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BEST RESTAURANTS IN AO NANG
Ao Nang, we had to get used to this busy coastal town near Krabi Town, Krabi Airport and Railay for the first time. Maybe because we just came back from the cozy and relaxed Railay. Or maybe it was the way how many restaurant employees called us in in an un-Thai way. The shouting about who had the biggest (menu) looked more like a ritual in a South European seaside resort like Salou in Spain or Rimini in Italy.
Once we got used to these scenes we were caught by Ao Nang! The surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful, the resorts are crazy and leave nothing to be desired and there is plenty to do in the area. You can also eat very good food at the many restaurants and cafes in this area. To make it a bit easier to choose, we have made this list of the best Ao Nang restaurants for you, enjoy your meal!
The selected restaurants in Ao Nang are well known. However, it is of course possible that the quality of the location may deteriorate due to, for example, new management. We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite restaurant in Ao Nang, please let us know by mail, Instagram or our Facebook page. You can also tip us off in the Krabi Facebook group.
UPDATE June 2022
We very much regret to write this, but Jenna’s Bistro & Wine has closed its doors for good on 14-06-2022….
Without a doubt the very best restaurant of Ao Nang! At least in our eyes then. At Jenna’s Bistro & Wine you can enjoy fine ambiance and delicious food both outside and inside. Relaxing live music is regularly played here by various musicians. In terms of hospitality, with a professional and service-minded team you won’t be short of anything here! Jenna’s is situated on a lively road and within five minutes you are on the boulevard and the beach of Ao Nang.
The menu of Jenna’s Bistro & Wine features countless delicious Thai, Western and fusion dishes. A much ordered and famous dish on the menu is the Massaman Neua (beef) or the various dishes from the grill. But honestly, everything we have ordered so far tasted excellent! All ingredients are very fresh and chef Chris cooks with his team with incredible love, passion and fun, you can taste that right away from the first bite to the last!
In 2019 we ate for the last time at this highly rated restaurant in Ao Nang. As an appetizer we shared a seafood platter with Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, scallops (st. scallops) and smoked cubes of salmon with a herb rub. As main course a Black Angus tenderloin from the grill and the Thai Green Curry Gai (chicken). Both dishes were a feast for the taste buds! For dessert we shared the Strawberry Eton Mess (strawberries marinated with Limoncello, merengue, lemon curd, elderflower and whipped cream), very tasty!
The Last Fisherman Bar is located at the end of Ao Nang Beach (direction towards The Monkey Trail). There is no more motorized traffic here and you can enjoy a massage at the beach nearby. How nice it is to chill after a good massage and enjoy a nice drink and snack with your feet in the sand! Just because of the location The Last Fisherman has to offer this place deserves a place in our list of best restaurants of Ao Nang! You can order various small dishes but also delicious Thai or western (fish) dishes. And if you already have eaten somewhere else you can have a cocktail or other nice cooled drink at the beach until late in the evening!
Currently (2020) there are two Cafe 8.98 locations in Ao Nang. We have stopped here several times for a good coffee or for one of the tasty beverages they serve here. We also regularly chose to skip a dessert at a restaurant so we could order a coffee and some sweet goodies here. The coffee is a special blend of two types of coffee that releases a delicious aroma! As coffee lovers we are always very happy with the coffee they seve here!
The spareribs seem to taste very good here as well, we definitely will sit down for that in the future! We can’t wait, these two eateries in Ao Nang get an 8.98 rating from us! That’s more than enough to get in our list of best restaurants of Ao Nang!
Try the mango raspberry slushie and/or the Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake. Very tasty!
A tasty Italian pizza or pasta is every now and then a welcome change when you are in Thailand. The best place for a delicious Mediterranean meal in Ao Nang is at Johnny’s Pizza! At Johnny’s you can choose from a dozen starters such as bruschetta or a cheese and meat board. Then there is the wide choice of pastas and pizzas. For the pasta fans we recommend the gnocchi! Prefer pizza? The Margherita tastes buonissimo here!
By far our favourite coffee shop in the whole world when it comes to a franchise formula! And soooooo much better than that other coffee chain with that green logo (our opinion)! By the way, The Coffee Club not only serves super good (iced) coffee but also fantastic food in the form of breakfast, lunch or brunch! In 2019 we had lunch at The Coffee Club on the boulevard of Ao Nang.
What we ate? A Chicken Club Sandwich with sweet potato fries and a whole wheat sandwich with poached egg, avocado and bacon. For dessert we shared a scoop of ice cream with red velvet cake and fruits. Despite the fact that some people think The Coffee Club is expensive, we are big fans! Perfect service, always clean and excellent quality we like to pay a little extra for that.
Just outside the center of Ao Nang you find the Lae Lay Grill, a fantastic restaurant with amazing views! Because this nice restaurant is located further out of the center they invented the pick up service. You will therefore be neatly picked up and brought back to your accommodation, what a super service! This restaurant has an extensive menu with dishes for the small or big eater. Not hungry? You can also choose to drink some nice cocktails here. The relaxed atmosphere, the view and the friendly team guarantee a fantastic evening in Ao Nang! Lae Lay Grill certainly belongs in the best restaurants of Ao Nang!
Book a table around 17:00. This way you can enjoy a fantastic sunset!
Besides the best restaurants of Ao Nang, there is of course a lot more fun to do in this coastal town! We have picked a number of nice locations for you. Like the best hotels, the best places to go out and places of interest in the region. Through the InfoBox below you can find more information about this nice town! We wish you a great holiday in Ao Nang!
Sleeping in Ao Nang
– TAN Hostel x Cafe
– Sea Seeker Krabi Resort
– Glur Hostel
– Wake Up Ao Nang
– Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
– Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach
– Krabi Resort
– Ibis Styles Krabi Ao Nang
– Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Going out in Ao Nang
- Boogie Bar
Atmospheric bar with good live music where you can also play a game of pool
- Tipsy Bar
Super good cocktails in a cozy and intimate environment
- Roots Rock & Reaggae Bar
Lots of reggae with a bit of rock and a super nice team behind the bar!
- Get Rad’s
A bar with a very professional team and therefore highly regarded in Ao Nang. You see and taste that especially in the cocktails.
- Smile Bar
You’ve got these little bars you keep coming back to. Smile Bar is such a place!
Using the widgets below you can easily plan your trip to and from Ao Nang!
Seen & do in the surroundings of Ao Nang
- What is there to do in Ao Nang
You can’t miss this one when you’re in Ao Nang
- What is there to do in Railay
One of our favourite destinations in Thailand!
- Tiger Cave Temple
The temple with the infinitely long staircase!
- Fun activities in and around Krabi Town
For example, the night markets in Krabi Town
- Emerald Pool & Blue Pool
Including the smurf bath…
- Namtok Ron (Hot Spings)
Translated in Thai this means the warm waterfall