Yaowarat is a food heaven and finding a good restaurant in Bangkok Chinatown should not be that challenging. However, there is an abundance of food, restaurants, markets and street food vendors that you might want to read first what you can expect or which places you definitely not miss. Besides, even at the outer parts of Bangkok Chinatown, some of the best restaurants can be found that many people not have heard of before. Have a look at what we believe are the best restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown.

Note: many restaurants and street food vendors are closed on Monday. We highly recommend you to not to go on a Monday to Yaowarat (Chinatown Bangkok).


The best restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown are:
 

1. Nai Mong Hoi Thod


Nai Mong Hoi Thod is one of the best local restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown. This legendary eatery serves Hoi Thod, which is an oyster omelette. When visiting Bangkok, visitors want to explore the local cuisine to the fullest and we believe that Nai Mong Hoi Thod does match that criteria. You won’t find any better Hoy Tod in Bangkok, and perhaps not in Thailand.

The menu is pretty straight forward where visitors can choose between crispy and plain oyster omelettes or mussel omelettes which are available in different sizes, ranging from 100 THB to 200 THB. We highly recommend you to try the Crispy Oyster Omelette, but for those who cannot choose between all this, there is a Crispy Mussel Topped With Oyster Omelette available. Nai Mong Hoi Thod is also listed in our article about the best local Thai restaurants in Bangkok. For more in-depth information, check out our article about Nai Mong Hoi Thod. For general information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nai Mong Hoi Thod.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Nai Mong Hoi Thod
 

2. Hua Seng Hong


Obviously, in a place like Yaowarat, you can find plenty of good Chinese restaurants. But our goal with this article is to recommend you restaurants in Chinatown that serve extraordinary, preferably  Chinese-influenced Thai dishes, as you’re still in Thailand, not China. Hue Seng Hong is an institution in Yaowarat as it serves over 200 different Chinese, Thai, Hong Kong and fusion dishes for over fifty years. It is the perfect place to experience Chinatown to the fullest by food. Highly recommended dishes are Roasted Duck (S) (180 THB), Stir-Fried Sea Crab with Curry Powder (599) THB), Baked Spiced Goose’s Feet with Noodles (420 THB) and Barbecued Pork (S) (165 THB), although there are many other delicious foods to discover on their huge menu. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Hua Seng Hong.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Hua Seng Hong
 

3. Si Morakot


Si Morakot, which is recommended in the Michelin Guide, is one of the two restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown that we recommend that serves Khao Moo Daeng. Khao Moo Daeng is a popular Chinese influenced Thai dish which is basically steamed rice with crispy pork covered in a sweet gravy. This non-spicy, slightly sweet but mostly savoury dish is a popular, comforting dish that is mostly eaten during lunch. In our article about its competitor Nakhon Sanook, we asked ourselves the question which one is better. Although Nakhon Sanook is slightly better, Si Morakot is the more famous one and you can actually sit inside a local restaurant. At Nakhon Sanook, one must sit on a table at the street. The choice is yours. 

If you do visit Si Morakot, go for the Khao Moo Daeng Moo Grob Goon Chiang Kai Mai Toom (40 THB), which is basically the crispy pork with gravy including roasted pork and Chinese pork sausage. Also, at Si Morakot, you can also order the popular pork satay at their neighbouring restaurant - which we recommend later in this article - and eat it at the same time. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Si Morakot.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Si Morakot
 

4. Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla


Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla is a hugely popular restaurant in Bangkok Chinatown serving Bangkok’s best Khao Tom Pla, which is a bowl of Thai rice soup. Although this soup might not look appetizing for foreigners at first glance, we still highly recommend you to give it a try. Thanks to an old family secret, the soup tastes amazing with an amazing broth, plenty of seafood and topped with fried garlic. Although the rice soup with fish, Khao Tom Pla is their signature dish, we actually loved the rice soup with oysters, Khao Tom Hoy Nangrom even more. Both soups cost you 300 THB per bowl, which is pricey, but you will get plenty of oysters or fish in it. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla
 

5. Nakhon Sanook


Nakhon Sanook is a small street food restaurant in Chinatown Bangkok that’s locally famed for its Khao Moo Daeng Moo Grob. Although not really a restaurant, you sit on a table in a small alley, it still deserves a spot in this article as the food is simply impressive. Nakhon Sanook is a family-run business for over 70 years, so you can expect a perfected version of the Khao Moo Dang Moo Grob. Khao Moo Dang Moo Grob is a plate of rice with red roasted pork and crispy pork, covered in a Chinese sauce named siu haau, which you can compare with a barbecue sauce. Nakhon Sanook is an authentic food experience - eating a perfected meal on the streets of Chinatown Bangkok - many foreigners are looking for. Due to popularity, the crispy pork is often sold out before closing. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nakhon Sanook.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Nakhon Sanook
 

6. Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai


Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai is yet another restaurant in Chinatown Bangkok that is recommended in the Michelin Guide. What makes Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai so special is that they serve the best Chicken Fried Noodles in Bangkok. This savoury deliciousness is served in an old restaurant, exactly what you can expect in an area like Yaowarat. A basic bowl of their signature Fried Noodles with Chicken costs you only 50 THB, but other types of proteins such as squid, ham, shrimp and pork are available too with different prices. We recommend you to order the Fried Noodles with Chicken and Runny Egg (50 THB) as the egg yolk really add the right flavour for this. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Ann Noodle
 

7. Xie Lao Yee Hor


Xie Lao Yee Hor is a small, local restaurant in Chinatown Bangkok that serves amazing Khao Moo Daeng Goon Chiang Kai Ma Toom, which is a bit similar to Khao Moo Daeng Moo Grob from the previous recommended Nakhon Sanook. The big difference is that this version of Khao Moo Daeng is served with barbecued pork and sweet Chinese sausage. Also, this Khao Moo Daeng is not completely drizzled in sweet sauce, so you can really taste the pork better. Another highly recommended dish is their Shrimp Wonton Soup, which goes perfect together with the Daeng Goon Chiang Kai Ma Toom. Both dishes only cost you 40 THB each, which is an absolute bargain. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Xie Lao Yee Hor.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Xie Lao Yee Hor
 

8. T&K Seafood


Located right in the middle of Yaowarat Road, T&K Seafood is the most popular seafood restaurant in Bangkok Chinatown. For many years, this institution served countless Thai seafood dishes. Like many seafood restaurants in Chinatown Bangkok, the restaurant opens its doors at 17:00 and from that moment on, the three-story building gets completely packed and the outdoor area right in front of Yaowarat Road is even more popular. For that reason, we suggest visiting this place after 21:00 if you want to have a more relaxed, non-rushing vibe.

The menu is enormous with every seafood option possible. The two highlights of the menu are the Stir-Fried Crab with Yellow Curry (500 THB) and the Steamed White Snapper in Spicy Lime Soup (350 THB), although prices might vary as these are based on the weight of the seafood. For more in-depth information, check out our article about T&K Seafood. For general information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of T&K Seafood
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - T&K Seafood
 

9. Kwan Sew Kee Restaurant


Kwan Sew Kee Restaurant is located in the opposite direction of Yaowarat Road and is mostly specialized in Dim Sum and Roasted Duck. Due to the location, this place is not popular among tourists but thanks to the amazing dim sum, really popular among locals. Although not located in the middle of Chinatown Bangkok, this restaurant still gives you that authentic vibe that you expect the experience at restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown.

There are twenty-two different types of dum sum available, however, if you arrive too late, there is a big chance that some of the popular ones are sold out already. We recommend you to visit this place during lunchtime. Other dishes, such as the popular Egg Noodle and Wonton with Roasted Duck (80 THB) are available all day. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of TopTravelFoods review page of Kwan Sew Kee Restaurant.

 

10. Odean Noodle


Odean Noodle is a small restaurant in Bangkok Chinatown that is specialized in two things, namely Noodles with Crab Claw and Fried Prawn Wonton (100 THB), although there are a few other tasty creations to be found, such as the Prawn Wonton with Roasted Pork (50 THB). But the main attraction for locals is to devour their homemade noodles with a crab claw. Visitors can choose between a wide variety of crab claws that have different weights and prices. A bowl of these dry noodles costs you between 150 THB and 550 THB. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Odean Noodle.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Odean Noodle
 

11. Nai Sow


Nai Sow is yet another amazing local restaurant in Chinatown Bangkok that serves affordable, tasty foods. Among these Chinese-inspired dishes is Special Spicy Pork, which we listed in the must-try dishes in Bangkok article. This spicy pork is the signature dish at Nai Sow and very popular among spicy food lovers. We've never seen this dish anywhere else. The grilled fatty pork is topped with a homemade spicy sauce and you can also order it with grilled beef, although we enjoy the pork the most. Other delicious Bangkok food options at Nai Sow are Five Fried (150 THB), Fried Oysters (120 THB) and Fried Sea Bass with Spicy Curry Paste (120 THB). For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nai Sow.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Nai Sow
 

12. Daeng Racha Hoi Thot


Daeng Racha Hoi Thot is the lesser-known Hoy Tod specialist in Chinatown Bangkok, but most definitely deserves a place in this list with best restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown. This local outdoor restaurant is actually a combination of different street food vendors of which Daeng Racha Hoi Thot the most popular one is. We would recommend you to try the Crispy Fried Omelette with Mussels (50 THB), which is much cheaper than the famous Nai Mong Hoy Thod. Keep in mind that this place runs out of oysters and mussels right after lunch, so make sure you are on time. Visit the other street food stall named Kha Mu Ti 2 if you fancy Khao Man Gai (50 THB), which is the Thai variation of Hainanese chicken rice. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Daeng Racha Hoi Thot.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Daeng Racha Hoi Thot
 

13. Chong Kee Pork Satay


As mentioned earlier, we would recommend a restaurant in Chinatown Bangkok that is specialized in satay and that restaurant is called Chong Kee Pork Satay. We also mentioned that you can order your food at Si Morakot and Chong Kee Pork Satay at the same time, although these restaurants do not belong to each other. Chong Kee Pork Satay is specialized in pork satay, as the name suggests, although you can eat liver satay here as well. A plate of ten sticks with toast costs you 85 THB and the satay is served with pickles and chillies as well as peanut sauce. We highly recommend you to order the Khao Moo Daeng Moo Grob Goon Chiang Kai Mai Toom (40 THB) from Si Morakot here as well, something that most locals do. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Chong Kee Pork Satay.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Chong Kee Pork Satay
 

14. Jok Toe Deaw


Jok Toe Deaw is yet another restaurant in Bangkok Chinatown that is recommended in the Michelin Guide and is located in the middle of Chinatown’s fresh market. The restaurant is famous for its shrimp dumplings and that is exactly what most people come for, although many Chinese-Thai families come to dine here as well because Jok Toe Deaw’s menu offers a sort of buffet for families. But you can still order their heavenly shrimp dumplings which are covered in soy sauce and roasted bits of garlic. A plate of ten shrimp dumplings costs you 100 THB and they are the best you can find in Bangkok Chinatown. For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Jok Toe Deaw.
 
Restaurants Bangkok Chinatown - Jok Toe Daew
 

15. Nahim Cafe x Handcraft


Nahim Cafe x Handcraft is a small cafe in Chinatown Bangkok that is completely different than all the other restaurants listed in this article. But recommending Nahim Cafe x Handcraft illustrates how divers the cafes and restaurants in Chinatown Bangkok are nowadays. You can find authentic restaurants, street food vendors, markets, gin bars, rooftop bars and even Instagrammable cafes like Nahim Cafe x Handcraft. Don’t expect to find local food here, but instead, go for a coffee with Strawberry & Nutella Waffle (165 THB) or the Brownie Waffle (135 THB). For more information such as the location, opening times, more recommended dishes and users opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nahim Cafe x Handcraft.


There you have it, the best restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown. All these restaurants including their most recommended dishes can be found in our food app TopTravelFoods. The app will help you find the best food in Thailand, instead of only recommending good restaurants at popular destinations. This way, you won’t miss out legendary restaurants and you can enjoy the local Thai cuisine to the fullest. The app is available for both iOS and Android and is completely free. If you're on a desktop, you can start searching for more dishes in Bangkok or many other cities such as PattayaChiang MaiKoh LarnAyutthayaKanchanaburi and Sukhothai.

 

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