Looking for the best restaurants near Suvarnabhumi Airport? Look no further. This article will help you find the best restaurants near Bangkok’s international airport. Around Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can find plenty of hotels that take away the worry of being late for your flight. But as the restaurants in this part of Bangkok are mainly focussed for locals, it can be a bit challenging to find something that fits your taste buds. And although the areas of Lat Krabang and Samut Prakhan, which are the areas around Suvarnabhumi Airport, are rapidly evolving with modern hotels and brand new shopping malls, this area is still way too far from Bangkok’s touristic centre to become a tourist hotspot. That means local favourite food for a very decent price. To be clear, in this article we discuss the best restaurants near Suvarnabhumi Airport, not the
restaurants at this airport.
The best restaurants near Suvarnabhumi Airport are:
1. Ran Kong Por
Close to Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can find The Paseo Mall at Lat Krabang. Over the years, this mall gained tremendous popularity thanks to the variety of shops, great restaurants and the evening market. Among these restaurants is Ran Kong For restaurants, or translated Dad’s Restaurant. What makes this restaurant so good is that this restaurant serves clean and high-quality Thai dishes for a good price. Most dishes vary between 80 and 120 THB, making it the most popular restaurant at the Paseo Mall. Even when you grab a bite on a Monday during lunchtime, the restaurant is packed, however, the food is then still served within ten minutes.
The menu of Ran Kong For is large with almost every imaginably Thai dish listed, with a picture, on their card. All sorts of soups, stir-fries, curries, noodles and even hoy tod can be ordered. Our personal favourites here are the Stir-Fried Beef with Oyster Sauce (119 THB), the Spicy Chicken (Laab) with Toasted Rice and Mint Salad (119 THB) and the Fried Egg Spicy Salad (99 THB). All dishes are heavily spiced but the staff will always ask foreigners whether they want to a less-spicy version of the dish. In case your mouth is still on fire after eating these delicious dishes, I would recommend finishing your meal with Lod Chong (39 THB). This is a Thai dessert made of sweetened coconut milk, crushed ice and sweet gelatin noodles and works perfectly as your fire-extinguisher.
Stir-fried Beef with Oyster Sauce (119 THB)
Spicy Chicken (Laab) with Toasted Rice and Mint Salad (119 THB)
Fried Egg Spicy Salad (99 THB)
Lod Chong (39 THB)
More information about the opening times, the menu, the location and other reviews be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Ran Kong Por.
2. Aoun & Phom
This restaurant is located on Lat Krabang Road, in the direction of Samut Prakan and is the most local restaurant listed in this article. The exterior of the restaurant does not look inviting but the food, on the other hand, is really amazing. Aoun & Phom is most definitely a local favourite as once the restaurant is open, which is at exactly five o’clock in the afternoon, the locals start getting a table. The menu is large and without much pictures, it is difficult to pick something that you’ve never tried before, although there is one small page with some recommendations. But thanks to all the food recommendations of one of our friends, we had an excellent meal.
The Tom Yum Goong (150 THB) and the Fried Sea Bass with Sweet Fish Sauce (350 THB) should both be a must-order. The Tom Yum Goong was one of the best tom yum soups I’ve tasted in a while as it was deliciously spiced and is easily shareable with two persons. What we liked about the sea bass was the fact that it was really crispy while the layer was really thin. Each bit you took was a lot of fish meat and just a thin layer of crispy batter. Other recommended dishes are the Fried Clam with Sweet Basil and Herb (100 THB), which is a mussel version of the popular Thai dish Pad Kra Pao, and the Omelette with Oyster (80 THB).
Tom Yum Goong (150 THB)
Fried Sea Bass with Sweet Fish Sauce (350 THB)
Other tasty options at this local restaurant near Suvarnabhumi Airport
More information about the opening times, the menu, the location and other reviews be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Aoun & Phom.
3. Krua Muang Ve
Krua Muang Ve is a Vietnamese/Thai restaurant located at Lat Krabang Road and is a hugely popular restaurant among locals. One of the reasons for that, besides their amazing food, is that it the restaurant was mentioned in several national television programs. But that is not the reason why we listed Krua Muang Ve to the best restaurants near Suvarnabhumi Airport. The reason is simple, Krua Muang Ve serves delicious and fair-priced, mouth-watering foods. Although there are plenty of good-tasting Thai dishes available, the reason why you should visit this restaurant is for their Vietnamese cuisine.
The absolute must-order is the Nam Neung (160 THB) as the first thing you will notice at this restaurant is that every table has ordered a set of Nam Neung. For those who don’t know what Nam Neung is: you wrap the Vietnamese sausage, diced mango, chopped garlic and sliced raw banana with chilli, a handful of herbs and a sweet and sour sauce in the rice paper. Then it’s time to eat this folded package full with these strong fragrant ingredients. The result is one huge taste explosion. Another highly recommended dish is the Vietnamese classic Banh Xeo (130 THB), which is a crispy fried omelette with a rich pork filling that you also need to wrap but with lettuce leaves. Our final recommendation is the Bò Nướng Lá Lốt (120 THB), which are beef rolls wrapped in betel leaves that gives it a unique flavour. The rolls are served with noodles and a sweet chilli sauce.
Nam Neung (160 THB)
Banh Xeo (130 THB)
Bò Nướng Lá Lốt (120 THB)
More information about the opening times, the menu, the location and other reviews be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Krua Muang Ve.
4. Koh Lanta Restaurant
On your way from or on your way back to Suvarnabhumi Airport, you probably have seen this iconic restaurant with its beautiful structures. Koh Lanta Restaurant is an iconic restaurant in general as it has some of the most beautiful atmospheres of all restaurants in Bangkok and is known for this for years. The restaurant is built around a lake with a view on the beautiful Ammata Lanta Resort. The motto of the restaurant is Kin-Poo Doo-Rue-Bin, which means ‘having seafood and watching plane scenery’. That’s right! While having dinner at one of the coolest spots in Bangkok, aeroplanes are flying low ever the restaurant as they just took off from Suvarnabhumi Airport.
What a view! Koh Lanta Restaurant near Suvarnabhumi Airport
As their motto already mentions, seafood is what Koh Lanta offers. The menu is large and as the prices listed on their menu is based on the weight of the product, it’s really confusing to get an understanding of the menu. In general, the prices at Koh Lanta are much higher than what you are used to in this area and even for Bangkok standards, but you get excellent service and a stunning atmosphere in return. We recommend you to order at least one of our following recommendations. The signature dish is the Grilled Bubble Fish with Soy Sauce (520 THB). The fish has the same structure as a mackerel and is covered in a thickened sweet soy sauce and served with roasted garlic. As it’s a non-spicy dish, foreigners prefer this fish over the following recommendation.
My personal favourite was the Fried Grouper Fish with Herbs Salad (650 THB). It’s a crispy fried grouper fish with a sweet and sour, spicy salad. And to be honest, the level of spiciness is not that extreme. Other tasty options are the Stir-Fried Scallops with Black Pepper (350 THB) and the Tom Yum Mixed Seafood (220 THB).
Grilled Bubble Fish with Soy Sauce (520 THB)
Fried Grouper Fish with Herbs Salad (650 THB)
The scallops with black pepper (350 THB) and tom yum soup (220 THB)
More information about the opening times, the menu, the location and other reviews be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Koh Lanta Restaurant.
6. Inter Siam 1981
This restaurant is the third branch of the popular restaurant Inter Siam 1981. The most popular branch is located in the middle of Siam and serves amazing Thai food for a fair price. Because of this, the branch in Siam is so popular that it often has wanting lines, even though it’s a large two-floor restaurant. Luckily, the same dishes are being served at the not-that-extremely-busy branch at The Paseo Mall. The menus of the branches are exactly the same, however, the prices vary, as the food at The Paseo Mall is a bit cheaper than the branch at Siam. That’s right, less crowded and cheaper prices.
One of the most popular dishes at Inter Siam 1981 is their Fried Pork Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (120 THB). Don’t compare these Thai spareribs what you are used to in the States or Europe. These ribs are not that fall-straight-from-the-bone tender, but much more chewy. But the ribs are more flavoured and in this case, really garlicky. What Inter Siam 1981 also does very well are their curries. These curries are packed with flavours, incredibly creamy and pretty spicy. We recommend you to try their Roasted Duck in Coconut Milk Red Curry (110 THB). If you don’t like duck meat, a great alternative is their Green Curry with Chicken (100 THB). My personal favourite at Inter Siam 1981 is the Oyster Salad (120 THB). The oysters are pretty large and covered in a sweet herby sauce with crunchy fried onions and covered in mint leaves. It is so good!
Fried Pork Spareribs with Garlic and Pepper (120 THB)
Roasted Duck in Coconut Milk Red Curry
Oyster Salad (120 THB)
More information about the opening times, the menu, the location and other reviews be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Inter Siam 1981 at Lat Krabang.
7. PaKaew Grilled Chicken
PaKaew Grilled Chicken is another locals favourite, as it does a few things really well for a very reasonable price. PaKaew Restaurant is located near Suvarnabhumi, however, similar to Aoun & Phom in the opposite direction of Bangkok’s city centre. The restaurant is a large place where visitors can dine inside an air-conditioned room or outside at one of the many tables PaKaew Grilled Chicken has. As the name suggests, one of the things that PaKaew does well is their grilled chicken, but the restaurant has several other types of grilled meats to offer as well as a list of Isaan foods. The menu itself is completely written in Thai language and none of the staff speaks English, which makes PaKaew Grilled Chicken a little bit of a difficult restaurant for foreigners.
The following dishes are highly recommended and are provided with a Thai language translation. As said, the Grilled Chicken (70 THB), known as “Kai Yang” is highly recommended. The freshly grilled chicken is sliced and served with a sweet chilli sauce and a spicy sour sauce, known as jaew. A great alternative to the grilled chicken is the Isaan Sausage (50 THB), known as “Sai Krok Isan”. This grilled sausage has been fermented and the longer the sausage is fermented, the sourer it gets. The grilled Isaan Sausage at PaKaew Grilled Chicken is medium fermented, meaning it does have that distinctive sourly flavour, but not too much. I loved it!
Two other great dishes are Nam Tok Moo (45 THB), which is grilled and sliced pork neck with a heavy spiced sour dressing and served with chopped mint leaves and sliced onion. With similar flavouring, the Laab Goong (100 THB) is also recommended and is served with large prawns instead. All these dishes come from Isaan cuisine, one of my favourite Thai cuisines. Eating at PaKaew Grilled Chicken is a great local experience as you are probably the only foreigner in this restaurant and the Isaan food is really tasty!
The delicious Isaan food at PaKaew Grilled Chicken Restaurant
Laab Goong (100 THB)
Grilled Isaan Sausage (50 THB)
More information about the opening times, the menu, the location and other reviews be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of PaKaew Grilled Chicken.
8. Ploen Ploen
Ploen Ploen is a Thai restaurant near Suvarnabhumi Airport that is built around a pond, giving it the restaurant a pretty cool atmosphere that you won’t easily find elsewhere. It’s like you are somewhere in the countryside instead of the always busy capital. The restaurant offers a variety of Thai classic dishes such as Pad Thai, Fried Rice and Papaya Salad. But that’s not the reason why you should visit Ploen Ploen. The reason why you should visit Ploen Ploen is to order one of the signature dishes, in particular their Stir-Fried Green Curry with Shrimps (150 THB). The curry is nicely thick and authentically spiced with plenty of chillies, so make sure to order an extra glass of water to cool down your tongue.
Even more spicy, but seriously delicious, is the Stir-Fried Sea Bass in Red Curry Paste (220 THB). The crispy fried bits of sea bass go perfect together with the spicy curry paste. For less spicy dishes, I would recommend you to try the Crispy Fried Pork, which is one of their best-sellers. Crispy on the outside, still tender on the inside and you can dip these salty bits of pork in a sweet and sour dipping sauce. One final note: sitting outside near the water is a cool experience, however, when it’s in the middle of the day and there is no wind at all, it’s extremely hot to sit under these wooden huts. Arrive during sunset to avoid the hot weather, or sit inside the restaurant where there is airconditioning. More information about Ploen Ploen such as opening times, location, address and other TopTravelFoods’ users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Ploen Ploen.
Stir-Fried Green Curry with Shrimps (150 THB)
The food at Ploen Ploen Restaurant, with the spicy seabass in the front.
The atmosphere during sunset at Ploen Ploen Restaurant
If you are looking for a local Thai halal restaurant near Suvarnabhumi Airport, Nisara is probably your best option. This local wooden Thai restaurant is specialized in a few halal curries which can be ordered with either rice or roti. As soon as the restaurant opens its doors, which is at nine o’clock in the morning, hungry guests stop by to either order a curry on-the-go or have a quick bite before heading to work. It’s recommended to visit this restaurant around this time, as the curries are just finished and ready to serve. Absolute highlights are the Beef Massaman (60 THB), which is much oilier and deeper in flavour than regular Thai massaman curries, as well as the Beef Green Curry (50 THB), which is incredibly creamy. Also recommended is the Khao Soi Chicken, which you add as many crispy noodles, lime, pickles, chillies and coriander as you want. All curries are available with either beef or chicken. More information about Nisara such as opening times, location, address and other TopTravelFoods users' opinions, check out the TopTravelFoods review page of Nisara.
The Massaman and the Green Curry.
The curries at Nisara, one of the few Thai halal restaurants near Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Tip: (Food) Markets near Suvarnabhumi Airport
There are a few markets near Suvarnabhumi Airport, however, only two of them we would recommend you to visit. The first one Srinakarin Train Market. This train market is the original train market but due to its location, the less popular train market of the two. But if you are staying near Suvarnabhumi Airport and you want to do something cool in the evening before flying back home the next day, then Srinakarin is an excellent place to walk around, eat delicious street food, grab cheap cocktails and do some (vintage) shopping. For more in-depth information, check out our article about Srinakarin Train Market.
Srinakarin Train Market near Suvarnabhumi Airport has plenty of cool vintage shops.
The market also has plenty of food to choose from.
If you are looking for street food, then head to Paseo Mall Evening Market, right next to Paseo Mall. This market starts every day at four o'clock in the afternoon and ends around eight o'clock. This small food market is the go-to place for many locals as the variety, quality and pricing of the street food is simply impressive. We recommend visiting this food market at five o'clock as from that moment all stalls are open for business. But at around eight o'clock, the majority of the vendors already sold their stock.
The market, right after opening
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