The Best Restaurants in Ari, Bangkok

Summer Streets, a Popular Food Truck off BTS Ari
Summer Streets, a Popular Food Truck off BTS Ari | © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson
Kelly Iverson

Mexican, Italian, Korean: where can you find all of these cuisines from around the world in one neighborhood? Ari, Bangkok’s up-and-coming area for all things food. Dessert shops line the sois (streets) of this quaint, quiet area. In comparison with downtown Bangkok, Ari is clean and less crowded, a much-needed escape from the usual city decor. Here are our choices for the 10 best restaurants in Ari.

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Salt

Classy is the first word that comes to mind when dining at Salt. With a floor to ceiling glass exterior and posh seating arrangements throughout its large courtyard, you won’t want to leave without a couple of photos and glasses of wine. Our favorite dish was Salt’s pizza, which was a huge portion considering it’s one of the cheaper things on the menu. Besides Italian, Salt serves up both French and Japanese cuisine, as well.

Sis & Me and Witty Ville Bakeries

If you’re hankering for something sweet, these two bakeries will certainly stifle your cravings. Sis & Me serves up cookies, cakes, and cupcakes that’re almost too pretty to eat. All of the baked goods at Sis & Me are meticulously designed with colorful, delicious frosting. Chow down on one of its works of art, decorated to look like everything from flowers to Pokemon balls. Right next door to Sis & Me is Witty Ville. With a similar menu to that of Sis & Me, it’ll be difficult choosing which bakery you to get dessert from. Feel free to indulge between the two.

Lay Lao Thai-Esan Food

You don’t have to travel all the way to Chiang Mai to enjoy some original Isan food. Instead, head to BTS Skytrain stop Ari and visit Lay Lao. If you love Thailand’s classic green papaya salad, or som tum, Lay Lao is the place to be.

JOHA Korean Restaurant

JOHA Korean Restaurant

As swanky as this restaurant is, JOHA Korean Restaurant does some delicious meals for even more enticing prices. Tempura fried calamari is only ฿110 (about $3). JOHA Korean Restaurant also has a good assortment of famous Korean dishes, soups, and salads. There’s a lengthy liquor menu too, as well as ice cream for dessert.

Baan Phadthai

Baan Phadthai specializes in Pad Thai, which is a stir-fried noodle dish that’s an integral part of Thai cuisine. However, what sets this restaurant apart is its creative and contemporary take on Pad Thai. They offer a range of inventive variations of the classic dish, using high-quality ingredients and creative flavor combinations. The menu at Baan Phadthai features a variety of Pad Thai options, each with its own distinct twist. You can expect to find options like soft-shell crab Pad Thai, river prawn Pad Thai, and even a vegetarian version made with fresh tofu. The restaurant takes pride in using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to ensure the best possible flavors.

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