A painstakingly restored 19th century house made from golden teak wood ('ruen urai' translates as 'house of gold') is the stunning setting for one of Bangkok's most romantic dining destinations. Part of the boutique Rose Hotel, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and overlooking the pool, the restaurant is an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s capital city.

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Once the residence of a herbal medical doctor to King Rama V, now the restaurant offers a wide melange of Thai flavors with a menu that spans more than 100 appetizers, mains and desserts. Besides popular classics like tom yum kung, Ruen Urai also serves lesser-known Thai dishes, as well as a handful of Western dishes with a local twist, like salmon satay.

This authentic Thai restaurant sits in a secluded, serene part of the city in a traditional style home and offers a vast selection of classic dishes and superb service.

Beyond the nightclubs, massage parlours, and hectic street life on Surawong Road hides a century-year-old teakwood house in shady and leafy solace. Ruen Urai, located next to the Rose Hotel, provides as beautiful a setting as any to enjoy Thai food for the soul, both authentic and current.

Located in a beautifully restored 100-year old Thai golden teakwood house decorated with fine antiques and elegant silk-covered furnishings, Ruen Urai (meaning ‘the House of Gold’) at the Rose Hotel off Surawongse Road offers a unique take on traditional Thai cooking styles, giving them a contemporary lift.

It might come as a shock to see such a beautifully well-preserved traditional teakwood home after walking the gauntlet of Surawong's beer bars, tailors and massage parlors. This century-old teak house outfitted with beautiful antiques is just as stunning outside as inside.

Patpong's sleaze soon dissolves in the lane to Ruen Urai. Suddenly, you'll find an exquisite early-Rattanakosin era teak house, painstakingly restored and decorated with weathered antiques and vivid silk. Ruen Urai traffics in easy sophistication - classic cocktails and a well-curated wine list alongside Thai recipes with subtle updates.

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Ruen Urai is a Thai fine dining restaurant that’s hidden amidst the concrete jungle of Bangkok. The traditional wooden Thai house with a splendid pool surrounded by lush greens provides an opulent fine dining experience without being extravagant. The interior is earth-hued that exudes a “back to nature” aura with a blend contemporary furnishing. Some

If you are looking for non pretentious, traditional, basic Thai Cuisine at it full expression and flavor, in an isolated but very convenient Soi of the district of Patpong, then let me highly recommend Ruen Urai, exotique, elegant and exquisite Thai experience. Friend and owner Tom Vitayakui, invited us to a Thai feast, where flavors, textures, colors, aromas were perfectly balanced and combined to compliment all senses and beyond.

For reservation, please call 02 266 8268-72 ext. Ruen Urai
118 Surawongse Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: 66 (02) 266-8268-72 ext. Ruen Urai Fax: 66 (02) 266-8096