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  • 5 Great Restaurants at Central Embassy Bangkok

    Top Dining Spots in Bangkok’s Shiniest Mall

    Central Embassy is not just about the ultra-luxe designer brands and cool spaceship design that has had heads spinning across Bangkok. Just like most malls in Bangkok, the 18-billion baht shopping complex is home to a wealth of restaurants spread over the top floors, and several of them just happen to be some of the most exciting new places to eat in Bangkok.

    From one of the most talked about restaurant brands taking over Bangkok at the moment, to a world-famous Ramen joint, we’ve eaten our way through Central Embassy and bring you this list of all the best places to eat.

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    Water Library Brasserie
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    The Water Library really is the stand-out restaurant at Central Embassy, both in terms of its décor and quality of food. With a mix of fine-dining spots across bangkok, as well as more affordable outlets at Sathorn and Central World, these prolific restaurateurs seem to be taking the Thai capital by storm. This Central Embassy branch is no less stylish than its other locations, with plush leather seating, cast iron installations and lavish wooden flooring – all helping you to forget that you’re sat in the middle of a shopping mall. True to its brasserie concept, expect the likes of duck confit (690 baht), lamb rack and Merguez sausage (890 baht) and lobster thermidor (1,390) to star on the menu.

    • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00 Daily
    • Address: Level 5, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Ploenchit Road
    • Tel: +66 (0) 2160-5893
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    Ippudo Ramen
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    Ippudo’s first ever branch in Thailand opened on the third floor of Central Embassy in September 2014, and since then the popular Japanese noodle chain has been packed most lunch times. Ippudo specialises in ramen noodles, as well as a whole menu of other Japanese favourites such as gyoza and pork buns. Décor is just as sleek as the dozens of other branches across the world, with a huge kanji calligraphy screen the main focal point, as well as wooden benches, polished black tiled flooring and a semi-open kitchen adding to the overall buzz of the place. Signature Ramen dishes, which are all made with 100% fresh ingredients onsite, range from around 200 – 300 baht.

    • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00 Daily
    • Location: Third Floor, Central Embassy Bangkok
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 160 5672
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    Somboon Seafood
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    The long-running Somboon Seafood chain opened up its seventh store in Bangkok to mark its 45th anniversary, and this Central Embassy branch is probably the classiest of the bunch. From the humble beginnings of a small shop house near Siam, Somboon has become synonymous with crab curry, and this was actually where the famous ‘phad-phong-karee’ (fried crab with yellow curry) originated.

    Head to level five in Central Embassy to try the original recipe, just expect to pay a bit more for the prime location. Other recommended dishes include their spicy pork stew, deep fried rock lobster with garlic and classic tom yam goong.

    • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00 daily
    • Location: Fifth Floor, Central Embassy Bangkok
    • Tel: +66(0)2 160-5965 6
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    Nabezo Hotpot
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    No self respecting shopping mall in Thailand is complete without at least one hot-pot restaurant, and the best place to indulge in some D.I.Y cooking at Central Embassy is Nabezo, on the fifth floor. The concept here is exactly the same as any other all-you-can-eat hot-pot shabu-shabu, sukiyaki (or whatever you want to call it): order you choice of soup, vegetables, beef, pork, chicken and seafood, throw everything in, wait, then dip the fresh produce in the choice of sauces served with rice. As well as this Central Embassy branch, Nabezo have over 30 others in Japan, so you know you’re getting the real deal.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 daily
    • Location: Fifth Floor, Central Embassy Bangkok
    • Tel: +66 (0) 2 160 5623
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    This upscale food court occupies the entire basement floor of Central Embassy, and takes on a neat concept of offering regional Thai food in designated sections. Head over to the Issan section to blow your head off with some spicy som tam soup, stop by the Northern Thai zone for some ‘Khao Soi’ yellow noodle curry, or indulge in some seafood at ‘Cape’ which includes fresh blue crabs, oysters and grilled sea bass. Expect to pay about double compared to your average food court, with dishes like pad Thai and fried rice starting at around 120 baht, but it’s more than worth it for the quality of ingredients and overall experience. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
    • Location: Basement, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Ploenchit Road
    • Tel: +66 (0) 2119 7777
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    Central Embassy

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 until 22:00 every day
    • BTS: Ploenchit
    • Address: Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
    • Tel: +66(0)2 119 7777
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