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“Entertaining wait staff, good location and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baan Khun Phra

Baan Khun Phra
48/2 Th U Thong, Ayutthaya, Thailand
03524 1978
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Ranked #4 of 126 Restaurants in Ayutthaya
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Hua Hin, Thailand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Entertaining wait staff, good location and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The deck of Baan Khun Phra overlooks the river and is attached to a grand old house whose name derives from royal permission to use the title. Large trees shade the deck and the river traffic rolls by steadily - at least five barge trains passed while we ate. The wait staff was entertaining, obliging and intelligent; not hovering but attentive. Mosquito coils were provided without requesting them. The food was average. The green curry vegetarian was a bit watery, but the stir fried tofu and cashew filling and tasty. The pad Thai was average, the lemon drink perfect. The food is about what you would expect from a restaurant that seems to be an add on to a guesthouse. Eat there, enjoy the river and the day, but don't expect fantastic food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Balcombe
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to stay!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Just got home to Bangkok, after a weekend in Ayutthaya and stayed here. The rooms are amazing!!! The decor is totally gorgeous and unique. Would highly recommend. The ladys who run the place are friendly too. Will be returning soon :)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice Lunchbreak”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Enjoyed a nice lunch at Khun Phra. The food was good, in general....but not particularly noteworthy. Grilled-river prawns were a good choice. The setting on the river is nice, and our spot was nicely shaded by a tree. No problems with the service for us. The waitress and cook were both friendly and attentive. I'd visit again for a lunch when in Ayutthaya.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Average food. Nice setting.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We came to this restaurant as our driver didn't know how to go to our first choice place. When we were there for lunch about 12:30PM, on a Saturday, there were only 3 other tables of guests with one ready to leave. So we did not experience the slow service as mentioned by other reviewers. In fact, our orders were taken promptly and food arrived fast.

The food is average in my opinion. The tom yum we ordered wasn't very spicy (we preferred it more spicy) and the red curry sea bass was watery (I prefer my curry thicker.)

Price as mentioned by other reviewers are for tourists and therefore on the higher side.

Will recommend it to fellow travelers who are looking for a safe (not spicy food), and clean restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Another poor lonely planet choice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The food took forever to come.

I ordered a softshell crab and since we took a 2 hour lunch and the food never came, we proceeded to cancel the order and pay the bill.

The lady refused to let me pay the bill citing that the dish was coming. However, I saw the cook sitting outside the kitchen for over 45 min.

It is unfortunate that we had to show our displeasure quite firmly to get back the 800 baht for the soft shell crab. Not a very thai way. But there was no way we were going to wait another minute for the soft shell crab.

Poor service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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