The best seafood restaurants in Bangkok are:
1. Aey Seafood
We discovered this local seafood restaurant, which is located relatively close to Chinatown, by accident. We noticed that every time we 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. More in-depth information can be found in our article about Aey Seafood. General information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Aey Seafood.
2. Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu Seafood
Looking for an authentic Bangkok street food experience with fresh seafood? Then look no further, as it doesn’t get any more street-foo-like 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. Both Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu as Nhong Rim Klong are listed in our article about famous Bangkok street food restaurants.
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! More in-depth information can be found in our article about Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu. General information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu.
3. Soei Seafood Restaurant
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. More in-depth information can be found in our article about Soei Restaurant. General information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Soei Restaurant.
4. Ruepoh Seafood
Ruepoh Seafood is a family-run restaurant that is in business for over forty years. In 2017, Ruepoh opened a branch in Udom Suk. The restaurant is built inside a shipping container, really clean and nicely decorated with seafood-style elements. You can choose to sit inside the well-cooled container, or, if you visit the restaurant after six o’clock in the evening, on top of the roof of the shipping container. Ruepoh Seafood gets daily fresh seafood from Chonburi, where they have two other branches as well. The menu is relatively limited, but the quality of the seafood, as well as the flavouring, is seriously impressive.
One of the highlights of the menu is the Stir-Fried Mix Seafood with Pepper, Coriander and Exotic Herbs (250 THB). This peppery seafood curry is packed with perfectly cooked seafood such as squid, scallop and slices of white fish and is like all the other seafood dishes, traditionally spicy. Another amazing flavour explosion is the Fluffy Catfish with Green Mango Salad (150 THB), which is a sour and spicy mango salad with chunks of fried catfish in it. Although Ruepoh Seafood is relatively fair priced compared to other seafood restaurants, there is an option that definitely not comes cheap: Grilled River Prawn (999 THB). Although the prawns are grilled, they don’t have a strong charcoal flavour to it, what the famous river prawns in Ayutthaya do have. This means that the prawns are subtle of taste and you can really taste the prawns the most natural way. More information about this amazing seafood restaurant can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Ruepoh Seafood.
Tip: the food is quite spicy, which I personally didn’t mind. But if you need to cool your tongue at the end of your dinner, order their delicious homemade durian ice cream as your dessert for only 50 THB. That ice cream felt like a very "cold" welcome!
5. Jay Fai Seafood
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). Jay Fay is also listed in our article about the best local Thai restaurants in Bangkok. More information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Jay Fai.
6. Here Hai Seafood
Here Hai is a small restaurant located in Ekkamai that has a mission to serve the most delicious crab fried rice in Bangkok and I can already tell you that they most-likely achieved that goal. With daily fresh seafood of excellent quality, they create large portions of deliciously crazy, authentic Thai classics but with a twist. For example, their Stir-Fried Scallop with Holy Basil (300 THB) is in theory "a simple pad kra pao", but so much more refined with top-quality scallops. There is a good reason why it's always busy and hungry customers have to wait in line to get a table: Here Hai serves exceptional seafood.
Their signature Insane Crab Fried Rice (340 THB) is richly topped with completely peeled crab meat and served a spicy Nam Jim Seafood dipping sauce. You must have a large appetite in order to finish the whole plate. And as if that's not enough, there is an XL-size available for 990 THB, which you can easily share with 5 people. Our final recommendation at this amazing seafood restaurant is the Stir-Fried Mantis Shrimp with Garlic and Pepper (360 THB), which is our favourite dish if we must choose (a difficult decision). The mantis shrimps are covered in sweetened garlicky and peppery bits and the mantis shrimps are cooked to perfection.
Here Hai can be compared a bit with Jay Fai, especially on their philosophy. Both serve traditional Thai dishes with exceptional seafood ingredients that brings these Thai classic dishes to a completely new level. We placed Here Hai right under Jay Fai in this article about the best Thai seafood restaurants in Bangkok because Jay Fai perfected her recipe over a longer period of time. But if you are a (sea)food-lover, go visit both restaurants! More information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Here Hai.
7. T&K Seafood
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 Snapper 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 and is also listed in our article about the best food in Chinatown Bangkok. More in-depth information can be found in our article about T&K Seafood. General information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of T&K Seafood.
8. 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 ongoing 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). More information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Lek & Rut Seafood.
9. Nhong Rim Klong Seafood
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 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. More information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Nhong Rim Klong.
10. Lek Seafood
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 eating 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! More information, such as opening times, location, menu and TopTravelFoods users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Lek Seafood.
11. Pe Aor Seafood
Listed in several of our other articles, Pe Aor is a famous local restaurant that serves mostly tom yum soups. Instead of serving the tom yum soup with your typical juicy prawns, Pe Aor takes their soups to the next level. At Pe Aor, you can get tom yum with basically every type of seafood you possible can imagine. For example, one dish we always recommend is the Lobster In Love (450 THB), which is tom yum soup with lobster and mussels and is one of the best-value seafood options at this local eatery. But it gets crazier. If you order the Lobster And The Gang (1,200 THB), you get tom yum with crab, lobster, squid, mussels and salmon. We also recommend you try the Fried Noodles with Tom Yum Seafood (150 THB), which is a stir-fry with a variety of seafood such as prawns, mussels and squid covered in tom yum herbs. More in-depth information about this restaurant can be found in our article about Pe Aor Tom Yum Kung Noodle. More general information, such as opening times, menu, location and other TopTravelFoods users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Pe Aor.
12. The Cockle Seafood
The Cockle Seafood is a hugely popular local seafood restaurant near Sam Yan because of its delicious seafood buffet. There are two types of buffets available: one for 499 THB, which is a 90-minute all-you-can-eat buffet with a bit smaller menu, including water. The other one costs 599 THB, which is a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet including drinks and ice cream. Highlights of the menu are the parboiled cockles, shrimp potted with vermicelli, creamy tom yum kung, deep-fried snapper with fish sauce, crab fried rice and stir-fried crab meat in yellow powder. Especially at the weekends, The Cockle Seafood is extremely busy. You can also order a la carte, which is what most Thai order during lunchtime. As the quality of the seafood is great and the restaurant is really clean, The Cockle Seafood is an excellent place for foreigners to experience typical Thai seafood. For more information, such as opening times, location and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of The Cockle Seafood.
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