Railay Beach Restaurants & Dining

Where & What to Eat in Railay Beach

The Railay restaurant scene feature an eclectic choice of venues that can cater for all types of hungry vacationers. From cheap eateries serving exclusively Thai food to mid-range dining venues offering a good choice of local and international delicacies to classy restaurants - often belonging to hotels - serving more refined dishes, you surely won't stay starving in Railay.

Diners in Railay Beach are a captive audience, so to speak, as there is no easy route to get to other areas and venues. This means that restaurants on the peninsula can happily charge as much as they like and, although certain eateries do take advantage of the situation (mostly the top-end establishments), prices have stayed more or less reasonable with the welcome bonus of dining surrounded by truly jaw-dropping vistas.

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All Restaurants in Railay Beach

Bhu Nga Sari Restaurant

Bhu Nga Sari Restaurant offers a great al fresco place to dine at Bhu Nga Thani Resort, in a peaceful area of Railay Beach East. Settled on a terrace partially covered with a pergola overlooking the mangrove trees growing along the ease shore of Railay peninsula, the restaurant brings a modern touch to this pristine Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Opened for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Location: In the central part of Railay East beachfront
  • Address: Bhu Nga Thani Resort and Spa, 479 Moo 2, Railay East, Ao Nang, Krabi
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 283 7744
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Diamond Cave Restaurant

Diamond Cave Restaurant is Diamond Cave Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant. Located toward the northern end of Railay East, it features a large partially covered terrace, wooden furnishings, and a cool view over Railay East’s mangrove trees. Note that it is not the most atmospheric dining place in Railay, but what it lacks in ambience and Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Location: northern part of Railay East
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Flame Tree Restaurant

Flame Tree Restaurant is an unpretentious and laid-back venue flanking the two sides to the entrance of the Walking Street in the central part of Railay West just where the long-tail boats moor. It is a classic southern Thai place made of drift wood, bamboo, steel pole and corrugated iron roof which also hosts a fruit shake/smoothie booth and a coffee shop. Flame Tree is a popular sundowner spot and its drink-list counts no less than 57 cocktails (from 180 baht for a Casablanca to 295 baht for a Coco Loco).

Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner, it seems that Flame Tree is busy all day long. Its menu features great choices of western and Thai delicacies at prices which might seem a bit steep at first sight (hamburger at 195 baht, panang curry at 225 baht, fried rice at 150 baht) but which are in accordance with most other eateries in Railay, due to the seclusion of the place.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – late
  • Location: in the middle of Railay Beach West
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Kohinoor Indian Restaurant & Pizza

This restaurant’s name may sound amusing but they take their job seriously as whatever you order, whether be Indian, Thai, or pizza, the food is delicious. The décor is simple, if not basic, and the main attraction at Kohinoor is definitely their top-notch Indian dishes, including a cool choice of vegetarian options. Rates are slightly higher Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: at the foot of the cliff in the central area between Railay beaches West and East
  • Tel: +66(0)81 654 8100
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Krua Phranang

Krua Phranang is a stylish Thai restaurant that belongs to the no-less stylish Rayavadee Krabi resort. Located on Phra Nang Beach, toward the southern tip of Railay Peninsula, Krua Phranang boasts a splendid Thai traditional architecture and décor in its two-storey building. The upstairs dining room is open sided and gives stunning views to the Andaman Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: At Rayavadee Krabi, on Phra Nang Beach
  • Tel: +66(0)75 620 740-3
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Krua Ya Ya

Krua Ya Ya is more organised than its slightly shambolic neighbours and during the daytime it sits coolly under the shade of tamarind trees, enjoying the sea breezes. In the evenings the al fresco section is artfully lit, making it a romantic spot, especially on full moon nights. During high season expect live music here. Well-rounded Thai and international food.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Railay East
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Local Thai Food Restaurant

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 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
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Lucky Restaurant & Last Bar

So named because this used to indeed be the last bar on this strip (the cement footpath was extended two kilometres further north in 2013), the Lucky Last Bar actually sells breakfast, lunch and dinner, and goes until late, featuring live music and Muay Thai demonstration in high season. The venue also hosts a tattoo studio Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – late
  • Location: Railay East, at the end of beer bar strip
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Mangrove Restaurant

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.

Most of the menu presents Thai dishes: pad see ew (fried noodle with soya sauce, vegetable, and chicken/shrimp/squid or beef) at 70 baht; fried chicken/shrimp/squid or beef with basil leaf at 80 baht; tom kha talay (seafood in coconut milk with Thai herbs) at 100 baht; deep fried fish with garlic and pepper at 100 baht; Mangrove Restaurant is the perfect place to discover everyday Thai favourites at an affordable rate.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – late
  • Location: between Railay West and East, on the footpath leading Diamond Cave
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Pranang Cuisine

Pranang Cuisine is a new addition to Railay East’s dining scene. Located on the beachfront’s concrete footpath, opposite Joy’s Bar, it is a polymorph business as it gathers a restaurant, a tour agent, a Thai massage parlour, and a Thai cooking school within its walls (the massage parlour is on the second-floor). The restaurant and the Thai cooking school remain the two prominent heads of this multi-headed business, and the quality of its cuisine is simply excellent.

The menu presents a good selection of Thai and international dishes that come at reasonable rates. Here you can sample vegetable tempura (70 baht), fried prawns with tamarind sauce (120 baht), spicy minced chicken salad (100 baht), fried whole fish with mango salad (350 baht), baked shrimp with vermicelli (180 baht), and more. Four set menus comprised of two or three dishes with a drink are available for between 499 baht and 599 baht.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Location: northern part of Railay East
  • Remarks: Wi-Fi access available
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Railay Bay Restaurant

Railay Bay Restaurant is a spacious semi al fresco restaurant that features chunky teakwood tables and chairs, cooling sea breezes along with picturesque sunset and beach views on West Railay Beach and surrounding cliffs. It’s the ideal place to take in the sunset over an early meal. The atmosphere is as laid-back as Railay’s can be, with a few tropical almond trees bring some shade to the overheated terrace at lunch time. The restaurant is also a great people-watching spot over the constant to-ing and fro-ing on Railay Beach West.

In matter of food, punters can find here the usual international and Thai suspects from classic club sandwich (250 baht) to England’s signature dish fish & chips (260 baht) to panang chicken/beef/shrimp curry in coconut milk (200 baht) to chocolate lava cake served with vanilla ice cream (220 baht), just to name a few.

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This is serious splurge territory as Rayavadee’s prices are in orbital mode compared to surrounding restaurants. The resort actually has four dining outlets, Krua Phranang, Raya Dining, Raitalay Terrace and The Grotto, on Phranang Beach next to Railay. The settings are perfect – but no better than neighbouring restaurants except perhaps The Grotto, which is fairly unique when it comes down to it. If you are looking for quality dining in a semiformal setting then Rayavadee will deliver – but at a steep price…

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast lunch and dinner except Raya Dining which is only open at night
  • Location: Rayavadee Resort
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Sunrise Tropical Restaurant at Sunrise Resort and Spa

Sunrise Tropical Restaurant is part of Sunrise Tropical Resort and Spa and has views overlooking Railay Beach East. The restaurant serves European, American, and Thai food, and has a BBQ grill that is located right on the beach. The vista over the water, especially at sunrise, is highly recommended, and there are several tables that are Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 10:00, Lunch: 11:00 – 17:00, Dinner: 18:00 – 21:30
  • Location: At Sunrise Resort & Spa on Railay Beach East
  • Tel: +66 (0)75 819 418-20
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Sand Sea Restaurant

Sand Sea Restaurant has a lot in common with Railay Bay Restaurant: similar large terrace overlooking Railay Beach West and its continual hustle and bustle - at least from 09:00 to 17:30, the operating time of long-tail boats to and fro Ao Nang, similar laid-back holidayish atmosphere, and similar position as signature restaurant of a resort – Sand Sea Resort.

The restaurant menu features a wide choice of western and Thai favourites including a page dedicated to the chef’s recommendation which presents the most ordered dishes. In this page, customers can find Hawaiian chicken salad (200 baht), savoury curry with shrimps (200 baht), barbecued beef salad Thai style (220 baht), fried noodle with shrimp Thai style (200 baht), and more. Relaxed ambience, excellent location, rather reasonable prices, and friendly staff, Sand Sea Restaurant has all the assets of a quality venue.

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The Grotto at Rayavadee

The Grotto is a stunning restaurant belonging to the stylish Rayavadee Resort located in the southern part of Railay, between Railay West and Ao Phra Nang. The Grotto could not be more aptly named as this unique venue is set inside a stunning limestone cave floored with fine-powdered sand and opening on the beach. It artistically Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Location: On Phra Nang Beach at Rayavadee Resort
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Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong – formerly known as Yum Yum – is an open-sided restaurant located in the northern part of Tonsai East (note that it is on the back lane and not on the beachfront). Featuring basic settings with concrete floor, wooden furniture, bamboo poles and bar counter, it is a neat and simple venue lauded for the quality of its Thai cuisine.

Tom Yum Goong is open for breakfast (American at 150 baht, Australian at 130 baht, continental at 100 baht, and Thai at 120 baht), lunch and dinner; apart from a few international delicacies such as sandwiches (club sandwich with French fries at 120 baht), pasta (spaghetti seafood at 120 baht) and pizza (pizza frutti di mare – seafood – at 200 baht) the whole menu presents a great selection of Thai specialties from which the favourites are: ho mok pla in coconut (steamed fish with curry in coconut) at 150 baht; tom yum goong (the southern Thailand’s signature soup with shrimp) at 100 baht; and whole steamed fish with lemon at 300 baht. Those with a sweet tooth can also find some excellent Thai desserts such as sticky rice with mango for 100 baht and banana in coconut cream for 60 baht. Unpretentious, relaxed and affordable, it’s no wonder Tom Yum Goong is so popular.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: northern part of Railay East
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