Laem Charoen Seafood, a 40-year old restaurant. Is it good? Is it expensive? We have an answer.

Laem Charoen Seafood

Laem Charoen Seafood, a well-known seafood restaurant that is now over 40 years old. The restaurant has branches located in several leading department stores.

Many of you may have pass by a few of them but may feel a bit unsure if it’s high-priced and delicious as they say it would be. Our review will help answer these questions.

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Overview

Laem Charoen Seafood Starter

What We Liked

• Very fresh ingredients
• Delicious, not too spicy
• Attractive décor (we tried out the Fashion Island branch)

What We Didn’t Like

• High mid-range price.

Laem Charoen Seafood is well-known for its fresh seafood cooked with a generous amount of the best ingredients. The taste of most dishes are not too spicy and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

There are mid-priced menu items ranging from 150 to a little over 500 baht, which may not a restaurant with the best pricing, but is appropriate for a restaurant located in a mall.

In this review, we purchased Hungry Hub’s package where you pay 1,189 baht for a meal worth 1,490 baht.

The package specified that it was for 5 persons, but we think that 3 persons are just suitably appropriate. Check out the available packages before you decide.

But for walk-ins, this review is still valid.

Ambiance

Laem Charoen Seafood, Fashion Island Branch
Laem Charoen Seafood, Fashion Island Branch
Laem Charoen Seafood, Fashion Island Branch

Laem Charoen Seafood, Fashion Island Branch

• Shrimp marinated in fish sauce
• Fish balls in green curry
• Sun-dried squid
• Steamed fish curry in banana leaves (Hor-mok)
• Fried fish cakes
• Shrimp Fried Rice

Other Menu Items

The items that we ordered on that day.

Starter

Laem Charoen Seafood Starter

395 baht – Included a little bit of each type of appetizers, which were delicious. Personally, I felt that the price was a bit too harsh.

Sun-dried Squid
Appropriately salted, thick slices, tender, smells good from drying in the sun, much better than we expected.

Crispy Anchovy Spicy Salad
“Rice grain” sized crispy anchovies mixed in a tasty sweet and sour flavored salad, not too spicy, complemented by the crispiness of cashew nuts.

Steamed fish curry in banana leaves (Hor-mok)
One piece of generous fish meat per banana cup serving, rich coconut milk, sweet, salty, mild, slightly spicy, with a fragrant curry paste.

Fried Fish Cakes
Meaty fish cake, springy texture, perfect balance of sweet and salty, distinct intense curry flavor.

Shrimp Marinated in Fish Sauce

Shrimp Marinated in Fish Sauce

200 baht – Very fresh prawns, firm texture, fish sauce has permeated into the meat, back has been cut and tails removed.

If you prefer spiciness, they also provide lime, chili, garlic, and shallots, for you to concoct your own preference. Very good and highly recommended.

Stir-Fried Squid with Salted Eggs

Stir-Fried Squid with Salted Eggs

235 baht – Thick pieces of squid, fresh and not too salty, stir-fried with sweet and salty flavored sauce. Slight oiliness from the salted egg. We think the sauce is a bit weak but we enjoyed the dish.

Fish Balls in Green Curry

Fish Balls in Green Curry

195 baht – Fish balls in green curry served in a small bowl. Bouncy texture, intense curry flavoring, distinct saltiness and followed by a mild sweetness.

Shrimp Fried Rice (Large)

Shrimp Fried Rice (Large)

 220 baht – Fresh shrimps in a perfectly fried rice, not too oily, light salty flavor, fragrant egg, and distinct frying pan aroma, suitable to be eaten and compliment with other dishes.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

55 baht per scoop – Hungry Hub’s package includes 2 free scoops of ice cream.

We tasted the Thai Iced Dessert flavor and chocolate. The first one was characterized with a good combination of Thai traditional desserts. The chocolate was rich in flavor and not overly sweet.

A better grade of ice cream than I expected. Absolutely liked it.

Map, Opening Hours, Pricing

Laem Charoen Seafood, Fashion Island Branch

Map and Branches

  • Fashion Island branch, the restaurant is on the 3rd floor, adjacent to the movie theater.
  • For other branches of the restaurant, click here

Opening Hours

• Daily 11.00 – 21.15 hrs.

Pricing

• ฿฿ – ฿฿฿

Save more by making reservations for Laem Charoen Seafood from Hungry Hub, and is cheaper than walk-ins. Take a look at their promotional menu and buy packages, click