Reviews of At Bangkok
At Bangkok had recently undergone a makeover and it now looks more lively thanks to the modern aesthetics being installed across the wall, such as the Broadway-style lights of the restaurants name and wooden box frames to accentuate that street look.
The atmosphere also feels a little brighter from before. However, the food has not seem to change. They still serve authentic Thai cuisines, most with spicy undertones, which seems to be the signature of their food offerings.
We revisited At Bangkok last week and ordered the pork belly with spinach dish and the deep fried chicken fillet. Both were delicious food and of course, spicy. With per-person charge for steam rice, having dishes for share is definitely the way to go.
The food were served quickly. The service was standard and of acceptable attentiveness, although my heart went to the lady who sat on the table next door when the server accidentally spilled the gravy of the fish dish into her handbag!
My friends and I have visited At Bangkok restaurant several times (including the time we gave up waiting for a table at the rival restaurant across the street) and I am always satisfied.
The place has a slightly open atmosphere with desks-and-stools seating arrangements that are spacious enough to not accidentally knock other guests.
The food offerings are quite extensive, the serving size is acceptable, and the price is quite reasonable. I do agree that their dishes are very spicy in general, but otherwise the food taste good and of pleasant quality.
During my several visits, however, I can conclude that the service could have been improved, as I dont find the staffs to be attentive. We had to call out several times for an extra serve of rice, and when it finally came, it came twice, as if this wasnt being communicated properly between the staffs. With this limited interaction, I cannot deduce whether or not they are friendly.
I also find that the food arrives at odd intervals, maybe due to the increasing number of customers visiting this place.
Defo check this place out, its in the Capitol Square so can be quite busy when a show is on.
The food is traditional and can be quite spicy, so if something says chilli and you don't eaa hot food, ask them to dull it down.
For entree you must try the chicken skewers, the peanut satay is so authentic, the soft shell crab is also nice and both these entree's are cheap @ under $10.
Mains the mussaman beef is a good choice, we had the pork belly but the chilli was way to strong for me so we didn't finish it all.
The service is quite, and so friendly. I like coming here when Chat Thai across the Rd is too busy.