It’s the last inning for Seafood Bar, a well known restaurant on Sukhumvit 16, which offers sustainable seafood.
I dropped by for a goodbye meal and it wasn’t a bit sad. The owners are going to focus on their original restaurant, Oyster Bar in Silom so if you’re hooked on feel good fish you can still make the journey there.
Here’s the haul from the night starting with the seafood platter, two floors of shellfish!
I love fish in general, but there’s an enormous difference between this type of fillet and what you can get at your favorite Thai street side grill.
The meat is dense, but tender and full of flavor. As with the oysters, crab, and other offerings, the fish has been sustainably fished. Not a guarantee you’ll find anyone else making such a claim in Bangkok (actually Thailand often makes headlines for their environmentally detrimental fishing practices).
Since it’s quality seafood and sustainable, this makes it much more expensive than your normal seafood outing. I spent about 3000 baht ($100) for everything. That includes a few beers and discount on the mollusks since this was the restaurants final night.
Sidenote: This also would have been a great meal to have with wine, but I happened to be craving craft beer!
Of course if you’re not greedy or celebrating something special you can order your oyster a la carte where they range from 75-300 depending on the species. With that said, it’s really easy to get carried away and rack up a hefty bill if you love oysters.
Seafood Bar is gone now, but these keep those tips if mind if you decide to visit Oyster Bar where you’ll find a similar menu!