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Jun 14th, 2009, 11:05 AM
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Special Dinner in BKK

Where would you go for a special dinner in BKK?

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Food: Thai or Italian

Price: $50$ per person (includes a pre-dinner drink)

Type: Old Thai House

View: Garden or River

Location: Near Skytrain Station
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Jun 14th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Kinnaree. Sukhumvit soi 8. Garden atmosphere (if you dine outside). The place is a house (not so old). Face is in an older house, plus a spa. I can't recall which soi it is. I prefer Kinnaree.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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Face is a favorite of mine (I haven't been to Kinnaree yet). You can look at the menu at www.facebars.com As you can see, there is an Indian restaurant there which is good, not great IMO, though a recent reviewer thought it was the best Indian food they'd ever had. I prefer their Thai restaurant. Also, there is a spa, which is one of my favorites in Bangkok. You can look at the spa menu as well. The website shows a map, it is an easy walk from the Skytrain.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 01:36 PM
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I would second kinaree. Other choices are Thanying on 10 soi Pramuan silom rd, La Opera suk .soi 39 for Itanian, and Ban Kinitha only the one on soi 23, sku. We have been to all and loved them. enjoy k
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Jun 14th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Thanks Carol and Kathie - Both good choices. Face had a mango cheesecake desert that was too die for the last time I went.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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thanks kmkrnn - I'll do so more research on the ones you mentioned. I've been to Ban Kinitha on soi 23 and liked it.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 02:42 PM
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my wife goofed: its baan khanitha....and its L'Opera

kineree would also be my choice...
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Jun 14th, 2009, 02:58 PM
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rhkkmk, you put me on to kineree about a year ago. I've been several times and always had a gret meal there.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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there is another italian restaurant in an old house on sathorn rd,,,its just in town of the evergreen laurel hotel....so if you went there and walked across the side street, you would be there...
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Jun 14th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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basil in the sheraton grande?? celadon in the sukathai...gallery cafe near to the sheraton orchid....
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Jun 14th, 2009, 04:57 PM
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I wouldn't call Gallery a place for a special meal.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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To add to the great recommendations so far the "Sala Rim Naam" at the Oriental is good for a special occasion and it's on the river. I think the price will be higher than $50/person but you'll have classical Thai dancing as well.

For the best Italian - at the moment Angelleni is very popular but I also like Zenotti. IMO you can't go wrong with either one.

http://www.angelinibangkok.com/
http://www.zanotti-ristorante.com/
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Jun 14th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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zenotti was one i was trying to think of...thanks pook....however i had a reservation there last year and they called me up that morning and cancelled it...i was mad...

yes kathie you are right...gallery cafe is very casual, but has a nice atmosphere...
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Jun 14th, 2009, 10:35 PM
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Oh dear Bob the next time just use my name!
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Jun 15th, 2009, 05:41 AM
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On one of our first trips to BKK, back in 2001, during the holidays, we went to a place called Vientienne Kitchen (sp). I don't know if it is still there. It was in a "hut" and there was Thai entertainment. Just a thought. I have no idea about the location of the place. We enjoyed it.
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Jun 15th, 2009, 08:45 AM
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carol - I went to Vientienne Kitchen back in late april. It was nice enough, but just too darn hot.
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Jun 15th, 2009, 08:54 AM
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Another old favorite of mine is Lemongrass. It's located in an old Thai house, on a soi off of Sukhumvit. You get off at Emporium, and it's less than a 5 minute walk.
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Jun 15th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Kathie, you put me on to Lemongrass awhile back and I've gone several times. Great food at a fair price, and responsive service.
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Jun 15th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed Lemongrass!

I can think of some other places like Mahanaga... gorgeous decor, food is highly variable. China House - some love it some hate it since the remodel... oops - that's Chinese.
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Jun 15th, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Long Table, Suk soi 16? Have you been there yet?

Tawandang is always special! It's by taxi only. Not close to ANY BTS station what so ever. Food is excellent, as is the live entertainment on stage (as well as the crowds of Thais dancing in the aisles as the evening wears on).

I'm studying 16 travel journals (thank goodness I organize "meals" in separate listings that are easy to find!

What about Guisco (Italian) on soi 23. It was excellent! Also, I keep seeing listings of The Bed. Guess we ate there a lot in past years. Have not been now for two years??

The Italian restaurant on the mezzanine level about the main lobby at Bumrungrad is excellent! I'd forgotten about that one. Have not been there since Feb 05. SACZ at the Majestic Grande (lobby) on soi 2 is very nice also, for Italian.

(another common meal in my journals is chili at Maeng's!!!... but she doesn't make chili the way she did when it was at the Brunswick on soi 4, so her current chili recipe is only so-so... I don't recommend it)

Bob and Karen always like Biscotti at the Four Seasons. We ate there once.

Gotta run. I'll try to get back to this thread later on tonight.
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