Hearty bites aren’t the only thing they’re serving.
The buzz: While there are many places to eat and drink in the residential Ari area, Kenny’s sets itself apart by offering comfort food done well and with a twist. They also stay open from 10am until 3am for the night owls with the midnight munchies.
The vibe: From the look outside, this spot might seem just like another neighborhood restaurant but there’s something about them that’s quite inviting. Maybe it’s the logo of a friendly looking cartoon boy, or their cozy looking interiors that split into two floors with the mezzanine overlooking the first floor. But once you take a step inside, you could feel the casualty and that there won’t be any judgment if you want to eat your pizza with ketchup.
The food: The pizza game is strong here and the beef burger (B290) is also a must-try. For pizza, get the Smoked It Every Day (B390) with smoked fior di latte, smoked peppered bacon from Larder, red onion, egg, and extra virgin olive oil. You’ve never had toppings like this before, combining smoked cheese, smoked bacon, and the smoke from their oven. On the side, grab the addictive Lays(zy) chips (B120), homemade chips similar to the packets of chips you buy but way tastier (and fresh). Our favorite has to be the corn ribs served with spicy marinara (B180). Crispy baby kale chicken salad (B320) is also a healthier option for those watching their weight. If you don’t feel like pizza or burgers, the baked meatball and cheese with spicy marinara is a good alternative (pork B190/beef B220)
The drinks: One of the minds behind this cozy neighborhood restaurant comes from Smiling Mad Dog, one of the biggest craft beer importers in Thailand, so their beer selection isn’t here to play. You’ll get all the favorites like Brewdog Hazy Jane (B320), To Ol City Session IPA (B320), Heart Of Darkness Dream Alone (B260), and the BrewDog Punk IPA on tap (B220). On top of that, you also get a selection of earthy and casual wines like the fun Australian Press + Bloom (Sauvignon Blanc B1,990/Pinot noir B1,990)
Why we’d come back: If you’ve walked through Ari before, you know it’s not exactly a pleasant sojourn. With Kenny’s, you mostly walk on the main road, so this spot is easy to get to. Twenty minutes on the train from downtown Bangkok and a four-minute walk from BTS Ari, you’re in a whole new neighborhood with cheaper drinks and food.