Best Late Night Eating Establishments for Night Owls in Bangkok

Bangkok used to be limited to noodle and rice soup shops late at night. Tipsy club goers would end their night by eating khao tom, a rice soup known for helping hangovers, and at places like the long running Pochana 55, the crowd of slurpers at 3 a.m. is legendary. Same goes for Took Lae Dee, Bangkok's 24 hour cheap food counter inside of Foodland. However, there are now a whole slew of newer and fancier 24 hour diners and cafes that dot the city; spots like 25 Degrees in the Pullman G Hotel on Silom which features gourmet burgers, pancakes with maple syrup, and creative omelets along with breakfast burritos for those who feel the need in the wee hours. If Chinese is your forte, Hong Teong Long stays open until 4 a.m. and does the best dumplings in town. More chic decor and a wide selection of desserts to go with the free WiFi can be found at the new Too Fast To Sleep Cafe as well as over at the strangely named 24 Owls by Sometimes. And if you make it over to the old city area by 2 a.m. you can feast on Bangkok's most famed pad kee mao "drunkards' noodles," served at the famous hole in the wall Jay Fai restaurant. Also worth a visit are the steaming bowls of ramen at Ramen Tei, of which the Thaniya branch serves until 2a.m. One thing is guaranteed, you won't get lost looking for a place to hang out after hours.

Congee, or rice porridge, is supposed to ward off hangovers, which is perhaps why so many Sukhumvit night owls and party animals can be found in the Greenhouse Chinese Restaurant and 24 hour cafe inside the Landmark Hotel. The restaurant, which...  Read More

While its 2am closing time might be a tad early for nightowls, you can still get one of Bangkok's best post midnight meals at this no frills gourmet kitchen. Jay Fai specializes in pad kee mao, or drunkards noodles which can be found at many...  Read More

The decor isn't much to write home about, but the Malai Coffee Shop inside the Malaysia Hotel is one spot that is still awake when the rest of the city isn't. The small eatery is open 24 hours, and has an extensive menu, serving up anything from...  Read More

What could be better than a 24 hour eatery boasting a garden, good coffee, WiFi, and a menu featuring everything from fish and chips to spaghetti carbonara, 24 Owls by Sometimes might be a pretty strange name, but you won't feel like a stranger...  Read More

Pochana 55
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Pochana 55 is a plainly decorated streetside restaurant that has been serving thousands of customers for over 20 years. Initially famed for its khao tom rice soup, served to clubbers coming home at 2am, the restaurant now serves up several...  Read More

Hong Teong Long
Photo courtesy of Hong Teong Long

If you have an affinity for Chinese dumplings in the wee hours of the morning (they are open until 4am), you have found nirvana at Hong Teong Long. This hole in the wall with red lanterns hanging outside, and waitresses who can barely speak Thai...  Read More

While it kind of resembles a grade school homeroom with its desk style tables and seating, Too Fast To Sleep is just the spot for those who are out on the prowl in the wee hours around Silom. This 24 hour cafe, which caters to the pulling all...  Read More

Ramen Tei is a chain ramen eatery with five branches across Bangkok, but this simple eatery in Soi Thaniya, the Japanese hostess bar street just off of Silom Road, is open late and focuses on the late night salarymen drinking crowd. The bowls of...  Read More

Took Lae Dee means cheap and good in Thai, and its long food counter, which can be found inside any branch of Foodland supermarkets, has appeared in countless numbers of Thai movies and thus is well known throughout the country. The food is...  Read More

Bangkok's homage to the late night diner scene is the U.S. chain 25 degrees, which (in good old American style) is open 24 hours. Located downstairs in the Pullman Hotel G on Silom, 25 degrees has an extensive breakfast menu featuring pancakes,...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and...  More About Dave