Recently, during my visit to Waan Thai, the modern & elegant restaurant adjacent to the famed R-Haan of 2-star Michelin prestige, both are pioneered by Chef Chumpol Jangprai.
It is about a year since they opened their doors in the heart of the Thonglo neighbourhood.
Waan Thai, us checks all the boxes:
[ ] Short ride from Thonglo station, E6, on the Sukhumvit Line. So just six stations from the Siam main interchange. One can walk from the station <10-20 minutes> on a cool day.
[ ] Opens early for breakfast, from 7 a.m. every day.
[ ] Lunch sets are available for the office crowd or those who need a great lunch at greater speed and smaller portions.
[ ] Violinist performs on weekends and adds to the charm.
[ ] We are familiar with Many classic Thai dishes, like Khao Soi from Chiang Mai.
[ ] Other classic and famous recipes are also available from the first part of the menu, curated by Chef Chumpol Jangprai himself.
In Waan Thai, guests can sample new innovative dishes like a medley of croissants and pasta with lobster. Chef Nattie, a baker at heart, helms the innovative part of the menu.
Waan Thai has sufficient parking and a private room available for small groups. Their chefs can customize the best of both worlds (classic Thai dishes and innovative selections) for your enjoyment. We recommend their elevated take on the Pad Thai with a giant river prawn. Make space for their green curry beef with locally sourced Wagyu that delivers a fiery punch of flavours.
We also saw many guests who came for lunch and stayed on for afternoon tea. Kudos to their mocktail selection, too. Sweet notes/desserts are also presented artfully and ‘gram ready. Indeed, our experience reflects their tagline, “Thai Cuisine, Thai Dessert.”
Waan Thai opens daily from 7AM to 5.00PM
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)