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“Solid Thai Food But Overpriced”

Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine
Ranked #340 of 4,650 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere of Rama V is pleasant. It looks a tad shabby on the outside but the inside is nicely decorated.

The menu is extensive offering even ostrich meat. We had the famous chor ladda - blue flower shaped dumplings (RM22). The filling was pleasant but the dumpling skin a tad thick. It was a bit heavy and sticky for a starter. We also ordered claypot glass noodles(RM32), tom yam soup served in a young coconut (RM22) and grilled chicken (RM24). The glass noodles were decent but not very special. The soup was tasty but a very small serving. The chicken was good though a bit fatty.

All in all I felt the above meal with two drinks at RM 170 was a bit too pricey for what it was. One juice was about RM15 and alcoholic beverages RM20 and up. This is before tax and service. Additionally rice is charged at RM5 per person. We took rather little. The waiter serves the rice out of a pot rather than it coming in individual bowls from the kitchen. We accepted some when offered. This was a mistake as a scoop of rice each cost us RM10 in total.

The service was attentive and cannot be faulted but the price is high and menu only so so.

1  Thank jasryn
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Steamed sea bass, the fish was not fresh. The stir fried vegetable was so salty as if the cook dumped half a bottle of salt in it & dessert bobo chacha was too sweet, we added half a glass of water but didn't help. I won't be coming back for sure. Oh & the toilet was filthy!

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2  Thank NineEleven74
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

The food was terrible. The fried oil used has a disgusting smell!! The crab was not cleaned and has all the black guts !!

Stay away please !!

1  Thank Alghamdi_f
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I got coupons for discounted food so I went here with my brother. When we got into the compound of the restaurant we could see that it's not well kept; tall grass, old looking bungalow, moss on exterior wall, 1 Buddha missing it's head in the small pond, jockey (or whoever who worked there at that time) lazying around doing practically nothing.

When we entered the restaurant, we could really sense the old-ness. Shabby curtains, old smell, old furniture, every table was covered with a piece of white wrapping paper on top of white table cloth; meant for easy cleaning but definitely didn't shout 5 star. I mean what kind of 5 star restaurant would put wrapping paper on the dining table?

There were a lot of patrons when we went on Sunday for lunch. We ordered chor ladda for starters,Tom Yam River Prawn served in Young Coconut,Stir-fried Roasted Duck with Red Chili & Basil, Grilled Beef Tenderloin Served with Thai Chili Sauce, Steamed Squid Stuffed with Minced Chicken Flavored with Lime Juice & Chili Sauce and Water Chestnut dumplings with jack fruit in coconut milk for dessert.

The chor ladda was pretty but we didn't like the taste - it was sweet and savoury with chunks of peanuts. Just not to our liking. The tom yum was the biggest disappointment as the soup lack depth and had this taste like metal from the pot! A complete turn off. The duck was smelly though the gravy was nice. We liked the beef most as it was tender, didn't care for the chilli sauce - you should just eat the beef by itself! The squid was okay, not too bad; reminded us of Malay's kerabu sotong (squid kerabu). The dessert was okay too but we have had better (and cheaper).

Service was quite fast except for the water/beverages which came like 40 minutes after we ordered. And yes, we only ordered hot chocolate and drinking water. When I asked for my water/glass to be changed because there was dust looking particle in the water, the waiter tried to 'teach' me that it was not dirt, but ice flakes. I know how ice flakes looks like and where it should be in a glass; definitely not at the bottom.

I have tried the food at Rama V's sister restaurant - Khao - a more downscale thai restaurant and found it to be far more valuable than Rama V.

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3  Thank herbaceous
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Nice authentic Thai food in the midst of KL. Nick & his team make good recommendations. Chef Specialities are great too. Thai green & red curries are thick & creamy. Chorr Lada - a delicate piece of food art. Platters comes in big serving too. Lunch during weekends is prefered as less human traffic with offices closed for the weekend.

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1  Thank YeeLL
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