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“Probably cheapest place to eat in Bangkok. ”

Pier 21 Food Terminal
Ranked #82 of 10,831 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
Montreal, Canada
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“Probably cheapest place to eat in Bangkok. ”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Bangkok with my fiance for a week and on day 3 overheard someone talking about pier 21. It is on the 5th floor of the terminal 21 mall(on skytrain at Station Asok) you just go get a card at the front or back kiosk and fill it with a much money as you want then you visit any of the food stalls and buy very cheap food in a clean environment. They have all the classic Thai dishes. Dishes are a bit on the small side but on the other hand for 60-70 baht you get to try 2 different dishes versus a single dish if you were to buy street food. We kept coming back for super for the next 3 days after discovering it. They also have great fruit smoothies for cheaper than anywhere we've seen in Bangkok. My fiance loved the papaya and mango salad. Just see where the lines are longer and you'll know what's best!

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“Ample food selection at reasonable price”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The selection of food was fantastic. We visited the place 3 times and tried different dishes. Our favourite is the mango with sticky rice. You have to pay for a top up card and provide the vendors with it to deduct the amount.
Seld service but plenty of sitting area.

Visited February 2014
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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Fast, Cheap, and a Great Variety”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Terminal 21 Food Court off Sukhumvit Road gets a big plus for convenience, variety, and quick execution. It's a great introduction to Thailand's popular dishes that often found at street stalls and reflects the prices as well (30 to 50 baht per entree). It cost our family of five a total of 360 baht ($12 USD) for six shared dishes and five mango smoothies. That's less than $2.50 USD a person!

There are stands serving papaya salad, noodle dishes, curries, vegetable stir fries, fresh smoothies, and slow cooked meat served over rice. And this is only a handful of the options!

Make sure to load a plastic card at the front counter with some cash, then make your rounds through the dozens of food stations. It is straightforward: stand in line, order, watch food being made, pay using the card, and happily accept the meal. Any money left on the card can be given as a refund at the original counter.

  • Visited March 2014
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“delicious and cheap food”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

this food terminal is a great place to have Thai-food. prices are around 40-50 THB. there are many kitchens which offer different kinds of dishes. buy a creditcard at the counter and then choose your meal. Terminal 21 is directly located at BTS Asok/ MRT Sukhumvit. foodcourt on level 5. you will enjoy it . avoid the time between 12.01pm and 1.00 pm . the most busy time and difficult to find a seat.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Best Bangkok food court in Terminal 21 Mall”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Surprisingly more affordable than the food court at MBK. Same system as many other food courts, fill up a card with cash, use the card, then refund the card for any remaining cash.

Mango sticky rice, coconut blended ice, pork noodle soup in an intense broth, etc. You can't go wrong in this food court.

Visited March 2014
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