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Krua Apsorn

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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

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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
We'll be back!

We first saw this local cafe featured on a Thai food programme last year. There are actually four branches of Krua Apsorn in Bangkok. We went to the original in Samsen Road (still presided over by the indomitable Aunty Daeng) just up from the national library and the Disna Road branch, about a two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We first saw this local cafe featured on a Thai food programme last year. There are actually four branches of Krua Apsorn in Bangkok. We went to the original in Samsen Road (still presided over by the indomitable Aunty Daeng) just up from the national library and the Disna Road branch, about a two minute walk from the Democracy Monument.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Not saying this isn't a good thing, because spice really brings out the flavor in food. However Thai people love spice, and because this restaurant is geared to locals, expect more spice than in the tourist restaurants. But we go to Thailand to eat as the locals do, so be prepared. Actually, the food was not so spicy that I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Simple and no-frills restaurant, which seems to be quite popular amongst local people. We went there because of the good references I got during a thai cooking class I attended the day before. None of the waitresses that serviced us spoke any english (and with this I mean very simple english knowledge that can be found almost in any food... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We got blown away by the food itself. Tasty, and the taste is to perfection. Just wonderful. Dont miss the Stir Fry Crab with curry powder which is their specialty. Also at the end of the meal order their famous Coconut Ice Cream. Will definitely visit the restaurant again. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We found Krua Apsorn because David Thompson (executive chef at nahm), recommends it in one of the Lonely Planet books. It's a short cab ride from Wat Pho and makes a nice lunch stop away from the crowds. As others have said, it's an unassuming restaurant—we were the only foreigners in the place and none of the staff spoke much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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