DAG in Thai is a word for “eat” often associated with lower social class vulgarity, which ironically the eatery is anything but. The menu at DAG changes according to what local ingredients have been sourced and dishes depend on the innovation of the chef. The team picks only the best of what’s available on the market and creates quality dishes that are on the high-end of pricing. No matter what it is, each dish is a feast for the eyes and tongue. Every one to two weeks, new dishes will appear on the menu and this makes it exciting for return diners every time.
The establishment is the creation of tattoo enthusiast and top chef Chalermpon “Van” Rohitratana, whose other restaurants in Bangkok founded with partners include Rarb (focused on Isaan cuisine) and Escapade Burgers & Shakes (a burger bar with mixology on the menu). Van has been known to push the boundaries of Thai cuisine using local produce, secondary cuts of meat, and experimental techniques, all of which have spilled over into DAG.
Located in mixed-use compound Warehouse 30 in the Creative District, DAG’s setting is one that encourages a shared experience in eating. Diners can sit together at a long communal table and one can do quick side glances to check out what others have ordered. Private tables are also available. Select your own dish from the menu or do a “I’ll have what they’re having” should you get food envy.