Bourbon Street Bangkok

A real taste of New Orleans

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Owned and operated by a native of Louisiana's Crescent City, Southeast Asia's only New Orleans-style Cajun-Creole restaurant exceeded our expectations.

The large, airy and lively establishment is staffed by Thais, but a quick listen to the New Orleans funk and jazz selections that usually pump over the restaurant's sound-system is enough to bring back those French Quarter memories. If still not convinced, we reckon you will be after a bite of crab gumbo soup, andoullie sausage jambalaya, cornbread, red beans and rice, shrimp ettouffe or one of the dreamy (and huge) po'boy style sandwiches doused in real Louisiana brand pepper sauce. Burgers, Tex-Mex, pizza and hearty southern US-style breakfasts are also available, making this one of Bangkok's best one-stop spots for those suffering from rice and noodle overload.

The restaurant's full bar serves up classic New Orleans cocktails, and you can mix the fresh oyster bar with the regular one by trying an "oyster shooter", which features a raw oyster plunked in icy vodka with lemon and cocktail sauce. With a small cigar bar and a guesthouse upstairs in case you can't make it home, this is a great "let the good times roll" kind of place.

Most dishes cost between 120 and 350 baht, so while not exactly cheap, portions are large and prices are right where they should be.

BTS: Ekkamai

Contact details
Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), Bangkok
T: (023) 816 8013
Open: Daily, 07:00-01:00

In depth review

Read a more in depth review of Bourbon Street Bangkok on the Travelfish blog.
About the author
Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.

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