The culinary offerings in Krabi are some of the most desired in Thailand, and with a fertile coast much of the cuisines on offer are based on fresh seafood dishes. Fantastic scenery acts as the perfect accompaniment for Krabi's best restaurants, with an assortment of beach vistas and rich forest-draped landscapes to dine beside.
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.