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Address:12, Soi Sukhumvit 24, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel:+6620111111

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 17:00-02:00

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When talking about high altitude dining, readers should be informed that there's a new kid on the Sukhumvit block. Mojjo Lounge Bar recently opened on the 32nd floor of Compass SkyView Hotel, allowing you to take in a sweeping skyline view of the city, with drink in hand, of course. Décor-wise, Mojjo goes for a classic and spacious feel, with an added dash of Latin flair. The whole interior oozes class and style, befitting the occasion of a sophisticated dinner or after-work unwinding. You can watch the twilight sky from air-conditioned comfort through the tall floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Or enjoy an unfiltered view and breeze at the outdoor black-and-white checkered area.

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New kid on the Sukhumvit block

 

The Setting: When talking about high altitude dining, readers should be informed that there's a new kid on the Sukhumvit block. Mojjo Lounge Bar recently opened on the 32nd floor of Compass SkyView Hotel, allowing you to take in a sweeping skyline view of the city, with drink in hand, of course. Décor-wise, Mojjo goes for a classic and spacious feel, with an added dash of Latin flair. The whole interior oozes class and style, befitting the occasion of a sophisticated dinner or after-work unwinding. You can watch the twilight sky from air-conditioned comfort through the tall floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Or enjoy an unfiltered view and breeze at the outdoor black-and-white checkered area.

Since Bangkok weather is as reliable as True Fitness (hot issue pun intended), we opted for the indoor space so as to luxuriate on a wing chair while being serenaded by a live band. Well, the breathtaking view wasn't going anywhere, anyway. Needless to say, Mojjo passed with flying rainbowed colours when it came to providing a nice ambience, so the question remains as to whether it has also set a high bar for F&B offerings too. Does this new entry inch above its competition? Well, read on.

STAX chicken burger.

The Menu

At a glance, you'll realise this place's repertoire is light on food and heavy on drinks. At the time of our visit, there was one page of food on the menu and a double spread for adult drinks. However, within that one food page, you'll see cuisines from so many countries, ranging from Japanese edamame to Mexican quesadilla.

We were off to a satisfying start with the Goat cheese tart (B325++) served with a side of arugula salad and creamy sauce in a -- ahem -- saucière. The two tarts had a buttery and crumbly crust with some delicious goat cheese that wasn't too dense or pungent. The salad was lightly dressed in vinaigrette but could have been crispier, though.

The Sashimi platter (B395) was too simple and small for its asking price. You can pay a little bit more for an all-you-eat sashimi buffet somewhere else. Seriously. Although it featured four items -- tuna, salmon, octopus and kani stick -- and although we appreciated the variety, none really wowed us. Sorry.

On the other hand, Spanish pork meatballs (B250) gave us better value. We got juicy meatballs in a small baking dish soaked in flavourful tomato sauce as well as four sizeable slices of bread with beautiful grill marks.

We gave the Mini burgers (B325) an above-average score for giving diners three sliders on the same plate. Sometimes you just need a burger that you can easily fit into your mouth instead of a big one which you have to dissect before eating, y'know. We liked that the three flavours -- blue cheese, bacon cheese and kimchi pork -- were different from one another and they all tasted pretty good. However, the dish itself could have been so much more had better buns been used instead of the generic ones they used.

Mojjo made a comeback with the Herb crusted lamb chop (B425). Three big lollipops of lamb served on a wooden board along with a bowl of salva verde. The meat was succulent with the added bonus of a nice smoky aroma while the bright flavour of the sauce added just the right amount of contrast, making us go back to the lamb again and again.

After lining up our stomachs with food, it was time to try some signature drinks. The Duchess of Bangkok (B320) was obviously designed to be a for-her drink but if you're a secure hetero man who likes his drink fruity, sweet and sour, we say go for it. If you like your drink strong, the bourbon-based Bulleit train (B370) may be your cup of tea.

Insider's tip

Compass SkyView Hotel houses several F&B outlets with promotions taking place throughout the week. For Mojjo, Lady Luck takes place every Thursday and the ladies get to roll the dice for a chance to win free bevvies. For every two tapas items you order at Mojjo, you'll get one drink on the house during Tapas Tuesday. Across from the restaurant area, there're also cigar rooms which look classy AF.

Value & Verdict

If you're a serious eater, you may feel a bit meh by the food here, especially considering the price tags with two pluses. Mojjo got our expectations up with its snazzy ambience but it only serves decent-to-good food (well, except for that luscious lamb). We feel Mojjo has yet to live up to its full potential. The location, however, makes it a very good spot for after-work drinks and nibbles with a great view, since it's only a short walk away from BTS Phrom Phong.

Mojjo Lounge Bar

Daily 5pm - 2am International 32/F, Compass SkyView HotelSukhumvit Soi 24 www.fb.com/mojjoloungebar 02-011-1111

Location

12, Soi Sukhumvit 24, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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