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Live seafood with reasonable price

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Live seafood with reasonable price

Hello, I will be in Bangkok for the first time and I am a big fan of seafood which are still alive in water tanks, then you let them cook them. Can you pls recommend me some good places where the prices are reasonable? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Live seafood with reasonable price

The places that I know of with display tanks are touristy - tending to be overpriced and mediocre or worse quality.

If you want such a place, the one linked to below is often mentioned. Based on the comments of friends, we have not tried the place so can't personally rave or rant...

http://www.seafood.co.th/index.php

frommers.com/destinations/bangkok/D3137.html

fodors.com/world/…review-173844.html

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d1…

If a taxi driver tries to take you to the SomboonDee Seafood "restaurant" get another cab!:

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d1…

Despite TA's rankings, this is the perennially lowest-rated resto in Bangkok. The other ~5000 places are blank entries, with no reviews.

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2. Re: Live seafood with reasonable price

For this kind of question, one needs to have local Thai friends.

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3. Re: Live seafood with reasonable price

I agree with EarthlingOnline, the good seafood places Mrs Gippy and myself visit have seafood on ice, not in tanks. One of the links above is for the Seafood Market and Restaurant, this has been on several TV shows and has 1,500 seats, that should give you an idea of what to expect without bothering to go there.

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4. Re: Live seafood with reasonable price

Depends on just how desperate you are. Citing my own experience I've yet to come across live seafood in tanks, in Bangkok but likely that's because we don't frequent the touristy restaurants to which EarthlingOnline alludes, much preferring street food stalls/ Food Courts. But I can tell you this, we have stayed over the river from Bangrak. Over there is a street food stall type restaurant, no aircondit,( don't know the name ) which is popular with the locals, mostly picking up food to take home/stopping on their motor bikes.The pictorial menu has English captions.Most importantly on offer are LIVE mud crabs, all trussed up. Here in Queensland we have strict male only size limits, these don't have 15 cm across carapaces -- a bit smaller

How to get there?

Take the BTS Sky Train through Saphan Taskin to Wongwain Yai Station,down the stairs, walk away from the river for about 500 metres until you come to the main road which has traffic lights and is VERY busy There, walk directly to the other side, turn right and about 50 metres along the footpath on your left ,you'll find the place. Make sure the crabs are alive, speak to the cook, select your crab. Steamed ( we like it best boiled in salt water here). Served whole with a piquant Thai sauce. Cost- about- 420 BHT ($15AUD).. Best at night. Genuine Thai food, a good selection, and cheap! The deep fried crumbed prawns, as an entrée, go well with a large bottle of Heineken.. Enjoy if you get there.

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5. Re: Live seafood with reasonable price

Hi Huy Luan N,

No fish tanks, not fancy, just good fresh seafood, reasonably priced, check out T&K Seafood in Chinatown. Check out menu and prices in the visitor photos.

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d1…

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