Maya is a new Rooftop Dining Indian Restaurant, sited on the largest cantilevered space in Thailand, the 29th floor of the new Holiday Inn Sukhumvit 22 Hotel. Since its opening, it has been gaining lots of attention (positive), perhaps due to the location, decor and the food offered.

maya - Lift Lobby

Stepping out of the lift, it sorts of brings you to another country, India.

maya - Reception

Be welcomed into the Indian Restaurant with Thai hospitality.

maya - Kitchen

Upon entering the restaurant, you will see the open concept kitchen helmed by Chef Ramneek Singh Lamba,  featuring 3 large authentic charcoal Tandoor Ovens, which are said to be the largest in Thailand.

maya - Interior

A very elegant restaurant.

maya - Interior

The bar is situated right in the middle  of the restaurant.

maya - Interior

The black, golden fixtures and fittings together with the beautiful designed lighting makes this restaurant even more beautiful when after the sun sets.

maya - Interiormaya - Interior

Time now for some signature cocktails!

maya - Bartender

The bartender preparing for me some Signature Cocktails.

maya - Watermelon Mojito
Watermelon Tadka Mojito (White rum, fresh watermelon and mint blended with ice with a hint of volcanic black salt).  A very refreshing drink with a watermelon sorbet included, keeping it cool while retaining it’s watermelon taste.

maya - Thats The Way I Like It
That’s The Way I Like It (An exciting fusion of Aam Panna (mango cooked with cumin) topped with vodka and soda water). This is one of the signature cocktails with Indian Spices. It’s an acquired taste, you either like or dislike it.

maya - SnackNamak Pare, a crunchy and savoury indian snack to go along with your cocktails.

maya - Papadam

Papadam, a thin and crispy indian bread with various dips for you to choose.

maya - Papadam Dips

I asked the waitress for the most popular item here and I followed her suggestion.

maya - ChickenMakhani Chooza  (Pieces of marinated boneless chicken leg simmered in a rich tomato and fenugreek gravy).  A spicy dish which is extremely flavourful. It’s so delicious that you can stop eating! The portion is big enough for 2 people  to share.

maya - Naan
Garlic Naan. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Excellent to go along with the dish above.

maya - Private Room

Intending to host your guests? They have a private room too.

maya - Wine Cellar

An extensive selection of wine and drinks selection.

maya - DJ

DJ spinning out some Bollywood tunes.

maya - Staff

The spontaneous staff at Maya.

+ Like

Beautiful and relaxed atmosphere with a nice scenery to enjoy over some food and drinks. Authentic indian food offered with a relatively big portion.

– Dislike


= Conclusion

Service here is very good and the staff  is  well versed with the restaurant’s menu even though they are Thai. A good place to chill out over some drinks even though you don’t intend to have a meal here.