Naknivas’s latest addition, Nivas Cafe & Bistro, promises authentic, traditional Thai fare at it’s very best — and by that we mean flavourful, nuanced, and pretty spicy.
If one were to venture a little further from the usual Thonglor-Ekkamai route, you’ll find that Bangkok has plenty of hidden gems around serving great food and vibes aplenty — among these lesser-known hoods is Naknivas. Joining the area of exciting dining concepts and leafy sois is Nivas Cafe & Bistro — the fiery brainchild of a group of chefs from restaurants all across the city.
A multi-purpose venue that’s both chic café and restaurant by day, and a bar by night, Nivas Cafe & Bistro offers a selection of traditional Thai fare, served through a menu created by award-winning chef Thaninthorn “Noom” Chantrawan. Pair him up with head chef Pitchakorn “Pop” Rambut, and you’ve got an impressive variety of plates inspired by Thai ingredients, exciting spices, and flavourful seasonings. Not to mention, of course, an ambiance that’s all about intimate aesthetics that feel like home.
Start your meal with a serving of Golek Chicken — bronzed chicken skewers that have been grilled over a hot flame, and served alongside an array of herbs and spices and the tantalising option of sticky rice. If you’re looking to go all out, the wagyu pad ka prao fried rice is one to eye, as the classic Thai holy basil stir-fry gets a nice little revamp, with a serving of mouth-watering wagyu. The stir-fried stink beans and prawn with shrimp paste makes for an interesting local dish — though, to be fair, with stink beans you either love or hate them — while the deep-fried sea bass with stewed fish sauce is the perfect plate to share.
Nivas Cafe & Bistro is open daily from 10 – 12am. To reserve seats or find out more, call 09 3575 9533, or visit the Official Facebook Page.