Fresh oysters and succulent crab, anyone?
Along with a huge list of oysters charting such prestigious names as Tsarskaya, Gillardeau, Belon, and Fine de Claire, you will also find a whole list of other premium seafood at this elegant market-style restaurant. Signature dishes include red king crab au gratin (baked red king crab with grated parmesan and cream, B2,999) and Tsar of Ora King salmon a la minute (B550). The food menu suggests wines to pair with each dish, or you can go for a small bottle of Singha beer (B90) for a more chill vibe.
1/F, Maze Thonglor, 148 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-381-5373/4 Open Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. BTS Thong Lo
Crab and Claw
This one's all about New England-style seafood. Don your bib and prepare to get your hands dirty by hammering, cracking and digging into the likes of whole Maine lobster and whole crabs, or keep it neat with lobster thermidor (B950), crab melt rolls (chilled peekytoe crab on a bun, B550), and oysters Rockefeller (B420). There are plenty more oysters to choose from, of which we recommend the clean and smooth big Irish premium (B170/piece), which go great with a cold bottle of Singha beer (B150).
G/F Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Rd., 061-912-3145. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Siam
Bangkok Sea View
Bangkok Sea View requires that you get a long-tail boat (B50 for adults/B20 for kids) from a pier on Rama 2 to go dine in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. Food is mostly seafood like talay pao (a platter of grilled prawns, crabs, cockles, mussels, and squid, B550), pu talay pad pongaree (stir-fried sea crab in yellow curry paste, B550), and yam chakram (sea blite spicy salad with prawns, B150). We recommend you drop by in time for sunset to make the most of the view as you kick back with a chilled Singha beer (B120).
74/3 Moo 9, Bangkhuntien Rd., Thakam, 02-408-4008. Open daily 10am-9pm
Located at Tha Maharaj, Savoey offers panoramic views over the Chao Phraya River from its breezy al fresco terrace—head there for sundown when the nearby Wat Rakhang glistens with orange hues. The menu here bounces between Thai comfort food, Chinese staples, and a huge range of fresh seafood—order the firm and juicy massive grilled river prawn (B1,000/each), which comes with zesty nam jim seafood dip. Their drinks selection ranges from traditional o-liang (Thai iced coffee, B50) and healthy kale frappes (B60) to beers like Singha (B120/bottle).
2/F, Tha Maharaj, 02-024-1317
Operated by one of Thailand’s biggest seafood providers, Thammachart Seafood, this restaurant serves up Thai dishes and fresh seafood. Highlights include the oyster platter (three Surat Thani oysters served with fried shallots, chili paste, lime, and nam jim seafood dip, B395), grilled river prawns (B580/three prawns), and stir-fried crab meat with yellow chili (B165). Wash it down with Singha beer on draught, which is served in three sizes: glass (B95), mug (B200), and 1.5 liter tower (B550).
G/F The Market, Ratcha-damri Rd., 02-209-5209. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Chit Lom