The Vibe: Su Tha Ros has the endearing ability to serve truly authentic Thai cuisine in an unexpectedly modern European environment. Located in the trendy Hotel Muse, this captivating venue is contemporary with a mix of Eastern and Western elements. It’s an evocative combination of soft lighting, leather furnishings, silk drapery and a metallic color scheme. They boast an impressive wine cellar and several private dining rooms with elegant city views that make it extra special and easy to feel like you’re dining in a luxurious villa or private estate.
What to Eat & Drink: The menu is created by Executive Chef Purida Theeraphong and features exquisite dishes from many regions throughout Thailand. Begin your meal with Pan Fried Scallops with Lemongrass, Chili & Lime followed by Gaeng Daen which is a spicy red curry with coconut milk, de-shelled crab meat and green vegetables. It’s smooth, rich, and delivers a spicy heat with a luxurious and creamy finish. The Massaman Curry is also surprisingly delightful. Made with lamb instead of beef, the meat is slow simmered for more than four hours and is served with potatoes and pearl onions in a sweet and savory sauce that is bursting with aromatics like cinnamon and star anise. Another sophisticated offering is the Rock Lobster. Priced under 500Baht, you can choose the sauce you want it cooked in. We recommend the Rock Lobster with House Special Red Curry Sauce as it takes on a mild and earthy flavor profile when grilled with the lobster. You may also want to try the Barbequed Duck in Red Curry with Coconut Milk & Green Peppercorns. The duck is perfectly cooked and the serving is large enough to share between several people. For dessert try the Lemongrass Ice Cream, which is light and refreshing and tastes more like a sorbet than traditional ice cream.
Inside Insights: Overall we really enjoy this restaurant. While the service is a bit formal and impersonal, yet the venue is beautiful and the cuisine is authentic and not dummied down for a foreign palate. Some may feel like it is overpriced for Thai food, but for special occasion dining, it's a good choice. This venue is never too crowded, and they have a private room with spectacular city views that you can reserve for no additional charge to accommodate a small group. Sur La Ros is a great choice for upscale Thai dining.