Nang Gin Kui is not only Bangkok’s leading private dining option, but it is also ranked the best restaurant in Bangkok by Trip Advisor. The rating is incredible considering it is possible to enjoy Michelin star quality food in Bangkok. The reason why people love having dinner at Nang Gin Kui is because it offers a special, boutique experience.
The restaurant describes itself as ‘guerilla’. This is because it occupies a large suite in a residential building. It is, however, no ordinary suite. It is on the 15th floor of a skyscraper overlooking the Chao Phraya River. As the Facebook page mentions – it is a million dollar view.
Being a boutique home dining experience, you cannot just turn up unannounced. You must book in advance. Reservations can be hard to make at busy times of the year. Nang Gin Kui caters for groups of between 8 and 16 people. They do sometimes offer honeymoon packages for couples.
The cooking and the hosting is by Florian and her capable team. It is a set menu that features at least 10 courses. The food is described as Japanese, Asian and vegetarian by Trip Advisor, but actually it is contemporary Thai cuisine that features most prominently on Nang Gin Kui’s menus.
There are soft drinks, beer and ‘free flowing’ wine available.
The cost? Well as you would expect for such an exclusive experience with fine dining it is not cheap. The price is between $50 and $70 a head. It is, however, a whole night experience: a chance to eat, drink and chat and enjoy the magnificent views over the river and the city.
What makes private dining unique is that it is something more than just a private room in a restaurant. It is a whole night with friends enjoying a large, comfortable and private residential space. It is the sense of being able to really relish the food without worrying about holding up the table. It is receiving personalized service. It is the chance to experience something different.
Recommended meeting points
1) River City (e.g. Viva Aviv Bar)
2) the lobby of the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel
Both these meeting points are on Charoen Krung Soi 30 and just 10 minutes walk from Nang Gin Kui.
MRT Subway Station Hualamphong – walking distance 10 minutes
BRT Skytrain Staition – Saphan Taksin – continue by taxi to Charoen Krung Soi 20
Public River Boat – exit Pier Nr. 4/Harbour Department. Remember: the public boat service ends at around 6:30 to 7:00 PM !
Press about Nang Gin Kui
“Eating outside the box” – Guru Magazine
“One of the quirkiest restaurants in town” – BK Magazine
How to make a reservation
Telephone: +66 (0) 85 904 6996
It is just a shame that their website is just an archived single page. The owners might know about exclusive dining but little about the net. They focus on the Facebook page and miss out on a great opportunity to produce a boutique styled informative website.