The 10 Best Restaurants In Aree, Bangkok

Photo of Chermaine Lee
9 February 2017

Aree is an fascinating part of Bangkok, famous for its exciting range of quality street food and restaurants. The best restaurants are hugely popular among the local and international customers, so don’t miss them if you are planning to visit the town.

Auntie’s Steak

Restaurant, Thai
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Aree | © drburtoni/Flickr
Auntie’s Steak is more than just a name. Other than the quality ham steak, you can also find meals like spaghetti, or grilled salmon served with French fries. The small but comfortable restaurant provides a lot to choose from at a very reasonable price. Light eaters can go for the ample garden salad, or have the baked spinach with cheese. Don’t hesitate to come to this hearty restaurant and have a meal with your friends.

Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily


Restaurant, Japanese
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Japanese Plum Blossom
Japanese Plum Blossom | © Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr
Sousaka (meaning ‘create’ in Japanese) serves fresh seafood in a traditional Japanese style. The grilled salmon sushi goes well with different types of sashimi as the ‘Sousaka Fresh’ dish. The restaurant won the title of Best of Wongnai 2015, and is famous for its popular dish ‘Oh Macapagal Esa’. Also good is the ‘Buta Emperor’, a rice bowl with beef and poached egg made with Japanese maize rice.

Opening hours: 12–10pm daily

Panary Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Dutch
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Bangkok | © Prachanart Viriyaraks
Panary Café is renowned for its Dutch pancakes that come in a wide range of flavors, including the classic with ham and egg, or the exceptional choice of kimchi cheese. A sweet menu is also available, featuring the popular ‘Bananalicious’ pancake consisting of whipped cream and slices of bananas. This award-winning restaurant is a budding establishment with a modern and homely design in which you can enjoy the tiramisu milkshake or lychee mojito at a bargain price.

Opening hours: 11am – 9pm daily

Steve Cafe' & Cuisine In Town

Cafe, Restaurant, Thai, $$$
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The Chao Phraya river
The Chao Phraya river | © Dennis Jarvis/Flickr
Steve Cafe’ & Cuisine In Town have a special approach to pad Thai. Its noodles are served in large portions, so be sure to arrive on an empty stomach. You cannot miss their other Thai dishes; fish with green mango seasoning, pineapple fried rice and spare ribs in brandy sauce. The cafe overlooks the magnificent River Chao Phraya and provides a pool table for customers to entertain themselves whilst they wait for their food. True to an authentic Thai establishment, patrons are required to take off their shoes before entering the restaurant.

Opening hours: 11.30am–11pm daily

Reflection Again

Restaurant, Thai
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Reflection Again is filled with a young and fun ambience, with paintings of naked men and women on the wall. The colorscheme of the restaurant is tropical white, and the homely decorations make up a cool place for you to spend an afternoon with your friends. The quality party food includes shrimp spring rolls topped with orange sauce, at a decent price. A night in the garden goes well with cocktails like the Flaming Reflections (Bailey’s and blue caracao), and merges well with the live music.

Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily


Cafe, Restaurant, European
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Puritan | © Kumiko/Flickr
With Rococo furniture and a spacious interior design, the two-story restaurant Puritan gives patrons a culinary journey in a regal setting. This European-styled cafe is a perfect way to kill time in the afternoon. Enjoy a rich blueberry tart, hot mint julup in a beer glass, or the brownie baked cheesecake. If that still isn’t enough, check out the hot dog croissant with signature sauce and sausages.

Opening hours: Tue–Sun 12–11pm


Pladib provides savory food dishes with freshly produced ingredients and an authentic taste. Grilled pepper stuffed with cheese is the perfect starter, and then a krill pasta can make you sweat from its chilly taste. Or you can go for bacon wrapped chicken liver with green onion sesame sauce, which comes from the restaurrant’s homegrown chickens, guaranteeing its taste and texture.

Opening hours: 11pm–12pm daily

1/1 Soi Aree, Samphan 7 Phraram Samsennai Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 Thailand, +66 2 279 8185

Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi

Bar, Restaurant, Sushi
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Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi
Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi | © Wasin Waeosri
Tempura and sushi experience in Ratchathewi

Kaizen Sushi & Hibachi is a sushi bar that patrons cannot get enough of, for its Japanese wooden style design, tasty tempura and fresh sashimi. Vegetarians can try the grilled mushroom plate as a starter. A spicy salmon roll will suit the stomach of many a hot food lover. The grilled chicken is also popular with the patrons. The staff are very attentive, and provides a quality service. If you are staying in Evergreen Place next door, you will get 15% off the menu in this restaurant.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: 11pm – 11pm daily

Watch out for: Hana-awaka sake

True Love Café

Pet café for dog lovers

True Love Café promised a fun and delightful experience for the pet lovers who yearn for a play time with the dogs inside. All you need is to fill in a form and then you gain a one-year membership. There are also two interactive sessions with the huskies each day which need reservations. You don’t have to worry about any hygiene issue,s as the café is well kept and the dogs are clean. The ice cream cakes and iced coffee are popular and well made.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12– 8pm

Watch out for: the excited huskies and the cakes

153 Soi Ari Samphan 2, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand, +66 85 908 2777

Salt Aree

Restaurant, Bar, Japanese, Sushi, Italian, $$$
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Courtesy of Salt
Homely bar at a great location

Salt Aree serves authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi, pizzas, French cuisine, and most notably a pleasantly wide range of alcohol. The pizzas attract local as well as international customers, leaving you with no regrets. Look out for the cocktails such as ‘Paris’ and desserts like ‘Chocolate Chaud’ also. Alfresco dining in the bar guarantees a hip vibe, with DJs playing music in the background. The bar’s summer garden terrace gives a relaxing ambience. Have a good time in this modern bar.

Price: fine dining

Opening hours: 5pm – 12am daily

Watch out for: the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Discovery Point and the friendly staff

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