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“Sukhumvit Soi Thonglor has many high-tier restaurants, but Patara is not to be missed.”

Patara Fine Thai Cuisine
Ranked #468 of 12,625 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Thong Lor & Ekamai
Reviewed 3 May 2018

For seekers of trust gourmet Thai cuisine, be it Isaan, Northern, Central, or the Thai/Malay fusion of the south, Patara is an absolute must when you are in the Sukhumvit 55 (Soi Thonglor) area. Every dish is unique, and combines all the traditional Thai recipes with a special flair all its own. My wife and I consider ourselves experts on Thai food having spent many years in Thailand and having explored the cuisines of all the different regions of the country. Patara is our favorite not only in the Thonglor area, but in all of Bangkok. The food, the presentation, the ambience, the friendly service, and the charming tucked-away location make this extraordinary restaurant one you will want to come back to again and again. It is a restaurant like no other. Whatever your plans may be for experiencing Bangkok cuisine, put Patara at the top of your list. Once you experienced Patara, you may not want to dine anywhere else. Simply exquisite.

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Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

One of the various branches of restaurants of Khun Patara Sila-on. But the only one in Bangkok, the others are abroad.
Located at the end of a quiet soi off Thonglor. House with garden. Nice interior design. We went on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was half-empty.
Large offer, with four "Gastro Sets" set menus. We had various starters. The deep-fried lemongrass prawns, honey-marinated chicken and the Tom Kha Gai were good. The grilled Kurobata pork and beef wrapped in betelnut leaves was somehow odd. Main courses were steamed sea bass (good) and slow braised beef (not good). Add some vegetables and rice which were good.
The prices are more on the high side.
All in all a decent restaurant. Not on top level but ok.

Thank claussie
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I went on last week and enjoyed dinner with my sisters. V met the Manager before the restaurant opens for dinner, and she is so sweet to offer us a seat inside as temperature rises high in the afternoon, even though she understands that v don't even book a table for dinner! V took some pictures and return for dinner. Service is excellent and food is of high quality though price is reasonable.

Thank tang r
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Unless you are a foodie you will never know the ironic difficulty in looking for traditional Thai food in Bangkok. Many chef have pursue non traditional cooking leaving a huge gap for true traditionalist like myself.

With modern era comes fusion and many a times we experience a new taste that is a fusion of so many tastes but without a character of any one single cuisine. In all humility I have perfected the art of fusion food for my own taste.

Such was our excitement when we found Patara fine dining which is a rare find instead of the usual commercialism of expensive and tasteless or tourist tainted tasting dishes.

Snuggled in a small Soi/road number 19 off thonglor, it is at the end of a reclusive and quiet road along the tumultuously noisy and exciting Thonglor.

We arrived at 1130am for lunch and found the premises very rustic but luxuriously renovated from an old house. The garden was wide and expansive and very adequate for parking. The kind car park attendant guided us into the restaurant and even put a shade over our car windscreen to shield it from the afternoon heat. Small gesture means a million act of kindness.

We ordered the following:
1. Chicken green curry - 395thb
The green curry was very tasty and exuberates all the pungent turmeric smell of Thai curry. The chicken was sadly too soft for my liking but
2. Curry fried crab meat - 625 the
This was the best dish amongst our order. The curry powder was light and slightly sweet. The crab meat were in chunks and huge pieces that defies understanding. It must have been a big crab. The frying was so well done that the curry coated each and every piece of crab meat yet fried in such a way that it did not overheat and melted the huge chunk of meat over heat. Excellent. Must try for all.
3. Crispy pork with Kailan vegetables - 285thb
This was a surprise in the way it was presented and also the way it’s fried. The crispy pork certainly lived up to its description. The kailan was deliciously soft and crunchy unlike some Thai restaurant of being almost raw and hard crunchy. The crispy pork was delicious - simple and delicious.

My wife and I were overwhelmed by the taste and the delicious food. We did not make it to dessert. Every dish was “wiped out” - wait till I bring the kids..lol.

Overall a wonderful and memorable experience on this Buddhist Lent holiday.

There was only one blip to this otherwise very good food - the serving for the Thai curry was smaller than other restaurant but the curry crab and the kailan portions were big.

We spend a total of 1,500bht with tax.

The drinks were priced as in most fine dining restaurant from 300. Wine was not extensive but they had a limited sake selection. Beers were as usual cheaper from 150bht.

Great food. Great traditional food.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

All the food ordered tasted average...made for foreigners who couldn’t really handle spice...not for the locals to enjoy. Would be a good choice to bring guests. The dishes representation was nice. The staff was very attentive and service was remarkable.

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Thank Rachapa S
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