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Krua Apsorn

#184 of 8,475 Restaurants in Bangkok
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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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  • 83
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    Very good
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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
Amazing Curry powder Crab

I have dined at Krua Apsorn twice and the Curry Powder Crab is a stand out. Every dish that we ordered was great including the Crab omelette, Crab with Yellow Chili and crispy pork. All delicious. A must while in Bangkok.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The concierge of our hotel knows that we're absolute foodies - and recommended this restaurant to us. He told us how good it is... So we took the BTS for 6 stations and a taxi for 30 minutes to reach the restaurant, expectations were sky rocking. The atmosphere was as expected, like a waiting room in a railway station. Perfect,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Finally back in Bangkok after a few years of absence, I was craving for some quality local food. So having read a number of great reviews by a few foodies I trust, we decided to experience it myself. In addition to the highly recommended Curry powder crab, crab omelet, and fried mackerel in mango salad, we also ordered the tom... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have dined at Krua Apsorn twice and the Curry Powder Crab is a stand out. Every dish that we ordered was great including the Crab omelette, Crab with Yellow Chili and crispy pork. All delicious. A must while in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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Helsinki, Finland
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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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Austin, Texas
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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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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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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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