Specific question: Has anybody eaten at Kinaree in the Amari Airport Hotel? On a scale of 0 (tourist drudge) to 5 (only if you don't have time to drive into town) to 10 (best thai food in the world), with, say 7 or 8 being most of the good chowish thai restaurants in town, (ignore street food for now), where would you rate this restaurant?
And a more general question: My group consists of about 9 chowish Americans on our way through Bangkok to Ranong. I think most of us are staying at the airport, but are willing to schlep into town for good chow. I would like to avoid the div-ish looking restaurants that border on the street (I know, I know, they have the best food), and the ultra stuffy or scene-ish (Oriental, Banyon Tree types).
I have had recommendations for Cabbages & Condoms (near Nana exit from Sky Train) and Baan Rim Nam ["on the Thonburi side of Bangkok, across the river from the
Oriental, across the Satorn Bridge."], and somebody on this board recommended Yok Yor Marina and Restaurant and Savoy Seafood.
Any opinions? Price isn't really a factor; convenience, atmosphere, and of course food, are. If the Kinaree restaurant is pretty good, it would probably be easiest to do that, as it will probably be hectic rounding up folks arriving on all different flights, etc. (I'm not the trip leader, just trying to organize a good dinner before our diving trip starts.) If we're scattered at different hotels all across town, a central location would be best. (I don't have this info yet.)
Thanks so much!
Chowish in Los Angeles,