Indian Food in the Khao San Road AreaKirsty Turner
There are a wide variety of Indian restaurants around Khaosan Road, all offering a different atmosphere and dining experience. Here is a selection of those available.
The Indian Spice is located at 30 Soi Rambutri, next to King’s Fashion Tailors. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed with authentic Hindi music played in the background.
The specials include sheesha pipes, where two people can puff for an hour for 200 baht, including a free drink. There are a lot of vegetarian and meat dishes to choose from and the banana lassi is sweet and creamy.
Situated in the center of Khaosan Road, you can’t miss the tasteful neon palm trees outside Taste of India. Inside, the restaurant is very stylishly decorated and this is a good place for couples and families. The window seats are a must as they allow you to look out on the activity of Khaosan Road.
Another great feature of this restaurant is that they offer a delivery service, for when you just can’t make it out of the guesthouse. The owner – Vikas – is very friendly and happy to explain the menu over the phone. Call 081 8101744
Solo diners will feel particularly at home at Rainbow Restaurant, opposite Khaosan Road. Not only is the service friendly and quick, but ther is a large TV mounted on the wall showing Western movies to keep you company. Portionsd are large and the curries are rich and thick. There are even tables outside on the street so that you can stare out lovingly at Khaosan Road.
Red is the colour is Spicy Affair, situated at 235 Soi Rambutri, parallel to Khaosan Road. This sleek hole in the wall feels like something out of Arabian Nights, complete with wizened men smoking sheesha pipes at the back. The hostess is pretty hot too. Call 081 3149307 or 081 173383
Opposite Spicy Affair, Masala India Restaurant provides an entirely Indian experience. Whilst not as stylishly decorated, the family feel and delicious food make this an enjoyable eatery.
‘Taan cow hi arroy na’ – enjoy your food.