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Best Restaurant in Krabi Town in 2023? Bistro Monaco

Bistro Monaco has been my favorite pizza restaurant (and German beer) for a couple of years now. So glad they created this lovely little European bistro restaurant. We’ve eaten here about 100 times, and each meal has been perfect. No joke – Martin, the owner and cook has very high standards and he refuses to serve burned or otherwise inferior meals. Unlike some other restaurants in Krabi Town!

Krabi Italian and European Food at its BEST

Though my family and I usually get the same thing, Bistro Monaco has been rated the number 1 restaurant in Krabi Town for over a year at Trip Advisor and very high on Google Business.

The pizzas are fantastic. I usually get the Margherita with extra cheese with salami. My daughter likes plain or with mushrooms and she also LOVES the Wiener (Veener) Schnitzel! Portions are large!

Eating pizza and drinking fine German beer at Bistro Monaco's restaurant in Krabi Town.
A yearly tradition, our friend Vince from the Netherlands comes for 4-6 weeks and we eat a lot of pizza and get this brilliant Paulaner German beer. ©

If I come with friends, I get a German beer that is somewhere between dark and golden. Like a golden brown. I believe it’s Paulaner.

Excellent beer! Perfect temperature. Within the last week, I ate here 4 times. It’s that good.

Restaurant Atmosphere

No TV here, you’ll be happy to know. The emphasis is on family, friends, and conversation. There is light music playing sometimes, usually something from the 70’s or 80’s.

Service here from Martin and his wife, and sometimes his daughters, is unmatched in Krabi. Martin is a very conscientious chef who makes it right every time. We have become friends with their family, as they are very open and polite and love conversation with guests!

The tables are not too close, and the fans are always on. If not, just ask someone to point a fan toward you.

WIFI is free, fast, and consistent. A great place to get some work done for digital nomads who are hungry.


Prices are very good considering it’s the number one rated restaurant in Krabi for foreign food. I think the base margherita pizza is about 220 THB. That’s around $6 USD. Pretty reasonable!

Prices for everything are very reasonable. My wife almost always gets the Pork Steak. My daughter gets a pizza. I get a pizza. Our total bill is usually about 800 THB – around $24 USD.

#1 Ratings

Ratings on Google and TripAdvisor are very high for this delicious Italian restaurant in Krabi Town. You can be sure the food is fresh and the service is great. At Trip Advisor, Bistro Monaco’s has been #1 in Krabi Town for a couple of years.


  1. Great Pizza! A different style than the other pizza places in Krabi Town – not thin paper crust, and not thick Napolitan. This is in between, it’s thin crust but with real dough. The sauce at Monaco’s is really delicious. Don’t forget an excellent imported German beer!
  2. Air Conditioning or Fans! Yes, strong air conditioning or fans will cool you off from Krabi’s heat.
  3. No TV blasting – There is no TV except for special futball (soccer) events!
  4. Great Service! Martin and his family give the best service at any restaurant I’ve been to in Krabi in the 11 years we’ve lived here. Highly recommended. He speaks English and German and is very kind.
  5. WIFI! Yes, works well – never had an issue.

Some other info…

There is both indoor and outdoor seating (for smokers). The location is easy to find, in the heart of Krabi Town. There are padded and hard wooden seats available. The menu covers lots of Italian food and some other general European (Swiss and German) dishes. Parking is available beside the police box on the river in the center of Krabi Town.

So, if you’re in the mood for really good pizza or other European dishes, stop by at Martin’s place and tell him krabinature sent ya.


From the “River Road” which is officially named either Uttaradit or Uttarakit (I’ve seen signs calling it both), if you find the Police Box, you’re very close. It’s right on the corner of the intersection on the side nearest the Krabi River.

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