14 Best Restaurants in Ayutthaya

Best Restaurants in Ayutthaya

14 Best Restaurants in Ayutthaya. After visiting temples and paying respect to the Buddha, don’t forget to stop by the numerous great restaurants 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.

Although the operating hours of many shops may be altered due to the COVID-19 situation during this period, you can still follow up on their latest news from each restaurant’s FB page.

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Temples in Ayutthaya

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
Operating Hours
• Daily 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant
https://www.facebook.com/ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือลุงเล็ก-1732544590311692

Khun Pranom Shredded Chicken Noodles (Hua Ro Market)

Khun Pranom Shredded Chicken Noodles (Hua Ro Market)

A popular shredded chicken noodle shop at Hua Ro Market. They are well-known for their broth which is sweet and intense. They also have chicken drumsticks in clay pots for you to enjoy.

Conclude your meal with disguised bananas, which is grilled bananas stuffed with taro, or other choices, such as coconut or soybeans. Guaranteed to make you have to roll over back to your room like a barrel.

Location
Google Maps
Operating Hours
• 17.00 – 21.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays.
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/pranomnoodle2/

Pa Porn Traditional Pork Noodles

Pa Porn Traditional Pork Noodles

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.

Photo courtesy from Facebook page – ป้าพร ต้นตำรับก๋วยเตี๋ยวหมูสูตรโบราณอยุธยา -ป้าพรเล่นเอง

Location
Google Maps
Operating Hours
• Daily 08.30 – 15.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://rebrand.ly/pfpkjcs

Hia Ting Noodle Shop

Hia Ting Noodle Shop

Another well-known noodle shop in Ayutthaya, and it comes paired with Yai Ped’s (Grandma Ped) fried “Khao Mao” (fried banana wrapped in pounded rice).

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
Operating Hours
• 09.00 – 14.00 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays.
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหมูเฮียติ่ง/194939307210493/

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
Operating Hours
• 07.00 – 16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/raanpaanprapai

Tha Luang Restaurant

Tha Luang Restaurant
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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
Operating Hours
• Daily 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/RaanThaLuang1
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
Operating Hours
• Mon-Thu 11.00 – 14.00 hrs., 16.00 – 23.00 hrs.
• Fri-Sun 11.00 – 23.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/derivaayothayathailand

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.

Photo courtesy from Facebook page: ร้านหอยทอดย่าชิต หน้าวัดธรรมนิยม อยุธยา – Ya Chit

Location
Google Maps
Operating Hours
• Daily 11.30 – 20.30 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://rebrand.ly/kny61lb

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
Operating Hours
• Daily 09.30 – 18.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/ayutthayaretreat/

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
Operating Hours
• 11:00 – 22:00 hrs.
• Boat trips leave at 09.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
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
Operating Hours
• Daily 10.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://www.facebook.com/baanayutthayarom

Hia Klae Satay + Achiw Seafood Restaurant

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).

Achiw Seafood Restaurant

Achiw Seafood
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. Complete the dish with hot steamed rice. Unfortunately, I didn’t try their seafood menu.

Location
Google Maps
Operating Hours
• Daily from 08.00 – 14.00 hrs.
De Riva Ayothaya
https://www.facebook.com/MoosataeHearkae

Achiw Seafood
Google Maps

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
Operating Hours
• Daily 09.00 – 18.30 hrs.
Follow the restaurant at
https://rebrand.ly/smrdq0c

Note:
At the time of writing this post, 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.
• Wongnai.
• 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.