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Krua Apsorn

#221 of 8,369 Restaurants in Bangkok
#236 of 9,493 Places to Eat in Bangkok
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Neighborhood:
Dusit
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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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 115
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Authentic Thai food, reasonable price but little English spoken. Free wifi but no usable password given.

Reasonably priced authentic Thai food - Thom yam kung, miang kam, mango fish, etc. However, very little English is spoken although a menu with English translation is available. Staff not very attentive and although free wifi is supposedly available, the password given was useless.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lean23
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Kuantan
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Kuantan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced authentic Thai food - Thom yam kung, miang kam, mango fish, etc. However, very little English is spoken although a menu with English translation is available. Staff not very attentive and although free wifi is supposedly available, the password given was useless.

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Thank lean23
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was featured on a TV show so we decided that we would try it once we were in Bangkok. We didn't check the reviews but reading through them now, it's interesting to see that they are very mixed. I wonder if the chef has recently changed or the regular staff were away when we went because the food... More 

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Thank Jabsy123
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to eat here after reading so many great reviews. Walking in I was struck by the disconnect between the street style basic kitchen and the Kansas City grandmother's dining room. Oh well, let's try it? Staff dropped menu in front of me, not feeling very welcome already. Pretty limited menu for what you see at most... More 

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1 Thank Tommy S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to leave a poor review for such a popular place, but our experience here put a crummy period at the end of an otherwise great day. The service was horrible. No need to go into detail, but they genuinely seemed like they didn't want us there. The food was fine. Very spicy, but also very heavy on fish... More 

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1 Thank Matthew Y
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Much already written about the food. This is supposedly "the" place for those in the know. Went there past 2pm and we were one of three tables filled :-) Food is good though the flavours a little mild. Loved the crab omelette and Tom Yum Goong. Mussels were less than fresh. But there is only so much two people can... More 

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Sydney
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

After more then 10 visits to Bangkok, finally found a great local Thai restaurant. Food was great, great tone out of tourist trap. Restaurant slight out of the way, but well worth the adventure. This is the sort of restaurant that I asked my Thai friends to take me. It's all food, not location, or decor etc.... Just enough English... More 

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Vevey
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We went to is restaurant at the recommendation of friends. Hesitant at first because it seems out of the way, we were glad that we went. Firstly a caution, restaurant closes at 8pm and last order is at 7:30, sharp! So don't be tardy. When we arrived, we were the only non locals, always a great sign. The menu was... More 

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Thank emilchua
Singapore
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We knew it was authentic when we saw that only Thais dined there and it was packed. The curry powder crab and crab omelette were delish. The Thai flower dish is an acquired taste. Understand that the owner used to cook for the royal family. Will be back.

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Thank Lauraid
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The three of us went for a late lunch and had the Crab Curry, Tom Yung Goon, Fried Rice with Crab and Thai Fish Cakes. We were asked if we like spice and we said we wanted it authentic and wanted it spicy if that is how it is served. We all like heat and taste. All the dishes were... More 

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Thank Jtg764
Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I ordered food there back home after seeing positive reviews on other websites. I do like the crab omelette and would recommend it to others. However, stir-fried pork with Karen's chilli paste was too bland ( Karen's chilli is known to be one of the most spicy kind so I expected more) and the crab cakes were normal, too. Overall,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Staying in Dusit

Neighborhood Profile
Dusit
When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.