T & K Seafood Restaurant: Yaowarat (Chinatown), Bangkok, Thailand

By Mark Wiens 39 Comments

There’s never a dull moment while eating at T & K Seafood. Waiters dash around the multistory complex like playing in a jungle gym, sprinting up the staircase – all in an effort to effectively deliver some of Bangkok’s finest Thai seafood.

ร้านอาหาร ทีแอนด์เค ที่เยาวราช คุณไม่ต้องสงสัยเลยว่าในระหว่างที่คุณทานอาหารที่ร้านเทีแอนด์เคและจะเห็นพนักงานเสริฟวิ่งไปวิ่งมาเหมือนกับกำลังเล่นอะไรบางอย่าง ก็เป็นเพราะว่าพวกเค้ากำลังยุ่งในการเสริฟรสชาติความอลังการของอาหารไทยนั่นเอง

T and K Seafood in Bangkok on Chinese New Years
T and K Seafood in Bangkok on Chinese New Years

T & K Seafood Restaurant is located in Bangkok’s bustling Chinatown district, in the area known as Yaowarat. The restaurant opens it’s doors in the evening and begins to guerrilla market their seafood on the side of the road, while grilling up a storm of shrimp and fish to mesmerize those who walk by.

During the busiest times at T & K, waiters even utilize a pulley system to get orders to the various floors of the restaurant.

ร้านอาหารทีแอนด์เคตั้งอยู่ในเยาวราช ร้านนี้เปิดบริการและเริ่มย่างอาหารทะเลสดๆในช่วงเย็นๆ
ซึ้งเย้ายวนผู้ที่สันจรผ่านไปผ่านมาแถวนั่นเป็นอย่างมาก

T & K Seafood, Yaowarat, Bangkok
T & K Seafood, Yaowarat, Bangkok

As usual, the sizzling oyster omelet (Or Suan, ออส่วน) emerged from the kitchen in a spectacular sizzling display that made me want to give it an immediate round of applause. T & K Seafood makes a killer Or Suan, judged especially by the crispy edges.

โดยปกติแล้ว ออส่วนทำเสร็จไหม่ๆที่เสริฟบนเตาร้อนๆทำให้ผมอยากจะลุกขึ้นตบมือให้อย่างมาก
ร้านนี้เป็นมือสังหารในการทำออส่วนกันเลยที่เดียว โดยตัดสินได้จากแป้งหอมๆกรอบๆตามขอบๆของออส่วนนั่น

sizzling oyster omelet (Or Suan, ออส่วน)
sizzling oyster omelet (Or Suan, ออส่วน)

Directly after Khao Tom Hua Pla located in Talat Plu, T & K serves my 2nd favorite pla kapong neung manao (steamed lemon sea bass ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว). The combination of green chilies and chunks of fragrant garlic, made it remarkable.

นอกจากข้าวต้มหัวปลาที่ตลาดปูแล้ว ร้านอาหารทีแอนด์เคเป็นร้านที่ทำเมนูโปรดอันดับสองของผม คือ ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว
ซึ่งมันคือความผสมผสานความหอมของพริกสดและกระเทียมเข้าด้วยกันไปได้อย่างดี

T and K Seafood Bangkok
Pla kapong neung manao (steamed lemon sea bass ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว)

This time I ordered Thai yellow egg curry with squid (Pla Meuk Pad Pongali, ปลาหมึก ผัดผงกะหรี่), though it can also be ordered with another form of seafood, especially crab. The curry was lightly flavored and less oily than many (which I like).

ครั้งนี้ผมสั่งผัดปลาหมึกผงกระหรี่ ซึ่งจานนี้อาจจะเปลี่ยนจากปลาหมีกเป็นเนื้อชนิดอื่นก็ได้ เช่น ปู และอื่นๆ
ร้านนี้ผัดได้ไม่มันเหมือนร้านอื่นๆที่ผมเคยชิมมา

Thai yellow egg curry with squid (Pla Meuk Pad Pongali, ปลาหมึก ผัดผงกะหรี่)
Thai yellow egg curry with squid (Pla Meuk Pad Pongali, ปลาหมึก ผัดผงกะหรี่)

You know a restaurant is really bad in Bangkok, if they can’t manage to get the stir fried morning glory with chilies (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง), Bangkok’s favorite vegetable correct. Don’t worry here, T & K Seafood does an excellent job, and again, the big cloves of garlic were a real asset.

ถ้าอยากรู้ว่าร้านอาหารไหนไม่ควรเข้าไปกินดูได้จากการผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดงของร้านนั่นๆ
ซึ่งไม่ต้องสังสัยเลยว่าร้านทีแอนด์เคสามารถผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดงได้สุดยอดมากเลย

stir fried morning glory with chilies (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง)
stir fried morning glory with chilies (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง)

This was the lovely balcony view from T & K Restaurant during Chinese New Years in Yaowarat, out of harms way of the swarms of sweaty people below.

นี้คือวิวจากระเบียงของร้านในช่วงตรุสจีน ซึ่งจะเห็นผู้คนเดินกันอย่างหนาแน่น

T & K Seafood, Yaowarat, Bangkok
T & K Seafood, Yaowarat, Bangkok

Address of T & K Seafood, Yaowarat, Bangkok, Thailand

T & K Seafood
49-51 Soi Phadung Dao, Yaowarat Rd, Bangkok 10100, Open from 4:30pm to 2am, Tel. 01 507 5555
200 – 350 THB per person

T & K Seafood
49-51ซอยผดุงด้าว ถ.เยาวราช เขตสัมพันธวงศ์ กรุงเทพฯ 10100
โทร. 0-2223-4519 (สั่งอาหาร) 08-1507-5555 (คุณต๋อย) 08-1508-9999 (คุณคิด)
เปิด-ปิด 16.30 – 2.00 น.

Cost

The prices are slightly elevated in the popular Yaowarat so expect to pay about 300 THB per person for a hearty seafood meal!

ราคาก็เป็นราคาปกติที่คุณสามารถจ่ายได้ในที่ๆได้รับความนิยมอย่างเยาวราช คือ ประมาณคนละ 300
ต่อมื้อสำหรับอาหารทะเลสดๆ

How to Get There

The restaurant is located right on the corner of the busy Yaowarat Road and Soi Phadung Dao. It’s hard to miss, and famous so everyone knows of it!

ร้านตั้งอยู่ที่หัวมุมขวามือในซอย ผดุงดาว ซึ่งหาไม่ยากและเป็นร้านที่ดังมาก ทุกๆคนรู้จักร้านนี้เป็นอย่างดี


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  • Juliana

    2 years ago

    Just went to T & K in Jan 2016 and the experienced the same fish that Callie described 12 months ago. Quote:”. The waitress just lit a small flame under the dish and while we were eating it the broth started boiling.”
    I’m not too sure if we were supposed to wait for the broth to start boiling? My father had the first bite and was appalled by the lukewarm temperature. The fish finally heated up after the broth boiled.
    Anyway we had much better experience at the Central mall street food as mentioned in your 2013 post:
    http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2013/01/bangkok-street-food-central-world-ratchaprasong-popular/

  • Stephen

    3 years ago

    My wife and I love T&K Seafood, we stumbled upon it a few years back and now it is a MUST every time we return to Thailand, in fact we will be going tonight!

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hey Steven, I’ve been getting some mixed reports about T&K lately. Would love to hear how it goes.

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        Mark,
        It was great as always, busier than before, had to take a number and wait, my previous visits to T&K did not require a wait

  • Sally

    3 years ago

    Ohh I have not visited China town yet! I will give it a try!

  • Callie

    3 years ago

    Hi Mark, I went to T & K last night looking forward to some pla kapung neung manao but it was dreadful! The fish arrived within three minutes of placing the order and it was cooked but at room temperature with scanty garnishes. The waitress just lit a small flame under the dish and while we were eating it the broth started boiling. I have eaten extensively all around Asia and have never ever been served a reheated cooked fish at a seafood restaurant and I was appalled but did not know how to ask for a fresh cooked fish in Thai. We also ordered stir fried yod mala and crab in yellow curry. The vegetable also came out cooked and at room temperature, the same time as the fish. It had that sad look of cooked vegetable that has been sitting around for a few hours. The crab did not arrive until after we had finished eating and that was about 45 minutes. I sent the crab back because we had finished eating.

    During the meal, it was clear that every table around us was tourists, mainly mainland Chinese. Maybe T&K have dropped their standards because they see tourists as easy pickings?

    Very disappointing. The last time I was in Bangkok I had a lovely seafood meal and I thought this would be even better due to your glowing write-up of T&K.

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hi Callie, sorry to hear about this, sounds pretty terrible. I haven’t been here in a long time actually, and I think the food quality has gone down hill. I’ll try to visit if I can. Thanks.

  • Guan

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Do they served fresh oysters at T & K seafood? Have u tried any before? How was it?

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Guan, I believe they do, though I personally haven’t had them…

  • Joii

    4 years ago

    Tks but
    Wat e d nearest mart in pratunam. How long to walk fr Hua lamp hong to Chinatown.

  • Joii

    4 years ago

    How much does a tutu costs to go fr pratunam to Siam paragon?
    I oways pay ard 150bht. Is there another tpt alternative?

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Joii, you can also take a taxi, probably about the same amount, maybe less. There’s no train access here, unless you take the MRT to Hua Lamphong and then walk from there.

  • Joii

    4 years ago

    I m gg bkk on oct 1st. Anyone know where to eat nice seafood ard pratunam big c.

  • Walter

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Love your book and info so far (eating Thai food guide) but I’m noticing now a lot of the links aren’t working! :(. Anything you can do to fix that?

    For example the “best Bangkok food street areas” overview/map and both video links do not go anywhere after clicking. (Note – I was able to get to this page via the ebook)

    Thanks!
    Walter

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hi Walter, thanks for pointing that out. I’ve been meaning to do an update and fix all the broken links. I will definitely do it soon, but glad you were able to get the link from the guide. I’ll look into it, thanks!

  • scott

    5 years ago

    Mark
    Your no end of info, ive book marked load of site on here and your bangkok book for our trip in July/August

  • Jesper

    5 years ago

    Your pictures are making me hungry :(
    Been to T & K lots of time, the food is just awesome =)
    Going to Bangkok again next month and this is one place i’ll definitely visit.

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Jesper, thanks a lot for checking this out, glad you like T&K too!

  • sonja

    5 years ago

    I had dinner in T and K in early november. It was absolutetly delicous. The ambiente is outstanding !
    Thanks for this recommandation

  • Jun

    5 years ago

    Hey Mark can you tell me which is the better of the two, Kuang seafood or T&K? Thanks a lot!

  • Frank

    5 years ago

    I love T&K! It’s my favourite place in Bangkok. I’m always keep coming back here for the prawns, steamed mussles and the soup!
    Great photos on your site as well!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Great to hear that Frank, and thanks for your support on the site!

  • Guava

    5 years ago

    One of my favourite restaurants in Bangkok, love the food and the atmosphere.

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing Guava! I actually haven’t been there in a long time… time to go back again soon!

  • Gay

    5 years ago

    I was there two weeks ago with my sister. I enjoyed their grilled scallops very much and would have ordered another batch if I hadn’t ordered several dishes all at once!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Cool to hear that Gay, thank you for sharing!

  • Sereyboth

    6 years ago

    Dear Mark! Those Thai food look so yummy! I really love Thai food too!