Just because Central Thailand’s Singburi is nowhere near the coast doesn’t mean that you won’t find a good selection of places to indulge in delicious fish and seafood. Here are 10 of Singburi’s best seafood restaurants.
Specialising in the local dish of bplah chon Mae La, snakehead fish that is caught from the nearby river, Baan Suan also serves a wide range of typical Thai dishes like spicy salads, stir-fried meats with rice, spicy soups, and fried rice. A fresh breeze blows across the surrounding rice fields, with the restaurant’s open sides and elevated position on stilts providing beautiful views of the farming land.
As well as being able to dine on tasty fish and seafood at Singburi‘s Rungaroon Resort, you can also rent equipment and see what you can catch from the large and well-stocked fishing pond. It’s the ideal place for keen anglers and lovers of Thai food! The atmosphere is relaxed and the evening views across the water are especially charming. Rooms are available if you want to enjoy the ambience for longer.
Close to the town centre, Ramphueng serves various types of fish cooked in different ways. From local river fish to seafood that’s been brought here from the coast, there’s plenty to satisfy your appetite. A simple, no-frills restaurant, it is popular with seafood-loving locals. Menu items include fried squid with salted egg, fish head with taro, seafood salads, shrimp fried rice, oyster omelette, and black-pepper fish. Of course, you’ll find a good selection of sides and condiments to add more kick to your dishes.
Jiang Fish Ball is located in Promburi District of Singburi Province. Sitting close to the Asia Highway, the restaurant is a good stop for people driving from north to south (or vice versa), passing through Singburi on the way. It is known for its tasty noodle soups with fish balls and fish cakes, and it also sells Thai salads, dim sum, and other Thai favourites. The staff members are friendly and the service is efficient.
Within easy reach of several of Singburi’s attractions, Osaka Yakiniku is a modern and trendy sushi restaurant with plenty of Japanese appeal. The chef worked in Japan in the past, and has brought his culinary knowledge back to Central Thailand. Ingredients are fresh and the food is full of taste. Many visitors highly rate the raw salmon, though there are many more options to choose from too.
Although not a dedicated seafood restaurant, several of the stalls at the ground-floor food court in Chaisaeng Department Store sell delicious fish and seafood meals. Prices are cheap; but do be sure to pre-load money onto a payment card at the cashier kiosk before ordering your meal(s) as most sellers cannot accept cash. Two stalls in particular stand out for their seafood options; one specialises in a mean oyster omelette and the other sells spicy papaya salad, complete with prawn, crab, or other ingredients of your choosing.
Located close to the highway, Mae La Pla Phao is a large and busy seafood restaurant in Singburi. You can’t miss it on the approach — a large yellow statue of a bottle stands in the spacious car park. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas, letting you either watch the world go by or cool down in the air-conditioning. The extensive menu has many types of fish cooked in diverse ways. Why not try the yellow crab curry, steamed fish, local bplah chon Mae La, fish cakes, king prawns, or spicy shrimp soup? There are many more choices too.
Paiboon Kaiyang is another great Singburi restaurant near the highway. It’s a large restaurant with an extensive menu, selling many popular Thai dishes, including bountiful seafood options. Portions are generous and you definitely won’t leave here hungry! The lunchtime buffet is especially filling and good value for money. From grilled fish, fresh crab, som tam, and seafood soup to shellfish platters, fried rice, noodles, and rotisserie chicken, there’s sure to be something here to tempt you.
A small and intimate restaurant close to the Chao Phraya River, Baan Ton Nahm’s large menu has something for everyone. Regarding seafood, there are spicy salads with shrimp, crab, fish, and various shellfish, prawn noodles, rice with seafood, tuna steak, and more. The larger fish are ideal for groups to share. Meat lovers aren’t left out either, with beef steaks, pork chops, and chicken.
What could be better than tucking into a tasty fish while admiring pretty river views? Waterfront Restaurant is a charming local restaurant in Inburi. The wooden interiors and furnishings create lots of rustic appeal. The menu has many typical Thai and seafood dishes, including soups, salads, and stir-fried ingredients on rice. The grilled fish is large, packed with flavour, and lip-smackingly satisfying. Grab a cool beer for the perfect relaxed evening in Singburi.