Bangkok City Thai 4301 Bryan, Dallas, TX. 214-824-6200
Dallas Restaurant Review:
I first noticed Bangkok City restaurant when it made D Magazine’s honor roll of “Best Neighborhood Restaurants”. It didn’t take me long to figure out why.
SETTING – This restaurant's renovated 1930's building is in a funky old East Dallas neighborhood, almost in the shadow of downtown. Bangkok naturally specializes in Thai food, and right across the street is a Vietnamese restaurant.
FOOD – Bangkok City says that their goal is to provide authentic Thai cuisine. The clientele is mostly American, but the food is the real thing. There are many great choices, including a lot of stuff you won't see at a run-of-the-mill Asian restaurant. I love the flat noodle dishes, but the seafood and meat entrées are good, too. When I order a "hot" item – marked with a red star – I order it "medium" heat, which is hot enough for me to break a sweat without reaching the threshold of pain. But suit yourself. The food is authentic, but not too much so. Sometimes when a dish is first set in front of me, I momentarily get a whiff of an unfamiliar spice, but I invariably love it and finish every bite. Prices are inexpensive – entrées typically around $11-$12.
BEER & WINE – There’s no bar, but they do have 8 or 10 adequate wines (inexpensive and better than you’d expect). Also some American and imported beers. I like the Singha beer, brewed in Thailand. It’s like a smooth European beer, or maybe one of the best Mexican brews. They serve it in a frosted mug.
AMBIANCE - The interior is bright and charming with exposed beams and vintage light fixtures. The furnishings are eclectic, as is the slightly off-beat East Dallas clientele – a mix of casual business people, 20-somethings on dates, and guys on cell phones who haven't shaved in a couple days – so I fit right in. The service is very friendly. You may also want to check out their web site.
BOTTOM LINE - There are several other excellent Thai restaurants in town, but you won’t find better authentic Thai food than at Bangkok City restaurant. You'll be warmly welcomed.