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Luk Kai Thong @ EmQuartier in Bangkok · Brings Thai Royal Cooking to All


At Luk Kai Thong we enjoyed many dishes from their tremendous, I mean extensive, menu touted as Thai Royal cooking. There are Luk Kai Thong outlets in many convenient and prestigious locations across Bangkok. We were at their EmQuartier branch.


A welcoming yet grand entrance. 

Khun Jim with her son Saeng

Luk Kai Thong means young golden chicken. The name Kai Thong was created by Khun Jim - Arunee Montriwat's husband when they opened their restaurant in 1998. Khun Jim's husband was born in the year of the rooster, hence Kai Thong or Golden Chicken.


A station dedicated to Luk Kai Thong's signature pang cha. A Thai culinary icon now, this unique Thai ice dessert was created by Luk Kai Thong.

Luk Kai Thong or Young Golden Chicken was opened by Saengnarong Montriwat, Khun Jim's son in 2009. Saengnarong Montriwat has worked in his mother's restaurant since he was a young teen.

From appetisers, mains, beverages to desserts, Luk Kai Thong serves Saengnarong Montriwat's homely as well as luxurious creations. All recipes for Luk Kai Thong dishes have Saengnarong Montriwat's original touch. Pang Cha was launched in 2009 with the first Luk Kai Thong in Thong Lor.

A warm, comfortable, casual dining space as we stepped inside.

One of the sections Fucheer Lounge, felt like being in a garden with hanging flowers. So relaxing and cool.

Our party was assigned to the more private inner space.

The decor was stately yet elegant. A fitting place to showcase Thai Royal cooking.

Luk Kai Thong's menu was stupendously extensive 💪


Kratong Kaithong.


Golden crispy, crunchy pastry cup appetiser filled with shredded chicken in French salad dressing, topped with crunchy tea and seaweed bits.

Young Golden Chicken's famous Deep Fried Chicken Drumstick XXXL.

Such irresistibly sexy, shapely triple X thighs 😲

Crispy skin, tender flesh with warm sweet juices from the succulent meat.

Grilled river prawn with fried fresh garlic. The river prawns were rich with creamy umami crazy head butter.

Luk Kai Thong source their sea and river food directly from farms and fishermen.

Saengnarong Montriwat said in 2022 that he envisions Luk Kai Thong to be like the BMW 7 Series - a flagship of Thai cuisine, luxurious and unique.

These perfectly grilled, head butter rich river prawns epitomise Saengnarong Montriwat's vision.

Such an elegantly served dish but in my hands 😂😅

Finger licking good 👍

We also had head butter ladened grilled river prawns on a bed of umami savoury toasty fried rice.

Stir Fried Crab with Curry Powder.

Crazy umami curry crab.

Crab meat, soft creamy egg custard with curry powder. Must have Thai style luxury crustacean.

Fried Morning Glory with River Prawn Claws.

Luk Kai Thong source for their morning glory vegetable (water spinach) directly from the farms to ensure its quality and freshness. The crunchy juicy greens were stir fried with meat pulled from prawn claws, garlic, chili pepper and special savoury spicy sauce created by Khun Jim - Arunee Montriwat (Kai Thong founder).

This is probably the most delicious way of serving water spinach, one of my favourite vegetables.

Pang Cha Lukkaithong Royal.

The signature pang cha.

Made with five types of tea - Southern Thai Tea, Oolong, Red Tea, Black Tea, and Ceylon Tea. Topped with condensed milk, chewy tapioca balls, smaller crunchy balls, and toasted almond. The mound of sweetened shaved ice sits on a cushion of soft bread.

Always a winner of hearts.

Cha Lukkaithong Milk Tea with Bubble Black Tea.

Luk Kai Thong is committed to promote Thai tea culture to the world.

Refreshing sweet, sour Ice Taiwan Plum Tea.

Luk Kai Thong has a lot of other dishes including comfort rice and noodle dishes which I like to come back to try.

There is a Luk Kai Thong near you:

📍Suvarnabhumi Airport (Gate F) 
📍Donmueng airport terminal 2 
📍Chic Republic Bangna 
📍Chic Republic Ramintra 
📍ICON SIAM 6th floor 
📍The EmQuartier 6th floor  👈 We were here
📍Siam Paragon 4th floor 
📍Terminal 21 Rama 3.


Restaurant name: Luk Kai Thong @ EmQuartier

Address: 6th floor, The EmQuartier, 637 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Nearest MRT: 15 minutes walk from Sukhumvit station

Tel: +662 003 6301

Hours: 10am - 10pm

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Written by Tony Boey on 28 Feb 2024

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