Sunset Dinner at Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River Sunset Dinner

Over the years, I've been to Bangkok several times; even before the Covid-19 pandemic, I would travel at least 4-5 times a year, but I've never seen a lovely sunset here.

Therefore, in February 2023, I went for a lovely sunset dinner at Chao Phraya River and at Savoey Restaurant at Tha Maharaj pier.

Sunset Dinner at Chao Phraya River

Ok, fair enough, but I have never heard of Tha Maharaj and all this while, I only knew of Asiatique Riverfront in Bangkok. So, challenge accepted! I needed to visit this new place.

Getting here was relatively easy; now, with Grab Thailand available, it was just a click of the phone, and a car was available in under five minutes.

Chao Phraya Tha Maharaj
A view of the Chao Phraya River from Tha Maharaj Pier.

The journey from my hotel in On Nut took around 40 minutes, with traffic, but after so many years, I have gotten used to the Bangkok traffic now.

So, my destination was Tha Maharaj, but I was also recommended to dine at the Savoey Restaurant here because it had one of the best sunset viewing decks.

Tha Maharaj Savoey
Savoey Restaurant at Tha Maharaj.

Arriving at Tha Maharaj, there were signs leading to Savoey, located on the second floor of the area. There were several cafes, restaurants and bars here, which were relatively easy to find.

Before going to the restaurant, I passed a small local Thai bazaar, where vendors sold local Thai handicrafts among several commercial items.

The restaurant manager, who spoke simple English, greeted me and was led to a table by the riverside. The restaurant offered two sections - indoor and outdoor-covered dining.

The menu arrived, and the giant river prawns were highly recommended by the staff and my friend in Bangkok. And, of course, I ordered those because they are locally sourced from around Thailand.

Fresh Grill River Prawns Bangkok
River prawns freshly grilled per order.

Tha Maharaj Savoey Restaurrant
My interesting dinner spread was pure and authentic Thai food.

Review Savoey Tha Maharaj Restaurant
Massive grilled river prawns facing the Chao Phraya River.

Tha Maharaj Sunset View
Thai-style spring rolls.

Grilled Thai River Lobster
A freshly grilled Thai river lobster.

Savoey Thai River Lobster
Placed perfectly for photography.

My dinner was a mixture of seafood, chicken, vegetables and Tom Yum Goong, a must-try for anyone visiting Thailand.

The best part was dining by the riverside at Tha Maharaj while waiting for sunset and watching the riverboats pass by.

The taste was truly authentic, as it is challenging to find good Thai food nowadays due to too many businesses opening and trying to be different by offering Thai fusion.

At Savoey Restaurant, I was impressed with the high quality of food they serve here, namely the river prawns and lobster, which are delivered fresh almost daily.

The cooks in the kitchen also get my salutes as they are genuinely passionate about preparing the dishes according to how they should taste.

As soon as the sun had set, the colours were romantically beautiful, well, not the best I have seen, but better than any other normal day.

I took several photos with my Galaxy S23 Ultra and my Huawei Mate 50 Pro to see the comparison, and both performed equally, giving a lovely warm hue and tone for the sunset.

By then, dinner had concluded, and it was time to leave and head back to Cross to Vibe, the hotel where I was staying in the outer core area of Bangkok.

Photos of Savoey Restaurant at Tha Maharaj

Thai Restaurant Savoey
The entrance to Savoey Restaurant at Tha Maharaj.

Seafood Restaurant Chao Phraya
Sunset dining at Savoey Restaurant, Tha Maharaj.

Bangkok Tha Maharaj
One of the photo-taking spots at Tha Majaraj.

Bangkok Chao Phraya River
View of the Chao Phraya River during sunset. There are much better days than this too.

Bangkok Tha Maharaj
The view from Savoey Restaurant on the second floor.

Savoey Restaurant Tha Maharaj
Address: ตึก G ท่ามหาราช Maha Rat Rd,
Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone: +66 86 341 8472

For those who want to pre-book that riverside view, I strongly recommend you make reservations with Savoey Restaurants Bangkok in advance.

This is so that you can get the riverside and sunset view tables, which can be adjusted for single, couples or large groups.

Map of Chao Phraya River
The location of Tha Maharaj along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.


If you are also looking for a decent and authentic Thai seafood restaurant in Bangkok, check out Savoey in the city area, as they have two main outlets in the core area near central.

So if you are still wondering where is the best place for a sunset dinner at Chao Phraya River, head over to Savoey Restaurant at Tha Maharaj pier.

Of course, there are many other locations along the riverside, but judging from the overall sit-and-view experience, this restaurant is probably one of the better.

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Blogging since 2007, but writing online since 1997. I belong to the 1st generation of worldwide bloggers, which is of course old-school. Since 2008, I created Malaysia Asia and this travel, flood, gadget and lifestyle blog has won numerous physical awards from tourism boards around Malaysia. (Not those online awards). After 12 years of blogging, I have semi-retired and now blog about things I like, do product reviews and enjoy life. My work has been featured in Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Wall Street Journal, and many other international publications. Find out more about me and thank you.

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