3 Best Thai Food in Krabi

Trips to Krabi are usually short, right? When a trip is short, make good dining decisions. We’ve narrowed down to 3 amazing local Thai restaurants in Krabi that are well-loved by locals and tourists.

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Ruen Mai Thai is the undisputed best Thai restaurant in Krabi. Once located in Krabi Town, Ruen Mai Thai re-opened in a nice new location in Klong Chilat, just out of town. Ruen Mai Thai has a compound to grow organic vegetables and herb — a farm to table concept gaining popularity around Asia. The menu celebrates southern Thai cuisine. Enjoy dining outdoors in a garden with pretty flowers and wooden boardwalk.

Opens daily 10am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
117 Moo 3, Sai Thai, Krabi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruenmaikrabirestuarant/

Ruan Thip is a strong contender for having the best Thai food in Krabi. The menu serves traditional southern Thai food which of course involves using southern style curry – made with paste heavy with dry chillies and a dose of coconut cream. The restaurant is huge and almost full house always, though they never compromised on quality. In fact, it is listed as one of the most consistently good Thai restaurants in Krabi!

Opens daily 1030am – 12 midnight
16 Thanon Nwan, Krabi Town
Facebook (unofficial): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruan%20Thip%20Ao%20Nang/577086209147458/

Nong Joke is a second-generation restaurant. It first begun as a small market street food stall selling Thai curry and rice. It got very popular and business grew. The restaurant almost disappeared with time, but thank goodness Joke (nickname of the son of the founder) decided to take over his dad’s business to preserve the legacy of his family business serving good southern Thai food, cooked using his family recipes.

Opens daily 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm
50/3 Thanon Kong Ka, Krabi 81000
Facebook (unofficial): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nong-Joke-Restaurant/128741137224411

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Anna lives to explore. She loves digging toes into warm sand, diving, hugging trees, eating with locals, yoga and meditation. She enjoys stuffing her face with good food and prancing through back alleys of urban spaces. Some say Anna lives carelessly, she says "live wild, live carefree."