Restaurants in Bangkok open till late


late night sukiyaki
Images adapted from: @ozissara, @best48139331

If you’re someone who stays up late, you’ll know that one of the biggest struggles for night owls is when the late-night food cravings hit – be it for snacks or full-on main courses.

But don’t worry – Bangkok is a city that never sleeps, and it won’t let you go to bed with an empty stomach. Here are 10 restaurants and cafes that are open till late that will quell your nighttime hunger pangs. Some shops are even open 24h!


1. Jay Fai – one Michelin star seafood restaurant


jay fai
The iconic Ms. Jay Fai herself
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This famous food stall received one Michelin star back in 2018 for its delicious comfort food. But despite the spotlight, Jay Fai remains in a humble shophouse with a street-side cooking area that locals know and love.

Fun fact: The store even appeared on Netflix’s documentary, Street Food!

jay fai crab omelette
Crab Omelette
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The store is known for its seafood dishes, such as Crab Omelette (฿1,000, ~USD32) and Seafood Tom Yum (from ฿600, ~USD19). The former is a hearty omelette stuffed with succulent crab meat, while the soup is tangy and spicy with loads of fresh seafood like prawns, fish, mussels, and squid.

jay fai celebrity
Here she is with John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, and her mom!
Image credit: @jayfaibangkok

Ms. Jay Fai is quite a celebrity, so don’t forget to take a photo of her whipping up dishes with her signature goggles. And if you’re lucky enough to catch her when the shop isn’t too busy, you might be able to take a selfie with her. You can even keep up with her on Instagram

Jay Fai
Address: 327 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 1.30PM – 1.30AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from Sam Yot MRT
Telephone: +66-92-724-9633 


2. Go Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice –  authentic Hainanese food


If chicken rice is where your heart is at, then Go Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice is your go-to place. The restaurant has also been recognised by the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018 and 2019, so you know this late-night meal is going to be delish.

go ang pratunam

Their Hainanese Steamed Chicken Rice (Regular: ฿40 ~USD1.32 | Large: ฿60 ~USD1.98) is a must-order item. The dish comes with slices of soft steamed chicken atop a bed of broth-cooked rice that is super flavourful on its own. Don’t forget to drizzle the savoury and spicy sauce all over your meal before digging in. 

Read our full review on Go Ang Pratunam here:

Go Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice
Address: 960-962 Petchburi Soi 30, Phetchaburi Tat Mai Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 6AM-2PM | 5PM-2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 15 minutes from Chid Lom BTS
Telephone: +66-61-656-9659, +66-2-252-6325
Website


3. Ramen Tei – ramen shop in Silom


Most ramen shops we see situated in shopping malls really early, so this place is a godsend if your cravings hit after midnight. Ramen Tei offers a variety of ramen dishes and is open till 2am. 

ramen tei
Customers can see the food being cooked in an open kitchen
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The restaurant is situated near Silom, a famous nightlife area, so you can make a quick stop and fuel up here before hitting the club.

ramen tei food
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Try their Miso Misokara Ramen (฿270, ~USD9), which is made of fermented soy and chilli paste in pork-bone broth. This makes the soup really flavourful with a little bit of spice. The soft ramen noodles are accompanied by thin slices of pork, corn, chives, and a soft-boiled egg.  

While waiting for the main course, munch on some Gyoza (฿130, ~USD4), crispy dumplings stuffed with minced pork, cabbage, and ginger.

Also, check out this 24/7 ramen store in Bangkok:

Ramen Tei
Address: 23/8-9 Thaniya Rd, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 11AM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 5 minutes from Sala Daeng BTS
Telephone: +66-2-234-8082
Website


4. Shabeebee Roti-Cha – halal restaurant in city centre


Shabeebee Roti-Cha
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Situated in the heart of Bangkok, Shabeebee Roti-Cha has been serving delicious halal dishes, both sweet and savoury. This is a great pitstop whether you’re in the mood for a light snack or a big meal.

If you’re looking for something to fill you up, get the Shabeebee Set (฿240, ~USD7.91) which includes rice or naan, 2 curries of your choice, fried chicken or beef, salad, watermelon, and tea.

They offer also offer both Indian and Thai curries, like Green Curry like korma. All are available with chicken or beef.

Shabeebee Roti-Cha food
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If you want something sweet, go for their Crispy Roti with 2 Dips (From ฿99, ~USD3). Here are some of the dips you can choose from:

  • Condensed milk
  • Chocolate
  • Marmalade
  • Caramel
  • Strawberry jam

Shabeebee Roti-Cha
Address: 22, Chula Alley 12, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 10AM – 3AM | Fri: 11AM – 4AM | Sat: 10AM – 4AM | Sun: 10AM – 3AM
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from National Stadium BTS
Telephone: +66-99-359-5979
Website


5. Jeh O Chula – XXL Tom Yum MAMA noodles


jeh o chula

Foodies in Bangkok are no strangers to Jeh O Chula, which is famous for its giant Tom Yum soup with MAMA noodles. Known as the MAMA OHO (from ฿120, ~USD$4)  it is only available after 11pm. 

We recommend going straight for the MAMA OHO with Full Toppings (฿250, ~USD8) that comes with tender prawns, squid, crispy pork, meatballs, and eggs. Yum!

jeh o chula pork

While you’re here, order their Crispy Pork (from ฿100 ~USD3.30)

Read our full review on Jeh O Chula here:

Jeh O Chula
Address: 113, Jarat Mueng Alley, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 5.30PM–1AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 15 minutes from National Stadium BTS
Telephone: +66-64-118-5888
Website


6. Suki Tee Noi Buffet – sukiyaki buffet open till 5am


Suki Tee Noi Buffet
Image credit: @ozissara

Ever been in bed, only to dream of having a buffet feast in the middle of the night? Well,  Suki Tee Noi Buffet makes that dream into a reality, offering sukiyaki buffet that is open till 5am!

Only at ฿199 (~USD6) per person, you will get to fill your hot pot with beef, pork, chicken, and seafood items like prawns, mussels, and squid. 

Suki Tee Noi Buffet trays
Don’t forget to build a tray tower – show ‘em who’s boss!
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Also, you don’t have to walk around to get the food because they will be carried to you by the staff. 

Do note that there is a 1.5-hour time limit per meal. Check out other outlets here.

Suki Tee Noi Buffet
Address: 2, Alley 59, Lat Phrao Wanghin Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
Opening Hours: 12PM – 5AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 20 minutes from Lat Phrao MRT
Telephone: +66-80-929-9991
Website


7. Jae Daeng Thai-Esan – Northeastern cuisine


For folks with steel stomachs, head straight to Jae Daeng Thai-Esan for some Esan cuisine, that’s known for packing a fiery punch. 

Note: Esan refers to Northeastern Thai cuisine.

Jae Daeng Thai-Esan
Image credit: @termsit

We recommend ordering Som Tum Pu Pla Ra (฿60, ~USD2), a cold salad consisting of shredded papaya, tomatoes, and dried chillies mixed with pickled crabs, Thai anchovies, and lime juice. You will get spicy, tangy, and savoury flavours all in one bite.

Pair the som tum with some protein like Grilled Prawns (฿250, ~USD8) or tender Grilled Pork (฿90, ~USD3) – pork shoulder marinated in pepper and soy sauce.  

Jae Daeng Thai-Esan
Address: 386 Phetchaburi Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 5PM – 3AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 5 minutes from Ratchathewi BTS
Telephone: +66-81-550-9989
Website


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8. Ouankingpetch – grilled buns for less than $1


Ouankingpetch
Image credit: อ้วนกิ่งเพชร ขนมปังปิ้ง นมสด

Ouankingpetch, which started off as a little food cart 50-years ago, still serves its yummy grilled bread with many toppings to choose from.

The toast is grilled on a charcoal stove, which gives it a nice smoky flavour. This also makes sure the bread is crispy on the outside and warm and fluffy on the inside.

Ouankingpetch bread
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There are tons of toppings such as strawberry jam, marmalade, honey, condensed milk, and chocolate. Out of all flavours, we recommend the stall’s homemade Thai pandan custard, a smooth, aromatic spread similar to kaya.

The buns start from just ฿25 (~USD0.83) per piece. 

Ouankingpetch
Address: 234 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from Ratchathewi BTS
Telephone: +66-2-215-8522
Website


9. Let’s Say Cafe – free board games


Let’s Say Cafe does not only offer tasty munchies 24/7, but is also home to a cool collection of board games that you can play with your buddies at any time of the day. 

Let’s Say Cafe games
Board games are free of charge, just order food and have fun!
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While trying to beat your friends at a game, warm your tummy up with some buttery Omelette Rice with Shrimp (฿100, ~USD3.30) or, if you prefer, with bacon (฿90, ~USD3) instead.

Let’s Say Cafe food
Image credit: @kunginwonderfoods, @lets_say_cafe

Get an Iced Cocoa (฿80, ~USD2.60) or Fresh Milk (฿70 ~USD2.30) to wash it all down.

Let’s Say Cafe
Address: 440, 19-20 Soi Ratchawithi 3, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from Victory Monument BTS
Telephone: +66-2-245-6134
Website


10. Wake Up Coffee – kakigori and bingsu


wake up coffee
Image credit: WAKE UP COFFEE Thailand

Situated in major cities across Thailand, Wake Up Coffee serves drinks and desserts like bingsu, cake, and toast.  

Here, you can get fun drinks like Peppermint Coffee Latte (฿109, ~USD3.60), an iced milk coffee with refreshing mint syrup, or Cocoa Lava (฿80 ~USD2.65) – chilled milk with thick, chewy chocolate syrup.

mango baby snow
Mango Baby Snow
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As for desserts, get the mini bingsus in a cup, like Mango Baby Snow (From ฿70, ~USD2.30), a cup of shaved ice topped with bite-sized pieces of mango topped with sweet condensed milk. There also are other flavours like orange, watermelon, and brownie.

If the mini version can’t satisfy your appetite, then go with a regular-sized bingsu (from ฿189, ~USD6.25).

Check out all their outlets here.

Let’s Say Cafe
Address: 90 Rama I Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 24 hours, Daily
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from National Stadium BTS
Telephone: +66-83-789-3916
Website


Satisfy your late-night hunger pangs in BKK


Don’t starve yourself to sleep, especially when there is an arsenal of tasty food all around the city waiting for you to devour. Don’t forget to all your night owl friends for some late-night meals before hitting the sack!


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