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  • Ao Nang Restaurants & Dining

    Where and What to Eat in Ao Nang

    One of the best things about dining out in Ao Nang is the fact that everything is just a short stroll away. The main esplanade is no more than 450 metres long so if you fancy having a look around for a restaurant that suits your style/wallet there’s absolutely no need for a taxi unless it’s raining.

    To be frank, the area is not a fine-dining destination but there is a good, healthy range of hearty holiday fare to choose from, including Thai, Indian, Italian, British, American and Mexican food. As, at the last count, there weren’t many bone fide Mexicans living in Ao Nang expect ‘interpretations’ of dishes yet this doesn’t necessarily mean nasty nachos and bad burritos. This is also true of Italian restaurants – many of which are run by Indians. However there’s good pub food to be had, scintillating seafood and genuine Thai fare.

Azzurra bills itself as a, ‘authentic Italian restaurant’ for good reason; the owner is Italian and makes sure the fare is genuine and not just tomato sauce thrown on overcooked pasta. Here, you’ll find a wide assortment of pastas, pizzas, breads, focaccia, soups (try the creamy carrot soup), cheeses, yoghurts and more. The wine and the quality of food makes Azzurra probably the best Italian in Ao Nang. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:30, Sun: 16:00 - 23:30
  • Location: in the central area of Ao Nang Beach Road
  • Tel: 075 637 848
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Bamboo & Thatch Dining

Further up the airport road on the right stand eight bamboo and thatch bars/restaurants serving typical Thai dishes such as chicken fried rice, phad thai, and tom yam goong with ice-cold beers at very affordable prices. Things can get a bit noisy later on in the evening but in a happy-go-lucky sort of way and the good thing about this environment is that it’s a shared experience. Even though prices are geared to Ao Nang standards, this is nevertheless a real Thai experience and a lot more genuine than the tourist-orientated beachfront venues.

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Blue Mango

This snazzy looking 100-cover restaurant flanks the road heading out to Nopparat Thara Beach and serves Swedish, Italian and Thai fare. There is a decent-looking wine list here with labels at reasonable rates (for Thailand) and a fully stocked bar. Swedish owned, the restaurant aims at families and has set up a children’s menu, a play area (unique to Ao Nang) for bored junior diners, with DVD’s and a comfy sofa.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Beach Road opposite Krabi Resort’s main gates
  • Tel: +66 (0) 75 637 689
  • Cuisine: Swedish, Thai and International
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Blue Orchid

Blue Orchid aims to please, and perhaps it tries a little too hard as it serves Thai food, seafood, Mexican and international dishes all under one roof – things must get confusing in the kitchen... Still, it’s an attractive looking establishment with a light-blue-and-white colour theme running throughout and an airy, clean feel to it. Plus, it’s located on a walking street away from Ao Nang’s persistent traffic.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: On Walking Street, southern Beach Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 75 637 953
  • Cuisine: Thai, Mexican, Seafood, International
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Bombay Palace is one of the best (if not the best) Indian restaurants in Ao Nang, the most popular resort town in Krabi Province. Opened in 2007, and located on the Ao Nang’s southern road to Krabi Town at about 500m from the beach, it offers a great selection of authentic Indian dishes prepared with imported spices, as well as a good choice of Thai and Western favourites. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 daily
  • Location: 500m from Ao Nang Beach on the right-hand side of the southern road to Krabi Town (opposite Siam Commercial Bank)
  • Tel: 086 9523829 or 080 5514396
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Burger King

Its central location and 24-hour service make Burger King a must for junk food aficionados.

  • Opening Hours: 24/24
  • Location: Central Beach Road
  • Cuisine: Fast Food
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Bussaba Thai Restaurant is a modern, neat, and charming venue located diagonally opposite Krabi Thai Village Resort in the northern part of Ao Nang. It is quite easy to find in the middle of a block of businesses in the street that starts with Pakasai Resort (Khlong Hang Road) some 350m from the main road. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00 daily
  • Location: Khlong Hang Road, diagonally opposite Krabi Thai Village Resort.
  • Tel: +66 (0)75-661409 or (0)81-8946486
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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
  • Remarks: All prices mentioned are of February 2014
  • Tel: 075-661061
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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: 075 637 297 or 089 587 3533
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Eden

As far as out-and-out tourist oriented restaurants go Eden does a good job. With a fairly extensive Thai menu, sufficient space and staff members, good ventilation and views, Eden delivers the goods at prices slightly higher than its competitors.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 300m from Ao Nang Beach on the right-hand side of the southern road to Krabi Town
  • Tel: +66 (0) 75 638 074-5
  • Cuisine: Thai, International
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Jeanett’s Restaurant

Good Thai dishes, sure Jeanette's is a little touristy but most places are along this drag. Fairly reasonable prices and ice-cool beer add up to a place that is equally good for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Central Beach Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 89 464 7178
  • Cuisine: Thai, International
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Jenna’s Bistro & Wine

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.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 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 75 695 152
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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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La Luna

One of Ao Nang’s ‘genuine’ Italian restaurants, La Luna is a popular spot for diners and has worked its way into the upper echelons of Ao Nang dining circles. The restaurant has two floors, which makes it a good people-watching spot and is run by an Italian and Thai husband-and-wife team. Generous helpings and reasonably priced house wine keeps it buzzing with repeat customers plus La Luna offers regular promotions. 

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 23:30
  • Location: Beach Road near Blue Mango
  • Tel: +66 (0) 75 695 308
  • Cuisine: Italian & Thai
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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.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 daily
  • Address: 89, Moo 3 Ao Nang
  • Tel: +66 (0) 75 661 588
  • Cuisine: Thai/Seafood
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"Little America"

Up the ‘Airport Road’ (the road leading out from Ao Nang towards Krabi Town) there is a cluster of new buildings housing fast food companies such as McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Company, Swenson’s and Starbucks. These are all located directly underneath Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort. Starbucks actually has an outside sitting area but it is too hot to use under the morning sun.

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North Food Restaurant

North Food Restaurant is a restaurant based in Ao Nang serving traditional dishes from the Chiang Mai area and khow soy as its main speciality. With fair prices, great original food and its setting in lush quiet surroundings, this restaurant is a cool little place to relax and eat.

  • Location: one kilometre from Ao Nang on the main road to Krabi Town
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Let’s face it; Ao Nang’s a seafood lover’s heaven – a veritable smorgasbord of all things marine and tasty. The heart of all this white-flesh trading is on the aptly-named Seafood Street. Overlooking the north part of Ao Nang Beach, adjacent to the Krabi Resort, Seafood Street comprises six large open-air and covered eateries and it is the ideal place to chill out, enjoy some crisp white wine and dig into baked lobster, steamed fish, mussels, crab curry – all the while watching the golden globe sink into the Andaman in a crazy splash of red, scarlet, orange and yellow. The best-run of these restaurants seems to be the Italian-run Sala Bua which boasts two separate Thai and Italian open kitchens and an accomplished wine list of over 40 labels. As this is a popular sunset-viewing spot it’s best to try to get there early. Sunset is at 18:30 in high season so plan accordingly. Read More...

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Tanta's Seafood

Situated where the road to the airport turns away from the beach, Tanta is a raised wooden themed open-sided eatery with plenty of fans, a picture menu, uniformed staff and a constant busy buzz to it. It’s also a breakfast location and majors in Thai food and, like almost everywhere else in Ao Nang, with Italian on the side. Tanta is popular with visitors because it’s busy. The service is definitely friendly but you’ll have to make heavy use of the picture menu to make sure you get the right order as the service can get a little mixed up…

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Southern Beach Road, near long-tail boats ticket booth
  • Tel: +66 (0) 75 695 606
  • Cuisine: Thai, International
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Thai Food Stalls

Outside Krabi Resort on the street you will see several mobile and semi-permanent food stalls selling Thai dishes at a fraction of what they cost inside the surrounding resorts. If you don’t mind getting a takeaway or sitting on gaily coloured plastic chairs at rickety tables you can enjoy such delights as som tam (green papaya salad), Thai pancakes, rotis, sticky rice, phad thai, grilled fish, pork and chicken, exotic-looking desserts and chilled coffee. Nip over the road and grab a beer from one of the minimarts if you feel like it; there’s no rule to prevent you. Relax… this is Thailand.

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The Lareira

Brazilian steakhouse located right on Ao Nang's beach promenade with a wide variety of rotisserie grilled meats, a gourmet salad bar, Brazilian appetizers and exotic cocktails. For a fixed price guests can enjoy unlimited food in an extraordinary, intimate environment. Enjoy a Caipirinha while listening to Brazilian music.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: The L Resort Krabi, Beach Road
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, International
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The Last Café

If you carry on walking down the beach towards Railay you’ll come to several open-sided beach huts containing many massage mattresses and you’ll be asked several hundred times if you’d like a massage. Assuming that you make it through you’ll come to a place called The Last Café where you can get a good barbecued meal with rice and a cold brew to watch the sun go down. It’s a friendly location and those in the know end up repeat customers. Run by dreadlocked Rastafarians, the music is chill out, the stars are your ceiling and the sea breezes the only ventilation.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – late
  • Location: Southern end of Ao Nang Beach
  • Cuisine: Barbecues, Thai
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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
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The Massaman Restaurant & Bar is a casual venue serving excellent food at fair rates on the southern road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang. The restaurant (which is also a guesthouse) is located some 500m from the beach and is flanked by Spaghetti House on its left, and a Siam Commercial Bank branch on its right.

The setting is rather simple but comfortable as The Massaman is open-air with a large covered terrace offering its customers a cool people-watching site over the busy street. Unpretentious, relaxed and reasonably priced, it is a nice place to discover the flavours of Thai cuisine. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: 500m from Ao Nang Beach on the left-hand side of the southern road to Krabi Town (next to Siam Commercial Bank)
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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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Wanna’s Place

Wanna’s Place is a stylish restaurant facing the sea on Ao Nang Beach Road. Built in a contemporary Thai style, it is a long-established venue offering a great choice of Swiss and Thai dishes. Its specialty is the ‘hot stone’ which is set on guests’ dining table and on which they can sizzle the meat of their choice to their taste (premium 220g Angus beef tenderloin steak with side dish at 690 baht plus VAT). Wanna’s Place longevity speaks for itself as the venue serves delicious food in a great atmosphere and enjoys a superb location. The service is pretty good but can be sometimes a bit slow due to the popularity of the place.

  • Opening Hours: daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: Ao Nang Beach Road
  • Remarks: All prices mentioned are of February 2014
  • Tel: 075-637484
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