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No Idea

#66 of 9,497 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Sukhumvit
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8/3-4 Sukhumvit Soi 22 | Klong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 2 663 6686
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12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I picked No Idea when I was craving a change from Thai food after traveling around the region for over a month. After going through their menu, I realized that what I really wanted was cheese, all the cheese. We ordered a cheese board, and the owner, a Kiwi, actually came by our table to ask about our preferences. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular restaurant here owned by a Kiwi, in a great setting with quite a good list of wines to choose from. My starter was the Serrano ham cut freshly off the leg and followed with what was one of the best Guinness beef cheek I have had. Set on some great potato mash, it melted in my mouth, beautiful!! Suggest... More 

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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to break up our vacation a little bit and eat something a bit different than Thai at one point, so we went to No Idea Cafe. They have a great wine list, beer selection, food specials, etc. The owner was present and very nice. He checked on us frequently. At the end, he brought us over some lemon-cello... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit to No Idea and I will certainly return. The restaurant is described as a cafe gastropub and I would class it in the latter category. It is located about 50m down Sukhumvit Soi 22 just past the Holiday Inn housed within a small mansion fronted by black marble pillars, ornamental railings and a heavy ornate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am from Austin, Texas and my buddy that joined me from dinner is from San Francisco, so we both know food and service. You can count on both being very satisfactory! And the place has a warm ambiance to it that I really enjoyed. And unlike many restaurants in Bangkok, the music really is background and does not make... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews on TA I looked forward to this place. When I arrived at 7 on a Thursday it was empty. Several episodes of "service" from one waiter were efficient but subtly contemptuous. Ordered the much praised Harissa chicken. To her credit, a waitress did her best to appease me as it took nearly an hour. When it arrived,... More 

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hallam011, Manager at No Idea, responded to this review

What indeed. The problem with writing false reviews is you really do need to visit the establishment to get your facts straight. You arrived on Thursday at 7 and "the place was empty" We have been fully booked out on Thursdays for weeks as any number of of guests would verify. The restaurant is never empty at 7pm any day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One would think that eating at the same restaurant 2-3 times a week while vacationing in Bangkok would become boring. Not so with No Idea. In addition to their ample menu, there is a constantly changing list of specials to choose from. The food is always fresh and expertly prepared. The beverage selection at the bar is impressive and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went tonight after reading reviews. Have generally been put off by the busy Sukhumvit road and the loud music and appearance of a noisy bar. But once Inside its a very nice dining room, super attentive staff and excellent food. The wide beverage stock is impressive. Prices are high for Bangkok but they've got the western / Asian fusion just... More 

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Bangkok
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to have dinner by myself, and got a nice surprise. The place is really nice, like and old english bar (you could say). The bar has a very good selection (and that is appreciate it here in thailand) The food was very very good. I also order the cheese platter, and the owner came to ask me what kind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

With amazing restaurants almost on every street here, there's really no need to go back anywhere for a "second chance", however I urge ANYONE who suffered any possible negativity to please go back....this place is awesome! I've never had a bad experience and don't expect one....Khun Ann and her brigade put together amazing dishes while Dave makes sure his guests... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8/3-4 Sukhumvit Soi 22 | Klong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Sukhumvit
  • Neighbourhood: Sukhumvit
  • Phone Number: +66 2 663 6686
Description
Contemporary bistro cuisine with a focus on quality produce, freshness and seasonality. Exceptional food and wine list served in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Balcony dining. Sunday brunch.
Imported and local beers on tap and a large range of spirits and single malts. Cuban and Perdamo cigars.
Hours.
Monday-Tuesday 3pm to 1am
Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 1am
All major credit cards accepted.

Families welcome.

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Staying in Sukhumvit

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Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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