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    Krabi’s Best Thai Restaurants

    The best Thai restaurants in Krabi province offer vacationers the opportunity to sample genuine Thai dishes coming from the whole country. As in most places, Thai people move from their original province to those gifted with better economical opportunities, bringing along and spreading their culinary traditions to the whole kingdom. Therefore, you can find most Thai specialties in Krabi.

    Of course, southern Thai cuisine and seafood head the field, yet Isan (northeast of Thailand) dishes such as somtam mamuang (papaya salad) or kai yang (chicken marinated in soy sauce with herbs, then grilled) can easily be found in Krabi. See below our selection of Krabi’s best Thai restaurants - they will give you the chance to discover all the subtle flavours of Thai cuisine.

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    Located diagonally opposite Krabi Thai Village Resort, in the northwestern part of Ao Nang, Bussaba Thai Restaurant is a small venue designed in a neat and clean contemporary Thai style, which can accommodate up to 48 guests. Their culinary specialities feature most of the classic Thai dishes, some of them nicely revisited with a fusion twist. Set menus are also available. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00 daily
    • Location: Khlong Hang Road
    • Tel: +66 (0)75 661 409 or +66 (0)81 894 6486
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    Chalita Café & Restaurant Krabi Town
    Chalita Café & Restaurant

    Chalita Café & Restaurant is a charming venue set in one of the vintage wooden houses built near Krabi River, a stroll away from Krabi town centre. Simple and unpretentious in its design and furnishing and run by a friendly Italian manager attentive to the well-being of its customers, Chalita Café & Restaurant definitely has a cool, homey atmosphere. Regarding cuisine, the restaurant serves both Italian and Thai dishes at reasonable rates and has become one of the most popular restaurants in Krabi for the quality of its cuisine.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 22:00 – 24:00
    • Location: Chao Fah Road, 50m from Krabi River
    • Tel: +66 (0)80 531 4831
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    Khow Soy Restaurant Ao Nang
    Khow Soy Restaurant

    Specialised in northeastern Thai and Lao cuisine, Khow Soy has rapidly become one of the must-visit eateries in Ao Nang. Situated on the road leading to Krabi Town, some three kilometres from Ao Nang beach, Khow Soy is a quaint venue decorated and furnished in Thai style and offering a very homey and peaceful ambiance. Regarding food, Chef Sa and his team prepare all the classics of northeastern Thai cuisine, from kha nom jeen (rice noodles served with curry and fresh herbs) to Chiang Mai sausage to lab moo tod (deep-fried minced pork with spices), and more.

    • Opening Hours: from 12:00 – 22:00 – closed on Sunday
    • Location: 50m after Ao Nang Weather Station on Road 4201
    • Tel: +66 (0)81 152 4784
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    Ruen Mai Restaurant Krabi Town
    Ruen Mai Restaurant

    Ruen Mai is one of the favourite restaurants in Krabi Town for those who appreciate authentic southern Thai cuisine and seafood. Located on the road between Krabi Town and Ao Nang, approximately five kilometres from the centre of the provincial capital, Ruen Mai is a charming venue entirely built in the local style, with a splendid bamboo and thatch roof. All settings in the restaurant are made of natural materials, giving the guests a glimpse of southern Thailand’s traditional way of life. The menu hosts a great choice of tasteful local specialities, including four versions of tom yum kung (spicy soup with prawns) - the dish almost considered to be the flagship of Thai cuisine.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 – 22:00
    • Location: Off the Road 4034, between Krabi Town and Ao Nang
    • Tel: +66 (0)89 288 3232
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    Krabi’s largest night market is called Chao Fah Night Market and it features outdoor food stands and stalls along the roadside. It’s a chance to enjoy a great range of local dishes such as barbecued seafood and meat, curries, and more - in a lively Thai market atmosphere. It is the best way to get a glimpse of southern Thai daily life as Chao Fah Night Market is authentically local. The market gets started at about five o’clock in the afternoon when the sun is not too warm, making it a perfect dining option for all walks of life. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 17.00 - 00.30. All year, come rain or shine!
    • Location: Chao Fah Pier, on Kongka Road
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    Mr. Krab-i Krabi town
    Mr. Krab-i

    Mr. Krab-i is one of the most recommended restaurants in Krabi for many reasons. The food it serves is absolutely delicious, whether you go for Thai or Italian dishes; the venue is charming and nicely laid out; the restaurant’s location – close to the river and to the city centre – is really convenient; and, last but not least, the Italian manager is very friendly and helpful to his customers, suggesting places to visit around Krabi and more. This restaurant should be on the bucket list of any person coming around Krabi Town.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Chao Fah Road
    • Tel: +66 (0)86 554 4659
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    Krua Thara Nopparat Thara
    Krua Thara

    Krua Thara is a long-established eatery in Nopparat Thara. Located at the northern end of the beach, next to Klong Haeng fishing port, this unpretentious restaurant delivers the goods in simple settings and with a smile. This family-run establishment permits its customers to choose the main ingredient of their dish directly from live fish tanks, before it is cooked to their taste. If you are looking for a fresh seafood meal at a decent price in Nopparat Thara, Krua Thara is certainly the place you should heading to.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Klong Haeng, north end of the beach
    • Tel: +66 (0)75 637 361
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    Ton Ma Yom Thai Food Restaurant Ao Nang
    Ton Ma Yom Thai Food Restaurant

    Located off the beaten path, on a small soi off Road 4203, Ton Ma Yom Thai Food Restaurant is a hidden gem on Ao Nang’s dining scene. Although the venue is tiny, it features both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Designed in a very simple style, it has nothing really appealing at first sight, yet the first impression can be wrong as this restaurant has fast become one of the most popular diners in Ao Nang. Serving succulent classic Thai dishes in large portions and at very affordable rates, there’s no wonder why reservation is recommended: people who did not book their table have to queue in front of the restaurant before getting a table!

    • 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
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    Lae Lay Grill Ao Nang/Nopparat Thara

    Located up in the hills overlooking Nopparat Thara bay, in the northern part of Ao Nang, Lae Lay Grill is definitely an attractive venue. The restaurant’s large outdoor terrace is the perfect place to sample the fresh seafood picked live from the tanks displayed right next to the open kitchen. Lae Lay Grill is specialising in seafood, yet offers a wide range of Thai and international delicacies. With great settings, delicious food, and excellent service, this restaurant should be on your list of places to visit if you come by the Ao Nang area. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 daily
    • Location: 9, Moo 3 Ao Nang
    • Tel: +66 (0)75 661 588 - +66 (0)81 787 9799
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