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Seafood Restaurants in Bangkok

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Seafood Market Restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 24

Seafood Market Restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 24

I am partial to two large-scale seafood restaurants in Bangkok.  Sure there are lots of very good restaurants in Bangkok that serve seafood but these two are very satisfying.  The Seafood Market on Sukhumvit Soi 24 is known for its HUGE selection of seafood.  The supermarket style display is about 50 meters long.  The last time I ate dinner there we chose from a large selection of live seafood including crab, fish, and prawns.  In fact, the fish was so fresh it just about jumped into our grocery cart.

More fish

More fish

The eating experience is two stepped.  You go to the seafood counter with staff who wheel a grocery cart.  You make the rounds, select the evening’s meal and then proceed to the checkout counter where you pay for the food.  From there the food is brought to your table where the waiter suggests how the food can be cooked.

That night we had grilled river prawns that were very large.   Three were enough for the four of us.  We also had two types of crab, the steamed blue crabs whose flesh is very delicate and the Sri Lankan mud crab, whose meaty texture stands up to the “black pepper” style stir fry.  We also had stir-fried clams with mint and crab fried rice.

The dinner was skillfully prepared and highly satisfying.  It should be mentioned that the aquatic decor of the restaurant contributed to the pleasure of the dinner.  Always something to look at.  It should be noted that this restaurant runs a bit expensive so be prepared.  However the cost is well worth it.

A sign to recall

A sign to recall

The open air kitchen

The open air kitchen

Somboon Seafood Restaurants cater to families.   The restaurants don’t have the scale of the Seafood Market Restaurant.  Some of the branches are large but at the same time more intimate.  And the seafood can be just as good although the menu is not as large.  Moreover, Somboon is relatively inexpensive in comparison.  I am talking about a comparable dinner that may cost 1/3 of the cost of dinner at the Seafood Market.  It is worth a visit although the atmosphere is not quite as interesting.  Highly recommended by most guide books


Written by leolaksi

December 5, 2008 at 8:29 am

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  1. That is a great place and I was amazed at how inexpensive it is. Thanks for introducing us to it.


    December 7, 2008 at 3:57 am

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