New York is commonly referred to as ‘the city that never sleeps’ but one could argue that Bangkok is equally deserving of this title. Pre-Covid, while international travels were still operating as per normal, Bangkok was the most visited city in the world for three years in a row, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities reports.
Food and culture are the top reasons why foreign and local tourists keep coming back to the Big Mango. In this regard, Bangkok has proven itself to be the epicentre of the finest culinary creations that Thailand has to offer, boasting some of the best dining destinations in all of Asia offering a vibrant city life with venues and activities around the clock.
Magnified by gastronomy tourism, Bangkok’s late night dining scene has grown to a much more indulging experience to keep up the pace with the city’s bustling night life. We have gathered the list of the best late-night restaurants in Bangkok you wouldn’t want to miss!
This restaurant inside the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G has originated from the famous Los Angeles enterprise and offers premium quality burgers. They have won the battle of the “Great American Burger Competition” in Thailand three times, making them worthy of their claim as the best American-style burger in Bangkok.
Their mostly recommended option from their menu is ’Number One’ which comes with caramelised onion, bacon strips, arugula, Prelibato Gorgonzola, and a smooth thousand island dressing to perfect the dish. For those who love to make their own burger, you can also customise your own meal from the bun up to your preferred add-ons.
Bourbon Street, located close to Ekkamai BTS, specialises in Southern American Soul Food classic from places like New Orleans and Louisiana. This type of food is designed to fill your stomach and nourish your soul, and the standards speak for themselves. If you’re a lover of wrack ribs, burgers and jambalaya then this is the place for you. It’s also a great place to meet local expats, as it’s certainly a favourite of the American community in particular. The restaurant is open between 7am and 1am daily.
Margarita Storm is predominately a cali-mex restaurant, but their menu varies to suit all tastes. Their partnership with Sunrise Tacos dictates the majority of their Mexican-style dishes, including tacos, enchiladas and fajita wraps. They also offer burgers, steaks, fish and chips and American breakfasts. You’ll find the prices to be very reasonable and portion sizes to be excellent. The restaurant is open 24 hours-a-day and 7 days-a-week
Daniel Thaiger have seen their popularity soar over the last few years with food trucks hosted on a temporary basis throughout the city. They’ve found a permanent home alongside Brew on Sukhumvit 11 as a haven for drinkers in the area to line their stomachs or to chase away that impending hangover. Their burgers are considered by many as one of the best available in Bangkok. The restaurant is open between 11am and 2am, 7 days-a-week.
V8 Diner is more than just a late-night eatery, it’s decor sends you head-first into a 1950s American Diner. It’s certainly one of the most insta-worthy entries on the list, popular with bloggers and tourists from around the world. Their menu includes American classic staples, like Chilli Cheese Dogs and Meatball Subs, but you can also pick up burgers, pizzas and pasta or even a couple of local Thai dishes. The restaurant is open between 12pm and 6am daily.
Amritsr is the only completely Indian cuisine on our list and who doesn’t love a late night curry or kebab after a night on the town. This eatery offers anything Indian that you can think of including high-quality mutton dishes, kebabs and curries, all expertly prepared using traditional Indian cooking techniques. If you’re struck by the craving for some late night curry, this restaurant’s doors are open from 9am to 4am, 7 days-a-week.
Bawarchi is one of Bangkok’s most-popular Indian experiences, they have 6 outputs around the city and they stake their claim as the regions most well-known and prestigious Indian chain. They offer a whole range of Indian delights on their menu, including curries, kebabs, meat rolls and finger foods. Their restaurants offer a high-class and relaxed vibe. We’ve listed the address of their Sukhumvit Soi 3 store as it is open latest, 10am to 6am 7 days-a-week, but others around the city still open until the early hours.
Little Italy makes up our sole all Italian inclusion on the list with a real focus on affordability without compromising on quality. The eatery has a great location across from Exchange Tower near BTS Asoke. It offers a whole host of Italian dishes including a massive range of pastas and pizzas, as well as steaks, lasagne and calzones. The restaurant is open for 24 hours-a-day and 7-days-a-week.
Ramen Tei, Thaniya
Ramen Tei is one of the city’s most-loved Japanese restaurant chains, specialising in ramen bowls. You’ll find the traditional practice of eating on the floor here along with a whole host of other staples of the nation’s cuisine. This establishment is well-priced and specifically tailored to offer after-drinks meals to the areas revellers. This particular branch on Thaniya is open from 11am to 2am, 7 days-a-week
Shakariki 432 is another popular chain of Japanese restaurants and their Thonglor location has been tailored to suit the area’s nature, as a trendy late night drinking destination for the city’s most-wealthy. It is specifically an Izakaya style restaurant from the Osaka region of Japan, offering things like ramen and sushi rolls as well as finger snacks like Takoyaki and Kushikatsu. Their Thonglor outpost opens from 11am – 7am, 7 days-a-week.
Hobak is located in the heart of Sukumvit 12’s Korea Town and is a hit with locals and tourists alike. It is a family friendly environment with rustic industrial decor, that offers a wide range of hot pots, barbecue and sides, including kimchi pancakes and tteokbokki for very competitive prices. The restaurant is open between 9am to 6am, seven days-a-week.
Mr Pizza is a unique submission to our list, given that it is predominately a pizza restaurant, you would think it would be in the Italian section. However, Mr. Pizza is a Korean chain that offers a region spin on traditional pizzas and they also offer pastas, hot bowls and kimchi dishes. The restaurant is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and is located in the popular THE STREET Ratchada mall.
Sunrise Tacos is probably Bangkok’s biggest Mexican food chain with over ten locations in and around the city centre. They offer all things Mexican, like tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, steak and rice dishes, and nachos, asada fries and more. You will find prices to be reasonable and excellent quality dishes prepared fresh while you wait, even in their 24-hour location on Sukhumvit Soi 1, our recommended outlet.
55 Pochana is a long-standing establishment in the city with an excellent reputation for Thai/Chinese stir fry dishes. It’s located a short walk from BTS Thonglor and it is one of the most cost-effective listings in our article, with dishes from B80 for wonderfully tasty local dishes. The restaurant is open from 6:30pm until 4am on Friday and Saturday and 6:30pm until 3:30am Monday to Thursday.
Go Ang Pratunam
Go Ang Pratunam has been serving the people of Bangkok for over 50-years and they have been featured in the 2020 Michelin Guide. Their dishes are all centered around chicken and rice. The flavoursome rice is cooked in chicken oil to compliment the flavour of the chicken and they also offer a tasty double-boiled soup. The restaurant is open from 5am to 2pm and then 5pm to 2am, 7 days-a-week.
Thipsamai is simple but effective. The restaurant specialises in Pad Thai dishes and is widely regarded as having the best Pad Thai in the world. You can expect round-the-clock queues to get a taste of their coveted recipes. They offer the dish with various different meats and also some vegetarian options. The restaurant is open between 5pm and 1am 7 days-a-week.
Took Lae Dee
Tok Lae Dee is a chain restaurant that offers a range of local Thai cuisines at a very competitive price. The restaurant uses all fresh ingredients and it’s layout means you can sit at the bar and watch the chefs expertly prepare your meal as you wait. Their most popular branch is housed inside the Foodland supermarket on Sukhumvit Soi 16, and they stay open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.