30+ Best Restaurants In Ayutthaya

Best Restaurants in Ayutthaya

After visiting temples and paying respect to the Buddha, don’t forget to stop by 30+ best restaurants in Ayutthaya that we have presented to you here.

From luxurious trendy restaurants to old street food shops, they are guaranteed to gratify your appetite throughout the day and right through the night.

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Street Food

Chedi Porridge, Ayudhaya (The foul-mouthed porridge shop)

ข้าวต้มเจดีย์ อยุธยา
ข้าวต้มเจดีย์ อยุธยา

“Don’t ask what’s on the menu. Just order what you want to eat.”
“Will this order be enough? You’re here with a lot of people.”
“Would you like fried sea bass with fish sauce?”
“Yes, we do.”
“Ok, find a table and have a seat.”

Then he turned to another table, dragged a chair, sat down, and talked to the customer.

“What do you want to order?
“Can’t figure it out yet?”
“I’m already exhausted from cooking, and do I also have to think for you on what to order?”

This shop style is just like this. Enjoying a meal but at the same time feel tense. Everybody is practically foul-mouthed here, but they are really kind in nature.

Most importantly, most of their dishes are simply delicious while still maintaining an affordable price. Queues are long, and you may have to wait for up to an hour during meal times.

ข้าวต้มเจดีย์ อยุธยา

When your turn comes up, I recommend ordering everything in one go, because if you want to order more, you would have to wait your turn for a long time.

The restaurant doesn’t have a menu, so just order what you want to eat. ^^ But I highly recommend the stir-fried salted egg and squid, stir-fried pork with Chinese olives, and the “salad prayat” (thrifty salad).

Note: This shop is known by many names; “khao tom chedi” (chedi porridge), “khao tom pak ma” (foul-mouthed porridge), “khao tom nak-leng” (rowdy porridge).

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 17.30 – 24.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿ – ฿฿

Loong Lek (Uncle Lek’s) Boat Noodle

Loong Lek (Uncle Lek’s) Boat Noodle

When talking about recommended restaurants in Ayutthaya, boat noodles must definitely be included on the list.

Uncle Lek’s Boat Noodle also serve grilled bananas, coconut milk ice cream, tender satay, and of course, authentic Ayutthaya boat noodles.

What is unique about their boat noodle is their broth which is mixed with coconut milk instead of the usual blood, which gives the soup a creamy fragrance (plus it’s much healthier). Initially, we thought it wouldn’t be a good mix, however after tasting it, I can say that it tastes absolutely delicious!

Be aware that as a well-known noodle shop situated not far from attractions such as Wat Ratchaburana and the historical park, the place is usually packed during lunch breaks.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Aunt Lek Boat Noodle

ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือป้าเล็ก

Another delicious restaurant in Ayutthaya that many people like.

The broth is sweet and not too spicy, it has the aroma of coconut milk and the smell of herb, both pork and beef is tender, the meatballs are not floury. I wish that the bowl was a little bit bigger, but it was fine.

Avoid coming to this restaurant at lunch time on holiday or you’ll see a very long line.

Location
Google Map
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.00 – 17.00 hrs.
• Closed on Wednesdays
Price
• ฿

Khun Pranom Shredded Chicken Noodles (Hua Ro Market)

ก๋วยเตี๋ยวไก่ฉีกคุณประนอม สาขาหน้าวัดพนมยงค์
Wat Phanomyong branch
Khun Pranom Shredded Chicken Noodles (Hua Ro Market)
Hua Ro market branch

A popular shredded chicken noodle shop in Ayutthaya. They are well-known for their broth which is sweet and intense. They also have stewed chicken feet in clay pots for you to enjoy.

Before finishing the meal, try their’s special dessert “Transformed Banana”, which is grilled banana with taro, coconut and sweet soybean.

There are two branches of Khun Pranom Chicken Noodles: the one in front of Wat Phanomyong that opens during the day, and Hua Ro market branch that opens in the evening.

Location
Wat Phanomyong branch
Hua Ro market branch
Opening Hours
• Wat Phanomyong branch  08.00 – 17.00 hrs.
• Hua Ro market branch 17.00 – 21.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays
Price
• ฿

Pa Porn Traditional Pork Noodles

Pa Porn Traditional Pork Noodles
ป้าพร ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหมูสูตรโบราณ

A small pork noodle shop with no air conditioning. The shop’s highlight is their Tom Yum broth and Pa Porn’s traditional lean red grilled pork.

Also on the menu is the Hakka style noodle soup with fried taro. Also enjoy your meal with fried fish cakes, and conclude the meal with the refreshing Lod Chong (small noodle-like desert in iced coconut milk) sprinkled with rice pops before your sweat becomes too overwhelming. Be aware that parking is scarce during lunch hours.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.30 – 15.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Hia Ting Noodle Shop

Hia Ting Noodle Shop

Another well-known noodle shop in Ayutthaya

Hia Ting is famous for its pork bone broth, so mellow that many people consider it to be the best in the entire ancient capital. Lunch hour is usually crowded and parking space is hard to find. Prepare to wait a considerable time for your food.

Photo courtesy of Chaiyos Booranacheep

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• 09.00 – 14.00 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays.
Price
• ฿

Ya-Chit Hoi Tod (Fried Mussels)

Ya-Chit Hoi Tod (Fried Mussels)

A 100-year-old fried mussels recipe that we accidentally came across this in Google Maps while we were writing this post.

The shop only sells fried mussels, not so greasy while still crispy with an abundance of mussels. I’ll be definitely be visiting you Grandma on my next trip to to Ayutthaya.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 10.30 – 19.30 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Price
• ฿

Yak Yai Meatballs Ayudhaya

ยักษ์ใหญ่ลูกชิ้น อยุธยา

The old beef noodles shop located behind Chao Phrom Market, is well-known for its mouth-watering fragrant meatballs, spicy pepper, soft and tender tendons, and lightly sweeten and salty soup, infused slightly with Chinese herbs.

“You also need to add the shop’s exclusive tamarind sauce as well”, the owner recommended. We weren’t sure how the sour tamarind sauce would go well with the beef soup, but it turned out to be pretty tasty in a unique way.

ยักษ์ใหญ่ลูกชิ้น อยุธยา

Another favorite dish is their pork satay. It consists of succulent pork meat and small morsels of fat at the end of the skewer. You can choose to eat as you like. The set comes with sweet bean-scented dipping sauce, slightly sweetened and a hint of sourness at the end. Absolutely satisfying.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 07.30 – 15.30 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Singhachai Salt-roasted Duck

สิงหะชัย เป็ดย่างเกลือ

This salt-roasted duck stall located in the market in front of the TOT Ayudhaya branch office, was not originally in the plan. But it caught our eye while walking past, so we ordered one and ate right there.

Wow! It’s absolutely delicious when eaten hot right off the stove. The skin is thin, crispy, soft, and surprisingly juicy while not gooey at all.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily from approximately 16.30 hrs. onwards
Price
• ฿฿

Singburi Deep-Fried Mussels

หอยทอด สิงห์บุรี
หอยทอด สิงห์บุรี

The name of the shop is Singburi deep-fried mussels (Hoy Tord Singburi), but it is located in the market in front of the TOT Ayudhaya branch office.

The shop’s uniqueness features the cook who usually dances to the rhythm of the song.

The shop’s deep-fried mussels are known for their crispiness on the outside while maintaining their chewiness on the inside. Their highlight is the sweet and sour sauce, which gives out a salty and spicy taste, coupled with the unique chili fragrance.

Personally, if I have to choose, I prefer Yachit fried mussels.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily approximately between 17.30 – 21.00 hrs.
• As a note, the shop mixes its own sauce and might close without prior notice just to make the sauce.
Price
• ฿

Hia Klae Satay

Hia Klae Satay

This satay shop is more than 40 years old. From the outer appearance, you know that it’s definitely delicious. Sweet pork satay uses fatless meat, but is not too dry. At the end of the wooden skewers, they also include a bit of pork fat to please people who crave collagen.

Another highlight is the grilled innards, which are both tender and fragrant, without the pungent smell. Satay is to be dipped in a peanut dipping sauce with a mild curry paste (a bit on the oily side).

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.00 – 14.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Achiw Seafood

Achiw Seafood Restaurant

This restaurant is located right next to Hia Klae Satay. Both shops look equally magical so we tried them both.

We tried out the stir-fried beef with kaffir lime leaves, which consisted of salted tender pork slices, a little spiciness, with a good aroma of basil and kaffir lime leaves.

Unfortunately, We didn’t try their seafood menu.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.30 – 20.30 hrs.
Price
• ฿ – ฿฿

Ko Lang Talat Chao Prom

โก๋หลังตลาดเจ้าพรหม
โก๋หลังตลาดเจ้าพรหม

Patongo (deep-fried doughstick) with sausage, the flour of which is similar to fried dumplings. The sausages are ok, pretty tasty, and easy to eat.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 05.30 – 08.30 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Snack / Dessert

Yai Ped Deep-Fried Unripe Rice

ยายเป็ด ข้าวเม่าทอด

This shop used to be in front of Hia Ting Noodle Shop. Now they open their own shop and selling really well.

Their deep-fried unripe rice is not oily, crispy outside, inside is a sweet juicy banana. It’s really hard to stop eating after the first bite. Definitely a shop you want to visit if you are in Ayutthaya.

There is a limited-edition menu that is only available on Wednesdays and Fridays, such as Sam Kler, which is a deep-fried unripe rice mixed with coconut and sesame.

The menu you don’t want to miss is “Taro Nugget” which is a deep-fried unripe stuffed with smooth taro paste and grated coconut. However, only 200 of them are sold per day.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 08.00 – Afternoon
• Normally the snack is sold out around 11.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Price
• ฿

Mae Ramphueng Dessert Shop

ร้านขนมแม่รำพึง

It’s a small dessert shop that has been selling for a very long time. Located on the roadside opposite of Wat Yai Chaimongkol.

Steamed coconut custard with sweet coconut filling in this shop will melt in your mouth. The taste is sweet and balanced with a little bit of salty. You’ll enjoy the tasty aroma of coconut milk and coconut with every bite.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily approximately between 07.00 – 12.00 hrs.
• Normally the dessert is sold out around 11.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Mae Pom Thai-style Cotton Candy

โรตีสายไหมแม่ป้อม
โรตีสายไหมแม่ป้อม

“In order to produce tasty cotton candy, you have to also be aware of the current climate, as each type of weather requires different levels of heat. The floss has to be stretched into a straight, light, fluffy line like this”. Mae Pom then rolled up some cotton candy and freshly made flour sheets and handed out to us.

I admit that it’s my first time have warm cotton candy straight from the stove, and it’s simply delightful, with its freshly-made warm flour sheets, soft fragrant cotton candy, not too overwhelming sweet, which I think really deserves a Michelin award.

This shop sells very well. Most of the dessert are already booked in advance. So, if you really want to try it out, we highly recommended to visit it in the morning when the store opens. Each person can order no more than 2 sets and most of it will be sold out in the blink of an eye as usual.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Opens at 07.00 but when we got there at 10.00, it was already sold out.
• If you see them making it, it’s usually already reserved in advance.
Price
• ฿

Deep-fried tofu, Hua Ror Market

เต้าหู้ทอด ตลาดหัวรอ

“I sell deep-fried peanuts and taro. I don’t sell fried dough!!”

She smiled after being complimented that her snacks are fully-packed as her scoops are usually tightly-packed with taro or peanuts. Flour is then added to make it stick together. Not the usual taro mixed with flour typical of other vendors.

Buy it and eat it while it’s hot. Absolutely delicious.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 07.00 – 14.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿
• If you walk in and ask the price, she will usually say 100 pieces for 120 baht per set. However, she also accepts orders of just 30 baht.

Pa Na Coconut Ice Cream, Hua Ror Market

ไอศครีมป้านา ตลาดหัวรอ

The longstanding coconut ice cream shop at Hua Ror Market.

The seller is kind and her ice cream is homemade and sold personally by herself. The texture is similar to semi-ice flakes but more intense. It is also fragrant while not being too overwhelmingly sweet.

Customers have the choice to take away or eat-in.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 09.00 – 14.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿

Mae Ros Sukon Custard Bread, Hua Ror Market

ขนมปังสังขยาแม่รสสุคนธ์ ตลาดหัวรอ

The famous Ayudhaya custard bread. The bread is dry but soft, similar to traditional bread. I like the rich oozing filling.

I bought mine at the Hua Ror Market, but actually, they have several branches. Absolutely a must-try when you come across one.

Map
Google Maps
• They are located in front of Hua An shop, at the entrance to Hua Ror Market, and is not indicated in the map.
Price
• ฿

Pa Mali Thai Dessert Community, Koh Rien

กลุ่มขนมไทยป้ามะลิ เกาะเรียน

The grandmother’s communal group on Koh Rien Subdistrict, Ayudhaya, inherited traditional Thai dessert recipes directly from Thao Thong Kip Ma (Marie Guimar), is made fresh on a daily basis because it is picked up by customers every day.

Their highlight is the sweetness, juiciness, and fragrant eggs, in their “Thong Yip” (pinched gold egg yolk), “Thong Yort“ (golden egg-drops), “Foi Thong” (golden egg-threads) desserts, as well as, other well-known Thai sweets, such as “Alua”, “Khanom Chan”, “Thong Ek”, and “Sanaechan”.

Customers can also make orders for hard-to-find sweets, such as “Dara Thong”, “Ma Hor”, “La Tieng”. And if you come at a good time, you will be able to personally see the entire process on how they make the desserts.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• 09.00 – 17.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿
Contact
• Pa Mali: 081-991-3424

Pa Paew Desserts, in from of the Land Office

ขนมป้าแป๋ว หน้าที่ดิน

One of the most popular dessert shop in Ayutthaya that sells only in the evenings. They are situated in quite a isolated location, but is well-frequented by their loyal customers.

When we arrived, there were only sweet potatoes, taro, and a little bit of sticky rice left. The sticky rice with custard was pretty standard, but I was impressed with the soft and smooth taro in syrup.

Map
• Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/uXGLLy8FTqu2TGzP7
Opening Hours
• 19.00 – 22.00 hrs.
• Closed on Saturdays, Sundays
Price
• ฿

Restaurant

Baan Takorai

บ้านตะโกราย
บ้านตะโกราย

We love the feeling of being able to find delicious food in an ordinary looking shop, because it’s similar to opening a loot box and finding a legendary item. Baan Takorai in Ayutthaya is also one of them.

The restaurant is very simple as it can be with any outstanding atmosphere.

But they have delicious menu items that are difficult to find, such as the Saeng Wha Koong (spicy river prawn salad), which is not only flavorful but also aromatic.

The stir-fried soft pork ribs with cumin leaves, is crunchy and tasty with its salty-sweet flavor. The stir-fried salted fish kale is not too oily and is sprinkled with salted fish and fried garlic.

The style of food in this restaurant is similar to Khrua Taan Restaurant. Personally, I think the taste is not very different. So, stop by whichever restaurant is convenient to you.

Map
• Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/ReXJ9yEZkHzaFDCw9
Opening Hours
• Daily 11.00 – 18.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

Khrua Taan Restaurant

Khrua Taan Restaurant

Let’s cap our trip to the best restaurants in Ayutthaya with an authentic low-profile Thai restaurant which resembles a cafeteria.

There are an assortment of difficult to find menu items, such as Saeng Wha Koong (spicy river prawn salad), stir fried pork with cumin leaves, and stir fried kale with salted fish.

What is unique with this latter dish, is that they stir fry the kale without any cooking oil and garnish it with salted fish and fried garlic. It’s absolutely super delicious.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 09.00 – 18.30 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

Joong Borikarn Branch No. 1

จุ้งบริการ สาขา 1
จุ้งบริการ สาขา 1

An old Ayudhaya restaurant which is situated in a small rickety wooden house. They are usually busy during the holidays. If you call and no one picks up, it’s because everyone is busy serving customers.

The most outstanding menu item is the river prawns where they usually serve a considerable-sized prawn, which makes its meat very tender.

Other menu items also include crispy fish cakes, which is known for its smooth texture and fragrant curry paste, the unique traditional pork tenderloin salad, or you can try ordering the smoothly flavored Tom Yum Pla Ma (Boeseman croaker fish spicy tom yum soup), which can be a great complement to your meal.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 10.00 – 18.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

Baan Ton Sai Ayudhaya

บ้านต้นไทร อยุธยา
บ้านต้นไทร อยุธยา

Before we came, we had heard about the slowness of the service at this restaurant.

When we actually experienced it ourselves, it’s more than that! Because in addition to the high price, you also have to get your own ice and water.

Wow, what?!?

But…

After waiting for about 45 minutes, we were served the deep-fried crispy pork, and WOW! The “Kaeng Par Curry” was also outstanding, so was the curry powder stir-fried crab.

Previously, I had wondered why the price was so high and why each dish took so long. Now I know, it’s because they serve large portions and all the menu items are deliciously outstanding (the deep-fried crispy pork is absolutely excellent).

What we also like is their large one-dish meal that can be ordered for less than 70 baht.

Map
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 15.00 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays
Price
• ฿ – ฿฿฿

Baan Prapai Khanom Jeen Restaurant

Baan Prapai Khanom Jeen Restaurant

Let’s change the scene and try out a “Khanom Jeen” (fermented rice flour noodles) menu. The killer menu lies in the freshness of their noodles. It can be eat with a variety of curries, such as the northeastern spicy fermented fish paste, crab paste, green curry, or the authentic northern “khanom jeen nam ngiao” (rice noodles with spicy pork sauce).

And indispensable to every khanom jeen restaurants, is the “fak thong khaeng bout” (steamed pumpkin cooked in coconut milk and sugar) dessert, which many people testify that it shouldn’t be missed.

This restaurant is very well-known and usually crowded during noontime. Service levels might drop a bit.

Photo courtesy from Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/raanpaanprapai

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays
Price
• ฿

Tha Luang Restaurant

Tha Luang Restaurant
ร้านท่าหลวง

We have already been to this place 3 times. The food is delicious and the price is reasonable. Our favorite dishes include grilled prawns with chili salt, Tom Pu Kong, stir-fried snakehead fish, and stir-fried pigeon!?

We recommend that you visit the restaurant in the evenings as the atmosphere along the Pa Sak River is more relaxed with boats lazily floating down the river. Some of their staff may look rather fearsome but that’s just the way they are.

The restaurant has a parking lot in a very small alley. Look carefully for the sign which is situated opposite the TMB Thanachart Bank. The parking lot owner will initially collect the parking fee, but you can reimburse it from the restaurant.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

Note
• The restaurant is included in our “Best Restaurants in Ayutthaya” list because we know the owner….. No, No that’s not it. Just kidding. It’s because their food is really delicious and affordable.

De Riva Ayothaya

De Riva Ayothaya
De Riva Ayothaya

A restaurant on the Chao Phraya River decorated with beautiful lanterns. There are both outdoor zones and air-conditioned rooms and is located opposite St. Joseph’s Church. Evenings are the best time to visit, to see its colorful lights and indulge in its quaint and relaxed atmosphere.

Generally their food is flavorful and not intensely spicy, making it easy on the taste buds. However, there also highly spicy dishes, such as the fried pork with cumin leaves. Be warned, it’s absolutely hot and spicy. I gave up as I couldn’t finish it.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Monday – Thursday 11.00 – 14.00 hrs., 16.00 – 23.00 hrs.
• Friday – Sunday 11.00 – 23.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

Ayutthaya Retreat

Ayutthaya Retreat
Ayutthaya Retreat

Ayutthaya Retreat is a café cum restaurant in a traditional Thai house style accommodation. Its charm comes from a lotus pond situated in the middle of the compound, which is not only charming but also helps to reduce heat in the surrounding area. An air-conditioned room is also available.

The restaurant offers both Thai food and desserts. The recommended menu is the coconut cake. Many voices say that this restaurant may not be the best, but I can assure you that the atmosphere and photo corners are definitely plentiful.

Photo courtesy from Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ayutthayaretreat

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 09.30 – 18.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

Suriyan Chandra Ayutthaya

Suriyan Chandra Ayutthaya
Suriyan Chandra Ayutthaya

A restaurant in Ayutthaya that has been converted from an old mill. It is highly recommended that advance reservations be made for this restaurant. The highlight is the retro river cruise service, its traditional food, scenic river view, and a plumply dog who is extremely friendly.

Suriyan Chandra Ayutthaya

It takes about 2 hours for a boat trip where they also stop to allow patrons to pay homage to the Lord Buddha and let their stress flow away with the river. When you reach the pier, there will be attractively decorated Thai food waiting for you that is served in a very prompt manner.

However, as the food was prepared in advance, it was already quite cold. Personally, I think that this restaurant is not so outstanding for its food, but is rather complimented by the experience.

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• 11:00 – 22:00 hrs.
• Boat trips leave at 08.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿฿
Reservation
https://www.facebook.com/suriyanchantrarestaurant

Ayutthayarom

Ayutthayarom

A shady restaurant in a traditional Thai-style house by the Chao Phraya River. The atmosphere is enhanced with traditional Thai music which takes you back in time 100-200 years.

Located directly opposite is the Sri Suriyothai Pagoda, where the view is absolutely stunning during sunsets. The Thai Central style food is flavorful and not intensely spicy. There are traditional dishes such as Lar Tiang (stir fried prawns covered with egg netting), Moo Sarong (fried pork balls wrapped in noodles), Khanom Hua Larn (Southern style steamed flour stuffed with steamed minced green peas), as well as, the famous grilled giant river prawns.

Photo courtesy from Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/baanayutthayarom

Location
Google Maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 10.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Price
• ฿฿

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Note:
At the time of writing this post, some photos could not be taken on site. Therefore, information was sourced from;
• Restaurants where we had previously visited.
• The Tourism Authority of Thailand Ayutthaya.
• The restaurant/shop’s FB page.
• Reviews in Google Map.

The use of photos is intended for tourism promotion purposes only. If the owner of the photos wishes that their photos not be used, we will oblige by removing them immediately.