Where to eat on Khao San Road?

by Kirsty on December 1, 2011

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Living right next to Khao San we always seem to end up here whether it’s for a massage, a night out or some good food, unfortunately not everything on this lovely street is so nice to eat.

Everyone has heard of Pad Thai but the Pad Thai vendors on KSR usually consist of salty noodles fried with random shit and plonked on a plate… we’ve had a it a couple of times and always almost immediately regret it, especially when there are so many nice places to eat in the area.

Our particular favourite is Ranee’s!

Ranee’s

Never heard of it? I’m not even sure how we did to be honest.

Ranee’s is tucked away down an alleyway running parallel to KSR and I’m yet to see it being advertised anywhere and yet somehow it’s often very busy. Word of mouth clearly is the best advertising you can get.

The food is great, yummy Thai dishes, all for under a 100 baht, pastas and pizzas to die for and some of the best freshly baked bread you’ll come across in Bangkok. I think my favourite has to be the Greco pizza, spinach, mozzarella and feta – delicious!

But it’s not just about the food the garden like setting creates a great relaxed backpacker style atmosphere that is popular with just about anyone and the best bit it won’t break your budget either!

I’ve lost count of how may times we’ve been to this place and just about everyone we know loves it as well, what more convincing do you need?

Check it out (They only seem to have a FB Page)

Address: 77 Trok Mayom

all opinions are our own – in fact we love this place so much they don’t even know we’re writing this!!

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Update:

Since we left Bangkok Ranee’s has closed and re-opened again. It can now be found just 60m further along the same alley at:

15 Trok Mayom Chakkraphong Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10200.

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Kieu ~ GQ trippin December 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

I’m definitely skipping the Pad Thai for that Greco pizza, spinach, mozzarella and feta. G will just have to scrape off the feta. (He’s not a fan). Haha. We’ll gladly take all the recs you’ve got. Heading there this April on our upcoming rtw. I can’t wait to eat! Thanks for the great find.

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Poi December 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

I don’t blame him I can’t stand that pizza but Kirsty seems to love it!

The rustica is my favourite, I think I have it every time I go (which is a lot)

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Sarah December 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

I’m SO sad I missed this place on my last trip to Bangkok!

And you’re right, the food on Khao San is seriously lacking….

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Poi December 6, 2011 at 8:21 am

Compared to the rest of Bangkok Khao San street food is awful but there are some gems like this place about!

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Bobbi Lee Hitchon December 1, 2011 at 11:24 am

I wish I had read this before I visited. We looked for good restaurants a few nights and usually just ended up eating street food, which was fine because street food is amazing in Thailand, but would’ve been nice to have a few nights at this place!! Hopefully I’ll head back soon and check it out.

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Poi December 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

Luckily we got introduced to this place very early on although it does mean we end up going here too much rather than trying out other places but it’s just that good!

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Satu December 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Ooohh, that must be the place with those great curries… I love that place!

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Poi December 6, 2011 at 8:23 am

Could well be the place – I’ll have to try the curries and let you know…

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Globetrottergirls December 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

That pizza sounds delicious! Maybe you guys can take us there when we’re back in Bangkok at the beginning of next month? 😉

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Poi December 6, 2011 at 8:23 am

It’s a date!

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures December 2, 2011 at 5:35 am

Sounds SO yummy!

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Poi December 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

Tastes very yummy as well 🙂

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Shaun December 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm

That’s awesome! I love finding little jewels like that. Good food makes us sooooooooo happy!

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Poi December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

It’s surprising how much a good meal can make you feel better! Probably why we go here so much, don’t want to be disappointed somewhere else…

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

I’ve ate here before and I agree it’s quite the find 🙂

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Poi December 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

Nice to have someone who’s visited as well and agrees!

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Traveling Ted December 12, 2011 at 4:07 am

Thanks for the tip. I will have to check this place out next time.

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Poi December 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

You’re in for a treat!

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Rod Martin January 6, 2012 at 4:20 am

Will try next time. Most of our evening meals are at Penthai in Rambuttri St. Always fresh seafood at a good price (100Bt for squid or crab or king prawns) often need to wait for a table and definitely no frills always good food

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Poi January 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Cheers – Kirsty is not a big fan of sea food, but do also eat on Rambuttri a bit too mainly a super cheap street food place or a cool chill out bar that I have no clue the name of!

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cebu food guide August 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

No convincing needed here. When I backpack Thailand, Ill be looking forward to visiting that place. Thanks!

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Agness October 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

We have actually been there once, but we ordered some fruit smoothies :). Damn, now I kinda regret not having Greco pizza, spinach, mozzarella and feta!!!!

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