In this article, I will list the best local restaurants in Ari. Ari is a trendy area in Bangkok with plenty of cool bars, interesting cafes and many modern restaurants. But for the purpose of this article, I only recommend the best local restaurants in Ari, meaning it does not have the fancy looks but does have that authentically flavoured and well-priced Thai food most of us is craving for.
 
Best Restaurants near Ari
 

The best local restaurants in Ari are:

 

1. Soei Restaurant


Top-listed in our article about the best local Thai restaurants in Bangkok, Soei Restaurant is, in our opinion, the best local restaurant in town and therefore, obviously, the best local restaurant in Ari. What makes Soei Restaurant so special is the quality of the dishes and the high level of detail is put into each dish. Even though it’s a local restaurant, the chef inspects every single dish before it gets served. Expect highly flavoured unique dishes such as their famous Fried Mackerel Cheeks (100 THB) or the unique fusion dish Thai Shrimp Ceviche with a Twist (200 THB). Other highly recommended dishes are the Pla Goong (500 THB), the Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder (400 THB) and the Mackerel in Dried Red Curry (100 THB). This is the absolute best local restaurant in Ari, period. A must-visit! We wrote a more detailed review of Soei Restaurant. More general information such as opening times, location, menu prices, pictures of the restaurant and other TopTravelFoods users opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Soei Restaurant
 
Soei Restaurant Ari
Pla Goong (500 THB)
 
Soei Restaurant Near Ari
Fried Mackerel Cheeks (100 THB)
 

2. Hann Khao Soi Lover


Hann Khao Soi Lover is listed in our 5 Best Khao Soi in Bangkok article, as it serves some of the best Northern Thai curries in town. It used to be a small street food shop in an alley close to the BTS, however, due to popularity, it moved to Saliratthawiphak Road, where it’s a proper restaurant nowadays. A large bowl of highly flavoured and spiced khao soi costs you only 50 THB and it will blow you away! There are a few other tasty options as well, such as the Rice Noodles with Pork & Spicy Sauce (40 THB) and the Rice Noodles with Chicken & Sauce (40 THB). More information such as opening times, location, menu prices, pictures of the restaurant and other TopTravelFoods users opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Hann Khao Soi Lover
 
Hann Khao Soi Restaurant Ari
Khao Soi with Chicken (50 THB)
 
Hann Khao Soi near Ari
Rice Noodles with Pork & Spicy Sauce (40 THB)
 

3. Ong Tong Khao Soi


Similar to Hann Khao Soi Lover, this restaurant is listed in our best Khao Soi in Bangkok article as well. Ong Tong Khao Soi is probably a bit too good-looking compared to the other local restaurants, but the food is simply too good not to mention. Because the first branch in Chiang Mai, home to this delicious curry, was such a success, the owners decided to open up a branch in Bangkok as well. This restaurant in Ari is since the opening a big success and guests often have to wait in line, especially during lunchtime, to get a seat in this small two-story building. It’s not only the khao soi that is so delicious here. In fact, our personal favourite dish was their Stir-Fried Khaosoi with Northern Thai Sausage (89 THB). This is a stir-fried noodle dish with khao soi flavouring served with spicy Northern Thai Sausage. Make sure to try at least one of the following dishes as well: Pork Crispy with Green Chili Dip (79 THB), Broiled Field Crab (79 THB) and Chicken Khao Soi (69 THB). More information such as opening times, location, menu prices, pictures of the restaurant and other TopTravelFoods users opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Ong Tong Khao Soi Bangkok
 
Ong tong restaurant ari
Chicken Khao Soi (69 THB)
 
Ong tong near ari
Stir-Fried Khaosoi with Northern Thai Sausage (89 THB)
 

4. Krua Chum Sai


This local restaurant in Ari is a great place to explore authentic Thai food and widely popular among locals to enjoy these classic Thai dishes. The interior of the restaurant does look a bit outdated, although the building itself looks inviting, the food they serve here is definitely worth the visit. At Krua Chum Sai you can expect authentically flavoured dishes, some of which are heavily spiced such as the Stir-Fried Pork Joint with Spicy Paste (170 THB), as well as more traditional dishes dish as the Spicy Wing Beans Salad (160 THB). Other highly recommended dishes are the Moo Tod Chum Sai (200 THB) and the Fried Chicken with Cashew Nut (160 THB). More information such as opening times, location, menu prices, pictures of the restaurant and other TopTravelFoods users opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Krua Chum Sai
 
Krua Chum Sai Restaurant Ari
Spicy Wing Beans Salad (160 THB)
 
Krua Chum Sai Near Ari
Stir-Fried Pork Joint with Spicy Paste (170 THB)
 

5. Thanee Khao Moo Daeng


This small restaurant is your typical local restaurant with aluminium tables and seats, a family-run business that refined the recipe of khao moo daeng for decennia, packed with locals and delicious food for a bargain. At Thanee Khao Moo Daeng, they serve barbecued pork sausage with a sweet gravy and rice, also known as Khao Moo Daeng Moo Krob (50 THB). This is their signature dish and this non-spicy dish has Chinese roots. Make sure you also order their Crispy Pork Belly (120 THB), which is so deliciously crunchy! The restaurant is located close to the BTS and is often packed with hungry locals, which means you do have to wait to get a seat. More information such as opening times, location, menu prices, pictures of the restaurant and other TopTravelFoods users opinions can be found on the Thanee Khao Moo Daeng
 
Thanee Khao Moo Daeng Restaurant Ari
Khao Moo Daeng Moo Krob (50 THB)
 
Thanee Khao Moo Daeng Near Ari
Crispy Pork Belly (120 THB)


There you have it, our list of the best local restaurants in AiYou can find this all these restaurants, and many others in Thailand, in our food app called TopTravelFoods. Instead of recommending good restaurants, we recommend the best food these restaurants have to offer. If you are looking for the absolute best dishes near you, TopTravelFoods is the app you must have. The app is available for both Android and iOS and is completely free.

 

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