I go to Bangkok City restaurant all the time. A husband and wife team own the place and are always present which might explain the consistently good quality of the food they make from scratch and graciously serve. It is a bargain for lunch and lots of people go there for take out. The atmosphere has a bit to be desired but it is always clean and there are windows all around. The sparse atmosphere might explain why not so many people go there for dinner. But don't be put off. The dinner menu is inexpensive, portions just right and food fresh and excellent. You can always find a parking spot right out in front.