Bangkok is home to many good restaurants in all budget categories. When looking for the best affordable restaurants in Bangkok, your best bet is to stick to local Thai eateries. Besides, in a city with an abundance of amazing street food and even a local Thai eatery that is awarded a Michelin Star, you’d be stupid to not take advantage of these amazing affordable restaurants in Bangkok. This article solely recommends affordable restaurants that have quite the fame when it comes to delicious Thai food among Bangkokians. 

The rule of our recommendations is simple: the majority of the dishes on the menu of these restaurants do not exceed 200 THB. Besides, we try to come up with original restaurants and not repeat the usual suspects that are recommended by many others including us. Of course, there are some legendary restaurants that are in fact affordable restaurants that we cannot ignore. 

In our article about the best cheap eats in Bangkok, we’ve come up with some of the most famous dishes in Bangkok under 100 THB. For those on a stricter budget, have a look at that article instead. With that being said, let’s jump to our recommendations.
 
Affordable Restaurants Bangkok
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok where the majority of the dishes don't cost more than 200 THB. 
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The best affordable restaurants in Bangkok are:

 

1. Bamee Kon Sae Lee


When it comes to affordable restaurants in Bangkok, noodle restaurants are always a safe bet as these bowls of noodles with or without soup always come cheap. But there is a big difference between a regular noodle shop and a famous shop like Bamee Kon Sae Lee. Like many restaurants listed in this article, Bamee Kon Sae Lee is a family-run business that started several decades ago. Over the years, the recipes got perfected and nowadays, people can enjoy perfectly tasting noodles for a bargain. 

What makes the noodles at Bamee Kon Sae Lee so tasty? This restaurant perfected crispy pork as well as roasted pork and roasted duck. These three ingredients form the base of many of its dishes. You can order the crispy pork and roasted duck as a standalone dish, but for many, a regular bowl with one or several of these ingredients is enough to fill an adult's stomach. Especially during lunchtime, this restaurant is crowded and on top of that, a whole football team of delivery men are waiting outside to pick up their order. Although this is always a good sign that the restaurant is so popular, we suggest avoiding these rush hours.

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Bamee Kon Sae Lee.

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Roasted Duck (150 THB)
 
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Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB)
 
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Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork Wonton and Roasted Red Pork (50 THB)
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2. Polo Fried Chicken


Super crispy fried chicken, succulent meat and this all topped with fried garlic for that umami boost. Sounds good, right? Polo Fried Chicken is an institution when it comes to deep-fried chicken in Bangkok and for decades, it’s serving perhaps the best version you can find in the city. The famous chicken comes in two sizes, either half a chicken (130 THB) or a whole chicken (260 THB). The greasiness and crispiness go perfect with one of the Thai salads, which is a combo that most of its visitors will order. Polo Fried Chicken is the perfect example of a restaurant that is specialized in one thing and perfected it over all these years while building a large group of loyal customers in the meantime. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Polo Fried Chicken.

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Fried Chicken - half (130 THB)
 
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Yum Pla Duk Foo (100 THB)
 
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Alternative, but slightly more expensive: Pla Tub Tim Todd (250 THB)
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3. Hann Khao Soi Lovers


Although we mentioned Daradalay in several of our other articles, there are plenty of alternatives when it comes to proper Khao Soi in Bangkok. One of them is Hann Khao Soi Lovers, which started as a street food vendor near BTS Ari. Nowadays, their speciality as well as other typical Northern Thai curries are served from a real restaurant with air-conditioning. One of the good things is that they didn’t increase their prices. The restaurant is still located in Ari, where you can find a university and many commercial buildings. During lunchtime, these students and workers all visit nearby local restaurants for lunch. Hann Khao Soi Lovers is one of the favourites among locals. Keep in mind that the other curries are spicy and served with blood curd, an ingredient that not every foreigner is fond of. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Hann Khao Soi Lover.

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Khao Soi Chicken (50 THB)
 
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Rice Noodles with Pork & Spicy Sauce (40 THB)
 
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Rice Noodle with Chicken & Sauce (40 THB)
 
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4. Klang Soi


Klang Soi is a type of Thai restaurant where Thai bring their parents and grandparents to. The restaurant is located inside an older building, is nicely decorated and the food is much more special than your regular local restaurant. So during weekends, expect families nicely dressed up and have some quality time with each other while eating delicious Thai food. The only downside of Klang Soi is their menu, as the English version is a complete mess and without any knowledge of the local cuisine, it’s incredibly hard to order something to your taste. Luckily, we have some interesting recommendations that make your visit stress-free. 

One of the tasty dishes we tried was the Pad Ped Pla Duk (165 THB), which is a catfish red curry with Thai eggplant. This fragrant dish has quite some spice, but for those who can handle some heat, it’s a big feast. The fish is light and the crispy skin of the catfish goes perfect together with the curry. Another delicious option is the Yum Pomelo (150 THB), which is a spicy and sour pomelo salad with bits of fish, pork and prawns in it. The Beef Green Curry (180 THB) is an excellent dish and the curry itself is nicely thick. One of the most popular dishes at Klang Soi is the Fried Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (170 THB), which definitely taste good. But the ribs themselves are a bit chewy and lean, something that is common in Thai cuisine. You should not compare Thai ribs with Western ribs. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Klang Soi.
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Klang Soi
Pad Ped Pla Duk (165 THB)
 
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Yum Pomelo (150 THB)
 
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 Beef Green Curry (180 THB) 
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Klang Soi
Fried Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (170 THB)
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5. Elefin


This restaurant is located near The Grand Palace and Wat Pho and is, therefore, a popular restaurant for tourists. But Elefin is far from a touristic restaurant as the flavours are authentic, including all the spiciness that comes with Thai dishes. What’s so good about Elefin is that they are able to serve Thai food that meets the Westerner's standard, especially when it comes to hygiene. The dishes come in large sizes and the use of good-quality ingredients all for a decent price makes it one of the most popular restaurants in this area. 

Highly recommended dishes are the Green Curry with Roti (125 THB), Thai Boat Noodles (125 THB), Fried Spring Rolls (110 THB) and their signature Lemongrass Chicken (140 THB). Elefin is specialized in serving coffee is well that’s made with their own blends. Coffee enthusiasts should most definitely check this place out. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Elefin.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Elefin
Thai Boat Noodles (125 THB)
 
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Green Curry with Roti (125 THB)
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Elefin
 Lemongrass Chicken (140 THB)
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Elefin
Fried Spring Rolls (110 THB)
 
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6. Khao Gaeng Jake Puey


Dining in the middle of the streets of Chinatown is for many the ultimate street food experience in Bangkok and in Chinatown, you can find several of these street food vendors. The most famous one is Khao Gaeng Jake Puey. At three o'clock in the afternoon, a few plastic chairs and a table gets placed on the pedestrian sidewalk. On that table, you'll find several large pans full of different types of curry and from that moment on, locals are queueing up in line in order to get a plate of this delicious curry and devour it while sitting on one of the plastic red chairs. Favourite dishes include Panang Curry (60 THB), Fried Crab (60 THB), Yellow Curry (60 THB) and Green Curry (60 THB).

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Khao Gaeng Jake Puey.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Jake Puey
Panang Curry (60 THB)
 
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Fried Crab (60 THB)
 
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Green Curry (60 THB)
 
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Iconic scenes of typical street food in Chinatown.
 
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Serving tasty Thai food from the streets.

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7. Areesaa Lote Dee


This local eatery is located near Khao San Road and if you didn’t hear or read about it, you would easily walk past it. You have to walk through a small alley in order to get to the seating area where every day, many Thai enjoy Muslim-influenced Thai dishes for a bargain. Due to popularity, dishes are often sold out during the late afternoon, so we suggest visiting this place on time. Highlights are the Khao Mok Neua (65 THB), which is a beef stew with rice and the Khao Mok Kai (45 THB), which is the chicken version of Khao Mok, and Indian style curry rice. Another popular dish is the Kuay Teow Gaeng (40 THB), which is a chicken noodle soup with Indian flavours. If you want to try something completely different, try the Por Pia Sot (40 THB), which are soft spring rolls that are served with a sweet sauce. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Areesaa Lote Dee.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Arreesaa Lote Dee
Khao Mok Neua (65 THB)
 
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Khao Mok Kai (45 THB)
 
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Tasty Indian-style Thai food. 
 
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As this is a Muslim restaurant, the food is obviously halal. 
 
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Por Pia Sot (40 THB)
 
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Kuay Teow Gaeng (40 THB)
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8. Pad Thai Thip Samai


The most popular and well-known Pad Thai restaurant in the city is Pad Thai Thip Samai. This is the restaurant that got promoted by the prime minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram in the 1930s as he claimed the Pad Thai served here has a truly authentic taste of Pad Thai and brought his foreign guests to this restaurant. Due to rice shortage in the 1930s and a government campaign to promote Thai nationalism, Pad Thai was declared Thailand’s “National Dish”. To this day, most first-time visitors think that Thai mostly eat Pad Thai, but it’s far less popular than you might think. Nonetheless, eating at one of Thailand’s most popular restaurants is an experience on its own. Nowadays, the restaurant has several branches, including one in the upscale shopping mall of ICONSIAM. For the authentic experience, head over to the branch at Maha Chai Road. A regular version of Pad Thai costs 100 THB, while the superb version with large prawns goes for 200 THB per plate. We suggest going for the latter because how many times will you eat at the most famous Pad Thai restaurant in the world?

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Pad Thai Thip Samai.

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Superb Pad Thai with Large Prawns (200 THB)
 
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The regular version: Superb Pad Thai (small prawns) (90 THB)
 
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At a super-fast pace, food is prepared and served, which is spectacular to witness.
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9. Phed Mark


One of the all-time favourite Thai dishes among Thai and foreigners, especially ex-pats, is Pad Kra Pao, or as foreigners know it: Stir-Fry with Holy Basil. Pad Kra Pao is the Thai equivalent of the hamburger as it’s served within minutes and with that garlicky and spicy flavour, a savoury meal every Thai is craving at any moment of the day. 

Food blogger and YouTube star Mark Wiens is an expert when it comes to Pad Kra Pao as you might have noticed when watching his hugely popular YouTube show. And in 2019, he opened a small restaurant close to BTS Ekkemai where his staff served one thing and one thing only: Pad Kra Pao. Guests can choose between two types of protein, either pork (105 TB) or beef (155 THB) and choose between three different levels of spiciness, with the medium spiced Pad Kra Pao as the signature. We were really impressed by this Pad Kra Pao as it’s a relatively dry Pad Kra Pao with a deep stir-fry, almost smokey, flavour. Keep in mind that even the milder version that’s available is still freakishly hot. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Phed Mark.

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Pad Kra Pao Moo - Pork (105 THB)
 
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Pad Kra Pao Moo - Pork (105 THB)

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10. 55 Pochana


This restaurant is listed in many of our articles, simply because it’s one of our favourite local restaurants in the city. With a limited, yet exciting menu full of original dishes, it gained such popularity in all those decades it’s in business. Don’t miss the Duck Pad Krapow, with succulent chunks of meat fried in garlic and chilli, topped with a generous mound of fried holy basil leaves. Other signature dishes include Cowslip Creeper Flowers with Egg and Noodles, as well as the Fried Beef with Black Pepper, served in a rich gravy. One of the unique things about this restaurant is that it's open all night long, so even when you got back from having a party, you can still enjoy some satisfying late-night Thai-Chinese specialities. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of 55 Pochana.

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 Crispy Fried Duck Pad Krapow (150 THB)
 
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Fried Clam with Brown Chilli (150 THB) 
 
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Fried Beef with Black Pepper (200 THB)
 
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Fried Oyster with Egg (200 THB)
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11. Ong Tong Khao Soi


Ong Ton Khao Soi is the second restaurant we recommend in this article that’s known for its Khao Soi, as the name of the restaurant already suggests. But there are other unique dishes to try out which are affordable that you won’t easily find elsewhere. One of the most unique tastes I’ve experienced in Bangkok was from the Broiled Field Crab (79 THB). This delicacy is made from field crabs which are caught in the countryside. You order these field crab claws with sticky rice and dip the sticky rice into the claws. The taste explosion you get is incomparable to any other crab I’ve tried and I know already that not every foreigner is fond of this. But for those looking for really unique flavours, definitely give it a go.

Aside from that, the Chicken Khaosoi (69 THB) is a safe bet as it can be measured with the best of the city. Another stand-out dish is the Stir-Fried Khaosoi with Thai Noodles (89 THB), which is a stir-fry noodle dish with Khao Soi flavouring. The noodles are topped with typical Northern Thai sausage. Absolutely divine! 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Ong Tong Khao Soi.

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Chicken Khaosoi (69 THB)
 
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Broiled Field Crab (79 THB)
 
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Stir-Fried Khaosoi with Thai Noodles (89 THB)
 
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Crispy Pork with Green Chilli Dip (79 THB)
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12. Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu


Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu is the place to go for authentic Tom Yum soup. This so-called restaurant is street food at its finest. Located near Khao San Road, this eatery is more like an open-air, improvised restaurant. But you don’t go to this place for something fancy. Although the prices on the menu are not necessarily in range of what you expect from Thai street food, you must understand the dishes are packed with large prawns and other seafood. Highlights are of course the Tom Yum Goong (150 THB), but this place is also known for its Pla Goong (200 THB), which is a spicy prawn salad as well as the non-spicy Fried Shrimp in Garlic (200 THB). Keep in mind that the Tom Yum soup is authentically spicy. For those who prefer a lesser spicy version, head over to Pe Aor, which we recommend further down this article. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu.

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Pla Goong (200 THB)
 
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Tom Yum Goong (150 THB)
 
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Tom Yum Goong (150 THB)
 
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Fried Shrimp in Garlic (200 THB)
 
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Hoy Lai Pad Nam Prik Pao (100 THB)
 

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13. Somtum Der


You might have thought that Pad Thai is the most popular Thai dish among Thai, but in reality, dishes like Som Tum (papaya salad) are far more popular and eaten almost on a daily basis. Papaya salad originates from Lao and the Isaan region (Northeastern Thai region) and comes in many variations. The most common versions are Som Tam Thai and Som Tam Pla Ra, but there are so many other types to find. Keep in mind that Som Tam Pla Ra is made with fermented fish, which has a strong distinctive taste that does not always match the Westerners’ taste palette. But when it comes to papaya salad, Somtum Der is one of your best go-to places, although they serve that salad in every Thai restaurant. Somtum Der is listed in the Michelin Guide and offers good quality salads that you can pair with various meat options, that go perfect together. We suggest picking one of the tasty salads and combining it with either the Grilled Coconut Milk Marinated Pork Skewers (110 THB), the House Special Grilled Marinated Pork (95 THB), Der Styled Deep Fried Chicken (85 THB) or the Deep-Fried Spicy Minced Pork (95 THB). 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Somtum Der.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Somtum Der
Spicy Papaya Salad with Deep-Fried Catfish (95 THB)
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Somtum Der
Deep-Fried Spicy Minced Pork (95 THB)
 
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House Special Grilled Marinated Pork (95 THB)
 
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Grilled Coconut Milk Marinated Pork Skewers (110 THB)
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Somtum Der
Der Styled Deep Fried Chicken (85 THB)
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14. Pe Aor


Pe Aor is the other restaurant in this article that’s specialized in Tom Yum soups and as mentioned, the soup is less spicy. The owner of this restaurant had to change its recipe after it gained popularity among tourists, yet they couldn’t handle all the spiciness. The soup is still spicy by Western standards, though. Most of the delicious versions of the popular soup exceed the 200 THB limit as they come with all sorts of seafood, but there are many standard versions to be found on the menu that cost much cheaper. In the end, it’s all about the soup itself. Regular versions are served with mussels and prawns while the more expensive versions come with lobster, crab and langoustines. In total, guests can choose between 27 different variations. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Pe Aor.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Pe Aor
Tom Yum with Prawn, Mussel and Boiled Egg (80 THB)
 
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Tom Yum with Freshwater Prawn (60 THB)
 
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Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood (150 THB)
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15. Ginger Farm Kitchen


After its success in Chiang Mai, Ginger Farm Kitchen opened up several branches in Bangkok. The concept of this restaurant is simple and straightforward, but it’s impressive how they manage to execute it: grow your own vegetables and create typical, yet creative Northern Thai specialities. The result is that you can enjoy super delicious Northern Thai food that is clean and organic. Highlights include the Khao Soi (165 THB), Northern Thai Laab (165 THB), Northern Thail Nam Phrik (155 THB) and Spaghetti with Crab Paste & Bacon (195 THB). 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Ginger Farm Kitchen.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Ginger Farm Kitchen
Spaghetti with Crab Paste & Bacon (195 THB)
 
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Northern Thai Laab (165 THB)
 
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Khao Soi (165 THB)
 
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Northern Thail Nam Phrik (155 THB)
 
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16. Lao Garden


Lao Garden is a cool restaurant located in On Nut and is specialized in Laotian and Isaan food, meaning things can get spicy here. The restaurant itself is more like an open-air restaurant and it’s built over a canal and surrounded by greenery. Because of this, you almost have the feeling that you’re not in the chaotic Bangkok. Aside from the food, Lao Garden is a nice place to have some beers with friends, which many do. Highlights of the menu include Kay Yang (120 THB), Deep-Fried Pork (120 THB), Pad Kra Pao with Rice (120 THB), Grilled Beef with JAEW Sauce (150 THB) and Laab Moo (90 THB). 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Lao Garden.

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Kay Yang (120 THB)
 
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Laab Moo (90 THB)
 
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Grilled Beef with JAEW Sauce (150 THB)
 
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Pad Kra Pao with Rice (120 THB)
 
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Deep-Fried Pork (120 THB)
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17. Inter


Inter is a tremendous popular restaurant located near Siam BTS. What makes it so special is that it offers a huge variety of Thai dishes that are affordable in an area where you find relatively expensive Thai eateries. This two-story restaurant is therefore often completely packed during peak hours, both Thai and foreigners. Although the menu is extensive, there are a few dishes that stand out and are often ordered by its regulars. These include the Fried Pork Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (120 THB) and their curries, namely Roasted Duck in Coconut Milk Red Curry (110 THB) and the Green Curry with Chicken (100 THB). Those who enjoy oysters, definitely go for the Oyster Salad (120 THB) as this sweet and slightly spicy Thai salad comes with huge, fresh oysters. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Inter.
 
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Fried Pork Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (120 THB)
 
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Green Curry with Chicken (100 THB)
 
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Oyster Salad (120 THB) 
 
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Roasted Duck in Coconut Milk Red Curry (110 THB)
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18. Buay Pochana


Duck-lovers pay attention. There is a restaurant located in Thonglor that’s specialized in all sorts of duck dishes. Where roasted duck is often crispy and almost lean as the fat is completely cooked out, the duck at Buay Pochana is much greasier as Thai love to eat it this way. The tastiest dish we tried here is the Duck Stewed Noodles in Clay Pot (120 THB), which is a stewed duck leg that comes with garlicky noodles and green vegetables. Another tasty dish is the Duck Wonton (80 THB), which comes with a sweet broth. Those who like to eat blood curd and duck fat, check out their Duck Stewed Noodle in Chinese Gravy (120 THB). 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Buay Pochana.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Buay Pochana
Duck Stewed Noodles in Clay Pot (120 THB)
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Buay Pochana
Duck Wonton (80 THB)
 
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Duck Stewed Noodle in Chinese Gravy (120 THB)
 
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19. Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla


Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla is a well-known restaurant located in Sathorn that’s specialized in Khao Tom Pla, which is a rice soup with fish. The signature Boiled Rice Soup with Red Grouper is the highlight of the menu and costs 200 THB. The Mung Bean Noodles Baked with Prawns (200 THB) is another impressive dish. These garlicky noodles are served with large prawns and the additional seafood sauce to dip the prawns in is nicely spicy. Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla should deserve much more recognition in our opinion, but maybe because it’s located a bit far from touristic areas, it doesn’t attract that many foreigners. Definitely worth the ride, though!

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Hia Wan Khao Tom Pla.
 
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Mung Bean Noodles Baked with Prawns (200 THB)
 
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Boiled Rice Soup with Red Grouper (200 THB)
 
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Thai Spicy Grouper Meats, Prawn and Scallop Salad (220 THB)
 
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Badeng - Pork Fried with Soy Sauce (50 THB)
 
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20. Baan Ice


Baan Ice is a popular Southern Thai venue with several branches in the city. Although some of the recommended dishes exceed the 200 THB limit which this article is written around, there are plenty of dishes to find under that price. As the Southern Thai cuisine is known for its spiciness, you must know that around half of the dishes served here are extremely spicy. The menu of Baan Ice is extensive, but each dish is well described along with a proper picture, which makes it much easier to make a decision. We recommend you try their Baan Ice’s Dark Pork Knuckle (190 THB), Pork in Shrimp Paste (180 THB) and their Stir-Fried Crispy Pork with Red Curry Paste (225 THB). 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Baan Ice.

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Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Baan Ice
Stir-Fried Crispy Pork with Red Curry Paste (225 THB)
 
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Pork in Shrimp Paste (180 THB)
 
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Baan Ice’s Dark Pork Knuckle (190 THB)
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21. Mit Ko Yuan


Mit Ko Yuan is a small, yet hugely popular local restaurant near Khao San Road that is especially known for Tom Yum Goong, although you can find a good variety of typical Thai food here as well. The soup is made in an authentic way, so expect many chilis and plenty of herbs and not balanced for the Western taste palette. But it's not only the tom yum soup that keeps the locals coming back. The Signature Chili Fried Clams are well-known as well. The clams are covered in a sweet dressing, which has the right amount of spiciness. One of the biggest surprises during our visit is the Stir-Fried Pork with Twig Frame: crispy bits of pork with salty and nicely cooked salty veggies. You should definitely try that as well. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Mit Ko Yuan.

Relevant food article: Best restaurants near Khao San Road.
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Mitkoyuan
Stir-Fried Pork with a Twig Frame (80 THB)
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Mitkoyuan
Signature Chili Fried Clams (80 THB)
 
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Tom Yum Goong (90 THB)
 
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Pan-Steamed Mussels (120 THB)
 
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22. Kuayjup Mr. Jo


When it comes to crispy pork, there is one legendary restaurant that simply serves the best of the best, namely Kuayjup Mr. Jo. For years, Mr. Jo serves its famous crispy pork from a small local restaurant located on Chan Road. The restaurant even got listed in the Michelin guide. Because of its fame, the restaurant is crowded and visitors often have to wait in line. But what you get in return is absolutely worth the wait: an incredibly crispy pork belly that is succulent in the middle served with a dark soy sauce. The menu also offers a Chinese clear soup which also has crispy pork in it. A bowl of soup costs you 60 THB and is highly recommended. In order to get to Mr. Jo, the best option is to take the BTS to Saphan Taksin Station. From there, it’s one kilometre south to reach the restaurant. Mr. Jo is open daily from 08:00 until 16:30.

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Kuayjup Mr. Jo.

Relevant food article: Best crispy pork in Bangkok.
 
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Crispy Pork (55 THB)
 
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Crispy pork, one kilogram for 550 THB.
 
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Chinese Soup with Crispy Pork and Pork Entrails (60 THB) 
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23. Soei Restaurant


Soei restaurant is listed in many of our articles, as it’s simply one of our favourite Thai restaurants in the city. Every dish is approved by chef and owner P’Soei, who’s known for his full-on spicy specialities. If you’re looking for an unusual Thai dish, phone ahead to reserve the Fried Mackerel Cheeks (100 THB) as these are often sold out. Other unique dishes include the Mackerel in Dried Red Curry (100 THB) and the incredible Shrimp in Fish Sauce (200 THB). There are two other impressive dishes to enjoy, however, these costs much more than the 200 THB price limit of this article. 

For more information about this affordable restaurant in Bangkok, such as the opening times, location, recommended dishes and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Soei Restaurant.

Relevant food article: Best Thai restaurants in Bangkok.
 
Affordable restaurants in Bangkok - Soei
Shrimp in Fish Sauce (200 THB)
 
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Mackerel in Dried Red Curry (100 THB)
 
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Fried Mackerel Cheeks (100 THB)

 
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This article will be updated in the upcoming weeks and many more affordable restaurants in Bangkok will be added soon. In the meantime, check out our free food recommendation app that helps you find the best restaurants in Bangkok as well as many other cities in Thailand. The app is completely free and helps you decide what to eat by recommending the best dishes and other specialities of (local) restaurants. Especially when you have no (or not enough) knowledge of the local cuisine, the app is a handy tool. 
 

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