Sukhumvit Road is one of the most important roads in Bangkok as it’s the city transport’s main artery. For tourists, its one of the most convenient areas to stay during their visit to Bangkok, as you will easily find the BTS Stations and MRT connection. Next to public transport, Sukhumvit Road hosts shopping malls, hotels, nightlife and plenty of restaurants. In this article, we listed our favourite local restaurants near Sukhumvit. That means that the restaurants that are listed should be located at walking distance from the BTS Stations Siam to Ekkamai.
Listed in our Top 22 Local Restaurants in Bangkok, 55 Pochana is an absolute must-visit for every foodie and deserves the top spot in this list of local restaurants near Sukhumvit. This restaurant serves perhaps the best Thai-Chinese food in Bangkok. The doors open at 18:30 and from that moment the restaurant is packed with locals enjoying signature dishes such as the Duck Pad Kra Pao (150 THB) and the Fried Clam with Brown Chilli (150 THB). Expect highly flavoured authentic foods with plenty of herbs and chillis. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, visit 55 Pochana later in the evening as the restaurants stay open until 03:00.
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Fried Clam with Brown Chilli (150 THB)
Duck Pad Kra Pao (150 THB)
Rung Reung Noodle
Top-listed in our Best Noodle Soups in Bangkok, Rung Reung serves amazing noodles and noodle soups, which are insanely popular among locals during lunch time. The menu is small, where you can choose the type of noodle and one of the two flavours you’d like to have: tom yum flavoured soup or a clear broth. The Tom Yum Noodle Soup (50 THB) and the Tom Yum Noodle without Soup (50 THB) have much more flavour and are nicely spicy and I would highly recommend you try one of these two. I would also recommend you to order the Fish Crackers (20 THB) as a side dish. These chunks of fried fish skin are super crispy and go perfect together with the tom yum. Rung Reung Noodle is extremely busy during lunchtime (12:00 - 14:00).
BTS: Phrom Phong
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Tom Yum Noodle with Soup (50 THB)
Tom Yum Noodle without Soup (50 THB)
Soul Food Mahanakorn
Listed in the Michelin Guide, Soul Food Mahanakorn is a popular restaurant serving guaranteed-tasty foods. Although their menu is a bit pricy for this article about local restaurants near Sukhumvit, the curries here are remarkable to deserve a proper listing. The Red Curry with Smoked Duck and Rambutans (250 THB) and the Gang Hang Lay (250 THB), which is a Northern-Thai speciality with Burmese roots, are highly recommend. If you are looking for something different than a curry, the Sticky Tamarind Ribs (280 THB), which fall right of the bone, are really tasty as well.
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Red Curry with Smoked Duck and Rambutans (250 THB)
Gang Hang Lay (250 THB)
Baan Som Tam
Baan Som Tam has two branches in Bangkok and is hugely popular for its delicious Isaan-orientated foods. Like Soul Food Mahanakorn, this restaurant is also listed in the Michelin Guide. The menu of Baan Som Tam consists of all the Isaan classics and are available in the price range of 80 to 120 THB per dish, such as the Spicy Minced Pork Salad (95 THB), Grilled Pork Shoulder (95 THB) and the Deep-Fried Spicy Chicken (95 THB). If you are looking for something extraordinary, I would recommend you to try the Deep-Fried Sea Bass Topped with Sweet Fish Sauce served with Spicy Mango Salad (360 THB). This super crispy and tasty fried fish is easily shareable for two and is one of the highlights of the menu. Another amazing dish is the Fried Banana Blossom (90 THB). It’s served with a sweet and sour salsa which makes is so delicious!
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Deep-Fried Sea Bass Topped with Sweet Fish Sauce served with Spicy Mango Salad (360 THB)
Fried Banana Blossom (90 THB)
Khon Sae Lee Noodle
Khon She Lee Noodle is another popular restaurant and is in business since 1956. It’s specialized in three things: noodles, crispy pork and roasted duck. If you are hungry enough, I would recommend you try all the three specialities. The Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork (50 THB) is one of their bestsellers and especially the prawn wontons that are added are so incredibly tasty. The Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB) has a super crispy outside but is nicely tender in the inside and is served with a thickened soy sauce. The Roasted Duck (150 THB) is served with its crispy skin and covered in a sweet gravy. Sounds mouth-watering, right? It’s because it is!
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Roasted Duck (150 THB)
Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork (50 THB)
Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB)
This restaurant got its first fame from food blogger Mark Wiens several years ago, claiming that they serve the best green curry in Bangkok. On top of that its nowadays listed in the Michelin guide. Visitors will have high expectations, but I can assure you that this expectation will be met. As said, it's famous for its green curry. The Green Curry with Chicken (60 THB) is available every day, but they serve other variations as well. However, these variations are only available one day a week. For example, the Green Curry with Beef (100 THB) is only available on Thursday, while the Spareribs Green Curry (140 THB) is only available on Friday. Next to their green curry, other highly recommended dishes are the Blanched Pork with Peanut Sauce (60 THB) and the Fried Fish with Chili Paste (100 THB).
BTS: Phloen Chit
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Green Curry with Chicken (60 THB)
Fried Fish with Chili Paste (100 THB)
Blanched Pork with Peanut Sauce (60 THB)
This restaurant is hugely popular among locals for its noodles. The two absolute bestsellers are the Yentafo Soup (55 THB) and the Tom Yum Soup (50 THB). Yentafo is a pink coloured noodle soup made from fermented beans. It has a bit of a sweet and sour flavour and is absolutely loved by Thai. It’s served with blood curd and if that scares you too much, I would recommend you to try the spicy tom yum flavoured noodle soup, which is packed with flavours and chunks of pork. Zaew Noodle also serves their signature pork names Zaew’s Pork (60 THB). It does not look appetizing at all, but trust me, the homemade pork balls are really tasty! Keep in mind that during lunch time you have to wait a while before you get served. This is because Zaew Noodle is hugely popular for delivery services as well. My advice is to visit the restaurant before 11:30 or after 14:00.
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Tom Yum Soup (50 THB)
Yentafo Soup (55 THB)
Zaew's Pork (60 THB)
Inter is a popular place to eat because the food is amazing and, especially for its location, fair-priced. The menu is quite large and is full of authentic flavoured Thai dishes. One of their bestsellers is the Fried Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (120 THB). To be clear, these are not the spareribs you are used to in Europe or America. These are much smaller, not as tender, but highly flavoured crispy ribs. Another speciality is their thick and rich curries, and especially the Roasted Duck in Red Curry (110 THB) is incredibly tasty. If you like oysters, I would highly recommend you to try the Oyster Salad (120 THB). The oysters are seriously large and juicy and are covered in a sweet sauce with herbs and crispy fried onions. Absolutely delicious. These are just three recommendations, but with a seventeen-page menu, there is something delicious to try for everybody.
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Fried Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (120 THB)
Roasted Duck in Red Curry (110 THB)
Oyster Salad (120 THB)
Hom Duan is a small restaurant that serves Northern-Thai specialities. Northern-Thai food is richly flavoured but mostly not as spicy, making it a popular cuisine for foreigners. The menu is small and for tourists who have no knowledge about this cuisine, a bit difficult to understand. Our recommendations are the Hanglae (80 THB) and the Khao Soi (80 THB). Both of these dishes are one of the most popular Northern-Thai curries in general and are very tasty at Hom Duan. Another tasty option would be the popular Nam Ngiaw, but this curry has blood curd in it, which most tourists don’t like.
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Hanglae (80 THB)
Khao Soi (80 THB)
There you have it, a list of the best local restaurants near Sukhumvit. All these restaurants can be found on our food recommendations app TopTravelFoods. You can download it for free:
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