Noodles in Bangkok are hugely popular. They are cheap, have great flavours, are served quickly and you can basically find it everywhere on the street or in a restaurant. Now, if you are looking for some extraordinary noodles in Bangkok, you must visit at least one of these noodle restaurants we’ve listed below. We live in Bangkok already since 2016 and have sampled countless noodle bowls. We can guarantee you, the restaurants below are the absolute best! To make it easier, we’ve separated the best noodles in Bangkok and the best noodle soups in Bangkok.
The best noodles in Bangkok include the following lineup:
1. Roasted Prawns with Glass Noodles at Somsak Pu Ob (290 THB)
Yummy, yummy, yummy goong ob woon sen is one of my favourite Bangkok noodle dishes, and Somsak Pu Ob serves the best in Bangkok! Goong ob woon sen or “glass noodles with prawns” is a heavenly good mix of glass noodles and prawns (duuuuhhh), sizzled in a delicious marinated made of black pepper and soy sauce. When served to your table, the fragrance will make your mouth water, when taking your first bite your eyes will tear of joy. You can also order this delicious noodle dish with crab (310 THB) or roe crab (450 THB). For more information, check out our review of Somsak Pu Ob.
Roasted Prawns with Glass Noodles (290 THB)-
2. Superb Pad Thai with Jumbo Prawns at Pad Thai Thip Samai (200 THB)
Pad Thai Thip Samai is Bangkok’s longest-standing, and most famous restaurant of Thailand’s national noodle dish “pad Thai.” Thip Samai gained a legendary reputation after the prime minister who introduced pad Thai as Thailand’s national dish to stimulate nationalism, promoted Thip Samai being the “truly authentic taste of pad Thai” and bringing his foreign guests to this restaurant. Thip Samai serves 5 different versions of pad Thai, their speciality being pad Thai wrapped in thin omelette. I like to go for their superb pad Thai with jumbo prawns (200 THB). Yes it costs a bit extra than their superb pad Thai with normal prawns (90 THB), but to me, these meaty, jumbo shrimp are definitely worth paying extra for! For more information, check out our article about the best Pad Thai in Bangkok.
3. Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork at Bamee Kon Sae Lee (50 THB)
This noodle restaurant is located close to Thonglor BTS and is in business since 1956. In all those years, they fine-tuned their recipes. Bamee Kon Sae Lee serves a variety of incredibly tasty thin egg noodles, which are often served with their famous crispy pork, roasted duck or handmade prawn wontons. The Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork (50 THB) is one of their bestsellers and I absolutely love the taste and texture.
Other tasty options here: Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB) and Roasted Duck (150 THB).
4. Egg Noodle And Shrimp Wonton with Mix Meat at Prachak Pet Yang (120 THB)
Not only serves this famous restaurant a delicious roast duck, but their egg noodles with mixed meats (80 – 120 THB) is also something to write home about as well (so I did.) The egg noodles have a perfect texture and are not sticky at all. A good amount of different kinds of pork meats, wontons, and yes their signature roasted duck finish this Bangkok noodle bowl perfectly. Add a bit of the sweet special duck sauce to your bowl, and you’re in for a real treat!
Other delicious options at Prachak Pet Yang: Roasted Duck (100 THB).
5. Baked Goose Leg at Chua Kim Heng (350 THB)
I dare you to get out your comfort zone to try these braised goose feet, as even though the food might be weird to the Western pallet, I absolutely LOVE eating these. The skin surrounding the bones is incredibly soft and gelatinous. So soft, then you can suck it right of the bone. The goose feet are baked in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, pork fat, pepper, and other ingredients. And then topped with a good amount of egg noodles, which you can all mix together so it’ll absorb all the flavours. As said, goose feet aren’t your typical Western ingredient. But if you feel like eating something adventurous, then these are an odd but delicious Bangkok noodle option at this goose specialized local restaurant.
Other delicious Bangkok food at Chua Kim Heng: Goose Stewed (190 THB) and Mixed Rice Congee (400 THB).
6. Drunken Noodles with Seafood at Jay Fai (400 THB)
World’s only Michelin star rewarded street food restaurant serves Bangkok’s best “Phad-Kee-Mao Talay” or “Drunken Noodles with Seafood.” Why this drunken noodles is so special? The ingredients that are used are of premium quality and high above your usual drunken noodles vendor. Just take a look at the large prawns, squid and crab meat, and you immediately know you’re in for something special. The drunken noodles are flavoured with basil leaves, fresh chillies, and rich gravy and yes tastes much better than your typical 40 THB takeaway Bangkok noodles. But we understand if you find the prices a bit high here. But you’re paying for the premium ingredients, and of course, for eating at world’s only Michelin awarded street food restaurant.
Other delicious Bangkok food at Jay Fai: Crab Curry (800 THB) and Crab Omelette (800 THB).
7. Duck Stewed Noodles in Clay Pot at Buay Pochana (120 THB)
Do you like duck? Then this is a restaurant for you, as all delicious foods in this local restaurant are prepared with delicious duck meat! My favourite is this clay pot with duck leg and egg noodles. On the bottom of the clay pot, you’ll find a Chinese gravy, perfect to mix with the duck and tasty noodles. Another Bangkok noodles recommendation you can’t go wrong with.
Other delicious Bangkok food at Buay Pochana: Duck Wonton (80 THB) and Duck Meat (250 THB).
8. Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood at Pe Aor (150 THB)
Although famous for its Tom Yum Soup, the Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood (150 THB) at Pe Aor are sure as hell tasty too. They use the same spices as their soups, which is just seriously tasty. The noodles are served with plenty of seafood. I'm talking about three large river prawns, mussels, squid rings and small chunks of octopus, which is pretty fair-priced for only 150 THB.
Other options at Pe Aor: Lobster in Love (450 THB), Crab Spring Rolls (50 THB)
9. Mama Tom Yum at Jae Oh Khao Tom Pet (120 – 800 THB)
One of my favourite restaurants in Bangkok, which also serves a killer tom yum Mama Noodles! Unlike other tom yums, this tom yum is prepared with instant Mama Noodles which make it immensely popular. So popular, that after 23:00 when they start serving this famous dish, queues might line up of up to 2 hours. Not only the use of instant Mama Noodles is what makes this tom yum so special. You can also order with a wide variety of delicious meats like crispy pork, shrimp, squid, raw egg and pork balls (250 THB), with extra crab meat (800 THB), or just crispy pork or pork balls (120 THB).
Note: be aware, the tom yum Mama Noodles is only served after 23:00 and just for these Bangkok noodles the queue in front of the restaurant will become even longer!
Other delicious Bangkok food at Jae Oh Khao Tom Pet: Spicy Salmon (250 THB) and Shrimp with Tofu (200 THB).
10. Stewed Beef Noodle Soup at Wattana Panich (100 THB)
When you walk through Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai Road) where this restaurant is located, the delicious smell of the stewed beef won’t go unnoticed. This aromatic stewed beef, which is the key ingredient for the famous beef noodle soup at Wattana Panich since 1970, is prepared and cooked in a huge pan at the front of the restaurant. Customers can choose between two types of noodle soups and two types of meat: beef and goat. This is obviously a personal matter, but if you want to keep it safe: choose the beef noodle which cost you 100 THB for a regular, and 150 THB for an extra-sized bowl. The wall is decorated with pictures of newspapers and TV shows visiting this popular restaurant for a reason, as it is the most famous beef noodle soup restaurant in Bangkok! And like some other restaurants listed in this list, Wattana Panich is mentioned in the Michelin Guide as well.
Other delicious Bangkok noodles at Wattana Panich: Stewed Goat Soup (300 THB).
11. Egg Noodle with Tomyum Soup and Pork at Rung Reung Noodle (50 THB)
This hugely popular noodle restaurant is located in Sukhumvit Soi 26, close to Phrom Phong BTS. It serves two different types of noodle soup: tom yum-flavoured and clear soup. Depending on the customer's preferences, you can choose between a tom yum with or without soup. And between a clear soup with or without fish balls. Does it sound too complicated? My recommendation is the Egg Noodle with Tom Yum Soup and Pork (50 THB). Keep in mind that because of its popularity, the restaurant is extremely busy during lunchtime. My advice is to visit before 11:30 or after 14:30. Rung Reung Noodle is also listed in the Michelin Guide. Other delicious Bangkok noodles at Rung Reung Noodle: Egg Noodle Dry with Tom Yum and Pork (50 THB) and Deep-fried Fish Skin (20 THB) as aside. For more information, check out our extensive review of Rung Reung Pork Noodle.
12. Stewed Beef Noodle Fire Pot at Heng Chun Seng (180 THB)
Heng Chun Seng is famous for being one of Bangkok’s best spots to go to try Thai beef soup next to also recommended “Wattana Panich.” The soup is flavourful and comes with a good amount of meats, fried garlic and morning glory. You can order the fire pot with, or without organs. I usually opt for the “normal” version which comes with tender soft stewed beef and beef balls. The fire pot is large enough for two people, but if you’re really hungry, for 70 THB extra you can add extra portions of meat.
Other delicious Bangkok food at Heng Chun Seng: Pork Satay (50 THB).
13. Sliced Beef Boat Noodles at Toy Kuay Teow Reua (15 THB)
This tiny bowl of noodle soup has its origins from the canals of Bangkok and Ayutthaya, where they were served from canoes navigating the waterways in search for customers. The bowls are so small, so that they’re easier to handle in the small and wiggly canoes. Although the vendors moved ashore, the size of the bowls remains the same. My favourite restaurant serving these small noodles soups is Toy Kuay Teow Reua, a basic and local restaurant 10 minutes walk from Victory Monument. The broth is incredibly tasty, and comes with slices of sliced fatty beef. Really good! Other delicious foods you can try at Toy Kuay Teow Reua are: Tom Yum Boat Noodles (15 THB). Or read our boat noodle blog to try more boat noodles around Victory Monument.
14. Khao Soi at Daradalay (50 THB)
Although Khao Soi has its origins from the North of Thailand, you can also try this delicious Northern Thai dish in Daradalay Bangkok. This curry soup is prepared with deep-fried crispy egg noodles and boiled egg noodles, which makes it a good Bangkok noodles recommendation. You can choose between pork, beef, or chicken. I always choose between chicken and beef. The organic ingredients are home-grown at their farm in Chiang Mai, and their smaller garden in Bangkok from which you can enjoy your bowl of khao soi noodles. This is my favourite khao soi in Bangkok! And if you’re not heading to Chiang Mai, I suggest you try it here, or at any of the other places in Bangkok we recommend to try their Khao Soi.
15. Red Tofu Chilli Noodle Soup with Fried Pork at Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo (60 THB)
Listed in many of our food articles, Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo can compare itself with other top noodle restaurants in Bangkok. They offer eleven different noodle soups including a pink coloured soup called yen ta fo. Yen ta fo soup is a popular local soup that is made from fermented soybean paste, which gives it a distinctive colour. At this restaurant, you can find the best yen-ta-fo soup in town, my favourite Bangkok noodle soup is their Red Tofu Chilli Noodle Soup with Fried Pork. Next to the yen ta fo soup, this restaurant also serves tom-yum flavoured soups. Other delicious Bangkok noodles at Tee’s Yen-Ta-Fo: Hot and Sour Noodle Soup (60 THB) and Red Tofu Spicy Soup with Seafoods (200 THB).
16. Stewed Beef Soup at Nai Soie (80 THB)
We discovered this local restaurant by accident during our first trip to Thailand. Several years later, we visited the restaurant again and we can fairly say that this Bangkok noodle soup is still amazing as it was back then. In the back of the restaurant, an older lady is constantly deboning the beef chunks after its being cooked for hours. In the front of the restaurant, the broth is reduced further and the tender bits of beef gets added to the soup. The broth from the beef is rich, strong and aromatic and the main reason why their soup is so delicious. The most popular soups are the Stewed Beef Soup (80 THB) and the Fresh Beef Soup (80 THB). The difference between these soups is that the same tender beef from the broth is being used in the Stewed Beef Soup, and fresh thinly sliced beef is added to the soup in the Fresh Beef Soup. Both are seriously tasty, but I personally prefer the stewed beef a bit more. Nai Soie is located at Phra Athit Road, which is close to Khao San Road.
17. Clear Chinese Soup at Kuayjup Mr. Jo (60 THB)
Kuayjup Mr. Jo is Bangkok’s most well-known restaurant when it comes to crispy pork, as they say it's the crispiest in town! You can order the crispy pork as chopped up nuggets with sweet soy sauce (55 THB), but also as a delicious soup (60 THB) which you can order with or without intestines. The Chinese originated broth is deliciously peppery, and contains a decent amount of crispy pork, rolled rice noodles and other ingredients like tofu, fish maw and more. And yes, the crispy pork keeps it crisp when floating in the soup!
18. Stewed Duck with Egg Noodles in Soup at Dancing Duck Noodles (50 THB)
Tucked away in an alley in Khlong Toei on Rama IV Road, you can find this local restaurant that is specialized in all sorts of duck. And with local, I mean: you won’t find any tourist here ever. As this part of the article only lists noodle soups in Bangkok, I will only recommend their delicious Stewed Duck with Egg Noodle in Soup (50 THB). The broth itself is a bit sweeter than you are used to, but sweetness and duck go perfectly together. The duck in the soup was surprisingly lean and the soup itself is served with wide noodles. During my visit right before lunchtime, I witnessed myself how popular this restaurant is among locals.
19. Small Noodle with Tomyum Soup at Zaew Noodle (55 THB)
Zaew Noodle is a small restaurant located on Sukhumvit Road, close to Thonglor BTS. Like many of the restaurants listed in this article, Zaew Noodle is hugely popular among locals and especially during lunchtime extremely busy. The restaurant focusses on sixteen different dishes, of which most are Bangkok noodles. The two most ordered noodle soups are the Big Noodle with Yentafo Soup (55 THB) and the Small Noodle with Tomyum Soup (50 THB). The yentafo soup is served with blood curd, which is for most foreigners a bit too adventurous. The tom yum flavoured noodle soup is at least as tasty as the yentafo and my favourite. As said, during lunchtime it’s extremely busy at Zaew Noodle. The owner served everyone fried wonton for free to satisfy the first hunger, which everyone appreciated. Other delicious Bangkok food at Zaew Noodle: Zaew’s Pork (60 THB).
20. Mix and Match Stewed Pork Soup at Phan Zen (75 THB)
This famous restaurant is located in Ari and has over a thousand different noodle options. You can create your own noodle version according to your own taste or choose one of the noodle dishes listed in their specials menu. The Mix and Match Stewed Pork Soup (75 THB) is my favourite, and Mix and Match Tom Yum Original with Chili Paste (75 THB) is also highly recommended. Both noodle soups can be changed according to the customer’s taste. The stewed pork soup is a bit sweet and aromatic, while the tom yum flavoured soup is spicy. Like many other restaurants listed on this list, Phan Zen is extremely busy during lunchtime as it is hugely popular among local workers. I would highly recommend avoiding this restaurant during lunch time. Other delicious options at Phan Zen: Crispy Pork Belly (70 THB) and Grilled Pork Skewers (65 THB).
21. Kuay Tiaw Sen Bamee at Long Leng Noodle (60 THB)
This local restaurant is not yet discovered by tourists, yet it is a hugely popular local restaurant serving just a few types of noodles. The restaurant opens at five o'clock in the afternoon, and from that moment, locals will continuously walk in for these tasty noodles. Their absolute best-seller is this Kuay Tiaw Sen Bamee, a dry egg noodle with pork balls, crunched nuts and plenty of spiciness. The menu is in Thai and the staff can't speak English, but showing the picture of this noodle bowl will help you for sure.
22. No. 12 Noodle Soup with Seafood at Pua-Kee (55 THB)
Like Nai Soie restaurant, Pua-Kee is located close to Khao San Road on Phra Sumen Road making it a popular spot for both locals and tourists. The menu at Pua-Kee is somewhat confusing, although there is a menu with pictures on the wall. After a few visits and looking closely what the locals ordered, I can give you the following recommendation of this Bangkok noodle restaurant: No. 8 Rice Noodle Ball and Pork Without Soup. No. 12 and No. 18 are also well worth a try. The noodle soup with seafood (No. 12) is a delicious tom-yum flavoured noodle soup with plenty of large prawns. The wonton soup (No. 18) is a clear noodle soup served with amazing shrimp wontons. And if you are curious about other soups, the owner is very friendly and does speak a bit of English.
23. Roll Noodle Soup with Maw and Crispy Pork at Arunwan (80 THB)
This noodle restaurant is known for its soup with pork intestines. That’s right, you can order soup with kidney, liver and stomach. Although it might sound terrible, it’s hugely popular among locals and it’s even listed in the Michelin Guide. Are you adventurous enough to try it? Do not worry if you aren’t as their Roll Noodle Soup with Maw and Crispy Pork (80 THB) is an even tastier (and safe) alternative. Arunwan is located on Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai Road) close to the famous Wattana Panich, which is listed in this article as well.
24. Roll Noodle Soup at Nai-Ek Roll Noodles (80 THB)
If you want to try the peppery roll noodles at this popular Chinatown restaurant, you high likely have to wait in line, as every time we go there they have a queue lining up in front of the restaurant! Mr. Nai Ek migrated from China in 1960, and since has been selling his famous roll noodle soup to hungry Bangkokians. This restaurant is famous for their Chinese style rolled rice noodles (50 – 100 THB) it serves, which are served in a deliciously peppery broth that spices up the soup. You can order the soup in 3 different sizes, so even if you’re really hungry this Bangkok noodle champion will satisfy your cravings.
Other delicious Bangkok food at Nai-Ek Roll Noodles: Pork Spareribs Stew (100 THB).
There you have it, a list of our favourite and most special noodle in Bangkok. All these restaurants, and many more delicious Bangkok foods can be found on our food recommendations app TopTravelFoods. You can download it for free here, to find the most delicious foods Bangkok and Thailand has to offer.