Looking for the best local restaurants near Octave Rooftop Bar, one of the most popular rooftop bars in the city? Look no further, because, in this article, we cover the best restaurants from local eateries to upscale Thai restaurants near this popular building in Thonglor. All restaurants listed in this article are, with an exception of one, within a five-minute-walk from Octave Rooftop Bar. 
 

The best local restaurants near Octave Rooftop Bar are:

 

1. 55 Pochana


55 Pochana is one of the most popular local restaurants in this area and located close to Octave Rooftop Bar itself. Each day, the restaurant opens its doors at half-past seven in the evening and from that moment, hungry locals are devouring one of their delicious signature dishes. Among them are the Duck Pad Krapow (150 THB), Fried Clam with Brown Cilli (150 THB), Fried Oyster with Egg (200 THB) and the Fried Beef in Black Pepper (200 THB). 55 Pochana is also listed in our article about the best local Thai restaurants in Bangkok and is without a doubt a must-visit when visiting Thailand’s capital. More information about 55 Pochana, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of 55 Pochana
 
Clam Curry Octave Rooftop Bar
Fried Clam with Brown Cilli (150 THB)
 
Beef Pepper Octave Rooftop Bar
Fried Beef in Black Pepper (200 THB)
 

2. Bamee Kon Sae Lee


Top-listed in our article about the best noodles in Bangkok is this small local restaurant names Bamee Koh Sae Lee. Back in 1956, the homemade noodles of Bamee Kon Sea Lee were sold from a street food cart, but over the years, the owner found a place at the corner of Sukhumvit Road and Sukhumvit Soi 55, close to BTS Station Thonglor. Nowadays, this restaurant is hugely popular to grab a nice bowl of freshly homemade egg noodles with roasted pork, roasted duck and prawn dumplings. Highly recommended dishes are the Roasted Duck (150 THB), Crispy Roasted Pork (150 THB) and the Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork Wonton and Roasted Red Pork (50 THB). For more in-depth information about this restaurant, check out our review of Bamee Kon Sae Lee. More general information, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Bamee Kon Sae Lee
 
Noodles Octave Rooftop Bar
Egg Noodles with Prawns & Pork Wonton and Roasted Red Pork (50 THB)
 
Roasted Duck Octave Rooftop Bar
Roasted Duck (150 THB)
 

3. Zaew Noodle


Zaew Noodle is located close to the previous two restaurants and is definitely the restaurant with the most local looks. But don’t let the looks of a restaurant fool you. Every day between lunch hours, the restaurant is packed with hungry customers and outside the restaurant, an army of food delivery drivers are waiting to collect their order. It will get so busy, that you easily have to wait at least half an hour once you have a seat for a bowl of noodles. Yes, they are that good. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to grab your noodles at other, less popular times. Highly recommended dishes are Big Noodle with Yentafo Soup (55 THB), Small Noodle with Tomyum Soup (55 THB) and the signature Zaew’s Pork (60 THB). More information about Zaew Noodle, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Zaew Noodle
 
Tom Yum Octave Rooftop Bar
Small Noodle with Tomyum Soup (55 THB)
 
Minced Pork Balls Octave Rooftop Bar
Signature Zaew’s Pork (60 THB)
 

4. Krua Rom Mai


Krua Rom Mai is a local restaurant on the opposite side of Sukhumvit where Octave is located, in the street right after BTS Station Thonglor. The restaurant is widely popular for its authenticity, the homy atmosphere and fairly-priced delicious food. It feels like you are dining at someone’s garden, instead of the more expensive parts of Bangkok. Highly recommended dishes are Deep-Fried Sea Bass with Mixed Herbs (300 THB), Grilled Pork Loin (120 THB), Massaman Curry Chicken (160 THB) and the Panang Curry with Shrimp (160 THB). More information about Krua Rom Mai, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Krua Rom Mai
 
Penang Curry Octave Rooftop Bar
Panang Curry with Shrimp (160 THB)
 
Massaman Curry Octave Rooftop Bar
Massaman Curry Chicken (160 THB)
 

5. Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae Restaurant


Hoi Tod, also known as an oyster omelette, is a delicious Thai meal that you should not eat too much as it’s so greasy but o-so delicious. Located at the start of Sukhumvit Soi 55 near BTS Station Thonglor, you can find this hoi tod specialist. In fact, the oyster omelette is so good, that it’s also listed in our article about the best hoy tod in Bangkok. Besides hoy tod, you can also find a really tasty pad Thai as well, which costs you 120 THB. A normal Hoi-Tod cost you 100 THB and one with extra seafood cost you 150 THB. More information about Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae Restaurant, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae Restaurant
 
Seafood Omelette Octave Rooftop Bar
Hoy Tod Seafood (150 THB)
 
Oyster Omelette Octave Rooftop Bar
Regular Hoy Tod (100 THB).
 

6. Sit and Wonder


So far, the restaurants that are mentioned in this article are local restaurants that might not match the way you are dressed for Octave Rooftop Bar. This restaurant, and the next two restaurants as well, are of a different level when it comes to the atmosphere and looks of the restaurant. Sit and Wonder is a popular place where you can enjoy real Thai food, authentically flavoured with plenty of spices. Highly recommended dishes are the Winged Bean, Shrimp, Minced Pork Salad (150 THB), Cashew Nut with Chicken (150 THB) and Charcoal Broiled Pork Neck in Lime Juice Dressing (160 THB). More information about Sit and Wonder, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Sit and Wonder
 
Winged Bean Octave Rooftop Bar
Winged Bean, Shrimp, Minced Pork Salad (150 THB)
 
Chicken Cashew Octave Rooftop Bar
Cashew Nut with Chicken (150 THB)
 

7. Mother May I


Mother May I is a beautiful restaurant located between Octave Rooftop Bar and Ekkamai BTS Station and is a perfect restaurant to visit before heading to Octave and enjoying the sunset over Bangkok. At this gorgeous restaurant, you can expect excellent service, great looking and tasting Thai food and unique dining experience. Highly recommended dishes are the Deep-Fried Seabass with Fresh Thai Herbs (450 THB), Kai Jom Yud (120 THB) and their Massaman Curry with Chantaburi Durian (220 THB). I do have to admit that Mother May I is not five but at least a ten-minute walk from Octave Rooftop Bar, but most definitely the nicest restaurant listed in this article. More information about Mother May I, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Mother May I
 
Mussaman Durian Octave Rooftop Bar
Massaman Curry with Chantaburi Durian (220 THB)
 
Fried Sea Bass Octave Rooftop Bar
Deep-Fried Seabass with Fresh Thai Herbs (450 THB)
 

8. Baan Somtum 


Baan Som Tum has several branches in Bangkok and is listed in the Michelin Guide for several years now thanks to its high-quality, unique, Isaan-Inspired food. This restaurant near the Octave Rooftop Bar is a large and beautifully decorated place, where you can easily enjoy Thai food when you already dressed up nicely. Highly recommended dishes are the Deep-Fried Sea Bass Topped with Sweet Fish Sauce (360 THB), Fried Banana Blossom (90 THB), Deep-Fried Spicy Chicken (95 THB), Grilled Pork Shoulder (95 THB) and their Spicy Minced Pork Salad (95 THB). More information about Baan Som Tum, including opening times, location, the complete menu and TopTravelFoods users opinion can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Baan Somtum.
 
Crispy Fish Octave Rooftop Bar
Deep-Fried Sea Bass Topped with Sweet Fish Sauce (360 THB)
 
Chicken Wings Octave Rooftop Bar
Deep-Fried Spicy Chicken (95 THB)
 

9. Mae Varee


Mae Varee is Bangkok’s most famous mango sticky rice shop and is located at the start of Sukhumvit Soi 55 and is open twenty-four hours a day. The shop is easily recognizable with all the mangos displayed in front of the shop. Mae Varee is not the cheapest mango sticky rice vendor with 160 THB for one portion. In our article about the best mango sticky rice in Bangkok, we’ve written down some comments about this popular place and we do think there are better places to get this classic Thai dessert. But for the purpose of this article, Mae Varee is definitely a good option if you are looking for a dessert near Octave Rooftop Bar. More information about Mae Varee, such as the location, opening times, menu and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Mae Varee
 
Sticky Rice Octave Rooftop Bar
Mango Sticky Rice (160 THB)


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