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River Kwai

$$ - $$$
Lange Nieuwstraat
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Oudegracht a/d Werf 184, Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 232 1851
17:00 - 23:00
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wharf cellar isn't the most intriguing of those along the Oudegracht but it is well laid out and clean. The food was tasty and portions were large. Service was above average and English menus were offered. I would eat here again with family and friends.

Thank Traveling_TimS
Aalst, Belgium
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Thai food here is authentic and delicious. They are not extremely friendly, but you get used to it :-)

Thank Oliwood321
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went here on a Saturday night at 7pm with 6 people for which a reservation was required. We arrived to an empty restaurant and managed to get the top table which is sunk down into the floor and adds fun to the eating experience (make sure you ask for it with a large group before arriving). There is a... More 

Thank Jason W
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

One of the best Thai food I have eaten. Though it is difficult to locate but if you do locate it, do try the food. The ambience is not that great but the taste compensates everything. The lemon soup here is one of best soups I ever had in my life.

Thank amitmegahit
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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128 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

With no doubt, this is the best Thai restaurant in Utrecht. Very tasty original Thai meals. The River Kwai restaurant also serves typical Thai beers like Singha beer and Chang beer. Especially the Thai curries are to recommend. The service is very friendly. We recommend this restaurant and will come back.

Thank Martin20132222
Mons, Belgium
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I went to River Kwai with a large group of friends and have to say the Thai cuisine was superb, We came to the restaurant with about18-20 people. We had a few empty seats and one of the older ladys working seemed to be very angry that we didn't fill up out table which only had 2 spots left as... More 

Thank Chryz707
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Authentic Thai food means authentic Thai spicy. This restaurant will rekindle memories of visiting Thailand when the staff asks if you want it "spicy or medium spicy". The food is delicious and unlike most Thai restaurants outside of Thailand they offer Chang beer as well as the usual Singha. Staff is adequate though sometimes unable to keep up if it's... More 

Thank SimonFromHolland
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This was a visit to a thai recommended by happycow.org (veggie and vegan finder). It was a cold Tuesday night in winter to set the scene and had been raining. Finding the Thai was easy as there is a sign at street level, descending to the canal level was a little more difficult in the dark with slippery uneven surfaces... More 

Thank Steve W
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Down the stairs near the canal, there is the restaurant in a tipical place. The food however is the main attraction! Skip the appetizer and enjoy your curry, they are all delicious.

Thank AL273
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Just go there and enjoy the lovely food, very kind staff and good atmosphere. we went there as a couple, but it also a good place for large groups.

Thank mswelsen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$54
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudegracht a/d Werf 184, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Nieuwstraat
  • Neighbourhood: Lange Nieuwstraat
  • Phone Number: +31 30 232 1851
De ?correcte en vriendelijke? bediening van deze Thai neemt ?ruim de tijd om de kaart uit te leggen?. Dat is ook nodig, want de kaart biedt een ruime keuze aan gerechten waarmee ?alle smaakpapillen worden beroerd?. Waar de een spreekt over een ?gezellige inrichting? vinden anderen dat de zaak echt toe is aan een metamorfose. Dat dit niet afdoet aan het eten is duidelijk, want dit is ?gewoon een hele goeie Thai?.

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