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“Not number one.”
Review of Indian Chaat

Indian Chaat
Ranked #7,807 of 11,383 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The food is okay and its not badly priced, however, how it is number one restaurant on tripadvisor I don't know. It's like a cafe, very simple, the service is below average although that doesn't really bother me.
Decent enough for a simple meal but expect anything special.

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13  Thank Trojan_10
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Living in Bangkok there is a wide selection of food available, I like Indian food, so given the rave reviews I thought I would try Indian Chat.

I went on a Friday evening and hadn't booked so I wasn't sure if I would get a table, no problem the place was empty.

I had expected something special, but it was a glorified cafe, certainly not what I had been led to believe from the many rave reviews, the waiting staff were lounging about, seemingly bored to tears.

The menu was fairly basic though the guy taking my order was pleasant and helpful, I gave my order and advised that I was in the mood for something fairly spicy. Given I was the only customer my order seemed to take an age. When my order did arrive, it was ok but certainly nothing special and it certainly didn't live up to the reviews. I thought my dish was bland, certainly not the spicy meal I had requested.

I thought the cost of my meal was at the top end of what I would have expected for this type of cafe.

The meal was just about passable though certainly didn't live up to my expectations.

I do have to say that I am very very surprised that the restaurant has received so many reviews that make it the number one restaurant in Bangkok, that it certainly isn't.

I fear there will be a number of glowing reviews once my review hits the press.

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20  Thank John S
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Really tasty! We called ahead to reserve a table because it was Friday night. When we arrived, there was a nice "Reserved" sign. Service was extremely friendly and attentive throughout the evening. Our meal started out with complimentary papadam which are basically lentil crackers. It came with two different chutneys.
Each of us got a vegetarian samosa to start out with. I liked that the crust was crisp, but it wasn't too greasy. We ordered the chicken tikka masala, which was very good. I also really liked the chana masala. I didn't try the lamb curry which looked super spicy. But my friend said it was excellent.
And of course, no meal is complete without naan. I tried both the plain and the cheese.
The meal ended with a complimentary dish of gulab jamun which tasted very good.
I would definitely come back if I were in the mood for Indian food again.

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9  Thank Jutaporn T
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We visited this restaurant and I am very surprised how this place can be so high up in the ranking.

Very little ambience (if you count playing a Bollywood music video), average food that I thought was expensive for what you received. The owner was enthusiastic and attentive although his staff was struggling to understand English (I'm unsure if he could speak Thai either).

In all I would say it was an ok experience. This place is no way the number one Indian restaurant in Bangkok let alone the number one of all restaurants in the city. For number one restaurant I would expect a lot more. If you are after something special then I would go to many old Indian establishments in Bangkok. If you want a bite to end a heavy night out then this might be the place for you.

Personally I doubt I will be going back.

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11  Thank landofmiles
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Possibly it's the best Indian in Thailand too but I've only really eaten Indian food in Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Phuket has awful Indian Food, Chiang Mai has one place that is decent. Indian Chaat is fairly rich Indian food at least for me but it is well flavored. The Malai Kofta has a sauce which is too sweet for me but everything else was quite good. When I say this is a good place remember that I'm saying this relative to SE. Asia as I've had Indian a lot better then this in Melbourne - less sugar and more subtle layering of the spices.

The desserts here a fair. The Gulab Juman is the same as anywhere else. The kufli was really just not for me at all.

The breads, curries and samosa are the highlights for me.

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15  Thank travellerjack_10
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