The Place Karmakaret Diner is a hidden gem in Bangkok tucked away from the busy Khlong Toei District , within five minutes walking distance from Phrom Phong BTS right behind Emporium mall. I walked through a small lane, which signalled me to Karmakaret Secret World.
Housed in a retro and rustic theme space, this place feels out of the world. There is a garden alfresco dining area surrounding the restaurant, while the spacious interior is reminiscent of a scene from Harry Potter to me, full of mystique. The natural lighting in the day adds to the ambience as well, while I can only imagine the ambience at night to be even more mystical.
Other than food, the range of aromatic products at Karmakaret is quite a visual feast as well. Do take a tour of the products and explore the place even if you do not plan to get anything.
The Food Brunch fares are the highlight at Karmakaret, even though the dinner menu is rather promising as well with a focus on European cuisine. Feeling greedy, we went for the Big Breakfast set which comes complete with a latte, coconut drink, yogurt salad and toast bread. This is a hearty option for the ravenous soul.
An alternative to something brunchy, there was no regret ordering the Japanese Cod Fish and Chips. The fried cod fish was fresh, and I think this is really good value for money.
Rants The food will not blow your mind away, but I guess the ambience makes up for it? Expect to pay a higher than usual price as well by Bangkok cafe standards.
Will I return again? A dining destination which I would strongly recommend if you are looking for a nice restaurant to check out other than the usual Thai food. There is no rush at Karmakaret, so take your time and soak in the ambience. Reservations are highly recommended.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
30/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok, Thailand
Daily: 9am to 11pm
Ranted by The Ranter