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Bangkok bar and bistro

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1619 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-2424
+1 518-713-4407
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 01:30
Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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Schenectady, New York
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Bangkok Bistro at least 50 times over the last few years. It is hands down one of my favorite local restaurants. The menu is very large, so there is something for everyone. The martini menu is one of my favorites as well. The flight of martinis is a great option so you can try a few, as... More 

Thank Nicole M
Owego, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Albany on business and wanted some good Thai food. We found it here. The drunken noodles were as good as I have had anywhere, great prices, great cocktails...the person I was with had the heat too high on her order and they did a redo without balking.

Thank Shawn Y
Niskayuna, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We've gone to the Bangkok Bistro Thai Restaurant & Martini Bar several times (at least 10) over the last few years, and I'm surprised to see negative reviews from some diners (please note that they are not open on Sundays--that prompted some diners' annoyance). Our own dining experiences there have always been positive. We've never had anything but polite, prompt... More 

Thank Desdemica
Canaan, New York
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We dined using a Living Social coupon and were very pleased [will get another]. We started with the Combo Appetizer Platter which is a nice way of tasting chicken satay, shrimp and vegetable spring rolls, calamari, thai dollars and thai raviolis, served with assorted sauces. Wife had the Tom Kai coconut chicken soup and the Pork Panang Curry. I had... More 

Thank BrianCanaan
Niskayuna, New York
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Bangkok bar and bistro is a cute little place on busy Central Avenue, you might even pass it if not careful. Service was a bit slow, as the waiter was also doubling as the host, however he did a very good job, was very attentive and friendly. We ordered some basic dishes to see how they measured up against other... More 

1 Thank William R
Albany, Ny
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Bangkok Bistro has become our favorite go-to restaurant when we want Thai food (which is very often). Their cocktails and sangrias are delicious (try the mango sangria), the appetizers the best around, and the entrees always very tasty. Very reasonable prices, too.

1 Thank mac4747
Albany, New York
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to give this restaurant a second try, because we were not overly impressed the first visit, but will not likely return based on this evenings experience. The wait staff is friendly and promptly seated us, but then we waited a half hour for our drink order because the waitress forgot or misplaced the order slip at the bar.... More 

Thank PennyandCrystal
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Save your money and dont go here. Seriusly I was very upset that I wasted almost 24$ on one plate of food that was mediocre to less than mediocre in quality and taste. They seem to act like they are a 5 star restaurant but they need to be closed. The food was not good. One of the waitresses was... More 

Thank almondcolleen
Albany, New York
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The spring rolls for an appetizer were excellent and the duck dishes were great. The portions were good and the service was excellent. This is a place to go back to.

1 Thank maijr1119
New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times, food has always been good. I think the highlight though is their alcohol menu- they have like every martini combination in the world and they have different specials depending on the night. My friends and I go here for many birthdays and occasions.

1 Thank Ana O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1619 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-2424
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-713-4407

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?