Lan Loong Lui Restaurant – Lip Licking Thai Food

By Mark Wiens 9 Comments

Catering to a crew of prestigious Thammasat University students, Lan Loong Lui Restaurant ร้านลุงหลุยส์ (ท่าพระจันทร์) serves an array of almost any kind of Thai food imaginable. Every dish I’ve ordered has been exceptional, and there’s a nice view of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river.

A full meal spread at this restaurant will set you back about 100 THB or less.

Lan Loong Lui Restaurant ร้านลุงหลุยส์ (ท่าพระจันทร์)
Lan Loong Lui Restaurant ร้านลุงหลุยส์ (ท่าพระจันทร์)

Their stir fried fish with celery leaves (pad pla keun chai ผัดปลาคึ่นฉ่าย)(50 THB) was wonderful. Many Thai restaurants deep fry the fish prior to making this dish, but I was pleased to just have white meat fish without the extra oil – fantastic flavor!

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Stir fried fish with celery leaves (pad pla keun chai ผัดปลาคึ่นฉ่าย)

The stir fried chayote leaves (pad pak yot mala ผัดยอดมะระ)(40 THB) were cooked so fast over a flame of heat that they retained their crispy freshness and soaked up some of the lovely sauce.

Stir fried bitter melon leaves (pad pak yot mala ผัดยอดมะระ)
Stir fried bitter chayote leaves (pad pak yot mala ผัดยอดมะระ)

The dish that really took the crown was this spicy and sour catfish soup (tom klong pla duk ต้มโคล้งปลาดุก)(60 THB). The ingredients combined created an intricate flavor of lemongrass and fresh herbs; the catfish gently fell off the bones.

Spicy and sour catfish soup (tom klong pla duk ต้มโคล้งปลาดุก)
Spicy and sour catfish soup (tom klong pla duk ต้มโคล้งปลาดุก)

Another dish that Lan Loong Lui Restaurant can be extremely proud of is this Thai shrimp and lemongrass salad (yam takrai goong sot ยำตะไคร้กุ้งสด)(50 THB). The best part was the full bodied shrimp and the freshly roasted cashew nuts for a nice touch!

Thai shrimp and lemongrass salad (yam takrai goong sot ยำตะไคร้กุ้งสด)(50 THB)
Thai shrimp and lemongrass salad (yam takrai goong sot ยำตะไคร้กุ้งสด)(50 THB)

How to Get There

There’s are a slew of restaurants around this area, but my favorite is the one on the left hand side, facing Ta Prachan pier station, with a view overlooking the Chao Phraya river. They don’t even really have an address, just located in the labyrinth of makeshift market stalls on a walking street.

Just outside the gates of Thammasat University, facing Ta Phrachan Station, you will follow the stalls to the left.

Outside Ta Prachan Boat Station
Outside Ta Prachan Boat Station

You enter the market right here.

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And continue just a couple meters, until you get to this walking street. The restaurant is on the right hand side.

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Address of Lan Loong Lui Restaurant

Lan Loong Lui Restaurant
Ta Prachan Pier (adjacent to Thammasat University Ta Prachan campus)
Bangkok, Thailand
Open: Lunch and Dinner
Tel. 0-2623-5550

ร้านลุงหลุยส์ (ท่าพระจันทร์)
ติดกับท่าเรื่อท่าพระจันทร์
โทร. 0-2623-5550


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  • Long

    5 years ago

    Is the price there increase?

  • Peter

    5 years ago

    Sadly, the restaurant now has a multi-lingual menu (always a very bad sign) and the prices have increased 2 to 3x since the review. Perhaps only special farang prices. . .

    The restaurant about 25 meters down has prices 40-70 baht per dish and was delicious!

  • Ton Aoi

    5 years ago

    Hi! I just want to say pad pak yot mala in the photo is not made of bitter melon leaves but of Chayote shots. The common stir fried mara leaves is always made of Chayote ka :)

  • kr13l

    7 years ago

    Beware. Dual pricing!

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Thanks for letting me know, will try to check it out.

  • Jim

    8 years ago

    Great find! Just had lunch here, will try some more places while we’re in town! Thanks for the recommendation!