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“Super delicious Thai cuisine”
Review of The Local

The Local
Ranked #139 of 11,274 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sukhumvit
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This restaurant is highly recommended. Every menu here is super delicious. I love pomelo spicy salad as this is the really traditional menu and here made it perfectly.

The green curry is fantastic too. It is best serve with rice.

There are many foreigners visit so it is best to reserve the place before going. The staffs can speak English fluently.

Atmosphere is excellent. It is an old house and turn into a reastaurant and small museum.

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Thank kumiko_fontong
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We arrived through the bonkers BKK traffic to a charming house down soi 23 and were shown to our table in brisk fashion. The surroundings are very pleasant and the smaller side rooms looked fab for a group. We were inside in the main dining room upstairs which is pleasant but someone needs to install a dimmer switch on the lighting and some candles. Now to the food. We can safely say that this was the best, most delicious Thai cuisine we experienced in BKK by far. The ethos of the restaurant is to keep the recipes of old alive and the cooking is clearly skilful and presented with panache. Great service from waiters in pith helmets (!) and a lovely evening. We walked back to our hotel through the Friday night human zoo that is this end of Sukumvit but it just added another layer to a great evening. Loved it.

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Thank Marie-Celeste
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

First of all, the food was excellent. I had sea bass with tamarind. My wife had prawns with tamarind which she enjoyed very much. My dish had thin dried hot peppers so I could add just the right amount of heat to my meal to suit may taste. Presentation of my dish was outstanding.

Now the not so good. The outside tables were too high, without table cloths and generally not very nice for the prices of food and liquor charged by the restaurant. This could be a reasonably nice outdoor area to enjoy a meal, if they just invested a little money to create a better ambience.

Service was there when called but not what you would call attentive or friendly, more business like.

Would I return? Yes, just because of the food.

Thank Wpgoldguy
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We were in Bangkok in May and were recommended The Local by a local. Definitely the highlight for us in terms of restaurants. The menu seemed to have many dishes that we didn't see in other restaurants and each one had a small explantation of why it made it on to the menu. The restaurant has three parts to it - a beautiful old house with larger rooms for bigger parties, an outdoor courtyard section, a newer more modern section. As there was only 3 of us in the party, and we didn't fancy sitting outdoors, we were seated in the new bit. It lacked a little of the atmosphere of the main house, but it didn't really detract from the experience as the food was fabulous including the best fish curry I've ever had!
Pricing was on the more expensive side for Bangkok at around £35 per head (starters, main course, couple of cocktails) but obviously great value when compared to the UK.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our lovely Thai host brought us to this restaurant. She had heard great things about it from her friends and wanted us to try it on our last evening in Thailand. Our entire Thailand trip was about eating - and The Local was one of the best meals we had on our trip! Food there is VERY traditional Thai.

We started with the appetizer set. The Khao Soi (curry noodles) is FABULOUS (I still dream about it), better than any we tried in the North. We then had the Penang Curry Ribs, a pork curry (forgot name) and then a Fish. We had trouble deciding on the desserts so the waiter recommended we try the dessert set. Everything was very delicious and the service was fabulous. The decor is also very nice, set in an old traditional house (there is even a chicken running around in the front). I would definitely return for the Khao Soi! 3 people with appetizers, 3 mains, desserts plus drinks was about $120CAD.

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Thank c_lee28
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