Best Thai food in Railay Bay and Koh Phi Phi recomendations?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Apr 17, 2012 1:13 AM Last Post By: dreamsignals86
Apr 15, 2012 9:38 AM
Best Thai food in Railay Bay and Koh Phi Phi recomendations?Now I know these are tourist traps, but I still love their beaches, at least I did the last time I was there 10 years ago ( I know, I know, people have told me it has changed). Anyways, my wife & I are spending a few days each in Railay West & Koh Phi Phi's long beach. Any recommendations on the best places in each place for good quality Thai food? We love the Thai food all across Thailand, especially random road side restaurants for locals only. Thanks
Apr 15, 2012 4:56 PM
Well, you came to the best country for that.
Apr 15, 2012 7:10 PM
2Thank you for that info, but specifically was wondering if people had any specific recommendations for good restaurants in railay bay or koh phi phi, allot of the restaurants last time I was there are crap tourist foods, and I an looking for some recommended restaurants for decent Thai food in those places. Thanks you.
Apr 15, 2012 8:36 PM
That's because there are so many crap tourists. The Thais are very clever people - they cater for the market they see, and mostly make money doing it. So many tourists are cheap and will eat almost anything as long as it fits in with their perception of what they should be paying.
Seriously, however, the best consistently in Krabi (town) was always and still is Ruen Mai, on the main drag. Quality never varies and they are always busy - ergo, also the most expensive, but you won't regret eating there. Better to book ahead. 0-7563-1797
Not sure if it's still there, but there was also a really nice place called Ari Bar Bar, just off Maharaj - very decent food but more like local Thai pricing, and relaxed in the service arena also so you need to chill and just let it happen as it does!
On PhiPhi my fave is Anna's - again consistently good. Some others are okay but can be very hit-and-miss - one such is Jasmine, when it's good it's very good but can also be quite ordinary.
Thing is with both places, if you ask for recommendations after you've had a good meal you're likely to get proper info for visiting another good spot.
Happy eating! BTW, there's no such thing as Whopper Wednesday in Thailand, so it's a good thing you're off western fast-food rubbish! ;)
Apr 15, 2012 9:34 PM
4Sorry - gave you tips for Krabi when you asked about Railay!
The most spectacular of course is the Rayavadee resort - you can eat there whether you're in-house or not, but you will pay. It's Royal cuisine. If it's a good night weatherwise they'll set you up a table on the sand - or just eat upstairs and enjoy the view. Have a drink in Grotto first!
I stayed there, and needed just to chill so didn't go off-property. I was told about The Last Bar by a couple who said they had great curries there, but I think it's more Indian than Thai - and I also had bad reports about it too, so I didn't try it.
I think the remainder are resort outlets with average international fare, or on-the-sand beach shacks serving up exactly the crap tourist stuff you mentioned in your earlier post.
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