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PRICE RANGE
$4 - $9
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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While other regional Thai cuisines are represented, Isan dishes from north-eastern Thailand dominate the menu at this cosy eatery in the busy Si Lom ne...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed May 3, 2020 via mobile

I visited here after i read all the positive reviews here and Google. Their service and food was good, but its taste is not like neither amazing nor excellent for me. it’s more like normal papaya salad.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

After me and my BF had a drink at a roof top bar, we decided to go get something to eat and literally stumbled upon this place. And wow! It was such a surprise and really really good food. We ordered 5 different things and...shared it. Everything was really spicy but so so good! If you are looking for traditional Thai-food & like spicy food you should definitely go here. Very affordable prices as well and good staff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant in a busy commercial area. Busy at times but well worth the wait. Had some really nice food here, I like the som tam Thai without the small prawns. Larb tort is a really nice spicy pork ball.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Tucked away in a little back street area. Expect to queue for 20-30 mins to get a table. Food was not worth the hype tbh. Wide selection of salads and fried meat. Price point was good but the taste was very average and bland. Dishes...didn’t have the spicy kick or sharp punch that you’d expect. If you are in search of decent local experience, this is not the place for you. Be warned this place is geared for tourists and not for local Thais. If you want a tourist farang friendly restaurant that serves northern cuisine then this is it. Find a lady on a kart along a back street selling and she will be selling far superior Isaan food than this.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant by accident. It is located next to Sala Daeng BTS. But the entrance is rather narrow, it is a small restaurant with upper floor sitting as well. We order the signature som tum with crispy catfish flake, it was delicious. Followed...by the spicy pork soup and the steamed fish, the soup was tasty, and the steamed fish was meaty and fresh.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

Traditional north Thai food. Good taste 👍🏻 Remember try the somtum, which is little different. 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

I found this restaurant by chance as I stayed nearby in my first visit to Bangkok, and didn't realize they have a Michelin star. Of course it then made sense that they do after getting quite impressed with how delicious their salads were. The chefs...and servers working there were also very upbeat and friendly. Really a place worth visiting if you're a foodie!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

Foods great here and staff are friendly. Place is small but cozy. We came early for lunch and so we were lucky to get tables.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

Visited Somtum Der whilst on a short visit to Bangkok. We had lovely traditional Thai food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is small and cosy with attentive staff and quick service.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Went there for dinner what we ate was nice enough although we would have liked a few more chicken options It's clean its air conditioned, the staff are friendly we had 3 main dishes and a soup. 1 beer and 2 soda 750 baht. It...was just a little bit lackingMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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They have but very limited choices. Papaya salad is one of them. I dont recall anything else in vegetarian
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Yes, Somtum Der, Sala Daeng offers takeout services.

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Somtum Der, Sala Daeng is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4