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25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
66-2-2822031
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night
Description: lively and lovely house-turn-to-restaurant near the famous food stall in...
lively and lovely house-turn-to-restaurant near the famous food stall in kao sarn area. you can sit down and have the best freshly brewed coffee with ABF or have tasty Thai dishes with coolest yet cheapest local beer and meet interesting people all over the world here. we even have free wifi for those who choose to stay up-to-date. also checkout grandma, the owner, she always has good suggestions for you!
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place to Stop !

Cute little spot on Rambutri (sp?) Terrace! It looks very unsuspecting and small compared to some of the other restaurants along this road, but their food and fruit shakes are amazing (I highly recommend Gai Pad Kra Paw) !! Service was a little dodgy but overall I had a great meal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
RayshellMariah
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Cute little spot on Rambutri (sp?) Terrace! It looks very unsuspecting and small compared to some of the other restaurants along this road, but their food and fruit shakes are amazing (I highly recommend Gai Pad Kra Paw) !! Service was a little dodgy but overall I had a great meal!

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Gecko Bar after visiting Bangkok at least twice a year for the last 15 years is still my favorite bar near the Khao San road area. People giving poor ratings to this place don't seem to understand that part of the charm of this little bar-restaurant are it's sometimes slow service, rickety chairs and tables and the toilet that you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great place if you are in tourist area of Bangkok; I was staying at a Hostel near by and went to this cafe pretty much every day. Their prices are best in area, for a tourist place. It's not overprices, and they have something for everyone - from coffee, breakfast to Asian food, sandwiches and Beer's too. It's the kind... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Gecko is a good place to sit and enjoy a cocktail while people watching. The prices are inexpensive, but be prepared to wait a while to get served.

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Seoul, South Korea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place. They have good hours, a cheap menu, pleasant staff who don't rush you, great free WiFi, and a wonderful atmosphere. One of the best in the vicinity for backpackers.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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428 reviews 428 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

It has some charm as it feels like it was once a local bar which has now been taken over by those looking for some cheap eats and a beer at whatever-o-clock. Food coming out looked fine and our breakfast dishes were uncomplainable if a little average. I don't think the staff are uninterested and rude, they're just going about... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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196 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not much different from all the others on this road (maybe a bit dodgier as the other reviews have said but not much!) but it is a great place to people watch, either walking by or eating in the little restaurant across (great street food in there and cheap!).

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Barcelona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Gecko bar is situated on a road filled with other bars and shopping stands, yet it remains quiet and relaxing. Time seems to stand still here. The service is really nice and efficient, obviously Thailand style, very laid back, staff chilling next to your table eating their food or smoking cigarettes when it's not busy, but I love this vibe,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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769 reviews 769 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Normally, I would probably rate this kind of place with only one or two stars. The staff are often rude and unfriendly. The food is mediocre. The place is grungy and unkempt. The seating is all out in the open (90% of which seems to always be positioned toward the adjacent soi, allowing clients to sit and people-watch). But, for... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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218 reviews 218 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Same dodgy place. Same dodgy people. Good food at at slightly elevated price Best cheshew chicken in the ates. A landmark still can sit and watch life pass you by

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
  • Phone Number: 66-2-2822031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2
  • Cuisine: American, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

lively and lovely house-turn-to-restaurant near the famous food stall in kao sarn area. you can sit down and have the best freshly brewed coffee with ABF or have tasty Thai dishes with coolest yet cheapest local beer and meet interesting people all over the world here. we even have free wifi for those who choose to stay up-to-date. also checkout grandma, the owner, she always has good suggestions for you!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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