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Sukhumvit Soi 38

Restaurants, Thai Rundle Mall
Sukhumvit Soi 38
Photograph: Sia Duff

Impromptu lunch? Calling it a night? Soi 38 offers superior Thai for the discerning city nomad

The original Sukhumvit Soi 38 is in Bangkok – a hyperactive congregation of food stalls firing up about 6pm and running deep into the night. Here in Adelaide the tradition continues. The venue isn’t a stall, however – it’s a rather stylishly kitted-out shopfront, with polished boards, black-lacquered furniture and a garish chandelier bringing some kitsch to the kitchen. All things local, seasonal and ethical occupy the mindset: expect free-range everything (chicken, eggs, pork), grass-fed beef and local line-caught seafood. It mightn’t stay open until the wee smalls, but some crisp kradook moo tod glua (garlic pork ribs) at 9pm is hard to beat.

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By: Charles and Meg Rawlings-Way


Venue name: Sukhumvit Soi 38
Address: 54 Pulteney St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm & 5.30-9.30pm; Sat 5.30-9.30pm
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