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  • Dao Tai
    4.5 stars

    Highly recommended.

    508/26 Th Phran Nok, Thonburi
    T: (02) 412 2385

    Dao Tai specializes in southern Thai, which can mean a blistering tongue and sweat dripping from every surface. But here the dishes seem to be perfectly balanced — hot, yes, but also fragrant with fresh herbs and smoothed out with just the right amount of fat or sweetness. This is a curry shop, ... read more

  • Khlong Bang Luang noodle shops
    4 stars

    Tasty noodles and inspiring art

    Around Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village, across from the end of Charan Sanitwong Soi 3, Thonburi

    One of Bangkok’s best kept secrets, Khlong Bang Luang artist village on the Thonburi (west) side of the Chao Phraya inspires visitors with a relaxed, artsy canal-side atmosphere and daily puppet shows. The neighbourhood’s fantastic noodle shops are a big part of what keeps us coming back. ... read more

  • Rom-Ngao Indochine (Hanoi Kitchen)
    4 stars

    Fantastic northern Vietnamese

    Charoen Nakhon Road (between soi 20 and soi 24), Thonburi, Bangkok
    T: (024) 385 921, (086) 514 0908

    After weeks of eating explosively flavourful and meat-heavy Thai food, the simplicity, freshness and veggie-prominence of Vietnamese cuisine is like a breath of fresh air. If looking for an inexpensive and excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok, you won't find many better than Rom Ngao ... read more

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    Be My Guest Bar
    4 stars

    Don't miss the chicken wings

    217 Charoennakron Plaza, Charoennakron Rd
    T: (02) 437 2653

    This is another laid-back riverside joint with some great views and a nice vibe. The kitchen turns out some excellent chicken wings (pik gai tawt) and fried air-dried pork (muu deet bing) with most plates costing around 100 baht. There are often specials on drinks, including towers of beers and ... read more

  • Zoom 4 Zoom 5
    4 stars

    Laid back spot for a drink

    Soi Wang Lang, Wang Lang Market, Siriraj
    T: (02) 226 1745

    This small pub on the second floor is a laid back place to have a drink and some excellent gap gleam — food served while drinking. It's actually a self-service place, with drinks and food ordered at a window, and the prices reflect it. Large bottles of beer are only 65 baht, and plates of food ... read more

  • Thanusingha Bakery
    3.5 stars

    An old Portuguese/Chinese goodie

    Soi Kudee Jeen 7 (near Santa Cruz Church), Bangkok
    T: (02) 465 5882

    After the fall of the ancient Siamese capital of Ayutthaya in 1767, a diverse mix of foreign communities — including the Portuguese and Chinese — settled along a stretch of Chao Phraya riverfront in Thonburi. Still produced today at Thanusingha Bakery near Santa Cruz Church, the Portuguese, ... read more

  • Dreamkeeper Coffee and Art Studio
    3.5 stars

    Good coffee and Native American art

    Wang Doem Rd (behind Wat Arun), Bangkok Yai, Thonburi
    T: (080) 619 0596

    Who would have thought that a unique Thai artist influenced by Native American art would have tucked a funky gallery/cafe on a sidestreet behind the major tourist attraction of Wat Arun? In fact, this area is teeming with culture, and Dream Keeper coffee & art studio contributes to the ... read more

  • Ree Ree Khaosan Restaurant
    3.5 stars

    Great Thai food near Wat Arun

    Wang Doerm Road, Thonburi, Bangkok
    T: (084) 933 7222

    Looking for a good lunch spot after climbing the majestic (and steep) tower of Wat Arun? Tucked in a funky Thonburi neighbourhood behind the temple, Ree Ree Khaosan Restaurant puts out tasty Thai food in a comfortable and accessible package. ... read more

  • Baan Luk Chup
    3.5 stars

    Almost too pretty to eat

    Arun Ammarin Rd (near Soi 39), Thonburi, Bangkok
    T: (02) 434 3834; (02) 433 8841; (02) 424 8606

    From both a visual and figurative standpoint, Thailand could very well boast the world’s most colourful cuisine. There are the deep greens, reds and yellows of endless curries, the bursting brightness of spicy salads, and the multi-hued sauces that accompany any good seafood meal. Yet nothing ... read more

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    Khlong San Pier Market
    3.5 stars

    Local munchings

    Khlong San Pier, Thonburi

    Continuing straight from Khlong San Pier is Khlong Plaza, a warren of stands selling trendy clothes, jeans, accessories, shoes, and everything you might need to look like a hipster. Prices are good, and you're bound to find some excellent (fake) products made by famous designers. Along the back ... read more

  • Streetfood: Wang Lang Market
    3.5 stars

    Great snacking spot

    Phran Nok Rd, near Wang Lang Pier, Thonburi

    Located at a busy cross-river and express boat ferry pier, and right next to a large hospital complex, the Wang Lang Market is a great opportunity to snack your way to satiety. Getting here is easy as both cross-river ferries and the Chao Phraya Express boats stop here. Come off the pier and ... read more

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