You aren’t alone. Not many people know about the amazing seafood scene in Bangkok – so keep reading and learn more about these super restaurants with supersized seafood.
Maybe Bangkok should be renamed the city of Angelfish!
1. Forget the hustle, I’ll have takeaway please, takeaway seafood that is! – ปูพ่นไฟ Puponfai
What sounds better than a major seafood feast, all from the comforts of your lovely home, away from the sweaty Bangkok streets? How about nothing, especially if you’re a seafood freak like myself.
What’s the deal? They’re actually a take-away place serving delicious crustaceans, and their crab seems to be the winner. The amount of roe these crabs have is ridiculous!
If you’re in the mood for something lighter, they do delish fried rice with seafood of your choice. Prawns, crab and squid, all are available and as equally scrumptious on their own.
The actual size of their seafood is fantastic, so you really feel like you’re getting your money’s worth, and you can also order from them online – so there’s no hustling on the streets either. What a pleasure!
Price:Crab fried rice from 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.60 ; Crab from 350 Baht / approx. USD $11.43 Address: Soi Chulalongkorn 14, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10280, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: 0924466616 Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm
2. All the seafood fried rice you could imagine! – เฮียใ4ห้ Here Hai Restaurant
This could possibly be one of the biggest seafood fried rice plates I have ever seen!
Also, their Calamari fried rice dish looks simply divine, and you can just see that the squid is cooked right and tender.
But it’s not only their fried rice dishes that are huge, the size of the seafood and the plate are just as big too!
You’ll also be delighted to know that their seafood is as fresh as fresh can be, and gets delivered to this famous spot (it’s actually appeared on Thai TV quite a bit!), straight from the harbour every morning.
Being pretty darned popular among the locals, it’s pretty much always full, so do bear this in mind when paying them a visit!
เฮียใ4ห้ Here Hai Restaurant
Price:Fried crab spring rolls from 120 Baht / approx. USD $3.90; Crab fried rice from 340 Baht / approx. USD $11.11 Address: 112/3 Ekkamai Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 632199100 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (closed Mondays) Facebook
3. For that price, you don’t have to ask me twice to pay a visit – เพราะดี Because Good Restaurant (aka Phor Dee)
You better come hungry for this one, because we’re talking buffet-style baby! (And a seafood buffet at that.)
So basically you pay a set price (only 1088 Baht, for unlimited !!!!) and for the next two hours you can feast on as much seafood as you like. There’s so much variety and different dishes to try!
There are platters of crab, from claw to meat, plates of deep-fried prawns covered in a sticky-sweet sauce, juicy oysters and even canape-style glasses of shrimp cocktail.
I’m also loving the marine-themed interiors, with a wooden captain’s wheel perched on the wall! Of course, it suits perfectly, and makes you feel as if you’re truly out as sea, feasting to your hearts’ content!
เพราะดี Because Good Restaurant
Price:Crab fried rice from 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.60 ; Crab from 350 Baht / approx. USD $11.43 Address: 428/93-94 Phraya Suren Rd, Khwaeng Bang Chan, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10510, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: 0929478987 Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm; Fri, Sat & Sundays from 11am to 1pm, and again from 4pm to 9pm
4. Seafood so fresh you can still hear them singing Under The Sea – Tai Kong Seafood
Plus, it’s an eat-all-you-can bonanza! While they might not have supersized seafood the size of your face, the freshness more than makes up for it.
With a river of shrimp running down the length of the restaurant, you can be sure to have your fill. Simply pick the prawns you want (beside your table no less!), and cook them up!
All of your favorite shellfish in one place. I’m talking prawns, crabs, scallops, clams and a Malaysian/Singaporean favourite: razor clams.
Once you’ve polished everything off – grab some ice cream for a grand finale~
Tai Kong Seafood (ไต้ก๋ง ซีฟู้ไต้ก๋ง ซีฟู้ด บุฟเฟต์ด บุฟเฟต์)
Address: 40/1704 เอกชัย Khwaeng Bang Bon, Khet Bang Bon, Bangkok 10150, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the MRT to Hua Lampong Station, then take a 28min car ride to reach Tai Kong Seafood. Contact: +66 95 269 6425 Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 11pm Price: From 599 Baht / USD $19
5. We want all the additional toppings here! – Pae Radna
Pae Randa translates to ‘additional toppings’ and it’s the best place to find seafood toppings.
Dishes at Pae Radna range from just a few dollars for a generous plate of seafood, right up to the humongous $350 platter, a feast fit for a King and his entire army.
The highlight of this restaurant is the fantastic owner and chef ,who makes a huge effort to chat with all his customers – and is clearly passionate about his seafood!
If you get chance to visit, you should try the award winning lobster – it’s so juicy and tasty! And if you love oysters then you will also be in heaven at Pae Radna. This is where you’ll get to enjoy plates of giant oysters with some truly unique sauces.
Pae Radna focuses on great seafood and a relaxing evening. The restaurant has basic décor, but the vast menu and charismatic staff make it an experience to remember.
Contact: +66 81 545 6564 Address: Soi Nonthaburi 46. Coordinate here Getting there: It’s about 45 min drive to get from Bangkok to Pae Radna. The best way to get here would be to take a taxi. (Maximum comfort!) Opening hours: 9am to 12am (closed on Wednesday) Price: From 50-12,300 Baht / USD$1.50 – $350
6. Ah, our dearly beloved… – Jeh O Chula ร้านเจ๊โอว
If you’ve never had the pleasure of paying this family-run restaurant that has been running for 40 years, we suggest you get here asap!
Serving up authentic Thai dishes packed with punch and flavour, you won’t be disappointed.
The latest addition to the menu is their Hot and Sour Mama noodles with seafood. This dish only starts to be served at 11pm – be warned, the queue for this can get really long!
Honestly, what could be better than a huge bowl of perfectly balanced, sweet, sour and spicy seafood soup?
Other dishes for order include delicately sliced pieces of cured salmon, quick-fried in a spicy, sweet sauce (with just the right amount of chili, garlic and lime).
This is a great place with extensive seafood dishes, so you’re spoilt for choice in terms of flavours tonight.
Jeh O Chula
Price:From 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.64; Mama noodle pot 250 Baht, crab is extra / approx. USD $8.18 Address: 113 Soi Charat Mueang, Khwaeng Rong Muang, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 64 118 5888 Opening hours: Daily from 5.30pm to 1am (Spicy and Mother noodles are only sold at 11pm!)
8. Giant shrimps as big as your arm! – Siam 77 Vintage Home & Restaurant
Looking at Siam 77 you might think you have stepped back in time, as this old converted house might feel like you’re stepping into your parent’s house.
Don’t be fooled though, there are some serious seafood monsters inside. Have you ever seen a shrimp as big as your arm? Well, you will at Siam 77.
Offering a huge range of seafood dishes, Siam 77 is famous for its giant shrimps which are sold by weight.
Expect authentic spicy Thai dishes and the promise that all seafood is fresh and never frozen.
The seafood is even better when you sit outside next to the river and enjoy a refreshing coconut drink too!
Siam 77 Vintage Home & Restaurant
Contact: +66 2 527 7535 Address: Amphoe Muang Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand, 11000. Thai Address: 77 หมู่ 6 ถ พิบูล สงคราม ริม แม่น้ำ ใต้ สะพาน พระราม 5 เมือง นนทบุรี, Nonthaburi 11110, Thailand. Coordinate here Getting there: It’s about 45 min drive to get from Bangkok to Siam 77 Vintage Home & Restaurant. The best way to get here would be to take a taxi. (Maximum comfort!) Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4pm to 12am; Sat to Sunday: 11am to 12am Price: From 170- 1400 Baht / USD $5 – $40
9. The highlight of seafood street food – Somsak Pu Ob
At 4pm each evening in Thanon Charoen, a gentle buzz starts to grow… a street food vendor sets up his stall, and a queue begins to form…
Introducing Somsak Pu Ob, a seafood stall with a difference that offers unique Thai/Chinese fusion dishes. The crab and prawn vermicelli is simply out of this world. The portions might be on the smaller side, so if you are hungry then order two.
Try to arrive before 5.30pm, if not be prepared to queue (trust us, it’s totally worth queuing for though!).
Somsak Pu Ob has remained true to its humble beginnings and the chef only ever cooks 4 dishes at a time to ensure every meal is perfect.
The best news? Somsak Pu Ob is opening a second branch! This means the same outstanding food but less queues – brilliant!
Somsak Pu Ob really is street food at its finest!
Somsak Pu Ob
Contact: 081-823-9706 Address: Soi.Charoen Rat1, Lat Ya Road, Khlong San, Bangkok Nearest station: Wongwian Yai BTS Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 4pm to 10pm (Closed on Mondays) Price: From 70-750 Baht / USD $8-$11
All you need to know is that P’Aor serves the best seafood Tom Yam Goong noodles in the world!
Imagine a bowl of creamy, slightly spicy noodle-filled broth piled high with prawns, fish and shellfish… (Are you salivating just imagining it?!)
This little restaurant really is a hidden gem, tucked away down a side street where only true seafood lovers will find it.
P’Aor is where the locals hang out so don’t expect a translated menu that comes in English. Just order what you want from one of the photographs and tuck in. Doesn’t matter what you choose, it will be delicious!
When it comes to Tom Yam you know where we’ll be!
PS: If you really want to treat yourself try the Lobster noodles, it’s slightly more expensive but so worth it we promise.
Contact: +66 92 565 4833 Address: 68/51 Soi Petchaburi 5, Between Soi 5 – 7, Bangkok Nearest station: Phaya Thai BTS/Ratchathewi BTS Opening hours: 10am to 9pm Price: From 100-700 Baht / USD $3-$20 (Lobster 1000 Baht / USD $30)
12. Have an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet for 499 Baht (USD $15)! – Mungkorn Seafood
The Mungkorn experience is a race against the clock – 90 minutes to sample as much seafood as possible, but don’t be late or you will be charged overtime.
What a great idea. Visit the buffet and select all your favorite seafood then gather round your BBQ, and share this dining experience with your friends and family. (At 499 Baht, it’s definitely worth your money!!)
Try the whole fish and make sure you stock up on the prawns too. You can even break up your seafood extravaganza with some red meat and vegetables.
To top it all off, you can enjoy free flow beer and soft drinks too – it sounds like the perfect night.
Mungkorn is the best food and best fun you can have in 90 minutes!
13. Unlimited seafood under an incredible stardust ceiling – Laemgate
It’s another 90 minute feeding frenzy but this time it’s an a la carte experience. Choose from over 20 mouthwatering dishes whilst feasting on unlimited oysters and shrimp from just 555 Baht (Approximately USD $15.5)!
The interiors of Laemagate is as amazing as the seafood. The dancing ocean (or stardust gallery) ceiling display transforms the entire restaurant. It’s spectacular!
Plates are too boring for Laemgate, expect your oysters to be served in little carts and other quirky dishes.
The concept is unique and comes with unlimited seafood dishes, cooked to order in a sophisticated, classy setting.
Don’t forget your 90 minutes – time flies when you are having fun!
Contact: +66 80 000 4444, +66 84 959 5959 Address: SJ Infinite One Business Complex Rd, 349 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. Coordinate here Nearest station: Mo Chit BTS Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday 11.30am-1pm, 1.30pm to 3pm, 5.30pm-7pm, 7.30pm-9pm (Close on Tuesday) Price: 555 Baht (Approximately USD $15.5)
So what are you waiting for? Bangkok is full of amazing seafood restaurants that you just have to try! (Who could resist the incredible giant shrimps as big as an arm!!)
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My name is Kim Wilson, I'm 27 and appear to be having a quarter life crisis. I gave up my job as a legal costs draftsman and negotiator in March 2013 and since then have spent all of my hard earned mortgage deposit travelling the world. I love visiting new places, meeting new people, trying different food and have no intention of returning to the office life anytime soon!