Bangkok is a major tourism and service center in Thailand. This busy city has many restaurants from luxury restaurants to popular, but it is difficult for tourists to find the right eateries to enjoy the taste of Thailand when coming here. Below, I will introduce some of the most popular restaurants in Bangkok to the local people as well as tourists.
1. The Never Ending Summer
Hours of operation: 11 am – 11 pm daily.
Address: 41/5 Charoen Nakorn, Khlong San, Bangkok
Bangkok has some restaurant with an industrial style that is adorned a natural green color. The Never Ending Summer is one of the first style restaurants in Bangkok. It was repaired and renovated from a warehouse near the Chao Phraya River, and now is renowned for its unique design style as well as its unique cuisine. Because of this, the restaurant also has cool outdoor dining areas with a fresh atmosphere. The Never Ending Summer is part of The Jam Factory’s creative combination so you can have a great combination of sightseeing and dining. With these factors, The Never Ending Summer restaurant is crowded with tourists and local people, especially in the evenings and weekends. Therefore, you should book in advance in peak hours to avoid being out of the seat.
2. Khao Jao
Hours of operation: 10.30 am – 8.30 pm every day.
Address: Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok.
Thonglor is a trendy and dynamic area of Bangkok. It is not too exaggerated to say that because Thonglor has a lot of beautiful restaurants, cafes, clothes shops and so on. Every place is decorated and designed uniquely, so Thonglor is a popular place for young people as well as visitors to Bangkok. Besides the trendy restaurants, Thonglor has a less prominent restaurant but extremely quality – Khao Jao. It specializes in Thai style dishes at affordable prices. With simple architecture, the restaurant is surrounded by glass doors so space is always filled with light. Especially, The wall is decorated with artificial statues, toys, and clocks which are the highlight of the shop. About dishes, Khao Jao has nothing to criticize. Khao Jao menu only includes Thai dishes and the price is extremely reasonable. Moreover, Khao Jao is located very close to the famous destination – The Commons. You can go to Khao Jao for a cheap meal just after discovering The Commons.
3. Pee Aor Bangkok
Hours of operation: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm daily, on Monday.
Address: 68/51 Soi Phetchaburi 5, Soi 5 – 7, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Tom Yum Goong is a popular dish served at most restaurants and eateries in Thailand and Pee Aor is known as the best Tom Yum in Bangkok. Many tourists who came to this restaurant to enjoy Tom Yum have recognized Pee Aor’s Tom Yum Goong as the best dish they have ever tried. The typical dish of Pee Aor is lobster Tom Yum Goong. A bowl of Tom Yum Goong lobster has a good quality with ingredients like lobster, crab, fish, salmon, squid, and chicken eggs. The way to come here is quite difficult. From BTS Phaya Thai, it takes about 10-15 minutes to reach Pee Aor. You can ask local people for the way to go to this restaurant.
4. Thip Samai
Hours of operation: 5.30 pm – 1.30 am every day.
Address: 313 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
When talking about Thai cuisine, if Tom Yum Goong is second, first class is certainly Thai Pad. This is the famous Thai street food although it is not the specialties of this Golden Temple country. It is not hard to see the Pad Thai trolleys on the streets of Bangkok. In a myriad of choices, Thip Samai is a well known popular Pad Thai. From 1966, Thip Samai is a long-standing restaurant in Bangkok that is appreciated by both locals and tourists. Pad Thai in Thip Samai is moderately hot and slightly sweet as most Thai dishes, but there are always spices in the restaurant to have a good taste. The special character of Thai Pad at Thip Samai is the occasional smoky flavor of the restaurant. People use coal stove to fry noodles and do not use gas stoves in many other places. Located near Bangkok’s Chinatown, it is about a 15-minute walking from Khaosan Road.
5. Som Tam
Hours of operation: 10:45 am – 9:30 pm every day.
Address: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Som Tam Nua is the only name in the famous restaurant chain in the list of delicious restaurants in Bangkok. Tam Nua has many branches but is best known as a branch in Siam Square. This is the Thai food restaurant chain, especially the Issan – a province in the North of Thailand. Som Tam Nua is a nice bistro with a space that is fully utilized to serve the guests. The interior here is simple and it is mixed with the industrial interior to create a modern and bright style. This restaurant is opposite Siam Paragon center and you can just walk to Siam Square Soi 5 Street to find it. I hope you will have a great experience here.