The Best Restaurants in Bangkok’s Chinatown
Chinatown, or Yaowarat, is one of the best places to enjoy both markets and Chinese cuisine in Bangkok. Restaurants and food stalls alike serve primarily Cantonese foods at a wide range of prices, from the very expensive to the very cheap. Wherever you go, you will find Chinese food and snacks galore.
The Cotton Restaurant is a beautiful and atmospheric Chinese restaurant that mimics the old restaurants of Shanghai in the 1930s. The furnishings are perfectly selected and simply add to the appeal to the delicious food here. The Cotton Restaurant is located not far from Hua Lamphong. It is open from 11:30 to 2:30 for lunch and again for dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Himali Cha Cha
Himali Cha Cha has been around for many years in Chinatown, earning its place by serving delicious foods. This Indian restaurant has catered to many celebrities and plenty of everyday visitors who appreciate the wide variety of meat and vegetarian dishes. Himali Cha Cha is located on Charoen Krung and is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Chinatown Scala Shark’s Fin Restaurant
The Shark’s Fin Restaurant unsurprisingly serves some great shark fin dishes in addition to other seafood favorites and plenty of rice dishes. The crab is especially well known here. This restaurant is right on Yaowarat Road and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Nai Sow, located on Maitrichit Road, is famous for its spicy shrimp soup, but it has a variety of excellent items on the menu, mainly Thai. It is both inexpensive and high-quality. The atmosphere is happy and not too formal. Nai Sow is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Shangri-La Restaurant is one of the favorite dining venues in Chinatown. Cantonese cuisine is the order of the day and evening here. Some favorites include Peking duck, scallops, and fish. Decorated in an old-fashioned but attractive style, Shagri-La makes for a nice night out. It is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Double Dogs Tea Room
Double Dogs Tea Room offers some respite from the busy crowds of Yaowarat. Cool rooms make the perfect setting for drinking delicious, high-quality teas with the accompanying cakes. It hasn’t lost any of the traditional Chinese tea room qualities, although it is not stiff or formal. The tea room is open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday to Sunday.
Lek and Rut Seafood
Lek and Rut Seafood is located at the very busy corner of Thanon Phadung Dao and Yaowarat Road. Specializing, of course, in seafood, Lek and Rut is the perfect spot to get a fine dinner. It isn’t too expensive but still offers some of the best dining around.