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Traveller's reviews and photos

10
Exceptional
Go to Ayutthaya, old capital. The old temples are amasing. 90 km from Bangkok, take a taxi. Floating market is also very interesting. About one hour drive, $90 including elephant drive.
Mila
Ukraine
20 February 2017
10
Exceptional
We loved the Amphara Floating Market. Also the Jim Thompson House, while a bit touristy was also quite interesting. The Phra Chao river is lovely.
Mimi
Canada
19 February 2017
10
Exceptional
Amazing Bangkok. Am from Sydney & Bangkok cost of living & our great tour guide so inexpensive! Stayed 6 weeks as sister had medical treatment & loved the place. We return late March for minimum 4 weeks. Soooo much ancient history to experience. Highly recommend Bangkok :-)
Zelda
Australia
20 February 2017
6
Review score
Bangkok is far too busy for us. It is also smoggy. On the positive side it has everything one could ask for.
sandy
Canada
19 February 2017
6
Review score
you can cover most of city's highlight in a day including taking a boat tour on the river and canals. otherwise the air is polluted, busy and noisy.
Shahar
Israel
19 February 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Bangkok

Navalai River Resort

8.5 Very good

Score from 2,844 reviews

£62

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “great pool area”
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Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square

8.1 Very good

Score from 2,621 reviews

£76

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Grande Centre Point Hotel Ploenchit

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 4,198 reviews

£94

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean and tidy”
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BelAire Bangkok

7.9 Good

Score from 1,962 reviews

£45

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “very clean and tidy”
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Pathumwan Princess Hotel

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 3,484 reviews

£86

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “great pool area”
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Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn

9.3 Superb

Score from 5,767 reviews

£92

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  • “location was great”
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  • “great pool area”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan - MGallery Collection

9 Superb

Score from 1,394 reviews

£123

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  • “beautiful building”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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Centre Point Sukhumvit 10

8.4 Very good

Score from 2,888 reviews

£61

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “good connection to airport”
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lebua at State Tower

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 5,155 reviews

£107

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  • “amazing views”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Discover Bangkok

Popular neighbourhoods in Bangkok

Sukhumvit

564 properties

Business or pleasure? A cornucopia of neighbourhoods spiral off the largest road in Bangkok. Pass on Asoke – the main business district – and dive into the ‘sois’ (sub-streets) for true variety. Eat yourself silly in Phrom Phong, full of Japanese restaurants, or hang out with the fun, flush and fabulous in Thong Lo and Ekkamai's upscale eateries.

Bangkok Old Town

235 properties

Stately grandeur permeates ‘Old Town’. Gaze at the golden buildings inside the Grand Palace, all of them a symphony of intricate details. Kowtow before the sacred Jade Buddha of Wat Phra Kaew. Art enthusiasts should pop into the National Gallery in the former Royal Mint building, which holds art from the 17th-21st centuries.

Khaosan

150 properties

Khao San is a backpacker’s paradise. By day, this bustling street brims with stalls that flog t-shirts, pirate DVDs and crafts. By night, it’s an altogether different animal. Under the garish glow of neon lights, revellers cavort between happening hostels and booming bars. If you seek more serene pursuits, take a breather at Wat Phra Kaew temple.

Silom

150 properties

All roads lead to Silom, where a stroll between modern skyscrapers and historic temples reveals the district's many contrasts. Grasp (or gasp) at a snake in safe surroundings at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute. At night, swing from the chandeliers in Soi Patpong, known for its naughty nightlife.

Pratunam

135 properties

Shopaholics rejoice! Dart past trendy Platinum Mall and Pantip Plaza on the way to Pratunam Market – perfect for a new outfit at penny-pinching prices. The often-overlooked Suan Pakkad Palace, former residence of Princess Chumbon of Nakhon Sawan, holds compelling 4,000 year-old pottery, Hindu and Khmer artefacts – and lush grounds.

Sathorn

88 properties

Sathorn is Bangkok's Financial District, its sights mainly confined to office blocks, hotels and embassies. However, it's not all abacus-flicking and bean counting. Arts aficionados should try out M.R Kukrit’s Heritage Home: the abode of a former Prime Minister, it’s a gem of Thai architectural style.

Riverside

78 properties

Pop a champagne cork and slither into thousand thread-count sheets in Bangkok’s capital of luxury living. Try Asiatique for dining and décor, or head to River City Shopping Complex for unique bric-à-brac. Then hop on a riverboat and pootle past the magnificent Wat Arun temple. At sunset, it’s a scene that never fails to take the breath away.

Siam

23 properties

Commerce is at the heart of modern Siam. Siam Paragon and the Siam Centre are filled with cell-phone clutching fashionistas and tech-savvy tinkerers shopping for clothes, electronics and more. Bounce on over to the petite designer stores in Siam Square for a more boutique shopping experience – or head to MBK for souvenirs, electronics and more.

Local tips for Bangkok

W District's Market
Philip by Philip

5 years on, Philip still loves Bangkok's vibe and its endless list of things to do.

Tucked behind the main buildings, this open-air food, drink and garden area is the perfect place for a chilled night, accompanied by music and cool art installations. Grab a table, order a cheap drink from the bar and select from the menu’s many options.

  • W District, Sukhumvit 69-71, Phra Khanong Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
  • www.w-district.com
  • Open Monday-Sunday 17:00-00:00
Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market
Thipawan by Thipawan

For Thipawan, travelling is a way of life and you’ll often find her on the hunt for somewhere new.

Break out the city and explore this riverside market for a taste of authentic Thai culture. Come with an empty stomach and sample as many local dishes, snacks or unusual-looking fruit as you can! Once you're full, take a look through the wide variety of items for sale.

  • Soi Bua Phueng Phatthana, Pra Phradang, Samut Prakarn 10130
  • Open Saturday-Sunday 08:00-14:00
The House on Sathorn
Warangkana by Warangkana

Warangkana's love of Bangkok and its culture keeps this former tour guide thirsty for more!

Surrounded by towering skyscrapers and the concrete jungle, The House on Sathorn is a charming 126-year old colonial mansion. Admire its beauty from the outside, or step inside to explore. Highlights include dining options, a gorgeous courtyard and a bar fit for the likes of James Bond.

Wanderlust Rooftop
Waranya by Waranya

Always uncovering hip, hidden places, Waranya's favourite hangouts usually feature live music.

Escape the traffic below and grab at drink or two at this rooftop bar, decorated with street art and decked out with fake grass. Listen to a mix of tunes and just enjoy the easy-going vibe as the night sets in.

  • 5th Floor, Nakiya Japanese Restaurant Building, Thonglor Soi 13, Sukhumvit 55, Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
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  • Open Tuesday-Sunday 18:00-02:00
Siriraj Museum
Miko by Miko

Easy-going Miko enjoys mystery and crime drama, reading and finding escapes from her daily routine.

From tame Thai medical history, to extreme stories of forensics and pathology, this impressive museum covers it all. Take a stroll through 3 different buildings located on hospital grounds and explore the many different exhibitions available inside.

  • Siriraj Hospital, 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
  • www.sirirajmuseum.com
  • Check website for details.
Wat Kalayanamitr
Ruamyot by Ruamyot

A connoisseur of Thai history, friends often refer to Ruamyot as a walking encyclopedia.

Set on the west side of the river, Wat Kalayanamitr was built as a friendship tribute to a former king. Its main hall houses a sitting Buddha, to which locals and tourists can make offerings and perform rituals. For good luck, it’s recommended you have a go at sounding the temple bells.

  • 371 Thetsaban Sai 1 Road, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600
  • Open Monday-Sunday 07:00-17:00
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Recommendations for Bangkok

May Kaidee's cooking school! You get to cook about 10 different dishes and eat them all then you can take the left overs home along with a recipe book, the lady who runs the class is fantastic, so funny and friendly, and talented! Also, looking out for restaurants where the locals are eating- much more authentic and much cheaper too! Avoid anywhere that advertises 'western and European food'. Hot pot restaurant on samsen 5 had some of the most amazing food at a ridiculously cheap prices and the most friendly and fun loving staff too!

The most amazing colorful architecture of a temple in Asia. No spiritual atmosphere at all - tourists are 90% from mainland China who couldn't care less about anything spiritual. Entrance, facilities and local staff - are the worst I have ever seen anywhere. Starting with a very congested very little room with long lines of tourists to rent modesty pants/skirts (they don't even have change if you happen to have large money notes). No place to rest and refresh with a drink and aircon (extremely hot outside)...

Ladies, if u like to shop budget friendly clothes and accessories, it's a must for u to go to Pratunam market. It opens since 4:30am. Bring trolley bag coz u will definitely shop a lot there. And u must visit the Asiatique where u can shop, dine and also enjoying the Chao Praya River view at night.

Start early! Especially if you're planning a trip to the Sky Bar or Sirocco at Lebua! 6pm twilight for the evening sunset is way better than 11pm in almost total darkness! Avoid sticking to one club for too long, club hopping is the way to go in Bangkok! Don't miss the night markets!

Always take the BTS air train, very easy to get around. Always use a taxi with a meter, if they say its broken get out and try another one. Always discuss the price with the Tuc tuc driver to get best deal.

I believe they understand what tourism mean for them. Their religious lifestyle make them respect people fron the heart

You can see more of real Thai culture around Kho San Road - mainstream rather than down in the higher end areas

Bangkok have a lot of nice luxery shopping centers. Very easy to get there with the BTS (a kind of metro)

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Transport

Bangkok transport

Air - Suvarnabhumi International Airport

There are many ways to reach the centre. For the Airport Rail Link, follow the signs to Basement B. Catch the Phaya Thai Express Line – it costs approx. THB 90 one way and THB 150 return, departing daily between 06:00–00:00 and taking 17 minutes. The cheaper City Line Train costs around THB 15–45 one way, makes 6 stops and takes 30 minutes. Taxis cost approx. THB 260 (plus a THB 50 ‘Airport Fee’) and takes around 45-60 minutes to most places in central Bangkok.

Air - Don Muang International Airport

Catch a taxi on the 1st floor outside Gate 8 – they take upwards of 45 minutes (depending on traffic) and cost around THB 350 (including an 'airport fee') to the centre. Alternately, catch the orange A1 bus outside Terminal 1 by Gate 7. It runs between 07:30–23:30 daily and tickets are approx. THB 30. Trains are about 500 metres away from the terminal – follow the 'Don Muang' signs on the 2nd floor. Tickets cost THB 54 and they operate between 03:14–22:28 daily but are rarely on time.

Metro

Bangkok's well-developed metro, or MRT system runs daily between 06:00–00:00. To locate stations, look for blue ‘M’ signs. Buy tokens with cash at touch-screen machines inside – simply tap your destination and the price is displayed, starting at approximately THB 16 for a single trip. Day/3-day passes can be bought at desks for around THB 120/230. All signs are in Thai and English. Change at Chatuchak Park, Sukhumvit and Silom for the BTS Skytrain.

BTS Skytrain

The BTS Skytrain offers great coverage within the city centre. There are two main lines – Sukhumvit (usually for the malls along Sukhumvit Road) and Silom (mainly for the business areas). Buy a one-day pass from the desk for around THB 140 with unlimited rides. Services run between 05:00–24:00 weekdays and 06:00–24:00 on weekends and public holidays. All stations have clear route maps and signs in Thai and English.

Car

Since public transport is very efficient, it’s not necessary to go out of your way to rent a car. If you do, it’s easiest to arrange at the airport. Traffic is often horrendous during rush hour (08:00–09:00 and 18:00–19:00 on weekdays). Bangkok also has no parking buildings, but here's a local tip: park at malls for 3 free hours. If you drive, road conditions are generally good – just watch out for motorbikes and being cut-off by rude taxi drivers!

Bus

The bus system is tricky and you should know where you’re going. Stops have blue signs and display the bus numbers that stop at them. Purchase tickets with coins or cash on-board from a ticket collector – they will ask for your destination, then tell you the fare. An express bus costs around THB 8.50, while an air-conditioned bus costs around THB 10. Most routes operate between 05:00–23:00, 7 days (some are 24 hours). Call the bus hotline at 1348 for more information.

Food in Bangkok

Top restaurants in Bangkok

Good value
Thai
Thip Samai

If you ask locals where to go get Pad Thai, it's very likely that they will direct you to Thip Samai. Having been around for 40 years in the same location, the restaurant still maintains its original recipes that keep people coming back for more. While most tourists prefer a simple Pad Thai, locals tend to go extra miles with juicy jumbo prawns. Vegetarians have nothing to worry as they can make the dish without the meaty stuff for you. Opens until late night, there's never a bad time to enjoy Pad Thai.

  • 313 Mahachai Road, Samranrat, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 17:00–02:00.
  • 0066 2221 6280
Good value
Thai
Methavalai Sorndaeng

About 50 years ago, Methavalai Sorndaeng is one of the fanciest restaurants in the city. Located right by Democracy Momument, this restaurant is still popular among elderly couples who are looking to take a trip down the memory lane. Even though the restaurant is decked out with chandeliers and European decor, it serves authentic Thai cuisine with recipes that have been passed down from generations including lotus stem yellow curry and Thai omelette with crab meat. Every night a local band will serenade you with classical Thai tunes that will make those elderly couples swoon.

  • 78/2 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 10:30–23:00.
  • 0066 2224 3088
Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
Krua Apsorn

Local and international medias all agree that Krua Apsorn is one of the must-try restaurants in Bangkok. Serving authentic Thai cuisine, the restaurant is frequent by local families who want to grab tasty home-cooked meal. While the menu is packed with tempting selections, you should stick to the recommendations like Thai-style omelette with crab, yellow curry with prawn and lotus stem, and fried snappy with chilli garlic. And don't forget to finish off your meal with refreshing coconut ice cream.

Cheap 'n' tasty
International
Ethos Vegetarian Restaurant

Small and cosy, Ethos boasts a wide selection of healthy dishes. This place is a huge hit among backpackers and healthy eater. Using organic ingredients to prepare Asian and western cuisines, every dish served here is free of MSG, GMO and refined sugar. Healthy and guilt-free, you can go crazy with veggie burger, spinach lasagna and "meat ball" spaghetti. To top off your happy meal, try their vegan apple crumble with coconut cream custard.

Good value
Mediterranean
Seven Spoons

Furnished with rustic interiors, Seven Spoons attract foodies and couples from across town for delicious and healthy food. Great for an intimate dinner, Seven Spoons serves Mediterranean, vegetarian and American cuisines made with local produce and ingredients. Between the regular and seasonal items, you should definitely try pan-seared white snapper with lavender cream sauce and pistachios and filet mignon with melted gorgonzola cheese and lingonberry sauce. As serious as they are about food, the signature cocktails are no joke. Incorporating Thai ingredients like galangal and lychee with liquor, one drink may not be enough.

Cheap 'n' tasty
International
Sky High

A popular place for night owls to get late supper, Sky High Restaurant offers Western, Thai and Chinese food. With its extensive menu and friendly ambiance, the restaurant also attracts familities. Here you can pretty much get anything from sandwiches to boiled rice. Recommended items are spicy and sour chicken Soup and stir-fried minced pork with Chinese olives.

  • 16 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Bangkok
  • Open every day 08:00–01:30.
  • 0066 2224 1947
Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
Nai Ouan Yentafo

Pink may not be your favourite colour but it will after you get to tray the noodles with pink soybean sauce or as locals known as "Yentafo". Set in a small shophouse, the restaurant is favoured by locals for cheap and quick meal. You can select the type of noodles that you want between rice and egg noodles. For the noodles, you can have it with or without the broth. Usually the dish comes with fish balls, tofu, morning glory and drizzled with pink sauce and fried garlic. If you prefer something spicier, you can order Tom Yum Yentafo too.

  • 41 Nava Alley Tanao Street, Sao ChingCha Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open weekdays 09:00–21:00, weekends 09:00–16:00.
  • 0066 2222 9701
Cheap 'n' tasty
Chinese
Maria Restaurant

One of the oldest restaurants on Ratchadamnoen Road, Maria is a casual Chinese restaurant that is popular among locals. What attracts people to this friendly restaurant is the delicious dim sum. If that's not enough, you can order more dishes like Peking Duck and BBQ pork.

  • 50-52 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 11:00–14:00.
  • 0066 2221 5211
Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
Krua TaiDerm

Resided in a cosy Thai wooden house, Krua TaiDerm serves Thai food with northeastern cuisine specialty. With its homey ambience, the restaurant is normally packed with young locals who want to fuel up before heading out to party. The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating areas with nightly live music performance. If you like spicy food then don't pass up a chance to sample their papaya salad. Other classic dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum Kung are also available for you to share with your friends.

Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
May Kaidee

Tucked away in a small alley in Khaosan area, May Kaidee is popular among backpackers due to its reasonable price and location. Serving only vegetarian Thai cuisine, the restaurant has been named one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok by various medias. Instead of using vegan mock meats, all dishes are made with fresh vegetables by experienced chefs. Meat lovers wouldn't be able to say no to the heavenly tofu green curry or tasty Pad Thai. The restaurant also runs a cooking school for those who are interested in making authentic Thai dishes.

Good value
International
Chez Bruno Restaurant & Wine Bar

Decorated in European style, Chez Bruno Restaurant is where East-meets-West menus flawlessly blend western and Thai cuisines together. Housed in a beautiful 100-year old colonial building, this restaurant is a perfect place for a romantic dinner. Favoured by mostly expats, most diners enjoy dishes like Salmon Panang and Thai-style spicy spaghetti.

  • 201 Rambuttri Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00–23:00.
  • 0066 2629 5828
Good value
Chinese
Pul Sin Restaurant

Pul Sin Restaurant has been around for more than 4 decades and it's still standing strong. Spacious and simple, this Chinese restaurant caters mostly to family. People widely rave about their roasted duck with perfect crispy skin served with pickled vegetables. Other recommended dishes are stir-fry chicken with cashew nuts and crab curry.

  • 460 Wisut Kasat Road, Bang Khun Phrom, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 09:00–21:30.
  • 0066 2281 9229
Good value
Bar bites
Silk Bar & Restaurant

Dine, drink and dance should be a tag line for Silk Bar and Restaurant. With its clean contemporary interior, this place attracts tourists who want to party as well as locals who gather here after work to get their drinks on. Besides the drinks, you can enjoy finger food and main dishes like spring rolls, Pad Thai and burgers. After gaining your energy from the meal, you are well ready to dance your night away.

Good value
Middle Eastern
Shoshana

Started out as a small guesthouse, the place served Israeli food to guests and through words of mouth Shoshana has become the go-to place for authentic Israeli cuisine. Full of backpackers and few locals, Shoshana offers a wide selection of salads and sandwiches. You don't want to miss thier cripsy falafel or their delicious hummus and tehina dippings. They also serve bagels with side salad. It is hard to find Israeli food in Bangkok and let alone finding the good one so don't pass up the chance to try food from this place.

Cheap 'n' tasty
Chinese
On Lok Yun

If you're feeling nostalgic, On Lok Yun will transport you back 70 years with its orginal decor of wooden shelfs and marble tables. Back in the day, this place is favoured by Thai celebrities but now it attracts elderly and even the new generation. People come here for a cheap Thai-style western breakfast that consists of fried eggs, sausages, ham and toast. If you're still not fulfilled, go ahead and order toasted bread covered with condensed milk or steamed bread with a side of custard dip. While you're at it, get yourself an iced chocolate drink too.

  • 72 Charoenkrung Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 06:00–16:00.
  • 0066 2223 9621
Good value
Indian
Bombay Blues

Away from the busy area of Khaosan Road is this cosy bar favoured by backpackers and youngsters. Inside, the restauarnt is furnished with cushions, pillow mats and Indian-inspired decor to provide a relaxing ambiance. Even though most people come here to hang out and enjoy the drinks, the Indian dishes served here are great as well. Why not spice up your night with paneer tikka or mutton biryani. For an ultimate relaxation, you can order a hookah too.

  • 51 Rambuttri Road, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 15:00–01:00.
  • 0066 2629 3590
Good value
American
Escapade Burgers & Shakes

You can easily walk by and didn't even notice that there's an awesome burger joint here. From the name of the restaurant you can probably guess what their specialities are. Owned and run by a mustachio harley-loving Chef Van, the burgers here are nothing short but juicy and delicious. If calories are just numbers to you then go ahead and order Quarter Cow consists of two beef patties, two slices of cheddar cheese with truffle sauce and wash down the grease with thick milkshake. Hipsters and non-burger lovers also come here for tasty cocktails. The bartender here is quite skillfull and can create something exciting according to your taste.

  • 112 Prah Athit Road, Chana Songkram, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday 16:00–00:00.
  • 0066 8140 63773
Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
Roti-Mataba

First opened in 1943, Roti-Mataba has become one of the city's food institutions. Serving Halal food, this small restaurant is always full of locals and tourists especially lunch time. The restaurant is resided in a small shophouse making it a perfect place to grab a quick meal. Once you're here, you should try the roti with green curry or chicken Massaman curry. Another dish that you shouldn't miss is Biyarni rice with chicken. If you still have some room left for dessert, go ahead and order roti with condensed milk.

High-end dining
International
Venice Vanich

Overlooking Choa Phraya River, Venice Vanich offers modern Thai and western dishes in a relaxing setting. Attracting locals and tourists, the restaurant has a wide selection of items to choose from. For Thai dishes, try the classic Tom Yum Kung and green curry with soft-shell crab. If you want to throw of mix of western food in there, order spaghetti with pesto sauce and grilled prawn or Caesar salad with jumbo prawn. With a laid-back atmosphere, office people usually come here to grab a giant towel of cold beer.

High-end dining
International
Aquatini Bar and Restaurant

If you're looking for a place to chill out with great view and delicious food then head to Aquatini. With a beautiful backdrop of Chao Phraya River and spacious outdoor deck, this place usually brings in a mix crowd of locals and tourists. Offering Thai dishes along with western cuisine, the menu has something for everyone like steamed curried seafood, eggplant caserole or stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts. Whether you're on a date or catching up with old friends, you will be delighted with everything they have to offer here.

High-end dining
American
Sheepshank Public House

Resided in an old boat repair shop, this trendy restaurant is furnished with industrial design and minimal decor. An ideal place for a romantic date or intimate get together, Sheepshank Public House specializes in what they call modern American food. All the dishes are carefully prepared with fresh local ingredients from duck confit with capsicum, apple and brown sugar glaze to slow cooked octopus and creamed corn risotto. There are plenty of dishes worth trying here so round up your friends for a night of decadent food.

Good value
Indian
Royal India

As the first Indian restaurant in Thai, Royal India sure knows how to please its customers years after years. Despite the simple decor, this casual joint serves authentic home-cooked Indian cuisine for meat and veggie lovers. Dishes that guarantee to tickle your taste bud include Paneer Makhani, Chicken Tikka Masala and Mutton Curry. Can't handle the heat? Why not wash it all down with Lassi or Masala?

High-end dining
International
babble & rum

Mixing contemporary Thai decor and a touch of urban rustic, babble & rum is a trendy restaurant located inside a riverfront boutique hotel. Usually filled with hotel's guests with few locals here and there, this modern restaurant serves fusion dishes in an intimate and romantic setting. Each tasty dish is carefully made with local ingredrients and organic produce. Those who want to try something with rich flavour should get spicy and sweet pomelo salad with river prawns, although the fettuccine with truffle cream sauce is quite intense as well. The signature cocktails here are mostly created with tropical fruits. If you like mango, then you should try Jamaican Fizz but if you want something simple, stick to Rivajito instead.

Good value
Thai
Khin Lom Chom Saphan

Sitting along the Chao Phraya River, this open-air restaurant offers a wide selection of seafood as well as relxing ambiance. Great for friends and family, dishes that shouldn't be missed are shrimp cocktail and baked mussels.

Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
Lung Louise

Located in Tha Prachan, this restaurant is popular among students at a nearby university. Sitting right next to the Chao Phraya River, the restaurant serves a wide selection of quick and simple Thai dishes including papaya salad and curries. A lot of people also rave about their pork satay.

  • Nakorn Alley, Thra Prachan Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Open every day 06:30–20:00.
  • 0066 2623 5550
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