When it comes to dining, Krabi does not disappoint. From simple dining eateries to sophisticated restaurants boasting fine ambience and a menu to tempt any palate, a gourmet experience awaits you in Krabi. From five star restaurants to beach side cafes and fast food joints, the choice is endless. If you are looking for a great dining experience, here are five top Krabi restaurants that are worth checking out.
(Maharaj Soi 2)
Offering a 'round the world' cuisine, this restaurant/bakery is run by a Thai couple and is a favourite with the backpacker crowd. Dishes here include basic Thai dishes, Mexican and what is termed as 'farang-style food,' which basically includes tips taught to the chefs by passing-through travellers. The restaurant also includes a vegetarian menu and a good selection of breads. Boasting a cheerful and friendly ambience, the restaurant attracts a fair share of crowds and is a highly recommended place to try in Krabi Town.
(Central Beach Road)
The restaurant bills itself as an authentic Italian restaurant and for good reason. It is owned and run by an Italian who makes sure that the fare is genuine, the sauce authentic and the pasta is not overcooked. You can take your pick from a wide assortment of pastas, pizzas, breads, focaccia, soups, cheeses, yoghurts and more. The rates are a bit on the higher side but justifiable when you consider that ingredients are imported. The restaurant also serves Thai food.
(Utarakit Road, about 50 metres from the entrance of the Maritime Park & Spa Resort)
The restaurant is largely open sided and has about 250 seats distributed through a large area with lots of riverside breezes. The well-tended gardens and the constant sound of running water provides the perfect soothing environs for a fine dining experience. All products served here are organic and the menu is largely ultra-spicy southern Thai food. Diners are also served with free arugula salad at each meal.
(Beach Road opposite Krabi Resort's main gates)
The swanky restaurant serves a heady combination of Swedish, Italian and Thai fare. There is also a decent wine list with labels at reasonable prices, that is, reasonable when compared to the rest of Thailand. The restaurant is Swedish-owned and aims at families. There is also a children's menu and play area with DVD's and a comfy sofa. Aside from Swedish delicacies it also serves Thai and international food.
(north of Ao Nang)
This is the place to head to if you are a seafood aficionado. You can check out some great dishes that comprise fresh shrimp, crab, squid, sea bass, red snapper and more. Aside from the seafood, the restaurant also specializes in Thai dishes, steaks and poultry. You can also enjoy your meals taking in some of the most striking views of Krabi.