I've eaten with friends and colleagues in all these restaurants in (greater) Bangkok. I'm no food expert, but I do know what I like! Many of my older reviews were also published in Japanese on newsclip.be タイ発ニュース速報. Whether you're after Thai food, or craving a Mexican taco, Japanese buffet or fish & chips, you can find it all here. (2016: I'm adding my Tripadvisor reviews here)

* A friendly WARNING: restaurants close, change and move regularly, so before you go make sure to check *


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pho Tha Tien Restaurant

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg Located at one of the best places to enjoy Bangkok and the Chao Praya River by night is Pho Tha Tien restaurant at the Tha Tien express boat pier, opposite the Grand Palace and the Wat Pho.

When the express boat stops running as it gets dark, the pier is taken over by the wooden tables and chairs of this restaurant. The view is spectacular, especially if you have a chance to sit on the second floor, as you are sitting

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tak Sura @ RCA (ตักสุรา)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg Formerly a country bar known as "Old Leng", the bar has changed owners, walls have been removed and the place has turned into the classic Tak Sura open-air style restaurant.

Walls, floor, ceiling and furniture are all made of wood, most of it former school furniture. The whole place is decorated with vintage items, varying from real 100-year old stuff to more recent decorations, mixed with Chinese antiques. A very good

Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bang Meuang, Samut Prakan

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg A bit out of the way, but very popular for businessmen and families eating out together at the weekend. Dusit Princess has three restaurants: a Chinese (mainly Cantonese and Szechuan) restaurant, Myuki, a Japanese sushi bar with teppanyaki tables, and a restaurant with Thai, Mediterranean and other international foods, called Square One. The restaurants serve fixed-price buffets as well as a la carte.

Last week my colleague gave me a food voucher for the Dusit Princess, and we chose to have the lunch buffet in Square one.

The atmosphere is pleasantly modern and elegant, with real napkins and

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tivoli Coffee Shop

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg The informal Tivoli Coffee Shop is the most famous restaurant at the Asia Hotel and is open 24 hours a day. Elvis Presley imitator Jaruek Viriyakit performs here every evening except Sundays. Big like Elvis in his later years, the guy does have a good voice, and all the songs he sings sound familiar. At other times there's a pianist playing the usual background muzak.

The place is decorated in a luxury fashion (as to be expected of the Asia Hotel), with tablecloths and real napkins in matching colours. Despite the name, there's also a lot of food available, western, Thai and Asian, either a la carte or as buffet. The buffet that was on display looked tasty,