Newly opened: Beirut Lebanese Restaurant in Eight Thonglor (second floor).
The former Xtreme Club that used to hold regular salsa dancing classes has now been transformed into a new location for Bangkok’s biggest Lebanese food chain: Beirut.
Occupying an indoor restaurant and an outdoor lounge, Beirut in Thonglor could be the best yet. With 3 locations in Silom, Sukhumvit and Bumrungrad hospital, Beirut Thonglor looks more upscale, with an emphasis on the appearance.
The menu remains the same: a plate of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, green onions with 3 dips: garlic, yogurt and a spicy sauce. The presentation of the sauce is much more posh in silverware and we notice the upgrade.
Hummus (120 baht) and pita breads (15 baht each) are still a solid staple in a meal. Big plates like a Beef Kebab (200 baht) are for the big eaters. Don’t know what to order? Try a platter and choose from 4 of their choices (380 baht) from Falafel, Fatouche salad, Sharwarma chicken/beef and French fries.
Overall, we have found Beirut Thonglor to offer fresh(er) ingredients and a good kick-start into the Thonglor-Ekamai neighbourhood. There isn’t the biggest choice for Arabic food here yet so we welcome the new addition. We will, however leave the décor of the restaurant to your own discretion. Enjoy!