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The Chatuchak district of Bangkok offers plenty to do, including markets, parks, universities, museums and even the Elephant Building. Whether you are a native or visiting, you can work up an appetite exploring. Read on to discover the top places to eat in Chatuchak.

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We’ve taken all the feedback from our digital nomad guests in our coworking space and our apartments from over the year, and we’ve compiled a list 

Blue Sky Rooftop Bar

If you’re looking for a chic yet casual dining experience, with gorgeous views of the Bangkok skyline, Chatuchak Park and surrounding markets, try Blue Sky Rooftop Bar. Located atop the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, the outdoor terraces and bar include stylish, contemporary decor using dark walls and blue LED lights to make a blue sky effect, glass topped lighted tables for an elegant glow, a lounge area near the bar with sofas and chest-high glass panels to buffer the breeze on diners. Of course, you may dine indoors as well, and you can take advantage of small private rooms with LCD screens for watching your favorite game.

Blue Sky boasts a great array of wines, beer, champagne and cocktails, including their signature drink, “Blue Sky,” made from vodka,  blue curacao, lime and lychee juice. Contemporary French bistro cuisine, tapas and delicious desserts will make an unforgettable dining experience whether you are out for a special occasion or just meeting friends after work. Some guest favorites are foie gras, French oysters, lamb shank, quinoa risotto and confit of duck leg, and the lava cake is not to be missed.

Address: 24th floor at Centara Grand Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
1695 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10990 Thailand
Adjacent to Central Ladprao Mall, easy access from Phaholyothin MRT station
Telephone:  +66.2.541 1234
Hours: 6pm-2am daily
Full Moon Promotions– Every month on the full moon, Blue Sky holds special promotional events.

Greyhound Cafe

Located in Central Plaza Ladprao, the Greyhound Cafe is a great choice for a relaxing meal after a day of shopping, or for a quick bite with friends. Offering an extensive menu of Thai western fusion including crab cannelloni, Mee Sua noodles, fresh lasagna salad and salmon sashimi, everyone’s taste will be satisfied. Soups, salads, appetizers, pasta, burgers and vegetarian dishes combine the flavors of east and west perfectly. 

No less impressive is the drinks menu, which range from tea and coffee concoctions to fruity shakes and floats, granitas, bubble tea to healthy “cocotails.” This branch of the Greyhound Cafe doesn’t serve alcoholic drinks, but diners love the Thai tea granita, the Chinese plum and Sprite float, iced cocoa and the Passion Fashion cocotail, a mix of passionfruit, pineapple, lime juice and mint syrup.

For dessert, there are crepes, cakes, parfaits and Thai offerings such as Sakoo Piek and Chow Kuay. Happy toast, a bread bowl (and cubes from the loaf) toasted with a coating of vanilla, butter and sugar and served with fruit, ice cream and honey is always popular, or for western tastes, try crepes Suzette, apple crumble with ice cream or a walnut blondie.

Address: 3rd floor, Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
1691 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10990 Thailand
MRT Phahon Yothin Station Exit No. 4
Telephone +66.2.937 0088
Hours 10am-10pm daily

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Deven Chef Restaurant

If you’re looking for great Indian food in a casual setting, look no further than Ratchadaphisek Road. The service is friendly, the atmosphere cozy, and each dish is spiced to perfection, all at reasonable prices. There is a selection of Thai dishes available if anyone in your party doesn’t want Indian cuisine, and there are plenty of vegetarian options as well.

There are many delicious dishes to try. For appetizers, try samosas or paneer, or try masala papad, roasted lentil chips topped with tomato, onions, coriander and other spices. Tandoori dishes are popular, as are curry. Deven Chef has many mutton dishes, including mutton masala and mutton Chettinad, boneless mutton pieces cooked with onion, tomato, coconut milk and mustard seed. Chilli prawns, butter chicken and every kind of biryani are some other options customers rave about, and everyone agrees that an order of garlic butter naan or rumali roti is great for finishing up the delectable sauces. 

For dessert, there is Rasmalai, a rich cheesecake-like dessert from India topped with reduced milk, pistachios and saffron. Deven Chef doesn’t serve alcohol, but they have an array of soft drinks, fresh lime soda, lassis, watermelon juice, banana shakes and masala tea to quench your thirst. 

Address: 296 Soi Ratchadaphisek 14,  Ratchadaphisek Road,
Bangkok 10310 Thailand 
Telephone +66.2.068 1597                                                                                                         
Hours 11am-11pm Monday-Tuesday
11am-10pm Wednesday-Sunday

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Millet Bar & Bistro

The Millet Bar & Bistro is a charming place that bills itself as a New American restaurant.  You can dine alfresco in a lovely garden, complete with picnic tables and arm chairs, comfortable sofa seating and lanterns to light up the night. Should you prefer to eat inside for air conditioning or to listen to live music, you’ll still feel as if you’re outside with glass walls, plants hanging everywhere and lawns surrounding the building. There are cozy sofa areas inside as well as tables, and the bar is lined with colorful glass bottles for a bright atmosphere. 

Fresh seafood is plentiful, including grilled sea bass with herb salad, baked mussels with cheese or salmon Tataki. Cocktails, desserts and promotions make the Millet Bar & Bistro a fun place to meet friends and relax.

Address: 10/37 Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 30
Vibhavadi Rangsit  Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand                                                   
Telephone +66.082.233 7122
Hours 5pm-1am daily

Ploen Seafood

Ploen Seafood has been popular in Chatuchak for 40 years. This is a great family restaurant as there is a playground room for kids, so you can let them play before the food arrives or linger over dinner without trying to keep them entertained. The service is great and they offer a 10% discount for cash payment. Ploen Seafood focuses on Asian fusion cuisine, but they also have western dishes such as New England fried seafood and the lasagna volcano. 

Their menu is big and varied, including such dishes as pineapple baked pork ribs, tom yum kung, stir fried vegetables  and pad thai. Naturally, as the name implies, there is a big focus on seafood such as mussels, squid, scallops and grilled or fried varieties of fish. You can order sashimi, shark fin soup, curry shellfish, prawn tempura, mussels baked with cheese or Thai style crab fried rice, making Ploen Seafood pleasing to everyone’s palate.

There is a large desserts menu, with western favorites such as blueberry cheesecake, tiramisu, opera cake, double lemon cake and strawberry mousse cake. Nobody will leave Ploen Seafood hungry, that much is certain!

Address: Carry Company Limited
7/428 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand                                                  
Telephone +66.2.537 8906
Hours 11am-11pm daily

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The Fat Cow

If you’re craving burgers and craft beer, look no further than The Fat Cow. This gastropub is small, but the burgers are huge and come in many varieties. Brie and bacon, bacon infused pork with extra bacon on top and Big Mac sauce, or the eponymous Fat Cow, Australian beef grilled to perfection and served with tomato, bacon, onion jam and aoli. Or if you’re not in a  burger mood, try the Philly cheese steak, Dutch beef bitterballen (meatballs fried to a crisp crust, served with mustard) or lasagna with bechamel sauce. Don’t forget the fries, which get rave reviews, and wash it down with Thai craft beers, on tap or in the cooler at the back of the pub. Or you can try hard black cherry apple cider, fruity lambic beers or some chocolate stout, for a different drink experience.

The Fat Cow has an outdoor seating area outside the bar entrance that smokers may use. They play music, but not too loudly, and there are no TV screens, making it a nice atmosphere for conversation with friends over a meal or drinks after work. Reviews report a friendly staff, especially the owner Manuel, who will greet guests personally and ensure that everything is to their liking.

Address: 765 Ladprao Road
, Chompon, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
MRT Ladprao Station Exit No. 3
Telephone 092.556 2876
Hours noon-11pm daily

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni is an Italian trattoria-inspired restaurant at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Chef Stefano creates authentic Italian homestyle dishes using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and along with an impressive selection of wines, diners can’t stop singing the restaurant’s praises.

The menu is extensive; you might begin with an array of antipasti, including Caesar salad or seared Wagyu beef carpaccio with a summer truffle lemon dressing. From there you may choose risotto, pizza, pasta, seafood or a beef or lamb entree, depending on your whim. From grilled peppered Australian rack of lamb to pan fried Mediterranean sea bream with a potato crust, four cheese pizza to porcini mushroom risotto with grilled Italian sausage, there is a dish for every palate. 

Desserts include classic tiramisu and vanilla panna cotta with balsamic berry salad, or you can finish your meal the European way, with a cheese plate. Classic white linen adorns the tables and the tiled floor, cushioned chairs and murals on the wall contribute to the cozy ambience. There is also a private dining room that seats 14 people available, along with daily specials and promotions.

Address: Centara Grand Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
1695 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10990 Thailand
Adjacent to Central Ladprao Mall, easy access from Phaholyothin MRT station                        
Telephone 02.541 1234 #4169
Hours Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm/6pm-10:30pm                                                                                                                                                        Saturday 6-10:30pm

Chatuchak Cafe

Located in the lobby of the Centara Grand, the Chatuchak Cafe offers an a la carte menu as well as  buffet stations to satisfy everyone in your party. The menu is truly eclectic, with Asian and European flavours and dishes.  There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free entrees available, making the Chatuchak Cafe the perfect choice at any time of day. 

If you aren’t sure what you’re in the mood to eat, the buffet stations offer so much variety you may almost literally be able to have some of everything. Breakfast and brunch include cereals, fruit, yogurt, fresh breads and freshly pressed juices, and the Sunday brunch buffet is themed around seafood and Chatuchak Cafe’s touted foie gras. You can choose from sushi and sashimi, Indian and Thai curries, local cuisine such as Thai noodles and Tom Young Goong. There is  a tempting variety of grilled meats and seafood such as river prawns, crayfish, crab and oysters. The dessert buffet offers all the treats you can dream of, and the a la carte menu is available around the clock, in case you happen to miss the buffets.

Address:  Main lobby at Centara Grand Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok                                                                                                                          1695 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10990 Thailand
Adjacent to Central LadPrao Mall, easy access from Phaholyothin MRT station                                                 
Telephone +66.2.541 1234 x4101
Hours 10am-10pm daily

Krua Sa Ros Jad Restaurant 

Walking into Krua Sa Ros Jad is more like visiting a traditional Thai house than a restaurant. Complete with mirrored china closets, family photographs all over the walls, a grandfather clock in the corner and paintings you might expect to see at the home of an older relative, it nonetheless will impress your tastebuds with perfectly prepared, fresh ingredients in dishes ranging from simple to complex. Locals have loved it for decades, and it’s easy to understand why once you’ve eaten there.

Their signature dish, Disco Clams, will make you feel like dancing with joy. They are hot and sour blood clams topped with Thai chili and lots of fresh herbs. Indeed, they are so loved that many places around Bangkok have tried to imitate the recipe, but customers insist it’s been to no avail. Grilled river prawns with a thick red curry sauce, squid (and its own eggs) deep-fried with garlic and served with a sweet chili dip, green curry with chicken and red snapper fried with green peppercorns and served with black pepper sauce are all very popular. 

Other favorites include tod mun pla, fish cakes topped with basil and served with peanut sauce, and satay pork, considered the best in Bangkok. If you’d prefer a light meal, choose the salad of winged (goa) beans with shrimp and boiled egg, or if you’re looking for a side of vegetables, try the leaves of the bitter gourd stir-fried with garlic. Finish your meal off with durian ice cream with sticky rice or coconut milk ice cream topped with peanuts. Nobody leaves here hungry!

Address:  12/1 Vibhavadi Rangsit 44, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10990 Thailand                                                                                                                      Telephone +66.2.579 0022
Hours 11am-10pm Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday

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Jim’s Burgers & Beers

Sometimes you crave a good burger and a frosty glass of beer. If that’s what you’ve got a hankering for, Jim’s Burgers & Beers will fit the bill nicely. It has the air of a friendly neighborhood pub, with free WiFi, air conditioning and TV for sports watching. A friendly staff and touches such as grinders for fresh Himalyan salt and black peppercorns on each table add to the experience. There are craft beers from Thailand, the U.S., the Netherlands in a well-stocked cooler, and 11 taps, mostly European and American brews.

Burgers are, of course, the star attraction on the menu. You can choose large or small, depending on how hungry you are, and most of the burgers can be pork as well as the traditional beef patty. There are 4 different choices of bread buns for most of the burger offerings, and toppings are always fresh and crisp. The number of types of burgers is impressive, from a lava burger (cheeseburger to the uninitiated), to a BLT burger, Mexican style or the signature Jim’s Honey Burger, there is a burger for everyone’s mood. If you don’t eat meat, the vegetable burger contains a fluffy omelet topped with tomato, lettuce and mushrooms grilled in BBQ sauce (no, it isn’t a vegetable patty!) You can also try the Ribbreaker, a boneless BBQ pork sandwich, or the bacon caesar salad if you don’t want a burger at all.

To go with the sandwiches, try wedge fries, waffle fries or onion rings made with a homemade breading that everyone loves. One note if you are familiar with American food: what Jim’s menu calls hashbrowns are actually what Americans call tater tots, but nobody argues about the flavor. Try the wild honey-lemon soda if beer isn’t your thing, and don’t miss brownies and ice cream for dessert for that final American touch.

Address 1 Sukapibal 5 Soi 10/3, Tharang, Bangkhen, Bangkok, Thailand 10220                                                                                                              Telephone +66.89.896 2635
Hours 5pm-midnight Monday-Friday 11am-midnight Saturday-Sunday