I undestand that this restaurant has four branches. The one that I went to was the one along Surowongse Road. It is quite packed so finding a table could take some time but all this worth it as the food here is delicious (as they say in Thai - 'Aroy') and cheap too. Typing this down is making me feel hungry for more Somboon food.... the staff there are friendly.. with the busy schedule going around, they still find time to pour our drinks for us. We had a deep fried fish Thai style which was equally delicious.. and fried mimosa with garlic and not forgetting the Yellow Curry Squid.. rice for two.. two bottles of mineral water.. and paid around 520 bahts.... which is cheap for food that great. I will definately be back for more, trust me.. i would fly all the way for great food. :-)
Favorite Dish: Try the dish called 'Yellow Curry Crab'..... I cant really remember what's it called but it tastes great and a friend of mine agrees very well with me. The menu has pictures in it so it is much easier to order ... Just point to it. :-) and if my memory serves me well, this dish is on the top of the left side of the menu. It is usually cooked with crab but worried of being a little too messy or the crab may go flying to the next table ( tables are very close to one another ) we changed it to squids instead which was equally tasty. Yum Yum ..
DEcor is very simple, food is also simple presentation. But taste if great for seafood - fresh seafood. But food must be eaten quickly - it cools off very very fast. Service excellent = basic and efficient. do not speak much english. A very popular place for locals as well as toursit. price very affordable.
My fav is the crab curry, but also love the snake fish in spices sauce, grilled prawns, and if you like glass noodle. No dessert except fresh fruits.
It's a Chinese style seafood restaurant with many levels. Very crowded, but they have a lot of tables and seats, so you can get your table very soon.
Favorite Dish: Curry Crab - It's not the dripping wet gravy kind that other places have. Must try!
As recommended by Lonely Planet, we went to this restaurant on the last night of our stay.
-Tung Yum Gung (Thai Style Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup)
-Thot Man Pla (Fried Fish Cakes)
-Curry Prawns and
- Phat Thai (Thai Fried Noodles)
Actually, Curry Crabs should be the most famous from this restaurant but due to our poor skills in handling crabs when eating, we ordered prawns instead. The prawns were quite large and tasty, however, the sauce was too oily for us (a layer of oil could be seen on the top of the sauce and therefore we couldn't eat our noodles with the tasty sauce together >.). The fish cakes were very tasty.
The restaurant does not have much decoration but don't worry, it's heavily air-conditioned. The staff was very friendly to us even we sat there for some time after our dinner.
Favorite Dish: Tung Yum Gung (Thai Style Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup) - it's forever my favourite Thai flavour!
Serving in a heating pot (as shown in the photo), the soup just gave me the hottest feeling I've ever had when eating this soup!!! I really liked it the most and it's worth trying even if you dun/can't eat spicy/hot food.
Yes, it is good news this place doesn't have a car park... because if it did have a car park it will be full of flippin' tour parties clogging up the joint. Yup, Somboon's is that good.
And the reason it is good because of the food and quick off the blocks service. The environment is like a chaotic food hall with stainless steel tables with formica and a clean lino floor. Four floors of lino floors. It's that big, and it needs to be because it attracts the crowds. And fluorescent lighting to keep it all bright (never mind).
You can do the tourist Sukhumvit Soi 24 Seafood Market if you want, and pay over the odds for live seafood and at the grill cooking. Or you come here and get the fresh stuff straight out of the tanks on the street down on the side soi. Little crab eyes looking up at you, bless 'em. And in ten minutes they'll be in the tastiest curry you'll taste in Bangkok. Hammering away at their dead shells splattering your mates with it all.
The morning glory is usually good and very leafy, the jumbo prawns are extra jumbo and the fishes in lemon/lime are ... oh bugger this, I'm off there now. We were there last night, but to be honest, we're giving our mates a call and we're going to do it again.
The atmosphere is "loads of pals in eating together and chatting and drinking and just doing it". Trolleys for your shared beers and soft drinks at the end of the tables. Loo roll to keep your hands clean.
Down to earth. Marvellous tastes. Great place.
Favorite Dish: The Crab Curry gets the vote from almost everyone. And the steamed fish are usually done just right.
Large bottles of Heineken drench it all nicely. And they do chill the beer enough, so you don't usually need to put ice cubes in it (don't ask, it happens).
Watch out for the wires out the front door if you're over six foot. Don't touch them, or if you do.... wear your rubber wellies.
It's a very good restaurant. Despite having a hard time to look for the place (since we're not form there), I LOVE THEIR DISHES! Fresh and cooked very differently. Though not an authentic Thai restaurant (its somewhat Chinese), but you can taste that they have put a lil Thai taste into their food...
It's a restaurant worth LOOKING for...haha...
Favorite Dish: Pu Pad Pong Ga Ree (Stir fried crab in curry sauce)
Part of a Chinese-owned seafood restaurant chain, Somboon is admittedly not my favorite among the dining establishments I've been to thus far in Thailand. However, I must say that the curried crab they serve up is absolutely delicious. Thanks Peemapat and travelagent4thailand for selecting the menu. Great job!
If you're taking a taxi to come here, make sure your driver knows exactly where he's going. Unfortunately for littlegirl0130 and campy012, it took them three or four taxi and tuk-tuk drivers to get here.
Yummy Yummy Yummy, that's what I can say. Curry crab is excellent, and don't forget to order the rice as your sidedish. You can't stop with having the curry paste on your rice. But mind that it's a bit spicy.
Favorite Dish: Curry Crab
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