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“Nice location. As for the rest...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sala Rim Naam at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Sala Rim Naam at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
48 Oriental Avenue | Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand (Silom)
+66 2 659 9000
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Ranked #84 of 10,118 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Thai, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Silom
Description: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok's signature Thai restaurant has been transformed into a miniature palace serving fine Thai cuisine. A lavish Thai buffet lunch is served daily and guests can also enjoy a gourmet set dinner menu accompanied by the region's most spectacular cultural performance and dance show nightly. A welcome addition is the Terrace Rim Naam, an open-air pavilion adjacent to the restaurant overlooking the splendid Chao Phraya River.
Bangkok, Thailand
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice location. As for the rest...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I can see why a first time tourist in Bangkok (with a thick wallet though) might give 5 out of 5 to that place.
The location is nice, the short boat ride to cross the Chao Praya "soooo typical" and the show was quite OK (but nothing exceptional). And the food is tailored for their palates.
I was there for an official function with local and foreign VIPs. The local VIPs and us, who have been living here for some time, really though the food was not at all what we would expect from a MO restaurant. Of course they can't make it a spicy as Thai would love, but try at least to make it less bland!
The service was OK, but again, this is Oriental, i would expect a bit better, And the show... maybe I am partial as i have seen too many over the years, but i would have expected at least some comments in English for the foreign guests, explaining exactly their performance instead of relying only on a the pamphlet.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great cultural experience in Bangkok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Took my visiting family here so that they could experience some true Thai food and culture and we weren't disappointed. The short ferry ride on a teak boat, was a nice precursor to a lovely evening. Staff were very attentive, the food was presented to a high standard and tasted very good. The best element was the thai dancing and music.

Highly recommend this place if you would like a dining experience with a bit of culture thrown in. We would go back but as we have seen the cultural performance, next time we will opt for the outdoor dining on the terrace as the riverside location looked very romantic and here you have a choice of an al-a-carte menu whereas if you sit inside to experience the cultural performance, you must have a set menu.

  • Visited May 2013
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Petaling Jaya
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Average food and service; lovely atmosphere and cultural dance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

The boat ride on the river from one end of the hotel to the restaurant was really nice. Cultural performance was good. Food was ok but service was not what I'd expect for MO

  • Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Add a bit of culture to your Bangkok visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

As it was my choice to watch the dance performance, so seating inside was great. Great food, the menu will fill you to the brim, and the show is very relaxing. Food and service were great,,

  • Visited April 2013
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Maui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Elaborate meal and Cultural Thai dance and music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Located adjacent to the Peninsula Hotel, this Mandarin hotel venue offers a lovely evening of Thai entertainment. Costumes, dancers, music were just stunning.

Visited April 2013
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