The best restaurants near Victory Monument are:
1. Toy Kuay Teow Reua
When you think of restaurants near Victory Monument, you automatically think of boat noodles. It’s here, around Victory Monument, where you can find these famously small bowls of aromatic noodle soups. In our article about the best boat noodles at Victory Monument, we listed the five best vendors and Toy Kuay Teow Reua is listed as the number one. For the purpose of this article, I only added the best restaurant of that article, but I can assure you that the other four are highly recommended too.
The owner of this local restaurant started selling boat noodles from his canoe in 1958, back when this area was still a busy harbour. Nowadays, this popular local eatery serves its famously delicious noodles to hungry locals at an indoor wooden restaurant. A bowl of noodles only costs you 15 THB. Highly recommended are the Beef Boat Noodles with Beef Balls and the Tom Yum Boat Noodles with Sliced Beef. More information, such as the location of this local restaurant, opening times and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Toy Kuay Teow Reua.
Beef Boat Noodles with Beef Balls
Tom Yum Boat Noodles with Sliced Beef
Poisien is a local restaurant a few steps away from Victory Monument that you easily walk past by if you did not know they would serve food. It’s also tucked away in an alley most people don’t walk through as it’s a dead-end street. But if you are craving for some authentically spiced, good quality Thai food, you must visit this place. In front of the restaurant, underneath an awning, two ladies are preparing the food from scratch above two gas hobs while you are waiting inside the restaurant that actually more looks like a living room. This complete unique local experience is what most of us are looking for. But it’s not only the experience that makes this local restaurant so good. The food is simply tasty as hell too.
Highly recommended dishes are Panang Gai (50 THB), Pad Kra Pao Gai (50 THB) and the Galam Bee Pad Kai (50 THB). Especially the last recommended dish, the Galam Bee Pad Kai, was so good. It was something I’ve never tried before: a stir-fry of cabbage, chicken and egg, covered in a salty dressing, and I was pleasantly surprised. More information, such as the location of this local restaurant, opening times and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Poisien.
Galam Bee Pad Kai (50 THB)
Panang Gai (50 THB)
3. Pad Thai Thip Samai
What many people don't know is that Thailand's most famous Pad Thai restaurant, namely Pad Thai Thip Samai, has more than one branch in Bangkok nowadays and one of these branches is located near Victory Monument. Although you won't experience the full authenticity that the original branch at Maha Chai road has, when it comes to food, it tastes exactly the same. As the new generation in this family-run business taking over, a few things have changed. First of all, the opening times are more convenient. Before, you had to wait in line and wait until the restaurants open its doors at five o'clock in the afternoon. Now, all branches are open during the day. Secondly, the fact that there are five branches spread over Bangkok, including branches in fancy shopping malls such as ICONSIAM.
The branch near Victory Monument is located at the King Power Complex. If you don't mind eating the best pad Thai in Bangkok in a shopping mall instead of a local Thai eatery, then we highly recommend you to dine here. And if you are trying the best Pad Thai in town, make sure to order the version with the large prawns namely the Superb Pad Thai with Large Prawns (200 THB), as these huge prawns do make a difference. More information about this legendary restaurant can be found in our article about Pad Thai Thip Samai. More general information, such as the opening times, recommended dishes, the menu and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Pad Thai Thip Samai.
Superb Pad Thai with Large Prawns (200 THB)
3. Kuang Seafood
Kuang Seafood is a popular seafood restaurant near Victory Monument. The restaurant is large and has all the local looks, such as aluminium chairs, a small table to put your drinks on and food served on plastic plates. When you walk into the restaurant, you will immediately notice the fresh, still-alive seafood displayed at the entrance. Here, they serve basically everything you can possibly imagine when it comes to seafood, from lobster to juicy king prawns. Obviously, these delicacies come with a price and Kuang Seafood is by far the priciest restaurant listed in this article. Highly recommended dishes are the Steamed Snapper with Lemon and Garlic (420 THB), Som Tam with BBQ Prawns (300 THB) and the Scallop with Black Bean Sauce (250 THB), but with a twenty-eight-page menu, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. More information, such as the location of this local restaurant, opening times and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Kuang Seafood.
Scallop with Black Bean Sauce (250 THB)
Som Tam with BBQ Prawns (300 THB)
5. Isan Rod Ded
Isan Rod Ded is one of the more popular local restaurants near Victory Monument as it often is packed with hungry locals. The reason is simple: tasty, affordable Isaan food is what they serve. Isaan food is the typical Thai cuisine of the Northeast regions and is known for its distinctive dishes such as papaya salad and nam tok and laab, all herby and flavourful. This is exactly what you can expect at Isan Rod Ded. Highly recommended dishes are Nam Tok Moo (50 THB), which is made with surprisingly lean pork, as well as Steamed Mussels (110 THB), Som Yum Kung Sod (80 THB, which is a spicy mango salad with prawns and mussels, and the Khai Yang - Grilled Chicken (80 - 160 THB). More information, such as the location of this local restaurant, opening times and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Isan Rod Ded.
Nam Tok Moo (50 THB)
Steamed Mussels (110 THB)
Chairoj is a local restaurant located between Victory Monument and Ratchatewi BTS and therefore the furthest away from Victory Monument of all the restaurants in this article. This place looks a bit dull with their twelve bright green tables and no decoration on their bright green walls at all, but don’t let the looks fool you as Chairoj serves some tasty Thai-Chinese food for over seventy years. The unique, tasty dishes, which are often not spicy at all, are something that makes people want to come back and I would highly recommend you try one of the following dishes: the Crab Curry (90 THB), Fried Seabass with Chills and Garlic (90 THB), Stewed Pork Tongue (90 THB) and the Pork Chop (90 THB). More information, such as the location of this local restaurant, opening times and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Chairoj.
Crab Curry (90 THB)
Fried Seabass with Chills and Garlic (90 THB)
Bonus: Street Food
Victory Monument is one of the popular street food areas in Bangkok because of the strategical public transport area. Every day, thousands of citizens have to catch their bus to their work or school and wherever people have to wait, there is (street) food. In our extensive street food guide, which covers all the street food areas, recommended street food vendors and many more, we dive deeper into what Victory Monument has to offer when it comes to street food.
There you have it, the best restaurants near Victory Monument. You can find 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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