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Thailand is a nation obsessed with food, and Khao Lak is certainly no different. This area boasts one of the most diverse mixes of food offerings in southern Thailand, with some excellent international restaurants and plenty of local food choices. Here’s your guide to the best food in Khao Lak.

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  • Foodie

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Smile Khaolak Restaurant

Restaurants

Mr. Ju, Khao Lak ZERO km Restaurant

Restaurants

Pinocchio Italian Restaurant

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Sun Star Siam Rstaurant

Restaurants

Bang Niang Market

Flea & Street Markets

Happy Beach

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Tandoori Palace

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My Friend Thai Restaurant

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Larn Deo

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Bussaba

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Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Lots of travelers tend to get around Khao Lak by hiring motorcycles, which are easy to rent in Bang Niang.
  • The closest airport to Khao Lak is Phuket, which is around an hour’s drive away. This is served by both international and domestic carriers.
  • Taxis are another easy way to get around Khao Lak, although these can be rather expensive for Thailand standards. Always agree a price before you set off or insist the meter is used.
  • Tipping in restaurants is not expected, but in local places it’s customary to round up the bill or leave spare change as a tip. In more upmarket restaurants a 10% tip is common.
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    Smile Khaolak Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Thai, Fusion)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    With tasty traditional Thai food and high quality international dishes, Smile Khaolak is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. There’s plenty to choose from and the food and service are both outstanding. Situated in a pleasant setting and relaxed atmosphere, the Smile Khaolak Restaurant is a definite must-eat place for at least one of your nights in Khao Lak.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Smile Khaolak Restaurant is extremely popular, so you’ll need to make a reservation to ensure you get a table.
    • If you can’t decide what to eat, order something from ‘The Chef Recommends’ board – you won’t be disappointed.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very tasty massaman chicken 08/04/2018
    • Healthy delicious food 21/03/2018
    • Smile Khaolak Restaurant
    Address:
    5/15, Moo 7, Phet Kasem Road
    Khao Lak 82190
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 83 391 2600
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$16
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    5:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Other:
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    Mr. Ju, Khao Lak ZERO km Restaurant
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai, International)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Mr. Ju’s is a family-run classic Thai restaurant that also sells some international fare. It’s the Thai food that people flock here for though, and it really is as good as it gets. Fill up on tasty Thai classics such as pad Thai, or try a red, green, Penang or massaman curry, cooked and served with the love and attention these classic dishes deserve.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Mr Ju also runs a taxi firm, so if you ask your hotel to ring ahead, he’ll pick you up and drop you off after your meal for a reasonable price.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 277 restaurants in Khao Lak
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good 02/07/2018
    • Perfect! 25/05/2018
    • Mr. Ju, Khao Lak ZERO km Restaurant
    Address:
    10/14 Moo 2, Phet Kasem Road
    Lamkaen Subdistrict
    Khao Lak 82210
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 87 890 4780
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Pinocchio Italian Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    There are a number of Italian restaurants in Khao Lak, but the Pinocchio Restaurant in Bang Niang serves up delicious brick-oven pizzas with a thick and filling crust. With an atmospheric alfresco dining area and a large fan-cooled interior, Pinocchio’s is a great choice for an Italian dinner night while in Khao Lak.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You’ll find Pinocchio’s situated about halfway down Soi Bang Niang #1.
    • Be sure to check out the wines as this restaurant also has an excellent wine list to accompany their classic Italian dishes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #128 of 277 restaurants in Khao Lak
    • Good Italian 09/08/2018
    • Nice food 30/07/2018
    • Pinocchio Italian Restaurant
    Address:
    67/61 Moo5, Tambon Khukack, Aphoe Takuapa
    Phang Nga
    Khao Lak 82190
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 89 923 2395
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$17
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    Sun Star Siam Rstaurant
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If it’s good old-fashioned, authentic Thai cuisine you’re after, you can’t go far wrong with dinner at the Sun Star Siam Restaurant in the Bang La On area of Khao Lak. It’s local, traditional and family-run, and this is reflected in both the service and the food. What’s more, Sun Star Siam is very humbly priced.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Forget your usual rice choice and opt for the pineapple rice dish for a refreshing and tasty change.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 51 restaurants in Takua Pa
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good food-good price 19/08/2018
    • Just Ok 08/08/2018
    • Sun Star Siam Rstaurant
    Address:
    26/27 M.7
    Khukkhak Takuapa Phangnga
    Takua Pa 82190
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 81 476 0500
    Other:
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    Bang Niang Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For a break from the many sit-down restaurants in the area, head to the colorful and chaotic Bang Niang Market for some authentic Thai street food, alongside the usual market shopping stalls. Great for everything from steamed fish and barbequed pork to yellow noodles and banana flavored desserts, it’s important to arrive at the Bang Niang Market on an empty stomach!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Bang Niang Market is located virtually opposite the Thai Navy Boat, and can be reached by following the road that leads up from Bang Niang Beach.
    • While the market is officially open every day (from the afternoons into the evenings), Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the primary days, with much more going on.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Takua Pa
    • Good market to visit 19/08/2018
    • So so 18/08/2018
    • Bang Niang Market
    Address:
    Phet Kasem Road,Khuek Khak
    Takua Pa
    Thailand
    Hours:
    Mon
    10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Wed
    10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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    Happy Beach
    Restaurants (Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For a chilled out dinner beside the sea, head to Happy Beach and watch the sun dip slowly into the ocean while eating delicious Thai dishes served by friendly (happy!) staff. It might be a bit of a walk along the beach to reach, but that only adds to this modest restaurant's charm. What more could you want from an evening in Khao Lak than great food, friendly service and a stunning location away from the crowds? Pure bliss.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • To reach Happy Beach, head for the northernmost end of Bang Sak Beach and keep a look out for signposts.
    • The owner of Happy Beach, the well-traveled Mr Korn, keeps friendly pet pigs nearby so feel free to ask to meet them if you’re an animal lover!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 277 restaurants in Khao Lak
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quiet beach shack 03/07/2018
    • Lovely friendly people 08/05/2018
    • Happy Beach
    Address:
    Moo 7 Soi Nokthong
    Bangmuang
    Khao Lak 82190
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 85 342 8254
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    Tandoori Palace
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    There are a number of Indian restaurants in Khao Lak so if you fancy a change from Thai food, you can really take your pick. Tandoori Palace is one of the top Indian restaurants in the area, serving up delicious Indian favorites in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the onion bhajis to start – they’re particularly good!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 277 restaurants in Khao Lak
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food excellent service 18/08/2018
    • Best place for lunch and dinner in khao lak 18/08/2018
    • Tandoori Palace
    Address:
    67/90-91 Moo5 Soi Bang Niang, Khuekkhak, Takuapa.
    Phang nga
    Khao Lak 82220
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 62 964 2778
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$27
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Other:
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    My Friend Thai Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Head to the beach for a relaxed dinner by the sea with your toes in the sand. The My Friend beachside restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy traditional tasty Thai food in a relaxed and friendly setting. (Incredible sunsets served totally free of charge!)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Time your evening meal right so that you arrive just before sunset.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 30 restaurants in Khuk Khak
    • Very authentic Thai 23/04/2018
    • Wonderful view, excellent food, great staff 21/04/2018
    • My Friend Thai Restaurant
    Address:
    26/180 Moo 5, Petchkasem Road
    Khuk Khak, Khao Lak 82190
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 84 844 6569
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$5
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    Larn Deo
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Orchid Cafe is a laidback, unpretentious affair, with food and prices to match. Serving up simple, authentic Thai dishes, the Orchid Cafe is a popular and busy place to eat in Khao Lak, which is always a good sign!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Orchid Cafe also provides a takeaway service, which is great if you decide you want to eat al fresco elsewhere.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 277 restaurants in Khao Lak
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hands down best food around 13/08/2018
    • Must visit! 12/08/2018
    • Larn Deo
    Address:
    Phet Kasem Road
    (Next door to Dr Chusak)
    Khao Lak 82220
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 89 891 5994
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Other:
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    Bussaba
    Restaurants (International, Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Centrally located and serving up a wide choice of fresh Thai dishes, Bussaba is naturally popular with visitors to Khao Lak. Go for either lunch or dinner and indulge in a spot of people watching along the bustling main drag as you feast on all your delicious Thai food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • As Bussaba can get very busy, it's wise to get your hotel to reserve you a table if you’re going for dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 277 restaurants in Khao Lak
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy! 11/08/2018
    • Delicious! 07/08/2018
    • Bussaba
    Address:
    4/55 M.7 Phetkasem Rd Khuk Khak
    Khao Lak 82190
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 84 851 8847
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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