Best restaurants in ao nang This list of great restaurants in Krabi shows why this part of Thailand is fast becoming recognised for its excellent dining options. It’s not necessarily noted as a fine-dining location, so don’t go expecting the sort of standout experiences you can find in Bangkok or Phuket. Even so, it is a holiday location with several good dining options and lots of reliable mid-range choices, which can’t be a bad thing.
Krabi Town has several simple but effective setups, Ao Nang has a wide selection of restaurants from seafood to fast food to steakhouses, and Railey Beach features 5-star dining as well as simple beachside cafes and restaurants. Check out our pick of the best below.
1 Jenna’s Bistro & Wine
Jenna’s Bistro & Wine is an upscale bistro-style restaurant serving excellent steak, fish, cheese, champagne and wine. It offers a good alternative if you want to try some western-style food instead of Thai while in Krabi.
The bistro offers upscale dining in an elegant setting and serves authentic Western dishes, many of which are made with premium ingredients imported from abroad
2 Carnivore Steak & Grill
Carnivore opened in 2003 and under Dutch management, did not take long to become the top favourite destination for meat lovers in Ao Nang.
Featuring a stylish rustic decor, the restaurant serves a good choice of western favourites besides its speciality of grilled meats, including anything from soups to seafood dishes to salads.
3 Chalita Café & Restaurant
Chalita Café & Restaurant is one of those places in Krabi Town where everyone feels at ease as soon as they settle in. The restaurant owes its success to its distinctive atmosphere and cuisine.
A wooden 1-storey shop with soft lighting and jazzy music, rattan cane tables and chairs, and a warm welcome from the staff. The quality of its food, and its low prices, are also great points in its favour.
4 Krua Thara
Krua Thara is a long-established restaurant that has been catering for travellers and locals with its choice of authentic Thai cuisine blending fresh seafood and exotic spices. Krua Thara (‘Thara Family’) seems to encapsulate the entire Nopparat Thara dining scene: live fish tanks, fresh seafood baskets, bright lights and welcoming staff members.
This restaurant in Nopparat Thara is miles away from the fine-dining scenes of Krabi but it delivers the goods – outstanding fresh seafood – in an unpretentious manner.
5 Diver’s Inn Steakhouse
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 4 staff.
Through the years, the quality of its food and service made it gain in popularity, and it now hosts plenty more tables and staff.