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Krua Apsorn

#231 of 7,663 Restaurants in Bangkok
#260 of 9,050 Places to Eat in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Samsen Road (north of National Library), Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 241 8528
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Crab Curry

I was in the area so I stopped in for lunch any tried the crab curry. Very tasty with large chunks of crab, but surprisingly mild.By far the least spicy Thai curry that I've ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I was in the area so I stopped in for lunch any tried the crab curry. Very tasty with large chunks of crab, but surprisingly mild.By far the least spicy Thai curry that I've ever had.

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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wondering why my mom always go the this restaurant, It is just a few mins by walking from my house to Krua absorn. The food, of course they are nice as same as the other restaurant I know. If you have no choice while walking in that area and are starving it's fine choice.

Thank Tong P
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It's not easy to find this place cos this restaurant is in old town unless you are visiting Vimanmek Place or Dusit Place. For us it about half an hour to find this place. It just same row with National Library and next to Pier Serpent. MUST try their famous dishes: "Stir Fried Crab with Curry Powder", "Deep Fried King... More 

Thank BettyLN
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A Thai Chef recommended this restaurant, and we are glad we followed the advice. We dropped in late, the closed sign was already up, but since we still saw people at the tables we walked in and politely asked if we could still eat. Although the kitchen was already closed, the cook was asked to make a last order for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant has received numerous accolades from various foreign newspapers, including The Guardian, and the local Bangkok Post. It us often cited as a "Top Pick" or must visit restaurant. The interior is simple, the service quick and unpretentious, and the food superb Tasty, fresh, spicy and authentic. Prices are very reasonable. If you want to sample Thai food at... More 

Thank Stephen P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A lot has been written about Krua Apsorn (which is not easy to locate) but there are many other restaurants who serve the same quality of food with much better pricing. While the quality was certainly good, it was'nt worth the effort going out of our way for this. Very basis seating area with totally disinterested servers.

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KL, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit even though it's a little out of the way. The crab meat dished out in yellow curry was a standout as it came with jumbo size crab meats. Taste was pretty similar with other places' yellow curry powder crab meat dish. The tom yam with big head prawns were savory and definitely one... More 

Thank culrun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A simple restaurant with outstanding cuisine and real Thai ambience. The chili crab dish was exquisite as was just about everything else we ate. Top-notch, low-key.

Thank jchavezfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was left having to make a sixth choice from what looks to be a great menu. That was because my first five choices were unavailable. Two others in our four persons party suffered similarly, though they succeeded at their third choices. Yes, we arrived only an hour before advertised closing time, though they remained open well after that time.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Today we had chicken green curry, vegetables, boiled rice and fried fish. Food was great with real Thai flavours. Restaurant was packed and could hardly hear myself think with 100 customers talking like parrot. Good atmosphere and didn't have to wait too long to get fed. At one point there was a queue outside the door showing how popular this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Samsen Road (north of National Library), Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
  • Phone Number: +66 2 241 8528

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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