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#177 of 2,198 Asian in Bangkok


Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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As condos and mega-malls pop up like daisies, colonial-style buildings, like the one that houses this authentic Thai restaurant, become harder to find....
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed April 3, 2021

This is a traditional Thai Restaurant with nice ambience with private rooms, well displayed collection of antique items, spacious and comfortable. Wide variety of Thai Cuisine, with some off beat cocktails and deserts. Strangely we were the only guests at that time. Good service and...good food.More

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Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Went here for dinner with bf, the restaurant is very nice and cosy. The food and drinks were very good. We both enjoy it a lot! I would say it’s a bit pricy to be in Bangkok, but on the other hand it is one...of those arias. But I would recommend to go there!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

The staff wears Formal blue long silk gowns and they are very gracious. The food is high quality with an excellent presentation. I ate fruit I have never seen in California and it was spectacular. The tables and ambiance are plush and comfortable.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

It's in a traditional Thai house with also tables in the open air. Staff are quite friendly. We were there at about 1800, dishes came quite quickly.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020

The pleasant setting and atmosphere in a spacious old Thai house, with several rooms plus outdoor seating, is unique and for me the restaurants biggest selling point. The environment was as charming as when I visited 2 months ago. The quality of the food ranges...from excellent to poor; soups are delicious, vegetable dishes are very average, the stir fried Thai vegetable is an unbelievable poor choice, and the deep (over-) fried seabass was a disaster. Prices are high end; the majority of the customers were Japanese and Westerners, no locals, that says all. The service was efficient except at the beginning when we had to wait too long for being served, and at the end waiting for the change. I recommend The Local for tourists with deep pockets, and unspoilt by real Thai food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Unattentive service- staff almost ignored us. We got ok cocktails- the starter was good. The main dish 50% ok - the shrimps were supposed to be served hot with chili- but had roomtemperature. The yellow curry crab was decent. We never got a wine list....Had been in many Hotel lounges in Bangkok and got even better food and service there. All in all nothing special about the Local.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

This place absolutely worth your visit when in Bangkok. It is spacious with both indoor and outdoor seating with a nice and pleasant atmosphere suitable for both tourists and locals. The service was excellent and efficient and the staff were helpful, attentive and generous with...their smiles. The deep fried fish, vegetables, papaya salad, squid were absolutely delicious and mouthwatering. The star of the night has to be the Tom Yum soup which was so original and authentic! Don't miss out this Michelin guide restaurant to satisfy your Thai foods craving!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 22, 2020

my wife and me have had seriously diarrhea with vomit after 3hours dinner at the local on Jan 21 night reservation name is Galen. As we are about to leave Bangkok to Phuket tomorrow morning we can not come to this restaurant and complain to...it. I was suggested by Dazhong dian ping and reserve this dinner. I am highly doubtful that appetizer was bad and cause this. I can show my invoice with pics to prove that every single words was true, it is terrible experiences I had experienced.More

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Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020

Awesome set up with the Thai house vibe. The food is incredible, decent enough choices and spectacular flavour combinations. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. Not the cheapest date, but WELL worth it! :-)

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Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

Can try many local style Thai food ... food is delicious.... Atmosphere comfortable and nice.... Service good

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Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Victor K | Reviewed this property |
It is for sure NOT expensive. Of course it CAN be but then you should start drinking Europe wine etc. 4 people can have an EXCELLENT meal for less then 125 US$
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There is a variety of great food to chose from
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The Local is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4