Tadaima: The Japanese restaurant and izakaya where booze and bites are just 88 baht

The first time we wandered, starving, into the Gateway Ekkamai location of Tadaima, we were confused. There weren’t prices next to any of the dishes on the menu. We didn’t realize the number “88” that figures in much of their signage refers to the price — of everything on the menu. Once we figured out ...

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We Tried It: Budget airline Nok Air introduces pricey lobster dish onboard

We Tried It: Budget airline Nok Air introduces pricey lobster dish onboard

When we heard that Nok Air had introduced a spendy lobster dish onboard, we had so many questions. The first one was: why? Here’s the thing. The budget airlines of Southeast...

Was it worth it? We had lunch at Bangkok bucket list restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Was it worth it? We had lunch at Bangkok bucket list restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Sure they exist in cities throughout the world, from Vegas to Tokyo to Paris, but L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the French haute cuisine signature chain of the recently...

Blue Parrot: This cool backyard cafe has a pool, cabanas, cocktails, petanque, and great food from the grill

Blue Parrot: This cool backyard cafe has a pool, cabanas, cocktails, petanque, and great food from the grill

You know those times when you just want to relax by a pool, drink cocktails, and people watch, but no one goes to your condo pool and you can’t drink there anyway? (Is that...

Kika Kitchen & Bar: Mediterranean restaurant specializing in charcoal oven cookery

Kika Kitchen & Bar: Mediterranean restaurant specializing in charcoal oven cookery

If you wander a few blocks down Silom’s Soi Convent, you’ll stumble across the cozy Kika Kitchen & Bar, a spot that’s been serving up tapas with Mediterranean tones for...

Baan Dum: This ‘black house’ by the sea serves up fresh seafood and great views in Hua Hin

Baan Dum: This ‘black house’ by the sea serves up fresh seafood and great views in Hua Hin

The next time you’re in Hua Hin and want a nice, relaxing sit-down restaurant with outdoor seating that overlooks the crashing ocean — well, this spot is great for...

La Dotta Fresh Pasta Bar’s handcrafted, old-school-style pastas capture the best of Bologna

La Dotta Fresh Pasta Bar’s handcrafted, old-school-style pastas capture the best of Bologna

La Dotta is a nickname for the city of Bologna, which is where the Thong Lor pasta bar by the same name takes the inspiration for their menu. This charming blue-and-white bedecked...

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill: California-style Mexican eats and beer taps at the table

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill: California-style Mexican eats and beer taps at the table

Cali-Mex is a pretty well-known chain in Hong Kong and China, with 20 locations offering traditional — well, the Californian version of traditional — Mexican dishes...

Second Tacos & Salsa: New location offers more tostadas, burritos, and fiery homemade hot sauce

Second Tacos & Salsa: New location offers more tostadas, burritos, and fiery homemade hot sauce

Popular eatery Tacos & Salsa has been a Mexican mainstay in Asoke since 2012, and they have a newer second branch on On Nut’s main drag near Soi 2. We stopped by over the...

Bangkok’s Blue-Hued Brew: Colorful coffee at indigo-themed cafe Blue Whale Maharaj

Bangkok’s Blue-Hued Brew: Colorful coffee at indigo-themed cafe Blue Whale Maharaj

It’s easy to let the blues wash over you at Old Town’s Blue Whale Maharaj cafe. The three-story shophouse is decked out in ocean shades from top to toe. Visitors that trek...


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Our Critic’s Table features tell it like it is and are never afraid to lay it on the line. These incendiary stories let you tag along as our food writers go to the most exclusive, high-end, hard to get into and hyped beyond belief food spots and let you know if they truly live up to their reputations. Before you lay out a pile of baht, make sure that restaurant with the bloated reputation is really worth it. That’s what Coconuts Critic’s Table is all about.