Well, this restaurant is owned and operated by the Oriental Hotel, so classy is the foremost description about this place. You arrive from across the river to a waterfront location with candlelight lit tables facing the river. You could either eat inside and watch the show or eat a la carte outside. Inside it's set menu at 1800 bahts per person about $45 US or eat cheaper outside. We choose to eat outside, since the set menu had something like 8 courses a bit too much food !!!! Romantic outside but the bugs might bother you a bit. The staff did it's very best by placing replent coils around our table as we eat dinner. English was spoken by the staff and were very friendly and cordial with us. The menu's are explained in simple English. I would recommed this place no doubt !!!! The food was tasty and the presentation was great !!!!!
Favorite Dish: I ordered a coconut ice cream with almonds, and they brought out an entire coconut filled to the rim with extremely tasty coconut ice cream inside of it !!!!! girlfriend order a meat curry, a bit too spicey and had to get another plate, so be careful how spicey your food is if; not you'll be spending a lot more money than you thought by ordering another plate of food !!!!
Across the Chao Phraya River from The Oriental Hotel is their famous restaurant Sala Rim Naam. Housed in an elegant Thai-style pavillion, the restaurant is known for both its fine Thai cuisine and its nightly Thai dance show.
My wife and I had dinner here on our first ever night in the city, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The multi-course set dinner of classic Thai food was truly a feast, and everything was well-prepared. We even sampled the Thai white wine, which was... uh... unique!
The real reason to come here though is for the traditional dance show. There are several dances, some involving graceful women and some where dancers dress as famous figures from Thai folklore and perform mock battles. The costumes worn by the dancers are quite amazing!
Favorite Dish: Sala Rim Naam also serves a buffet lunch, and there is nightly al fresco dining at the Terrace Rim Naam, just outside the Pavillion along the riverfront, which offers an a la carte menu.
Its part of the Oriental Hotel, synonymous with with luxury. Its on the other side of the river from the hotel, and there's a wee hotel ferry takes you across.
Its a top end restaurant aimed at the 5 star tourist market, and business people. Very good food, service and atmosphere, but at a price.
Favorite Dish: pla goong - always love the fresh seafood
The food is excellent, and the service is Oriental quality, impeccable. I personally like the buffet lunch so you can try a bit of each of the delicious dishes while looking over the Chao Prya river. They used to have entertainment during lunch, but it seems as this is only at dinner now.
Favorite Dish: All of the food is good. Having said that, I am not a dessert person, but give the Thai Rice Pudding a try. It is different, and very good.
A trip to Bangkok is incomplete without a dinner/dance show. Some are good, others ropey.
The Sala stands out head and shoulders above anything else. The food is conventional Thai,but exceptionally well done. The dancing was stunning. The ambience was pure Mandarin Orientall, from the little ferry that bobbed across the chao praya to the washroom. My guest for the night, an American lady with an allergy to garlic had no problems with the food ( the hotel was advised when booking and her food was suitably prepared.)
For those of us who would like a taste of the world of the Oriental, but on atravellers budget, this is our chance. As much of a must do as the Grand Palace.
I still have my souvenir menu and explanation of the dances from Jan 02
This is a wonderful Thai restaurant located at the Oriental Hotel. Once you get to the hotel, you will take one of their small riverboats to the other side of the Chao Phraya. You can either eat outside with an a la carte menu or go inside the Thai pavillion -where they have a set dinner and dance. It's really important to make reservations. The place isn't very big and quite popular. If you don;t like fish or are vegitarian, just explain that when making the reservation and they can make something special.
They have a series of Thai dance and one example of muay thai or kick boxing. Very interesting. From this side of the river- you get great views of the Oriental Hotel.