Ignore the decor, enjoy the food
36/9 Soi Ari (Phaholyothin Soi 7), Bangkok
T: (02) 271 2109
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While the tiny interior of Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant looks like Laura Ashley exploded in rural France, the food is quite good.
Classic Vietnamese fare is well prepared, and the menu features a few Thai dishes as well. If you can ignore the floral prints and dried flowers, the shrimp toast, pho, pak mor and bee bun are all excellent. Several vegetarian dishes are available and, true to the Vietnamese way, a basket of fresh basil and other greens come complimentary on every table.
If it's not too hot, there is al fresco dining out front as well. Dishes go for 75-120 baht -- very reasonable for an actual restaurant in this upscale area. It's located on a side lane just north of Soi Ari; take a right (north) across from Salt if coming from Phahonyothin Road and you'll see it on the left.
If you prefer live jazz to go with Vietnamese food, Bin Bin Long is another solid, if more hipster-pretentious, option, over on Ari Soi 11.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 22nd July, 2016.