Update: November 2019
Here Hai has moved, just 2 doors down its previous location. Plus, they have just been awarded Bib Gourmand on Michelin Guide 2020!
It’s no longer “hidden” so you can easily spot the restaurant from the street!
The new location offers more seating, so probably there will be shorter queues and waiting time, we hope?
The original “Here Hai” showing me all his fresh seafood!
Food wise, it’s still the same menu, same prices, same smoky must-try Insane Crab Fried Rice [340฿]!
Stir Fried Bai Liang [120฿] – Another new dish we tried this time!
We can’t visit and not order their Stir Fried Cabbage with Fish Sauce and Pork Lard [80฿]!
Giant River Prawn [990฿] for those who are ready to splurge, weighing 500g each, these are the biggest river shrimp you can find in the marketplace.
As usual, they are still many who prefer delivery. Of course, we highly recommend you to go down to eat it fresh!
Come and try for yourselves! You won’t be disappointed! Here Hai Restaurant is now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday, so here’s another dinner option for you!
Crab lovers, we highly recommend you to check this place out – Here Hai Restaurant! They specialise in Insane Crab Fried Rice and it’s really insane because their Fried Rice is full of “wok hei” and you get insane chunks of crab meat! Here Hai is located near to Ekkamai Soi 12 and opposite the new Donki Mall Thonglor in Bangkok.
Here Hai’s shop front is not very prominent and it’s actually quite “hidden” because they are located on the second level, right above an old-school fishball noodle shop which totally isn’t very fanciful at all.
Just remember this shop front and head on in to the second level. Beware because there might be a long queue during peak hours. Of course, you might even have to come back an hour later after getting your queue number. Therefore, we highly recommend you to make a reservation before going down.
There are long queues because they are so popular, #1 on Lineman delivery (for locals) and because the space is small, with only about 6-8 tables.
If you have only space for just one dish, just order the Insane Crab Fried Rice [340฿]! Just look at the insane amount of crab meat! What’s even better, you get to enjoy the chunks of crab meat without having to peel it yourselves!
Here Hai’s seafood is sourced from Surat Thani province, which is also the best hub of Thai Seafood.
The secret in this popular Fried Rice lies in their secret sauce with the stir-fried technique, giving it a very strong “wok hei” aroma.
Are you hungry already?
To enjoy the Insane Crab Fried Rice more, eat it together with their Nam Jim Seafood sauce for that extra kick and flavour! Now, if you have stomach for more food, check out the recommendations below.
Stir Fried Cabbage with Fish Sauce and Pork Lard [80฿] – This dish looks incredibly simple yet it’s so delicious! The cabbage is just stir-fried with their secret fish sauce which also has a strong “wok hei” aroma, topped with pork lard. Not exactly healthy but you will be happy.
Stir-Fried Mantis Shrimp with Garlic & Pepper [360฿] – It’s not common to find mantis shrimp in Bangkok but you get to enjoy this dish at Here Hai. Plus, they are also generous with the amount of mantis shrimp!
Crab Spring Roll [120฿] – We saw this almost on every table and we just had to order it! It’s really good and addictive.
Thai Southern Crab Curry with Vermicelli [380฿] – This is another not so common dish in Bangkok but extremely common in Phuket. Since they have good crabs, it makes sense to have this dish too because Thai locals love it so much, with the strong aroma of the herbs, it goes well with the rice vermicelli.
Here Hai Restaurant is extremely popular with the locals and it’s hard to get a seat when you walk in. Hence, we highly recommend you to make a reservation through Facebook (@herehaifoods) / LINE (@herehai).
Be sure to bookmark Here Hai Restaurant and come down to try the Insane Crab Fried Rice the next time you visit Bangkok. You won’t regret because it’s definitely one of the best Fried Rice we had eaten in Bangkok!