Usman Thai Muslim Food – Bangkok

One day I sit alone in front of a smallish table in a smallish restaurant, waiting for my tom yum goong to be served. At the left a long table had been settled completed with the bowls and other utensils on it. It seemed that the restaurant were ready to welcome around ten hungry people. Shortly a bunch of malay-faced guests passed the restaurant’s front glass sliding door and sit around the prepared table. Overheard their conversation, I could notice one of the men were speaking in Sundanese language with its typical accent. Others talked in bahasa Indonesia. “Aha, these are my country fellas!” I tought. Well, it is really no wonder to meet Muslim people from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, or Thailand enjoying their halal meals in this restaurant. This restaurant we are talking about is USMAN THAI MUSLIM FOOD. If you are Muslims and currently visiting Bangkok but desperate to find halal Thai style food, you might want to come here. Note that the owner, Khun Usman, and his staffs speak Thai and malay. English seems to be rarely spoken, except by Khun Usman.

Who owns this restaurant? As mentioned before, it is owned by a friendly Muslim man named Usman (his family name is Samarn Yama as you will see it in his business card). He and his family come from Pattani province in south Thailand. This is one of some southern Thailand provinces that share borders with northern Malaysia where Muslim population is dominating and malay language is spoken. His wife is the Master Chef in this restaurant. The couple has two daughters and the older goes to Sekolah Indonesia Bangkok (Bangkok Indonesian School) in Indonesian Embassy. Apart of running his family restaurant business, Usman also works in neighboring Queen’s Imperial Park Hotel, just ten feet and a wall away from his restaurant.

What can I get here? You’ll get Thai food in southern style. There are tom yum, crab curry, chicken/fish/squid/beef based menus, oxtail soup, fried rice in various style, and vegetables. See the menu in previous posting (the same title, in bahasa). Usman also provides canned homemade tom yum paste, some traditional fabrics of Thailand, and some women accessories.

What are the recommended foods? Well, you would basically find them all in good tastes. For me, my favorites are tom yum goong (shrimp) and sea food with rice. The crab curry is also delicious. Oxtail is also aroi (Thai word for delicious). Whatever I have tasted here are good. It’s maybe because I have an easy tounge.

How’s the price? I have to tell that the price is reasonable. It will cost you from 55 baht to 220 baht per meal, depend on what you order (full-body fish is commonly more costly). See the menu and price in previous posting (same title, in bahasa).

How is the restaurant itself? It’s actually a typical narrow 5 storey building where one runs the business and lives there. The main restaurant is at first floor and when it fully occupied, guests can go to second floor to have their meals. Overall, the size is not big (maybe enough for serving 40 people) but nice, comfy and homy.

Can I make a reservation? Sure. If you want your foods are ready by the time you come, you can call them in advance. Check out the telephone number below.

What is the daily schedule? It opens everyday from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm. It is CLOSED on FRIDAY.

What is the address? 259/9 Sukhumvit 22, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Prakanong, Bangkok 10110. Telpon: 081-855-7124 atau 0-2258-1135.

How to get there? If you are new to Bangkok, I suggest you to grab a free map. You can get the map in skytrain/BTS stations, in shopping malls, in tourist center, etc. After you get the map, locate your position in the map. If you are nearby the skytrain/BTS networks, you will find it’s easy to get to Usman restaurant. Go by skytrain and stop at Phrom Phong station. You are at Sukhumvit road. Walk to soi (alley in Thai) number 22. There is a big Imperial Queen’s Park hotel something like 100 meters inside the soi 22. Usman’s yellow billboard will be easily spotted when you stand right in front of the hotel. Check the map in previous posting (same title, in bahasa).

Public places in close proximity to Usman Thai Muslim Food restaurant are:

-          Phrom Phong skytrain/BTS station

-          Emporium mall

-          Imperial Queen’s Park hotel

-          Regency Park Bangkok hotel

-          Grand Mercure park Avenue hotel

-          Republic of Iran embassy

-          Sukhumvit road.

Good luck with your hunting and enjoy the halal food there.

Salam.

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~ by syafnee on February 3, 2010.

21 Responses to “Usman Thai Muslim Food – Bangkok”

  1. bagus untuk turis2 indonesia (muslim) sebagai bahan referensi di kota Bangkok..

  2. Hi, thanks for the post. I hope you still do visit the place.
    Is the shop still around? I wish they have an email.
    Please let me know when will you drop by their place again… I wish to have contact with Khun Usman or his brother even by email. Personally, I love their food because it’s very tasty- it has always my first option.

  3. enak sekali.. masakannya.. dan pak usaman yang ramah.. menambah selera menikmati hidangan di restaurant beliau… salute untuk Usman Thai Muslim Food:)

  4. We arrived at Bangkok on 11th Feb…we were very hungry…most of the food around us were non halal, we tried surfed the net..luckily we found “Usman Thai Muslim Food”.. But the blog in 2009, we wonder if it still open…we are very thankful to the receptionist we willing to call the restaurant …and it still open. We took a cab that cost us 80 bath….the restaurant is small but nice the waitress we very friendly and not to forget the owner also greeting us, we called him abang Usman…were order Tom yam Kung, steam fish, mango salad,seafood spring roll ect….the foods were superub…..original Thai cuisine…if we visit Bangkok again we surely visit this restaurant ….

    • alhamdulillah.. i’m glad you found Bang Usman’s restaurant. He is a good friend of mine and his restaurant is a perfect place to cure hunger and thirst for muslim and non alike. Thanks for sharing, sister Ahya!

  5. from regent hotel ramkhahaeng22,how do i get there?

    • simplest way is by taking taxi. rather complicated and longer but potentially cheaper: take bus to Ramkamhaeng train station, and stop at Phrompong station (you have to change train 2 times at Phayatai and Siam stations).

  6. Assalamualaikum w. pak syafnee saya usman di bkk.bapak sekarang di mana ? terimakasih di atas segala bantuwan dan niat baik pada saya sudah lama kita tidak ketemu saya yakin bapak tidak ada di bkk.wasslm.

    • wa’alaykum salaam wwb, Abah Usman.. wah, sebuah kejutan menyenangkan sang pemilik Thai Muslim Food ‘Usman’ berkunjung dan berkomentar di blog ini :) Alhamdulillah saya masih ada di bumi Allah ini. sementara ini saya ada di Indonesia. maaf kalau waktu itu saya tak berucap salam dan selamat tinggal saat meninggalkan Bangkok. Insha Allah, kalau Allah mengizinkan, bolehlah kita jumpa lagi lain waktu. Sudah rindu rasanya makan tom yum dan nam-prik buatan resto Pak Usman, hehehe…. semoga sukses selalu dan diberkahi Allah. Amiin… wassalam wwb.

  7. Masakanya enak, yg punya juga ramah
    Wew te o pe deh

  8. naik apa ke restauran usman food klo stayx d khao san road?

    • Dari Khaosan ke Usman bisa dg beberapa cara:
      1). naik bis (kelebihan: murah; kekurangan: saya tidak tahu nomor bis-nya, lamaaa nunggu bis dan nyampenya)
      2). naik taksi langsung ke lokasi.
      3). naik taksi dan skytrain: pertama naik taksi ke stasiun skytrain terdekat (ada 3, tapi saya sarankan ke stasium SIAM). nanti turunnya di stasiun Phrom Pong. Lalu jalan kaki sekitar 3-5 menit ke Usman.
      Kalau jadi ke sana, tolong sampaikan salam saya ke Pak Usman, ya. shukran :)

  9. Salaam… I chanced upon your site when I was doing a search for Halal eateries in Bangkok. Went to Usman Restaurant in Feb and Mar 2010 when I was on a work trip. Great food, superb service and nice ambience. What more can a foodie like me ask for? :-) But I read the comments in Zabihah.com that Usman Restaurant is already closed. Is this true? If it is a temporary closure, when will it be reopened? Cos I’ll be in Bangkok again this Fri to Mon and I am so looking forward to eating at Usman’s again. Wassalam.

  10. assalamualaikum Pak syafnee, saya mau minta info terbaru mengenai restauran pak usman ini, apakah memang tutup atau masih beroperasi?InsyaAllah, bulan mei saya mau ke bangkok dan ingin makan disana. Mohon infonya. syukron

    • wa’alaikumsalam. saya dengar dari teman2 saya yang masih tinggal di Bangkok, sampai sekarang resto Pak Usman masih buka.

      • Assalamualaikum wbt.
        pak syafnee apakabar? saya usman dan keluarga termakasih segala bantu dan tolungan kami best sekali kopi itu saya dah dapat dan dah joba sedaap sekali yah terimakasih bayak.insha Allah tuhan panjan gkan umur kita akn jumpa lagi
        ,khob khun kraab wassalam

      • wa’alaikumsalam wwb.

        alhamdulillah baik, Khun Usman… syukur alhamdulillah kalau Khun Usman suka dengan coffee itu. Itu memang coffe special yang saya dagangkan di Indonesia. Semua orang yang pernah minum coffee itu selalu berkata suka.

        Kalau Khun Usman tertarik, bisa saya kirimkan coffee itu ke tempat Khun Usman untuk dijual di restoran halal Usman.. hmmm… insyaallah banyak yang beli dan lariiiss.. bagaimana?? :))

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