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6 new restaurants in Bangkok all about seafood

From lobster rolls to massive river prawns, here are the latest spots to get stuck into seafood. 

By BK staff | Jul 20, 2015

  • 6 new restaurants in Bangkok all about seafood

Crab and Claw

This latest project from the people behind The Local, Ployparn Markawat and chef Colin Stevens, is all about New Englandstyle seafood. Don your bib and prepare to get your hands dirty by digging, hammering and cracking into shellfish dishes like the whole Maine lobster (B2,600) and bucket of crabs (B1,300) or keep it neat with lobster thermidor (B2,600), crab roll (chilled peekytoe crab on a bun, B490), clam chowder (B220) and oyster rockefeller (B360). Perhaps best of all, they say their freshly imported ingredients all come from sustainable sources.
7/F, The Helix Quartier, Emquartier, Sukhumvit Rd., 095-564-5422. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
 

Craberman

Inspired by American-style crab houses, this rustic-looking restaurant aims to be a new home for seafood lovers with simple dishes done right. Fresh oysters are B720 for a dozen, steamed crab (B700/kg) comes in one of four seasoning choices, three of which are secret, and river prawns start at B1,250/kg and can be served grilled or fried with garlic and pepper. Note: seafood is only available for dinner. The restaurant does Southern-style kao gaeng at lunch.
Mahatun Plaza, Phloen Chit Rd., 092-420-9999. Open Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Mon-Sat 5-11pm. BTS Phloen Chit
 

The Mud 26

Here, every table comes with a tabletop charcoal brazier so you can grill your own fresh seafood amid an American barnstyle setting. The highlight is the XL Sea Platter (B999), comprising a 30cm-long giant squid tentacle, Japanese scallops and freshwater prawns. Finish your meal with a classic campfire dessert of s’mores (chocolate and toasted marshmallow between crackers, B80).
Lad Phrao Soi 26, 081-822-1143. Open daily 6-11pm
 

Koongtung

Inspired by American-style seafood restaurants, Koongtung’s “eat with your hands” concept sees food served on the table with no plates or cutlery. The owner guarantees that all the seafood is delivered fresh each day from local markets in Mahachai and Khlong Toei. To go with it are three homemade sauces: Bang Bang red spicy sauce, Thai seafood sauce and garlic and pepper sauce. The various seafood buckets include prawns (B189 for small size and B289 for medium size), river prawns (B389) and mixed prawns, clams and mussels (B389). Reservations are recommended during the prime hours of 8pm-9pm.
Night Market near Ram Intra-At Narong Expressway, Praditmanoontham Rd., 086-761-5558. Open daily 6pm-1am
 

Lobster & Oyster

As the name suggests, this place is known for its fresh lobster and oyster dishes. Run by grill-specialist chef Marian Baranek, who has six years’ experience at Hix restaurant in London, this seafood spot’s specialties include sets such as Canadian grilled lobster (B230 per 100 grams) with mashed potato, garlic bread and salad. Other highlights include lobster thermidor with portobello mushrooms (B625), smoked lobster (B240 per 100 grams) and appetizers such as grilled portobello mushrooms with cheese (B195 for normal size, B250 for giant size).
Nawamin Festival Walk, Prasertmanukij Rd., 085-364-6419. Open Tue-Fri 5-10:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-3pm
 

Laemgate

Previously at Rain Hill, the renowned seafood restaurant from Sriracha Laemgate has opened in Ari where it offers an all-youcan- eat deal (B555 net) featuring fresh catches from Chonburi and oysters from their own farm. Other recommended dishes include namprik kaipoo (crab egg chili paste), moo kam wan (sweet grilled pork). Finish your meal with ice cream (lime, Thai tea), crispy roti and floral tea. Note: Reservations are mandatory. The buffet is 90 mins/round (11:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm) and be cautious with your order because you’ll be charged an extra B200 per left-over dish.
30/1 Phahon Yothin Soi 11, 084-959-5959. Open Wed-Sun 11:30am-9pm; Mon 11:30am-9pm
 
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