The vibe is casual but the dishes are still divine
After the success of their flagship restaurant on Wireless road, Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar has officially unveiled it’s second Bangkok branch: the Osha Café located in Warehouse 10 of the Asiatique The Riverfront complex. But here the dining concept is different, as both the interior design and menu aim to build more casual vibe. The restaurant is furnished in a spacious, industrial loft style, complete with sleek modern furniture. Meanwhile the gleaming gold mosaic tiles behind the bar—that frame an oversized Mekhong whisky logo—can be seen through the windows from the outside, enticing passersby to pop in for a drink.
Nothing quenches one’s thirst better than a glass of the signature Osha Refresher (B160), a mocktail made from wild berry syrup and sparkling ginger ale. On the Street (B160) gives more intense flavour of fruit mocktail with a guava juice base. Or go for something stronger with the Tuk Tuk Cocktail (B555), which mixes vodka, Mekhong whisky, bael juice, and homemade rosy syrup, and is served with a toy tuk tuk on the side.
The food is varied in presentation and concept, but the quality and taste remain impressive. Start with the fabulous bite-size Deep-fried soft shell served in betel leaf (B190), flavoured with peanut, garlic and sweet herbal sauce. It is recommended to eat all in one bite to get a perfect taste. A plate of assorted Satay (B190) also makes a great starter, and sees pork, chicken and beef skewers served with spicy homemade dip, cucumber relish, and bread chunks.
One of the seafood highlights is the Deep-fried prawns topped with mellow tamarind sauce (B490). The crispy oversize prawns are so perfectly crispy-fried you can eat the whole body (including the shell). Moving on to meats, the tender Pork chop (B250) comes with a delicious jeaw style sauce so you can do your own spicing, while the mild Massaman curry with slow-braised beef (B320), combines tender, juicy beef chunks with the chef’s own authentic curry seasoning.
For light meals, such as salad and noodles, we recommend the Osha noodles (B190), in which rice noodles are stir-fried with a zippy red curry paste and crispy catfish, and topped with moist and meaty fried dolly fish fillet. Tuck into this one right away, as the noodles will begin to stick together after a while.
Finally, when it comes to desserts, the kitchen team is capable of making both simple and outstanding treats—from Coconut ice cream with sweetened bananas (B90), to their yummy (and crispy) Coconut-coated fried banana (B150).
It’s also worth noting that Osha Café also has an impressive cooking studio, located in the glasshouse next to a dining area, that offers courses for amateurs and professionals alike, with renowned Thai traditional culinary experts as the instructors.
Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194, Charoen Krung Rd.
Tel: 02 046 9441
Open daily: 5pm-midnight