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The best Indian restaurant in Bangkok: Rang Mahal at Rembrandt Hotel

29 April 2011

This truly exceptional Indian restaurant offers exquisite cuisine in an elegant sophisticated setting. Live music, candle light reflecting the warm ambiance of the room, mixed with the luscious colors of India make this a unique experience of fine dining. Rang Mahal’s enchanting main dining room is festive and perfect for a large group and socializing. There are also quiet corners and a slightly separate room for soft conversation or a bit of romance. You will find a sophisticated crowd of Thai, Indian and Western patrons enjoying the Rang Mahal experience. Come and join us. Bon Appetit!

It is rare for an ethnic restaurant in a hotel to achieve the status of “most authentic,” but this is precisely what the Rang Mahal at the Rembrandt Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 18 has done. Ask a member of Bangkok’s Indian community for the name of the city’s best Indian restaurant and the answer will most likely be “Rang Mahal.”

The reason for the success of the restaurant lies with the ownership of the Rembrandt Hotel; this large and impressive independent hotel is owned by Thai nationals of Indian descent. Although all of the hotel’s restaurants are excellent, the owners are proud of their heritage and make a special effort to ensure that the Rang Mahal is of signal quality. Located on the top floor of the 26-storey hotel, the popular dining spot is spacious, heavily carpeted and elegantly decorated in a style that communicates it is Indian without the artificial excesses found in many ethnic restaurants.

Blessed with enormous windows, many of the tables at Rang Mahal offer spectacular views of the city and the nearby Queen Sirikit Convention Centre. One of the tables, described by the restaurant’s manager as the “Honeymoon Table”, is located where two seamless windows form a corner with a view that is probably the most spectacular offered at any restaurant in Bangkok. The table, which is extremely popular, must be reserved well in advance and has a special menu available featuring champagne.

Another unique element of the Rang Mahal is the private dining room, which is a great place for a private party or company meal, as the terrace, which is directly attached to the room, provides an impressive setting for cocktails while viewing Bangkok’s spectacular skyline. For those who simply prefer cocktails and Indian snacks while enjoying a stunning view, the terrace can be used without reserving the private dining room. There are also two other private dining rooms available.

The tables without views are in the middle of the restaurant near the group of Indian musicians who perform authentic and relaxing Indian music six nights a week. The musicians, have been flown in from the Indian subcontinent and add immeasurably to the restaurant’s intriguing ambiance.

The Rang Mahal features food from northern India and this means the tandoor oven plays a role in much of what is served. The Rang Mahal possesses two of these ancient charcoal-fired clay ovens and they turn out a wide selection of breads and other delicious items. If you have never seen a tandoor oven in action, ask the manager to show you the kitchen. He will proudly describe the ovens and what is cooked in them.

During our visit, we particularly enjoyed the murgh tikka; tender pieces of boneless chicken marinated and cooked in the clay oven and the tandoori prawns; jumbo prawns marinated in Indian spices and finished in the charcoal oven. The tandoor is known for the flat breads it produces and those served at Rang Mahal are spectacularly good. Our party also thoroughly enjoyed the roganjosh kashmiri; pot-roasted mutton cooked in thick onion gravy with selected Indian spices and the palak aap ki pasand; creamed spinach with cottage cheese. In fact, everything we ate was delicious and we are sure the other items on the menu are just as good.

There are numerous vegetarian items on the menu, including some outstanding kebabs and some delicious vegetable curries. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian set menus available at both lunch and dinner. One of the most popular lunchtime meals is the special Vegetarian Thali Lunch.

The Rang Mahal is open daily for both lunch and dinner. On Sundays from 11:00-14:30 there is a popular buffet brunch with live music and over 60 different items on offer. If you have never eaten Indian food before, the buffet provides a marvellous introduction to this unique and delicious cuisine. At only THB 510++, it represents great value for money.

For Indian food at its finest, served in an elegant and sophisticated setting, the Rang Mahal is the place to go when in Bangkok. Reservations are a must at this popular restaurant. The number to call is 0-2261-7100.

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 18 – Bangkok – Thailand
c/o Rembrandt Hotel Top floor – 26th floor
About halfway between Asok and Phrom Phong BTS stops

For reservations, please contact: +66 2 261 7100 ext 7532

Opening hours:
Daily for lunch from 11.30 – 14.30 hours
Daily for dinner from 18.30 – 23.00 hours
Sunday brunch from 11.00 – 14.30 hours each Sunday

Thailand Tatler Thailand’s Best Restaurants 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011
Bangkok’s Best Restaurant Awards 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007


Zanotti Italian restaurant in Bangkok

29 April 2011

Zanotti ‘Il Ristorante Italiano’ has imposed itself as an expression of the finest Italian Dining in Bangkok.

Zanotti’s unique atmosphere is immediately noticeable from the moment you enter the restaurant. You will be met by an artistically engraved brass bull, a powerful symbol of Torino, the home town of Chef Zanotti, and the symbol of our restaurant and its specialty cuisine.

The impeccable attention to detail, encompassing the décor of Zanotti’s and the committed service that we provide, lends itself to the full enjoyment of our cuisine and wines. The final outcome of this marriage of ambience, service and food is what our customers call, “The Zanotti Experience”.

Whatever the purpose of your visit to Zanotti’s, whether it be business, a family event or romantic soirée, we aim not only to satisfy your needs, but to excel and raise your standards.

The diverse menu will satisfy the most discerning of palates and for those looking something a little different, our ‘Specials’ will never fail to disappoint.

All of our ingredients are of the highest quality and many rare and special products, difficult to find even in Italy, are specifically imported to tempt the most refined of tastes.

Whatever will be your dining: romantic, business, family event, we will not only satisfy your need, but uplift your standard.

More than 600 labels of wine are available from our reserve, with a wide selection of Spirit, and Cigars to attract the most “aficionados”.

Il Ristorante Zanotti was founded 11 years ago in the Silom and Sathorn area, one of Bangkok’s most cosmopolitan and elite districts.

From the very beginning, and under the careful supervision of Chef Gianmaria Zanotti, the restaurant positioned itself at the highest level in terms of Italian cuisine on the international scene.

Zanotti, distinguished by the quality of service and of its’ products, and guided by the renowned talents of Chef Gianmaria, immediately became a familiar brand representing quality Italian food.

The determination of Chef Gianmaria, who never compromises the classical Italian taste to better suit the Oriental palate, coupled with his ability to educate the clientele as to the quality of typical Italian products, immediately reaped rewards.

Throughout the years, the success of Zanotti has been driven in part by the ever growing demand from both Thai and international consumer for products of the highest quality. Chef Gianmaria’s achievements have affirmed Zanotti’s position in the uppermost echelons of international restaurants, regardless of the nationality of the cuisine.

Address : 21/2 1st Floor, Saladaeng Colonnade Condominium,Silom Rd., Silom Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. : +66 2 636-0002 ,+66 2 636-0266 Fax : +66 2 636-0221



Gianni finest Italian restaurant in Bangkok

29 April 2011

Gianni Ristorante cuisine is based on the three main principles of Mediterranean style, modernity and top quality raw ingredients. It is Mediterranean because its origins are steeped in the culinary traditions of Italy, which the interpretation of Gianni Favro then freely interprets and modifies. It is modern thanks not only to the extensive use of extra-virgin olive oil instead of other fat, meats to fit a more up-to-date lifestyle, but also to the use of the most advanced cooking techniques and technologies available. But the essential building block of our cuisine is the availability of the highest quality raw materials: for ten years we have sought out Italian artisan food producers and found the best way to be shipped to Bangkok bi-weekly in order to have the freshest and most fragrant ingredients like at any morning market in Italy.

The wine cellar is unique, 250 labels of the most representative wines, rigorously all from Italy representing – not only for the extensive collection of great wines, but also for the importance given to the temperature that houses them. All the wines are stored in air-conditioned or refrigerators because we believe that wines should get as little temperature shocks as possible and . Inside, the temperature is perfect for the ‘king’ Barolo, the bubbles of Franciacorta, the big super-Tuscan and rising stars of the southern part of Italy.

Address: 34/1 Soi Tonson Ploenchit Road – Bangkok 10330
Telephone: +66 2252-1619

Gianni’s restaurant is situated in the heart of the city. Soi Tonson is near Chidlom BTS Station and is facing Central Department Store in Chidlom.


Aka Resort wonderful accomodation in Hua Hin (Thailand)

18 November 2010

AKA Resort is an exclusive all private villa lakeside retreat located in the historic seaside resort of Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s oldest and most traditional resorts for both Thais and overseas visitors. Hua Hin, a sanctuary frequented by the Thai Royal Family and nobility is home to the summer palace of King Rama VII, built by the King of Thailand as a hideaway naming it Klai Kang Won, meaning Far From Worries. Today, this is home for Their Majesties. Hua Hin is rich in cultural heritage and is within easy reach of Bangkok.

Designed by the Architect of other luxury five star internationally acclaimed spa resorts, AKA Resort offers elegant villas with emphasis on utmost privacy and attention to detail.

Voted top ten boutique resorts in South East Asia, AKA Resort nestles reclusively against a gentle hillside just ten minutes from Hua Hin’s charming town centre. Its design is elegant chic, blending traditional Thai and contemporary architecture. Fringed by mountains and blessed with natural lakes, monastic tranquility permeates AKA Resort affording it a unique ambiance.

Guest villas are dotted around 10 acres of verdant tropical landscape and include private individual infinity-edge swimming pools, garden terraces, private courtyards and sala roof gardens. A retreat, an oasis of calm, a refuge from the pillages of modern city life, AKA Resort offers its guests a unique opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and rediscover their zest for life.

AKA Story

A design retreat otherwise known as Resort was inspired by an ancient hilltribe known as the AKA. The AKA originated in the Tibetan Highlands and Yunnan in China and have over the years migrated to various countries including Northern Thailand. The AKA are a deeply spiritual people with a desire for simplicity and continuity pervading their daily lives. The AKA are known for their extraordinary costumes and exotic appearance.

AKA Resort, inspired by the AKA philosophy, offers guests an oasis in which to relax and revitalize. Based on the AKA’s love of nature, AKA Resort presents its guests with a healing, harmonious and intimate lifestyle in discreet villas. Outstanding resort facilities include, an elegant Zen Spa, a 35 metre lakeside infinity-edge swimming pool, tranquil lakes and mountain scenes, and together with exceptional service, make AKA Resort the ultimate lifestyle retreat.

Enjoy Hua Hin’s natural beauty from an exclusive luxury villa. Each villa offers a private infinity pool, sun deck terrace and open-air sunken bath. The rooftop gardens provide the ideal setting for a meditative retreat amidst Thailand’s serene countryside. Hua Hin’s history as an exclusive royal destination instills each private villa with a touch of luxury and elegance.



.AKA Resort Guti

Moo 7, Baan Nhong Hiang
Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin


CentralWorld Shopping mall in Bangkok

3 July 2009

800px-CentralWorld-Dec2006CentralWorld is the largest shopping mall complex in Southeast Asia. The complex includes a hotel and office tower. In 2006, after three years of design and renovation, the expanded, 550,000 square metres of shopping mall and 1,024,000 square metres of complex was opened, topping its nearby rival Siam Paragon in terms of size.

The renovated complex aims to attract 150,000 customers per day, purchasing more than 7 billion baht annually. It markets itself as a middle class shopping center, opposed to the upper class-marketed Siam Paragon.

From the outside, Central World looks like a rectangular large box. In front there is a large rectangular square. The largest outdoor activity square in downtown Bangkok covers an area of 8,000 square metres, which is ideal for large-scale activities. It has 400 dancing fountain heads incorporated into the plaza and can accommodate up to 100,000 people per day. In the evening, huge crowds often gather here to have a drink in the open air bars. With New Year’s Eve probably the largest gathering of Thai people can be seen there, seeing out the old year. Especially during the ‘cold’ season, the plaza turns into an enormous ‘beer garden’.

A booklet we obtained mentions that there are more than 500 shops at Central World, and no less than 80 restaurants. Famous international brands and Thai brands are well represented. Furthermore, there are quite a few smaller local brand outlets. Generally the stores are large. As is often the case in such a large shopping complex, Central World looks less than crowded, especially when you visit the upper floors.

We suggest to go to CentralWorld for some hours of relax and to have launch in one of the 80 different restaurants and bars. From Mc Donald’s to Italian restaurant, from Thai exclusive cuisine to American Donuts everybody can find the favorite food. Floors 6 and 7 are dedicated to food but you can also find some particular attractions on floor 3. On a side of the building there is Zen a shop with 7 floors and 50.000 square meters. A must see shop with dedicated floors to the different needs of men, women and children. On the ground floor you can find the DJ console and speakers that broadcast music and information on all the shop.

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