The best restaurants in Sukhothai are a treat for foodies and hungry travelers wanting to try regional specialties and traditional Thai dishes. Restaurants include relaxed Thai eateries, longstanding noodle joints, and traveller-friendly spots with vegetarian options and English-speaking menus and staff. 

    Although Sukhothai is famous for its historical ruins, the town is also renowned for kuaytiaw Sukhothai – a spicy noodle dish with roasted pork and green beans. Thai travelers flock to Sukhothai every weekend and national vacation to tuck into this delicious soup – and so should you! Ready to discover the best restaurants in Sukhothai? Read through our suggestions below.

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    Jae Hae Sukhothai Noodles

    A longstanding spot for Sukhothai’s famous local noodle

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    Jae Hae Sukhothai Noodles is a famous family-run roadside restaurant popular for its kuaytiaw Sukhothai, Sukhothai's own specialty noodle dish. You know a restaurant is good when it's always packed with locals and domestic travelers, and Jae Hae is such a place. The spicy dish comes with thin rice noodles called sen lek, slices of roasted pork, sliced green beans, and herbs.

    Almost every restaurant in town serves this meaty dish. But Jae Hae’s variation is extra tasty as the soup is cooked in pork bones – no soup stock or flavoring added. There is no English menu, but the staff will assume you've come for their famous dish. 

    Location: Moo.12, Jarodvithithong Road 6/10 Bankluay Mueang, Sukhothai 64000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)5 561 1901

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    Mi Klang Krung

    Come for the noodles, stay for the traditional desserts

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    From the outside, Mi Krang Krung looks like a typical Thai restaurant. But step through the door, and the beautiful decor will immediately transportation you to an older time. There are Thai antiques to admire at every turn, including old lanterns, ancient ceramic Sangkhalok lawn bowling, and pottery. Even the staff are dressed in traditional Sukhothai Thai attire.

    The menu at Mi Krang Krung may be small, but it includes excellent noodle dishes and Thai desserts at great prices. Standouts include pad thai, rice with shrimp paste and dry Sukhothai-style noodles. Many locals say dry Sukhothai noodles are tastier than the soup version as they retain the roasted pork's crunchiness. Plus, you can play around with the flavors as it's served unmixed.

    Location: Thani, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)5 562 1882

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    Ta Puy Noodle

    Serving traditional local Sukhothai dishes since 1955

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    Ta Puy Noodle is a well-established eatery frequented by locals and domestic travelers looking for a delicious bowl of authentic Thai noodle dishes. The most popular item to order is kuaytiaw Sukhothai, a spicy soup consisting of thin rice noodles, slices of BBQ pork, green beans, and various herbs. The menu also lists a variety of Thai food, fresh coffee, and desserts. 

    Ta Puy Noodle is about 2 km southwest of the Sukhotai Bus Terminal. Ask for a table in the air-conditioned zone to make your meal more enjoyable.

    Location: Ban Kluai, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)8 4686 8928

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    Sinvana Restaurant

    Delicious traditional Thai food at reasonable prices

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    Sinvana Restaurant is a large, clean and well-run eatery in Sukhothai. It's set in a semi-outdoor space surrounded by lush plants and ambient lighting. On the menu, you can find a wide variety of traditional Thai food, including vegetarian options. Save room for homemade coconut ice cream and a cup of coffee.

    The staff are friendly, and the service is fast. If the restaurant isn’t busy, you can sometimes be served within 5 minutes of ordering. Sinvana Restaurant is close to the historical park in Old Sukhothai and is easy to reach by bicycle.

    Location: 583 Moo 3, Jarodwithithong Road, Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)9 1840 4546

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    Poo Restaurant

    Authentic Thai food and atmosphere

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    Poo Restaurant is a welcoming eatery in New Sukhothai. It's known for serving large portions of traditional home-cooked-style Thai food and Western staples at fantastic prices. Menu highlights include pad thai (stir-fried noodles), phanaeng (red Thai curry), and Sukhothai noodle soup. Vegetarian dishes are also available. Free Wi-Fi and great coffee, as well as ice-cold Belgian and Asian beers, round out the experience.

    The restaurant has an air-conditioned room with large windows, making it a great lunch spot when the midday heat becomes unbearable or when you're in the mood for some cocktails in a cool environment. Don't forget to write a message on the wall before you leave.

    Location: Jarot Withithong 24/3, Sukhothai 64000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)9 3197 4070

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    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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