Recommended Food in Bangkok

Bangkok Food Guide List (What to Eat in Bangkok Thailand)

There are a lot of good food in Bangkok and a lot of guides about food in Bangkok, here are a few that we always eat whenever we go back to Bangkok for holiday, business and visiting family. Food listed here are not in order, just pick whatever fancy your taste buds.

We try to list you the food that are easier and convenient to find for you in Bangkok. As we write this page up in a hurry for friends, we have not posted photos. We will update this page with more photos soon. You can also see updated food posts as we travel in IG @MakanTalk and website

Watch this space:

Bangkok Shark Fin

Kieak Shark Fin

Although we do not support you to eat shark fin, there are many request from friends for this location. Kiek Shark Fin restaurant is the most famous in Bangkok, it was a small restaurant visited by officials and high society, now it has moved to a large building.

Address: Kieak Shark Fin , 61 Charoenrat Road +66 2 672 5792

Classic Thai Food:

The Local by Oam Thong Thai Cuisine

An upscale Thai cuisine restaurant, many guests we bring here are impressed with the food. If you looking for a more upscale/middle scale restaurant to visit. Try this

Sukumvit soi 23 tel: +662 664 0664

(Thai fine Dining with more exotic thai dishes $$$$, Michelin Bib Gourmand)


Rodsabieng Thai Restaurant:

The name Rodsabieng comes from its first location near the railway. This is a long standing Thai restaurant in Bangkok. Many classic Thai dish, the fried fish with fish sauce chillies is a popular dish

Sukumvit soi 11 Tel: +662 253 5868

(Classic Thai dishes $$$)

Baan Thai Restaurant

Thai family restaurant, small, good ambience and good food. We like this pork stew and inspiring dish.

Wireless Road Tel: 662 655 8995

(Thai Family Recipes $$$$, Michelin Bib Gourmand)


Bangkok Thai Street Food:

1. Soi Polo Fried Chicken

Soi Polo Fried chicken is well know for its fried chicken, which is not too dry. Although Indonesian fried chickens are very good already, you might want to try the Thai version.

There are also many classic Thai dishes on the menu including Papaya salad, Larb moo usually eaten with warm Thai sticky rice.

Opens  from 11am-3pm

Address: Sanam Khli Alley, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 655 8489

2. Raan Jae Fai Michelin 1 Star

Jae Fai Hi Society Kopitiam

This one we recommend totally, just beside Thip Samai Phad Thai, is this small kopitiam style restaurant that serves very nice Thai style Fried Kwetiao Seafood Noodles, Drunken noodles and the famous Crab omelette. Pricy for the street food but well worth it! They uses large prawns, crabs for the dishes. However, since it received the michelin 1 star award, you might need to wait for a long queue.

cash payment only
+662 92724 9633
Open : 5pm – 11pm

3. PhadThai : Thip Samai

Thip Samai – Bangkok Famous Phad Thai:

Famous among the tourists, usually there are long queues for this Phad Thai. Local Thai may not want to wait for this. If you want to feel the atmosphere of street food, you might want to try this out. The kopi thiam style restaurant serves only Phad Thai and they sell alot of it!

They are also famous for its fresh orange juice with pulp

Check out their Facebook for location and details

Address: 313 Mahachai Road
tel: +662 221 6280
Opens from 5pm-3am
beside Raan Jae Fai
(must try the fresh orange juice)

4. Beef Noodles (hot pot, stewed, clear soup) Wattana Panich

Wattana Panich is famous for its big pot of stewed beef noodles

338 Phanit Anan Alley
Sukumvit soi 63 (between Ekkamai 18&20 Alley)
Opens from 11am -3pm

5. Stewed Duck Noodles -buay pochana

buay pochana serves very good duck noodles or rice. But if you like thin egg noodle, you should try the duck noodles. Located Thonglor road (between soi 10 and 12)

Tel: +662 3927320

6. Kobe Beef Noodle (clear soup) Rai Thiem Tan

Rai Thiem Tan

Near to Ratchawat Market
500/2 Rama v road
tel: +66 81638 0897

7. Teochew Porridge Kao Tom Wat Bawon

Kao Tom Wat Bawon Teochew Porridge with many dishes to choose from.

243 Phra Sumen road, Wat Bawon
tel: +662 629 1739
open 5pm-2am

8. Pork noodle (clear soup)

Street food Thai noodle

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Nuer Koo (Premium Beef)

Available with rice or noodles this traditional thai beef noodles has been twisted with premium choices of beef. Located in Siam Paragon and the new IconSiam

Greyhound Cafe:

This cafe serves fusion Thai Italian food, the range of spaghetti is delicious but you must try the complicated noodle which is like thin slices of kwetiao serves with pork and chillies and crab fried rice. You can try the coconut ice cream desserts too!

There are many branches around Bangkok. You can also find them in Siam Paragon or Grove Central World. Visit their website for more details

Roast (western food)

if you had too much Thai food and need some western, you can try this cafe

  • Branch 1: The Common @ Thonglor
  • Branch 2: Emquartier Mall

EAT (Eat All Thai):

EAT is traditional Thai food found in Grove Central World. There are several seafoods that you will want to try like Thai Prawns with chillies, but we especially like the Crab Curry which you must try! Check out their Facebook page

Chinese Thai Seafood

Somboon Seafood Restaurant:

Quite popular with tourists of all nations, they have 7 branches in Bangkok, famous for seafood especially for their Fried Curry Crab. If you love crab you will want to try this. Find out their location in their website

Address:  SomBoon Seafood

  • Branch 1: Banthadthong Road (close to MBK mall) Tel: +66 2 216 4203-5
  • Branch 2: Surawong road Tel: +662 233 3104
  • Branch 3: Central Embassy Mall​ Tel” +662 160 5965-6

Chef Man

Looking for roast pork, dim sum and some chinese food in Bangkok? YOu can try Chef Man

Location Eastin Grand sathorn

Famous for Roast pork

Address: 3rd floor Eastin Grand Sathorn, 33/1 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Hours:Open Closes 2:30PM Reopens 6PM

Phone: +66 2 212 3789

Shangri-la Thaniya

Looking for Thai chinese food, seafood, lobster, Roast Pork, Suckling Pig, Peking duck, Lobster. This is the place.

Tel: +662 234 0861


After You Desserts Cafe:

This small cafe serving desserts have become famous with local Thai as well as tourists! Its more of Japanese desserts with a twist of Thai! A must try is the Kakigori! Yes Japanese desserts, famous flavors are Milo Volcano, Thai Tea or seasonal only the Thai Mango Sticky Rice Kakigori is a must try during its season.

Recently they open a new branch serving desserts everything Durian in Siam Paragaon, I love durians but the Mango Sticky Rice Kakigori still beats the durian!

There are many branches in Bangkok, almost in every shopping mall, read more in their website

Pattaya Thai Seafood

For those visting Pattaya, there two huge seafood restaurant that caters to all locals and tourists.

1. PuPen Seafood

62 Jomthien Road
tel: +66 38 231 728

2. Lung Sawai Seafood

+66 38 231 398

Bangkok Street Food in Medan

When you are back in Medan, of course the only place to eat authentic Bangkok Street Food is at Kinley Thai Bistro 🙂 serve by our MasterChefs from Bangkok.

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