Places to Eat in Bangkok
Bangkok has a wide range of food both from Asia and international. Thai food is considered some of the best food in the world, and Bangkok has no shortage of it. Below is a list of the best places to eat in Bangkok.
- Lay Lao (65-67 Paholyothin Soi 7)- Tucked away in the trendy Ari neighborhood of Bangkok, Lay Lao's chic decor and expansive menu might be deceiving. But don't worry... prices are more than affordable. They are famous for their papaya salads (somtam), but have also developed a reputation for great seafood dishes and a good range of vegetarian options too.
- Baan Restaurant (139/5 Wireless RD, Lumpini)- Baan Restaurant's Chef Ton brings traditional, home-cooked Thai cuisine to an elegant and refined environment. Baan Restaurant sources from community based sustainable fisheries and Halal farms for fresh seafood and meat products, and with the help of his family recipes, carefully crafs them into delectable dishes. For added convenience, Baan Restaurant also delivers to your home.
- Supanniga Eating Room (160/11 Soi Sukhumvit 55)- This establishment's traditional Thai dishes draw inspiration from the owner's grandmother's recipes from about 80 years ago. Passed down from generation to generation, the Supanniga Eating Room presents diners with authentic meals in a chic environment. Situated in the heart of the city, this eatery is hot with the young urbanites.
- Yaowarat- Bangkok's Chinatown is a food market by day, and transforms into a lively and bustling food street by night. Yaowarat Road, the heart of Chinatown, offers no shortage of delectable street eats. Dishes from suckling pig to birds nest can be found here. If you're feeling bold, follow your nose and venture off to one of the many side alleys for hidden food stalls.
- Victory Monument- As one of Bangkok's main thoroughfare, Victory Monument witnesses countless passersby each day. The monument is encircled by a string of restaurants and food stalls serving noodles and soup dishes among a smorgasbord of other items. Victory Monument is a must for those who wish to sample street food.
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- Zuma (G/F, 159 Ratchadamri Road)- On the ground floor of one of the city's swankiest hotels, St, Regis, is Zuma, an upscale Japanese eatery that presents patrons with a fine dining experience. Opt to sit at the sushi bar and watch as the chefs delicately prepare your sushi. Or sample their robata, Zuma's signature.
- Isao (5 Sukhumvit 31, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea)- Isao is a Japanese fusion sushi joint, with the majority of its clientele the young and chic urbanites. Their innovative menu features sushi sandwiches, and creative handcrafted rolls like the Jackie, which is a mouthwatering combination of tempura, avocado, fish roe and shrimp. The food is beautifully presented, and each bite is savoured until the last.
- Bankara Ramen (The Manor, 32/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39)- A family friendly ramen joint, the highly popular Bankara Ramen dedicates four pages of their menu to different ramen bowls. Their broth is rich and flavourful, and noodles cooked to a perfect bite. Though Bankara also offers rice and side dishes like spring rolls and fried chicken, it is the ramen that is worth visiting for.
- Punjab - Sukhumvit soi 13
- Bamboo - Sukhumvit Soi 3
American fare in Bangkok has been characterised by the iconic burger, and as the international food scene expands in this modern city, there is an ever growing presence of contemporary diners.
- AMP Burger & Bar (1121 Phahon Yothin Road)- The rustic decor of this cozy diner emulates 1950s America, featuring flashy neon signs and a limited menu. Their patties are thick and juicy, and potato wedges homemade. A fine choice for those who wish to stop in for a comforting fix of burgers and beer.
- Fatty's Diner and Bar (598/66 Asoke-Dindaeng Road)- An expat favourite, Fatty's Diner is known in the community to serve relatively inexpensive handcrafted cocktails and craft beer, as well as mouthwatering burgers. The establishment is especially crowded on weekends due to live Indie performances by the city's top bands. Throughout the week, Fatty's Diner hosts a variety of activities such as comedy nights, open mic nights, and movie nights.
- 25 Degrees (188 Silom Road)- Situated on the ground floor of the Pullman Hotel G Bangkok, this upscale round-the-clock diner caters to a sophisticated clientele. With fine ingredients such as crispy prosciutto, gorgonzola, and yellowfin tuna, 25 Degrees's modern take on the classic diner favourite will set you back about 300 Baht per burger.
- Sunrise Tacos (114/22, Soi Silom 4, Silom Rd)- A Tex Mex joint in the city that prides itself on sourcing wholesome and natural ingredients. The goal of Sunrise Tacos is to serve healthy and authentic Mexican favourites
- La Monita- Situated in Siam Paragon's food area is La Monita, a taco truck serving a repertoire of Mexican essentials including quesadillas,burritos, and carne asada. The truck also provides a seating area with stools.
- Yong He Dou Jiang (68 Narathivasrajchanakarin Road Bang Rak)- This casual no-frills authentic Chinese restaurant in Bangkok is a top contender for its hearty and flavourful soup dumplings. Piping hot on the inside, one bite of the dumpling will release a spoonful of soup bursting into your mouth. Their soup noodles are a favourite as well, and don't forget to try their house made soy milk. Yong He Dou Jiang is conveniently located steps from the Chong Nonsi station on the BTS.
- Prachak ( 1415 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Silom)- A local hole-in-the-wall eatery famed for its crisp and perfectly roasted duck. The queues are sometimes unbelievable, but well worth the wait for an establishment that has been around since 1897. Prachak is an ideal locale for a quick bowl of egg noodles and duck, as patrons are encouraged to leave as soon as they finish to accommodate the number of waiting diners.
- Siang Ping Loh Chinese Restaurant (8th fl. Grand China Princess Hotel Yao-Wa-Rat)- Suitably situated in the Grand China Princess Hotel in Chinatown, Siang PIng Loh specialises in the Canton cuisine, and is often praised for their selection of top quality dimsum. Their soup dumplings are also a top seller.
Almost every mall in Bangkok has a food court. Most of them operate on a prepaid card or voucher system, which can be obtained at designated cash desks. Some of the best food courts in Bangkok are:
- Terminal 21- This modern nine storey mall boasts a travel theme, each floor effortlessly decorated and representing a different major city in the world. Terminal 21's food court, named Pier 21, is situated on the fifth floor, offering a plethora of mouthwatering Thai and Asian fare, as well as fresh fruits at street level prices. For those with a sweet tooth, mango sticky rice, ice cream, and shaved ice can be found among the vendors.
- Siam Center- Siam Center's Food Republic offers an impressive selection of international fare, and its back wall is lined with vendors preparing traditional Thai dishes. Its relatively higher prices are reflected in the generous serving sizes, quality, and the chic and clean dining environment. All of the menus are conveniently displayed in both Thai and English, attracting a host of travelers and locals to the Food Republic.
- MBK Mall- MBK's mission is to keep hungry shoppers fed and energised. With two food courts on two different floors, there is no shortage of selection. Suitably situated on the mall's fifth floor is the Fifth Food Avenue, a conglomerate of international food stalls that prepare their food in open kitchens, capturing the attention of hungry passersby. The Fifth Food Avenue offers ample seating and a relatively relaxed dining experience in the frenzied mall. MBK's sixth floor houses the MBK Food Center, which offers a range of Asian fare. With lower prices than the Fifth Food Avenue, shoppers have the option to dine in, or have their orders neatly packed to take home.