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River Kwai

$$ - $$$
Lange Nieuwstraat
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Oudegracht a/d Werf 184, Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 232 1851
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

One of the best Thai food I have eaten. Though it is difficult to locate but if you do locate it, do try the food. The ambience is not that great but the taste compensates everything. The lemon soup here is one of best soups I ever had in my life.

Thank amitmegahit
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

With no doubt, this is the best Thai restaurant in Utrecht. Very tasty original Thai meals. The River Kwai restaurant also serves typical Thai beers like Singha beer and Chang beer. Especially the Thai curries are to recommend. The service is very friendly. We recommend this restaurant and will come back.

Thank Martin20132222
Mons, Belgium
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

I went to River Kwai with a large group of friends and have to say the Thai cuisine was superb, We came to the restaurant with about18-20 people. We had a few empty seats and one of the older ladys working seemed to be very angry that we didn't fill up out table which only had 2 spots left as... More 

Thank Chryz707
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Authentic Thai food means authentic Thai spicy. This restaurant will rekindle memories of visiting Thailand when the staff asks if you want it "spicy or medium spicy". The food is delicious and unlike most Thai restaurants outside of Thailand they offer Chang beer as well as the usual Singha. Staff is adequate though sometimes unable to keep up if it's... More 

Thank SimonFromHolland
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was a visit to a thai recommended by happycow.org (veggie and vegan finder). It was a cold Tuesday night in winter to set the scene and had been raining. Finding the Thai was easy as there is a sign at street level, descending to the canal level was a little more difficult in the dark with slippery uneven surfaces... More 

Thank Steve W
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Down the stairs near the canal, there is the restaurant in a tipical place. The food however is the main attraction! Skip the appetizer and enjoy your curry, they are all delicious.

Thank AL273
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Just go there and enjoy the lovely food, very kind staff and good atmosphere. we went there as a couple, but it also a good place for large groups.

Thank mswelsen
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

This restaurant can be somewhat hard to find as it is located down at the canal, but it's worth the search. The internior could use a bit of refurbishing, but the food is great. Thai food as it should be. Recommended!

Thank David Z
Leiden, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I love Thai food and visit Thai restaurants whenever I can. With River Kwai in Utrecht I'm not too impressed. The location has its charms (city centre at one of the 'werf''s on the waterfront) and some downsides (no natural light and a bit oldfashioned: think dark carpet and candlelight) but the real disappointment was the food and service. We... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

It is for sure the best Thai restaurant in Utrecht, with the best rice and the best receipts. The service is also very kind. It is not a super modern decorated place but with its simple decoration makes the stays there very special, in one of the "caves" in Oudegracht. Dont miss it if you like real thai food!

Thank nrruiz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $51
Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudegracht a/d Werf 184, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Nieuwstraat
  • Neighborhood: Lange Nieuwstraat
  • Phone Number: +31 30 232 1851
De ?correcte en vriendelijke? bediening van deze Thai neemt ?ruim de tijd om de kaart uit te leggen?. Dat is ook nodig, want de kaart biedt een ruime keuze aan gerechten waarmee ?alle smaakpapillen worden beroerd?. Waar de een spreekt over een ?gezellige inrichting? vinden anderen dat de zaak echt toe is aan een metamorfose. Dat dit niet afdoet aan het eten is duidelijk, want dit is ?gewoon een hele goeie Thai?.

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