Best Restaurants around the National Stadium Area in Bangkok, Thailand

While the National Stadium area is somewhat off the main tourist grid, there are still plenty of good restaurants to eat at around here. It isn't more than a ten minute walk over to Siam Square where one can go from eating some of Bangkok's most unique, elegant, and luxurious Thai food at Sra Bua, which features modern molecular Thai gastronomy, or else bite into a simple som tam papaya salad and fried chicken over at the popular Som Tam Nua, or just choose from hundreds of different dishes at the Siam Paragon Food Court. If mall eating is your thing, you can also stay right at National Stadium and head to the tasty MK Restaurant in the MBK Mall, or stroll over to the Siam @ Siam Design Hotel where you will find a large buffet awaiting at Party House One, where you can also wander up to the top of the hotel and eat al fresco at The Roof Gastro.

If Japanese is your thing, YTSB (Yellow Tail Sushi Bar) in the VIE Hotel is extremely elegant and serves fresh fish flown in from the Tokyo fish market three times a week. Other fancy restaurants in the neighbourhood include the snazzy Brasserie Europa, where you can again enjoy fabulous buffets, and in the same location (the prestigious Siam Kempinski Hotel) you can find the hip and happening Niche, which does gourmet sandwiches, burgers, and plenty more. 

HK Noodle (short for Hong Kong Noodle) has established itself for several things. If you want something that is cheap enough, fast enough, tasty enough, convenient, and satisfying on just about every count, then it is worth a stopover. This...  Read More

With a name like this and a long bar full of bottles being the first thing you see when you walk in, you'd think this would be Bangkok's latest groove bar, which it is, only it's also a lot more. Set to resemble a New York loft a la Bangkok,...  Read More

MK Restaurant has branches all over Bangkok, and this one in the MBK Maboonkrong Mall is just as up to standard as all the rest. While franchise and chain restaurants in Bangkok usually cannot come close to what is out on the street and...  Read More

Niche is Siam Kempinski Hotel's latest gourmet food lovers offering. The homey cafe was designed by interior design company Leo Inter and has a very laid back inviting feel, with an open kitchen and both indoor seating and some comfy outdoor...  Read More

Where else can you eat Thai and international food surrounding by the most expensive real estate in the city and pay less than 100 baht? This gem in the basement of the Siam Paragon Mall is packed at all hours and deservedly so. After shopping...  Read More

While Isaan restaurants serving spicy northeastern Thai cuisine are a dime a dozen in Bangkok, there aren't that many good ones to be found around the National Stadium and Siam area. One notable exception is Som Tam Nua, a place that has gained...  Read More

While the food doesn't quite rank with a lot of other upscale Bangkok restaurants, the view here is well worth a visit, or at least come for a glass of wine or mixologist cocktail. The Roof Gastro is located on top of the Siam@Siam Hotel,...  Read More

When one reviews Japanese restaurants in Bangkok serving the freshest cuts of fish from the Tsukiji Tokyo fish market flown in three times a week, the establishments are almost guaranteed to be in Thong Lor, which has become a bastion of Japan...  Read More

The classic European brasserie in the elegant Siam Kempinski Hotel serves one of Bangkok's most noted breakfast buffets and then continues with lunch and dinner. The decor here is fine European, with polished marble floors and velvet armchairs...  Read More

Sra Bua
Photo courtesy of Siam Kempinski Bangkok

It might be more like going to a magic show than a restaurant when you see what comes out of the kitchen at Sra Bua. Modeled on the award winning Kiin Kiin restaurant in Denmark, run by chef Henrik Yde-Andersen and Lertchai Treetawatchaiwong, a...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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