True to its namesake, Somtum makes ten different kinds of the classic spicy salad, including one with cucumber instead of papaya. They also have other delicious spicy salads, including a few with different kinds of mushrooms. And they serve Isaan style sausage, crispy snakehead fish, and other dishes typical of the region. Get a few to share.
The restaurant occupies a former house, like many of the bars and restaurants in Ari. It’s definitely cozy here. All the tables outside are repurposed Singer sewing tables, and the foliage grows thick in the garden and on the terrace. Orchids thrive in planters hanging from the surrounding trees outside and the ceilings inside — very calming.
Address: Soi Ari 3 about 25 meters down from Soi Ari (Phahon Yothin 7)