Korean movies, series, and songs have been popular in Thailand for more than 10 years. Unsurprisingly, we started seeing more and more Korean restaurants in Bangkok. We even have Korean town at Sukhumvit Soi 12 where you can find Korean restaurants and also grocery stores selling products from Korean.
Well, the Korean restaurant that I am going to review is not located in that area. This restaurant is located on Sukhumvit Road near Ekamai BTS Station. The name of the restaurant is Bookmakol. In front of the restaurant, there was a sign telling customers that this is a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Frankly, I am not a Korean food fan. And, my friend and I decided to try this restaurant because it was near our office. So, on a Friday night that traffic was so jam on the road, we had a dinner there.
On that night, it was not crowded much. Then, we were able to choose the seat.
After looking at the menu for a while, we ordered Dolsot Bibim Bap – Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap (250 baht) and and Gogi bibim-guksu – Spicy Noodles with Boiled Pork (180 baht).
In the menu, there are 3 languages provided, so you don’t have to worry about how to order.
After ordering food, five Korean side dishes were served and all were free. I like some of them.
Then the bibimbap (mixed rice) was served. I liked the taste of this dish. It was delicious and full-flavoured.
Then the noodle was served. I don’t like this dish. For me, the taste was not ok and we could not finish it.
Before we finished the meal, staff served us hot tea and this one was also free. I liked both smell and taste of the tea.
In short, some dishes were good, while some dishes were not. The service was great. The staff were really helpful. The price was not expensive comparing to the food they provided. And, there were some other dishes that I wanted to try.
Update: June, 2018
Location & How to get there: 994-996 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand 10110. You can go to the restaurant by taking BTS. Then, get off at Ekamai Station, take exit 4, walk around 2-3 minutes (you will walk pass TMB Bank)
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 to 22.00
Price: about 300-500 baht per person, depending on what you order.
Have you ever been to Bookmakol Restaurant? Do you like it? Share your experience with me in the comment!