The Best Places For Seafood In Bangkok

Seafood in Chinatown in Bangkok
Seafood in Chinatown in Bangkok | © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson
Kelly Iverson

Quality seafood is not hard to come by in Thailand. From the Andaman Sea to the Gulf of Thailand, the country has no shortage of bodies of water to catch this type of cuisine. Dive into the freshest and most delicious seafood at one of these best seafood places in Bangkok.

1. Bangkok Seaview

Restaurant, Seafood, Asian, Thai

Bangkok Seaview
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Bangkok Seaview offers its guests an entire sea experience from the moment they arrive at the restaurant’s pier. A boat departs every 20 to 30 minutes to take guests to the actual restaurant, which is about a 15-minute ride away. Hungry guests will pass fishermen, houses atop wooden stilts and mangrove trees on the scenic route, until arriving at the final destination: Bangkok Seaview. Guests sit on the water while devouring some of the most mouthwatering seafood in town. The portions are huge and dishes are meant to be shared by a group of people. Order a handful of your favorite dishes, including crab, clams, prawns and more. Bangkok Seaview is open every day but Monday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and guests are welcome to dine until about 9 p.m.

2. Samyan Seafood

Restaurant, Chinese, Seafood

Samyan Seafood serves up a boatload of delicious seafood. This Chinese and seafood restaurant duo is beautifully decorated with high ceilings and golden chandeliers gracing its interior, making diners feel like royalty as they chow down on their freshly caught meals.

3. Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown’s streets are lined with seafood over melting ice. If hungry patrons don’t want to cook these items themselves, there are plenty of street-side vendors cooking up whatever it is they have on display. While the cleanliness of it all is questionable, visitors of Chinatown in Bangkok will certainly experience an authentic, traditional meal at any one of the food stalls located there; all you have to do is pull up a plastic stool, chow down and enjoy.

Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand

Seafood in Chinatown | © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson

5. Seafood Market

Market, Restaurant, Food Court, Seafood, Asian, Thai

With a slogan like, ‘if it swims we have it,’ it is no wonder the Seafood Market makes one of the top destinations to chow down on some fresh seafood. Try a dish from its recommended menu, including its stir-fried crab with curry and tum yum kung (spicy shrimp soup). Speedy service in combination with the delicious cuisine makes this one of the most popular restaurants in Bangkok. This food court can seat more than your average restaurant, so bring your friends and your appetite to this delicious seafood spot.

6. Somboon Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood, Thai

Somboon Seafood first opened in 1969 in the Samyan area and there are seven different locations today. After the opening of its second installment, the Somboon Seafood name began to spread and became a popular dining destination for expatriates. This seafood restaurant serves cuisine that is delicious and comes in enormous portions. You will find a menu filled with dishes such as crab balls, grilled prawns, curry crab and more. Somboon is said to be the creator of fried curry crab, which is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

7. Eat Me

Restaurant, Contemporary

Eat Me Restaurant recently celebrated its 18th anniversary in 2015. Head Chef Tim Butler is originally from New York but has managed to keep Bangkokians and tourists alike coming back again and again for his delicious seafood dishes. Guests must try one of the menu’s signature dishes, such as its Alaskan scallops with avocado, grilled tiger prawns with tom yum infused olive oil, or the octopus with chorizo and tomato broth. In addition to its delicious seafood, Eat Me has an extensive selection of delicious fusion cuisine with international ingredients intermixed with classic dishes. Eat Me Restaurant is open daily from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

8. Summer Street

Food Truck, Thai

Summer Street
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Seafood lovers need to make their way to Summer Street in the up and coming neighborhood of Ari. This charcoal grilled seafood is cooked by none other than the guests themselves over small, personalized grills at each and every table. The menu is dense and delicious, with things like freshwater prawns (฿120), squid (฿120) and seafood set selections for those dining with a handful of people. To get to Summer Street, take the BTS Skytrain to station Ari.
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