Krappom|Thai Restaurant Visited By K-Pop Idols BLACKPINK Lisa, (G)I-DLE Minnie, and Sorn!

Look no further for authentic Thai food in Seoul! What did Lisa, Sorn, and Minnie order on their visit?

피비 @creatrip
2 years ago

Thai Kpop stars eat Thai food in Korea

Do you like Thai food? We sure do! We recently paid a visit to the Thai restaurant Krap Pom in Seoul to try out their menu. How do we know that it is the real deal? Just ask Lisa (BLACKPINK), Sorn (CLC) and Minnie (I-dle)! The Thai Kpop idols famously visited the restaurant to get a taste of their home country. 


Address: 서울 강남구 선릉로153길 18
18 Seolleung-ro 153-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 22:00 (Delivery available until 23:00 on weekends)
Public Transportation: 5 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeongrodeo Station (압구정로데오역)

Our Visit

In front of famous Thai restaurant Krap Pom

Thai restaurant Krap Pom opening hours

Krap Pom is a Thai restaurant located in Apgujeong that gained some buzz after Lisa from BLACKPINK and her friends visited. To be fair, it was already popular among locals. If you ask around for a Thai restaurant in Apgujeong, most will answer Krap Pom. The restaurant is located not far from Exit 5 of Apgujeongrodeo Station. 

Thai restaurant Krap Pom in Apgujeong

Thai restaurant Krap Pom in Apgujeong

The name of the restaurant is written in Thai. Head down the stairs to find the restaurant. You can find the flag and pictures of Thailand decorating the walls. 

Queue kiosk in front of Thai restaurant Krap Pom

You will find a kiosk device located close to the entrance. Here you have to take a number and wait for your turn. It's a popular restaurant, so you will likely have to wait for a while before being seated. The kiosk display can be changed to English, and it shows how many groups are ahead of you.

People waiting for their turn in front of Thai restaurant Krap Pom

Krap Pom in Apgujeong, last order 8:30 p.m.

We arrived early afternoon, and there were already a few groups waiting for their turn. What's great about the queue system is that it sends you a Kakao message to let you know when your number is coming up. No need to line up in front of the restaurant! The restaurant has limited its opening hours due to COVID-19. Keep in mind that even if you are in the queue, you won't be able to enter unless your number comes up before 8:30 p.m. 

Restaurant kiosk display in Korea

Korean restaurant queue system sending text message

Once it's your turn, the restaurant will let you know both via Kakao and by calling your name at the entrance. However, your table will be canceled unless you show up within five minutes, so make sure not to wander too far from the restaurant! 

Thai restaurant in Apgujeong approved by BLACKPINK Lisa

Inside Thai restaurant in Apgujeong approved by BLACKPINK Lisa

Red and blue plastic chairs in authentic Thai restaurant Krap Pom

It really feels like you have arrived in Thailand once you step into the restaurant! From various decorations to tables and chairs, it's authentic down to the last detail.

Inside Krap Pom, Thai restaurant recommended by BLACKPINK Lisa

You can enjoy the scenery from Thailand on the TV, including street food vendors plying their trade. Thai music is played in the background to further enhance the experience. We also appreciated the free WiFi that can be accessed with the password located under the television. 

Krap Pom is famous for its extensive menu. You'll find many Thai dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in Korea! 

Thai Kpop stars eating Thai food!

What restaurant do Thai Kpop stars recommend?

Recently, Lisa (BLACKPINK), Sorn (CLC) and Minnie (I-dle) visited the restaurant together. Seeing the Thai Kpop idols enjoying their food gives extra credibility to the authentic taste of the dishes.

Sorn posting spicy pork ribs on her social media

Sorn post about Thai milk tea

The Kpop stars ordered Thai Iced Tea and Spicy Pork Rib Soup (랭쌥), both popular items, on their visit.

Thai spicy pork ribs and milk tea

We decided to go for the same, also adding chicken rice (카오만 까이) to our order. We were happily surprised by the spicy pork ribs, which tasted just like the ones we had in Thailand! 

Thai spicy pork ribs at Krap Pom, Apgujeong

Thai spicy pork ribs at Krap Pom, Apgujeong

We were excited to try out the Spicy Pork Rib Soup (30,000 KRW)! This seems to be their most popular dish, and the majority of tables around us had ordered it as well. But due to its popularity, the restaurant can run out of ingredients at the end of the day, so try to come early! 

Trying out spicy pork ribs at Krap Pom, Apgujeong

Just look at the size of this piece! It's almost the size of my head! The meat was very tender and the taste great. I have tried the dish in Thailand in the past, and this tastes just like I remembered. It's a little bit spicy, but they can also prepare a non-spicy version if you let the staff know when you order.

Chicken Rice at Krap Pom, Apgujeong

Next up, Chicken Rice (13,000 KRW). The sauce wasn't as spicy as I remembered from Thailand, but nevertheless, it was rich in taste. The chicken meat was tender and went great with the rice. We haven't seen this dish very often on menus in Korea, so give it a try if you visit Krap Pom!

Thai Milk Tea in Apgujeong Thai Restaurant

Having some tea gives your mouth a break from hot and spicy food. Krap Pom's Thai Tea tastes great without being too sweet. Just remember to stir before you drink!

Inside popular Thai restaurant Krap Pom


Spicy Pork Rib Soup
30,000 KRW
Tom Yum
20,000 KRW
Soft Shell Crab Yellow Curry
27,000 KRW
Braised Pork Leg
13,000 KRW
Hainanese Chicken Rice
카오만 까이
13,000 KRW
Rice Noodles with Beef
10,000 KRW (12,000 KRW for big bowl)
Pad Thai
팟 타이
13,000 KRW
Pad See Ew
팟 씨유
13,000 KRW
Pad Kapra Moo Sap
팟 카파오 무쌉
12,000 KRW
Thot Man Gung
13,000 KRW for 4
Som Tum
13,000 KRW
Glass Noodle Salad
14,000 KRW

We can highly recommend Krap Pom for those looking for authentic Thai food in the Apgujeong area! If you are looking for a Thai restaurant in Hongdae, check out Amazing Thailand.

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