There are a surprising number of aviation-themed dining experiences out there, and here’s another one I didn’t know of until now. And it actually seems to serve decent food.
Na-Oh Bangkok is a restaurant in Bangkok located in a repurposed Lockheed L-1011 Tristar.
According to the restaurant, the name “Na-Oh” comes from “Noah’s Ark,” and the restaurant is described as offering a “futuristic food journey,” with “diaspora” being the main theme. According to the restaurant:
“Diaspora talks about an imaginative scenario after the doomsdays, where all the living creatures has evacuated on to Na-Oh. The story portray sequences of life and emotions, sadness, sorrow, lost celebration and the feeling of adrift inside this gigantic figure through the food.”
So, um, like, that’s quite a commitment to a theme. Was the theme of dining in an airplane in a city not enough, and they had to go for a full-on doomsday scenario where we’re supposed to feel sorrow and sadness, and where the restaurant is full of taxidermy?
The menu at the restaurant is constantly changing. Here’s a three course menu, which retails for 1,199 THB (~40 USD):
Then here’s a five course menu, which retails for 1,800 THB (~60 USD):
Here’s a promotional video about Na-Oh Bangkok (is this an escape room, or an aviation-themed dining experience?):
Here’s a video someone uploaded of their recent dining experience here (and yes, he did say “faux-grass”):
I’d love to dine at Na-Oh if/when I’m ever allowed in Bangkok again… I think. I love the concept of dining in a repurposed L-1011, while I’m slightly less enthusiastic about dining in a taxidermy-filled restaurant that has a doomsday scenario. That part of the experience sounds more like an escape room than a nice restaurant to me. But to each their own, I suppose.
What do you make of Na-Oh Bangkok? Would you dine here?
(Tip of the hat to JRL)