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Som Tam Nua

$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Bangkok
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392/14 Soi Siam Square 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 81 257 5384
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

meals were edible. I had much better som tam in other places. terrible staffs with bad services but they charge u service fee (written on ur bill) they must learn what customer service is.

Thank HL201702
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheerful casual eatery with a young crowd. Overall the food was good although the portion of glass noodle salad and raw papaya salads were on the small side. We tried the sticky rice with basil chicken and the non-spicy crispy fish which were very good. Staff were friendly and tried to be helpful.

Thank Linnc83
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

i was recommended by my friend which told me this restaurant is good for Lunch and dinner , when i was in Thailand last month December 2016 I went with my family to the restaurant and l found that he is telling the true . The food is delicious The shop is just walking distance from Siam BTR ,easy to... More 

Thank samuel W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I live in Thailand and eat Thai food everyday. Som tam nua used to be a reasonable choice for a quick meal around siam area. However, quality and service have been going downhill recently, and today the pork in the moo nam tok (which we usually enjoy) had a terribly strong gas/parafin/kerosene taste. We tried to point this out to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by some friends. On my first visit, I was ushered into a packed restaurant, and ordered their papaya salad or somtum, fried chicken wings, woonsen or bean thread noodle salad. Their wings are truly delectable. Tasty, crispy yet juicy. On my second visit with out of town visiting friends. the food again was consistent. Yet,... More 

Thank TokyoNeo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Seen long queue before. So, decided to try this place. Not really Thai restaurant serving traditional Thai food as expected. More Like a salad bar. Many mango salads n sausages. Sticky rice is OK. More for young people n salads lovers. Price is reasonable but I prefer real Thai restaurant.

Thank GohYH93
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best food ate in Bangkok. The restaurant are usually pack and will need to queue. Must order the papaya salad and fried chicken. And also to order the stick rice to eat with the dish. Definitely will come back again when visit bangkok.

Thank Boon Kiat N
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Love the food here. Be prepared to wait as there is usually a queue during peak hours and portions can be a little small. Recommend the fried fish, fried chicken and som tam. The non-spicy fried fish is really good. You can eat almost the entire fish including the bones as it's fried until crispy but the size of the... More 

Thank Eugene O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite of Thais and tours. The prices are very low and the food is delicious. It's a very busy restaurant with lots of wait staff but be prepared to wait. And realize it's worth the wait

Thank John F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great tasting food. Dishes are small enough to order a few, have a look around the other tables to gauge portion sizes. Desserts are good too.

Thank KenHT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 392/14 Soi Siam Square 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Siam
  • Neighbourhood: Siam
  • Phone Number: +66 81 257 5384

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Take some of Asia’s biggest malls, hundreds of street-side vendors and a dozen of posh hotels and you’ll have Siam - Bangkok’s commercial district that will make any shopper’s heart beat faster. From cheap electronics and wholesale goods in MBK to designer handbags in Siam Paragon, you’re almost guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in one of Siam’s many malls. Take a break from the commercial craze and visit the beautiful Jim Thompson house or the state-of-the-art Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre to recharge.
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