Khao Pla authentic thai cuisine in the heart of Chatswood. Chef Pla Rojratanavichai comes with some serious credentials, having worked in the kitchen of Spice I Am for five years, then for Dan Hong at his restaurants Mr Wong and Ms.G’s.
Hailing from Bangkok, he says his menu is a reflection of the regional melting pot of Thailand’s capital city, where people from all around the country head for work, bringing the dishes from their homes and tweaking them to suit local ingredients.
Branching out on his own, Rojratanavichai has delivered a casual, buzzy place at which to dine. Eat in and there’s table service – prompt, friendly and informative – but takeaway and home delivery are available, too. It’s the kind of place you could stop by for dinner after a few hours at the shops or cinema and feel like you’re making a night of it. But given the standard of the food, it’s worth a visit on its own merit, too, perhaps for a quick, low-key Saturday night out.