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REVIEWED: RED OVEN AT SO/ BANGKOK, THAILAND

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Review: A Culinary Odyssey at Red Oven, SO/ Bangkok: Weekend Buffet Extravaganza

Bangkok, a city known for its vibrant street food culture and tantalizing flavors, houses a gem that stands out even in this culinary paradise. Nestled within the luxurious confines of the SO/ Bangkok Hotel, the Red Oven restaurant offers an experience that is nothing short of gastronomic brilliance.

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A Grand Entrance

From the moment you step into Red Oven, you’re greeted with the promise of an unparalleled dining experience. The restaurant, which boasts the title of the best buffet in Bangkok, opens its doors every morning, inviting guests to embark on a culinary journey that spans the globe. With its prime location on the 7th floor, diners are treated to panoramic views of the bustling Sathorn Road and the serene Lumpini Park, making it the best restaurant with a view in Bangkok.

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"From the moment you step into Red Oven, you're greeted with the promise of an unparalleled dining experience.”

First Impressions

The ambiance of Red Oven is reminiscent of a traditional food market, but with a contemporary twist. The hand-crafted red Molteni oven, a symbol of exquisite French craftsmanship, stands as a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to quality. This dedication is evident in every dish that emerges from the kitchen, each a masterpiece of flavor and presentation.

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AN ALL DAY DINING RESTAURANT AND SEAFOOD DESTINATION

Starting the day at 6 am, Red Oven ensures that early risers are met with a breakfast spread fit for champions. From buttery French pastries to eggs cooked to perfection at the live egg station, the morning offerings are a delight. But for those who prefer a more leisurely start, the brunch at Red Oven is legendary. As the best brunch Bangkok has to offer, it draws food enthusiasts from all corners of the city and beyond.

Seafood lovers are in for a treat at Red Oven. The restaurant takes pride in offering the best seafood buffet in Bangkok. Fresh oysters shipped directly from France, succulent Alaskan king crab, and a plethora of other marine delicacies await diners. Each dish, whether it’s spicy Thai seafood or expertly crafted sushi, is a testament to the skill and passion of Red Oven’s chefs.

The buffet doesn’t stop at seafood. From piquant curries and sumptuous stews to home-made pasta dishes, the choices are endless and irresistibly delicious. The weekend buffet, in particular, is an extravaganza that shouldn’t be missed. With an ambiance that encourages socialization and an unlimited wine option to enhance the experience, weekends at Red Oven are truly feast-worthy.

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A Deep Dive into Culinary Delights

The sheer variety of the buffet is a testament to Red Oven’s commitment to cater to global palates. Let’s delve deeper into some of the standout stations:

The Salad Bar: A vibrant array of fresh greens, exotic vegetables, and a selection of dressings that cater to every preference. Whether you’re a fan of the classic Caesar or prefer a tangy vinaigrette, the salad bar ensures a fresh start to the meal.

 

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Cheese and Bread Counter:For the connoisseurs of cheese, this section is nothing short of paradise. From the pungent blue cheese to the creamy brie, the selection is vast and accompanied by an assortment of freshly baked bread, ranging from sourdough to rye.

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Oyster Bar: A highlight for seafood lovers. The oysters, chilled to perfection, offer a taste of the ocean. Accompanied by a squeeze of lemon and a dash of hot sauce, it’s a treat for the senses.

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Sushi and Sashimi Counter: Crafted with precision, the sushi and sashimi are a testament to the expertise of Red Oven’s chefs. Each piece, whether it’s the buttery salmon or the robust tuna, is a bite of perfection.

Meat Carving Station: The aroma of roasted meats wafts through the restaurant, drawing diners to this section. The beef wellington, with its perfectly cooked meat and flaky pastry, is a must-try. The roasted lamb leg, seasoned to perfection, melts in the mouth.

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Hot Dishes Counter: This section is a global journey. From the creamy pasta of Italy to the spicy curries of Thailand, it’s a whirlwind tour of flavors. Each dish, meticulously prepared, offers a unique taste experience.

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Thai Taste Area: A nod to the host country, this section offers local favorites. Whether it’s the spicy Tom Yum soup or the flavorful Pad Thai, it’s a treat for those seeking authentic Thai flavors.

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Ramen Booth: A warm bowl of ramen, with its flavorful broth and perfectly cooked noodles, is comfort in a bowl. The booth, preparing fresh bowls on demand, ensures that each diner gets a piping hot serving.

Drinks Bar: From refreshing cold drinks to aromatic teas and coffees, the drinks bar caters to every beverage preference. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the culinary delights on offer.

Dessert Section: A fitting end to a sumptuous meal. The dessert section, with its array of cakes, pastries, and ice creams, ensures a sweet conclusion to the dining experience.

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our experience at red oven so/ BANGKOK

The buffet spread at Red Oven was a visual and gastronomic spectacle. It was evident that meticulous thought had gone into curating a selection that catered to the most discerning of palates. From the freshest seafood to a diverse array of international dishes, the offerings were both vast and exquisite.

Our culinary journey began at the cold seafood section. The oysters, a direct import from the pristine coasts of France, were a symphony of flavors, encapsulating the essence of the ocean. The sushi and sashimi, crafted with precision, were a testament to the chefs’ expertise, each bite melting in our mouths, leaving us craving for more.

 

Adjacent to the seafood was the salad and cheese bar. The cheeses, sourced from the finest dairies in France, were a delight. Paired with a selection of freshly baked bread and cold cuts, it was a gourmet experience par excellence.

As we ventured further, the hot selections beckoned. The meat carving station was a carnivore’s paradise. The beef wellington, with its perfectly cooked meat ensconced in a flaky crust, was sheer perfection. The roasted lamb leg, seasoned to perfection, was succulent, its flavors lingering long after the last bite.

The international spread was a reflection of Red Oven’s commitment to offering a truly global dining experience. From the rich and creamy Nordic salmon with béarnaise sauce to the spicy and flavorful Thai southern curry with crab, each dish was a culinary masterpiece. The array of choices, from Western to Asian, ensured that there was something for everyone.

A Dessert Lover’s Paradise

The dessert section was a dream come true for anyone with a sweet tooth. The homemade ice creams, with flavors like Thai tea and banoffee, were creamy and delectable. The pastry corner showcased an array of cakes and pastries, each more tempting than the last. The mango custard patisserie was a delightful fusion of tartness and sweetness, making it our favorite for the night.

Service Beyond Reproach

The staff at Red Oven are the unsung heroes of the dining experience. Their attention to detail, combined with their warm and welcoming demeanor, ensures that every diner feels special. From the hostess who greets you with a smile to the chefs who take the time to explain the dishes, the service at Red Oven is impeccable.

A Personal Touch

Our personal experience at Red Oven was accentuated by the little touches. The window seat, offering panoramic views of Bangkok, added a visual element to our meal. The chefs, with their surprise servings, showcased the best of what Red Oven had to offer. It was these personal touches that transformed our meal into a memorable experience.

What truly set Red Oven apart was not just its culinary offerings but the impeccable service. The chefs, despite being engrossed in their craft, took the time to interact with the diners. Their insights into the dishes, the ingredients, and the inspiration behind them added depth to our dining experience.

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FINAL VERDICT

Our evening at Red Oven was not just a meal; it was a journey, a celebration of culinary artistry. Every dish, every flavor, every interaction was a testament to the passion and dedication of the team at Red Oven. It was an experience that lingered, not just on our palates but in our memories.

In a city teeming with dining options, Red Oven stands out, not just for its food but for the holistic experience it offers. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s a destination, a place where culinary dreams come to life. For anyone seeking an unparalleled dining experience in Bangkok, Red Oven at SO/ Bangkok Hotel is the place to be.

The Week-end buffet extravaganza at So/ Bangkok includes the following stations:

✔  Robatayaki Live Station – Flavorful Dishes From Our Robatayaki Grill Serving Suzuki (White Snapper) Teriyaki, Tonbara (Pork Belly) Shio Yaki and Sake (Salmon) Spicy Saikyo Yaki.

✔  SOSHI Live Station – Freshly Prepared Hand-Carved Sashimi, Sushi, Nigiri Specials And Maki Rolls On Rotation Such As Salmon Crispy Lava Roll And Yaki Niku Maki

✔  BBQ Station and Fresh Pasta

✔  SO Ocean – Catch Of The Day Including Prawns, Blue Crabs and Mussels

✔  SO Oyster Bar – Freshly Shucked Oysters With Your Choice Of Topping

✔  SO Thai and Noodle Station

✔  SO Western and Pizza Station

✔  SO Soup De Jour – Soup Of The Day

✔  SO Vegetables

✔  SO Green – Salad Bar And Caesar Salad Station

✔  SO Charcuterie: Carved Fresh To Order Including Parma Ham, Salami, Chorizo, And Coppa

✔  SO Sweet: Decadent Selection Of Homemade Ice Creams Prepared Fresh Daily And Chocolate Fondue Fountain To Dip To Your Delight. Indulge And Overload With Our Signature Belgium Chocolate Lava, Honey Toast, Varieties Of Cakes And So Much More

OPENING HOURS

* Breakfast Buffet – Daily: 6 am – 10:30 am
* Red Oven Buffet – Lunch – Thursday-Friday: 12 pm – 3 pm
* World Buffet & Robata Grill – Sunday-Thursday: 6 pm – 10 pm
* Weekend Buffet Extravaganza – Friday & Saturday: 6 pm – 10 pm
* SO Sunday Brunch – Sunday: 12 pm – 3 pm

For more information or to make reservations, please contact +66 2624 0000 or E-mail at [email protected]

website: https://www.so-bangkok.com/dining/red-oven 

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