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Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Thailand

Destination(s): Bangkok

Cheap dining in Thailand is not only the best way to beat your hunger with affordable and generous meals, but also a great occasion for interacting with the locals and learning more about their culture. The large portions of fresh and locally sourced produce draw the people from the community to these places on a daily basis, so the smartest thing tourists can do is join them for an authentic Thai culinary experience. Menus are expansive and cover all ranges from vegetarian to seafood, and most restaurants have an English menu with pictures of the dishes. However, if they don't, one of the best things to do is ask for the most popular dish or just pick the one that sounds the weirdest - you are in for a guaranteed culinary pleasure. There are even some great spots to eat Japanese and Chinese (like the Rung Reung) or the unique Crepes & Co., an excellent location for swet treats in Bangkok. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Thailand

Beirut

Beirut

  • Sukhumvit Soi 2, Phloen Chit Center, basement
  • Khlong Toey
  • Bangkok, 10110

Don't shun the basement location. This "down to earth" place is popular with foreigners and Thai alike. Located in Phloen Chit Center Tower, Beirut brings the best Lebanese fare in the city with the usual hummus and falafel but also a variety of meat combos. read more about Beirut

Crepes & Co.

Crepes & Co.

  • 18/1 Soi 12, Sukhumvit Road
  • tel:+66 (0)2 653 3990 / +66 (0)2 653 3991
  • Visit website
  • Bangkok, 10110
Suda

Suda

  • 6-6/1 Soi 14, Sukhumvit Road
  • tel:+66 2 229 4518
  • Bangkok, 10110

This corner restaurant is a good economical choice, popular with a mix of foreigners and locals. The expansive, but strictly Thai menu shows English names and photos and so makes Suda a good place to explore the cuisine a bit. The quality of the recipes isn't earthshattering but it isn't bad either and the restaurant has a loyal fan base. Bright orange plastic chairs spill out onto the walk and tables fill up quickly at night. Beer is served as is whiskey, but only the Thai version. The assorted bottles stored around the joint are actually left there by customers who come back regularly to keep working on them. Suda's convenient location just off Sukhumvit Road under the Asoke SkyTrain station doesn't hurt either. read more about Suda

Rung Reung

Rung Reung

  • Sukhumvit Soi 26
  • tel:0-2258-6746
  • Bangkok

Known best by locals and some savvy Japanese and Chinese travelers, Rung Reung is a very popular noodle shop occupying two side-by-side open-air buildings just off Sukhumvit Road. At peak times staff operate as an assembly line near the sidewalk as they fill orders for six different kinds of noodles (including ramen-style, glass, rice noodles and a special giamee noodle). Crispy pork and fish skin and a few local iced drinks are also served. Customers fill up the tables which spill onto the walk, while clients on the go might pull up in cars and wait for carry-out orders in plastic bags. Peanut allergy people need to be careful as the non-soup mix at least has crumbled nuts. There is no sign in English so see the photos for this listing or simply head one block away from Sukhumvit on Soi 26 and Rung Reung occupies the two places at the first corner on the right.
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Tein Sieng Taiwanese Vegetarian Restaurant

Tein Sieng Taiwanese Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Phra Pok Klao
  • tel:053-206056
  • Chiang Mai

Food is always fresh. Large portions for the price of only 20b for rice and two veggie items from the buffet.  You can have lunch here for under 40b easy.  They cook various dishes throughout the day.  Soy khao soi is quite delicious.  Many locals and tourists pop in regularly.  This is a well known place to many locals.  Some vegetarian restaurants in Chiang Mai buy their ingredients from this store. 

Water provided and it is drinkable. 
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Peppermint Coffee House

Peppermint Coffee House

  • 1/1 Soi 5, Rachadamnoen Rd
  • tel:53-326539
  • Chiang Mai

Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere, clean facilities, friendly staff and wifi!  Hidden away from the main street of the Sunday Night Market, this is a nice get away if you are looking for a place to chill where you can have a variety of selection for food and drinks with some wifi. 
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Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

  • 26/1 2 Huay Kaew Road
  • tel:+66 53 21 3812
  • Chiang Mai, 50000
Acqua Restaurant

Acqua Restaurant

  • 324/15 Prabaramee Road
  • Kalim Bay
  • tel:+66 76 618 127
  • Visit website
  • Phuket
Safari Club & Disco

Safari Club & Disco

  • 28 Siriat Road
  • Patong Hill
  • tel:+66 76 34 0310
  • Phuket, 83150
Dalat (Le)

Dalat (Le)

  • 47/1 Sukhumvit Soi 23
  • tel:+66 2 260 1849 / +66 2 258 4192
  • Bangkok, 10110

The Vietnamese restaurant Le Dalat is another of many dining establishments set in former residences. The surrounding greenery makes for a barrier between the high-energy city and the peaceful environs of both indoor and outdoor settings. Le Dalat doesn't offer an expansive menu, but rather focuses on a modest list of delicious Vietnamese specialties. Some of the notable items include Goi Ca (raw fish marinated with fresh lime juice) and the Hanoi-style Cha Ca Thang Long (fried fish with dill). read more about Dalat (Le)