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Ate there 4 or 5 years ago

Its quite ok But not the best ive had.

There was maybe only one other customer there though.

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North Indian quick bite would be my fav place Indian Chaat in Sukhumvit Soi 23 - Very cheap.

This place is now ranked as number one restaurant in Bangkok by tripadvisor. As an Indian food lover i decided that i must give it a go, and did so a week or two back. What a thoroughly disappointing experience. The food was incredibly bland and not in the least bit spicy. We ordered our dishes at level 8 heat. Tasted to us more like level 1. But it wasn't just the lack of heat that was the problem. A fundamental lack of taste.

Bland also is a good way to describe the ambience of the place. Very dull. Plus completely empty of customers. Despite this, literally hours after i posted my negative review on tripadvisor, there were a handful of new glowing reviews. When you look at the history of these members, it seems pretty obvious what is going on here. I had heard people before complaining about owners abusing tripadvisor to drum up custom, but this was the first time i have seen it... and the first time i have wasted money thanks to it. No, it wasn't cheap, especially once you have added the obligatory 10% service and 7% tax. Indian restaurants in Khao Sarn are half the price and though still not what i regard as great Indian food, ten times better than this.

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Unblocktheplanet thanks for the tip. Walked past Dosa King yesterday and decided to have lunch there - was very impressed by the staff and the cleanliness as well as the fantastic food. For under 300 baht including a drink I was stuffed to the gills and could barely waddle out of there! Their menu is extensive so I'll have to go back again to try some different dishes next time.

Excellent what beers are on offer and how much is the wine??

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There is Namuskaara, on the little side street on the left, Soi 8 Sukhumvit. Prices are typical for the area but the food is top notch. I don't think you can get good, cheap indian food on Sukhumvit but I could be wrong. I know two places that are pretty good and only 30-50 baht per meal but you have to go very far out of town.

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North Indian quick bite would be my fav place Indian Chaat in Sukhumvit Soi 23 - Very cheap.

This place is now ranked as number one restaurant in Bangkok by tripadvisor. As an Indian food lover i decided that i must give it a go, and did so a week or two back. What a thoroughly disappointing experience. The food was incredibly bland and not in the least bit spicy. We ordered our dishes at level 8 heat. Tasted to us more like level 1. But it wasn't just the lack of heat that was the problem. A fundamental lack of taste.

Bland also is a good way to describe the ambience of the place. Very dull. Plus completely empty of customers. Despite this, literally hours after i posted my negative review on tripadvisor, there were a handful of new glowing reviews. When you look at the history of these members, it seems pretty obvious what is going on here. I had heard people before complaining about owners abusing tripadvisor to drum up custom, but this was the first time i have seen it... and the first time i have wasted money thanks to it. No, it wasn't cheap, especially once you have added the obligatory 10% service and 7% tax. Indian restaurants in Khao Sarn are half the price and though still not what i regard as great Indian food, ten times better than this.

Seems that the vote rigging happens on TV as well. If you check out SurajBangkok's posts he jumped in pretty quick on this and another Indian food thread, accusing another member of vested interests in certain areas, and jumped back out again.

A one month wonder contributor.

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North Indian quick bite would be my fav place Indian Chaat in Sukhumvit Soi 23 - Very cheap.

This place is now ranked as number one restaurant in Bangkok by tripadvisor. As an Indian food lover i decided that i must give it a go, and did so a week or two back. What a thoroughly disappointing experience. The food was incredibly bland and not in the least bit spicy. We ordered our dishes at level 8 heat. Tasted to us more like level 1. But it wasn't just the lack of heat that was the problem. A fundamental lack of taste.

Bland also is a good way to describe the ambience of the place. Very dull. Plus completely empty of customers. Despite this, literally hours after i posted my negative review on tripadvisor, there were a handful of new glowing reviews. When you look at the history of these members, it seems pretty obvious what is going on here. I had heard people before complaining about owners abusing tripadvisor to drum up custom, but this was the first time i have seen it... and the first time i have wasted money thanks to it. No, it wasn't cheap, especially once you have added the obligatory 10% service and 7% tax. Indian restaurants in Khao Sarn are half the price and though still not what i regard as great Indian food, ten times better than this.

Seems that the vote rigging happens on TV as well. If you check out SurajBangkok's posts he jumped in pretty quick on this and another Indian food thread, accusing another member of vested interests in certain areas, and jumped back out again.

A one month wonder contributor.

Yes now i look, you are quite right. Out of 8 posts, three manage to get a mention in of the restaurant. With how organised and efficiently he spams on tripadvisor, i guess it should come as no surprise.

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Place on Soi 23 is almost always empty, and the menu is bog-standard. Have never really thought of giving it a shot and never will now.

Wise decision. I felt thoroughly cheated having gone out of my way to visit the place, thanks purely to what i now know to be phoney internet marketing. Makes me angry as people like him, ruin sites like tripadvisor.

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Inform them, they won't be happy too.

I have, as have quite a few other members, but i guess the problem is, unless you have actually been to the restaurant and experienced it, how would you know that we are the ones telling the truth. We could be an envious competitor. We aren't, but difficult for them i think to judge in cases like this. I wish they would find a way though because things like this completely ruin the whole purpose of the site.

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It's a shame. Without hijacking the topic, the on-line hotel industry has gone the same way. You used to get 1 or 2 star hotels and then everything got bumped up to 3 stars at least with the on-line booking sites. They take advantage of global consumers who can't do local research prior to commitment.

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For northern Indian food try the Royal India opposite the Sikh temple in Chinatown/Little India. What it lacks in atmosphere it makes up for in taste..,

for selfish reason, I try not to advertise this one too much :P

but it is the BEST indian food Ive had in Bangkok.

Ive not been around as long, but they have been there for 30 years, possibly more :)

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For very no-frills food, and if you are in the Sapaan Kwaii area, check-out Abu Ibrahim restaurant on Pradipat road, not far from the sky train station. Owners I believe are Thai-Bangladeshi and they do a mish mash of South Asian stuff. Not the greatest Indian but reasonably priced and the restaurant itself is clean, air-con, etc.

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