The best restaurants near the bridge over the River Kwai are:
1. Keeree Tara
Keeree Tara is a restaurant located next to the river, close to the bridge over river Kwai and can be seen as one of the nicest restaurants in town. The atmosphere at Keeree Tara is simply amazing, with a stunning riverside view and subtle details, such as small speakers positioned on several corners of the outside dining area that gives the restaurant the feeling as if you are in some sort of theme park. The restaurant opens its doors at eleven o’clock in the morning, although the best time to visit this restaurant is right before sunset.
The menu of Keeree Tara is extensive with all sorts of Thai delicacies, from Northern Thai dips to a large plate of giant freshwater prawns. Expect to pay around 200 THB per dish, unless you order one of the larger seafood dishes, which can costs you up to 1,500 THB. We would recommend you to try one of the following highly recommended dishes: Spicy Pomelo Salad (185 THB), Smoked Freshwater Fish Chili Paste with Fresh Vegetables (150 THB), Deep-Fried Snake-Head Fish with Spicy Mango Salad (380 THB), Dried Green Curry with Chicken Wrapped in Egg (160 THB) and their signature one kilogram of Giant Freshwater Prawns Grilled (1,500 THB). More information about Keeree Tara, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Keeree Tara.
Keeree Tara is located close to the River Kwai and serves amazing seafood!
2. Pai-Kan Kanchanaburi
For those who are looking for a more local restaurant near the bridge over river Kwai, Pai-Kan Kanchanaburi is a great option. The restaurant does not have the looks but it does serve excellent tasting local food for a great price. During our visit, we tried the following highly recommended dishes: Grilled Pork (50 THB), Hot Pot Soup Seafood (139 THB) and the Deep-fried Papaya Salad with Spicy Sauce (60 THB).
The grilled pork was beautifully grilled and the meat itself was nicely lean. The deep-fried papaya salad is a much hearty version than the regular papaya salad and the additional spicy sauce, which you have to pour over the deep-fried papaya strings, was so delicious. But personally, the Hot Pot Soup with Seafood (139 THB) was probably the best option we’ve tried here. The soup itself is already flavoured with herbs and spices and when adding the seafood and vegetables to the soup, the broth gets even stronger. A complete meal for two with so much flavour, for only 139 THB, is something nobody would not like. More information about Pai-Kan Kanchanaburi, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Pai-Kan Kanchanaburi.
Local restaurant near the bridge over the River Kwai. Delicious food for a bargain!
Highly recommended if you are looking for cheap, delicious, local food.
3. Ban Lung Chuan
Another local restaurant located near the bridge over the River Kwai is Ban Lung Chuan. Similar to the previous recommended restaurant Pai-Kan, Ban Lung Chuang is a restaurant that is mostly visited by locals. The restaurant has a cool natural atmosphere with wooden tables and chairs and a restaurant that is covered in trees and plants. The menu consists of interesting Thai dishes and the following four dishes are among the most-ordered dishes at Ban Lung Chuan: Chicken with Cashew Nut (150 THB), Green Curry Chicken (150 THB), Tom Yum Goong (150 THB) and the Lemongrass Salad (120 THB). The chicken with cashew nut is a hugely popular dish that often runs out later the evening. The lemongrass salad is, in my opinion, a must-order for tourists, as the salad has quite some unusual, yet tasty flavours that you won’t easily find elsewhere. More information about Ban Lung Chuan, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Ban Lung Chuan.
Highly recommended Thai food at Ban Lung Chuan.
The chicken cashew nut (front) is so popular, it often runs out during the evening.
4. Loft Restaurant & Bar
Loft Restaurants & Bar is another beautiful riverside restaurant which is located next to Keeree Tara. Both restaurants are from the same owner, but the difference between both of these restaurants in style and food is huge. Where Keeree Tara is more like a relaxing oasis, Loft Restaurant & Bar is a trendy place which hosts live music performances, has a large cocktail bar and is also suitable for late-night drinks. Also important to know, the restaurant opens its doors at five o’clock in the afternoon and usually gets busy after sunset.
As said, the menu is completely different compared with Keeree Tara. There are international and local Thai food options available, from huge Barbecue Pork Ribs (550 THB) to Deep-Fried Local Fish in Pepper Sauce (250 THB). When visiting, make sure to try at least one of the following highly recommended dishes: Grilled Duck with Chili Paste (180 THB) which is their best-seller, Spicy Algoe Glass with Seafood (180 THB), Loft Fo (250 THB). More information about Loft Bar & Restaurant, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Loft Restaurant & Bar.
Tasty food with a perfect view on the bridge over the River Kwai.
Good food and a great atmosphere.
5. Madam Nam Nueng
When you are looking for something else than Thai food, Madam Nam Nueng is a great option which is located close to the Bridge over the River Kwai. As the name of the restaurant already suggests, Madam Nam Nueng is specialized in Vietnamese food, in particular Nam Nueng. For those of you who don’t know what nam nueng is, here is a brief description: Vietnamese sausage is served with lettuce leaves and greens where you can fold the Vietnamese sausage, garlic, chilli, mango, banana, herbs and sauce in rice paper packages and eat them all together at once. The combination of all these flavours makes it so delicious. Throughout Thailand, you can find plenty of restaurants who serve this deliciousness, even in Thai restaurants.
Other good food options besides the Nam Neung (120 THB), are the Fried Shrimp with Sugar Cane (120 THB), Spicy Vietnamese Sausage Spicy Salad (89 THB) and the Grilled Pork with Boiled Rice Vermicelli (89 THB). More information about Madam Nam Nueng, such as opening times, location and other users’ opinions can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of Madam Nam Nueng.
Nam Neung (120 THB)
Fried Shrimp with Sugar Cane (120 THB)
There you have it, our list of the best restaurants near the bridge over the River Kwai. 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. Or when you are on a desktop, you can explore the best local food in Kanchanburi.
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