Soi 38 – at home in a CBD laneway




Soi 38, 38 McIlwraith Place, Melbourne

Consider The Sauce has been happily following the Soi 38 handcarts around for a few years – see posts here and here.

So it’s a natural thing to rock up happily to the unofficial opening party of the permanent home for Soi 38 in the city.




Our pal and Thai food nut Andy and his mate Top have found a superb location – in a laneway between upper Little Collins and Bourke, the laneway also serving as access to a parking building.

It’s a gritty, funky retreat that suits these guys and their food to a tee.

And those handcarts have become part of the decor.




The boat noodles on hand are just as delicious as every other time we’ve had them.

The Soi 38 restaurant’s other offering – tom yum soup noodles – will have to wait for another day.




This place is highly recommended as a lunch spot for those who work in or are visiting the Spring Street end of the CBD!

Soi 38 bowls cost $10.

Open Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm.

See the “Just Opened” story in The Age – words by Consider The Sauce, photos by Nat Stockley.






8 thoughts on “Soi 38 – at home in a CBD laneway

  1. Great to read about quality Thai food.
    I like hearing about good Thai food as so many places have an average to poor sameness about their food and menus .
    Any other Thai recommendations. ?

    Thanks for CTS


  2. Love everything about the fit out… The condiment holders, the pic of the King, the flags, the tables, the shade of paint. Thailand to a T. The food will doubtless be great too… Have tried the Soi 38 boat noodles knee and was really impressed. Shame it’s a lengthy hike across the CBD from work or I’d be there every week 🙂


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