Looking for the best seafood restaurants in Bangkok? The capital has many restaurants serving the freshest seafood, which mostly they buy from the local fresh seafood market at Khlong Toei. There are many places where you can order seafood across Bangkok. But if you want to try seafood that really stands out, then head to one of the following seafood restaurants in Bangkok.
I discovered this local seafood restaurant, which is located relatively close to Chinatown, by accident. I noticed that every time I walked by, a group of locals were waiting until the restaurant opens its doors. Reason enough for me to check this seafood restaurant out and after the dishes I tried, I was blown away. Back then, the restaurant had a huge menu and making a decision was a bit difficult. Nowadays, Aey Seafood renovates the restaurant with modern looks and the menu significantly reduced in size with only highly recommended dishes and bestsellers.
As the name already suggests, Aey Seafood serves a variety of fresh seafood. Absolute must-orders are the Stir-Fried Crab in Curry Powder (480 THB), Scallops Baked with Butter & Garlic (120 THB) and the Deep-Fried Sea Bass in Fish Sauce (390 THB). The curry is rich in flavours, the scallops are perfectly cooked and lightly brushed with garlic, and the sea bass is super crispy. These three dishes are the customers' all-time favourites and you can’t go wrong with it.
Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu
Looking for an authentic Bangkok street food experience with fresh seafood? Then look no further, as it doesn’t get any more street food than this. Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu is a famous Bangkok street- and seafood vendor located close to Bangkok’s backpacker Walhalla Khao San Road. It is one of the two real street food vendors on this list, the other one being – also incredibly tasty - Nhong Rim Klong. Street food doesn’t mean its low quality, as the seafood you’ll try at Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu will be one of the best you’ve ever tasted! And the prices? With a maximum dish price of 200 THB, this is also the cheapest seafood restaurant in Bangkok on this list.
My favourite seafood at Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu are Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlic (200 THB) which is made with large freshwater prawns, and their Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad (200 THB) which also consists out of large freshwater prawns and is flavoured with heaps of lime juice, crushed chillies, mint, lemongrass, fish sauce and green- and white onions. Other favourites are Fried Clams with Chili Paste and Basil (100 THB) and their signature Tom Yum Goong (150 THB) which is indeed one of the best tom yum with seafood in Bangkok!
For other delicious street food, read our blog on famous Bangkok street food restaurants.
Although the menu doesn’t consist entirely of only seafood dishes, the emphasises heavily lies on, and Soei’s menu highlights are all made on seafood. On top of that, Soei is also one of my favourite restaurants in Bangkok, so definitely a noteworthy recommendation on this best seafood in Bangkok list! All food coming out of the kitchen here is top notch and personally checked by chef and owner P’ Soei himself. Guaranteeing top quality food, that’ll be one of the highlights of your Bangkok trip. Also, the restaurant features some unique Thai dishes that you won’t find everywhere.
My favourite seafood at this famous Bangkok eatery is their Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab in Curry Powder (400 THB), which consists of meaty, crispy fried soft-shell crabs and an incredibly delicious fiery curry powder with veggies. Another amazing option is their Grilled Prawn Salad with Lemon Grass and Mint (500 THB), which is a flavourful salad made with jumbo freshwater prawns and lime, lemongrass, fish sauce, garlic, chillies and more. And my absolute favourite Shrimp in Fish Sauce (200 THB) which is uniquely flavoured with wasabi that gives it a welcome kick: Thai fusion at its best! Other tasty seafood at Soei Restaurant is Mackerel in Dried Red Curry (100 THB) and their interesting signature Fried Mackerel Mouth with Garlic (100 THB), which is made of crispy fried mackerel cheeks.
This is the world’s only Michelin star rated street food vendor! And lucky for you, a seafood restaurant as well. Jay Fai, a.k.a. “Queen of Thai Street Food”, is national and internationally well-known as many media outlets gave her attention after she became the first and only street food vendor which is awarded a Michelin star in the world. Six days a week she makes sure her guests get the tastiest Thai seafood creations, by working her magic on the wok. Although prices are quite high, to me they are justified by her Michelin star, and use of only the best ingredients.
My favourite seafood at Jay Fai is her Crab Yellow Curry (800 THB), which is made with huge chunks of crab meat all covered in rich curry powder, chillies and veggies, yummy! You also can’t go wrong with her two signature: Drunken Noodles with Seafood (400 THB) and Crab Omelette (800 THB).
Chinatown is known for its food and T&K Seafood is the most popular seafood restaurant in Chinatown. For years, this institution serves delicious seafood. The restaurant opens at four o’clock in the afternoon and not much later, the three-story-building is completely packed. Luckily, the service is quick and food will be served within a few minutes. This is because, outside the restaurant, a large team of cooks are preparing fresh seafood at a fast pace.
The menu of T&K Seafood is quite large with a huge variety of prawns, crab, whole fish, squid and oysters. I can guarantee that you will find something that fits your taste. But the most famous dishes they serve are the Stir-Fried Crab with Yellow Curry (500 THB), the Steamed White Snapped in Spicy Garlic and Lemon Soup (350 THB) and the Grilled Prawns (150 THB). As said, it’s always extremely busy at T&K Seafood and if you want to avoid the crowds, make sure that you arrive early or after nine o’clock in the evening. T&K Seafood is open until 2 o’clock at night.
For other famous Chinatown food legends, read our blog about the best food in Chinatown Bangkok.
Lek & Rut Seafood
Lek & Rut Seafood is T&K’s lesser-known neighbour, but this doesn’t mean their seafood isn’t as good! These Bangkok seafood restaurants have been the topic of an on-going dispute about which one is the better one of these two Bangkok Chinatown legends. Although I personally think the service as both of the restaurants suck (the staff is way too pushy), the seafood is fresh and incredibly tasty. For me, it is hard to choose which one is the best, so you decide for yourself.
The menu boasts the same seafood classics as T&K: Crab Stir-Fried with Curry Powder (550 THB), Grilled Prawns (150 THB), Squid Fried with Garlic (250 THB) and Steamed Snapper with Lime (350 THB).
Nhong Rim Klong
Although the smelly canal next to this famous street - and seafood restaurant, degrades the experience just by a bit. This is still one of the best seafood feasts you can have in Bangkok. Even Nhong Rom Klong is a street food restaurant, the menu still features seafood which is prepared with the highest quality and freshest ingredients, and especially crab is well represented on this seafood menu. Nhong Rim Klong gained immense popularity in recent years, which increased waiting queues and prices. Don’t expect to have a budget-friendly street food meal here, as the menu's highlights will cost you between 340 and 440 THB.
My favourite seafood at Nhong Rim Klong is their signature Stir-Fried Crab with Cabbage and Fish Sauce (340 THB) an interesting mixture of fried cabbage, scrambled egg, fish sauce and chunks of crab meat, and their Stir-Fried Spicy Chili with Crab and Vegetables (440 THB), an incredibly flavourful stir-fry mix made chillies, garlic, eggplant, basil and lots of crab meat! Their Stir-Fried Crab with Thai Chili (440 THB) and Crab Curry (440 THB) are also well worth a try.
Lek Seafood is another famous seafood restaurant in Bangkok serving delicious Thai seafood creations. The restaurant is located in the heart of Bangkok’s business district, next to Chong Nonsi BTS. The restaurant’s menu features a wide variety of delicious seafood for normal seafood prices.
My favourite seafood at Lek is their Stir-Fried Soft-Shell Crab with Garlic and Pepper (450 THB). I always enjoy to eat my seafood with garlic, and the addition of pepper and chillies give it a welcome kick which makes it even better! You can also order this stir-fry with large prawns. Another recommended food is their Thai Shrimp Cake which is completely filled with minced shrimp meat, and one of the better I’ve ever tried!
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