Where to Stuff Yourself on Thanksgiving in Bangkok

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BANGKOK — Don’t have the properly equipped kitchen to braise that Butterball turkey, glaze the ham, stir the cranberry sauce and bake the cornbread – don’t bother.

Our American residents and others inspired by this holiday dedicated to gluttony have a long menu of options to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday next week. From traditional to vegan to fancy, there’s something for everyone.

The Traditionalist – Roadhouse BBQ, Silom

Photo: Roadhouse BBQ Bangkok / Facebook
Photo: Roadhouse BBQ Bangkok / Facebook

American bar and restaurant Roadhouse Barbecue promises what may be the closest to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Be welcomed by San Francisco shrimp cocktails and a selection of salads, appetizers and hot dishes. The savory mains include, of course, roast turkey with sage-and-apple stuffing, giblet gravy, grilled salmon and more.

Thanksgiving is not complete without freshly baked pumpkin pie. The buffet starts at 995 baht and goes from noon to 11pm. Get in before 5pm for a 20 percent discount.

Roadhouse Barbecue sits on the corner of Rama IV and Surawong roads and is walkable from MRT Silom or BTS Sala Daeng.

The Fancy Foodie – Little Beast, Thonglor

Photo: Little Beast / Facebook
Photo: Little Beast / Facebook

Expect all the fancy dishes: baked reblochon, bacon-wrapped chicken roulade, foie gras and chestnut stuffing at a French-American gastro bar Little Beast in Thonglor.

See a full list of menu items here. Prices start at 1,800 baht per person. Enjoy the dinner from 7pm until 11pm.

Little Beast is located in Soi Thong Lor 13. The nearest rail station is BTS Thong Lo.

The Clear Conscience – Chomp, Phra Nakhon

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Photo: Chomp / Facebook

Good news for vegans and vegetarians: This all-day dining place near Khaosan Road will serve a plentiful home-cooked buffet including many non-meat dishes.

Chomp never disappoints when it comes to casual dining for hearty vegans and vegetarians. The place will serve a four-course Thanksgiving including vegan bacon with garlic bamboo charcoal croutons, a spiced bean pate and barbecue Cajun vegan duck.

Meat lovers can find smoked salmon with cream cheese and stuffed, slow-roasted crispy turkey. Check out the menu online.

Eat all you want for 450 baht per person. Prepare to pay 650 baht if you want your dinner served with special hot mulled wine and a pumpkin-pie martini.

Reservations by Tuesday are required. Chomp is located on Soi Samsen 1.

The Dinner & Movie – Cinema Winehouse, Phra Nakhon

Photo: Cinema Winehouse / Facebook
Photo: Cinema Winehouse / Facebook

Across from Chomp, this laid-back diner-shophouse-theater which will serve homestyle Thanksgiving dishes with one carnivorous innovation: the turbaconducken (a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey, all wrapped in bacon).

From 7pm to 10pm, Cinema Winehouse will host a Thanksgiving buffet, serving dinner and fixings for 650 baht. Seats are limited to 30, so reserve a table with a 300-baht deposit. As of today they had yet to decide on a movie to show but insisted it will fit the theme.

Cinema Winehouse is located on Soi Samsen 1.

The Sports Fan – The Sportsman Bar

Photo: The Sportsman Sportsbar Bangkok / Facebook
Photo: The Sportsman Sportsbar Bangkok / Facebook

If you like watching sports on Thanksgiving Day, this could be the spot for you.

Munch on a meal while enjoy watching NFL, NBA and NHL games shown live on screens at the The Sportsman Sportsbar, where 99-baht drinks and 199-baht dinner specials will be served.

The sports-theme bar is located on Soi Sukhumvit 13 and is walkable from BTS Nana.

The Ragin’ Cajun – Bourbon Street Bangkok, Ekkamai

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Photo: Bourbon Street Bangkok / Facebook

Enjoy a two-hour Thanksgiving buffet at this classic, one-of-a-kind Cajun and Creole restaurant in the Ekkamai area.

From noon to 10:30pm, Bourbon Street Bangkok will offer a special Thanksgiving selection with highlighted jambalaya, oyster soup, crab cake, Cajun deep-fried turkey and a lot more.

Dinner is 900 baht for adults and 500 baht for children. Bourbon Street Bangkok left its longtime mid-Sukhumvit home a few years ago and is now located in Soi Sukhumvit 63.

The Hi-So Traditionalist – City Skyline, Asoke

Photo: City Skyline - American Dinner / Facebook
Photo: City Skyline – American Dinner / Facebook

Head up to the new Asoke’s new American dining venue City Skyline to enjoy a proper home-cooked of turkey, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and more.

Price for adults is 795 baht and 395 baht for children 12 and under.

Reservations are required. City Skyline is located on the first floor of PS Tower in Soi Sukhumvit 21, reachable from BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit.

The Fine Diner – Seasonal Tastes at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Asoke

Photo: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok / Facebook
Photo: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok / Facebook

Savor on a multi-dimensional fancy feast at a five-star hotel in the Asoke area from 6pm until 10:30pm.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit’s signature dining venue Seasonal Tastes will prepare fresh, quality ingredients for lavish and festive a la minute dishes including juicy Fine de Claire oysters, rock lobster, traditional roasted turkey, snow fish, braised lamb leg and a lot more.

Prices are 1,890 baht per person and 700 baht for children 3 to 12. Free-flow soft drinks are included.

Seasonal Tastes sits on the seventh floor of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit which is located across from the Terminal 21 shopping mall. The luxury hotel is a five-minute walk from MRT Sukhumvit and BTS Asoke.

The Rebel – Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant, Pak Kret

Photo: Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant / Facebook
Photo: Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant / Facebook

Mexican Thanksgiving? Why not?

Due north of downtown in Nonthaburi’s Pak Kret district, Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant will host an all-you-can-eat dinner of nearly 15 dishes including roast turkey, honey-baked ham, fresh-baked rolls, green salad with berries and more.

The fiesta starts at 4pm and runs until 8:30pm. Dinner for adults is 895 baht, children 7 to 12 are 395 baht. Niños under 7 can eat for free. Reservations are required.

Another Appetite – Hooters Thanksgiving feat. Playboy – Friday

Photo: Hooters Bangkok Soi 15 / Facebook
Photo: Hooters Bangkok Soi 15 / Facebook

Leave it to the Americans to conflate fattening foods with their sexual appetites. One day after Thanksgiving, see 10 Playboy Thailand Bunnies and 10 Hooters Girls at AmBar in Four Points Sheraton in Soi Sukhumvit 15. Actually forget the food, this event is just about drinking and looking at girls from 7pm to 2am. Door is 300 baht and includes one drink.