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Restaurants in Krabi Town

Krabi has a number of great restaurants. We can’t review them all – but these are the ones that we’ve enjoyed over the past few years in Krabi.

(Page Updated: 25 September 2023)


Bistro Monaco’s – Excellent European and Italian food (Pizza, lasagna, etc) from Martin – Krabi Town’s top restaurant at Trip Advisor for a couple of years now.

Easy Cafe – located on the river down near the main police box in Krabi Town, this is a backpacker favorite. They have Thai and Western food – sandwiches, pizza, and breakfast. It’s all good. Inside is air-conditioned, and they have a small outdoor seating area.

Jay Cee Gwit Diao Roo-uh – great gwit diao – noodle soup. If you get Gwit Diao Moo – it’s with pork slices – good. Delicious. (closed now)

Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort – if you stay at this wilderness resort out in Krabi Noi, you’ll be treated to some of the best food in Krabi. I have eaten there probably two hundred times over the years and have never had a bad meal – it is always delicious. Son and Joop are the owners and if you need to wind down, stay overnight in a wilderness bungalow and eat delicious food.

Ruen Patchara – one of the best Thai restaurants in Krabi. Almost impossible to find because it’s on an out-of-the-way street. Ask a motorbike taxi driver to take you there. The food is excellent, the only problem is if they have a large group and it can take a long time for your food to arrive.

Som Tam Lady – the best som tam in Krabi is located a bit out of the way – follow Maharat Road away from town and go RIGHT down the hill after going straight through the elephant traffic lights. It’s on your right about 150m down the hill. If you don’t have a motorbike or car, you can direct a motorbike taxi to get you here.

Literally the best in Krabi. Bamboo huts to eat at. Lots of seating. Great grilled chicken, snakehead fish, and pork.

UPDATE: She now is on the street across from her old place. She didn’t want to pay the increased rent! New photos coming soon.

Best som tam in Krabi, Thailand. Som tam lady from Ubon Ratchathani.
Best Som Tam in Krabi at this simple bamboo hut restaurant. The som tam lady is from Ubon Ratchathani.


Spaghetti House Italian – One of my favorites because the food is perfect and I can almost always find a seat. During high season, like all restaurants at the beach – it’s packed. UPDATE – closed for now. Maybe reopening when the high season hits in November?

Umberto’s Italian – During high season this is a VERY popular restaurant and you may not be able to get a seat. Excellent food, and not to be missed if you’re in Ao Nang.


  • Firenze Italian
  • The Garden – (CLOSED)Thai and Western-style food that is delicious and highly recommended. This is one of our regular places, and we ate there a number of times each week. Follow Thanon Maharat (Maharat Road) away from central Krabi Town. As you get close to the top of the hill and the Elephant Traffic Lights you will see Nakharin International Hospital on the left side. Make a left down that road. The Garden is a small restaurant on a corner on the right. It is across from the huge HULK statue. Prices are reasonable and the Western food is good.

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