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Somboon Seafood Surawong

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169,169/7-12 Surawong Rd, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 2 233 3104
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Luzon, Philippines
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383 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This placed is packed and deservedly so. As we wait for our table, we see various framed magazine articles proclaiming it's has the best curry crab in the whole of Asia. A bold claim that raised our expectations. Good thing, they delivered. The crabs were absolutely delicious and sinful, perfect with mounds of rice. Our host ordered steamed fish so... More 

1 Thank hizonfire
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

This very large restaurant offers superbly fresh, Chinese style, tasty seafood. The service was excellent, the food was cooked quickly and worth every baht. I will be coming back regularly.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was the 2nd trip and 4 time dining in the restaurant. Its a medium costs restaurant. a decent meal for 4 costs around 2,000 to 2,500 baht. Aplace you must prebook and preferably reaching there before 6pm if you want to miss the long waiting and bad traffic jam. They have 5 branches, but if you stay in sukhumvit... More 

Thank LeithW
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Not much from first appearances - a brightly lit canteen style restaurant with plastic tables and crockery. The food was consistently good but it earns its stars for the curried crab - sensational if a little inelegant to eat....

Thank TheMortyVicker
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I think this place is totally overated. Water/tea/ice is charged. I tried their famous curry crab, the sauce is good but the crab is not that fresh. We ordered a pepper crab and they are only available at 800bhat. The meat is slightly better but its still a long way comparing to the Crabs in Singapore (No Sign Board in... More 

4 Thank Travel_beginner921
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

This place is a place to definitely visit if you are in Bangkok. Their seafood is out of this world. Try the Black pepper crab curry! If they could just fix their staff attitude, they are very rude and pushy, which is strange for Thailand. If you ignore that, and only go for the food, I would highly recommend it!

Thank Adel M
Kep, Cambodia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Nothing flash to look at (the restaurant that is) but the crab curry is as good as any I've tried. Our meals took about ten minutes to arrive in a restaurant that was packed with (mainly Chinese) people. I had a medium size, next time I'll choose large, and my partner had a large dish of pepper prawns. Both excellent... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Everytime we go to Bangkok we see to it that we eat at Somboon Seafood Restaurant. A big, big restaurant bustling with people, locals and foreigners. Good thing we had reservations since we were a large group otherwise we might end up lining up. We were attended immediately although requests for additional orders or water takes a long time. Food... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

So many people talked about the curry crab dish here so I decided to try it out. The sauce is very good but not much to eat after you de-shell the crab. Their featured garoua n pork rib dishes are big disappointment. Overall, I don't find it worth the reputation.

Thank Casa131
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

First time that I step in the restaurant, there were high expectations due to positive reviews from tripadvisor forum. But they were shattered when the 1st order of my fresh oysters came.. They actually taste very watery due to all the ice. Making it bland and it has no creamy taste that it should have. The fresh steamed prawns came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169,169/7-12 Surawong Rd, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Silom
  • Neighborhood: Silom
  • Phone Number: +66 2 233 3104

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Staying in Silom

Neighborhood Profile
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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