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River Kwai Restaurants: Nostalgic Dining

River Kwai Restaurants: Nostalgic Dining


The picturesque and historic bridge of the Kwai River is always full of beauty. Here you can stay all year round and enjoy a quiet, relaxing time with a magnificent view of the Kanchanaburi River. Below you will find five riverside restaurants, very close to the bridge where you can comfortably dine with views.


Keeree Thara Restaurant

The Keeree Thara is uniquely decorated in a baliness-Thai style and offers an outstanding view of the bridge over the famous river. The chilling atmosphere with open air raft and live music on the upper terrace invite you to relax. You will be amazed with its great food and fast service. The recommended dishes include dried seafood salad topped with peanuts, fried golden mushrooms and dry curry Kang fish.

The Floating Raft Restaurant is among the most scenic restaurants in town and the very first choice for guests visiting the bridge. Located just next to the bridge, the restaurant is on the right of large rafts with clear river views. After it gets dark, the bright decoration offers a romantic atmosphere.

There are both Thai and western food served here. Among the famous are fresh-water fish menus such as Tom Yum Pla Kang, fish cake and deep fried sea bass. In the afternoon there is a Buffet.

Modestly situated on the banks of the river north of the bridge, the Loft Restaurant and Bar is a local favorite place to dine and drink. Its stylish river deck allows guests to enjoy the breeze of the river with views and romantic music. At dawn, you will be simply impressed by the colorful scenery of the river.

Also overlooking the bridge, the Taraburee Restaurant is located on an open-air raft with a spectacular scenery. It is recommended to get your table before dark so that you can enjoy the picturesque sunset during dinner.

Located further south but worthwhile to visit is Dejtosapak Restaurant in Ban Tai. The riverside restaurant offers special dining experience among a peaceful atmosphere with a scenic view of the river and the lush mountains of Kanchanaburi. At dedicated tables, you can dangle your feet over the water while eating. Dejtosapak mainly offers fish dishes with a remarkable policy that you do not have to pay when served food is not fresh.

After exploring the sights around the famous bridge, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere in one of these fine restaurants.

How to get there: Kanchanaburi is 140 km from Bangkok accessible via highway 323.