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Eating Places in Bangkok

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This is a compilation of our favourite eating places in Bangkok, Thailand. We are not adventurous travelers and minimized taking the cab, so all the places here are located within walking distances from BTS stations. We will continue to update this list whenever we discover a new eating place on our future visits. If you know of any new eateries not mentioned here, do let us know via comments so that we can check it out during our next trip! Happy eating in Bangkok!

Locations Featured

  • Pratunam: Walking distance from Pratunam wholesale market and Platinum Mall.
  • Siam Square: Short walking distance from Siam BTS station, Siam Paragon & the popular Novotel Siam Hotel.

1. Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles (Pratunam)
Best wonton mee in Bangkok!
Must-tries: Wonton noodles, assorted braised foodstuff (about 300 baht for two person)

Related Article: Food Review – Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles

Wonton noodles in Bangkok? Yes, and the standard is definitely good enough to rival if not surpass the good ones we have in Singapore. Besides wonton noodles, don’t miss their braised meat which is tenderly cooked and melt-in-your-mouth.

Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles
Saeb X2 Wonton Noodles

Current Address: Soi Phetchaburi 19, Pratunam, Bangkok
New Address (with effect from April 2013): Front of Soi Phetchaburi 15, Pratunam, Bangkok
Walking Directions: Nearest BTS: Chitlom or Siam. From BTS station, walk to CentralWorld. From Centralworld, exit Isetan. Head towards Platinum Fashion Mall. Use the overhead bridge located at level 2 of the mall to reach the other side of the main road. Look for the blue street sign bearing Soi Phetchaburi 19 (new address: Soi Phetchaburi 15) and turn walk down the street. You should see it on your right after walking for 1 to 2 mins. Click here for walking directions on Google Maps.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm

2. Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice (Pratunam)
Kaiton Chicken Rice at Pratunam, Bangkok
Must-tries: Chicken Rice, Chicken Soup (about 100 baht for two person)

Related Article: Food Review – Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice

This is possibly the most famous chicken rice in Bangkok and at fantastically cheap prices too. Look out for copycat stalls in close proximity.

Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice Stall
Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice

Address: Petchburi Soi 30 Bangkok, Thailand
Click here for Google map directions (labelled Pratunam Chicken and Rice).
Walking Directions: It is diagonally opposite from Pratunam market. Exit Centralworld (shopping mall near four-faced Brahma statue) from Isetan, take the overhead bridge and head towards the main flyover. Turn right at the junction without crossing the road and walk along the shop houses for about 1 minute. You should see the road sign “30 Phetchaburi”. The shop is right at the intersection next to this sign.
Tel: 02-252 6325
Business Hours: Opens daily from 5.30am – 3pm and 5pm – 3am

3. Coconut Ice Cream at Chatuchuk Market (JJ Market)
Coconut Ice Cream
Must-try: Coconut ice cream (30 baht)

Related Article: Food Review – Coconut Ice Cream at JJ Market

This popular ice cream stall located at JJ Market is the best way to beat the blistering Bangkok heat. The coconut ice cream is served in a mini coconut shell and comes with two toppings of your choice. They also give out free coconut drink to waiting customers. Beware of smaller, copycat stalls.

coconut stall JJ Market
Directions to coconut ice cream stall at JJ Market
To go to JJ Market, take the BTS to Mo Chit station (terminal stop). Within JJ Market, the ice-cream stall is located between Sections 1 and 2 near the entrance of Kamphaenpetch MRT station, next to the corner stall selling Indonesian milk tea. Beware of smaller, copycat stalls in the vicinity.

4. Fresh fruits and local snacks at Or Tor Kor market
ortorkor market
After a long and hot day of shopping at JJ Market, head over to Or Tor Kor market to treat yourself with some fresh fruits. Most stalls can cut the fruits for you, and there are plenty of benches for you to sit down to eat. They also sell a wide variety of local snacks which are definitely cheaper and fresher than the ones at the supermarket. There are also street food stalls at the other of the market.


ortorkor
How to get to Or Tor Kor Market

From Chatuchak Market, walk to Kamphaengpecth MRT station. Enter via the underground link mall from the entrance of the MRT station. When you emerge from the other side, you will be able to spot the large Or Tor Kor banner easily.

5. Ban Khun Mae (Siam Square)
Bah Khon Mae
Must tries: Minute-fried water spinach (80 baht), pandan chicken (120 baht), tom yum kung (170 baht); Baked prawn with glass noodles (not pictured; 280 baht)

Related Article: Food Review – Ban Khun Mae

Ban Khun Mae is a popular and busy restaurant in the heart of Siam Square patronized by both tourists and locals. We love it for the decent food, convenient location and nice ambience. It is a great place to sample many Thai dishes under one roof.

Ban Khun Mae

Ban Khun Mae
Address: 458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Nearest BTS: Siam Station
Walking Directions: From Siam BTS station, exit the side opposite Siam Paragon. Look for Soi 5 and walk along the row of shop houses. You will pass by Som Tam Nua (on the left) and Mango Tango (on the right) along the way. From Mango Tango, you will be able to see Ban Khun Mae, which is a standalone house, across the road. Total walking time from the Siam BTS station is only about 5 mins. Refer to the map on the official website below.
Map: http://www.bankhunmae.com/location/index.html
Website: http://www.bankhunmae.com/index.html

6. Som Tam Nua (Location: Siam Square)
Som Tam Nua
Must-tries: Papaya salad (75 baht), Thai fried chicken (98 baht for small serving), crispy fried fish (95 baht)

Related Article: Food Review – Som Tam Nua

If you love papaya salad, you definitely have to check out Som Tam Nua, a popular eating place about 5 minutes walk from Siam BTS Station. The food here is northern style, which is the reason for its papaya salad to come with crispy fried pig skin which we can’t get enough of.

Som Tam Nua
Som Tam Nua

Address: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.45 am – 9.30 pm
Nearest BTS: Siam Station
Walking Directions: From Siam BTS station, exit the side opposite Siam Paragon. Look for Soi 5 and walk along the row of shop houses. You will see Som Tam Nua on your left after walking for around 3 minutes.

7. Mango Tango (Siam Square)
mango sticky rice
Must-try: Mango sticky rice (120 baht)

Mango Tango is a specialty shop selling mango desserts. It might be challenging to find seats due to the shop’s small interior, but you will probably pass by the area frequently so there will be plenty of opportunity to find a seat.

mango tango

Mango Tango
Location: Siam Square Soi 5
Nearest BTS: Siam Station
Walking Directions: From Siam BTS station, exit the side opposite Siam Paragon. Look for Soi 5 and walk along the row of shop houses. You will see Som Tam Nua on your left after walking for around 3 minutes. Continue walking for 1 minute and you should see Mango Tango on your right, facing the road. Opposite Mango Tango across the road is Ban Khun Mae.
Click here for Google Maps.

8. Manna Restaurant (Siam Square)
Thai Fish Cake
Must-try: Thai fish cakes

Manna is conveniently located in Siam Paragon, and we eat it when we are too lazy to walk. While we find most of the food rather hit-and-miss and on the pricey side, we are always impressed with their fish cakes which we find both beautifully and deliciously prepared.

Manna Restaurant
Address: Siam Paragon, Ground floor, Unit G23-24
Website: Manna

9. Greyhound Cafe (various outlets and locations)
Greyhound
Must-try: Greyhound famous fried chicken wings (110 baht)

 

Greyhound is a chic chill-out place which serves mostly western fare. There are several outlets at various big shopping malls such as Siam Center and Emporium.

Greyhound Cafe
Various Locations, such as:
- Siam Center, 1st Floor
- The Emporium, 2nd Floor
- Siam Paragon (known as “Another Hound Cafe”), 1st Floor
Website: Greyhound Cafe

10. Hachiban Ramen (various outlets and locations)
Hachiban Ramen

Must-tries: cold noodles (pictured above; 85 baht), noodle in spicy tom yum khung (95 baht), noodle with spicy ground pork sauce (75 baht)

 

We had zero expectations when we first tried it, as it’s a chain restaurant. But to our surprise, it turned out to be quite good and very affordable. An unexpected good find.

hachiban ramen

Hachiban Ramen
Various Locations, such as:
- MBK, 2nd Floor, Unit 2A-05-06
- Centralworld, 6th Floor

11. Shabushi by Oishi (various outlets and locations)
Shabushi
Photo from wiffygal’s instagram (about 350 baht per person; free flow 90 minutes buffet)

Popular with the younger generation, Shabushi is a steamboat on conveyer belt (yes, you heard it right) buffet restaurant with cooked Japanese food such as tempura and sushi on the side. While we do not care much for the Japanese food which we feel is lacking in standard, we do enjoy the fresh steamboat selection and at much more affordable prices than the upmarket MK or Coca. We love visiting the Centralworld outlet which is perpetually busy, so we feel that the food will be fresher due to higher turnover. Although Singapore has an outlet (not 100% sure if they are the same), we have a strong feeling the standard is incomparable to Bangkok’s.

shabushi

Shabushi by Oishi
Various Locations, such as:
- Centralworld, 6th Floor
- MBK, 3rd Floor, Unit 3A-24-25, 3A-28-29

12. MK Restaurant (various outlets and locations)
MK Restaurant
MK is a popular buffet chain in Bangkok though we think it is slightly over-hyped and over-priced. While the ingredients are fresh, we thought the soup was bland. But you won’t go wrong with it if you want to relax and have a decent meal. They have buffet, ala-carte and set meal choices.

MK Restaurant
Various locations, such as
- MBK, 2nd Floor, Unit 2A-02
- Siam Paragon, Ground Floor, Unit G04 (Gold MK; the more upmarket one)

13: The Pizza Company (various outlets and locations)
Pizza
Delicious, aromatic pizzas which is not cheap even by our standard, but definitely good tasting with a crispy and melty crust. There is an outlet at the airport so we would usually grab a personal combo meal just before catching the flight home, but next time, I’ll be sure to dine in at their restaurant in town.

The Pizza Company
- MBK, 2nd Floor, Unit 2A-22-24
- Suvarnabhumi Airport Departure Hall (fast food booth)
- Siam Center, 4th floor

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- Places to visit in Bangkok
- Travel Tips for first-time visitors to Bangkok

   

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7 Responses to “Eating Places in Bangkok”

  1. Mj Wong via Facebook — March 28, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Nom Nom Nom :D

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  2. Emily Neo via Facebook — March 28, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    It’s been a long time since I last visited Bangkok… thank you so much for making the effort to put up these eating places for reference, will sure keep them for future yummy visits!!! My personal regards to you dear :-)

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  3. Emily Neo via Facebook — March 28, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    The coconut ice cream looks so good for our Singapore weather :p

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  4. Stacey Ching via Facebook — March 28, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Pauline Low, Tay Lay Peng, Princess Isabella, Josephine Quek

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  5. Leong Li Kuen via Facebook — March 28, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    I’ve been to some of the places which you had recommended, the foods were indeed yummy and cheap

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  6. NoobCook via Facebook — April 1, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    thanks Emily Neo, hope you can visit BKK soon! :)

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  7. Pei wen — April 26, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    You have to try Klang Soi. It’s amazing.. It’s beside Samitevej Sukhumvit hospital. Best to grab a cab there,

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