bangkok riverside restaurant samsara; people often misuse the term ‘hidden gem’ when it really should only be used for places like this. samsara, this place is a real hidden gem of bangkok and it literally is hidden. i was legit surprised to see that there were so many foreigners at this place despite the secluded location. without a doubt it’s no longer hidden from the travelers (as the price, too, will suggest) i have to admit it oozes that local, hole-in-the-wall kind of vibe that most travelers find fascinating.
samsara opens at 5.00pm and because the world is coming to an end and there was no traffic in the city that day we had some time to kill. we went in to ‘bangkok story’ expecting nothing at all but the coffee turned out to be really, really nice. in a walkable distance to samsara, definitely drop by for a pre-dinner coffee.
if you spot this pile of.. junk? you know you’re close.
sure we have plenty of amazing riverside restaurants in bangkok city but i’d still say this is a rare find. make reservation to get the perfect spot by the river, watch the sun go down with a bottle of singha in hand (gin and tonic for my case) – so relaxing and comfortable that you might for a moment be mistaken to have dropped by a friends place for some homey dinner.
thank you jazz for recommending this place!