My wife and I booked the Sala Rim Naam Dinner and Show at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. We got to the MO about 15mins before our reservation time, took the cute ferry across the Chao Praya River to the restaurant on the other side. We were seated very quickly and got a good table with a great view of the stage for the show. We ordered 2 cocktails which were great (and about 490THB each, pricey but good).
The show was actually very well done and the artistes and musicians do a great job. The dinner was Ok, not as mindblowing as one would expect it to be considering the price, the location and the brand esteem of the Mandarin Oriental.
Dinner started with appetizers which were good, new and interesting. The entree courses were decent, nothing spectacular. The desserts were a little wierd, we didnt really care for the hard candy type desrt and the candied salted egg yolk that was served.
Then came the bill and the reason I give the 3-star review. The dinner and show was 4900 THB in total for 2 persons (my wife and I). There was an additional 350THB charge for Still water (which we were not made aware of prior to), a 10% service charge (about 623 THB) and the 7% VAT (not their fault).
We had booked dinner and show assuming the total charge to be 4900THB ($162 USD) which seemed like a good deal. Didnt expect to walk out paying almost $60 extra. They should've made the 10% service charge and the water charge clear upfront. We booked the dinner directly on the MO website, so this is not a reflection on the Tour East tour provider above.