On a veranda facing the Chao Phraya River, this restaurant's setting practically guarantees a romantic evening. Be sure to reserve an outside table so you can enjoy the breeze. Although the food may not have as many chilies as some would like, the Thai standards are represented on the menu. Good among those are Phuket lobster dishes and curried river prawns. The set menus feature seven or eight Thai favorites and are worth the splurge of 1,200 baht (or more). The live
traditional music makes everything taste even better.
Shangri-La Hotel, Charoen Krung (New Rd.), 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
Oct 6, 2007
I couldn't disagree more from the other poster's comments, we had a wonderful dining experience at one of the tables on the water, my Tiger prawns were excellent, the restaurant is set in the lush gardens, with candlelight, and a DECIDEDLY non-touristy, upscale ambience. I can't imagine someone saying they would prefer Thiptara-which is a modern, rather sterile decor, overly expensive for what you get Thai restaurant in the Peninsula to Salathip's
lovely teak dining pavilion. Highly recommended.
Dec 15, 2004
The food is delicious, the restaurant beautiful, the location heaven and the entertainment is perfect. We all loved this place, and I can't wait to go back!
Feb 2, 2003
After reading the recommendation in Fodor's guide we came to this restaurant for a last evening in Bangkok. The restaurant is attractive, and did have some interesting Thai dancers making occasional appearances. However the food was bland, NOT very tasty, and VERY over priced for Bangkok. The bill was run up especially by items that one would normally expect would be of minimal if any cost, such as $7 for a large bottle of water, and about $5
US for "rice" to go with curries ordered. This was dollops of plain boiled rice brought around by the waitress and dished out meagerly on two of the diners' plates, even though one of the diners, a vegetarian, asked that the bowl of rice be left on the table. Although otherwise each dish was attractively presented we found it to be among the most uninteresting meals we had in Thailand, and at the highest price.