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From fancy restaurants hidden in small passageways, to the popular street stalls packed into Chinatown, you’ll find delicious, freshly-cooked culinary delights around every corner in Bangkok. Whether you want a gourmet experience or a hawker-style dish, here’s your guide to the best food in Bangkok.

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10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Chinatown - Bangkok

Neighborhoods

Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Market

Flea & Street Markets

Cafe Bangrak

Restaurants

May Kaidee Samsen - Vegetarian Restaurant

Restaurants

Baan Suan Pi

Restaurants

Som Tam Nua

Restaurants

Creamery Boutique Ice Creams

Restaurants

La Table de Tee

Restaurants

Raan Jay Fai

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Nang Gin Kui - Bangkok Private Dining

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Kirsty S's City Tips

  • In Bangkok, the most unsuspecting of food stalls can produce some incredible dishes. Find your own hidden gems by getting foodie tips from hotel staff and other locals.
  • The sage advice of eating where the locals eat is never more true than in Bangkok – if a food stall or restaurants is packed with locals it’s usually for good reason!
  • Getting around Bangkok is cheap and easy with the Skytrain and MRT, but taxis and tuk tuks are a good option when traffic is lighter. Be sure to agree a price or use the meter.
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    Chinatown - Bangkok
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Chinatown has everything from dim sum to traditional Thai noodles. It’s a colourful and chaotic part of town with a tasty treat waiting at every turn. For the best atmosphere (and food) get there at sunset and take your pick from the likes of Peking duck, shark’s fin and bird's nest soup.

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    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveler
    Tips
    • If the options in Chinatown seem overwhelming, remember the names of these establishments as you wander along: T & K Seafood and Lek and Rut.
    • For a more refined Chinatown foodie experience, head to Siang Ping Loh or Tang Jai Yoo.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #92 of 635 things to do in Bangkok
    • A definite must 08/15/2018
    • Come here for seafood, sharkfin, bird’s nest 08/12/2018
    • Chinatown - Bangkok
    Address:
    Yaowarat Road
    Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong
    Bangkok 10100
    Thailand
    Other:
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    Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The food stalls that line Sukhumvit Soi 38 are open from around sunset until the early hours of the morning. The food is impossibly tasty and cheap, and just as popular with locals as it is with visitors to Bangkok. Dining here is a simple case of following your nose before pulling up a plastic chair to indulge in some of the city’s best street food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    Tips
    • Fancy trying one of the best pad Thais in the city? Then head to the unsuspecting ‘Pad Thai Fire Look’ stall near the entrance to Sukhumvit Soi 38 on the right.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #114 of 635 things to do in Bangkok
    • Tasteless & overpriced 07/15/2018
    • its a must 07/11/2018
    • Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Market
    Address:
    Soi Sukhumvit 38
    Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei
    Bangkok 10110
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 86 655 2752
    Other:
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    Cafe Bangrak
    Restaurants (Cafe, Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For delicious Thai favourites in a trendy laid-back setting, head to Bangrak located just off Silom Road along Sala Daeng. It’s particularly known for its stir-fried seafood dishes, although everything here is pretty fantastic. Apart from fresh Thai food, they also serve delicious smoothies and even a bit of Italian food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Cafe Bangrak can be difficult to find. The name is written in Thai above the cafe, but there’s also a sign at the side in English, so look out for that.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #830 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    • Very tasty food 07/30/2018
    • Our favourite eatery in Bangkok 07/24/2018
    • Cafe Bangrak
    Address:
    4-6 Soi Sala Daeng Silom Road
    Silom
    Bangkok 10500
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 2 632 0256
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$10
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    May Kaidee Samsen - Vegetarian Restaurant
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    Kirsty S Says:

    May Kaidee is a firm favourite on the vegetarian Thai food scene in Bangkok. Located not far from the infamous Khao San Road, May Kaidee is as famous for its freshly-made veggie food as it is for the cooking school situated within it.

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    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the raw spring rolls to begin with – they’re as fresh and tasty as they come.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great veggie food 10/11/2017
    • Best vegan vegetarian restaurant 09/10/2017
    • May Kaidee Samsen - Vegetarian Restaurant
    Address:
    33 Samsen Rd.
    Watsamphraya, Phranakorn
    Bangkok 10200
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 89 137 3173
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Baan Suan Pi
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If its vegetarian food you’re after, head over to Baan Suan Pi where you’ll find a fantastic vegetarian food court selling mainly Thai selections at street food prices. Here, vegetarians and vegans can take their pick from delicious local dishes without the worry of meat or fish ingredients being used. Many of the dishes on offer at the Baan Suan Pi food court use mushrooms and tofu substitutes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The food court is open from 7am to 3pm, so don’t wait too late in the day to visit.
    • To reach the Baan Suan Pi food court, catch the BTS to Ari and exit towards Soi Ari. It’s located just over halfway down Ari Soi 1 on the left.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6,660 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    • what a downer!!! 02/05/2015
    • maybe the best vegan in Bangkok 11/05/2014
    • Baan Suan Pi
    Address:
    17/1, Soi Phahon Yothin 5 - 7, Phahon Yothin Road
    Bangkok
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 2 617 2090
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    Som Tam Nua
    Restaurants (Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The popular Som Tam Nua restaurant specialises in Isaan food, which comes from northeast Thailand. Isaan cuisine is distinct from typical Thai cooking and some of the best Isaan food in Bangkok can be found here. The best-known Isaan dish is the papaya salad (or som tam) with crab, and Som Tam Nua’s is certainly worth trying.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Som Tam Nua can be difficult to find; it’s located on Siam Square, hidden down one of the alleyways that leads off from the Siam BTS station.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #786 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    • Good place to try various Thai salads 08/03/2018
    • We were tempted by the queue but did not like the food! 07/19/2018
    • Som Tam Nua
    Address:
    392/14 Soi Siam Square 5, Rama 1 Road
    Bangkok
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 81 257 5384
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    Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For an interesting twist on that something sweet after your meal in Bangkok, head to the Creamery Boutique in the Silom area of the city. Bacon and egg flavoured ice cream is an ordinary occurrence here, which sets the tone for the other unique flavours on offer. Try the pan-baked hot cookies with ice cream on top – and be adventurous with your choice of flavour!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • To find this unique little ice cream parlour, head to the U-Center along Soi Chulalongkorn 42.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #365 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    • Mind blowing desert! 03/22/2018
    • Lovely 08/05/2017
    • Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
    Address:
    U Center Chula Soi 42, Pathumwan, Silom
    Bangkok 10500
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 98 798 7098
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    La Table de Tee
    Restaurants (French, European, Asian, Thai, Fusion)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For fine dining of the French-Thai variety, La Table de Tee delivers wonderfully. Tee is constantly changing his menu, but the freshness of his carefully chosen ingredients and the high quality of the resulting dishes are mainstays here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • La Table de Tee is a small and popular Bangkok restaurant, so be sure to book ahead.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #196 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Decent French food with Thai flair 07/28/2018
    • Good food but drab decor 07/20/2018
    • La Table de Tee
    Address:
    69/5 Saladeng Road
    Bangkok 10500
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 2 636 3220
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
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    Raan Jay Fai
    Restaurants (Seafood, Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Jae Fai has become something of a legend in terms of street food restaurants in Bangkok. Jae herself cooks each homemade dish over two charcoal stoves. It’s a small, no-frills sort of place that’s popular with locals from all over Bangkok.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    Tips
    • Try Jae Fai’s drunken noodles – she’s known for them and you won’t regret it!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #815 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    • Slightly overrated 08/12/2018
    • Phenomenal! 08/08/2018
    • Raan Jay Fai
    Address:
    327 Mahachai Road, Samranras Subdistrict, Phra Nakon District.
    Bangkok
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 2 223 9384
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    2:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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    Nang Gin Kui - Bangkok Private Dining
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai, Fusion)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Nang Gin Kui offers superb food in a unique setting. It’s situated within an architect’s apartment inside Chinatown's oldest residential building, and offers its private diners stunning views over the Chao Phraya River. The food is Thai-fusion – a 15-course set menu freshly prepared and cooked in the open kitchen, with plenty of wine to wash it all down with. A meal at Nang Gin Kui is a dining experience in Bangkok not to be missed.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • There are two dining experiences at Nang Gin Kui – the ‘Meet & Greet’ where you’ll eat with fellow guests and the ‘HideAway', which is ideal for romantic dinners for two.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 8,715 restaurants in Bangkok
    • An alternative dining experience with charm. 05/11/2018
    • If you want a truly special and amazing dinner in a wonderful setting, look no further 04/21/2018
    • Nang Gin Kui - Bangkok Private Dining
    Address:
    Charoen Krung Soi 20, Chinatown
    Talad Noi, Samphanthawong
    Bangkok 10100
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 85 904 6996
    Price range:
    US$100 - US$150
    Hours:
    Wed - Sat
    7:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
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