Our list of the 10 best restaurants in Ao Nang below features an eclectic choice in matter of cuisine style (Thai, seafood, international) and budget.
Ao Nang is the most popular resort town in Krabi and features an impressive choice of dining options. From Thai to Italian to Swiss to Indian to German to vegetarian, this international town has restaurants able to satisfy the choosiest of customers. As in all famous tourism destinations it can be noted that, by Thai standards, prices can sometimes get pretty high.
From beach dining to upper-class venues, you should find something for your taste in Ao Nang, Krabi. Bon appétit!
Jenna’s Bistro & Wine is an upscale bistro style restaurant serving excellent steak, fish, cheese, champagne and wine. It opened in 2013, when Finnish Chef Mikko Kataja moved from Bangkok to Ao Nang after being Head Chef at Red Sky & 55 at Centara Grand. Signature dishes include slow-cooked belly of pork and beer battered fish & chips. There’s a vegetarian menu too, and some tasty desserts including apple crumble with caramel custard. The atmosphere is laidback but elegant, with an outdoor bar area serving to-die-for Mojitos. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08.30 – 23.00
- Location: Next door to Starbucks and a couple of doors down from McDonalds on the road up the hill leading away from Ao Nang Beach to the south.
- Tel: + 66 (0)75 695 152
D&E’s Jungle Kitchen is ranked among the best restaurants in Ao Nang due to the top quality of its genuine Thai cuisine, affordable rates and friendly service. Located on the main road that leads to Krabi Town in the southern part of Ao Nang (500m after Ao Nang Mosque, on the same side of the road), some 1.5km from the beach, Jungle Kitchen is an unpretentious small venue made of bamboo and thatch. Run by an affable local family, the restaurant is cosy and has a strong local feel. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00-14:30 for lunch, and 16:30-22:00 for dinner
- Location: on the side of Road 4203, between Ao Nang Mosque and Tesco Lotus supermarket
- Tel: +66 (0)93 762 7486
Diver’s Inn Steakhouse is one of the most popular restaurants in Ao Nang. Opened in August 2000 by Jürgen Weber and Jeab Saenubon, it was the first German restaurant in Ao Nang, a simple and small place with only 10 tables and four staffs. Through the years, the quality of its food and service made it gain in popularity, and it hosts nowadays 22 tables and nine staffs. The restaurant’s Chef Jakkird ‘Eak’ Somchit has been trained in many hotels’ kitchens before to join Diver’s Inn Steakhouse, and he can cook in style mostly anything, whether be Thai or international dishes. The restaurant’s wine-list is also reputed and features a great selection of new and old world labels. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: 500m from Ao Nang Beach on the right-hand side of the southern road to Krabi Town (opposite Siam Commercial Bank), right before Bombay Palace
- Tel: 075-637297 or 089-5873533
Bussaba Thai Restaurant is a modern, neat, and charming venue located diagonally opposite Krabi Thai Village Resort in the northern part of Ao Nang. Formerly known as E-San Seafood Aonang, Bussaba Thai opened in 2005 and soon became a well-known and popular restaurant due to the quality of its food. The venue is rather small – 12 tables that can accommodate up to 48 diners - and nicely decorated in contemporary Thai style. Under local management, Bussaba Thai is a recommendable place for those who wish to enjoy genuine and tasty Thai dishes along with international favourites. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00 daily
- Location: Khlong Hang Road, diagonally opposite Krabi Thai Village Resort
- Tel: 075-661409 or 081-8946486
Carnivore Steak & Grill
Carnivore Steak & Grill is one of the most reputed restaurants in Ao Nang. Located in the northern part of the beach on Khlong Hang Road, the restaurant is in the middle of a block of businesses diagonally opposite Krabi Thai Village Resort. Opened in 2003 and under Dutch management, Carnivore did not take long to become the top favourite destination for meat lovers in Ao Nang. Featuring a stylish rustic décor, the restaurant serves a good choice of western favourites besides its specialty of grilled meats, from soups to seafood dishes to salads. Prices are pretty steep (from 200 to 800 baht per dish), but quality always comes at a certain price.
- Opening Hours: daily from 15:00 to 23:00
- Location: on Khlong Hang Road 350m off the main road in the northern area of Ao Nang
- Tel: 075-661061
Ton Ma Yom Thai Food Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind eatery in Ao Nang as, despite its small size, unpretentious aspects, and rather unattractive location, it became one of (if not, the) most sought-after restaurant in Krabi Province’s prime holiday destination. Serving succulent classic Thai dishes in large portions at very affordable rates (from chicken green curry to fried crab in yellow curry to papaya somtam to spring rolls to mango sticky rice and more), it’s no surprise that making a reservation is recommended. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 21:30 – closed on Monday
- Location: Soi 11 Leelavalley in Ao Nang
- Tel: +66 (0)89 735 0605
Ao Nang’s Seafood Street is one of the most frequented dining places in Krabi’s most popular resort town, and this for some good reasons: firstly, its location overlooking the northern end of the bay means a superb sundowner spot; secondly, the choice opportunities between six restaurants, each of them offering slightly different décors and ambiance; thirdly, fresh seafood at affordable rates – a full lobster thermidor at 1,600 baht for instance; fourthly, the only venue in Seafood Street that doesn’t serve food is a massage parlour at which you can spend a relaxing digestive time while enjoying a reflexology session… pretty good, no?
Located in the northern corner of Ao Nang Beach Road, Seafood Street is indeed a haven for seafood lovers and epicureans in general who can indulge themselves in a great choice of seafood delights prepared according to their taste. Read More...
- Location: toward the northern end of Ao Nang Beach
The Last Fisherman is a tropical restaurant dream come true: set right on Ao Nang Beach – on its southern part – this bar and restaurant made of recovered materials, thatch and bamboo and driftwood (the only modern material used is the white plastic chairs), offers its punters a chill-out place at which they can dine with their toes in the sand under the shade of coconut and tropical almond trees. The Last Fisherman is certainly not a fine-dining venue, but it serves pretty decent food – western snacks, Thai favourites, and daily barbecue in the evening – as well as a great choice of excellent cocktails that are highly appreciated while things are cooling down at sunset time. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily from 11:30 – midnight
- Location: toward the southern end of Ao Nang Beach
- Tel: 075-637968
Hagi restaurant, located in the Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas, brings a taste of Japan to Ao Nang in Krabi. If you like sushi and sashimi, then this authentic Japanese restaurant is the perfect place to come. For guests of the resort, there is a 25% discount card provided. Hagi is known for its delicious Japanese cuisine such as yellow tail tuna sushi and soft shell crab rolls. For those who want to sample the best of the local seafood in its freshest form, then sashimi is available, as well as fusion dishes such as Foie Gras and tiger prawn Chawan Mushi. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 23:00
- Location: At Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000, Thailand
- Tel: + 66 (0)75 637 789
If you’re a seafood aficionado and find yourself in Ao Nang you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Almost every restaurant in the area sells spanking fresh shrimp, crab, squid, sea bass, red snapper and much, much more but perhaps the Big Daddy of all Ao Nang seafood restaurants is Lae Lay Grill just to the north of Ao Nang. Here, 40 metres up in this lofty restaurant, you’ll find a fabulous selection of not only seafood but Thai dishes, steaks and poultry, but the main focus is definitely on seafood, with the welcome addition of one of the most striking views in the province. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 daily
- Location: on Khlong Hang Road 300m off the main road in the northern area of Ao Nang
- Tel: 075-661588 or 081-7879799