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“Amazing food (and cheap)!”

Max's Magical Thai Food
Ranked #250 of 11,399 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Neighbourhood: Banglamphu
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Neighbourhood: Banglamphu
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Came on a thursday night and it was packed. Fortunately, we decided to stay and were seated within 10 minutes. The menu is expansive (with several cheap options) and we ordered the 1. Green Curry 2. Pad Thai 3. Tom Yum Hot Pot w/ Chicken (must order!) and 4. Chili Crab

The food did take ~30 minutes to arrive, but was all fantastic. Unique flavors, good amount of spice, and all very fresh and hot. The Tom Yum Hot Pot (different from the regular bowl of soup they have as an option) was amazing. Must order if you go here.

Located right behind Khao San Road, you must go for a great, fresh, and cheap lunch or dinner!

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was such a good find! With so many to choose from we chose this place and so glad we did! The food was so well priced and really tasty! Chicken cashew was delish! Then Max came over and preformed some very very clever card tricks for our table! We were so impressed!

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We tried multiple dishes at this restaurant and were not disappointed! Prices were great (~40 THB for dishes with rice, ~70 THB for other dishes), and service was quick.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016

For the last three years our first point of call as soon as we arrive in Bangkok is Max's.
Max himself always remembers us and greets us with a large chilled Chang, it's usually the first of our holiday and tastes AMAZING.
I've never been disappointed with Max's food, although the portions are small they are adequate, if you are still hungry just order more! It's not unusual for us to visit several times a night to graze. Try the tamarind mushrooms but prepare yourself for a considerable hit of spice!! Plus it's soooo cheap!!
Adjacent to Khao San Road, Rambuttri has some amazing bars, restaurants and massage places, Max's being our favourite. Sit and drink, chat with Max and watch the world go by. Looking forward to seeing them again at the end of March, can't wait!!

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Sat down in a communal style seating arrangement. This was fine up until everyone around us began smoking. It became overwhelming and we had to move to a different table.

We ordered the red curry to share between two people, knowing what the quantity of the red curry is at other restaurants. When the food came out, the waiter brought two plates and we assumed they divided it for us. Found out we were wrong and the one plate was one serving. When we asked to verify with the waiter if it was one portion, the waiter replied "one serving, what do you expect?" It was the quantity of an appetizer and was a piece of chicken lightly covered in a thin layer of red curry. Do not recommend if you are looking for an actual dinner.

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