Time Out says
Phahonyothin's famous à-la-carte seafood buffet has moved to a new, swankier nest
It has been four years since renowned seafood haven Laemgate landed in Bangkok thanks to the hard work, sweat and tears of second-generation restaurateur Apichat Bowonbuncharuk.
Heavy fashion- and celebrity-related marketing promotions have earned this à la carte buffet restaurant a huge success in recent years. FYI, an à la carte buffet is where you order what you want from the menu instead of picking from sad-looking, ready-made stuff in a buffet spread. And this is where Laemgate’s claim to fame began: all-you-can-eat fare, fresh sea ingredients and affordable prices.
Laemgate has now moved to a new address on Lat Phrao intersection. This new home, designed by rising interior design firm, Studio AOK, takes inspiration from the circus and features a massive carousel hanging from the ceiling. To complement the restaurant’s whimsical and festive interiors, staffers are clad in extravagant dresses influenced by French fashion.
A larger space means Laemgate can now accept up to 250 diners at a time, with four buffet rounds (11:30, 13:30, 17:30 and 19:00; 90minutes/round for B666 net). Its interiors may be fancy but Laemgate’s menu remains simple with 23 seafood dishes, including their best-selling—and our favorite—fresh oysters from Sri Racha, served with chili paste and deep-fried red onions. We’re also into the hot and spicy nam prik khai pu (Thai chilli paste with crab roe), the chewy and tender au suan (Teochew-style oyster omelet), and, last but not least, the crispy roti served with ice cream—comes in Thai tea and lime flavors—which is perfect for cleansing the palate.
SJ Infinite One Business Complex
Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon 11:30-21:00; Wed-Sun 11:30-21:00|