Crab, lobster, prawns and a variety of fish dishes can be found cooked in a multitude of ways from barbecued to fried and enjoyed at a range of prices. Ao Nang is aimed at international tourists and there are a handful of Italian, Chinese and English fares on offer as well as Thai. Phi Phi is aimed at those looking to eat on the beach with tasty finger-food while Railay Beach provides unbeatable limestone backdrops to dine by.
The lively markets and street stalls provide a large choice of local foods to sample at cheap prices and Koh Lanta is home to a few bistros, pizzerias and good value eateries. Krabi is a food-lover's paradise with prices to suit all budgets and cuisines to suit all palates. Pad grapow is a spicy dish served with chicken or pork mixed with chilli and basil leaves and perhaps the most internationally recognized dish, pad thai (fried noodles), is readily available.
Along with a scattering of quiet Thai restaurants and a small smattering of international eateries, there is a night market that is based close to the pier on the banks of the river and dining options here consist of local curries, fresh fruit and barbecued meats for bargain prices.
Ao Nang seafront road
The main road that runs the length of the back of the beach in Ao Nang is packed full of tasty restaurants specializing in seafood fare. These are accompanied by the occasional pizzeria and English-style pub offering a variety of foods mainly aimed at a mid-range budget.
Koh Phi Phi
Seafood dishes are again the primary culinary attraction in Phi Phi but eateries here are a notch below the quality and variety of those in Ao Nang. There are countless beach bars and cheap eateries that line the beach and Central Tonsai is home to a world of tasty options.
Krabi restaurants Blue Mango
Beach Road opposite the gates to Krabi Resort, Ao Nang
Phone: +66 75 637 689
This funky Swedish restaurant serves a mixture of food from Thai to international and it also boasts a good wine list at reasonable prices. The eatery is owned by Swedish ex-pats and is aimed at families. It has an impressive children's menu along with a sofa and a collection of DVDs. Sailon/Sunrise Restaurant
Sunrise Tropical Resort, Railay East (adjacent to Krua Ya Ya)
Phone: +66 75 819 418
This restaurant, found in Railay East, is all about its stunning views as much as its cuisine. Visitors can enjoy imported steaks, pizzas cooked in a wood fire oven and local dishes such as noodles and curries under the palm trees, which are all decorated with twinkling lights. Takola Restaurant
Utarakit Road, Krabi Town
Phone: +66 75 620 872
Takola is one of Krabi Town's few good eateries and it serves up a fusion menu of Thai and Chinese. It oozes an old fashioned charm with wooden teak furniture, Buddha statues and images. Large plates and tasty dishes help make this one of the best dining options in town. Find more information about Krabi and hotels in the area: Krabi hotels
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