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7 Best Places to Dine in Bangkok

Planning for a vacation with your family and friends to Bangkok, Thailand and not sure where to dine for the best culinary experience?

Keep your worries aside, Asian Inspirations brings to you 7 best places to dine in Bangkok.

The culinary capital, Bangkok has an array of delicacies to offer right from the exotic fine dining to the exquisite street food. So tuck in and get ready to explore the best of Thai dining.


If you want to get an authentic taste of Thai street food, you should head to the Chinatown near Yaowarat Road in Bangkok. You will find hundreds of food stalls in the heart of Chinatown. The best time to visit this place is definitely during the night, because that’s when you get to taste a delectable spread without burning your pocket. Chinatown is known to be the number 1 place to savour street food and has a legacy of being the oldest street food place in Thailand with a history of over 200 years.

What you must try: Steamed dumplings, oyster omlette, Thai noodles and gravy and of course the Singa beer.

Silom Road, Soi Rambuttri, Banglamphu, Soi 38 Sukumvhit are some of the other street food avenues you could try.

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Bamee Sawang – Bangkok’s Best Noodle Soup

If you want to savour the best noodle soup ever, then head to the noodle cafe at Bamee Sawang, which is close to the Hua Lamphong train station. People from all over the world, as well as Thais, come here for the famous and unique egg noodle soup. The egg noodles are known to be made in house and have a homely taste.

What you must try: Egg noodle soup, Barbecued pork and honey crab.

Note that the noodle cafe is closed on Mondays.

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World’s best Pad Thai at Thip Samai

Thip Samai, near Old City, Wat Saket is perhaps the only place in Bangkok which serves the world’s best Pad Thai. What makes it so special is the ingredients that are freshly sourced from the local market and cooked on charcoal flames on high heat that lends a deliciousness rare to find anywhere in the world.
The Pad Thai at Thip Samai bursts with steam and aroma when pierced, with options costing from 60 baht up to 200 baht.

What you must try : Pad Thai shrimp loaded with sauces and veggies.

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Wattana Panich Restaurant

The aroma of braised beef wafts through the street from the enormous stewing pot at the Wattana Panich restaurant housed on Ekkamai Road. The gravy in which the tender meat is boiled lends a special flavour along with an array of Chinese herbs. Wattana Panich has a range of noodles to choose from, with large, flat, medium and hair-thin.

What you must try: Beef noodles, goat meat noodles.

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Kuang Heng Kaiton Pratunam

Head straight to the Kuang Heng Kaiton Pratunam restaurant near Petchburi Soi 30 (Close to Ratchaprarop intersection) for the best ever steamed chicken served here. The soft, steamed chicken served on rice, with veggies and chicken broth soup is out of the world.

What you must try: Don’t miss the tangy-spice chilli sauce served as an accompaniment here.

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Sabai Jai Gai Yang

You can have the best ever grilled chicken roasted to perfection that makes you drool at this Thai northern style restaurant. The juicy, tender chicken with their chilli dip is out of the world. Try their papaya salad and pork delicacies.

What you must try : Grilled chicken, papaya salad, grilled liver and larb pork salad. This restaurant is located on Ekkamai Road close to Soi 1.

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Lek Seafood Silom

As the name suggests, this restaurant located near BTS Skytrain Station near Silom is perhaps a paradise for seafood lovers. You will find the exceptionally delicious steamed catfish with chilli and lime, chilli crab, spicy and sour tom yum seafood soup and shellfish of dazzling variety.

What you must try: Steamed catfish, spicy cockle salad and an array of other sea food.

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