Cote by Mauro Colagreco, Capella Bangkok
Cote by Mauro Colagreco, Capella Bangkok

Best restaurants and cafes on Charoenkrung Road

A complete guide to the best places to eat in Charoenkrung

Written by
Time Out Bangkok editors
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To us Bangkokians, Charoenkrung is best known for two things: five-star riverside hotels and, more importantly, food. Eating options in this Bangkok’s old community are abundant. You’ll find everything from a 40-year-old street vendor offering savory roasted duck to Michelin star-worthy fine-dining venue offering finest western cuisine and impeccable service. Have your wallet—or credit cards—at the ready and start exploring one of Bangkok’s most flavorful food districts!

Restaurants

Baan Phadthai
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Charoenkrung

Restauranteur Fred Meyer and Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn reinvents pad Thai by using 18 homemade ingredients, following a secret recipe from the eastern part of Thailand. Instead of shrimp stock, Chef Aom insists on using crab stock as the key ingredient. Try the pad Thaipuu (pad Thai with crabmeat).

Delivery via Facebook Messager, 0 2060 5553, LINE MAN, GrabFood, foodpanda

* Direct orders through the restaurant will be offered a 20% discount.

  • Restaurants
  • Vegan
  • Silom

Plant-based cult favorite Broccoli Revolution has just opened its third outpost in Charoenkrung. This new branch blends in with the district’s trendy leanings, boasting a clean and modern design grounded by white walls, exposed ceiling beams and black, marble-topped tables. A sunroof over one part of the room allows natural sunlight to filter in during the day. 

Delivery via LINE (@broccolirevolution)

 

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

Homu, which means “house” in Japanese serves owner Pemika “Ying” Thanalumlerkkul’s take on the Japanese confections. Her version features soy pudding with honey and milk, and topped with nut powder and kuromitsu (black sugar syrup, B95) and Warabimochi jelly-like mochi dipped in nutty kinako powder (B190). Another must-try is the mizu shingen mochi (rain drop cake) made from Japanese-imported mineral water and salted sakura flower (B150).

Delivery via 09 1655 4798, LINE MAN, GrabFood, Gojek

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 2 of 4

Kushiyaki or grilled skewered items star in Jua’s menu. Chef Adkins’ take on casual  Japanese bites veer away from the traditional and instead focus on influences spanning global flavors.

Delivery via LINE (@jua.bkk)

Sweet Pista
  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung

The annex to one of the city’s favorite bike cafés has become a popular shave ice spot. Among the selections, the newly-introduced creation is the avocado kakigori, milk-based shaved ice topped with crushed avocado and, surprisingly, fried bacon. The combination might sound odd but this is just fantastic and worth a revisit. 

Delivery via 06 2335 2866, LINE (@sweetpista), LINE MAN

* A 10% discount is offered for takeaway orders.

Shophouse restaurants and food stalls

  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung

This small dim sum and dumplings restaurant near River City serves moreish small bites with various creative fillings, and sprinkled with toppings of your choice. àCorner of Royal Orchid Sheraton, Charoenkrung Road.

Delivery via LINE MAN and GrabFood

Jae Porn Duck Noodle
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

You come here for noodles served in larger-than-life portions, topped with a tender duck drumstick and/or duck entrails.

Delivery via LINE MAN, Gojek, and Robinhood

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Jok Prince (Bangrak)
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

For more than 50 years, Jok Prince has been a place to go for tasty congee. The jok is usuallyserved with minced pork, but there are options to add egg and pork entrails.

Delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda

Ka Mhoo Trok Soong
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

This restaurant has been around for decades and is praised as one of the best places in Bangkok for stewed pork knuckles. The soft and tender pork is served atop rice with flavorful gravy, spicy sauce, and boiled egg—heavenly!

Delivery via Robinhood and LINE MAN

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  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

Guay Teow Kua or stir-fried noodles cooked in hot oil with meat and egg are usually best enjoyed on a sidewalk, served from pushcarts or shophouse eateries that have been making the dish for years. Here at Kua, the dish is tweaked with a modern take and added for options to more than just simple chicken.

Delivery via LINE MAN, GrabFood, Gojek, Robinhood, and foodpanda

Thotman-Guangdong
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

A small street vendorthat’s one of the few places in Bangkok to have authentic Cantonese pork balls. You can choose between spicy and non-spicy options, but we do recommend the latter. Also, try their deep-fried Chinese buns stuffed with BBQ pork or sweet cream.

Delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda

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Tip Hoy Tod Phu Kao Fai
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 1 of 4

Located next to AV camera shop, this 44-year-old restaurant serves crispy pan-fried oysters andmusselsomelette—one of the best in Bangkok.

Delivery via GrabFood

Tuang by Chef Yip
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Charoenkrung

One of the best—and most affordable —dim sum restaurants in Bangkok, Tuang is run by Hong Kong-bornchef Yip who was behind the success of Shangri-La Bangkok’s Shang Palace restaurant. Try the shrimp with rice flour roll (B50) and hakao (steamed shrimp dumpling, B50). 

Delivery via LINE MAN

Cafés

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Yaowarat

Talat Noi is shaping to be Bangkok's next best, busiest area with the emergence of cool cafés and galleries during these past few years.

Hong Sieng Kong is the latest establishment in the area that has just opened up for guests back on June 2, and it's already a hot spot you need to keep an eye on. This new café takes a spot on the riverside where a 150-year-old house used to be, and the owner has given reviving touches to create a Chinese-influenced venue for café-hoppers to come and enjoy drinking and eating next to a beautiful scene of the Chao Phraya River. Some of the original decorations aged about 20-50 years are put on display right inside the café.

You can take a train to MRT Hua Lamphong and walk a little bit to Soi Wanit 2. The café is located near Chowsuekong Shrine, and it opens from 10:00 to 18:00 (closed on Monday). Call 09 5998 9895 or visit its Facebook page for more information.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Yaowarat

The house, called Baan Liaw Lae, wasn’t normally open for visitors unless it was being used for a big occasion or event. Decorated in the Thai-Chinese ancient style, everything in the house follows traditional feng shui principles.

 

Delivery via GrabFood and Robinhood

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Charoenkrung

Meaning “black chicken” in Chinese, Heijii (pronounced hey-ji) is unarguably Charoenkrung’s hottest (and hippest) new café. The café mixes retro-Chinese elements with industrial chic interiors to realize a trendy setting where millennials can sip caffeinated drinks while browsing through or filling up their own Instagram feeds. Owner Praphart Rasinanont chose Charoenkrung for sentimental reasons—the neighborhood still retains a strong ties to the old Chinese community and Soi Charoenkrung 43 was the place where his parents fell in love.

Delivery via GrabFood, LINE MAN, and LINE (@heijiibkk)

* Special deals are offered via LINE.

 

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Charoenkrung

This eye-popping milk bar on the third floor of Fotoclub in Soi Charoenkrung 32 is permeated with cute, from the tables and walls in different shades of pink to the counter bar lined with boxes and bags of groceries (feel free to join the hoards of youngsters taking selfies and videos for Tik Tok). The menu offerings are likewise coated with sugary sweetness, including the Jaffa milkshake with dark chocolate, orange and chocolate chips, and baked goodies on rotation like M&M soft cookies and pretzel brownies.

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 2 of 4

A Stimulant by Sarnies captivated Bangkok’s caffeine devotees and Instagram-addicted caféhoppers with a small roaster-slash-coffee shop on Soi Sukhumvit 39 and a brief pop-up run at Dim Dim. Now, the café has come into full bloom, opening a full-scale establishment in historic Charoenkrung.

Delivery via GrabFood

 

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Bang Kho Laem

A Korean-inspired minimalist café with stylish metalic touches.

Delivery via LINE (@tangiblebangkok), 08 1376 0402, and 09 7246 7692

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