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It’s best to come here in a group because the family-style menu is packed with mouth-watering dishes. Signatures include sticky tamarind ribs, pork bel...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Asian, Thai, Fusion
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Came here for a group of friends dinner with 5 adults and 3 kids (7 months, 5 and 7) and the service and the food were absolutely amazing. We ordered pretty much every dish on the menu, but was blown away by the massaman. Both...of my daughters spilled everything (cup of water, cup of sprite, and sticky rice) and the ladies working were so kind and helpful despite our mess. Highly recommend anything on the menu.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

A casual space with great food, we were recommended this place from a friend who visits often when in Bangkok so gave it a go we had made reservations cos heard it always gets busy. Last night in Thailand and I had to have a...som tam (green papaya salad) it was sooooo good! For main we had the khao soi and the soft shell pad thai!! It was all excellent. The flavours are still in our mouth! Finished with the coco/almond ice cream and the typical thai dessert sticky rice and mango :)Would def love to return here and taste the rest of menu!! Staff is also friendly and accommodating thanks for a delicious meal on our last night in Bangkok!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

We started with banana flower fritter app with prawns. Very nice, really like the dipping sauce. Veg curry had very nice flavor. Smoked duck larb was also a good dish. As noted, perfect service. Upstairs tables cooler and quieter.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020

This was the first sit down meal we had in bangkok and it is one we will remember forever. We started with the fried banana leaves which were tasty. My husband got the Duck Larb and was enjoying it until I took a bite of...my Khao Soi, shuddered in delight and made him try some. I then had to fight him off and order another serving of it because it was just that good. Absolutely stunning. We finished it off with great mango sticky rice. We started out night at Octave - which is a beautiful skybar just a few blocks down. It was the perfect night.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Great spot for dinner! So good we decided to have our new year eve dinner two nights later! Friendly from their first greeting until our departure, plus many of the staff recognized us on the second visit immediately. The cocktails are uber unique, full flavored...but still well balanced and just a delight to drink (So Fashioned, Chino Latino)! Food was all around Thai with lovely upgraded twists. Loved the set menu for NYE for 1299 including one drink. Can’t wait to come back to Bangkok for more food from here!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Not a pretty place but interesting. Firstly, the wait staff was really good. Great level of English and never intruding but always around. The food was the star. Banana blossom salad was a pungent explosion of flavor. The slightly smoky eggplant was sour, spicy and...accompanied by a cold almost hard cooked duck egg. A great combination. The fried chicken was the most predictable dish with the twist of watermelon skin pickle. Crispy fried sea bass was again a super flavor combination with beautiful addition of fresh green peppercorns. Finish was a amazing lychee sorbet and awesome creamy durian ice cream. All thumbs up. Great dinner!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Not the best food we had while in Bangkok, but the food was good. I had the Pad Thai and my wife had the Massaman Curry. The atmosphere of the restaurant was cool and service was excellent. Our drinks were also very good. We would...go back, but would probably order something different.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Just visited this small restaurant in Thong Lo again and it’s still fantastic Great food, I’ve never had a bad dish here, you cannot seem to go wrong whatever you order, Beer Laos dark and lovely staff Great cocktails and music that doesn’t intrude on...conversation Probably one of my favourite restaurants in the world (as Clarkson would say!)More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

We were recommended to check this place out by a friend who lives in the area. From our Marriott hotel it was only a 4 minute walk. This place looks small on the outside but they have more seating upstairs which was where our table...was. The food is traditional Thai but kicked up a notch. Flavors are so on point and haven’t succumbed to the more sweet western palette which you tend to find in more touristy spots. We had the soft shell crab pad Thai, shrimp satay (first time having that since satays are typically pork or chicken), Som Tom l/papaya salad with crispy chicken skins, crab fried rice, stir fried morning glory, Tom yum soup w/prawns, and coconut ice cream topped with almonds. Their signature cocktails are unique and use fresh ingredients. I had the “lycheegrass collins” and that was refreshing. They only have a few dessert options but what we got was good. The savory dishes are all so delicious. I would definitely come back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2019

We went there spontaneously and were very satisfied with our choice - excellent food and good prices! Very recommendable

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would recommend reserving a table -- it was pretty busy in the evening when I went there, plus the restaurant is not super large.
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