The Oriental Hotel is the force behind this riverside Thai restaurant with its glittering interior, impeccable standards of cuisine and commendable entertainment. The location is across the river from the main hotel, and the ferryboat ride is quite lovely. The set menu is more like an extensive degustation menu of Thai favorites. Nothing is too heavy and spice levels are carefully adjusted to suit individual tolerances and preferences. Guests can choose between sitting Thai-style on floor pillows or using the plush Western-style seating, from where they watch classical Thai dancers, in full regalia, perform ancient Thai legends and rousing drum-frenzied folk dances. Opt for the free shuttle boat that leaves the hotel’s pier regularly, or take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and follow the signs to the Hotel Shuttle Boat Pier, just next to Central Pier. These shows are often unrehearsed, but the performances here are lovely and authentic.
Sala Rim Nam
The Oriental, Bangkok (on Charoen Nakhorn Rd., on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River), Thailand
Our Rating Neighborhood Riverside & Thonburi Hours Daily noon-2:30pm and 7-10:30pm, performance at 8:30pm Transportation Saphan Taksin BTS Phone 02437-3080 Prices Lunch buffet 850B, dinner set menu 1,800B and 2,450B Cuisine Type Thai Web site Sala Rim Nam
MapThe Oriental, Bangkok Bangkok
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