Eating Out In Chatuchak, Bangkok

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Naintara Gurung

Chatuchak is a district in Bangkok home to the popular weekend market of the same name, with more than 8000 stalls. Colorful streets brimming with dynamic activity, Chatuchak is popular for selling a variety of items from aromatic flowers to antiques. If you’re planning on visiting the largest market in Asia, savor street delicacies and authentic Thai cuisine at some of the restaurants nearby. Here’s our guide to a few unique places where you can enjoy a great gastronomic experience in Chatuchak.

Chatuchak is a district in Bangkok home to the popular weekend market of the same name

1. Laem Cha-Reon Seafood

Restaurant, Thai

With over 6 branches in Thailand, this restaurant is ideal for seafood lovers. Serving the freshest catch from the sea, the restaurant offers a wide array of dishes that are cooked using organic ingredients and a delightful combination of freshwater critters. The restaurant, which is really popular with families, serves seafood specialties like deep fried prawns, Suratthani oysters and crowd pleasing favorites such as sun dried squid. Whether you’re trying a chunk of their deep fried sea bass, that tastes amazing in fish sauce, or gorging on Tom Yum soup, which comes with plump and juicy shrimps, you’ll enjoy the homely ambiance.

2. Vegetarian Cottage

Restaurant, Healthy, Thai, Vegetarian

Tofu and ramen
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This restaurant offers a meat-free menu, providing comfort food for those who want to get away from the city’s bustling streets. Vegetarian Cottage serves home cooked organic dishes fresh from the garden in the comfort of an English styled cottage. The cuisine is a mix of Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Continental and the restaurant is often visited by food enthusiasts from around the world. With a beautiful garden seating and white patterned interiors, the Vegetarian Cottage is a casual dining venue that welcomes diners in its spacious interiors.

Manna Thai Restaurant

This restaurant located within Chatuchak is an alfresco styled setup with a charming retro decor and old-fashioned interiors. Their signature dish, the Mee Crob, is a local favorite. While the Kanom Bueng (crispy crepe with coconut filling and shrimp dressing) is a delicious meal for two, meat lovers can enjoy a wholesome dish of their juicy and tender grilled beef sirloin. Manna Thai restaurant offers a range of desserts and a fine collection of wines that provide the perfect ending to a scrumptious meal.
Address and telephone number: 1693, Central Plaza Ladprao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand, +66-29867337

Beef sirloin steak

3. Bangkok Brass Pub & Restaurant

Pub, Restaurant, Thai, Beer, Pub Grub, Wine

Food and Beer
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Bangkok Brass is the ideal restaurant to catch a late night meal while you’re visiting the busy streets of the Chatuchak market. The Tom Yum soup is a delicious start for an evening filled with soothing jazz harmonies and comfort food. The Thai cuisine is enriched with traditional herbs and aromatic spices that add great flavor to the dishes. You can also choose from a variety of cold beers that the restaurant serves alongside platefuls of delicious pub grub. Featuring poolside seating, the restaurant is quite popular with local couples and it also attracts a number of tourists in search of a vibrant atmosphere.

4. Olive Fusion

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian, Fusion, Asian, Thai, Fast Food

Shrimp Salad
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This restaurant has a vibrant atmosphere, serving a wonderful assortment of salads, pizzas, pastas and much more. Olive Fusion combines the flavors of Asian cuisine with a European styled menu. The delicious food and the lively ambiance has made it a popular place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or a cozy dinner with your family and friends. While the salmon salad is delicious, you can also order a plateful of their imported mussels served alongside a white wine sauce, a dish that has become a favorite among many tourists.

5. Chatuchak Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Thai

Naem Khluk
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Despite being low-key, the Chatuchak is an age-old establishment that invites many tourists and locals to grab a wholesome bite of home cooked food. This is a favorite neighborhood restaurant filled with professionals who love to gorge on its signature dishes, such as the spicy grilled pork salad and the shrimp roe spaghetti. The cafe is a rustic, Scandinavian inspired dining hall featuring a beautiful glasshouse.

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