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19 hours ago, DrTuner said:

They used to be full of Russians when they were still visiting Pattaya. I think they were located near T21 on 2nd road that time, was a few years back.

No, they originally opened next door to Alcazar.

 

 

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I posted on the other thread (about businesses opening and closing) a few weeks ago about the Pulcinella Italian Risto-Pub that has opened in the former Punch & Judy premises on Soi 17 (Soi Region

Yesterday, went to Welcome Inn on Darkside for Sunday Roast. Had the mixed meat for 260B. Outstanding value and enjoyable meal, could not fault it. Welcome Inn has A/C and had about 6 or 7 punter

You have mentioned this in other posts repeatedly???? I know a good short time hotel.

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Enjoyed my 69 baht Bacon Burger at Carl Jr. last week.  Have had a weird craving for another one since.  I think the group agreed on Teddy's and Arno's.  There is also Jim's burger behind Central Marina.  Oddly I enjoyed my MC Burger the one time I tried it.  My buddy hated it though.  We had the sourdough melt and it was certainly not sourdough bread.  Why call it sourdough melt then?

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Enjoyed my 69 baht Bacon Burger at Carl Jr. last week.  Have had a weird craving for another one since.  I think the group agreed on Teddy's and Arno's.  There is also Jim's burger behind Central Marina.  Oddly I enjoyed my MC Burger the one time I tried it.  My buddy hated it though.  We had the sourdough melt and it was certainly not sourdough bread.  Why call it sourdough melt then?
Teddy's no.

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Nawab

Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant

Corner location

South Pattaya 2nd road roughly across from City Walk

My understanding is that this restaurant used to be located on Pratumnak Hill but not sure.

The outside menu presents rather predictable Indian food choices but also a rather robust menu of Bangladeshi dishes. They are mixed up on the menu so you'd have to know the food to tell the difference. The prices are a tad under moderate for the Pattaya market.

I went with chicken legs tandoori, four legs at 180 baht.

Sadly to my taste the chicken was dry and the flavoring rather lackluster.

Also had two Bangladeshi side dishes, tomato bharta 80, and mashed potato bharta 50.

These are fairly basic dishes with mustard oil being the dominant flavor. I asked for very spicy and lots of mustard oil and the request was well met.

Chapatis at 25 baht. 

So as you can read it was a mixed bag for me. The Bangladeshi dishes were good enough to stimulate a potential repeat visit (but no rush) and I haven't tried an actual curry dish there yet. I won't be ordering tandoori there again though. So jury is still out on this place for me. 

 

Walking down the road towards South Pattaya Road I noticed yet another new Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant! Yes, as I've said before, it's almost getting ridiculous. Are we in Pattaya or Pune?

This place is roughly across from Delhi Darbar (yes another Indian restaurant, ha ha). I scanned the menu quickly. Yes the standard Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. 

 

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Miscellaneous Snippets at or near Avenue Mall

 

Robin Hood Tavern which I went to seeking their Wednesday night Thai buffet which I saw advertised on Facebook today greeted me with no have Thai buffet. 

 

Checked out the new indoor Avenue Mall aircon food court at peak dinner hour. Almost no customers and it looked like over half the vendors were empty. Hmmm. Not inspired to eat there especially compared to T21. Does anyone know what the RENT is on one of those places? 

 

Oriental "Fusion" (across the street)

Previously mentioned multiple times here

They've finally consolidated the menu. Now only Thai, Italian, and maybe some Chinese. They used to have a number of other international choice categories as well such as Malaysian but they never actually were doing that completely. 

 

Jingcheng Chinese Restaurant

Fully CLOSED!

Has been closed for a long time already but finally all the windows are covered.

This place was one floor up from ground facing the front of the mall.

For a brief period of time they were doing some of the best Chinese food in town. From fancy dishes like Peking Duck to Sichuan standards.

Then the food declined. 

It was very large and ambitious. But for some reason they didn't find enough customers or tours. So … game over.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, AlexCanada said:

Not sure what the rent is currently for Avenue mall's new indoor food court but before the renovations all booths were 100 baht per day.  Many were double booths. 

Wow. That's cheap. I reckon the indoor place would be much more expensive than that. 

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Jingcheng Chinese Restaurant - I couldn’t sit down and study the menu because they didn’t have one. I turned down the offer of a flashy food list on an iPad. So we left. Nice looking place though.

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24 minutes ago, NewGuy said:

Jingcheng Chinese Restaurant - I couldn’t sit down and study the menu because they didn’t have one. I turned down the offer of a flashy food list on an iPad. So we left. Nice looking place though.

Absolutely the best food in Thailand is to be found in Thai "tin cup" restaurant's. No menu, only one dish on offer.

 

Stopped at one for lunch, in a small town, en route to Koh Chang, with a friend over on holiday from the UK. He insisted that he didn't like Thai food but agreed to try it. Stewed pork with rice, 40 baht.

 

The restaurant was heaving, all Thais (always a good sign). All trestle tables and we joined 4 RTP guys, having their lunch. We all cleared our plates and my friend had a second plate. When paying the bill he asked me what kind of pork it was. I pointed out to him that they only served meat from pigs heads. He baulked at that but had to admit that it was the best food he'd eaten in Thailand.

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11 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Robin Hood Tavern which I went to seeking their Wednesday night Thai buffet which I saw advertised on Facebook today greeted me with no have Thai buffet. 

 

This place has totally lost the plot !

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29 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Absolutely the best food in Thailand is to be found in Thai "tin cup" restaurant's. No menu, only one dish on offer.

 

Stopped at one for lunch, in a small town, en route to Koh Chang, with a friend over on holiday from the UK. He insisted that he didn't like Thai food but agreed to try it. Stewed pork with rice, 40 baht.

 

The restaurant was heaving, all Thais (always a good sign). All trestle tables and we joined 4 RTP guys, having their lunch. We all cleared our plates and my friend had a second plate. When paying the bill he asked me what kind of pork it was. I pointed out to him that they only served meat from pigs heads. He baulked at that but had to admit that it was the best food he'd eaten in Thailand.

Another 'if its cheap, it must be good' post.

 

Name of the Restaurant ? .... no idea it was in Thai.

Name of the Dish ? .... no idea its Thai Food.

 

Add a detail that might shock.

 

🙄

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17 minutes ago, TaaSaparot said:

Another 'if its cheap, it must be good' post.

 

Name of the Restaurant ? .... no idea it was in Thai.

Name of the Dish ? .... no idea its Thai Food.

 

Add a detail that might shock.

 

🙄

Nope. It's another "if you want to eat good food in Thailand, ask a Thai where to eat" post.

 

As I explained, we spotted a restaurant at the side of the road, stopped and grabbed a bite to eat. Why would I remember the name of the town or restaurant? Don't know the name of the dish as it was the only thing that they served, no need to ask. These restaurants are everywhere, commonly referred to as tin cup restaurants.

 

The point of my post was that these restaurants serve the best food and they don't have a menu (which was the reason I replied to the post.) Sorry I didn't shock you.

 

If you want great Chinese food, go and live in China.

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25 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Nope. It's another "if you want to eat good food in Thailand, ask a Thai where to eat" post.

 

As I explained, we spotted a restaurant at the side of the road, stopped and grabbed a bite to eat. Why would I remember the name of the town or restaurant? Don't know the name of the dish as it was the only thing that they served, no need to ask. These restaurants are everywhere, commonly referred to as tin cup restaurants.

 

The point of my post was that these restaurants serve the best food and they don't have a menu (which was the reason I replied to the post.) Sorry I didn't shock you.

 

If you want great Chinese food, go and live in China.

Damn, you are correct .... I missed out the inevitable RTP mention LOL

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