Kurathai Shokudo – CT Cafeteria

In a small alley right next to EmQuartier is a Japanese restaurant called Kurathai Shokudo, a.k.a CT Cafeteria, with a variety of affordable dishes. 

What makes this humble eatery stand out from Japanese restaurants out there is that customers can enjoy a free buffet of side dishes to accompany their delicious main course meals with an ample time limit of 1.5hrs.

Affordable dishes

hambagu at ct cafeteria


Most items on the menu are priced at ฿199 (~USD6.50), except a few special dishes such as Kabayaki (฿299, ~USD10), or grilled eel on rice. 


We ended up getting the Hambagu, a Japanese patty steak with fried egg and tomato sauce, and Tonkatsu; yummy fried pork. 

While Tonkatsu was up to standard, the Hambugu was what scored full points on my list. The beef-and-pork patty was rich and came with a decadent runny fried egg which made each bite creamier than the last. The sweet and sour tomato sauce went well with the meal too.

hambagu at ct cafeteria

Moving on to the side dish buffet, I was surprised by how many choices the eatery had to offer. 

We spotted dishes like salad, tofu, pickled veggies, miso soup, steamed Japanese rice, curry, drinking water, and even S-Pure chicken eggs for us to have with our meals.

unlimited sides at ct cafeteria

Everything we tried was fresh and delicious – but keep a special lookout for the veggie curry. This has such a yummy ‘umami’ flavour to it, I almost got full eating this before I even got to my mains.

Great eatery for any occasions

small cozy japanese restaurant

All in all, Kurathai Shokudo is a convenient restaurant to visit at any time of the day thanks to its affordable prices, accessible location, and tasty food. 

Kurathai Shokudo (CT Cafeteria)
Address: 15, 9 Sukhumvit 35 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 11AM – 8PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: BTS Phrom Phong
Telephone: +66 9 5552 2188
Kurathai Shokudo (CT Cafeteria) website | Google Maps

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