There are a number of great seafood restaurants on the outskirts of Bangkok but comparatively few in the heart of town. Hence the popularity of Seafood Market and Restaurant at Sukhumvit Soi 24, which provides customers with the best of fresh quality seafood cooked by an experienced culinary team in a large bustling open kitchen. In fact, the interior of this vast restaurant is aquarium-like with schools of various kinds of model fish hanging above the dining area, where the long tables front of the shopping zone.
Aside from the delectable cuisine you can enjoy onsite, what also makes Seafood Market and Restaurant distinctive is that you can purchase fresh premium seafood from a 50-meter long display counter heaving with local and imported items. A wide range of seafood items are offered, spanning from local sea bass, red snapper, oysters, tiger prawn, squid, rock lobster and scallops to imported Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab and Hokkaido scallops. You can choose your favorite seafood items as well as other ingredients in the market area, where staff are on hand to make helpful suggestions. When your choice is complete, your selection of items is whisked away to the kitchen while you take a seat and wait for your scrumptious dinner to be served.
Steamed snow fish with soya sauce (B1950 per kg) and streamed jasmine rice is well worth trying. The beautiful fish fillets are steamed with the soy sauce and topped with yellow chives and coriander. Also try stirfried crab with curry powder (B2550 per kg), scrambled egg, onion and scallion. It has a beautiful flavour. Stir-fried lobster with Thai curry paste (starting from B2100 per kg) and stir-fried baby clams with chilli paste (B375 per kg) are also recommended for those who love seafood cooked with typical Thai spices and condiments. All the dishes are amazingly fresh and zesty – indeed, the restaurant makes a point of saying that it uses no MSG in any of its cuisine.
An outdoor dining area and private rooms are available in three different sizes, the biggest being a VIP room for 50 guests. The aquarium-like décor and the tanks displaying live marine creatures are a plus for those having dinner with young children because they give the youngsters something to explore (rather than bugging mum and dad). The staff are also patient and unfailingly kind to children, which adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
The Seafood Market and Restaurant is, hence, an idealplace for dinner with extended family and friends.
Seafood Market and Restaurant
89, Sukhumvit Soi 24, Sukhumvit Rd | 0 2261 2071-5, 0 2661 1252-9,0 2259 6580-1 | seafood.co.th