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“Very enjoyable meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ban Khun Mae Restaurant

Ban Khun Mae Restaurant
458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road | Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Pathumwan)
(662)250-1952-3
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Ranked #504 of 8,056 Restaurants in Bangkok
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Pathumwan
Calgary, Canada
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“Very enjoyable meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I have relatively little experience with south Asian food compared to the home address' of some of the recent reviewers that have panned this restaurant. From my novice foreign perspective based on 2 weeks dining in Phuket I would have to say that I found the food to be very good and reasonably priced.

At least 2/3 of the diner's appeared to be locals so I do not think this place should be considered a tourist trap. The musician playing the traditional music was a nice touch.

The whole fried and spiced Grouper and both Sticky rice mango and coconut dessert were exceptional.

I will go back on my next Bangkok Visit

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Touristy but tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Been here twice and have always enjoyed my experience. Yes, it's touristy and you can certainly find cheaper food elsewhere in Thailand. But it is easy to find, the staff are friendly, atmosphere is warm and the food is actually very good, so I'm a happy camper. I would recommend the prawn in red sauce, tom yam koong, fish with ginger.

If you're in Bangkok for a short time and don't want to spend too much time researching where to go and eat, come here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A sad, touristy place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We tried this place based on good reviews here on Trip Advisor, but our experience was very disappointing. The setting is trying to capture old Bangkok, but just comes off being old. The food was bland. A saving grace was the entertainer - a woman playing a stringed Thai instrument. On balance, give it a pass.

Visited January 2013
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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“Nice meals.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Restaurant in centre city, with nice Thai food. Staff is friendly and very quick.
Meals are good, nice food, not that spiced, and portioned well.
Sphere is warm, beer is cold. Do you want more?

Visited January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pricey Thai Food for Tourists”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I was brought here to try the food. The location is easy to find, just opposite the Novotel Siam Square hotel.

It is a old building with nice ambience. The restaurant is always crowded during lunch & dinner, mostly tourists.

Food is of decent quality - some better than others. I'll recommend this place if you are new to Bangkok/Thai food and/or you aren't adventurous. But if you are game, I prefer to explore other street food places or local restaurants that won't burn your pocket.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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