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1. Posted by may0308 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

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I'm going to Bankok on 18 April. Any suggestion for good restaurant? I'm traveling alone, expect something local, delicious and reasonable price.

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3. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

If you are staying on Sukhumvit Road, try the food court on Soi 7. You'll have a choice of 5 restaurants there with nice food and it's relatively cheap, although prices in Bangkok have risen quite a bit over the last year.

Hope this helps


4. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 10y

mays vegetarian cafe at one end of khao san (can't remember which one) very good food very cheap. she also does cooking classes so might be in lonely planet which will give you better directions than me

also the food stalls on the street are very very tasty


5. Posted by festie (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

i always opt 4 the food stalls on the street.................hmmmm yum yum

6. Posted by moteknew (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

you must be really unlucky not to find good food in Thailand. If the restaurant look clean, just go in.

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1682 posts) 10y

Quoting may0308

I'm going to Bankok on 18 April. Any suggestion for good restaurant? I'm traveling alone, expect something local, delicious and reasonable price.

On Sukhumvit Soi 5, try the Foodland Supermarket lunch counter. Better than you might think - cheap too!

I don't eat off the street with the exception of really hot noodle soup, where I choose the things I want thrown into the pot. I figure the hot boiling broth will kill most of the harmful bacteria and bugs.

I have a "thing" about eating stuff off the street where the vendor has no running water to wash his hands after using the toilet or picking his nose. Not to mention the fly poop, dust and dirt that may be on the grilled food after being out all day on the street. Chicken, pork or beef, outside in the sun, with no real refrigeration is not my first choice. I do eat the same foods in restaurants that have running water for hand washing and refrigeration for meats.

Some people have cast iron stomachs and could eat dog poop and not get sick. (By the way, did you notice in Bangkok, with so many soi dogs wandering around, that there are never any dead dogs in the street.) What I eat is my choice, I don't want a week in a hospital with food poisoning spoil my trips. Even Thai's end up with "Delhi Belly" everynow and then!

8. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

To eat street food or not to eat street food.....that is the question?

You still have to be picky about what you eat, I wouldn't touch anything thats been sitting out a long time. Its best to go somewhere busy. I love Pad Thai. You can watch your Pad Thai being made in front of you (and they don't touch it with with their hands) it's probably OK.

Western food is notorious for making people poorly. And if you have any doubts about meat, don't eat it. Its good to go somewhere busy.

9. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Food off vendors seems to be ok in Bangkok. But if you have a delicate stomach or are super hyginic, you'll probably decide against it. Personally I had some of best & cheapest food off vendors around the soi rambuttri area.

Bangkok has better food hygine then the likes of Cambodia, Vietnam etc. where I seen raw meat left out without any ice with flies buzzing around it, yuk!

10. Posted by dalynn (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Having a nice meal in Bangkok,it's such a piece of cake.
It depends on you purpose and the place you stay especially your budgets.

If you stay on Silom Road so why not to go to the Silom village that you will enjoy cassical Thai dance while having Thai cuisine and there are loads of clubs,bars and resturants.

On Sukhumvit Road,there are lots of cool pubs and resturants. As for me,I love to go '' To die for'' on Sukhumvit soi 55 .

Anyway,pls feel free to contact me if you need some more info.