Kings Park inhabits a quirkily shaped corner spot that has housed a string of Thai predecessors. Bangkok Pavilion is one of the prettiest occupants, with elegant fabric-back chairs, tasteful Thai art and polished wood surfaces. Service is as good as the decor, and the food is equally as delicious. Serving authentic Thai, this restaurant is sure to be a hit.
Bangkok Pavilion serves authentic Thai cuisine on Main Street in Kings Park. (Nov. 16, 2013)
There are two beautifully decorated dining rooms at Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park. (Nov. 16, 2013)
Settapat Bunnak, chef and owner of Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park, in his kitchen. (Nov. 16, 2013)
A server at the Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park delivers two Thai dishes. (Nov. 16, 2013)
Bangkok Pavilion, Kings Park: This spot is the latest in a line of Thai restaurants to launch and then shutter in an oddly shaped corner spot on Main Street. The restaurant succeeded Sarin Thai, Siam Thai and Chaophaya. Before that, the site hosted a string of other dining spots, the most memorable (and long-lived) being American Bistro, which was owned by cookbook author and TV chef George Hirsch during the early-to-mid-1990s.
Crispy whole red snapper is served at the Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park. (Nov. 16, 2013)
The pineapple fried rice at Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park features a fresh pineapple shell filled with jasmine rice, pineapple, onion, egg, tomato, cashews, fried shallot, scallion and cilantro. (Nov. 16, 2013)
Bangkok Duck, crispy boneless duck topped with spicy tamarind sauce, fresh basil and vegetables, is an excellent choice at Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park. (Nov. 16, 2013)