Kanchanaburi is an excellent place for eating lovers, its specialties include very spicy curries without coconut milk; Po Taek, a soup with crab claws and other fresh seafood caught directly from the river.
There is no problem finding good Thai, Chinese, Isan and Western restaurants in Kanchanaburi. Restaurants are available from big, tourist-orientated to simply Thai eateries and coffee houses. For cheap eats try the market in front the train station or the street venders along the River Kwai Road.
The most popular dining areas stand around the Song Kwae Road waterfront area and just next to the River Kwae Bridge where can try a dinner at one of the floating restaurants, these are most specialized in seafood.
Apple's Guest House
Address: 52 Rong Heeb Oil
Telephone: +66 (34) 512 017
BBQ has a good selection of seafood, chicken, pork and more.
Address: Sang Chuto Road
Jolly Frog is one of the better places for Thai and western food
Address: 28, soi China, Mae Nam Kwae Road.
Telephone: +66 (34) 514 579
The Resort offers excellent Thai and Japanese dishes
Address: 318/2 Maenam Kwai Rd.
Telephone: (01) 847 9227
Address: 431/1 River Kwai Bridge Rd.
Tel: +66 (34) 624 093, 081 8479227
Fine Thai restaurant has good Thai dishes at very reasonable prices
Address: Maenam Kwai Rd, opposite Chitanun Guest House.
Ali Bongo has good Indian food
Address: 232 Maenam Kwai Rd.
Telephone: (01) 194 4858
There are numerous bars where one can enjoy a drink, especially around the guesthouses near the river. No Name Bar (River Kwai Road) has good English food and is an excellent place to see movies or also the football. Birdland Books (River Kwai Road) is a bookstore and bar run by Jimmy a US Ex-pat. Other interesting places are 49 Bar/Red Kangaroo (opposite the River Kwai Hotel), Beer Barrel Bar, I Baa Bar (opposite Birdland Books), and the floating discos around the river.