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.
Bussaba Thai RestaurantAo Nang
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
Chalita Café & RestaurantKrabi Town
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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily from 22:00 – 24:00
- Location: Chao Fah Road, 50m from Krabi River
- Tel: +66 (0)80 531 4831
Krua TharaNopparat 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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Klong Haeng, north end of the beach
- Tel: +66 (0)75 637 361
Ton Ma Yom Thai Food RestaurantAo Nang
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! 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
D&E’s Jungle KitchenAo Nang
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
Bai Tong RestaurantKlong Muang
Bai Tong Restaurant is an authentic Thai restaurant located in Klong Muang, about 100 m before the Nakamanda Resort when coming from Ao Nang. Dedicated to serving only the best Thai food, Bai Tong Restaurant is an outdoor restaurant with private pagodas - a great place to enjoy a romantic meal or evening out with friends. Known for its exquisite Thai curries, unique special menus, and fresh seafood, the restaurant is commended for its great value, and high-quality food made from fresh ingredients. Bai Tong Restaurant also has a long-list of cocktails available, with a choice including Mai Tai, Long Island Iced Tea and Mojito, to name just a few. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
- Location: Diagonally opposite the entrance of Nakamanda Resort
- Tel: +66 (0)81 978 4822
Mangrove Restaurant is a bamboo and thatch affair located on the footpath between Railay West and East. It could not be more basic and simple but attracts many punters to this inland area of Railay with its laid-back atmosphere, fair prices, and excellent cuisine. Under the shade of tropical almond trees, Mangrove Restaurant offers diners a relaxing place at which they could sample a great choice of South Thailand favourites including fresh seafood.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – late
- Location: between Railay West and East, on the footpath leading Diamond Cave
Lae Lay GrillAo 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
Chao Fah Night MarketKrabi Town
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
Local Thai Food RestaurantRailay
Located on the northern path that links Railay beaches West and East, Local Thai Food Restaurant’s name says it all. You can sample here all the classics of Thai cuisine, prepared with love by a committed kitchen team. The restaurant’s décor is pretty basic: wooden stilts, corrugated metal roof, plastic table and chairs, this is indeed not what makes this venue so popular. It’s just one of the best places in Railay at which you can feast on genuine Thai cuisine at affordable rates. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
- Location: at the foot of the cliff in the central area between Railay beaches West and East
- Tel: +66(0)89 591 7760