Best restaurants and cafes in Charoenkrung

A complete guide to the best places to eat in Charoenkrung
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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!

French St. Charoenkrung
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Restaurants, French

French St.

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Cantonese restaurant chain Coca, to our surprise, has ventured into European cuisine, launching a restaurant that injects healthy tweaks into Southern French fare. 

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Ciao Terrazza Bangkok
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Restaurants, Italian

Ciao Terrazza

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Patrons will be able to enjoy hearty Italian dishes enhanced by views of the Chao Phraya River. Unlike the hotel’s more sophisticated outlets such as Le Normandie and Lord Jim’s, Ciao is a more laidback venue that features modern black tabletops and sleek bronze table lamps.

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Restaurants, Fusion

80/20

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An innovative Charoenkrung eatery that brings local produce to the fore. Rising chef Napol Jantraget leads the enthusiastic kitchen team, which rolls out dishes that play around the eatery's principle—80 percent of the ingredients used here are sourced either from local sustainable suppliers or nearby markets. Food is great while desserts are equally satisfying.

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Jua
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Restaurants, Japanese

Jua

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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.

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Outlaw creative cuisine
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Restaurants, Contemporary European

Outlaw Creative Cuisine

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A gallery-slash-eatery where French artist-turned-chef Romain Guiot steps into the kitchen and sends out fuss-free dishes that combine local and imported ingredients, and focus on the natural flavors of each component.

Restaurants, Thai

Baan 
Phadthai

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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).

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Restaurants, French

Foo John Building

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A retro-style, East-meets-West restaubar. The first and second floors are now complete, unveiled as a bar called Foudejoie, while the top floors arededicated to a beer bar and a steakhouse.

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Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

The Baxter Brenton

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A modish yet humble Chinese-themed bistro in Charoenkrungthat serves healthy Thai-Asian fusion comfort food. Chinese motifs and accessories dominate the shop’s interiors: traditional lanterns, worn-out brick walls with peeling plaster and old-school refrigerators storing a variety of snacks and drinks.

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Little Market

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A hidden eating oasis injected with vintage cool, Little Market is a collaboration between former Ce La Vi chef Chet Atkin, travel photographer Jason Lang and Soy Sauce Factory founder Thomas Menard. Hearty breakfast treats are worth the detour.

Restaurants, French

Le Normandie

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With a sweeping view overlooking Chao Phraya River, the legendary Le Normandie at The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has been offering refined French cuisine to Bangkok’s most affluentyear after year. Steering the kitchen is chef Arnaud DunandSauthier who creates stunning dishes using only the mostpremium ingredients from across the globe.

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Author’s Lounge

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This romantic,white-washed tea room is perhaps the best afternoon tea spot in Bangkok.

Restaurants, Thai

Supanniga Cruise

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Trustworthy Thai restaurant Supanniga Eating Room takes its greatest hits and serves it on a dinner cruise that sails daily from River City Bangkok’s pier. There’s also a one-hour sunset cruise that pairs small bites with a selection of Thai-inspired tipples crafted by the team behind Silom restobar Vesper.

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Restaurants, Chinese

Tuang by Chef Yip

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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). 

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Prachak Roasted Duck

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This traditionalshophouserestaurant has been serving up Chinese-style roasted duck for many generations.

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Jok Prince (Bangrak)

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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.

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Tip Hoy Tod Phu Kao Fai

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

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Ka Mhoo Trok Soong

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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!

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Thotman-Guangdong

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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.

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Jae Porn Duck Noodle

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

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