Tam Nak Thai is gone

Tam Nak Thai is gone - June 23, 2001

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

The site of the former Tam Nak Thai today
The April 2001 issue of Sawasdee (Thai Airways' inflight magazine) reminded readers that Bangkok has the largest restaurant in the world, Tam Nak Thai. The problem is that the restaurant was closed five years ago. When the lease ran out on the land, the owners opened a Chinese restaurant, the Golden Dragon, on Bang-na Trat Highway.
Tam Nak Thai was then razed and the land sat vacant until 2001 when a gigantic Carrefour was constructed. This "world's record restaurant" still appears on many websites and we have no doubt that careless free-lance travel writers will keep the phantom Tam Nak Thai alive for some time.

Update - November 29, 2001 - Wisarut found the website for the Golden Dragon which is now billing itself as "The World's Biggest Restaurant."

[Update: August 14, 2011 - A full 15 years later dozens of sites still list this restaurant as open. Examples here and here.]
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