An avant-garde dining experience from one of Thailand’s most respected chefs—that’s pretty much enough said for Issaya Siamese Club. Celebrity chef Ian Chalermkittichai leads you through a journey of modern Thai flavors and state-of-the-art, innovative twists while still paying respect to old recipes.
Making your way to Issaya is part of the appeal—it’s like a treasure hunt. You’d need to navigate your way through Sathorn’s small maze-like alleys before arriving at this charming, centuries-old house. Set in a lush garden setting, the cozy dining room retains a vintage Siamese charm with vibrant decor and colorful murals, while the club lounge upstairs brings back old-school luxury.
The food is undoubtedly delicious (even with a tendency to cater to the tourist palate). The pork ribs (B380), glazed with chef Ian’s signature chili paste, retains a strong sweet taste, and is served on a gimmicky grill wrapped with banana leaves. The signature massamun curry (B720) with lamb shank is tantalizing: the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender, and the curry is rich and flavor-packed. Don’t leave without trying chef Ian’s inventive take on desserts. Opt for Issaya khanom thai (B280), a plate of assorted Thai snacks served in a mini cabinet or the fragrant jasmine panna cotta (B250) harmoniously paired with jasmine rice ice cream.
|Venue name:||Issaya Siamese Club|
Soi Sri Aksorn, Chua Ploeng Road
|Opening hours:||Open daily 11:30-14:30, 18:00-22:30|