You don’t need to hop on a plane up north for good khao soi these days. Bangkok’s got you covered for classic dishes like sai oua, nam phrik, gaeng hung lay, and other Lanna fare. Regional Thai food doesn’t care about maps—and there’s always some overlap—but here’s a list of the best places to dig into Northern dishes. 
This top 10 includes picks from BK's Top Tables Awards at Anantara Siam Bangkok, sponsored by UOB, supported by alcohol partners Gulp, Campari, and TAP. View the full Top Tables 2023 list here.

Supanniga Eating Room 

For traditional flavors representing Thailand’s north and northeast regions, a classy yet casual vibe, and prices that don’t won’t hit your wallet too hard, hard-pressed to find a more successful mainstay than Supanniga, which hosts four branches (Thonglor, Sathorn 10, Tha Tien, river cruise). It’s the place to bring out-of-towners, co-workers, dates—basically, everyone who wants a taste of the north. The menu draws inspiration from the heritage of the owner, Khunyai Somsri, and dishes include moo cha muang, which is pork belly curry, a dish from the East, nahm phrik khai pu which is crab roe relish dipping sauce from the north, or their gaeng gi lek that’s a stew with beef or pork, coconut milk, and ki lek flowers. 

160/11, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 091-774-9808. Open daily 10am-10pm. 



Chiang Mai native Phattanat “May” Thongthong—runner-up in the first season of “Top Chef Thailand”— elevates Lanna cuisine in a lovingly renovated home off Rama VI Road. Her signature "Flavors of the North" menu delivers the pungent, earthy tastes the region is known for with some seriously upgraded ingredients. Think lobster nam prik ong (red chili dip), pork chashu khao soi, or grilled sticky bread with grilled field crab whipped with butter. She isn’t afraid to dabble in European flavors and techniques either.
114/3, Setsiri Rd., 092-295-1915. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm.



Occupying a colonial-style house with ample green space, this Lanna-focused fine-dining restaurant delivers authentic northern flavors and novel tastes. The menu features recipes from across the North (as you might have guessed from the name) given a fine-dining twist, most of them handed down by family members. There are dishes like khan toke, which is a traditional Thai Lanna ceremonial set up with multiple dishes featuring the likes of hang lay curry with beef cheek, bamboo shoots soup with puff ball mushrooms, mah kwan chili paste, and black pig from Chiang Rai. The khao soi selections are not your average khao soi—chicken, kurobuta pork, jumbo crab, A5 wagyu shank, and giant river prawns. It’s delicious and a staggeringly good value for this level of care. Recipes have been passed down through the owner’s family, swapping the usual curry powder with pulverized black cardamom. 

8, Sukhumvit Soi 33, 061-426-2642. Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-11pm.  

100 Mahaseth

Again, a pick doing both north and northeastern fare, this spot does from root to fruit and brains to balls. 100 Mahaseth has turned heads by transforming off-cuts and throwaway parts into exceptional, northern and northeastern-inspired dishes. Chef Chalee Kader and company source their ingredients from local farms and then make liberal use of techniques like pickling, smoking, and a dry-aging meat cabinet. Whether it’s beef tartare with a dash of bitter bile, bone marrow with perilla seeds, lemongrass and eggplant puree or smoked bamboo larb, the well-rounded flavors often surprise and always delight. 
100, Maha Set Rd. (Si Phraya), 02-235-0023. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-midnight.


Hom Duan

This popular northern Thai eatery in Ekkamai has been so successful that it even launched a location in Chiang Mai last year. Queues form at lunchtime for rows of homemade khao gaeng-style dishes, spicy sai oua (northern sausage), and khao soi gai, all of which are sold at extremely low prices. With brushed concrete floors, hanging ferns and metal lampshades, this is a cut above your average streetside diner.  
2, Soi Ekkamai Soi., 085-037-8916, Open Mon-Sat 8am-8pm


Ginger Farm Kitchen

This organic farm/restaurant delivers home-style, MSG-free Northern cooking to Bangkok, another well-known establishment born and raised in Chiang Mai. When it comes to their fresh veggies, they acquire their organic supply from farmers in Saraphi. Their menu is jam-packed with Northern Thai signatures, from their crab paste to their chicken khao soi, young jackfruit soup with pork belly, and their kanom jeen nam ngiaw.  
3/F 101 The Third Place. Sukhumvit Rd. Tel. 082-034-7576. Open daily 10am-10pm.


Maan Muang

Traditional Thai hardwood furniture and earthenware adorn the eating area beneath the elevated home—a proper trip up north. The crew also speaks a regional accent and is dressed in Northern Thai styles. The combination of northern ingredients and the bewildering assortment of meals are what really make it authentic. There's a self-serve fresh vegetable station with between thirty and forty different curries available every day, and they feature an inexpensive khao soi option with the option to have the noodles deep-fried. There’s also aeb pla which is a little packet of fish or meat with curry paste grilled in a banana leaf wrapper. They have a number of versions available, including one with pig brain if you’re feeling adventurous. 
Sammakorn Village, Ramkhamhaeng Rd., 02-729-6275. Open daily 9am-9pm.



Besides being Harry Style’s favorite restaurant in Bangkok. Gedhawa has been on our list of Northern Thai restaurants for as long as we can remember. In a setting that is reminiscent of Northern Thailand, this restaurant serves khao soi that is pleasantly light, pomelo salads that's refreshing, and home-style kua kae, which is stir-fried vegetables with chicken. They also have two Northern-style stews, their gaeng hed tod with mushrooms, cha-om leaf, coconut stems and chicken or their yum jin gai with roasted chicken and makwaen. This spot also serves northern curries. The restaurant is decorated with potted orchids, hanging tung (flags) and vibrant fabric typically used and found in the north, bright pink walls, and darkwood furniture.  

2, Taweewan Place Building, 78, 33 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-662- 0501. Open Mon-Sat 11am-2pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm. 


Krua Jiang Mai

With authentic recipes passed down from the Chiang Mai owner Chinnanan Sethachanan’s grandmother, you know this will be an authentic northern feast. There’s khao soi gai, housemade nam prik noom (green chili relish), and nam prik ong (chili, tomato and ground pork dip) on the menu. There are also rare dishes like khao ngiao jeen which is steamed rice with pork blood and herbs in banana leaves and their stir-fried pak chiangda, which is a northern vegetable with egg.  

125/24 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor). Tel. 02-019-6515. Open daily 11am-10pm.  



Kamkinsuk is a cute, minimally designed restaurant hidden near Petchawet Hospital. This Northern Thai restaurant offers a glimpse into the less familiar tastes of Phrae province. Here, you can taste Phrae specialties like chin nueng prik kha, beef steamed and then stir-fried with herbs and served with duck eggs, and seasonal dishes like Thai dressed salad with num pu (crab sauce). This is also a restaurant dedicated to laab, with a number of laab options, the owner’s mother makes laab chili paste and sends it to her from Phrae. 

2469, 7 New Petchaburi Rd., 097-196-4029, Open Wed-Mon 11:30am-8:30pm. 


Ongtong Khao Soi

Ongtong Khaosoi—with a small but sumptuous menu that includes chicken khao soi, homemade sausages, and crispy fried pork neck—come to Bangkok via Chiang Mai’s beloved Ong Tong noodle shop. The highlight khao soi gai comes with a creamy yet spicy soup and a tender chicken drumstick, while the khao soi haeng sai oua is a stir-fried version starring homemade northern-style sausages. Do also try the deliciously moist puu ong (a mash of grilled rice-field crabs’ eggs and egg).

21 Phahon Yothin Soi 7, Tel. 02-003-5254. Open daily 10:30am-8:30pm   



Chiang Mai’s famous Khao-So-i opened a branch in Silom earlier this year. Using techniques from Japanese noodle preparation such as ramen and udon, the goal is to increase khao soi's awareness to a worldwide audience and make the dish associated with other Thai cuisine mainstays. Egg noodles are prepared in two ways at this restaurant. The first variant is likely to be known to khao soi fans: the noodles are ladeled in a hot rich soup with a choice of meat. The second choice, fried braised noodles with the restaurant's secret sauce, is similar to stir-fried yakisoba. Another feature of Khao-So-i is its imported quality meat selection, which includes wagyu slices, fresh scallops, braised pig, and the classic chicken combination.  

4/2-3, Convent Rd., 062-591-3791, Open daily 10:30am-9pm (last order at 8:30pm).