Jinda Thai Restaurant
High-quality and authentic Thai that's still reasonable on the wallet.
Bypass Victoria Street's seemingly endless spots for cheap eats and duck down one of the nearby alleyways and you'll come across Jinda Restaurant. Since opening in 2013, Jinda has gained a strong following. Sure, there are spots on the strip that cost less money, but the authentic, high-quality food on offer here makes this undoubtedly one of the best-value restaurants in the area.
There are all the classics that'll take you back to Patong Beach, but you shouldn't look past the Som Tum Soft Shell Crab ($17.90) or the traditional Hor Mok curry ($21.90), which showcases Grandma Jinda's recipe crafted from many years spent serving customers along Bangkok's canals.
The space has an industrial warehouse feel, with exposed brick walls, large windows, lanterns hung throughout and a mish-mash of furniture. Despite its enormous space, Jinda is full of hubbub pretty much every night of the week, with queues flowing out the door, so get down early or book in advance.