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Bangkok restaurant REVIEW:
Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)

  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)
  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)
  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)
  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)
  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)
  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)
  • Jamie's Burgers (Samyan)

The buzz: Finally, Samyan has a contender for the best burger in town. This is the second branch of Pongsakorn “James” Boonraksa’s beef-centric operation, which started in 2015 as a petite kiosk over in Ari (now run by James’ dad) where it won the hearts of many.

The decor: Inside has all the usual industrial trimmings with lots of untreated wood and blackened steel. A display cabinet in front of the open kitchen shows off Jamie’s secret weapons: six different types of locally-reared beef like Thai Surin-Wagyu (B450/100g), Tajima Super (B520/100g) and Flat Iron (B400/100g) sourced straight from the farms. An outdoor area decked out in faux grass adds a beer garden vibe in keeping with the student crowds in this ‘hood.

The food and drinks: As in Ari, the burger's beef patty is a well-balanced, slightly seasoned mixture of Thai and Japanese wagyu that pairs perfectly with the charred bun, sourced from the town of Sungai Golok (down on the Malaysian border). Prices start from B99 for a regular pork burger and B119 for a beef, but the more adventurous should try the Heart Attack (B444), featuring six layers of beef, each slathered in cheese and tomato sauce, topped off with jalapenos. Have your burger with an order of Rangers fries (a mix of French fries, onion rings, potato wedges, curly fries and hash browns, B120). Aside from the likes of salmon steak (B359), BBQ pork ribs (B690) and roasted rack of lamb (B2,990), you can also pick out a slab of beef from the display cabinet to have cooked up for you. To drink, there are imported beers like Germany's Weihenstephaner (B250) and Okinawa's Orion (B179), plus a selection of Thailand's bigger craft beer labels like Chiang Mai Weizen (B160) and Red Truck IPA (B160). There's a modest range of red wine (starting from B300 for a small bottle of Le Petit Chat), but do note corkage is free. 

Why we’d come back: Good burgers are hard to come by in this neck of the woods, but Jamie’s delivers the goods in atmosphere that's loose and easygoing. There’s also a live jazz night every third Thursday of the month. Neon Boonyadhammakul

 
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Phone: 097-001-1108
Jamie's Burgers (Samyan), 1/F, Naplab, Chulalongkorn 6, Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS National Stadium

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat 5-11pm

Cuisine:

Burgers

Open Since:

June, 2017
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