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“Royal Thai Cuisine”
Review of Thanying

Ranked #381 of 13,794 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bang Rak
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Exquisite taste of Royal Thai Cuisine set back in a colonial house embedded in a small beautiful garden, all within the buzz of the city center.

Fine dining with a casual approach and very professional service. Food is beyond expectations, simply delicate and refined.

My favorite restaurant in Silom area

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank arturor408
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

Was glad that this restaurant remained open for guests to dine even at odd post-lunch and pre-dinner hours. Took a cab from our hotel in Thonglor and reached the restaurant after half an hour. The restaurant exudes an elegant and tranquil vibe.

The appetisers were superb especially the Kha Na where one wraps the dried shrimps, crispy pork lard, ginger cubes, chili and lime with sweet shrimp sauce in kale leaves. Very refreshing taste. Don't forget to order the crispy rice crackers with minced pork in coconut milk dip. This was very good too.

For mains, the winged beans and crab meat in curry broth were good. Flavours are suitable for those who can't take spicy food. The Indian roti was done well here. Worth trying.

Prices are reasonable. Food portion was not overwhelming and allowed us to order a variety of dishes to share.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank rain498
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

The posh Thanying Restaurant claims to offer 'a genuine Royal Thai dining experience'. Founded in 1988 by Mom Rajawongse (M.R. - a Thai royal title which denotes a sovereign's great-grandchildren) Sorut Visuddhi, and his Thai actor business partner Mr. Kriangkrai Unhanandana, the restaurant is named in homage for Her Serene Highness Princess Sulabh–Valleng Visuddhi, the former head chef of the Thai royal family. Having dined at Thanying Restaurant, I find the experience itself to be very good, with the food being an eye-opening experience, totally different from typical Thai food. However, I doubt the 'Royal Experience' is truely authentic.

Ambience at Thanying Restaurant is posh elegance, exuding a refined sophistication. Think old-world, colonial European charm, with simple cushioned wooden furnishings, white table clothes, chandeliers overhead, and ample greenery surrounding the quaint, restored bungalow. Decor consists of a mix of classical renaissance style paintings, oriental style vases, and Thai inspired patterns. Very nice! The small and limited dining area means few other people are around, so there is some small measure of privacy.

Service at Thanying Restaurant befits its Thai fine dining status. Staff are polite and professional, welcoming guests, and seating them quickly. I note they are fluent in English, able to converse decently, and able to provide additional descriptions of dishes beyond what is stated on the menu, good product knowledge. The menu is clear, with English descriptions, though I would have liked to see more pictures. Tableside service is unobstrusive and quick, staff take care not to disrupt the flow of conversation at the table. However, food orders take time to fulfill, be prepared for a waiting time of at least 20 minutes.

Food at Thanying Restaurant revolves around Thai Royal cuisine. Dishes are well executed in texture, presented beautifully, and carry good flavour. That said, I find that it's not completely authentic Royal Thai, as the general taste of curry dishes, instead of being nicely balanced, tends to be overly sweet. Very unusual, I personally am not that used to Thai curries being this sweet, though the chef insists that this is 'real'. However, the other non-curry dishes are tasty and delicious. Their appetizers in particular, are outstanding. Portion sizes are generally small, sized for individuals. For common locals, prices are expensive, but foreigners and affluent locals may find prices to be affordable.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Hotel referred us to this restaurant to break out if the tourist Thai restaurants. 10 of us shared many of the entrees family style. Everything was excellent and of course exceeded expectations. Being off the beaten path, the price was quite reasonable also.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank BrettnTex
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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant close to the financial district. We were staying at W Bangkok and decided to try this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. Make sure to try the chicken with garlic!

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Chris M
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