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Krua Apsorn

#152 of 8,264 Restaurants in Bangkok
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Samsen Road (north of National Library), Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 241 8528
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food spoiled by poor service

Small cafe serving generally very good Thai food. Tom yam was best we had in Bangkok and we had some very interesting broad bean and mushroom dishes. The signature crab dish was a bit underwhelming for the price and the crab omelette was notable for the lack of crab. As other reviewers have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Small cafe serving generally very good Thai food. Tom yam was best we had in Bangkok and we had some very interesting broad bean and mushroom dishes. The signature crab dish was a bit underwhelming for the price and the crab omelette was notable for the lack of crab. As other reviewers have mentioned, the service was very poor and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The food is nice, but the portion is too small for me. My order came quite fast, but I saw the man next to me wasn't. He ordered before me, and until I half finished my meal, his meal was just arrived.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We ordered 2 pad thai with shrimp and two desserts. It took around one hour until the pad thai was ready although there wasn't too many visitors. Service was very bored and they played all the time on their mobile phones without ever looking to the customers. The pad thai was good although a small portion. But we have eaten... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food was amongst the best we tasted in Thailand. I highly recommend the stir-fried crab in curry powder, and the shrimps and lotus shoots in sour yellow curry. The prices were also very reasonable, with our meal costing less than USD10 per person. The service was a bit patchy. As other reviewers have mentioned, the staff have limited English... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

You don't need to go to fancy looking places to get great food in Thailand and this place proves that. It's basically a little cafe but the food is very tasty and so cheap! We picked this from our Lonely Planet book as we were nearby but soon realised it had been featured on Hairy Bikers... and quite a few... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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25 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the best meals we had in our travels in Thailand. We had no problems with service or delays as mentioned by other reviewers.The staff don't speak much English but they do have an English menu with photos. Everything was yummy and it was not expensive. It was easy to find, on the Samsen Rd just north of the... More 

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Liverpool, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent food, authentic and tasty. Dont expect fancy surroundings though. Simple restaurant with quick service.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food was absolutely divine, if we ever go back to Thailand we'll definitely eat here again. Only visited by locals and hard to find but absolutely worth it.

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a disappointing experience! The crab in curry powder was not very warm, neither was the rice. We had the idea that the crab curry was pre-cooked as it only took a few minutes to serve the dish. The pad thai gung was really dry and cold too. We didn't dare to eat the shrimps. The fried mushrooms were just... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We found this restaurant by accident. I have a theory when travelling to look for the busiest restaurants where the local people are eating, At 12, there was a queue out the door, so we joined it. It was some of the best food I had in Thailand, with a special mention of the crab curry which was out of... 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
Monday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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