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Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

The food in this restaurant is very delicious they are out of menu to order such as kung poa with spicy dipping. The price is reasonable

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Be wary of old reviews. I’ve been here 3 times. The first two were good. The last time was abysmal (Dec 30, 2019). We drove an hour from northern Bangkok to get here. We then waited 30 min for a table. Then we found out...that they were out of the large prawns that is their specialty. It was 12:30. The rest of the food was mediocre at best. Out of a family of 8 no one was happy with the food. Avoid.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Ruan Thai Shrimp Restaurant 6G27+68 Ratchakham, Bang Sai District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand. +66 89 887 0871 When you are in Ayutthaya, keep that address & telephone contact that I have provided, plan your lunch over at this restaurant. You will be in for...a hearty & satisfying thai food lunch. The river prawns are really fresh and big size. Most customers come here for this dish and just put the thought of cholesterol behind for this meal. Everything is just simply delicious.... everything...that we ordered, the crab meat fried rice...really aroi mak mak. Do include this dish in your order. We were only 2 persons being adventurous, making decision using our gluttony. The claypot woonsen, tomyam prawns. Dining atmosphere is relaxing, with the Chao Phraya river beside the restaurant. Clean place. Service staff here are awesome... friendly & very obliging people... I heard from other reviews that service could be slow during peak hours, I think this is a expected norm in all restaurant. You must try this restaurant ..More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 2, 2019

Nice grilled river prawn and other local dishes (mainly fishes since it's next to the river). But as someone said, it's not worth going this far just to go to this restaurant alone. It's more suitable for the people who wants to visit Ayutthaya old...town or visit Bang-Pa-In Palace since the restaurant is on the way to the Palace (from Bangkok). You also need to plan your trip accordingly, since it closed quite early (at 18:00) compare to other restaurants. Actually you can find similar restaurants closer to Ayutthaya or Bangkok for the same type of food (i.e. grilled river prawn). Anyway, if you come by the area, you can have nice Thai food while enjoy the river view as a bonus.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Food is average at best. The restaurant is very difficult to reach and takes good time and money. It is not worth to reach out so far for this food. However, the amobience is good. It is by the river which is pleasant and you...can feed the fish in the river while dining.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice place by the river. Big portion of food. No alcohol for sales as the restaurant is inside temple.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This riverside restaurant is deservedly famous for its prawns. We went on a Sunday - the restaurant was very full and we queued for 30 minutes as we had not made a reservation. The food was worth the wait - we had delicious grilled prawns...oozing with roe, fish paste in chilli, soup, broccoli, fried fish, vermicelli , .. Ingredients were fresh and all dishes were expertly cooked. The view of river rice barges, passenger boats etc was very interesting. Although the restaurant is in Ayutthaya (outside Bangkok),the journey by expressway was only 45 minutes. The price was reasonable and service was efficient.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We went 4 of us everything was perfect and its not that expensive. The prawn was very fresh the service was wonderful.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I and My family went to Ayutthaya for lunch in 6 January 2018. The restaurant be called Ruan Thai Kung Pao.The place was in Wat Choeng Lane and was The Riverside Restaurant.Before entering restaurant in front of restaurant had had a Coconut , Pomelo ,...Palm Sugar , Dried Salted Damsel Fish shop and Cafe. In the restaurant, after we had ordered Food,it arrived in a few minuites .we order 12 grill prawns for each person and ordered Stir Fried Squid with Salted Eggs , 2 Snapper topped with sauce .It was really tasty and appetizing. The grilled prawn was flavorful.So grilled prawn was very famous in Ayutthaya and was recommend menu that you must to try. Price per head is more than one thousand bath.Desert was a many flavors Shave ice.You can fed fish food wherewith you bought a bread at Cashier counter.Overall were The Best restaurant and a beautiful views.There was convenient for who was to vacation in holiday.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Lunch by the Chao Phraya River over delicious fresh grilled prawns ( 1600 baht/ kilo) is a nice Sunday outing...Not far from Bangkok and traffic free ( except for some trucks once you get off the express way). Reservations are a must for lunch during...the weekend; also it closes quite early ... last order is around 5pm). Go for the large size grilled prawns... worth the light feel of your wallet. Very fresh and grilled to perfection. Every bite is bliss. Other recommended dishes are the fish cake, Tom yum kung, vegetables stir fried with the prawn legs , green curry prawns ( though a bit sweet), and fried fish ( we like the “pla nua ohn “ river fish). Plenty of dessert choices from ice cream ( from eté to thai coconut ice cream with three toppings = 40 baht). The only drawback is it can get pretty hot and sticky. No air con. Plenty of parking but still not enough for the crowd of food lovers. At times there are lots of tourist buses as well.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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They can speak English but do not expect very well essence or good speaking from them. However I am sure you can do communication with them (staffs or manager) as there is a lot of foreigners visit to Thailand and that... More
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Ruan Thai Kung Pao is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4