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Fancy restaurants, cafés, noodle shops and international food chains line the streets around Silom Road. It is another popular neighborhood in Bangkok for eating out and there are enough places for cheap meals. For authentic Japanese food at reasonable prices, pop into one of the many eateries on Soi Thaniya. The Lalai Sap Market has some affordable seafood stalls. Nevertheless, the Bang Rak area in Silom defines the melting pot of Bangkok's cuisine with various ethnic eateries here including Thai, Chinese, Indian and Muslim (Halal) cuisines.

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Street food in Silom by eric molina

Prachak Restaurant (budget)
1415 Charoen Krung Rd (BTS Saphan Taksin or Sathorn Pier, diagonally across Robinson). Opening: daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Small restaurant that has managed to become famous by word of mouth. The owner is currently the fourth generation running this restaurant that is more than one hundred years old! No fancy banners or even an English sign, just good food that is well known with the locals. Ordering is no problem as the menus have pictures shown.

Shin Emon (budget)
56 Soi Thaniya (BTS Sala Daeng, one soi down from the main Soi Thaniya towards Rama IV Road).
This Japanese restaurant specialises in Japanese curry rice dishes, which is really delicious. Other popular Japanese dishes include tamako udon and ramen. The restaurant is basically one lengthy bar where the guests sit next to each other waiting for their food to be served.

Noodle soup restaurant in Silom by eric molina

Queen of Curry (mid-range)
49 Charoen Krung Soi 50 (BTS Saphan Taksin or Sathorn Pier). Opening: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Known as one of the best restaurants in Bangkok for curry dishes but don't expect grandeur or expensive bills. This modest restaurant lacks any appearance but customers rave about the food here and truly the queen of curries. With great service for a small price, this restaurant is a true gem, though more and more foreigners seem to know about it. You must try the green chicken curry, or pick one of the recommendations from the menu.

Red Plnn (mid-range)
120/20 Soi Pramote 3 (BTS Surasak, walk about 200 metres into Maha Sak Rd, then take a right into the first small street on the right). Opening: daily from a.m. 11:00 to 10:00 p.m.
This restaurant prepares pleasant meals from around the world including North European prepared
in the home cooking style. They also have private rooms for around 1,100 baht a night.

Souvlaki (mid-range)
114/14 Silom Soi 4 (BTS Sala Daeng, before Telephone Pub). Opening: daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
One of the few Greek restaurants in Bangkok. This Mediterranean restaurant serves some reasonably good food including a somewhat odd shaped souvlaki and lots of ouzo.

Eat Me Restaurant (splurge)
1/6 Phiphat Soi 2 (BTS Sala Daeng). Opening: daily from 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
A cosmopolitan restaurant well-known among visitors in Silom. This restaurant has a slick modern design and their menu is eclectic with something for everyone. Expect some of the best and freshest fusion dishes in Bangkok.

Naj (splurge)
42 Convent Rd (BTS Sala Daeng). Opening: daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Luxury restaurant with a traditional Thai atmosphere and beautiful decorations. The restaurant is housed in a building that once belonged to an aristocratic family and dates back to the era of King Rama V. They have modern Thai and Thai-inspired dishes, which you can dine either inside or in the garden.
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