Even if you will find a number of restaurants and cafes suitable for all tastes at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), keep in mind that once you walk into the airport the food can be really pricey if compared to outside restaurants. What if you want to eat cheap street food? Look for the food court at Bangkok Airport!
If you are on a budget and want to eat Thai Food, eating at the food court might be the best option for you and your wallet.
The food court at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is called “Magic Food Point”. This food court is set in canteen style and is small by regular standards. The food court operates with the coupon system for payments that keeps things simple. You buy a coupon at the entrance from the cashier and go directly to choose your food from various stalls. If you won’t spend all the money, you can get a refund of the balance from your coupon.
Bangkok Airport’s food court has many Thai Food dishes for you to try such as Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Green Curry, Fried Rice with Shrimp, salad, noodles, smoothies as well as Chinese and Vietnamese food. Ordering here is easy as menus are in English.
We wouldn’t say that this food court offers the best food but it’s cheap as you pay normal Thai price here.
We ordered Chicken Rice (Khao Man Gai) for only 35 baht. The dish was simple but delicious.
Another dish we tried was Fried Shrimps in Curry Powder topped with fried egg for 65 baht and it was really good.
Beverages cost 10-15 Baht.
Popular Restaurants at Magic Food Point
One of the most popular restaurants at Magic Food Point between tourists is IM-AROI Fish Noodle. It’s not surprising as they are offering Tom Yum with shrimps and Pad Thai, two of the most iconic Thai food dishes. Tom Yum Goong Soup with Noodles here costs 70/100 THB (depending on the size of the portion) and Pad Thai with Shrimps costs 70/80 THB that is a very reasonable price for such a dish. They also offer Tom Yum Noodle Soup with Fish, Hainanese Rice with Soft Boiled Fish, as well as rice and noodle with steamed chicken.
Zeed Zaad restaurant is another highlight of the food court at Suvarnabhumi Airport. A wide variety of Som Tam or Spicy Papaya Salad is sold here and not surprisingly many locals choose this restaurant as Som Tam is by far the most popular salad dish in Thailand.
You can order Spicy Papaya Salad plain, with fermented fish, with salted crab, with dried shrimps, with rice vermicelli, with fried chicken skin or with crispy pork. Som Tam with crispy pork is one of our favorites so the last time we gave it a try here and it cost us 60 THB.
Not only Som Tam is offered at Zeed Zaad as you can also choose Spicy Minced Pork Salad, Spicy Mixed Mango Salad, Spicy Mixed Fruit Salad, Fried Catfish Salad, Spicy Pork Liver Salad, Bamboo Shoot Salad and many more. Definitely a place to visit if you like salad and can eat spicy food!
Khao Ka Moo or Tender Pork Leg Meat with Rice is another popular Thai street food dish. Several variations of this dish are offered by Chula Pork Leg restaurant at Magic Food Point. Depending on the extra ingredients chosen (can be boiled egg, other kinds of pork), the dish costs from 40 THB to 100 THB.
Suvarnabhumi Airport’s food court is the place where you can find many different kinds of noodle and rice dishes.
Noodle Garden offers roasted duck, roasted crispy pork, barbecued pork and dark sauced chicken with rice or noodle for 60-70 THB. Set menu of rice/noodle dish with pork wonton soup will cost you 90 THB.
Thai Noodle restaurant offers Noodle Soup with Fish Balls, Yen Tao Foo Noodle Soup (pink one), Tom Yum Noodle Soup with Pork and few other dishes for 50-70 THB.
If your time at Bangkok Airport is very limited and you can’t wait long for made to order food, head to this restaurant named in Thai only.
They offer various pre-cooked dishes on top of steamed rice.
Rice with 1 topping costs 40 THB, rice with 2 toppings costs 50 THB, and rice with 3 toppings costs 60 THB.
Daily 24 hours
The food court is located on the 1st floor at the Gate 8 of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
Detailed information about other facilities at the airport can be found here: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
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