Seafood Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand: Seafood Market and Restaurant Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Seafood Market and Restaurant Heart
Restaurants and bars
Open: Lunch and dinner daily
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: 02 66 11 25 29
Address: 89, Sukhumvit Soi 24
Bangkok, 10110
Country: Thailand
Food Style: Seafood

As you approach this brightly-lit beacon on Sukhumvit Soi 24 you will notice literally dozens of chefs in the open kitchen at the front of the building furiously cooking the orders from the hordes of diners inside.
This is an upscale venue that appeals to both locals and foreigners alike. You are rapidly seated at a table and the 'rules' explained. You have to think of the venue as a supermarket where you buy your ingredients and then a restaurant where they cook your ingredients for you. So, you need to construct your own menu. You go to the huge fish tanks and display area and buy the fish you would like to eat. We bought some lovely fresh clams and a clear -eyed snapper. We then went to the fresh produce area and bought garlic, ginger, Chinese spinach, fresh mushrooms and some lovely small fiery chillies. You go through the 'supermarket' check out and pay for your produce. You then return to your table where you explain what you want the chefs to prepare for you. We wanted sautéed spinach with mushrooms and garlic, clams with chillies and black beans and steamed snapper with ginger and soy sauce (the sauces and other condiments are provided).
While that went off to be cooked we wandered over to the impressive wine cellar and bought a Louis Michel Montmain Chablis to accompany the meal.
Soon, our dishes arrived and they were perfect. (The chefs had taken some licence - they obviously decided that we wouldn't be able to take the heat of the tiny chillies we had purchased so they substituted milder ones!).
A thoroughly enjoyable meal with everything we had cooked perfectly.
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