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Soul Food Mahanakorn

#95 of 9,287 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Thong Lor & Ekamai
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56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thong Lor), Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 2 714 7708
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Phuket, Thailand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are three places on Thonglor that I rotate in and out of, and this is one of them. SFM is the glitziest of the three, but have never had a bad meal here, everything I tried I liked. Usually here for lunch, love the khao soi. If you're looking for a "nicer" venue with authentic BKK food, this is... More 

Thank GregInPhuket
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My group of 6 friends were taken here by a friend who recently moved to Thailand and the food was unbelievable. It was like the chef figured out how to perfect all the major Thai dishes with a bit of a modern twist. The Eggplant Salad and Duck Eggs are must!

Thank mvida84
Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to love this place, considering the glowing review/suggestion I got from a friend of mine. The thing is it was pretty much OK and nothing more. Thailand is a tough place to stick out, and unfortunately this place doesn't. I would say that its biggest draw is the look and feel of the place. It's much more... More 

Thank CandyCritic
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at Soul Food and it was good but couldn't say it was memorable. Massaman curry was good but the meat was very greasy. Same goes for the fried chicken with red curry. Cocktails are around 200-250 Baht, same is wine. For 1 cocktail, 2 mains and a salad we paid 1200 Baht which is very high for the... More 

1 Thank evasegatin
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

So amazing we went here twice in one week! Two of my absolute favorites were Yom Hua Plee (banana leaf salad, recommended) and fried chicken and coconut waffle with red curry! Add some soul punch for another layer of great flavor and uniqueness. Also worth noting was Southern Thai Samosas and Fish in a Leaf, seabass stuffed with lemon grass... More 

1 Thank designer2T
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

No reservations so we were seated at the bar on the second floor. It's actually just stools facing a wall. Not a bar. Ac doesn't really reach here as much as the main room so took awhile to cool down after the walk to the restaurant. Tried the ribs, pad thai, and fried chicken on waffle. Chicken and ribs were... More 

Thank Michael N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

If you never tried the Khao Soi in this place, you have to do it immediately! I ate this delicious dish in the beef version and now is one of my favourite food in Bangkok. Hard to believe I drank a well-made Negroni! The staff are gentle and smiling. The place is little small and noise but ok.

Thank Valerio M
Cannock, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I found this restaurant by looking online for restaurants in this area. Not a large restaurant but very pleasant surroundings, possibly difficult to find. The Thai/Western menu was a little restricted but everything on it looked special. The food was not a disappointment, excellent fayre followed by cocktails made for a lovely evening. Also excellent staff. Will definitely go again... More 

Thank AndrewA4401
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

By far, one of the best cafe/bistro I have eaten with local food. Owned by an American but run by locals The Massamam Lamb Curry, Spicy Fired Chicken with Waffle, Tamarind Spare Ribs was one of my choices Price is reasonable.

Thank Officially_Sanjay
Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This has been a staple in Bangkok but sadly last time the food was not up to scratch. Happy to say the meal we ate was back to being fantastic.

Thank FrankCaden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thong Lor), Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Thong Lor & Ekamai
  • Neighbourhood: Thong Lor & Ekamai
  • Phone Number: +66 2 714 7708

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Thong Lor & Ekamai

Neighbourhood Profile
Thong Lor & Ekamai
Known as Bangkok’s hippest neighbourhood, Thong Lor and Ekamai is where the city's well-dressed and well-heeled spend their nights sipping cocktails in hidden speakeasies and posh restaurants. Live it up in one of Thong Lor's extravagant clubs and be prepared to brush shoulders with a Thai celebrity or two. While great for a night out, the area is nothing short of interesting during the daytime, either. Expect a mix of savvy coffee shops, pop-up bars and loads of vintage stores, brought to you by hip locals with eyes for design.
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