So you finally moved into a big enough place or far enough out of the city that you can entertain the idea of a barbecue. Congrats, however, you’ll be pleased to find that you will be paying more for fewer features. But of course, if you’ve made it here this long, you are used to that by now.
So here’s a round up of what you have available to you when buying a BBQ in Thailand. This is mainly a look at gas BBQ’s as decent Thai made options for charcoal grills are sold at road sides, in Home Pro as well as these stores below.
I have found 2 places to buy a BBQ in Bangkok:
The Barbecue Store – Sukumvit Soi 39 (Also Pattaya, Hua Hin, Phuket) – Import BBQ’s from Australia with brands Fuego, Beefmaster, Turbo and Grill King. Online ordering and delivery. Their service is quite good and they offer good after sales service.
Cheapest 3 burner: 21,900 – Grill King
4 Burner Stainless: 35,600 – Beefmaster
True Value – Sukumvit Soi 26 (Also Pattaya, – Large US hard ware chain, carries the 800 pound gorilla – Weber as well as a Chinese made Grill Zone. Bad news is you’ll pay more than double the price for a Weber grill bought in Thailand.
Cheapest 3 Burner: 21,500 – Grill Zone
4 Burner Stainless: 47,500 – Grill Zone
Weber Q300 – 32,00 baht.
BBQThailand – Located in Phuket – with shipping within Thailand. They carry the brand Masport.
Cheapest 3 Burner: 13,900 – Masport Weekender 3
4 Burner Stainless: 33,500 – Masport Entertainer Plus
Quick Fire - Locally made in Udon Thani – shipping within Thailand. They have some great reviews, but the prices are a bit high. They do custom work as well. They have a fourm thread where people can hear from they main guy, “Doc”. Just don’t ask any tough questions.
Cheapest 3 Burner: 29,000
Conclusion: For the small size of my family and the size of my space, I think the Weber Q is the perfect choice. Looks great, portable and is a quality brand. But as they can be had on EBAY for about 15,000 Baht shipped to your door, I don’t think I am going to be able to bring myself to pay 32k for one here.