Su Tha Ros Bangkok
Thai Restaurant on Langsuan
Su Tha Ros is a fantastic Thai restaurant which serves tasty and traditional dishes with a modern twist, in a chic dining room with a view. Located in the stylish Hotel Muse on Langsuan Road, a ten minute walk from the BTS at Chit Lom, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day, with the set lunch menu offering exceptional value. You can’t miss the hotel with its distinctive turrets and gothic styled grand entrance on the left hand side of the road as you walk from the BTS. The restaurant is on the 19th floor of the hotel and offers impressive views towards Wireless Road and the leafy grounds of the American and Dutch embassies. Not all the tables have views so we recommend that you book ahead if you want dinner with a vista.
The dining room doesn’t immediately strike you as Thai, and actually, with tiled black and white floor, velvet chairs and walls of mirrors, it has a French feel to it, inspired not by the country itself but by King Rama V’s feted trips to Europe at the turn of the 19th century. The restaurant is in keeping with the rest of the hotel, evoking the passion of travel. If you are coming for an intimate celebration or business meeting there is a private dining room with a corner window view. It is easy to imagine having a romantic dinner for two at Su Tha Ros, with cosy alcoves, plenty of space between the tables and warm, low lighting in the evenings. Service is swift and unobtrusive, and staff have good knowledge of the menu. Drinks on offer range from classic cocktails to fine wines and fresh fruit juices.
Their special lunchtime menu covers some Thai highlights with two different sets, one focusing on dishes from the north and the other on favourites from the south. The set comes with four courses for an impressive 290 baht per person. The northern set starters include mee grob and chicken, pork and beef satay, followed by one of the tastiest nam prik ong we have tried. This traditional spicy chilli paste is packed with punchy flavour and really adds depth to the accompanying vegetables and minced pork. From set two we really enjoyed the betel leaf cones, filled with roasted coconut, chilli, lime, ginger and peanuts with a hint of sweet caramel. The main courses also embody traditional cooking from the north and south, with khao soi coconut curry soup with chicken or a southern seafood red curry with crab and basil. Dessert choices include colourful water chestnuts and jackfruit in coconut and a fresh fruit platter.
The evening crowd is a mix of in-house guests, local ex-pats and Thai families, all here to enjoy traditional Thai and modern versions of classic dishes. Some items on menu are even cooked based on recipes that are over a hundred years old, prepared with flair by Bangkok’s only female executive chef. There is plenty of choice on the menu with a full range of curries, soups and noodles. Recommended dishes include more contemporary interpretations: lemongrass salad with scallops, snow fish with herbs and spices and the lamb massaman curry with baked potatoes. Desserts include a beautifully presented mango and sticky rice, lychee sorbet and a creamy coconut ice-cream. Su Tha Ros successfully walks the line between tradition and modernity with delicious Thai food served in a refined atmosphere, and offers one of the best lunch deals in the city.
Su Tha Ros
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 22:30
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: 19th floor, Hotel Muse, 55/555 Langsuan Road
- Tel: +66 (0)2 6304000
See the Rates for Hotel Muse LangSuan