Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Natai

Aziamendi

Topping many fine-dining dream lists, the south's hottest new restaurant comes courtesy of three-Michelin-star Basque chef Eneko Atxa (of Azurmendi, Spain, fame) and an internationally acclaimed culinary team. Dinin…
Top Choice International in Ko Yao

Rice Paddy

On the roadside corner at the southwest end of Hat Pasai, this sweet, all-wood, German-owned Thai-international kitchen is very special. Chunky wooden menus reveal flash-fried sôm đam, fantastic falafel and hummus, …
Italian in Hat Khao Lak

Jumbo Steak & Pasta

A hole-in-the-wall joint on the west side of Hwy 4, 6km north of Khao Lak proper, launched by a former Le Meridien line chef who does beautiful pasta dishes in all kinds of flavours: penne arrabiata, hot-and-spicy s…
International in Hat Khao Lak

PhuKhaoLak

With cloth tables spilling to the lawn edge at the south end of Khao Lak's highway strip, it’s hard to miss. And you shouldn’t, because there’s a never-ending, well-prepared Thai-European menu of fried/grilled/steam…
International in Ko Yao

Chaba Café

Rustic-cute Chaba is a haven of pastel-painted prettiness, with driftwood walls, mellow music and a small gallery. Organic-oriented offerings include honey-sweetened juices, coconut-milk-and-avocado shakes, chrysant…
Thai in Hat Khao Lak

Takieng

Of two open-air Thai restaurants beneath stilted tin roofs on Hwy 4, 2.5km north of Khao Lak Town, Takieng is the most popular and attractive. It steams fresh fish in sweet green curry, does a scintillating chicken …
Thai in Ko Yao

Suntisook Restaurant

Run by a sweet English-speaking Thai family, this is a good, authentic restaurant that dishes up green, red and massaman curries, cashew and ginger stir fries, lemongrass-fried prawns and chilli-steamed fish, plus d…
Market in Khuraburi

Morning Market

Don’t miss the morning market at the north end of town. Stalls fry chicken, grill coconut waffles, and bubble kettles with Thai donuts to be dipped in thick, sugary green curry. Tea (10B) arrives caramel coloured an…
Thai in Hat Khao Lak

Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park Restaurant

At the park visitors centre, just off Hwy 4, 3km south of Khao Lak proper, there’s a scenic open-air restaurant perched on a shady slope overlooking the sea. From here, you can take a fairly easy 3km (one-hour) roun…
Thai in Khao Sok National Park

Pawn's Restaurant

A friendly all-female team heads up this humble open-sided eatery: your go-to spot for deliciously spiced curries, from searing red pumpkin-and-veg to beautifully creamy tofu or chicken massaman, and huge hearty bre…