Serving both Thai and international cuisines in a relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant opens to the in-house guests (from their hotel “Good Times Resort”) as well as walk-in guests. Cocktails menu and Thai dessert menu are also available at the restaurant. It opens daily for lunch and dinner between 10:00 AM – 22:00 PM.
When you are there and not sure what to order, try their signature dishes like deep fried rock fish with mango salad and fish sauce, chicken satay, Tom Yum soup, and banana ball with ice cream & honey.
Wonder how to cook those delicious Thai food? You can join their morning "Thai Cooking Class" for authentic Thai dishes.
Bringing children along? Ask the staff for some pellets to feed the fish in the lake. Your kids will totally love this new activity!
Address: 265/5, Maenam Kwai Road, Tha Makham, A. Muang Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
7. The Hut
The Hut is a local restaurant that offers Western cuisine like garlic bread, nuggets, spaghetti and steak at great prices. A world apart from upscale chain restaurants, The Hut is a small, welcoming venue with just six tables, providing a relaxed atmosphere for friends and families to chill in while enjoying tasty dishes. While The Hut might be celebrated for its laid-back vibe, the food and friendly staff are sure to leave an impression!
Address: 260/2, Maenamkwai Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
8. Paris Kan
As the name suggests, this restaurant has at least a dash of the Francophone. Indeed, the chef is from France but don’t worry, he can also cook super delicious Thai food. There are around 20 choices on the menu in total, half of which hail from Europe, steak and fries for example, while the remaining portion is Southeast Asian through-and-through, massaman curry, pad Thai. The waiting time may be a bit long, but you will find the food is totally worth it.
Address: 232/4, Mae Nam Kwai Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
9. Keeree Tara
Dining on a floating restaurant on the River Kwai and admiring the picturesque scenery over the iconic bridge of Kanchanaburi is a unique experience that should not be missed when travelling to this corner of western Thailand.
This elegant dining establishment exudes a luxury resort ambience, with a landscaped tropical garden, riverside scenery and small fountain ponds. Dim light, live music humming from the upper terrace, Balinese-Thai décor, lanterns, rustic wooden benches and chairs combine to create an enthralling atmosphere which is perfect for couples. From the expansive outdoor terrace, look out to the rustic backdrop of the River Kwai and the famous iron rail bridge.
Keeree Tara serves up traditional and yummy Thai cuisine, heavy on central Thai cuisine, such as steamed seafood custard, green chicken curry, baked shrimp with vermicelli and red-tail mystus curry, with a few Chinese dishes like stuffed duck in Chinese herb sauce and glass shrimp cream salad. Keeree snakehead fish in spicy sauce is another highly recommended dish in this restaurant. Most dishes are reasonably priced, but if you order fresh river prawns or seafood, be prepared for the lofty price tag.
Address: 43/1, Mae Nam Kwai Road, Tambon Makham, Amphoe Mueang Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
10. Nut’s Restaurant
Without any fancy decoration, Nut’s wins its reputation by serving high-quality regional dishes. Everything is freshly cooked, spice is optional, and you can even request creations that are not shown on the menu if the ingredients are available. There are plenty of different dishes on offer, and it’s possible to mix and match a real Siamese smorgasbord from the menu. Oh, and don’t forget to order the signature Thai Curry, it is fantastic.
Address: 9/4 Mae Nam Kwai Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Kanchanaburi may not be as visited as Bangkok, Phuket or Chiang Mai and its dining scene is not the most varied – but this little region is one hidden gem showcasing a blend of authentic culture and unexpectedly dark history. While most eateries seem to feature the same offerings on its menu, occasionally you come across a new crop of restaurants where creativity is definitely featured on the menu. These 10 restaurants are a selection of such places. Hope your food & culinary tour in this lovely town is satisfactory and amazing ever.
10 Best Restaurants in Kanchanaburi You Mustn't Miss
Kanchanaburi, a little town located in the west of Thailand, may not be as popular as Bangkok or Chiang Mai. But, if you want to experience the local culture and delicious food, Kanchanaburi is a place where you should not be missed. In the city center the riverside is where to go for a delectable meal with a view. You will find floating restaurants and upscale dining establishments flanking the northern and southern sections of the Bridge over the River Kwai.
The culinary scene here may not be as cosmopolitan as what you’ll get in Bangkok, but these 10 restaurants are well worth the visit and will be sure to give you something to remember – so wade deeper into Kanchanaburi for cuisine as sublime as the views!
1. Zeb Zeb
Dining in Zeb Zeb is a chance for travelers to immerse themselves in Kanchanaburi’s regional culinary culture. Locals occupy most of the tables here, with tourist faces a relatively rare occurrence beneath the timber pagoda dining hall. Unlike the other tourist restaurants featuring fancy design and fusion dishes, real Thai food is served here in a shabby, rickety wooden hut. Famous dishes like papaya salad, crispy pork and spring rolls are offered at wallet-friendly prices. In case you find it all a little too spicy, fresh veggies are served for free.
Address: 16/27 Donruk Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
2. On’s Thai Issan
On’s Thai Issan offers an amazing array of meat-free regional food and a cooking school. You can choose three dishes from the menu to learn during the class. Don’t worry if you are not a kitchen person, the teacher here is patient, friendly, and a master in the kitchen.
Address: 268/1 Maenamkwai Road, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
3. Blue Rice Restaurant by Apple & Noi
Travelers often find the heady mix of Thai spices and seasoning hard to handle. Yet, they are essential to your dishes if you want to make your own Thai food, just as the cookery classes with the masterful chefs at Blue Rice will demonstrate. You will be given a chance to go to the local market and explore the different ingredients and street foods on offer, while those not so keen on trying their hand at the stove can settle in for a range of classic Thai treats served with a perfect view of the river bank.
Address: 153/4 Sutjai Bridge, Thamakham, Mahardthai Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
4. Mangosteen: Garden Restaurant, and Cafe & Books
One purpose of travelling is to experience different cultures, and there is arguably no better way to do that than by trying out traditional dishes in a local restaurant. Mangosteen Garden Restaurant is known for making some of the best Thai food in Kanchanaburi, but not limited to Western ones. The western menu, including steaks, offers more variety than the usual offerings you could find at other restaurants. With a large range of aromatic street food, simple and earthy, efficient service, friendly staff, the enjoyable experience presents the true taste of Thailand.
Address: 74/12 Moo 4, Tha Ma Kham Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Over the years, backpackers have descended on the Mae Nam Kwae stretch for budget meals, and now this busy strip has become known as the Backpackers’ Street. There is another Mangosteen Cafe and Books on Mae Nam Kwae Road. Actually, the two places are related by marriage, one run by the husband and the other by the wife.
Value for money is the main selling point at this delightful eatery, where you can still munch on a tasty Thai dish at prices that nearly match Bangkok’s street food. Along with stable Wi-Fi, a cooling air-conditioning system, a good selection of books and tasteful music, some great scenery and a whole range of mouth-watering Thai staples, this charming little place is a relaxing place for book-lovers.
Address: 13 Maenamkwai Road, Tambon Ban Tai, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
5. Meat & Cheese
Meat & Cheese offers a change from Thai cuisine. If you fancy an Italian pizza or an all-American steak and wonder how authentic it will still be in Kanchanaburi, give it a try. From t-bone to fillet, all crispy and caramelized on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside, to cheese-topped pizza and fries, Meat & Cheese has it all. And if you still want to add a dash of the old Siam to your meal, try the steamed bass served piping from the grill.
Address: Mae Nam Khwae Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
6. Good Times Restaurant
Good Times Restaurant is in a spectacular location overlooking the River Kwai with beautiful sunset view. Choose either to sit indoors, or in the open-air raft, you’ll be amazed with the quick and admirable service they’ve got.