In this video I visit a friend's restaurant, and a very unique dining experience in Bangkok! Ruen Mallika, located in Sukhumvit Soi 22, is a Thai restaurant that serves "royal Thai cuisine" with elaborately decorated food fit for royals! What's more is you can even rent a Thai outfit and order from the "finger dining menu" to get the full experience. The building is actually an old traditional Thai wooden house that is over 200 years old!
This isn't some gimmicky, touristy stuff though. The food is legitimately delicious and well executed. This restaurant is recommended by the Michelin Guide, and its sister restaurant (the regular, non-royal version of this place) has been my family's regular place for years. The price is reasonable, it's not cheap but definitely not super expensive, about standard for this "class" of restaurant in Bangkok. The portion sizes are generous (which is not the case for many BBK restaurants) so I think it's a good deal.
Ruen Mallika Restaurant เรือนมัลลิการ์
189 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Sukhumvit Rd.
Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel : +662 663 3211,084-088-3755
Note: The cost to rent the Thai outfits is 500 baht each at the time of this filming.