Baan 26 Restaurant

Baan 26 is hard to miss. Its bright yellow exterior stands out amidst the row of converted colonial buildings lining Changkat Bukit Bintang. Once you step inside and sit down for a meal, you will find that Baan 26’s offerings are also hard to resist. Meaning ‘House of 26’ in Thai, Baan 26 will have you coming back for more in no time. Having been around for two years, this restaurant-cum-pub specialises in wholesome, unpretentious Thai cuisine which is as authentic in taste as in presentation.

Baan 26 is intimate and cosy during the day. During the night, however, I can imagine a livelier atmosphere, with the well-equipped bar in full swing and a huge ceiling-mounted plasma screen airing the latest music videos and sports matches. The place gets especially busy during Friday and Saturday nights, when it is often close until late, way beyond its normal operating hours.

Specialties

    * Clear and Red Tom Yam (with Seafood, Prawns, Vegetables or Chicken)
    * Thai Mango Salad (with Dry Shrimp, Crispy Catfish or Spicy Tuna)
    * Steamed Fish (Sea Bass) with Lime and Chillies
    * Pad Thai
    * Authentic Thai Green Curry Chicken

Service

We had to wait for a bit for our food to arrive, but it was not more than 20 minutes, and it was well worth the wait. Service is generally down-to-earth and friendly, with the staff going around every now and then, checking that everything is fine with the other diners.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 15:00 (lunch), 18:00 - 00:30;
Sunday & Public Holidays 15:00 – 00:30.
Address: 26 Changkat Bukit Bintang 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: (603) 2142 8878