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“Interesting, cheap food court”
Review of Terminal 21

Terminal 21
Ranked #20 of 594 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: Nine-story Terminal 21 offers designer brands, international cuisine, a gourmet supermarket, boutique shops, and more. Each floor is decorated based on a "world's best-known shopping streets" theme.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Visited a few times as it was very close to our hotel.

We ate 1 night in the Fuji restaurant which is pretty much the same all over Thailand, another nightwe went cheap and had the food court. You'll eat here for about 30 - 40 baht per dish on a stored value card (typical of Thai food courts) which you can top up and is valid for 1 month.

We shopped on a couple occasions too, some shops like H&M I found great value compared to home, others were similarly priced. My GF found some value but you should allow some time to browse, there's many levels and escalators in 2 sections, side alleys on some floors with little hidden gems.

If you're from the west, for a laugh check out the toilets, they've installed the high tech Japanese versions :)

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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We really took our time to visit this mall because of the unusual theme it has. And yes we were not disappointed. We even just can't get enough in strolling and taking pictures that we almost forgot that our coach going back to airport is already waiting for us in our hotel. This is definitely a mall experience that teleports you in different places.

Thank cheafrancisco
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Located right beside Asok station and is directly connected for convenience of travelers. Located at the intersection of Sukhumvit and Asok Montri Rd.

Terminal 21 was just opposite to my hotel (Grand Millennium) and hence it was in good promixity for everything!

The mall comprises of a movie theater, electronics, good quality local brands, departmental stores, pharmacies, grocery and lot of accessories' stores! Often filled with tourists! Has a lot of restaurants, fast food options a couple of coffee and dessert places!!!

Every floor is designed in a different way. What I mean is they designed every floor as if it were local stores of a different country: Turkey, England, USA, Italy are a few of them! A couple of great pics can be taken.

Overall it is a pretty decent mall in a good location.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

I love this place. I wish the shopping centre back in my home city was like this!

We heard about it from a travelling friend who worked in Bangkok. As soon as she told us about the floors themed as countries and the heated toilets we knew we had to check it out!!

Found it easily by taking the sky train from our hostel.

The first two floors are full of regular brand shops you would find back home and at the entrance there is an information desk which is useful as you are likely to need it due to he size of the place.

We went up to the fifth floor to the food court. You get a card and you pre-pay money onto it and then go choose your food at a variety of different places. Food is fairly standard and doesn't come out as good as it looks on the pictures but is very cheap!

The Tokyo floor is all boutique women's fashion and the London floor is men's boutique fashion. I bought some amazing print to shirts you couldn't buy on the high street and the most stunning collared shirt! I went a bit mad with the credit card which was unlike me as I can't stand shopping usually.

Themed bathrooms were very clean and the toilets were the best past! They had heated seat, heated bidet water you could aim and it even had a dryer ha ha. Friend of mine got confused and sprayed the jet everywhere on the floor so beware ha ha.

Great shopping centre. Check it out even if you don't like shopping just to see how bizarre and unique the place is!

Thank 766tomw
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This mall, one of many on the BTS sky train is a direct connection from Asok station. You arrive at the mezzanine level, with an information desk and computerised store finders. There are no maps. You might notice that the security guards and information desk staff are unintentionally dressed like extras from "Thunderbirds". Each floor is themed by City eg Rome, San Francisco etc. London has a pastiche of a tube train, London bus, Guardsman ( with an unrealistic busby) and phone box. It is interesting to see the Japanese posing for photos alongside everything in the "pretend" London. The other floors did not have the same fascination. Sadly, for my wife who is petite, so sizes should have worked, the fashions were, well how can I put it, very Asian. A lot of dresses were a little Minnie- mouse or not in cooling fabrics. A lack of cotton and linen but strong on synthetics.

We ate twice. The mall is full of eating places. The fish and chip outlet on the London floor served a really good cod and chips with tartare sauce. Strangely, it was served in a frying pan but this did not detract. After so much Thai food, it was welcome. It is alongside Piri Piri as it appears to be part of it.

The food court is even more fascinating and incredibly cheap. Nearly street food prices and very hygienic. Dozens of stands serving their own specialities from soup through main courses to deserts. It gets so busy with few Brits but many locals. If you think a table is free but there is a small item there, maybe looking like a discarded bag, the locals use it as a marker to reserve their table while they select their food.

Cash is not accepted but menus are clearly displayed at stands with prices. You pay at the cashier and pre charge the plastic card supplied at the cash desk with any amount. 100 bt for one is probably ample for a meal. Your receipt at each stand shows the spend and balance. The card does not show the balance so keep your receipt for next time, alongside your card. It is an inexpensive way to eat good food, in cafeteria surroundings, kept very clean and tables cleared after you. There is so much choice, you are spoilt.

If you are returning by BTS in the MoChit direction, try alighting at Nana, one stop away. There is a great hairdresser on the station concourse, near the bra shop. They do men's and women's and speak English.

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