Raan Taechiw consists of two adjoining dining rooms, one of them air-conditioned, the other open to the street. Both are almost completely innocent of decor except for a few framed pictures and newspaper reviews. Seating is on basic, functional tables and chairs.
The restaurant opens late in the afternoon, at 4pm.
The highlight of the meal was the pla buu steamed with soy sauce. The pla buu (its English name, according to Wikipedia, is marbled sleeper) is a freshwater fish whose unlovely appearance belies the fine flavour and delicacy of its tender, white meat. Raan Taechiw's kitchen had steamed it to perfection in a sauce that enriched its flavour without being oversalting it, and garnished it with slivers of chilli, ginger and spring onion.
Expensive as it is, at 800 baht, this dish alone would make a visit to the restaurant well worth the trip for those who know and enjoy this fish.
The service was efficient, with prices in the high-moderate range.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
16:00 to 00:00
Input price range
100 - 1,000 Baht/Unit or 3 - 33 USD/Unit
Remark: Cost of meal per person
Raan Ahaan Taechiw, 513-515 (opposite the Empire Hotel), Yaowarat Rd., Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2-221-4242
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 89-059-4076
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