Khao San Road Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Khao San Road

In addition to being great for adjusting to the culture and climate, Khao San Road is also a great place to ease yourself into the intense sensory m-lange that is Thai cuisine. Restaurants, shacks and stalls on wheels abound, and most of what's sold at them toned down to cater to the unadjusted Western palate. In particular, the spiciness of curries, salads and noodles is much less than locals enjoy eating. If you like spicy, the phrase 'ped maak' should do the trick.

Don't think its all tame variations on Thai cooking and Western junk food (Burger King, McDonalds and Subway are all in attendence). Recent years have seen an upsurge in upscale restaurants and bars, and the variety and sophistication of the food available on Khao San Road has rocketed proportionally. Menus offering interesting fusions of Thai with Western cuisine are now common, and many establishments and stalls specialise in gourmet international cuisine. Pizza, sushi, falafel, seafood, fish and chips, and pasta all get a look in. 

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Aquatini Bar and Restaurant

Part of Navalai River Resort, Aquatini, is a riverside restaurant and is popular with both the hotel's residents and passers-by. Featuring a relaxing and romantic atmosphere, the outdoor dining terrace has a spectacular view of the Chao Phraya River and the stunning Rama VII Bridge. Thai delights and European dishes are served at reasonable prices. 

  • Opening Hours: 06.30 – 01.00
  • Location: Navalai River Resort, Phra Arthit Pier
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 280 9955
  • Cuisine: Thai and International cuisine
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Bombay Blues

A hidden gem, Bombay Blues is tucked away in the long and winding lane of Ram Brutri. To get there, look for the sign that points to Chao Phra Road once you’re on Ram Brutri. This Indian restaurant offers delicious and filling curries and other popular eastern Asia items with homemade roti. It has a beautiful Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Soi Ram Bruti, Chao Phra Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 629 3590
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Ethos International Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Located behind Aporia Books on Thanao Road, this unique place offers organic dishes from Thai, Italian, India and Middle Eastern cuisines. All are delicious and some contain imitation 'meats' made from tofu. It has a free WiFi-hotspot and also serves coffee and deserts. Another convenience for tourists. English-language menu.  

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 20:00
  • Address: 82/5 Tanao Rd
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 282 2748
  • Cuisine: International Vegetarian
  • Price Range: Cheap
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The Fabulous Dessert Café

Only someone with a lot of guts would name their venue the Fabulous Bar and Dessert Café. Thankfully this brilliant coffee shop and bar just off Khao San road lives up to its name, with amazing cakes and sweet cocktails on offer throughout the day. Open from 10:00 till midnight with free Wi-Fi, this vintage-style house Read More...

  • Address: The Fabulous Bar and Dessert Café 32 Chakraphong Rd, Khao San Rd, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 6291144
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May Kaidee's

May Kaidee serves purely vegetarian food at good prices. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Thai Cozy House hotel on Thanao Road (near Burger King). Recommended items are vegetarian massaman curry, spring rolls, and any kind of fruit shake. May Kaidee also offers one-day Thai cooking lessons. 

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Ground Floor, Thai Cozy House, Tanao Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 629 5870-4
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Price Range: Cheap
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This alfresco restaurant is fitted out and inspired by a tropical five-star boutique resort with ponds, waterfalls, tropical gardens and fine lighting. It features a peaceful and relaxing ambiance and easy listening music. Mayompuri serves a selection of authentic Thai and some well-known western dishes. Bar open until late. 

  • Opening Hours: 15:00 - Midnight
  • Location: Jakkapong Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 629 3883 - 4
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western
  • Price Range: Affordable
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This family-run restaurant offers comfortable and laidback atmosphere with some mellow tunes. It serves excellent Thai food as well as some standard western dishes at comfortable price. Also, Prakorb provides budget accommodations for backpackers.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 52 Khao San Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 281 1345
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western
  • Price Range: Cheap


A franchise of the popular upscale, Scoozi restaurant, it specialises in pizza and pasta. Those who love ham and cheese shouldn’t miss prosciutto di parma, or frutti di mare for seafood-pizza lovers. As for pasta, Scoozi offers a variety of sauces; be it bolognese, pomodoro, carbonara, alfredo, al salmone, or garden sauce for vegetarians – all are delicious. The antipasti, salad, sandwiches and ice cream are worth trying, too. 

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Soi Sunset Street, Khao San Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 280 5280 - 2
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Sunset Street Bar and Garden Restaurant

Hidden in Soi Sunset Street on Khao San, Sunset Street Bar and Garden Restaurant is set in a lovely courtyard surrounded by colonial-style buildings. The restaurant serves delicious Thai and international cuisine with live music from Thursday to Sunday. A good choice of draft beer and a pool table are available. 

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – midnight
  • Location: Soi Sunset Street, Khao San Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 282 2565
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western
  • Price Range: Affordable
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The Pleasures of Pat Thai

Be sure to try 'pat thai'. A trip to Khao San Road wouldn't be complete without sampling the street vendors' famous take on this popular, tasty, nutritious and, above all, cheap Thai dish. There are Thai-style omelets too and, on Soi Rambuttri, grilled fish and meat available. For vitamin and protein bursts enjoy Thailand's plentiful natural produce in the form of fresh tropical fruit (cut into chunks for easy eating), blended fruit shakes and - if you're brave or drunk enough - fried insects.

Once you've completed your initiation into spicy food, head to nearby Phra Arthit Road for trendy hole-in-the-wall restaurants popular with arty Thais. Or try Banglamphu Market, which begins about 50 metres to the right on Chakrapong Road. Here an aromatic and wholly authentic array of stalls peddle noodles soups, curries, grilled oddities and odd looking deserts. These alternatives to the staple backpacker diet of pad thai, banana pancakes and watermelon shakes are notable, not only for usually being more delicious than what's sold on Khao San Road, but also being much, much cheaper. 

  • Location: Khao San Road

Tom Yum Kung

Named after the Thai’s signature dish, Tom Yum Kung is arguably the best and the most famous Thai restaurant on Khao San Road. The menu consists strictly to fine Thai cuisine. Highlights include of course, our favourite, tom yum kung (spicy prawn soup), fried minced shrimp and scallops, spicy seafood salad, papaya salad with crab, and spicy black-banded trevally salad. The restaurant features beautiful décor and a cozy atmosphere. Good service and friendly staff. It's highly recommended. 

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 01:30
  • Address: 18 Khao San Road
  • Tel: + 66 (0) 2 629 1818
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: Affordable
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