About Us

Two decades ago the elegantly renowned Thai silk fashion designer, Khanitha Akaranitikul, realised with her innate passion for excellence that it was difficult to find a venue to enjoy high-quality Thai food in a traditional atmosphere that matched her personal expectations for cuisine, cleanliness, service and decor. With this in mind, she opened Baan Khanitha - literally meaning ‘Khanitha‘s Home‘ - on November 4th 1993 in a home on Sukhumvit Soi 23.


Filling her ‘home‘ with beautiful antique handicrafts, sculptures, paintings and plants to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere to better enjoy her impeccably crafted cuisine, the immediate success of this first‘Thai Home-Style Restaurant‘ led Khanitha to open a second ‘home‘, now located on SouthSathorn Road.


Baan Khanitha‘s latest ‘homes‘ include an elegant mansion on Sukhumvit 53 adjacent to Baan Khanitha‘s MoonGlass Social Bar & Restaurant for international cuisine & an all-day dessert café (in addition to the SouthSathorn Moom Gafair Café), a newly constructed ‘home‘ directly on the bank of the Chao Phraya River at thewaterside entrance of the Asiatique Night Bazaar, as well as a ‘home‘ to grow Baan Khanitha‘s own organic vegetables, Baan Panalai Organic Farm, whose 98-rai compound includes twenty-three 2-4 rai plots for Baan Panalai Village.


Khanitha‘s attention to detail can be seen through Baan Khanitha‘s award-winning menu, including Thai signature dishes that both local and international friends and guests return for, over and over again because of Baan Khanitha‘s 3-fold creed:

1. Delicacy of Flavour

  • Only the very freshest & cleanest quality ingredients are selected
  • Traditional Thai spice and herbal scents are rigorously preserved, assuring an authentic Thai dining experience
  • Formulation of a diverse menu with ‘something for everyone‘
  • Attention to detail by a well-trained staff for food allergy prevention, as well as any other particular requirements

2. Service Supremacy
  • A truly caring and warm staff to make you feel welcome and relaxed

3. Charming Ambiance
  • To create a beautifully elegant calm homey ‘Truly Thai‘ atmosphere where you can feel ‘at home‘