An excellent question, but the answer is difficult and will be very long Indeed the Thai capital is full of succulent places to enjoy its cuisine. From street vendors to Michelin-starred restaurants, markets, rooftops and fairs, there’s plenty to choose from. So where to eat in Bangkok?
You can find all the cuisine of the world, on every corner, in shopping centres, by neighbourhoods, it is very easy to get lost when you are a novice by the multitude of establishments. Obviously, the first criterion may be what cuisine will you taste? Thai, Italian, Japanese, … this already reduces the choice, but the offer is still vast.
We tried the cuisine of Isan (Northeast of Thailand, like Khon Kaen), Sukhumvit, Soi 8 at Det 5. The place is nice, in a beautiful wooded setting and terrace with comfortable furniture. Easy to find, a small oasis of tranquillity greenery in this megalopolis made of cement and steel. The cuisine of North-East Thailand is renowned for being totally different from traditional Thai cuisine, a guaranteed change of taste.
Always to stay in a place of greenery and with a decor a little special, … the Cabbages & Condoms and yes, the name seems a little weird, but they don’t serve rubber. The restaurant offers all the cuisines of the Thai regions. To do in the evening, with friends, on Sukhumvit Soi 12.
Korea Town (Sukhumvit Plaza) is another great place to go eat if you are a fan of Korean food. There are around 40 Korean Restaurants and food outlets on 3 levels. All of the restaurants in the plaza have comparable prices. You can also have a BBQ grill, deserts,…
The View Village
The view, on Charoen Krung Road, in the Bang Kho Laem district for dinner along the Chao Praya River. Restaurant, pub, karaoke, with a splendid wooden terrace to spend a wonderful evening with family, friends or lovers. This place along the Chayo Praya is well worth a visit no Sky Train line yet, but only 10-15 min to Thaksin Bridge (to go by boat) or Surasak BTS Sky Train to go there by Taxi.
Khao Sand Road area
Another great place with restaurant streets is Phra Nakhon, in the historical heart of Bangkok. Around the temple of Wat Chana Songkhram Ratchaworawihan just in front of Khao San Road, is a pedestrian street that follows the surrounding wall of the temple. The place is quite busy with tourists, but it’s a car-free street and its little ephemeral bars in VW buses will delight more than one to have a drink before eating.
Where to eat street food in Bangkok?
But the best place where to eat in Bangkok is in the street. There are street vendors everywhere, if you don’t know where to find them, just check around hospitals and schools. Ban Rak and Thonburi are 2 fantastic areas to discover different food stalls. From delicious Pad Thai to succulent dessert, Fresh seafood, ‘Michelin awarded stall’,… yes awarded …street food better than a restaurant. Chinatown is a very good place to go, at the end of the afternoon, you will find everything you want.
Another great place to find very good street food is in the nightlife area, near the bars. Plenty of vendors come at night and install their stalls. In Sukhumvit Soi 11, at the start of the street on your left, the shop on the SCB bank stair has a very good Nam Tok Moo…try it.
Near Wat Arun:
Baan Plern Dee restaurant near the Wat Arun ( +/- 700 meters). If you are fancy to take part in one of the best tour boats in Bangkok, you will pass by this restaurant. And if you are not on a boat tour and you are in the area then go to eat at this restaurant.
It’s a typical Thai place along Nestled away inside a temple complex and on the side of Khlong Mon (canal).
Consistently very tasty and well presented Thai food in a sheltered open-air, rustic canal-side location. Friendly and charming staff. Hard to find, and by car is entered through Wat Nak Klang temple (via Soi Itsaarapap 42 also known as Soi Arun Amarin 13). The setting next to the canal is beautiful!.