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Gecko Bar

#787 of 9,498 Restaurants in Bangkok
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25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 282 2031
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Whitehorse, Canada
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were super disappointed by the very unfriendly server. He didn't say a word the entire time he served us. It was even hard to get someone else's attention when we wanted to pay. We had two pad thai and the portions were very small. It was the least tasty pad thai we ate during our week in Bangkok. Definitely... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

The location is perhaps the best feature, just up from the main drag and a little less hectic than other bars in the area. Has a good cocktail list and excellent local food at budget rates. Lots of long-term travelers use this as a meet-point which can't be a bad thing.

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Thank Nicholas F
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I've only had a drink here once in 2011 and I had a plate of veggie noodles as well. They gave me the password and even 5 years later it still works. Amazing! Gotta love Thai lack of IT skills! As far ast the place is concerned - it's not bad, just one of the random places in the Khaosan... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

This has long been a popular spot. Bring your patience as if it's busy, you will wait a bit. Prices are great.

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Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

4 of us had lunch here. A typical roadside restaurant in Bangkok, cheap plastic chairs, lots of action nearby. The prices were excellent and the food was quite good.

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Thank Andrew F
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Cheap and Cheerful ! Cheap drinks, perfect spot for people watching.... sitting there relaxing and watching the world goes by.

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Thank Chan H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

The Gecko Bar must be a classic Thai Institution by now. It is the perfect place to pop in at any time of the day and just sit down and watch the world go by. Our favourite time is in the morning for a bowl of fruit, muesli and yoghurt with a coffee for 75bht each. Fantastic value and worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We like the Gecko Bar since many years to have a beer, watch the streetlive or have a good breakfast, but the new kitchen serving you in the evening was the worst Thai food I ever had. Curry witch nothing in it, only Tofu and eggplant, the fried rice with vegetable and teriyaki chicken was plain rice, few ugly chicken... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

So pleased to see that this place hasn't changed since i was here in 2009. Great spot for people watching in Rambuttri. It's always busy, serving good value large cold beers and serving up affordable and tasty Thai fare. It may be a little rough around the end he's but it adds to the charm of the place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Banglamphu
  • Neighborhood: Banglamphu
  • Phone Number: +66 2 282 2031
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!

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Staying in Banglamphu

Neighborhood Profile
Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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