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Victory Monument

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Victory Monument

  • Anothai Vegetarian Restaurant
    4.5 stars

    One of Bangkok's best

    976/17 Soi Rong Phayaban Rama 9 (in front of Rama IX Hospital), Bangkok
    T: (02) 641 5366

    Fifteen year-old Anothai Restaurant stands at the pinnacle of Bangkok’s vegetarian food scene. Named after its Cordon-Bleu schooled chef, it offers a mix of tasty Thai vegetarian dishes with flourishes of Japanese and Italian to go with a great bakery, huge tea selection and soothing atmosphere. ... read more

  • Baan Paa Jazz
    4.5 stars

    Highly recommended

    103 Soi Watanayotin (Rachawiti 7), Rangnam Rd
    T: (02) 245 1006

    If you're in the Rangnam area this back to basics restaurant should be at the very top of your must-try list. ... read more

  • Street food: Soi Rangnam
    4.5 stars

    Take a slow, munching stroll

    Soi Rangnam

    Food, glorious food! Bangkok’s Rangnam neighbourhood is tucked between Phaholyothin and Ratchaprarop roads, close to the Victory Monument traffic circle. It’s a neighbourhood that holds several hospitals, colleges and a lot of businesses, which mean only one thing to us: good food, cheap. ... read more

  • Taksura
    4 stars

    Let loose the Thai way

    Soi Worant (334/1 Phaya Thai Rd, beside the canal bridge)
    T: (02) 215 8879

    Taksura is the definition of a baan-baan hangout: homey and comfortable, this bar feels like it’s acceptable to sit around in while wearing your underwear (metaphorically, of course). It’s a great place to sit outside in shorts and flip-flops, drink cold beers and listen to live music while ... read more

  • Som tam on Soi Ari
    4 stars

    Some of the best papaya salad around

    Soi Ari, Bangkok
    T: (087) 685 2213

    Some may say that pad Thai takes the international title of Thailand’s premiere dish, but if you’re surveying at the local level many would likely insist that som tam should take the prize. A great version of Som tam, otherwise known as papaya salad and best eaten with a side of sticky rice, ... read more

  • Hat Man Soup Shop
    4 stars

    Heaven on a plastic chair

    Soi Wattanayothin, Rangnam Rd, Victory Monument, Bangkok

    Enter: Hat Man. He’s a man who used to wear a hat and serve the best noodle soup (kuay tiao naam) I’ve ever had. Hat Man used to set up in the alley behind the apartment I was temporarily renting to see if it was possible for me to learn any Thai at all before I committed to living here full ... read more

  • Sky Train Jazz Bar
    4 stars

    If you're a little bit hipster

    Soi Rangnam (near Victory Monument), Bangkok
    T: (089) 895 4299

    Are you a little bit hipster? Do you want to show off to your friends that you know somewhere to drink in Bangkok that’s off the beaten track? Can’t afford a 300 baht cocktail but fancy a bit of al fresco drinking? Then Sky Train Jazz Club is for you. ... read more

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    4 stars

    Excellent Isaan fare

    71/1 Phaholyothin Soi 7 (Soi Ari), Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 357 1597

    Inexplicably named Shambala is an excellent Isaan restaurant, with a minimalist designer interior (except for the Chinese shrine) and a host of ladyboys to bring you your plate of grilled chicken. ... read more

  • Salt Bar and Restaurant
    4 stars

    Wear your fancy shoes

    Soi Ari 4, Phaholyothin Soi 7, Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 619 6886

    Salt drags the young and fabulous and moneyed in every night to drink stylish cocktails and Japanese beer inside its minimalist glass cube of a dining room. ... read more

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    Fondue House
    4 stars

    Fondue then bypass

    Soi Chamnan Aksorn, off Phaholyothin 9, Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 279 4731

    Nothing says tropical living like a bowlful of bubbling cheese, n'est-ce pas? Fondue House has been serving up three types of fondue for over twenty years. ... read more

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    Pad Thai Ari
    4 stars

    One of the best pad thai joints in Bangkok

    Between Phaholyothin Soi 6 and Soi 8, Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 270 1654

    Considered by some to be the best Pad Thai in Bangkok, Pad Thai Ari offers several choices of this popular dish. ... read more

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    Som Tum Bangkok
    4 stars

    Be sure to try the Isaan sausages

    9 Soi Ari 3, Phaholyothin Soi 7 (Soi Ari), Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 619 8659

    A hundred metres off of Soi Ari (formally known as Phaholyothin Soi 7), down Soi Ari 3, is the long time favourite Som Tum Bangkok. ... read more

  • Boat Noodles at Victory Monument
    4 stars

    Slurp it good

    Next to the canal, near the northeast corner of Victory Monument traffic circle

    When khlongs were the most reliable transport and boats plied the “Venice of the East”, boat noodles were Thailand’s answer to delivery pizza. Vendors didn’t deliver upon order, but they did ply their way across the city selling noodle soups from wooden sampans calling out for customers as ... read more

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    Saxophone Pub and Restaurant
    4 stars

    Great tunes & crazy cocktails

    3/8 Phayathai Road, Victory Monument
    T: (02) 246 5472

    With a weekly schedule of rotating jazz, funk, big band, reggae and blues, this rarest-of-venues features two to three sets a night. ... read more

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    Kuang Sea Foods
    4 stars

    Amazing seafood

    107/13 Rangnam Rd, Phaya Thai
    T: (02) 642 5591

    The dining room at Kuang Sea Foods has the same charm that the stacks of aquariums out front have: wall to ceiling windows, tile, and lots of fluorescent light. ... read more

  • Cocowalk
    4 stars

    Go Indie funk

    87/70 Phaya Thai Rd

    Cocowalk is a covered conglomeration of small bars and restaurants popular with Thai college students and hipsters. ... read more

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    Royal City Avenue (RCA)
    4 stars

    Love it or hate it

    Rama IX Rd

    Love it or hate it, and if you talk to enough people who live in Bangkok they'll fall into one of those two camps, RCA is an (evolving) institution in Bangkok. An entertainment district that hosts more than 50 bars, restaurants, clubs, and cafes, RCA is jam packed every weekend. It's not the most ... read more

  • Mello Yello
    4 stars

    Swank jazz club

    29/70-72 RCA Zone S, Rama IX Rd, across from Cosmic Cafe
    T: (02) 641 4283

    Mello Yello is a swank jazz club in the popular Royal City Avenue area of Bangkok, a bar and club district. ... read more

  • Pumpkin Lady Restaurant
    4 stars

    Top notch

    Rachatewi Soi 6

    While something of an adventure to find, this family-run spot features top-notch central Thai food at great prices. ... read more

  • Cafe Boran Hat Yai
    3.5 stars

    Take a swim with Rama

    Next to Or Tor Kor Market, Chatuchak, Bangkok

    If you need a break from Chatuchak Market, head for nearby Or Tor Kor gourmet market for a taste of high quality fruit, sweets and prepared Thai foods. While there, don’t miss a Malay/Indonesian cum Chinese cum Thai specialty — Phra Ram long song (“swimming Rama”) — at Cafe Boran Hat Yai. ... read more

  • Street food: Soi Ari
    3.5 stars

    Let the grazing begin

    Soi Ari (aka Phahonyothin Soi 7)

    Soi Ari, just off the BTS at Ari station, has become somewhat of a Bangkok expat haunt. The streets are bustling but manageable, the buildings are predominantly low-rise and the palpable neighborhood vibe makes a trip to this neighborhood a vacation from the hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit or Silom. ... read more

  • Baiyoke Sky Tower Rooftop Bar
    3.5 stars

    Terrific views

    222 Soi Ratchaprarop 3, Ratchaprarop Rd
    T: (02) 656 3000 

    If all of the other bars in the sky bar club are shooting for chic and cool, the Baiyoke apparently didn’t get the memo. ... read more

  • Banana Family Park Vegetarian Food Court
    3.5 stars

    Cheap and healthy veggie food

    17/1, Ari Soi 1 (in Baan Ari compound), Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 279 7838;(085) 440 9953

    Founded by the family that runs Bangkok Printing, Banana Family Park was established to promote the Buddha’s teachings. The complex offers yoga, a free public dharma library, a health food store, a coffee shop and the Baan Suan Pai food court, which brims with vegetable splendours. ... read more

  • iberry
    3.5 stars

    Too cute for human eyes

    La Villa, Phaholyothin Rd, Samsen Nai,
    T: (02) 613 0544

    While almost too cute for human eyes, iberry does a great job of providing sugar for the people. ... read more

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    Greyhound Café
    3.5 stars

    Relaxed chain cafe

    La Villa, Phaholyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Bangkok
    T: (02) 613 0547

    The Ari branch of this Bangkok chain has a relaxed feel to it, with a large outdoor seating area with fans and misters to keep the heat at bay. ... read more

  • Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant
    3.5 stars

    Ignore the decor, enjoy the food

    36/9 Soi Ari (Phaholyothin Soi 7), Phaholyothin Rd
    T: (02) 271 2109

    While the interior of this restaurant looks like Laura Ashley exploded in rural France, the food is quite good. ... read more

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    Brown Berry Cafe and Bar
    3.5 stars


    117/4-5 Soi Phahon Yothin 7 (Soi Ari), Phahon Yothin Rd
    T: (02) 278 4544

    This adorable café on newly trendy Soi Ari has an inviting covered patio with fans from which to watch the afternoon pass by. ... read more

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    Victory Point Outdoor Market
    3.5 stars

    Great for noodles

    Northeast and Southeast Corners of Victory Monument

    Victory Point Outdoor Market is located southeast and northeast of the outside ring of the Victory Monument traffic circle. ... read more

  • Rock Pub
    3.5 stars

    Real rock

    93/26-28 Phayathai Rd
    T: (02) 251 9980

    This strange looking bar, part Disneyland castle, part underground sex chamber, has been rocking out for more than 20 years now. ... read more

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