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.

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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Soo Ra Gan @ Terminal 21

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg Two old friends and their 2-year old met me at this conveniently located Korean barbecue restaurant in Terminal 21 shopping mall.

With its stone floor, wooden furniture and sparse decoration the style is quite minimalist and spacey. The kid was lucky it was around Christmas when there were at least some colourful decorations in place. There are regular dining tables and chairs as well as the lower sit-on-a-mat-on-the-ground version.

Being a barbecue restaurant every table of course features a built-in barbecue on which the personnel will prepare your food. You

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tokiya Fusion Steak Course

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg A dinner with an old friend re-visiting Bangkok brought us to this Japanese fusion steak restaurant.

The restaurant is decorated in Japanese minimalist style in wood and dark colours and looks quite artistic. Its motto is "where eat meats art".

For 499++ baht we got a full menu of 6-7 courses covering appetizer, salad, soup, rice dishes, main course, desserts and drink. Yes, that's a lot

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sukiya (สุคิยะ)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg Relatively new in Thailand are the restaurants of the Japanese Sukiya chain, which has over 1,000 branches all over Japan. Last month I visited the branch at Asiatique the Riverfront and a few days ago we tried the branch at Gateway Ekamai.

The layout and decorations are standardised with lots of red, rattan and leather furniture, wooden floors and the walls are full of food photos. Every table is equipped with a bell to call the waiter.

Its most famous dish is gyudon, a bowl of shredded beef and fried onions served on rice. The dish

Raan Petchabun Rot Saeb (ร้านเพชรบูรณ์รสแซ่บ)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg After reading all those rave reviews about street food in Rangnam Road, a popular area for resident foreigners in Thailand, we decided to try one of the local street food restaurants. As rot saeb means "delicious", we had some expectations.

You can't go wrong with standard Thai dishes, or so we thought, so we ordered fish laab (minced fish), som tam (papaya salad) and fried vegetables, but we were wrong. The food was not very delicious and very oily, and the laab was full of fish bones.

The lady who served us spoke loud and rude English, until

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chandrphen Restaurant (ภัตตาคารจันทร์เพ็ญ)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg With some friends I celebrated my birthday with a dinner at the Chinese-Thai family restaurant Chandrphen. It started its life as just a grilled chicken stall in front of a factory, but nowadays the restaurant proudly carries the Royal Garuda Emblem awarded around 50 years ago by HM the King for its service to royal events.

The restaurant is located on at least 2 floors and has function rooms for parties and weddings. The atmosphere on the ground floor is quite warm for a Chinese restaurant with nice furniture and

Sunday, July 8, 2012

J'Khai Seafood (เจ๊ไข่ซีฟู้ด)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg For months my friend had been talking about this seafood restaurant, so we finally had a look last week. The place is quite far away from the city, but the area itself is one of the most popular nightspots of Northern Bangkok.

Started in 1980 as one small shop, over the years J'Khai ("Older sister Egg") has grown into a row of old shop houses with metal tables and plastic stools inside as well as outside on the pavement, some covered, some open to the elements. Decorations consist mainly of food photos and

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Michi Japanese Restaurant

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg A Japanese friend invited us for a surprise menu at this Japanese restaurant in the heart of Bangkok's Japanese red light street, soi Thanya.

The place is hidden away a bit from the main road but not difficult to find. Part of the restaurant looks like a cave, and customers sit in minimalist booths separated by partitions. Once of my friend doesn't like to (or can't) fold himself the Japanese way, but here you can sit on the floor with your feet dangling under the table.

As we were waiting for our surprise menu - different menus for men and women - we had a tasty

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tapas Cafe

*Update 2017: Tapas Cafe at Sukhumvit 11 is CLOSED, but there's another Tapas branch at Silom.

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg Yesterday a friend and I went for a paella at Tapas Cafe in lower Sukhumvit.

The Spanish restaurant is nicely decorated in cream and brown-tints, decorated with almost monochrome photos (a temporary exhibition) and comfortable modern chairs and tables on 1.5 floors. There's a big terrace out front at the pedestrian-only street; a nice place for people-watching.

As the name of the restaurant implies, it serves Spanish food, mainly

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chaba Restaurant @ Srinakarin

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg A friends' goodbye dinner took us to this fixed-price self-service barbecue restaurant in between Seacon Square and Paradise Park in the outskirts of Bangkok. It's part of a chain of around 10 restaurants in and around Bangkok.

The spacious restaurant is basically a big terrace, partially covered from the sun and the rain, with huge parking in front. Seating is on wooden benches at round wooden tables, or at concrete tables, but most customers are seated on green plastic chairs at light metal tables. Decoration