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“Not that special; actually quite disappointing”
Review of Suhring

Suhring
Ranked #147 of 12,074 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Michelin has shed stars on Bangkok restaurants at the end of 2017. Curious how this would work out we visited several of them and found that in some cases it was fully deserved but in others totally inexplicable how they got these honours. Sühring is one of the restaurants awarded a star and since we had long time plans to go there, this was another reason.
The restaurant is a little bit outside of central Bangkok. The dining room, where we were seated, has a rather standard interior. The music was loud (I first thought there was some live performance somewhere) but turned down upon request. When the room is full the acoustics are poor, much echo and reflection. There is a view of the garden, but in the evening you cannot see anything outside.
The menu has two tasting varieties, but there were so many things we did not understand or that did not seem attractive at first sight that we decided not to put our money on that and go for à la carte. The menu is mostly in German, rather pedantic. Of course it is a German restaurant, but would a Thai customer or Chinese, Korean or American tourist have any idea what to imagine under “Obaztdaröllchen”, “Entenleber & Buchteln” or “Brotzeit”? Even I as a German speaker was having a hard time here. In a Chinese restaurant you don’t get the menu in characters, so it would have helped to give some translation or explication. Then there was the logistical problem of what to order being three people. Two of the four main dishes were for 2 persons only so what does the third person do, being left with only two choices.
We finally ordered a pork knuckle for the three of us, assuming this would be a kind of signature dish. This would take about 40-45 minutes to serve. We had river prawn salad as an appetizer, nice but nothing extraordinary. The prawns were just lukewarm. I have had pork knuckle many times in many places in Germany and I remember it as a well done dish where the meat almost falls off the bone when you lift it up. Not this one. After 45 minutes of cooking the meat was still on the raw side and not tender at all. As a wine we chose a Spätburgunder, not one I would choose again. After this we decided not to go for one of the desserts with names like “Our Gin & Tonic” (isn’t that a cocktail?), “Yogurette” or “Sanddorn & Karotte”.
It must be said that the waitresses did their very best, were friendly and efficient. But after being set back € 200 euros for this somewhat simple dinner we did not feel like we had had value for money. All in all our high expectations turned into a disappointment.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Probably THE best German Restaurant outside Germanys and since a few month also awarded with 1 Star Michelin. This Restaurant acutely combines everything what you need for a fantastic evening, great atmosphere, two outstanding (twin) Chefs and maybe the best Sommelier in Bangkok. We've choose the "Erlebnis Menu" with around 7 starters including the great Brotzeit, followed by 3 main course plus 2 Desserts and Petit Fours. The entire menu was a great composition, well balanced and nicely arranged. The wine was perfectly selected and the Service was on the top. Allover one of Bangkok's top restaurants and highly recommended.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Wow, we loved this place so much...make sure you book the table at the kitchen counter to see the Chef working. The food is amazing, service is great and you get a full introduction to all dishes. Great experience in Bangkok.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had to change our booking close to date as we wanted to catch up with our friends in Bangkok and the restaurant was very accommodating. Very attentive service, food was exceptional and the presentations were very creative as well. The progression of the courses were very well crafted and balanced. It was one of the best fine dining experiences we had and really surpassed some of the Michelin 3 star restaurants we tried in the past.

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Thank halconnen
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A romantic meal for two in a German restaurant? That sounds unlikely, I know, but Apapan and I had one of our best ever meals there - and we agreed that for us it was a better experience than at Gaggan!
We had the tasting menu, which consisted of reimagined versions of classic German dishes, but which was nevertheless a total delight! Every dish was relatively small, and delicately presented, but always so full of flavour.
Of all the dishes that we ate, the one that most stands out in my mind is the foie gras that came with a glass of late-harvest Riesling wine. But really every dish was great.
We ate in the rear of the restaurant by the kitchen, which was a cozy and intimate space. The staff were great.
It was quite expensive, so very much a restaurant for special occasions- unless you’re wealthy - but it seemed like decent value for money. We will be going back.
Having eaten here and in the amazing Gaggan, we agreed that we had really enjoyed both meals, but the one we’d go back to was Suhring.
If you can affford it, give it a try!

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