Pad Thai Thip Samai
The queue outside will probably give you a clue about how good the pad thai is here. This place is always busy, and at peak times you have to wait over an hour for a table. Do not just walk past though, the food is worth the wait! The pad thai comes wrapped in a delicate layer of omelette that breaks apart to reveal the steaming hot, delicious stir fry inside. If you are a fan of seafood then the prawn version is divine, or if you want to keep it simple then the veg version is highly recommended. Grab one of their fresh squeezed orange juices to top off a great meal.
Address: 313 - 315 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Baan Phadthai is a restaurant devoted to Thailand’s most famous noodle dish. While it is true that most travellers visiting Bangkok will enjoy a pad Thai – usually cooked in front of you in a wok as old as the person cooking it, the versions created at this converted shophouse close to Sapan Taksin BTS Station are a little more special. Because the original recipe is very simple, many pad Thai restaurants and street stalls add unique ingredients or condiments, there is nothing new about that.
But Baan Phadthai takes this simple delicious dish to the next level with high-quality ingredients and a few innovative variations such as Phad Thai Phoo (crab) or Phad Thai with Moo Yang, a traditional and extremely popular grilled pork, it is perfect for those who are allergic to seafood.
Address: 21-23 Charoen Krung 44, North Sathorn Bangkok, Thailand
Pad Thai Ar-Simp
Pad Thai Ar-Simp's menu boasts lots of different options. These include Pad Thai Wrapped in Egg, a unique Crispy Pork Pad Thai and their signature Pad Thai Ar-Simp served with quality seafood such as mussels, squid and shrimp. The Ar-Simp signature Pad Thai deserves a spot on this Best Pad Thai in Bangkok list.
Address: 183/7 Soi Phetchaburi 10, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand
Pad Thai Mae Am
Pad Thai Mae Am is a modest yet highly rated spot that is walking distance from Klong Toey MRT Station and right across the road from the huge fresh market. Specialising in only 2 noodle-based dishes (the second being kuay diow gai or thick rice noodles and chicken), Pad Thai Mae Am really brings things back to basics.
Seating comes in the form of miniature stools and the tired-looking walls are adorned with old photos and magazine clippings. The pad Thai recipe is just as old school (which can only be a good thing) with the noodles being prepared before with tamarind paste, palm sugar and fish sauce, and then given a re-fry to give them a classic pinkish colour.
Address: 5 2253/5 Rama IV Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
Hoi-Tod Chaw-Lae Restaurant
This restaurant not only serves delicious Hoy Tod, but its Pad Thai is something to write home about too. The slightly sweet Pad Thai itself is well-prepared, but what many people like most is the crispiness of their fried battered shrimp, which are of decent size and quality. They also serve a Pad Thai with mixed seafood (150 THB.) Prices here are a bit higher than what you usually pay for your Pad Thai, this is due to the location in high-so Thonglor.
Address: 25 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand