16 Oct Lan Na Thai, Bangkok, 5* food and ambience
We’ve been here twice and have been floored by the food and service. If you’re in Bangkok you have to visit Lan Na Thai restaurant in Sukhumvit.
The first thing you’ll notice is the “dingy” entrance. We were wondering if we had come to a wrong place cuz the entrance looked super dark and quiet. But trust the Gods and keep marching ahead cuz the place unfolds into a beautiful 2 floor wooden temple of heavenly food!
The lush entrance, wooden steps and huge statues will remind you of the last Wat you visited while in Thailand. The setting transports you to another place, not the buzzing crazy Bangkok we are used to.
After entering the wooden gate, you’ll be welcomed by a giant colorful statue of a Thai Dragon (I’m guessing). The interior was gorgeous!
We got a beautiful table behind another intricate wooden statue.
We quickly got to ordering! We got the Pinacolada and Long island ice tea. Each was refreshing at a price of B310. Thailand wise this was a bit expensive but worth it for the ambience, service and freshness.
For the main course we got the Seafood salad priced at B435 and Sweet and sour red snapper for B660.
The salad was crunchy and quite tangy and spicy. Loved it!
The snapper was very good too! A bit on the sweeter side but overall a lovely dish. We found it to be a bit too expensive at B660.
Lan Na, also serves terrific Indian food under the same roof but under a different name called ‘Hazara’. On a different visit we ordered their garlic naan and paneer butter masala. Being an Indian I have high standards when it comes to Indian food. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! The flavors and consistency was on point. Full marks to the chef! The Tandoori chicken was a bit dry and the pieces way too big. You can probably give that a miss. Trust Hazara for all the gravy rich dishes!
Overall, we love this place, for its impeccable service, fresh ingredients, romantic ambience and flavorful dishes. Highly recommended if you’re in Bangkok! You can’t miss Lan Na!