Bangkok Food Guide: 31 Places to Eat in the City!

Written by Katherine

November 15, 2023
Last Updated on February 29, 2024

Time to talk about something really important in Bangkok – food! I have not been everywhere, but I want to help you find cool places to eat in Bangkok. ( ´ ω ` ) This list is like a guide to places you might not have tried yet. Whether you are new in town or have been around, let us explore these spots together! Ready for a casual Bangkok food tour? Let’s go~! ⸜(*ˊᗜˋ*)⸝

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Local & Affordable Places to Eat in Bangkok (< 80 THB)

First up, it’s all about where you can grab a tasty bite without burning a hole in your wallet. Yes, this is a list of affordable places to eat in Bangkok! I have included some local spots we have checked out and a few more that were suggested, but we did not manage to check them out. These places might not be fancy, but trust me, the food is delicious and won’t break the bank! Food in this category usually costs less than 80 THB. Plus, it seems like locals love them too. So, I hope you will love them too! ( ´ ω ` )

1. Jok Prince

We came by Jok Prince while planning our New Year trip to Bangkok in 2019. Hubs and I were planning to visit this place after visiting a Sky Bar nearby. But alas, we were too tired to do much exploration after the New Year countdown. So, we skipped this part of the itinerary and missed checking out Jok Prince. (*/ω\)

Anyway, Jok Prince is a pretty well-known restaurant in Thailand. It was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018 and was even featured in several publications, such as The New York Times. We didn’t visit it, but it seems like it might get crowded during certain hours due to its popularity. To avoid the crowd, get there early to grab yourself a seat and a bowl of steaming hot congee! (@´ー`)ノ゙

PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Pork Congee (Normal): 45 THB (~1.70 THB)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 6 AM – 1 PM, 3 – 11 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 81 916 4390

2. Lung Pratu Nam Boat Noodles

Boat noodles are one of the things that we have always wanted to try. It is also one of the highly recommended foods to have in Bangkok. But sadly, until now, we have yet to have it. Haha! I have this restaurant shortlisted since it is near Pratunam, which was where we liked to stay in the past. If you are in the area for the pork trotter rice I recommended earlier, you might also want to consider checking this place out! ( ´ ▽ ` )

PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Boat Noodles with Meatballs, Sliced Meat, and Thicken Soup (Original size): 30 THB (~1.14 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 7 AM – 4 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 85 919 1994
🔎 Facebook

3. Mui Lee Chicken and Rice

Hubs and I wanted to find a local restaurant near Wat Arun for our lunch, and this place is supposed to have good steamed/boiled chicken rice. Even though we reached there before its closing time, it seemed like it was already closed by the time we reached. So, sadly, we did not get to try the chicken rice. I don’t know how good this chicken rice is, but reviews seemed to be rather positive. If you are hungry after exploring Wat Arun, you might want to give this place a chance! (´• ω •`)

PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Steamed Chicken Rice (Normal): 50 THB (~1.90 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 8.30 AM – 1.30 PM (Sun-Fri), Closed on Saturdays
☎️ Phone Number: +66 88 006 0012

4. Pae Tiang Fishball Noodle

We were staying at Hotel Tranz, and this is one of the local restaurants that we checked out during our stay. These fishballs here might remind you of the ones in Singapore, but they are somehow different. If you are curious about Thailand’s version of fishball noodles, visit this place! (ᵔ◡ᵔ)

The fishball noodles we had and the owner cooking the noodles at the cooking station at Pae Tiang Fishball Noodle, one of the places to eat in Phaya Thai Bangkok

📌 For more details, check out our full dining experience at Pae Tiang Fishball Noodle! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Fishball Noodles (Regular): 55 THB (~2.10 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 7.30 AM – 5 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 81 692 7777

5. Prachak Roasted Duck

Prachak Roasted Duck is another restaurant we have shortlisted for our dinner if we visit the Sky Bar nearby. As mentioned, we didn’t make it that day after the countdown. But I still recommend this place because of the raving reviews about its roasted duck noodles. If you are in the area for some congee at Jok Prince, leave some stomach space to try the roasted duck and noodles! (>ω^)

PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Egg Noodle with Roasted Duck: 60 THB (~2.30 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 234 3755
🔎 Website

6. Fried Pork Rice (ร้านข้าวหมูทอดอร่อยมาก)

This place was a hidden gem that we found after visiting Wat Arun. Since Mui Lee Chicken and Rice was closed, hubs and I were walking around and feeling lost on what to eat. The situation was made worse under the hot weather. Then we chanced upon this restaurant that seems to be popular with locals.

The cola and fried pork rice that we ordered and the shop front of the fried pork rice shop

Whenever the ratio of locals to foreigners is high, it means that we should give it a try. And it did not disappoint! Not only is the fried pork rice delicious, but it is also super cheap! You might want to consider ordering the bigger portion for a more fulfilling meal! („• ֊ •„)

📌 For more details, go check out our full dining experience at ร้านข้าวหมูทอดอร่อยมาก! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Fried Pork with Rice (Small): 30 THB (~1.10 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 5.30 AM – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 86 521 0688

7. Rung Reung Noodle Shop (Left Shop)

I checked this place out with my girlfriends; honestly, I don’t remember much about this place. Haha! Like Jok Prince, Rung Reung Noodle Shop was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand before for its delicious pork noodles. You get to choose your preferred flavour, topping and noodles. I went with the dry version with minced pork, fish toppings, and egg noodles. For the price of 60 THB (~2.30 SGD), the topping portion was quite generous. As for the taste, I think it was okay. The fact that I don’t remember much about it means that it should not be bad either. Haha! (´・ᴗ・ ` )

The interior and the noodles we ordered at Rung Reung Noogle Shop, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

Anyway, take note that there are two shops with the same name. The left shop is the one awarded with the Michelin Bib Gourmand, while the other one doesn’t have it. I have only been to the left shop, so I cannot comment on the difference. You might have to find that out yourself! (´• ω •`)

PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Noodle (Dry): 60 THB (~2.30 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 84 527 1640
🔎 Facebook

8. Tor Tom Ton

This is another local restaurant we visited for breakfast near Hotel Tranz. This restaurant was also recommended in the hotel’s guidebook, so we decided to check it out. The signature dry tom yum noodles with fried pork do not disappoint! Try this place for its unique noodles you can’t find elsewhere in Bangkok! (´ ∀ ` *)

The staff at the cooking station and the signature noodles that we ordered at Tor Tom Ton

📌 For more details, go check out our full dining experience at Tor Tom Ton! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Signature Dry Tom Yum Noodle with Fried Pork: 60 THB (~2.30 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 9.30 AM – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 81 974 8588

Fancier Places to Eat in Bangkok (120 – 320 THB)

Next, let’s look into the fancier side of the food scene in Bangkok! In this part of the food guide, I am covering a list of places to eat in Bangkok where the food comes at a slightly higher price tag than the ones in the affordable section. Food in this category costs between 120 – 320 THB, putting aside the more expensive items from the fancier restaurants.

9. Bar-B-Q Plaza

If you want to try mookata in Bangkok in a comfortable setting, consider Bar-B-Q Plaza. This restaurant has many branches in Bangkok, so you can try finding one near your accommodation. Hubs and I initially wanted to try one near Hotel Tranz, but sadly, it has closed permanently. Even though Bar-B-Q Plaza was a random alternative we found on Google, I have to say, for the price, it was quite worth it. ( ´ ω ` )

The cutleries and the grilled meat on the pan at Bar-B-Q Plaza, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

📌 For more details, check out our full dining experience at Bar-B-Q Plaza! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 658 1702
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung

I don’t remember how we came by this stall, but our search for pork trotter rice brought us to Pratunam. Since we were staying at Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, this place was not far from where we stayed. The whole setup looks exactly like a place that only locals would visit. But interestingly, there were more tourists than locals dining here. So, it’s not so local after all. Haha! (´・ᴗ・ ` )

Shop front and the pork trotter rice we had at Khao Kha Moo Trok Sung

Anyway, we ordered the set that comes with a bowl of bitter gourd pork rib soup. The soup tasted quite okay. The meat, on the other hand, was soft and tender. It was probably one of the better pork trotter rice we had in Bangkok. If you are at Big C or Platinum Mall, it is only a 5-minute walk away. So, even though it might be touristy (or not), I recommend coming here to try it out! (>ω^)

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Pork Trotter Rice with Soup: 150 THB (~5.70 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (Mon-Fri), 8 AM – 4 PM (Sat-Sun)
🔎 Facebook

11. Kua Sa Wat Dee

It was not easy finding a place to eat in Asiatique. They are either too expensive or not what we want to eat. Hubs and I were supposed to be there to check out their street food, but it was SO DISAPPOINTING. So, after a few rounds of walking around, we decided to settle with this restaurant called Kua Sa Wat Dee.

Shop front and the garlic fried pork that we ordered at Kua Sa Wat Dee at Asiatique, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

A quick look on Google shows that the recent reviews about this restaurant are rather negative. But hubs and I didn’t have any issue with them. On the flip side, we actually enjoyed our meal there. I especially love the delicious garlic pork, which is a must-order if you decide to dine here! I also think the price is quite reasonable compared to the other restaurants in Asiatique. ( ´ ω ` )

📌 For more details, go check out our full dining experience at Kua Sa Wat Dee! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Garlic Pork & Omelette: I forgot the price! (*/ω\)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 12 PM – 12 AM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 63 272 9799

12. Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle

This place is well known for its extravagant Tom Yum Kung noodles. If you are wondering what I meant by extravagant, the most expensive dish cost 1,500 THB (~57 SGD)! Hubs and I were not ready to spend that kind of money on noodles, so we opted for the cheaper items instead. Haha! (*/ω\)

The Tom Yum Kung noodles we ordered at Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle

We went with the prawn, fish, squid and mussels/marinated pork version. To be really honest, I think the noodles were average. Hubs and I weren’t wow-ed by our first spoon of tom yum kung. Probably because it was not spicy and sour enough, so we didn’t think it was as flavourful. For those who can’t take spicy stuff, you might like the dish. (*/ω\)

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Prawn, fish, squid, mussels/marinated pork: 120 THB (~4.50 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 612 9013
🔎 Facebook

13. Phed Mark

Of all the pad krapow we had, the best one was at Phed Mark! This place is well-known because Mark Wiens opened it with his friends. We weren’t expecting much from a celebrity-branded restaurant, but it was perfect. Besides being able to choose the spicy level, you can also choose your protein. I like that the meat was stir-fried to a drier consistency, which is hard to come by. Even though it cost more to dine here, I think being able to find such a delicious pad krapow was all worth it! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

The pad krapow pork and the exterior of Phed Mark, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

📌 For more details, check out our full dining experience at Phed Mark! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Pad Krapow Pork (Less Spicy): 129 THB (~5 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 83 893 8989
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

14. Somsak Pu Ob

This is the place where I had my first taste of crab/prawns with vermicelli in a claypot. And it was this experience that made me fall in love with this dish. Since then, I haven’t found something that tastes close to what we had at Somsak Pu Ob.

Hubs and I visited this place on New Year’s Day. Knowing that it would be crowded, we even tried to come earlier and still got to wait as there was a line of mainly locals queuing outside the restaurant. But the wait was all worth it! The prawn version does not lose out to the crab. The best part of the dish is the vermicelli. I love how peppery and flavourful it was. If I have a choice, I want to top it up! We also saw a lot of people ordering the boiled cockles. If you have a strong stomach, you can give it a try! (´・ᴗ・ ` )

The crab and prawns with vermicelli in a claypot and the waiting number at Somsak Pu Ob

There are two branches of Somsak Pu Ob in Bangkok. We went to the one at Lat Ya Road as the seating is indoors with air-conditioning, which is much needed in Bangkok. If you are dropping by, remember to come early; people mentioned they can queue for up to 1 hour here! (´• ω •`)ノ

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Roasted Crab with Glass Noodles: 310 THB (~12 SGD) | Roasted Prawns with Glass Noodles: 290 THB (~11 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 3 – 9.30 PM (Tues-Sun), Closed on Mondays
☎️ Phone Number: +66 89 494 1000
🔎 Facebook

15. Tang Jai Yoo Restaurant

This restaurant was featured in Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, and we also saw Mark Wiens visiting this restaurant in one of his more recent videos. One of the most popular dishes at this restaurant is its Suckling Pig. It has been a long time since we had suckling pig, but we were not ready to have a whole pig to ourselves. NO WAY. It was way too expensive. Haha! (´・ᴗ・ ` )

So, if you are coming to Yaowarat in a big group, you might want to consider dining here! A quick check on Google shows that many people were recommending its Oyster Omelette. Alternatively, you can check out Mark Wiens’ video for inspiration on what else to order here! ( ´ ω ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Golden Barbecued Suckling Pig: 2,500 THB (~95 SGD) | Oyster Omelette (Small): 300 THB (~11 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 224 2167

Places to Eat in Bangkok Where You Have a View

Time to lift your dining experience to new heights! This part of the food guide is all about places to eat that offer a fantastic view of Bangkok. Seriously, I am always amazed at how many rooftop bars this city has. They are scattered everywhere, and each comes with a view that will make your jaw drop. So, if you are into dining with a stunning backdrop of the city or want to splurge for a luxurious dinner, you are in for a treat! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

16. Above Eleven

With so many rooftop bars in Bangkok, we decided to check out this lesser-known rooftop bar called Above Eleven. Besides having drinks, the unique thing about Above Eleven is that it serves Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes! So not only can you enjoy a view of Bangkok from this bar, but you can also enjoy some great dishes here. The bar was packed when we were there at 9 PM, so make sure you make a reservation before coming! (´• ω •`)ノ

The molten lava cake and Australian Angus Beef Nikkei nigiri sushi that we ordered at Above Eleven, one of the places to eat in Bangkok
👚 DRESS CODE 👕

❌ Sandals, flip flops or Birkenstock
➡️ Gentlemen MUST wear fully-covered shoes
❌ Sleeveless t-shirts for gentlemen
❌ Backpacks and luggage

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Australian Angus Beef Nikkei: 700 THB (~27 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 6 PM – 2 AM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 83 542 1111
📒 Reservation | Menu
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

17. Chom Arun

Besides a view of Bangkok, the next best thing you should do is to catch a view of Wat Arun during sunset. I heard that it was gorgeous during this time. Hubs and I came here slightly before dinner to escape from the dinner crowd, and we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Even though we didn’t have the sunset, Wat Arun was still amazingly beautiful in the distance when we looked at it from the restaurant’s rooftop. And oh, the food was also quite decent here at Chom Arun! (´• ω •`)

The Som Tom Thai and the Arun Sawad that we ordered and the view of Wat Arun from the rooftop at Chom Arun

📌 For more details, check out our full dining experience at Chom Arun! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Som Tam Thai: 180 THB (~7 SGD) | Arun Sawad: 150 THB (~6 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

⏰ Opening Hours: 11 AM – 9.30 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 95 446 4199
🔎 Facebook | Instagram

18. Red Sky Bar

We came to the Red Sky Bar for the New Year’s Eve Countdown, which was quite a memorable experience. For one, I had a horrible stomachache while there. It was no fault of anyone, and I have no idea how it happened. And best of all? It happened about 10 minutes before the countdown happened. Σ(O_O) I was so close to missing the countdown! But luckily, all went well, and I managed to enjoy everything during the countdown. Phew. No more counting down while standing around waiting for it to happen. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

Husband and I with our champagne at the Red Sky Bar and the view from the bar during the New Year's Eve countdown

Anyway, I was here at Red Sky Bar with my girlfriends, which was also packed. We wanted to check out the CRU Champagne Bar on the 59th floor for a quick look around. Note that they are quite strict with the dress code. So make sure you are following the right dress code! My girlfriend barely passed the requirement since she was wearing sandals. (*/ω\)

You will surely have a fantastic panoramic view of Bangkok from the CRU Champagne Bar, but it comes at a slightly higher price tag, with drinks prices starting from 650 THB (~25 SGD). (´・ᴗ・ ` ) We didn’t want to spend that much, so we moved to the Red Sky Bar on the 56th floor instead. The drinks prices here start from 390 THB (~15 SGD), which is a friendlier on our wallets. Haha! ( ´ ω ` )

👚 DRESS CODE 👕

➡️ Smart Casual
❌ Singlet, flip flops, sandals or shorts

🍷 ABOUT THE BAR

⏰ Opening Hours: 5 PM – 1 AM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 100 6255
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

19. Sala Rattanakosin Rooftop Bar

The rooftop bar at Sala Rattanakosin was the one that we wanted to visit to catch the sunset over Wat Arun. We eventually ended up at Chom Arun as we ended our exploration early and were too tired to wait until the sunset. (´・ᴗ・ ` ) So, if you want a direct view of Wat Arun, this rooftop bar at Sala Rattanakosin is the one to go to.

Sala Rattanakosin Rooftop Bar with a direct view of Wat Arun during sunset, one of the places to eat in Bangkok
Image Credit: Sala Rattanakosin Website

They do not accept reservations, so seating is based on a first-come-first-served basis. Since it has such a direct view of Wat Arun, expect many people also to want those seats during sunset. We planned to be there at 5.30 PM to try to beat the crowd, so you can do likewise or even earlier! They only serve drinks and appetisers, so if you want a full meal, you can make a reservation at their restaurant instead. (ᵔ◡ᵔ)

🍷 ABOUT THE BAR

⏰ Opening Hours: 4 – 10.30 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 622 1388
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Places to Have Coffee & Dessert in Bangkok

Welcome to the chill corners of Bangkok – the cafes! In this part of the food guide, I am sharing a list of sweet spots where you can chill, sip some coffee, and maybe nibble on a pastry or two. Now, I have to be honest: during our time in Bangkok, hubs and I were so busy tasting all kinds of food that we barely made it to any cafes. Fear not. This list may be short for now, but I am crossing my fingers it will get longer as we explore more in the future. So, if you are looking for charming places to eat in Bangkok, keep an eye on this growing list of cafes! (´ ω `♡)

20. After You Dessert Cafe

As I said, we usually don’t visit Bangkok cafes since there are many other places to eat in this bustling city. Knowing that After You Dessert cafe is well-known in Bangkok, hubs and I decided to check it out since we were just in the area. This cafe is famous for its Instagram-worthy dessert creations, so we ordered two of the most popular items: Honey Toast and Kakigori. We went for the original Shibuya Honey Toast and had the Milo Volcano Kakigori.

The Shibuya Honey Toast and Milo Volcano Kakigori at After You Dessert Cafe, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

I think both items were quite nice. The Kakigori looked so cute, like a small mountain! The Shibuya toast was warm and toasty. Many people recommend the Mango Sticky Rice, so you might want to consider that for your next visit to this cafe. Oh yeah, this branch at The Market was super quiet when we were there. Since foot traffic is not as much in The Market, if you want a quieter branch to enjoy your dessert, you can consider checking this branch out. („• ᴗ •„)

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Shibuya Honey Toast: 215 THB (~8 SGD) | Kakigori (Baby Size): 189 – 205 THB (~7 to 8 SGD)

☕️ ABOUT THE CAFE

⏰ Opening Hours: 12 – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 209 5153
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

21. B-STORY

I came here with my girlfriends, so I had no idea what to expect from this place before visiting. When we got there, I was amazed by how beautifully decorated the cafe’s exterior was. Upon entering the cafe, it was as if we were transported into a secret garden. The place is a treasure trove of photo opportunities, with charming details in every corner. And that is where the good things stopped. So, come here for the decoration and less for the food; you will be less disappointed. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

The carbonara and the interior decorations of B-STORY
☕️ ABOUT THE CAFE

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 2 656 5677
🔎 Facebook | Instagram

22. Factory Coffee – BKK

This cafe is my favourite place for coffee and a simple breakfast! Hotel Tranz has become our favourite place to stay while in Bangkok. Hubs and I would almost always visit this cafe for our daily coffee quota since it is beside the hotel. Our favourite is the cafe’s version of Flat White, Factory White. It is one of the best Flat White that we have so far! So, if you are a coffee person, you definitely have to try this out! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

The Factory White and a view of the staff making coffee at Factory Coffee BKK, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

📌 For more details, check out our full cafe experience at Factory Coffee! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Factory White (7 oz): 120 THB (~4.50 SGD) | Chocolate/Salted Egg Croissant: 140 THB (~5 SGD)

☕️ ABOUT THE CAFE

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 80 958 8050
🔎 Website | Facebook | Instagram

Places with Affordable Food to Eat in a Mall in Bangkok

Now, let’s talk about the unsung heroes of the Bangkok food scene – the food courts! In this part of the food guide, I am laying out some of the food courts where you can find a variety of delicious eats all in one place. After getting some tasty recommendations from YouTubers, hubs and I thought, “Why not give it a try?” And let me tell you, we were in for a treat! Wallet-friendly and tasty dishes – it was practically a foodie’s paradise. So, let’s dive into these food courts in Bangkok! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

23. ICONSIAM Street Food (SOOKSIAM)

We visited ICONSIAM after our meal at Chom Arun. When we were there, hubs and I were amazed by the number of food stalls at the Street Food zone. There were so many of them that we could hardly see everything in one go. Haha! (´• ω •`) Sadly, both of us were too full after our meal, so we didn’t check out what each stall was offering. There was quite a crowd there as well when we visited. Reviews seemed optimistic on Google, though the price might be slightly higher than normal food courts. If you visit ICONSIAM, you might want to leave some stomach space for food here! (>ω^)

A view of the ICONSIAM Street Food, also known as SOOKSIAM
Image Credit: ICONSIAM Website
🍴 ABOUT THE FOOD COURT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

24. Platinum Fashion Mall Food Court

After shopping for half a day at Platinum Mall, you will be glad that there is a food court on the 6th floor to rest your legs and fill your tummy! Similar to a lot of food courts in Bangkok, there are a lot of Thai food stalls. We revisited this place (Nov 2023) and realised the food court was revamped! The whole place looks brighter and cleaner now. But compared to Pier 21 at Terminal 21 Asok, prices are slightly higher here. Food is rather average in comparison but good enough to keep our tummies happy after all the walking. (´• ω •`)

The guay jap we ordered and the revamped food court at Platinum Fashion Mall, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

📌 For more details, check out our full dining experience at Platinum Fashion Mall’s Food Court! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE FOOD COURT

⏰ Opening Hours: 9 AM – 8 PM

25. Pier 21, Terminal 21 Asok

After seeing so many people raving about Terminal 21 Asok’s food court, we finally checked it out during our last visit to Bangkok! With so many Thai food varieties, hubs ordered quite a feast for both of us. And we finally understand why so many people were recommending this place. The food is nice, and the price is super affordable. If you want to try all kinds of Thai food at an affordable price, you must come here! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

An overall look at some of the stalls at Pier 21 at Terminal 21 Asok and some of the food we ordered

📌 For more details, check out our full dining experience at Terminal 21 Asok’s Food Court! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE FOOD COURT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

26. Pier 21, Terminal 21 Rama 3

Terminal 21 Rama 3 opened in late 2022, and similar to its sister mall, the mall also has a food court that serves good food at a great value. Not only can you enjoy food at a good price, but there is also a view of the river while you dine! With its proximity to Asiatique, if you can’t find anything good there, you might want to come here for dinner instead. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE FOOD COURT

⏰ Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

Places to Eat in Bangkok at Night

It’s time to talk about the lively side of Bangkok – the night markets! In this part of the food guide, I am laying out some places where you can dive into the vibrant evening scene and indulge in some delightful nighttime eats. There used to be many night markets, but thanks to the pandemic, some tourist favourites had to close up shop permanently. Sad, right? But here’s the good news – as the world gets back to normal, new night markets are popping up again! So, while this list might be a bit short for now, I have my eyes peeled for more. Let’s hope that this list will grow in the future! ( ´ ω ` )

27. Chinatown Night Market (Yaowarat)

The first time I was here, I was overwhelmed by the crowd. The second time hubs and I came, the crowd still overwhelmed me. Haha! So, if you want to come to Chinatown Night Market (Yaowarat) for the famous food stalls, make sure you come when the night market is open to avoid the long queues! Otherwise, be prepared to queue long in the heat of Bangkok. (*/ω\)

The rolled rice noodles and a look at the Chinatown night market crowd

📌 For more details, check out our full experience at Chinatown’s Night Market! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

MY RECOMMENDATION 👍🏻

💲 Guay Jub Ouan Pochana Rolled rice noodle soup (Small): 60 THB (~2.27 SGD)

🍴 ABOUT THE NIGHT MARKET

⏰ Opening Hours: 4 – 9 PM

28. Chatuchak Night Market

I didn’t even know that the Chatuchak Weekend market has a night market on Fridays! Note that this night market only opens from 9 PM onwards, and most shops would be open by 11 PM. If you can’t sleep on a Friday night, you might want to consider checking out this place for shopping and eating! ( ´ ω ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE NIGHT MARKET

⏰ Opening Hours: 9 PM – 6 AM, Fridays ONLY

29. JODD Fairs Rama 9

JODD Fairs Rama 9 was bustling with people the first time we were here. I am unsure if it was because of the timing or the World Cup match that was playing on the big screen that day. But the second time, we got smarter and came just when all the stalls were open! There are many more sit-down restaurants or eateries in JODD Fairs Rama 9 now. But sadly, this night market will be closed by the end of this year (2023) due to lease expiration. I read that the stalls will move to a new site in January 2024, so maybe it is not so sad after all. Anyway, for now, here’s a reminder to drop by the night market early to avoid long queues and crowded lanes! (´• ω •`)

The food that we had and a view of JODD Fairs Rama 9, one of the places to eat in Bangkok

📌 For more details, check out our full experience at JODD Fairs Rama 9! ( ´ ꒳ ` )

🍴 ABOUT THE NIGHT MARKET

⏰ Opening Hours: 4 PM – 12 AM
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30. JODD Fairs DanNeramit

JODD Fairs DanNeramit is one of the newer night markets to open in Bangkok. I saw many videos of this new night market and was amazed by the big fairytale castle. The vibe looks so different from JODD Fairs Rama 9! If you have the time, you should definitely consider checking it out. (´• ω •`)

🍴 ABOUT THE NIGHT MARKET

⏰ Opening Hours: 4 PM – 12 AM
🔎 Facebook

31. Srinagarindra Train Night Market

This night market is located on a former railway line, and many stalls are housed in converted train carriages. The vibe of this night market felt totally different from the usual night markets we have been to. There are a lot of shops selling vintage clothes and accessories. There is also an area displaying vintage cars! The whole focus is so different from the touristy night market. It was here that I discovered the delicious squid eggs! (っ˘ڡ˘ς) Even though it has a less touristy vibe, the night market was still crowded when we were there, so as usual, visit early! (ᵔ◡ᵔ)

The decorations and the food we ordered at Srinagarindra Train Night Market, one of the places to eat in Bangkok
🍴 ABOUT THE NIGHT MARKET

⏰ Opening Hours: 5 PM – 1 AM, Closed on Mondays – Wednesdays
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So, How Much is an Average Meal in Bangkok?

As you can see in the first category, food can go as low as 30 THB for one dish. The portion might not be a lot, but it is still considered a reasonable meal in Bangkok. For example, the fried pork rice near Wat Arun was one fulfilling meal at 30 THB. So, food prices can be reasonably low if you avoid the touristy areas. I think you can find reasonably delicious food between 60 – 100 THB. Alternatively, check out food courts such as Pier 21 at Terminal 21. Prices there are also quite affordable, and you get to enjoy the air-conditioning in the heat of Bangkok. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

Final Thoughts on Places to Eat in Bangkok

Wow, I totally did not expect this food guide to be so long! From the local gems that won’t break the bank to the fancier spots and the cafes, food courts, and night markets – I have covered quite the spread. As Bangkok bounces back, new places will surely pop up, and I hope to visit more of them in future visits. I hope you have a list for your next visit to this vibrant city, and happy eating! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

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