This is a big restaurant - in the evenings they have a live band. If you want to sit by the river you will need reservations or come really early. They have VERY limited seating by the river though. We were sat by the kitchen, so we thought that our food would arrive in a timely fashion. We were wrong. It took 30 minutes for the food to arrive, and they brought the appetizers last for some reason. Also forgot the rice, until we had to remind them 3-4 times.
Food is pretty average and overpriced. We ordered the shrimp with tamarind sauce and the shrimps were tiny - they had sliced them and left the shells & head on to make them look bigger.
Don't bother with this place. There are also hookers and ladyboys that loiter around outside and in the bar area. Doesn't make for a great atmosphere.
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