2225 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
I am a huge fan of Thai food, and when I heard rumors that Little Bangkok located on Cheshire Bridge Rd is one of the best spots in Atlanta, you know The Hungry Lens had to check it out.
Looking at the outside of Little Bangkok I was expecting to walk into a typical Chinese/Thai takeout place with a couple of pictures on the wall, but no real decorations. But when I walked in to Little Bangkok I was overwhelmed with the breathtaking, beautiful Asian themed decorations covering the bright blue walls. They had beautiful rich gold figurines scattered throughout the inside, and amazingly gorgeous paintings on the walls. It reminded me of a spot you would see in New York City with all of the creative one of a kind pieces. I’m not sure what it was, but I found this place so incredibly charming and comfortable. And not to mention the super cool fish tanks in the back! I am usually not a fan of fish tanks because they are typically dirty and the fish are overcrowded, but these were bright, clean, and beautiful. Overall I loved the vibe in Little Bangkok.
The service at Little Bangkok was great. I was seated right away and the staff was very friendly and prompt. They cleaned all of my dishes away throughout the service not letting my table get crowded. They checked on me throughout my meal and had great attitudes. Overall I have nothing but positive things to say about the service here.
Little Bangkok serves both Thai and Chinese food, and has so many different options to choose from. You can find just about any traditional Chinese or Thai dish you can think of and also new dishes you typically don’t find (like squid!). But since I was recommended to try the Thai food, this is what I stuck with.
I began my meal with the Tom Ka soup, a Thai chicken coconut soup with mushroom and green onion. First let me say I am a firm believer that you eat with your eyes first, so having a dish look appetizing is extremely important to me, and when the soup came out and it was absolutely beautiful! The rich colorful orange broth with bright green onions and big chunks of fresh chicken were enough to have me dive right in. The broth was so flavorful with traditional Thai flavors of curry and coconut milk. This soup was sweeter than I thought it would be but I actually didn’t mind it. One of my favorite parts of this dish was the fresh mushrooms. They were cooked perfectly and added a nice hearty bite to cut through the sweetness of the broth. Overall this soup was great!
The price at Little Bangkok is similar to all traditional Chinese/Thai places with entrees ranging from $10-15. My soup, cheese roll, and Panang curry came to around $16. With the portion sizes of the food this is a steal, I had a to-go box full of leftovers when I left.
Based on all of the following criteria discussed above I give Little Bangkok a solid A. The atmosphere was so unique and beautiful. The service was speedy and friendly. The food was so fresh and flavorful, and lastly the price is reasonable. Although they did not take over the #1 spot for the best Panang curry in Atlanta, I still highly recommend you check out Little Bangkok for a wonderful ambiance and delicious meal!