EVER wanted to write a postcard home saying: “Last night, I went to a restaurant in Bangkok where I wore a pink helmet with a metal spike on it, stood on a stage, and caught a catapulted cooked-chicken on my head!”? Well, thanks to Ka Tron Restaurant, you can.
‘Clucking’ crazy in the most delightful of ways, Ka Tron is unlike any other restaurant in Bangkok. Specialising in ‘Flying chickens’ – that is, cooked chickens which are fired from a catapult and caught by a waiter riding a unicycle, in front of what looks like a shrine devoted to chickens – Ka Tron is a great place to spend an evening with friends.
Besides the “Flying chicken” (B120), which is a must order, the restaurant also serves a wide selection of Thai dishes in beef, crab, seafood, duck, frog, and ostrich categories. Most dishes are around the B120 mark, portions are generous, and the quality is good.
At 8.30pm a live show ups the ante with flaming chickens being fired at a waiter in quick succession. On our visit we saw our server do a sterling job of catching them with his hands, head and mouth.
Diners are then invited to go on stage to don the pink helmet and attempt to catch a chicken, orange, and lime. Catch the lime, and you get your meal for free. Catch the chicken and orange, and you get a rubber chicken. Brilliant.
Karaoke rooms are available for 500 baht.
Ka-Tron Restaurant, Bangna-Trad Road Km1 (opposite BITEC) Tel: 02 399 5202