The best restaurants near Ayutthaya Historical Park are:
1. Somtum Sukunya
This local restaurant was among our favourite restaurants in town as it serves delicious, clean and affordable Thai food. Even better is that the restaurant is located near the entrance of Wat Mahathat, the most iconic temple of the Ayutthaya Historical Park. For those reasons, I believe that Somtum Sukunya can be seen as one of the best restaurants near Ayutthaya Historical Park. When you do visit this local eatery, make sure to order at least one of the following highly recommended dishes:
Grilled Beef (150 THB), which is charcoal flavoured grilled beef served with a spicy dipping sauce. The quality of the beef is really good and you can expect the beef to be tender. Crispy Catfish Spicy Salad (100 THB), which is a papaya salad topped with crispy catfish that gives the whole salad extra crunch. Stir-Fried Chicken and Cashew Nuts (120 THB), which is nicely flavoured chicken cashew nut of which the chunks of chicken are coated in a crispy layer. And finally, the Tom Yum Going (120 THB), which is a clear version of the popular tom yum soup. More information about Somtum Sukunya, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Somtum Sukunya.
Grilled Beef (150 THB)
Crispy Catfish Spicy Salad (100 THB)
Not that far from the Ayutthaya Historical Park is another highly recommended restaurant located named Burinda. Burinda is a small local restaurant that does at least two things very well. The first thing is their Pad Thai. This is most likely the best pad Thai in Ayutthaya, beautifully presented on banana leaves and packed with flavour and big juicy prawns. A plate of Pad Thai Goonsod costs you 89 THB, and there are two other versions available as well with either chicken/pork or squid. Their delicious Pad Thai makes it a popular place for tourists to grab lunch and dinner. The second thing they do best is the Thai Spicy Basil with Pork (69 THB), which is a simple Pad Kra Pao but with excellent flavouring and a perfect fried egg. This is an excellent choice for those of you who would like to have a spicy meal. More information about Burinda, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Burinda.
Pad Thai Goonsod (89 THB)
Located a bit further north of Somtum Sukunya and Burinda, you will find Malakor. Malakor is a small restaurant made of wood, which gives it a unique local atmosphere. With the Ayutthaya Historical Park on the opposite side of the road, the wooden structure gives the restaurant somewhat of a remote feeling. But it’s not only the atmosphere that makes this restaurant so recommended. The food they serve at Malakor is more traditional and somewhat unusual than what you are used to. The dishes are creative, packed with flavour and some of them even we had never heard of.
The following dishes are highly recommended: Yum Ma Kuae Pao (80 THB), which is a spicy salad with fragrant herbs and char-grilled eggplant with minced pork. This is our favourite dish we tried at Malakor. Another highly recommended dish is the Kaeng Kua Moo Yang Bai Makhan Oon (145 THB), which is a creamy pork curry with tamarind leaves and plenty of chillies. Other recommendations are the Moo Pad Gapi Ta Klai Bai Ma Kood (90 THB) and the Kao Pad Sabparod (110 THB). For a more detailed review, check out our article about Malakor in Ayutthaya. More information about Malakor, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Malakor.
Yum Ma Kuae Pao (80 THB)
Tasteful food can be found at Malakor, a restaurant located close to the temples in Ayutthaya
4. Long Lex Noodle
The famous Thai dish boat noodles have their origins in Bangkok and Ayutthaya and are a must-try when you are in one of these two cities. Long Lex Noodle is one of the oldest restaurants in town and a restaurant near Ayutthaya Historical Park, so we must list this gem in this article. For decades, this family serves boat noodles which are bowls of fragrant pork or beef stock with a noodle of choice. Long Lex Noodle is also listed in our article about the best boat noodles in Ayutthaya. A small bowl of boat noodles costs you only 20 THB, a large bowl of boat noodles costs you 40 THB. I would highly recommend ordering the more spicy version, which gives the soup a nice little kick and is not that spicy at all. More information about Long Lex Noodle, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Long Lex Noodle.
The owners of the restaurant still serve the boat noodles to its customers.
A bowl of boat noodles costs you only 40 THB!
5. Silp Pa Cafe
Silp Pa Cafe used to be a small cafe that only served coffee but over the years developed itself into a cafe where you can grab a good bite for lunch as well as a hotel where you can stay for the night. The cafe is beautifully decorated and is a nice place to relax after visiting several temples at the Ayutthaya Historical Park. The menu is small and consists of a few pages of main courses and one page of desserts, but the food that they serve is of excellent quality. Make sure that you try their Fettuccini with Tomato Sauce and Northern Thai Sausage (139 THB), which is a delicious pasta-fusion dish with the spiciness of that Northern Thai Sausage. Another surprisingly delicious meal is their Neko Rice (110 THB), which is fried rice served with chunks of mackerel. I haven’t found this dish elsewhere outside Ayutthaya, only at Ayutthaya Retreat as well. It’s simple, it’s tasty and it’s surprising, in other words: check this dish out! More information about Silp Pa Cafe, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Silp Pa Cafe.
Fettuccini with Tomato Sauce and Northern Thai Sausage (139 THB)
Neko Rice (110 THB)
6. Ban U Thong
Listed in our best seafood restaurants in Ayutthaya article, Ban U Thong is a popular place to get delicious seafood and, in particular, Ayutthaya’s famous giant freshwater prawns. The restaurant is located south of the Ayutthaya Historical Park and for real (sea)foodies, a must-visit. One grilled River King Prawn costs you around 350 to 450 THB depending on the market price, but when you order a larger plate, the price per prawns drops slightly. The prawns are sliced open and then grilled and served with a spicy dipping sauce. You can easily scoop out the prawns with a spoon and a fork, but make sure to eat the orange part of the prawn as well. The slimy orange part is the brain of the prawn and this part has the most flavour of the prawn. Deep-Fried Common Sheet Fish topped with Curry (350 THB) and the Crispy Beetle Leaves and Spicy Salad (150 THB), but the fifteen-page menu has so many delicious options that you will easily find a tasty option for everyone. For a more detailed review, check out our article about Ban U Thong in Ayutthaya. More information about Ban U Thong, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Ban U Thong.
The seafood at Ban U Thong, mouth-watering!
Famous river prawns for around 300 THB per piece.
7. Baan Kao Nom
The last recommended restaurant near Ayutthaya Historical Park is Baan Kao Nom, which is actually more of a combination of a cafe and a shop. What makes Baan Kao Nom so special is that it serves authentic Thai candy and desserts, which you can either eat at the cafe or take home. When you enter Baan Kao Nom, you will find a large desk with all sorts of traditional Thai candy and desserts, which you place in a basket before paying at the counter. There is also the option to sit somewhere at the cafe and order Thai desserts, mostly ice cream, from the menu. If you decide to do that, make sure to try the Honey Passion Fruit (95 THB), the Butterfly Pea Ice Cream with Thong-Muan (95 THB) or Bolan Ice Cream (135 THB). For a more detailed review, check out our article about Baan Kao Nom. More information about Baan Kao Nom, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Baan Kao Nom.
Select what Thai candy and dessert you want to try.
A selection of the Thai desserts and candy they offer.
There you have it, our list of the best restaurants near Ayutthaya Historical Park. You can find this all these restaurants, and many others in Thailand, in our food app called TopTravelFoods. Instead of recommending good restaurants, we recommend the best food these restaurants have to offer. If you are looking for the absolute best dishes near you, TopTravelFoods is the app you must have. The app is available for both Android and iOS and is completely free.
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