Restaurants

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Krua Apsorn

This cafeteria-like dining room is a favourite of members of the Thai royal family and restaurant critics alike. Just about all of the central and southern Thai dishes are tasty, but regulars never miss the chance t…
Top Choice Thai in Banglamphu

Jay Fai

With its bare-bones dining room, it's hard to believe Jay Fai is renowned for serving Bangkok’s most expensive pàt kêe mow ('drunkard’s noodles': wide rice noodles fried with seafood and Thai herbs). The price, howe…
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Shoshana

One of Khao San’s longest-running Israeli restaurants, Shoshana resembles your grandparents’ living room right down to the tacky wall art and plastic placemats. Feel safe in ordering anything deep-fried – staff do a…
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Somsong Phochana

This is one of the few places in Bangkok that serves gŏo·ay đĕe·o sù·kǒh·tai, or Sukhothai-style noodles: barbecued pork and thin rice noodles in a clear broth seasoned with a little sugar, supplemented with sliced …
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Rarb

Sip a potent R-rated cocktail (their names might make you blush) crafted by award-winning bartender Karn Liangsrisuk, formerly of the next-door burger institution Escapade, while ‘70s Thai funk plays. This resto-bar…
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Baan Nual

It's come full circle: the restaurateurs of today are designing venues that resemble the holes-in-the-wall of yesteryear. With three tables and retro charm in spades, Baan Nual is the epitome of this trend. But rest…
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Khun Daeng

This popular place does gŏo·ay jáp yoo·an, identified on the English-language menu as 'Vietnamese noodle'. Introduced to northeastern Thailand via Vietnamese immigrants, the dish combines peppery pork sausage, a qua…
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Karim Roti-Mataba

This classic Bangkok eatery may have grown a bit too big for its britches in recent years, but it still serves tasty Thai-Muslim dishes such as roti, gaang mát·sà·màn ('Muslim curry'), tart fish curry and má·đà·bà (…
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Pua-Kee

Come here for the central Thai classic, gŏo·ay đĕe·o đôm yam ('rice noodle soup hotspicy with mixed ball' on the menu), fishball noodles pre-seasoned with sugar, lime and dried chili, and served with a crispy deep-f…
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Thip Samai

Brace yourself: you should be aware that the fried noodles sold from carts along Th Khao San have little to do with the dish known as pàt tai. Luckily, less than a five-minute túk-túk ride away lies Thip Samai, home…