Best Beef is Bangkok’s most popular local barbecue restaurant and a venue I often visit. Every night, locals and foreigners line up to get a seat in this absolutely enormous semi-alfresco restaurant on Sukhumvit Road close to BTS On Nut. Even though Best Beef Sukhumvit is absolutely huge, it’s so popular that you’ll probably have to wait for a seat if you arrive between 18:00 and 20:00. In this article, I review Best Beef Bangkok and explain to you why it's such a popular place.
Best Beef Bangkok is an indoor Thai barbecue venue. The place is enormous with a most likely over a hundred wooden tables waiting to get seated by groups and couples. As the name suggests, the restaurant specialises in beef, but you can also choose from a variety of pork, chicken and seafood dishes such as bacon, scallops and prawns. And for the more adventurous among us, how about ox tongue or pork liver? You simply order by filling in the list of meats and seafood and within minutes, your whole table is full of deliciousness. The quality of the meat at Best Beef is reasonable and most important, clean, even though the meat has just been refrozen. But what you would expect from a 269 THB all-you-can-eat barbecue? It's a bargain! Sometimes the meat has too much fat though and doesn’t expect every shrimp to come in jumbo size. However, you don’t go to Best Beef Bangkok for refined dining, you go to have a fun night and socialize with friends and family while grilling all sorts of meats that you can dip in various sauces. There are several packages available. Personally, I often go for their 439 THB Beer + Barbecue Buffet, which includes two hours of unlimited grilling and beer, which is a great way to start your weekend!
Best Beef all-you-can-eat barbecue
The meats you ordered are served like this within minutes, so you can start grilling your food!
Grilling in action. Thinly sliced beef ready to cook. This is not fancy dining, but sure as hell tasty!
The food options of Best Beef Bangkok
Although Best Beef Bangkok is a local barbecue restaurant, it doesn’t offer your typical mookata setup. For those of you who don't know what mookata is: Mookata is a form of Thai barbecue where you grill the meats on top of the mookata and you can use the sides of the grill as a hot pot. At Best Beef you can choose to either grill your meats above a charcoal-heated barbecue or fry them up in a pan. For an extra 50 THB, you can even cook your ingredients in a tasty hot pot soup. Prepare the meat to your liking, then dip it in one of the three delicious complimentary sauces. I especially like the “Special Best Beef” shoyu sauce which is made with garlic and chillies.
Best Beef Bangkok atmosphere
As you can see, the place is packed with hungry locals. Affordable, tasty food and as much as you can for two hours!
Best Beef Sukhumvit is located a good five-minutes-walk from Onnut BTS station. Due to its huge popularity, the restaurant has opened a second branch in Srinakarin, Sridan Soi 22, but this branch is even further tucked away. As we mentioned earlier, Best Beef Bangkok is such a popular place that right before six o'clock in the evening, you have to wait for a seat. Because you can easily spend an hour or two at Best Beef, the waiting line is enormous. We highly recommend visiting Best Beef Bangkok around five o'clock in the afternoon or after ten o'clock in the evening. Make sure to visit this place with a group, we guarantee you will have a fun evening. At least our friends who we take here when they visit Bangkok for the first time do!
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