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Friend Bar&Restaurant

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Asian, Thai, Bar, International, Pub
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44 Mae Nam Kwai Road, Kanchanaburi 710000, Thailand
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+66 81 858 1326
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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food we were served was great and they were very friendly. The problem came at the end when I paid the bill and they "forgot'' to bring the change? I was not sure if it was genuine mistake or not. I suspect seeing these other reports that it quite possibly wasnt! The food is good just dont get taken... More 

Thank Stuart H
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My wife, brother and partner had organised a surprise 50th birthday meal and drink here. Initially great, friendly and fun until the food came. The amount of food brought out was ridiculous. We had ordered several dishes to share between us. Basically they over provided for an easy quick buck. There was no language barrier here as my brothers partner... More 

Thank Blues20171875
Rayong Province, Thailand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

just left these thieving people.... four of us ordered food for my brothers 50th... A portion each.... When they found out it was a small gathering for his birthday they increased the portion sizes ten fold without asking and expected us to pay for the entire bar.... We were not drunk first venture out... Another classic rip off the tourists....... More 

Thank Hodgey H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Honestly the friendliest place we visited in Kanchanaburi! We work in hospitality and know the value of a good host! Friend bar has the friendliest hostess you'll ever meet! The food was brilliant and the laughs many! We came back again for more and we were equally happy the second time! Try the spicy salad Som Tum if you like... More 

1 Thank Vivi B
Chonburi Province, Thailand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Friend bar is very friendly, good food, good music, pleasant company and a couple of beers makes for a great night

Thank MonteyB
Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, lovely people. Had a great time with my wife and daughter. The food was great. Swaree was a very good host for us.

Thank GuidoH71
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Its on the main road easy to find as a meeting point. Staff friendly and informative. Western and Thai food an open late. Nice and simple

Thank samantharogers1992
Key West, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Friendly staff very chatty (very) better than the travel agents lovely food in a great location. More of a food place than bar though

Thank lisa4bes
Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

With the friendliest owners, great food and music our time at Friends Bar was nothing less than outstanding! Free pool, cheap drinks and the home made Thai and western cooking was phenomenal!!!!! To anyone visiting the city/area this place is somewhere to visit!

2 Thank leah1995-2016
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Went here on our first night as it was close to our hotel! As it says in the name, the owner really is very friendly! Will give advice on where to go/see/eat/transport etc all with very cheap cold drinks and very tasty homemade thai food! Really do put effort and pride into what they serve!

1 Thank MegLorc G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Asian, Thai, Bar, International, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Mae Nam Kwai Road, Kanchanaburi 710000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi
  • Phone Number: +66 81 858 1326

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?