A guide to food and drink in Krabi
Like most aspects of Krabi holidays, the restaurant scene is an eclectic combination of traditional Thai and international flavours. You’ll find all types of cuisine here, from humble street food to high class fine dining, all offering a unique taste of Krabi life.
Exploring Krabi's delicacies
Those familiar with Thai food won’t be disappointed by Krabi’s menus, with the classic green curry taking pride of place on most. This mild and fragrant curry is popular all throughout Thailand, although the more adventurous may want to try the red curry, which is a step up on the spice scale.
Being a coastal area has allowed holidays to Krabi to grow a well-earned reputation for providing the freshest seafood dishes – succulent king prawn tempura and chilli-lime crab dishes are favourites in the beachside restaurants. Tourism in Krabi has also brought a huge range of international cuisine, from steak to pizza, you’ll rediscover these classics with a Thai twist.
Local tastes at Sandwich Me
Don’t be fooled by the humble exterior of Sandwich Me in Nong Thale, as what it lacks in flash it makes up for in flavour. This popular restaurant serves Thai dishes at a reasonable price, famous for offering an authentic taste of the local cuisine.
Start with a refreshing crispy papaya salad, before moving onto a beautiful whole-crab curry. If you’re feeling ambitious, try the drunken noodles, but don’t ignore your server’s warning about the spice level. As the restaurant’s name suggests, if you’re in for lunch, the sandwiches are worth checking out, too.
Fusion dining in Gecko Cabane
Fusion food is always exciting, especially when an unexpected combination turns out to be just perfect. The menu at Gecko Cabane provides just this, as authentic Thai dishes rub shoulders with elegant French cuisine.
The global dishes complement each other remarkably well. It’s not unusual for a table to be served both roasted duck breast in orange sauce alongside barracuda curry with lime and chillies. And the wine list contains some classic French reds to wash the food down.
Veggie paradise at Tandoori nights
Vegetarians can sometimes struggle in Krabi restaurants, but for curry fans and veggies alike, Tandoori Nights ticks the boxes. Located on the coast of Ao Nang, this curry house serves the best Indian dishes in Krabi, all of which can be modified to substitute meat for vegetarian options.
From mild butter chicken to fiery paneer masala, there’s a huge range of curries on offer. The home baked naan breads and Asian beers accompany the curries perfectly.
Meet the meat at Carnivore Steak and Grill
If you hadn’t guessed, meat is the star of the show at this grill and steakhouse in Krabi Town. Popular for its perfectly cooked dishes and generous portions, this is certainly the place to get your meat fix.
Get the evening started with a creamy lobster bisque, before moving onto bigger things with a menu including duck, seafood, chicken, lamb and beef, to name a few. You may want to share the massive mixed grill, unless you’re feeling particularly carnivorous. Things end with a complimentary sambuca shot, if there’s any room left.
Romantic dining at Sunset Bar
There’s nothing like eating fresh seafood with the feel of the sand between your toes. This restaurant on Klong Muang Beach serves up some fabulous Thai dishes, in fact the only thing that might upstage the fresh food is the spectacular view of the sea.
Perfectly located for enjoying dinner with a sunset view, the most popular dishes are seafood based – the tempura prawn starter and shrimp stir fry being highlights. The classic green chicken curry is also on offer, as is a range of refreshing cocktails to accompany your meal.