vietnamese cuisine thanks to Chef Minh Duong. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa (1763 6363).