Cheap mookata buffets in Bangkok


mookata restaurant in bangkok

I can’t be the only one whose mouth waters as soon as I think about grilled meat. If you’re in the same boat, then mookata is just what you need.

Also known as mu kratha, mookata is a combination of a BBQ grill and hot pot and is a great meal for sharing with friends. We’ve found 8 of the best restaurants in Bangkok that serve cheap and good food for when you get mookata cravings.


1. Bar B Q Resort – over 200 side dishes


Bar B Q Resort
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Price: From ฿229

Aiming to bring hotel-standard mookata to its customers, Bar B Q Resort features a 450m-long array of food with over 200 mookata ingredients to choose from. 

Get started with some fried snacks, sushi, and papaya salad before starting on your BBQ. When you’re ready to start grilling, help yourself to their selection of meats like beef, chicken, and pork, vegetables, and other sides like eggs and seafood.

Bar B Q Resort
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To add on to the spread, Bar B Q also has desserts. Get some ice cream topped with all sorts of fruits and jellies or more traditional treats like sweet noodles in coconut milk.

Bar B Q Resort
Address: 247, Ramintra Soi 51, Watcharapol Rd., Bangkok
Telephone: +66 88 249 5299
Opening Hours: 3PM-12AM, Daily
Website


2. Areeya Mookata – cafe-style mookata restaurant


Areeya Mookata
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Price: From ฿399 to ฿599

Areeya stands out from typical mookata restaurants thanks to its private location and chill vibes. In fact, it almost looks like a cafe. Tucked away in a backyard compound in Ari Soi 14, this restaurant is the place to visit if you’re looking for a nice night out with some friends.

The BBQ sets here start at ฿399 and include a good variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, and rice noodles. One item you have to try while here is their fermented fish sauce that’s got a salty and spicy taste, which goes nicely with freshly grilled meat. 

Areeya Mookata
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Although its location is low-key, it still attracts a lot of customers and is full right from when it opens in the late afternoon – so head down early! 

Areeya doesn’t have any desserts yet, but since it is located in Ari, you can always pop by to the many cafes in the neighbourhood for some sweet treats and drinks. 

Areeya Mookata Ari Soi 4
Address: Ari Soi 4, Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok
Nearest Station: BTS Ari
Telephone: +66 80 337 9767
Opening Hours: Mon- Sat: 4PM-10:30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Website 


3. BBQ Terrace Phaholyothin 41 – huge restaurant space


BBQ Terrace
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Price: From ฿239

BBQ Terrace is a modern loft-style restaurant that sits on Phaholyothin Road, close to Kasetsart University. We recommend starting your meals here with some of their quick bites like french fries and sausages or spicy meat salad appetiser.

Seafood lovers will be glad to know that they have lots of seafood options to choose from, like fresh prawns, crab, and whole fish. Make sure you load up on the restaurant’s signature seafood dipping sauce. But spice alert: this sauce is known to be pretty hot, so have some water handy. 

BBQ Terrace
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If your tongue needs to recover after the heat, there are lots of desserts and fruits to get here. We recommend going for some coconut ice cream with add-ons like grass jelly, coconut jelly, corn, and red beans. 

Bar B Q Terrace is also really big, so you won’t have to worry about fighting for space or waiting too long for a table here!

Bar B. Q. Terrace
Address: Phaholyothin Soi 41, Lad Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 82 855 6644
Opening Hours: 4PM-11PM, Daily
Website


4. Rim Nam Mookata Seafood – waterfront restaurant with live music


Rim Nam Mookata Seafood
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Price: From ฿269

Situated right by the Chao Phraya River, customers can enjoy a relaxing dining experience with waterfront views at Rim Nam Mookata Seafood. Aside from fresh meat and seafood, the restaurant also serves up cooked side dishes such as fried rice and spicy chicken wings. 

Lots of seafood here, like crabs, squid, clams, and shellfish

Rim Nam Mookata Seafood
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Another fun feature about this spot is that there are live music performances that take place here. So enjoy bopping to tunes while munching on your food.

Rim Nam Mookata
Address: Pinklao Bridge, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 89 457 1234, +66 87 342 3424
Opening Hours: 4PM-12AM, Daily
Website


5. Best Beef – high-quality fresh beef


Best Beef

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Price: From ฿269, ฿329 with drinks, ฿439 with beers

Best Beef is a mookata restaurant known to locals for serving high-quality meats that you can’t find that easily while on a budget. Sitting close to On Nut BTS, you can get her easily and enjoy an all you can eat 2-hour buffet.

The meat here is super fresh – look at that marbling

Best Beef
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While they have appetisers to prep your tummy with, we recommend saving all your tummy room for their main grilled meats. After all, you are on a time limit with the best beef around to enjoy. That said, keep some space for their soft-serve ice creams as an after-dinner treat – that’s a must. 

Best Beef
Address: Between Sukhumvit Soi 48/2 and 48/3, Phra Khanong, Klong Toey, Bangkok
Nearest Station: On Nut BTS
Telephone: +662 742 9416
Opening Hours: 5PM-11PM, Daily
Website


6. Pla Thong Mookata – 1 minute from Victory Monument


Pla Thong Mookata
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Price: From ฿189

Pla Thong Mookata is a very old-school mookata spot that’s just a minute away from Victory Monument BTS. This restaurant is super popular among the locals thanks to its cheap price – no need to wait till payday to come here! 

Pla Thong Mookata
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While they don’t offer any seafood options, the meat options are good. They also have appetisers on the menu including meat salads and spicy soup. Top your meal off with some toast and jam or shaved ice with fruits at the end!

Pla Thong Mookata
Address: Next to Eat Am Are, Soi Rangnam, Phayathai Rd., Bangkok
Nearest Station: Victory Monument BTS
Telephone: +66 91 715 7673
Opening Hours: 5PM-12AM, Daily


7. Ja Eu Korean BBQ – Korean-style mookata


Ja Eu Korean BBQ
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Price: From ฿300 to ฿500

Korean barbeque is popular anywhere we go. At Ja Eu Korean BBQ, you’ll get a Thai mookata experience with a KBBQ twist. 

Set prices start at ฿300, where you’ll get meat, eggs, vegetables, and rice noodles. Watch as the chunks of fat used to oil the BBQ plates melt and get ready to dig in. The restaurant recommends going for their spicy dipping sauce and Korean marinated pork. 

Ja Eu Korean BBQ
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If you want extra bacon or seafood, you can order additional portions with prices starting from ฿50. You can finish your meal with their sweet and refreshing Coconut Pudding at ฿40.


8. Neanr Mookata Udon – near Suvarnabhumi Airport


Neanr Mookata Udon

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Price: From ฿169, ฿268, to ฿669

Neanr Mookata Udon is just a 10-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. So if you’re craving for mookata as soon as you land or want a taste of it before you leave, here’s where to be. The price starts at ฿169 for the smallest set and goes up to ฿669, which can feed 4-6 customers.

Neanr Mookata Udon
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Each set comes with meat choices such as chicken, pork, and seafood. You can also get additional meat dishes like Mala Streaky Pork (฿50) and Grilled Pork Neck (฿50). Cut the taste of the meat with some additional Vegetables (฿40) that include lettuce, cabbage, and corn.

We love that they’ve got lots of ice cream flavours (฿20) to enjoy for dessert, like coconut, coffee, corn, durian, and mango. You can even go for an Ice Cream Sandwich (฿20) with chocolate or vanilla fillings. 

Neanr Mookata Udon
Address: 1566/6, On Nut – Ladkrabang Rd.
Telephone: +66 86 756 0683
Opening Hours: 5PM-12AM, Daily
Website


Bangkok’s best mookata restaurants


Mookata has always been a local favourite in Thailand, especially for special occasions at pocket-friendly prices. Check this places out the next time you’re looking for a restaurant to bring your family and friends.


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