Thai Room is one of many Thai and international restaurants crowded along Sukhumvit Soi 22. It’s been around for a while, but seems to have a had a bit of a renewal from a younger generation. Apparently, the restaurant is not related to the Patpong eatery of the same name.
The menu is quite extensive, with all the Thai standards. There is a rich selection of curries and stir-fries as well as some rice and noodle dishes for quick meals. For my lunch, I chose the dish whose name is best translated as "drunkard’s noodles", a spicy stir-fry of chili, holy basil and rice noodles.
The dish was served quickly, and the first thing I noticed was the generous portion. The taste was also a surprise. Not only was it as spicy as the dish should be, it also had subtle notes that are often missing. In an area where there are a lot of restaurants that cater to Western tourists, I was expecting a ‘dumbed down’ version of the dish, or at least one that lacked much subtlety.
Thai Room is definitely worth a try if you’re in the area. Expect to pay around 200 Baht per person for a single dish and drink. They don’t have a web site, but they do have a Facebook page.