The west side of Soi Soonvijai is best known for three things: Bangkok Hospital, a serene residential quarter and a detour route. So when I noticed that a fine restaurant was going to open in the location never considered "marketable" for sublime gastronomy, I, as a lifelong resident of the neighbourhood, was somewhat concerned for its future.
Set in a one-storey structure, the newly opened joint is the brainchild of young restaurateurs who used to run a sushi bar in Chicago.
However, despite its off-the-radar location, a snappy name and a back-alley entrance, this week's subject of review seems to have done amazingly amid all doubts. Over the past four weeks since it first opened, the 70-seater venue set in a one-storey structure with a high truss roof behind a black wall has constantly drawn in customers _ new and repeating.
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