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The garden and restaurant of Yang Garden on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
The garden and restaurant of Yang Garden on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

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BEST RESTAURANTS ON KOH LANTA

On Koh Lanta you find some amazingly good restaurants! We have listed the very best restaurants of Koh Lanta for you so all you have to do is join and have a fabulous dinner! This list is always updated with new gems. We also like to hear your opinion, so let us know what your experiences are and which restaurant you think should not be missing from the Koh Lanta Facebook group. Enjoy your meal!

Quickly navigate to a super good restaurant in this list:

Yang Garden TIP

Our favorite restaurant from all over Koh Lanta! We even drove for it one more time because we just wanted to eat here again. A real must visit! The restaurant is run by a friendly Swedish couple with a beautiful track record of cooking in their homeland. After they were looking for more peace in their lives she ended up on the island Koh Lanta in Thailand where she started Yang Garden.

The garden and restaurant of Yang Garden on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

Yang Garden is a nice and intimate restaurant opposite Relax Bay Beach and the Lanta Casa Blanca Resort. Many tables are outside in the beautifully decorated garden but you can also sit semi / inside. You will immediately be welcomed by the fantastic and good English speaking staff! If you want you can have a look in the partially open kitchen to see how much passion is cooking here.

Appetizer at Yang Garden, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Super good meat from the grill at Yang Garden, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Dessert at Yang Garden, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Spareribs with various side dishes and homemade sauces at Yang Garden, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

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The menu consists of several starters and main courses of the grill, not for nothing because Yang means grilled. You can choose from different homemade sauces, super tasty side dishes and desserts to eat with your fingers. We can write about how great everything is in Yang Garden, but you really have to try it yourself, because we’re sure you’ll be as excited as we are! So feel free to drive for it!

PLEASE NOTE!
We advise you to book in advance during the high season of Koh Lanta (November to April).

Adres / Google Maps: 8/1 moo2, Sala Dan, Koh Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Open: every day from 18:00 – 22:00 except Tuesdays
Menu: On the website of Yang Garden
Website: Yang Garden
Facebook: Yang Garden

Drunken Sailors

You still need a good breakfast? Then come over here! You’ll find Drunken Sailors near Kantiang Bay and this place is really the ideal hotspot to wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast! Prefer lunch or dinner? Of course you can! They serve delicious noodle dishes but also great sandwiches. And after you’ve eaten your belly round, you can sit down in a hammock and continue your journey to your next destination. Or you can stick around for a couple of powerful tasty cocktails, they have the name Drunken Sailors for a reason… PS They also serve really good coffee here, that’s really good waking up after an evening of cocktails!

Address / Google Maps: 116 M. 5, Koh Lanta Yai, Krabi, 81150, Thailand
Open: Daily open from 10:30 – 22:00 (last order at 21:00) – Closed on Wednesday
Menu: Via this link
Facebook: Drunken Sailors

The Reggae Bar TIP

In the Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort (formerly Crown Lanta) you will find a special and super nice restaurant (and bar) called The Reggae Bar. A perfect place to see the Koh Lanta’s sunset! Here you can order tapas from different countries. Ourselves we ate in a tree house but if you want you can also eat in a small half separate room with sea view. All very nice and cozy places! We found the Reggae Bar a special place with good staff and good food. The cocktails and drinks were special too, we drank Sangria from a fishbowl and we tasted a very special cocktail, the Tom Yum Margarita! The Reggae Bar is a nice place for a chill and intimate night out! Next time we will definitely spend a couple of nights at the Avani+ Koh Lanta because we thought the resort looked great and didn’t want to leave!

Adres / Google Maps: S315 Moo 1 Saladan, Koh Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Open: Daily from 18:00 – 00:00
Happy Hour: Daily from 18:30 – 19:30
Menu: Via this link
Website: The Reggae Bar

Eat and drink cocktails overlooking the sea at The Reggae Bar on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Eating and drinking cocktails in a tree house at The Reggae Bar on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Tappas at The Reggae Bar on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Drinking cocktails (Tom Yum Margarita) at The Reggae Bar on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Double Sangria drink from a fishbowl at The Reggae Bar on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

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FIND A NICE PLACE TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN KOH LANTA

Rareview Coffee & Restaurant TIP

We immediately fell in love with this little place in Koh Lanta’s Old Town! The people who work here are very sweet and make you feel at home as soon you walk in. We also enjoyed the location with two swings in the back and a hammock where you can get a breath of fresh air and look out over the sea of Lanta. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch or dinner it’s all possible at Rareview Coffee & Restaurant! If you prefer just a cool drink or a cup of good coffee, that’s also possible!

YUMMY
Try the Mango-Kokos-Shake here – so insanely delicious!

Adres / Google Maps: 115 Koh Lanta Yai, Koh Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Open: Daily from 09:00 – 22:00
Menu: Via this link
Facebook: Rareview Coffee & Restaurant

The back of the Rareview Coffee & Restaurant, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Grilled chicken with fries and salad at Rareview Restaurant in Old Town, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Serve mer shrimp at Rareview Restaurant, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

Images: Rareview Coffee & Restaurant

Hot and cold coffee at Rareview Coffee & Restaurant in Old Town, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
The Mango-Kokos Shake is brought to Rareview Coffee & Restaurant on Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Italian Soda in three different flavours at Rareview in Koh Lanta's Old Town, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
The team of Rareview Coffee & Restaurant in Old Town, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

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Global Local – Home of the Serious Burger

At Global Local on Koh Lanta they take the art of preparing the burger very seriously! And this you can taste for sure! You will find this restaurant on the main road that runs from Saladan to the south of the island. From the Saladan Pier it’s about a fifteen minute walk or five minutes by scooter / car.  So if you ever after all that Thai appetite for a good juicy burger with fries then you know you have to be here! What we like about this burger tent is that they deliver different sauces and toppings separately, so in addition you can make your own burger creation. Besides burgers there are also many other dishes to taste at Global Local. Take a look at the menu.

Adres / Google Maps: 415, Sala Dan, Koh Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Open: Daily from 15:00 – 23:30
Menu: Via this link
Facebook: Global Local Lanta

Super good burgers with sauce and toppings separately at Global Local, Home of the serious Burger in Saladan Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Super juicy burger at Global Local, Home of the serious Burger in Saladan Koh Lanta, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

Pad Thai Rock n Roll

This restaurant tip will sound like music for your mouth! If you drive from the north of Koh Lanta towards the south to the Mu Koh Lanta National Park, you’ll come across Pad Thai Rock n Roll just before Kantiang Bay. A small restaurant where the dishes have great flavors! Of course they serve excellent Pad Thai but there is more music for your mouth… Besides the Pad Thai Rock n Roll there is also the Khao Phad Jazz and the Pad See Ew Blues and many other dishes. They also make delicious shakes, think of the Berry Deluxe, Strawberry Sunrise or Raspberry Beloved. Sounds good right?!

Adres / Google Maps: 208 moo 5 Kantiang Bay T. Koh Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Open: Daily from 11:00 – 21:00
Menu: Via this link
Facebook: Pad Thai Rock n Roll

Moo Uan

Moo Uan means fat pig in Thai, well then you know with such a name as restaurant. The food here is so tasty that, if you’re not careful, you can eat yourself barrel around. You can find Moo Uan “The Fat Pig” near the Saladan Pier in the north of Koh Lanta overlooking the sea. We recommend the spare ribs or pulled pork (or anything with pork) at Moo Uan anyway. You rather enjoy typical Thai dishes? Well they have great Thai food here as well! Moo Uan is a restaurant for everyone with a cozy atmosphere and super friendly staff! Say hello to Will from us!

Addres / Google Maps: Sala Dan, Ko Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Open: Daily from 09:00 – 22:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Menukaart: We don’t have it  yet
Facebook: Moo Uan “The Fat Pig”

Moo Uan "The Fat Pig" np Koh Lanta
Spareribs at Moo Uan "The Fat Pig" on Koh Lanta

Di Farina Pizza Bar

For a good pizza or pasta you have to be at Di Farina Pizza Bar in Koh Lanta Old Town! Here you seriously wonder if you are still in Thailand. You could be in Naples instead if you taste the pizza here. Because as authentic as they taste here, you will rarely find them in Thailand! Of course there are also many pasta’s available at Di Farina. So if you are a lover of Italian cuccina than you know that you can also visit la bella Italia in Old Town!

Pizzas in a wood-fired oven at Di Farina Pizza Bar in Koh Lanta's Old Town, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!
Pizza with lots of melted cheese at Di Farina Pizza Bar in Koh Lanta's Old Town, one of the best restaurants on koh lanta!

Fun thnngs to do on Koh Lanta

Besides good food at the best restaurants on Koh Lanta, there is much more to do on the island! We have picked some nice locations for you. Like the best hotels and the best places to go out and see the sights. Through the InfoBox below you can find more information about this fun island! Have fun!

 

Sleeping on Koh Lanta

On Koh Lanta you can make sleeping as cheap or expensive as you want. The range of accommodations is very diverse. From delicious luxury to back to basic in a nice small bungalow, the choice is yours! In general, the price-quality ratio on Koh Lanta is better than on the surrounding islands.

This is our selection of the best places to sleep on Koh Lanta:

Also read our reviews of:

Going out on Koh Lanta

There are a number of not-to-be-missed bars on Koh Lanta where you can socialize and have a drink. Do you only want the best of the best? Then read our article about the nicest bars on Koh Lanta.

  • Majestic Bar Koh Lanta
    There are a number of not-to-be-missed bars on Koh Lanta where you can socialize and have a drink. Do you only want the best of the best? Then read our article about the nicest bars on Koh Lanta.
  • Why Not Bar
    A popular bar at perhaps the most beautiful beach in Koh Lanta. In the bay of Kantiang you come to relax and enjoy the fire shows that are held here!
  • The Reggae Bar
    Not far from Saladan Village and situated on the grounds of a beautiful luxury resort you can drink special cocktails in an equally special setting…
  • Rasta Baby Bar
    On Klong Nin Beach there is relaxed reggae and jungle playing all evening. The friendly family at this bar will make sure you have a great night, yah man!
  • Big Bang Bar
    Attention beer lovers! On the beach of Klong Nin you can enjoy countless different craft beers.Let yourself be seduced by names like Coconut Cream and imagine yourself on a tropical island while taking your first sip…wait, you’re already on a tropical island! Cheers!
  • Freedom Bar
    A beautiful beach, good music, nice people and nice drinks. Feel happy and free because here on Klong Khong Beach it is wonderful to stay!
  • Funky Monkey
    Singing talent wanted! At the Funky Monkey near Long Beach you can grab prizes if you make the most of your singing talent. Who knows, you might get a record deal and become a famous pop star in Thailand, but of course you can also go for the free drinks!
  • Pangea Beach Bar
    If the Funky Monkey (tip above) is a place for nightingales, then this bar is the ultimate place for night owls! From Techno to Deep House you’ll find it at Long Beach.
  • Cheeky Monkey Bar
    If the Funky Monkey (tip above) is a place for nightingales, then this bar is the ultimate place for night owls! From Techno to Deep House you’ll find it at Long Beach.

Koh Lanta is a lovely island to explore by scooter or car. You bypass the high taxi prices and you can visit nice places at your leisure. We have a very good experience with Lanta Sky. You can rent a scooter or car from them that they bring and pick up again when it suits you best. If you want to rent a car you have to leave your passport, that is Koh Lanta everywhere. Renting a scooter without your passport is often possible when you pay a few thousand baht deposit. Are you going to Mu Koh Lanta National Park? Then ask for a powerful scooter, especially if you want to go with two people on a scooter. The roads to the National Park go up a lot and that calls for some extra power.

Wat is er nog meer te ontdekken op Koh Lanta

  • Dorpje Saladan & Pier 
    Vrijwel iedereen komt aan op de pier in het dorpje Saladan. Het kleine dorpje heeft alles wat een reiziger nodig heeft.
  • Klong Dao Beach
    Klong Dao Beach is een fijn lang en breed strand vlakbij het dorp Saladan waar prachtige resorts zoals Twin Lotus aanliggen.
  • Long Beach
    Long Beach is het populairste strand van Koh Lanta, je hebt volop keuze uit leuke barretjes en goede restaurants.
  • Klong Khong Beach
    Klong Khong Beach, ook wel Relax Bay heeft een hippie vibe, je vindt er leuke barretjes en budget accommodates aan het strand.
  • Kantiang Bay
    Volgens vele bezoekers van Koh Lanta is Kantiang Bay het mooiste strand van het eiland.
  • Bamboo Bay
    Klein paradijselijk strandje met niet veel meer dan een wit strand en een blauwe zee.
  • Ao Nui Beach
    Heerlijk klein strandje met een paar leuke strandbarretjes voor een verkoelend drankje
  • Mu Koh Lanta National Park
    Het Mu Koh Lanta National Park is een prachtig gebied helemaal in het zuiden van Koh Lanta. Alleen de rit op de scooter er naar toe is al de moeite waard!
  • Old Town
    Old Town heeft mooie authentieke huizen, souvenirshops en leuke restaurants met de beroemde Instagram schommels aan zee.
  • Time for Lime
    De beste en leukste kookcursus vind je bij Time for Lime! En het mooie is dat een groot gedeelte van de opbrengsten aan Lanta Animal Welfare worden geschonken!
  • Lanta Animal Welfare
    Straathonden en katten krijgen dankzij Lanta Animal Welfare een betere toekomst! Een must visit als je op Koh Lanta bent.

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