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#5,806 of 9,342 Restaurants in Bangkok
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Barbecue, Asian, Thai
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Dinner
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Pratunam (Watergate)
0.6 km from Baiyoke Sky Tower
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

Someone suggested we check this place out. We were told this is a local favourite. Indeed, we saw mainly locals here. Buffet cost 189 baht per person (children above 109cm are charged adult prices) but does not include drinks. There was a wide selection of...meat (mainly pork and chicken) & seafood, both raw and cooked food. There was even a desert station with coconut ice cream (we had plenty of this!). Mookata itself was ok, not great as they provided plain water rather than chicken broth (what is served back home). As a result, the soup tasted bland. If you were going for quantity, this is a great place. for 189 baht, you can eat your fill. For quality, let's just say we prefer the Mookata we have back home.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

Buffet with variety. However the fried rice and finger food were cold because no one bothered to check if theres a fire going under the metal tray. Both my wife and I had explosive diarrhoea later that night. Guess the hygiene in prepping the food...must be lacking too. The taste is pretty average. But my main complaint has to be the overall hygiene.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Price is cheap but the taste and meat is not so good. There lots of local I think it’s local flavor personally think it’s not really suitable for foreigner like me from Malaysia.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

i’ve been here a few times. my go-to spot whenever i’m in bangkok. it’s conveniently located within walking distance from Victory Monument BTS station. be wow-ed by their wide range of selection of meats, cooked dishes, self help dessert and traditional ice-cream. they have increased...their prices when i came here. must have been due to their popularity.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

The proce was great at only 189B per pax. Hygiene is definitely not the priority for the restaurant. The food was all marinated meat and no label or whatsoever. Beer was cheap and ice cost 60B. Will i be back again? Nope. Recommended? At least...once. Their coconut ice cream was the best out of all.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

Recently attended this establishment on the 17 February 2019 in the evening. I was the only foreigner(Farang) in the establishment and it took me a little bit of time to know what to eat. I managed to work out what to do and the food...i cooked at my table was very enjoyable and tasty. Beers were cheap 100 baht , big beer. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening here.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

My friend and I went there around 11pm and they were closing but they still took us in. Instant regret, having work in the food industry before, this restaurant would have Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Nightmare a run for its money. The hygiene standard is ridiculous,...there are construction being done at the doorstep of the restaurant,so loud that my friend and I couldnt hear each other over the loud drilling noise. Raw food is just left out in the open and I'm pretty sure I saw some flies on the meat. There are stray cats roaming the restaurant that looks hungry af. I mean we are not expecting like really good food for the price of 189baht but the hygiene standard is just really bad. Highly do not recommend people to go.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went there slightly earlier than dinner time. There's quite a varieties of food to choose from. However the taste is so so only. 4 of us shared one bbq pan and it took us a long time to grill the food. The pan was...not sufficient for the 4 of us.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My hubby found this place on some food review so we decided to give it a try. But it turned out to be a disappointment. The selection of the food is not too great, mainly chicken and pork. As highlighted by one reviewer, some of...the meat were still frozen, hence difficult to take. Some meat were also not cut properly so we had to put a bug chunk on the hotplate to cook. Pork liver taste rubbery, and the soup taste sweet (not the kind I will like to drink). Bottles of drinks were put on a trolley next to our table even though we ordered only 5 bottles. We realised later that it is based on the number that you consumed. And we were not told that we will be charged for the ice until payment! Big bucket Bht 60 & small bucket Thbt 25. I felt that this was a rip off!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Walked past this place by chance.. Saw that it was crowded with locals. I thought it should be good and made a mental note to go back and try as we just had dinner. Went back to try on 2nd Oct 2017 as it was...our last night in bkk. Reached around 9pm. 189 baht per pax. For that price, I was not expecting much. However, the food was just horrible. The sliced pork was still frozen and stick to each other. Even after cooked, it had a very stale smell and taste, as though it have been left in the open for days.! The fish slices broke open when cooked and the texture was like mashed potato. The squid were tasteless. Chicken taste normal. The vegetables were quite fresh though. The serving staffs are polite and helpful in general. Beer is 80 baht per big bottle and 1 bucket of ice at 25 baht. This is the first time I ever wrote a review on TripAdvisor and I attribute it to this eating place.. I just have to do it to warn fellow travellers. Go only if you like rubbish food. You have been warned.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit . The first was around 2 years ago. It was much better before Most of the food there do not look fresh now. Makes me lose my appetite. Perhaps because I went at 10pm. It says on TripAdvisor that they...operate till 12am but do note that everything was cleared away by 11pm Go only if you want to fill up on a wide variety of food and not particular about cleanliness or standard. Besides meat and veg, they have some cooked food , thai desserts and coconut ice cream Price has also increased compared to last time. Although still cheap. 189 baht per person 30 baht for a small bottle of lemon water 25 baht for ice Service was good with them constantly topping up water and soup for uMore

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this place this June and January 2016. Since then I feel a little bit that wuality went down. Meats are more fatty and there where no shrimps which I loved to come for. Anyhow it is a good deal for that money and...if you are starving, come to enjoy the atmosphere each day from 6pm till midnight. It is fully packed the the atmosphere is amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Buffet price excludes drink. Food quality is low. Mainly served only 2 kinds of meat, chicken and pork. Not so sure about food hygiene. For the price you paid, don't expect anything great. Just reasonable to keep your stomach filled with variety.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We came to this place on our first night in Bangkok as it was really near our hotel. It's cheaper than any bbq buffet that I've had before, and the kids liked it because it was fun to "cook". The price is 189 Baht for...adults and 99 Baht for kids. Drinks are charged separately depending on what you order. There were also cooked food section, and desserts. It's great as you chit chat while waiting for the food to be cooked. To be fair, it's not so great that I would go out of my way just to eat here, but since I stayed around the corner, it worked for us. In fact, we went 2 times during our trip.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Cheap buffet eat with a reasonable variety. Problem was that we couldn't figure out what we were eating. Some of the food looked grotesque! When we didn't order many bottles of drinks, I noticed that service became non-existent. Better to go to Singapore for Mookata;...you pay a bit more but will have a better meal and service.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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  • Food: 3.5
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