Napa on 26 Restaurant & Lounge – Bangkok

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Napa on 26
Nihonmachi Plaza, 2nd Floor
Sukhumvit Soi 26
Te;. 02 258 2622
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-midnight
Parking: on premises
Credit cards: most are accepted
Prices: Expensive

A former hotelier who was at one time GM of the now defunct Pacific City Club, William Schillinger, has opened a Californian-style restaurant amongst a profusion of Japanese and Korean restaurants in the newly opened Nihonmachi behind K-Village on Sukhumvit Soi 26.

One of the dishes offered on the menu: Hokkaido scallop on vanilla-flavored white wine risotto and shaved truffle is a perfect example of what is realistically a Japanese product; scented with vanilla from Madagascar, Tahiti or even Thailand; placed on a bed of classic Italian risotto and with a great deal of culinary license, is shoved under the “California Cuisine” umbrella. This is not to be taken as a criticism of this restaurant, it is simply a comment on California cuisine in general. Certainly, the ingredients used at Napa on 26 are of top quality and although the dishes, strictly speaking, do not entirely represent California, they more or less follow the dictates laid down by proponent chefs during the eighties who lay claim to creating “California Cuisine”: Alice Waters, Jeremiah Tower, Wolfgang Puck, and others.

Obviously, Napa on 26 has a large selection of California wines as well as a good representation of other wine-producing countries and to their credit offer five red, three white, and one sparkling wines-by-the-glass.

Napa on 26 Bar

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5 Responses to “Napa on 26 Restaurant & Lounge – Bangkok”

  1. Mr. Alan says:

    Food was wonderful, but to charge 140 bt for water is outrageous in Bangkok. There should be cheaper alternatives for water. Lunch cost 500 bt for lunch, water alone costs almost 30% as much as the food. Simply RIDICULOUS. I won’t go back until they change that.

  2. Mike says:

    I had two meals there for dinner and I will be back, service was nice and smooth, food tasted good and great value for money and the 140 THB for water mention from Alan is the 0.5L water bottle from Italy which is common price in Bangkok and Ice water is free of charge.
    BTW. try the Scallop and angle hair, they are out of this world.

  3. Dear Alan,

    Thank you for your comment.
    Please note that it is true that our impoted water option from europe is sold at 140 thb per 0.5 L bottle however the guest has the option to take the local mineral water which is served free of charge to all our guests.

    Rest assured that on your next visit both options will be offered to you.

    we are looking forward to welcome you back ot NAPA on 26.

    Culinary regards

    William Schillinger
    Napa on 26

  4. Scott says:

    I have been to the restaurant several times for dinner and lunch and will continue to go back for more. The food is excellent and the service is even better. The different choices for lunch from the Best Steak Sandwich in Town to the Oxtail soup, it keeps you wanting to try more and more of the items on the menu.

    Dinner is even better. The filet does not need a knife and it is cooked perfect every time just the way you requested it. The pasta is some of the best in town and the goose liver is out of this world.

    When it comes to Wine you can’t go wrong. Maybe one day I will open up that bottle of Screaming Eagle they have for 80K.

    If you go it will be one of your favorite places to dine and wine.

  5. A while ago I invested in a chef’s knife set which included a fillet knife but always found it challenging to fillet a fish. I often tend to borrow the significantly better higher quality fillet knife that my husband usually takes on fishing trips and find it significantly simpler working with fish.