we always eat a lot of times at nara whenever we are in BKK.
located in basement of erawan shopping, under grand hyatt erawan hotel. you are in bkk? you HAVE to eat at nara, simple as that.
do not go to tourist recommended restaurants by hotels.
even our first class FA TG thai was surprised to have heard and tried nara this month. Thai people do not normally spend a LOT of money (relatively to their currency and income) at a thai restaurant. But this restaurant is the exception: there is always lots of thai people at lunch.
For us, nara is always consistent, good food, good prices compared to NA standards
they used to have only once small location years ago, but now they expanded and it si much bigger, and they have 2 more location in BKK. They opened a franchise in singapore this year 2014 (not as good as bkk)
what to order:
must: tom yum soup
soft shell crabs:
lemongrass seabass: eating this dish will awaken all your senses. It will make you feel alive for a reason. All the spices, all the flavors exploding in your mouth:
Grouper or seabass with their famous green lime herb fish sauce: (we even bought this sauce to go)
optional but still very good: (if you still have space in your tummy)