Above Eleven is a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fraser Suites. Overlooking Sukhumvit’s Soi 11, the New York Central Park-inspired restaurant serves Nikkei Peruvian-Japanese food, the first in Southeast Asia, and it is currently the only one in Bangkok doing so.
Above Eleven rooftop bar needs no introduction as it’s already known for being one of the must-visit rooftop bars in Bangkok and was also included in our own Must-Visit Rooftop Bars list. In fact, what’s more interesting is the food served here and we want to showcase their Peruvian food, which was surprisingly delicious although it’s unknown to many. Peruvian cuisine is influenced by various indigenous population and immigrants from Spain, Italy, Germany, China, Japanese and West Africa.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef Omar Frank Maruy who is the brain behind the delectable cuisine at Above Eleven. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, he went to Toronto to study culinary arts at George Brown College before working at Astrid y Gaston for 10 years. Omar was then invited to Thailand in 2012 to create this first of its kind restaurant, introducing Nikkei cuisine to food lovers in Thailand. It’s not easy to have a meal that’s delicious and substantial at most rooftop bars in Bangkok. Above Eleven is a rare exception.
Before we dive into the Peruvian food, order a Pisco Sour [380฿], which is a delicious Peruvian favourite. This cocktail is topped with foaming egg white.
Trio Anticucho [450฿]! For starters, the Peruvian traditional grilled skewer makes a good choice. We had the trio of Beef Heart, Chicken Teriyaki & Pork Miso Anticucho. It was already a good start to the meal.
Cebiche Above Eleven [470฿] – This is a Peruvian national dish and it is marinated in delicious leche de tigre sauce. The cebiche is actually raw fish cured in citrus juices and this combination comes with fresh sea bass fish, prawns, deep fried calamari rings, sweet potatoes and sweet onions.
Tiradito – Tuna Tataki [470฿] – Tiradito is another Peruvian raw fish dish which is thinly sliced. This version is done with tamarin leche de tigre, pickled daikon, acebichado sauce and sesame oil.
Causa Escabeche [250฿] – Causa is a Peruvian seasoned mash potato dish in yellow chilli and lime juice topped with many items such as fried seabass, kalamata olives and quail egg.
Lomo Saltado [800฿] – A simple dish yet so comforting. It’s a dish which is quite similar to chinese style cooking. In the plate, you get Sautéed Australian beef tenderloin with red onions, tomato, red pepper , golden potato and with steam rice to go with all the goodness.
If you are alone and looking for just one dish to fill your stomach, this is the one.
End your meal with Churros [200฿]. Eat it hot when freshly served, you will be happy.
Guys, don’t leave Above Eleven without checking their washroom because this is probably the best view you can get in downtown Bangkok while peeing!
If you haven’t tried Peruvian food, we urge you to head down to Above Eleven to try it, you won’t regret. With such a magnificient city view from Above Eleven, you probably will be back again soon.