This delightful place defies categories. The interior decor looks like a mixture of Moroccan and art nouveau, with its whimsical tiling and frosted windows. The waiters all dress formally in black ties, and the menu…
This lively place is a great spot to get some decent cheap food. It's chock-full of vendors selling a big variety of Thai dishes and there's a stage for live music shows as well.
This place on the lake's east shore offers all the usual Thai dishes, but also many you've probably never tried before, such as fish-stomach salad. Eat outdoors on the deck or in air-conditioned dining rooms.
This wood-trimmed, Guinness-infused pub is an island of class in a sea of pick-up joints. The menu has fa·ràng, Indian and Thai food.
The crowds are 'exhibit A' for how tasty (and cheap) this all-you-can-eat buffet is. The food, usually with some rice, noodles, curries and sweets to choose from, is great value for money.
This night market has a wide variety of northeastern fare, including insect dishes.
This night market sells clothes and other standard market fare, and has food stalls.
There are several Italian eateries in the Central Plaza/Soi Farang area, but we prefer this slightly less convenient place. It's very small, so easy to miss. The pizza is especially good.
This white cottage and garden transported from the English countryside is the polar opposite of the Soi Falang experience. It features fresh and healthy cuisine, such as lamb served with Texas-style chilli, Polish m…
This place is billed as a Chinese restaurant, but we love it for the breakfast. Here you can get good-quality Udon-style breakfasts with kôw đôm (boiled rice), jók (rice gruel), kài gràtá (fried eggs served in a pan…