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“Above the rest!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bangkok City Restaurant

Bangkok City Restaurant
28 Park St, Buckeye Lake, OH 43025‎
740-928-3883
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Buckeye Lake
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Above the rest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been going to this pleasant restaurant for years. It is far the best around. The food is absolutely the best. I have tried other Thai food and can't seem to find the comfort that I find here. Molly and Danny are the sweetest owners and each time you go in they always greet you like it was just yesterday that they had the pleasure of seeing you.
Yes the inside is a little questionable but its clean and thats all that ciunts.
I'm hoping that they will be around for quite a long time because I have been going there for the last 25 years.

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Logan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and service, decor eeeeh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Take a jacket, it was cold inside. No credit cards, we did not see the sign on the door that said cash only because the person in front of us held the door open as we were going in! Be prepared to wait, food takes awhile but it's Fresh and yummy! If you can look past the tape all over the seats, poor exterior and interior finish, the food and the service make up for it!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buckeye Lake, Ohio
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Surprisingly good food in a small, out-of-the-way location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The head Chef/owner of Bangkok City, Sakda "Danny" Amornyard, previously was a top chef at a Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. His family has been in the restaurant business in Thailand for many generations, and he considers himself the "rookie" with nearly 50 years experience. OUTSTANDING food at a very reasonable price. He can and will cook to order, as several of his former patrons from Columbus still drive out to get his Steak Diane. This is the Thai food I love- not saturated in curry. They have several house specials, and a large menu of Thai and Chinese dishes. "Danny"'s lovely wife Malee "Molly" serves as hostess, and their children sometimes help out. I consider it one of the best, including Columbus, for Thai food; many others seem to agree as they make the drive from all over. You can get reservations, which are helpful during the summer months (this is a summer 'resort' area), particularly on the weekends. I have been a patron for over 20 years, and never had a bad meal. It's less than 2 miles off of I-70, on SR 79, about 25 miles East of Columbus; on your left as the road narrows from 4 to 2 lanes, at what formerly was the entrance to Buckeye Lake Amusement Park, now a State Park.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food, building not so impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have been going to Bangkok City for close to 20 years. They are in a small, plain block building right on the curve at the lake if you are coming in from the freeway. Look left and you'll see it.

The building is plain, the inside is not fancy and dimly lit. It give the appearance of not being clean, but that is not the case. I have never had an issue with cleanliness there. When they get very busy, the service can be slow.

However, the food is top notch. Whether you choose Thai food or the more traditional Asian stir-fry dishes, the food is freshly prepared and always tasty. A very good hot and sour soup, decent egg rolls. Very good Pad Thai.

The restaurant is family owned by Dan and Mali and they are sometimes the only employees, which is why service can slow down when they are really busy. Sometimes other family members help out.

The restaurant has a full liquor license and has several Asian beers available.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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