Where to Dine at Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Where to Dine at Sukhumvit, Bangkok

When you are in Thailand, many of us will never miss these famous Thai food joints around. However, for those who are not a huge fan of Thai foods (I discovered that I’m just so-so for them) you got to look for places that would pleases your appetite, and not ended up dining at 24/7 McDonald’s.

During our Bangkok trip, we stayed at the famous Sukhumvit Road.

It is the longest road in Thailand with both many adjoining sois (sub-streets), and at first you don’t think you are in Bangkok because Sukhumvit lacks the Thai traditional tourist attractions, however this road is famous on many shopping centres, dining, and of course nightlife. You’ll see many fashionable restaurants, bars, air-conditioned malls, luxury hotels and hip clubs, all of these makes Sukhumvit Road a distinct modern and cosmopolitan appeal.




However during our recent visit which also marks the Thailand’s celebration of Buddha’s Lent, selling alcohol is not permitted during the whole weekend, and so as many bars and restaurants are closed for that season. Luckily, we found some good places to dine during this weekend.

So here are the few restaurants that we recommend, based on our first-hand experience when we had a short visit in Bangkok, and stayed in the famous long road Sukhumvit.


The Manhattan Fish Market at Terminal 21

The Manhattan Fish Market at Terminal 21
This restaurant located at the upper floor of Terminal 21 Asok is something that you should try when you are in town. They served good food at the affordable price, and I also noticed that they have a huge servings, sometimes well enough for sharing!

The Manhattan Fish Market at Terminal 21
I tried their new Manhattan sandwich set of Fish ‘N Chick + drinks (199 baht) which I really enjoyed. I thought I can only have it during my late lunch, however I ended up still feeling full during night-time, hence skipping the dinner and just enjoyed a few slices of mangoes.

The Manhattan Fish Market at Terminal 21
They have an impressive selection of menus of salads, pasta, fish and ships, etc. where you can devour. And if you prefer the catch selection, you can choose the fish from their tanks, and they will cook it for you the way you like it based on their menu. How cool is that?!




Of course don’t forget their sharing platter selection, especially if you are dining with your family or your foodie friends.

The Manhattan Fish Market at Terminal 21
Me as a one happy newbie in Bangkok City!

The Manhattan Fish Market at Terminal 21


The Manhattan Fish Market
Terminal 21, 5th Floor San Francisco Zone
Tel: 02 108 0833, 089 926 8206





El Gaucho Argentinian Steak House

El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse in Soi 11
As one of the few western restaurants opened during the night of the Buddha’s Lent, this Argentinian steakhouse is something you should try when you are in Sukhumvit. El Gaucho serves the beast steak in town, and the meat are imported all the way from Argentina.

El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse in Soi 11
It is only quite disappointing that we can’t have a wine to pair with this deliciously cooked steak, however the juiciness of this meat already satisfied our palate. We decided to pair it along with roasted sweet potatoes!

El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse in Soi 11
In order for me to distract on my wine cravings, I decided to have this selfie with these wine bottles they have. I noticed they have collection of good wines! Oh Buddha, you are making me crave for much!

El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse, Sukhumvit


El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse
18 Sukhumvit Soi 11 (Mercure Hotel)





Chili Culture Thai Kitchen

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, thai foods, Sukhumvit
Of course it will be quite more disappointing if we won’t visit a Thai restaurant, so as per my boyfriend’s recommendation we visited the Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, just a few walks from our hotel. This humble and cozy restaurant serves traditional Thai foods, and if you like spicy foods they have it in 3 different levels of spice (you got to tell them how spicy you like it to be).

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, thai foods, Sukhumvit
We ordered these chicken satay, golden catfish spicy salad and some side dishes.

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, thai foods, Sukhumvit
And of course we tried these green and red curry and rice. Ohh boy, it was so good and spicy enough and I tend to eat lots of rice with it! Drinking water isn’t enough. The spices mixed in this curry is soo good and I love the unique aroma. If you are not familiar with curry, I suggest that you don’t crazy with it. Their meals are perfect for sharing.

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, Thai foods, Sukhumvit
Amore is already sweating a lot! I tend to eat a lot when I’m with him, which is (sometimes) good. Oh we ended up going home and rubbing his belly due to fullness.

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, Thai foods, Sukhumvit

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen, Thai foods
They don’t serve alcohol as well, so we satisfy ourselves with some chilled sodas!

Chili Culture Thai Kitchen
Located in Soi 11


Overall, our little dining experience was fantastic. Definitely, we will coming back in Sukhumvit and visit other places in Bangkok, but maybe not during their holidays.

Have you visited Sukhumvit Road? Which restaurants you can recommend to us? I would love to read your comments below!


xoxo, Blair


62 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wait for my little girl to grow and we are off for travel again! My husband and I are a fan of Thai food! We are so gonna try them !

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  2. Thanks for this post! A big help specially im planning to go now in thailand :)

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    1. We are planning to go back to Thailand and explore more every district!

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  3. This is a great guide for dining in Bangkok. I only know street food and shopping whenever visited to Bangkok. kekekeke

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  4. That steak looks good! Makes me drool! 🤤 I super love spicy food! Will check this out when I visit Bangkok 😊 Thanks for this!

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  5. This made me crave for fish and chips! I just converted 199 baht to peso. LOL. How much is the average meal in Bangkok?

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    1. Actually I find the food in Thailand much cheaper than the restaurants here in Manila.

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  6. Thanks for this wonderful list of F&B outlets. Bangkok is still unexplored for me, so this definitely will be useful when I do make my way there. It's just a short flight away from KL!

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  7. I am reading this while having that "crowd sound" in my stomach😂
    Informative post. Thanks for sharing.. This will be a guide for me when coming to Bangkok.
    OK. I have to go get some food now! :D

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  8. They look like great places to go for a nice date night, the food looks great.

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  9. Oh my gosh amazing photos. The food looks delicious. Really interesting to learn about the culture too. I never knew about the celebration of Buddha’s Lent. Thanks for sharing! Rach

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    1. Yeah, and if you want the Eat, Pray, Love experience then visit Thailand during these holidays.

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  10. The food looks delicious, enjoy girl!!!

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    1. I did thank you! We will comeback to Bangkok soon!

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  11. Ahhh Bangkok. I definitively have to! Let me know when you con to Switzerland I love your pictures. Really nice reportage!

    Ben - www.nutrition-newage.com

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  12. You got me craving for all those yummy food! I would really love to visit Bangkok.

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    1. Bring your family coz these foods would be more better to share than solo :D

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  13. I have been following your blog for quite sometime and I have to admit I love it when you post about food.

    This one makes me want to visit Bangkok. :)

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  14. Lots of dining choices to savor in Bangkok.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this! Will definitely try this when I visit Thailand

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    1. Thanks for visiting Nicole. Try the Chili Kitchen!

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  16. Wow the food looks amazing. Will definitely check then out of I ever visit Thailand

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  17. Sweetheart, you got saliva rolling down my mouth. This is not right. I know this will come handy someday

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  18. Those foods look absolutely delicious! Especially the sandwich, fries and steak. My friend who is Thai often travels to Thailand. I'm going to send her this post so the next time she can check out these places.

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    1. Oh so good of you, thank you Ellen :D
      You should visit Thailand once!

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  19. Omg..... Craving for Thai food now....Krua Thai for me......

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  20. This is great for locals and travelers, alike. Makes me hungry just reading and looking at the photos.

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  21. The food looks amazing. I will be adding Sukhumvit Road to my bucket list!!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. There are so many restaurants around Sukhumvit and I bet you will enjoy your stay.

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  22. We will be in Thailand next year, we know where to go eat now, thanks!

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  23. Wow! Love this food and place perfect for chilling. The food looks yummy :)

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  24. I would love to try all in there. Your captures are great and the food review along with that is delicious.

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    1. Thank you for appreciating! Hope you'll visit Thailand soon :D

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  25. Chili Culture Kitchen will be the place I want to dine in! hahaha I love all those red curry and green curry Thai food XD

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    1. I agree with you, I could feel the true Thai-ness in this restaurant.

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  26. Now u make me miss Bangkok. Lolz. I love that place especially for their fod there. gosh... after my vegan challenge. for sure will go back there!

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  27. wow! Im an absolute fooodie! and your post made me hangryyy!! Love it! want to go to Bangkok now

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    1. Oh me too I would love to come back coz there's a lot to enjoy.

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  28. Without a doubt one of the best places to eat in the world! I visited Bangkok twice during my journey around the world and I'm seriously thinking to return there. Most of it for the food!

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    1. Oh I think Thailand is my second favorite, next my own country.

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  29. This looks like a promising place to eat some seafood and fish and chips. I am now craving fish and chips.

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  30. I have seen a lot of El Gaucho restaurants but never have dined in one. Would definitely follow your lead. Thanks for always sharing great posts!

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  31. The food that you had looks so good! I've actually never tried Thai food so I will have to see if I like it or not.

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    1. Oh you should try! The aroma and spices are so good!

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