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Thai, Asian
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Dinner
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

Pleasant venue, authentic thai food only with proper thai flavour and spice rating, (non westernised) Pleasant family-friendly location. Kids will need to be able to eat thai food. Friendly staff and owner, and be prepared for friendly little dogs and swings for the kids.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Ok, ok.... so we sat by the river in the evening. We made sure we drowned ourselves in mosquito repellent or this would be a foolish place to eat. Swarms! But... if you’re prepared then they stay away (get a good strong spray). The staff...here spoke zero English which I don’t mind but some of you might so be aware. They were friendly. I personally liked how they bring me ketchup when I ask for chilli sauce. Must be my Western face! The food (ketchup aside) was pretty rubbish. It was bland (for Thai food) and lacked any kind of effort or standard. Everything was just fried! Even my red curry, fried chicken with no curry. Maybe there was half a tea spoon of paste but you couldn’t tell. Best thing was feeding the fish with your left overs! They love eating anything! Poor slippery guys. Oh last comment is the price, cheap compared to UK obviously but no single for Thailand and Kanchanaburi. Don’t worry about the cost but I must mention.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Relax here and enjoy very friendly staff and nice panoramic view after your trip to bridge and river crossing and before entering bus/train/car....again. prices bit higher than usual - but ok for this tourist and historical land mark spot

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The location is amazing and very nice, food is not the best, was expecting better but it is cheap comparing to other restaurants in area. I would still go there again and try something different

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

We had stir fried vegetables with prawns and garlic prawns, both with rice. Both meals were tasty and served hot. Beer was served in chilled glasses with ice; a necessity in the April heat of Kanchanaburi. Service was excellent with friendly and attentive servers. Overall...it was a nice meal in a lovely, river-side setting..More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Went here for Christmas dinner after reading reviews on here about the location and food. What a mistake as it turned out to be the worst meal I have had in Thailand. Most of the food was left as it was terrible and the best...way to describe it was made from ketchup, the chicken was over cooked and all dishes (4 in total) were terrible. I'm not a fussy eater but this was rubbish. I would question the reviews on here but the location was ok although we have the same and even closer views from our hotel.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

People would eat here just for the view/location - right on the River Kwae Noi but the fantastic Thai food make your visit top-shelf and ear the 5th star.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Great Thai traditional food in the nice surrounding of Kwai yai river, 700 meters from River Kwai Bridge. In the period of winter, about 18-21 degrees celsius of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, you will see the nice sunset that I would love to recommend people to watch...by your eyes, according to the great food which original of thai west side until the sun'd gone. Not too long after that, they have served again nice floating discotheque rafting...strange funny but also nice on the river. So the name of this restaurant is By de River, The spirit of River Kwai...which I already agree with this.More

Date of visit: December 2013
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4