Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant , Cabbages & Condoms is a very famous, ‘veteran’ restaurant, known to many of the tourists who come to visit Bangkok. Although it’s a Thai restaurant, most of its guests are foreigners
and tourists – which can be said for most of the Thai restaurants in the tourist areas of Bangkok.
Cabbages & Condoms is a spacious, impressive, 2-floor restaurant. You can sit in the garden on the entrance floor or in the second floor. Either way, the atmosphere is very pleasant, the service is good and so is the food quality – certainly when compared to other tourist restaurants which serve Thai food. The prices are medium and reasonable. Every day, from 7 – 9 PM, the restaurant hosts a small Thai ensemble, which plays classic Thai melodies.
The restaurant gimmick is implied by its title – family planning and safe sex. Upon entering the place, you’ll see safe-sex banners and impressive dolls made of condoms. At the end of your meal, you’ll receive nicely packed condoms instead of the regular mint candies.
To conclude: if you would like to enjoy good Thai food in the tourist-packed area of Bangkok, in a lovely, pleasant restaurant – Cabbages & Condoms is a good option for you.
Opening Hours: 11 AM – 11:30 PM. You can order food until 10:30 PM.
Location: Sukhumvit road, soi 12, some 150 meters into the alley (to the right side).
Directions: soi 12 is about halfway between the Skytrain stations of Nana and Asoke. In my opinion, it’s better to get off at Asoke and use the Sheraton Hotel exit. Head towards Nana station until you reach soi 12 (some 100 meters), turn left into the alley and you’ll immediately see a big, red ‘Darling’ sign (a body massage place). To your left, you’ll see the main entrance to ‘Insomnia’. Keep going into the alley and after passing by ‘Darling’, you’ll see ‘Lavana’ (excellent, decent spa and massage), and right afterwards, you’ll see Cabbages & Condoms restaurant.
Of course, you can also get here by taxi, and I suppose that most drivers know the place by name. Just to be on the safe side, you can copy and print the Thai title and restaurant address:
ร้าน แคบเบจส์แอนด์คอนดอมส์ (the restaurant name)
ซอยสุขุมวิท 12 ภายในสมาคมพัฒนาประชากรและชุมชน (its address)
For more information, visit Cabbages & Condoms website.
The restaurant has additional branches in various locations in Thailand.