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.