Restaurant: Poisien (Pumpkin Lady)

By Mark Wiens 23 Comments

Restaurant Name ชื่อร้านอาหาร

Poisien Restaurant (nickname: Pumpkin Lady)

City / Place สถานที่

Near Victory Monument, Bangkok, Thailand

Address ที่อยู่

Soi Ratchawithi 6, Boonme Building, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Open Hours เวลาเปิด – ปิด

From about 10 am – 10 pm

Telephone Number เบอร์โทรศัพท์

+66 (0)84 527 5521

What to Order / Prices   อาหารแนะนำ / ราคา

Almost the entire menu ranges from 30 – 50 baht.  If I eat a massive feast with friends we usually spend 80 – 100 baht per person

Thai green curry
Gaeng Keow Waan Gai แกงเขียวหวานไก่
Panang curry
Panang Gai แพนงไก่
Thai stir fried tofu
Tao Hoo Song Kreung เต้าหู้ ทรงเครื่อง
Thai spicy soup
Tom Yum Goong Nam Sai ต้มยำกุ้งน้ำใส

Description บรรยาย

Poisien is a family run neighborhood restaurant serving normal Thai cuisine at it’s finest.  It’s located on the bottom floor of the family home so the food has a real Motherly feel to it.  The son now does most of the cooking using the finest ingredients and a flame heated wok.

Honest Opinion ความเห็น

This is 1 of my favorite restaurants in all of Bangkok.  The food is solidly delicious every day and night without fail.  This is a restaurant we take many guest for their 1st meal in Thailand.


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  • Nicholas Lauga

    2 years ago

    I can confirm it still exists and is awesome!
    Poisein Restaurant
    Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400,

  • Eddie Shroff

    3 years ago

    Hi Mark
    Its Eddie from Pakistan.
    Is this place still functioning or has it closed down? Appreciate an update.
    It was wonderful to bump into you at the Chinese restaurant with your family after so many years:):)

  • Ben

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark, is it still open?

  • William

    5 years ago

    Looks like she’s closed down. Not sure if it’s for ever, but it was a big disappointment after the upbeat description…

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey William, sorry to hear about that, will try to check it out when I’m around there next.

      • Jerome McDonnell

        5 years ago

        Hi Mark,
        Just eaten at Poi Sen, I found google maps accurate to about 50 meters, not too difficult to find.
        I agree nice family run place with good food.

        • Mark Wiens

          5 years ago

          Hey Jerome, good to hear you found it no problem and the food was good!

  • Scott

    6 years ago

    Just visited the pumpkin lady. This place is seriously awesome. We (family of four) couldn’t finish our food because we ordered so much, and came out with a whopping 380 baht bill.

    It was a bit of a struggle to find, but we asked around and a super friendly Soi resident even rode his scooter down the street to make sure we arrived safely.

    The vibe is friendly, and the food and room are definitely down home. Bathroom was a disaster, but many in BKK are ;-)

    Google and Apple maps were both inaccurate, so just go with old school map reading and rely on asking around. Tuk tuks and taxismight work, too, depending on your driver’s capabilities.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Hey Scott, great to hear from you, thank you sharing your great experience at the Pumpkin Lady. Sounds delicious, I’ll try to sort out the map better as well. Glad you found it and enjoyed it!

      • Scott

        6 years ago

        Hi Mark,
        Again, thanks for the tip. It wasn’t an issue with *your* site or maps that I referred to. It’s just that Google Maps and Apple Maps apps on my iPhone went wonky when I was “in situ” were having a hard time resolving the searches. The little pins they would place were sometimes several hundred meters off the mark and, of course, let’s not forget that there are a bunch of Soi with the same-ish name, which confused the heck out of Apple Maps.

        Anyway, was totally worth going through the effort to find this place. SO GOOD!

  • joey

    8 years ago

    Hi Mark, my prev post seems lost, so I’m posting my query again.
    I came across the pumpkin custard dessert in CNN travel which leaded me to your website. After reading your post, I would like to try both Poisien’s Thai food and the dessert, would you know if their pumpkin dessert is sell thru out the day or only at night please? Thanks in advance for advice!

  • Joey

    8 years ago

    Hi Mark, I first saw this restaurant on CNN travel recommending the pumpkin with custard; of course now I would like to try their Thai food as well (after reading your post:). Just to make sure I still get to taste their pumpkin dessert, would you know if it’s sold at night time only or though out the day? Thanks!

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Joey, it’s sold normally just at night. But you’ll also find it throughout markets in Bangkok all over the city. Hope you enjoy it! It’s called fuktong sang kaya!

  • Pallavi

    8 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    heyy i saw ur unending posts and the thai food related info tht u hav shared. u seem to be Thai food fanatic. gr888..

    I am visiting thailand n feb end. please suggest me some best places to have crabs and shrims :)

    thanks in advance.

  • samira

    8 years ago

    On my way back to my home in Soi 4, I met 2 female travellers looking for Soi 6.
    I took them to the Rachiwithi soi 6 but never thought there is such a restaruant.
    I wonder any farang would find such an obscure place in a not so so place.

    I never thought they would find the restaurant.
    At home I google search for ‘Poison Restaurant + Rachawithe 6’. To my surprise, there is such place in the google map near my Soi 4.
    I would suggest the restaurant giving also exact address.
    I call the phone number but got an answering call back message.

    Hope the restaurant will update its phone number and giving the address.

    • Dwight Turner

      8 years ago

      Hey Samira, if you have a chance to visit this restaurant, you’ll understand why it’s so difficult to find. It’s one of the most popular places on the soi and it’s literally a living room with a few uncles and aunts cooking up good stuff. As you’ll find is often the case if you’re into this type of streatery getting directions or even someone to pick up the phone can be quite a challenge, but whenever you do actually make it to a place like the ‘Pumpkin Lady’ we’re sure you’ll know why it has everyone searching =-)

  • Orson

    8 years ago

    Hi mark, I went to poisien on Wednesday night but it was closed. Does that happen every Wednesday? If I try my luck on a Friday should I be ok? Keen to try it considering your great review!

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Orson, sorry to hear about that, I know how disappointing that can be. No, it doesn’t happen every Wednesday, but the problem with family run restaurants is that they do sometimes close without warning or pattern. They should hopefully be open on Friday!

  • Jodi Ettenberg

    10 years ago

    I lived across the street from Pumpkin Lady for a few months and every day that she was closed was a sad day for me. Great food and a really lovely family who runs the place. Thanks for the review!

  • Anonymous

    10 years ago

    1 of the best neighborhood restaurants in Bangkok…aroi confirm!!!