8 Places To Eat At In Phra Nakhon After Visiting The Grand Palace And Wat Arun

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The Phra Nakhon area in Bangkok is the perfect spot to head to for a day trip to experience the rich and gorgeous culture of Thailand. History buffs and photographers will love how the place is packed with historical monuments and temples such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho.

A tiring day of exploring also means that it is crucial for one to suss out some good eateries in the vicinity to refuel yourselves. With that, here are 8 places that we recommend you check out during your adventures in Phra Nakhon!

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For wholesome and legitimate Thai food, you definitely need to add AMA to your list of must-try eateries in Bangkok. Aside from the impeccable service and hospitality, the restaurant dishes out authentic Thai fare at wallet-friendly prices. If you’re spoilt for choice, we recommend getting their Pad Thai and Mango Sticky Rice!

270 272 Maha Rat Road
Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 84 716 8185
Daily: 11am – 5.15pm

Krua Apson


Krua Apsorn rose to fame when a member of the Thai Royal family mentioned that he loved the food here. The restaurant has been consistently dishing out scrumptious Thai fare for years and it is an eatery that only locals and foodies in-the-know head to. We highly recommend that you get the Signature Stir-Fried Crab In Curry Powder as well as their Omelet with Crab.

169 Dinso Road
Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 80 550 0310
Mon to Sat: 10.30am – 8pm

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Tucked away amongst the temples and historical monuments is Tang Heng Kee, an unpretentious restaurant that serves affordable yet authentic Thai food. Diners adore their Tom Yum Koong, Pad Thai and Coconut Ice Cream! The owners speak both English and Chinese as well, so communicating with them is pretty convenient too.

302 Maharaj Road, Phra Nakhon
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 222 7072



Located just a short walk away from the famous Wat Arun and the Grand Palace, The Sixth is a cosy and hip little cafe that is run by a young couple. They specialise in wholesome and soulful Thai food which include the likes of Tom Yum Koong, Phad Thai and Thai Green Curry.

The Sixth’s quirky and homely decor gives the entire place a very relaxed and chill atmosphere. While the place only has five tables and is perpetually crowded, we promise you that the experience here is well worth the wait.

Maha Rat Road
Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
Khet Phra Nakhon
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 64 316 6890
Mon to Sat: 10.30am – 5pm
(Closed on Sundays)

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This hole-in-the-wall street restaurant specialises in roast duck. They’ve been in the business for over 70-years and is very popular with the locals. Aside from their ambrosial plates of duck rice and noodles, they are also popular for their coffee and toasted bread with orange kaya, both of which are very good for breakfast.

Dinso Road
Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 224 4554
Daily: 8am – 7.30pm



Located on the outskirts of Chinatown, Thipsamai has been around since 1966 and the store is constantly flooded with both tourists and locals. Many dub it as the best Phad Thai in Bangkok and honestly, we can see why it is such a hot favourite amongst both the locals and tourists. Pair your Pad Thai along with some of their famous orange juice as well!

313 315 Maha Chai Road
Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 226 6666
Daily: 5pm – 2am

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If you’ve watched Netflix’s “Street Food” you probably would have heard of the legendary Raan Jay Fai, a woman in her 70s who cooks all her dishes wearing her iconic oversized goggles. With a Michelin Star under her belt, it is no surprise that Raan Jay Fai sees never-ending snaking long queues that sometimes do not even guarantee you a chance to try her food.

The food here is definitely on the pricier side, but that doesn’t stop people from joining the lines just to have a quick sample of what she has to offer.

327 Maha Chai Road
Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 92 724 9633



If you aren’t feeling the queues at Raan Jay Fai and Thipsamai, you should pop by the less famous but just as good Yen Ta Fo, where they serve up authentic and wholesome bowls of the Thai version of Yong Tau Fu. Each bowl features springy noodles and an assortment of ingredients doused in a pink-hued soup that gets its colour from fermented soybean paste.

256 Maha Chai Road
Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 92 817 4200
Tue to Sun: 6pm – 2am
Mon: 6pm – 12am