The Best 10 Restaurants in Khao Lak - Khao Lak Land Discovery (2023)

01 Nov The Best 10 Restaurants in Khao Lak

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Our team tried different kinds of restaurants in Khao Lak, just to give YOU some good recommendations. We found something for everybody’s taste: from Curry to fresh seafood to traditional Thai food. Of course everybody has his or her own taste but we didn’t make any bad experiences with these restaurants and hope you won’t have any as well. Try yourself trough delicacies of Thailand and experience something new.
For a sensitive palate we recommend ordering “mai pet”, which means not spicy in Thai. Even if you order “a little bit spicy” it could be too much for the European stomach. If you order your dish “mai pet” and you think it’s not enough seasoned or not even at all, you can spice it with different herbs which are prepared and accessible in almost every restaurant.
From now on our team will update this article to give you further recommendations.
Below you will find different restaurants, which will show you the diversity of Thai food.

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  • Chonticha Mookata BBQ
  • Baan Khao Lak Seafood
  • Gold Elephant Restaurant
  • Go Pong Street Food
  • Klong Koo Restaurant

Chonticha Mookata BBQ

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At Chonticha you will find only a few tourists but mainly local people. If you need a break from typical Thai food, visit Chonticha. For only 179 THB you get an all-you-can-eat-buffet, where you can eat as much as you can. Drinks are not included. The Korean BBQ offers a wide range of fish, meat, seafood, vegetables and other side dishes. The staff will provide a charcoal grill on your table, where you can fry yourself your chosen dishes.

You will find the restaurant if you go northwards from Khao Lak. Before passing the petrol station you will find the grocery store Mother Marché. Turn right the driveway before.

Address: Moo 3, Khuk Khak, Khao Lak

Telephone: +66 87 277 1231

Facebook: Chonticha Mookrata BBQ

Opening hours: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Baan Khao Lak Seafood

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Horseshoe crabs are the specialty in this unique restaurant. But you don’t eat the meat, only the eggs of the horseshoe crabs. They are usually served as a salad with mango and peanuts. If you are more into exotic food you have the possibility to try crocodile meat, which is sundried and fried. The restaurant prepares its dishes always freshly because they have their own farm where they grow prawns, crabs and fish.

The restaurant is located southwards from Khao Lak, right over the hill. On the right side you will find the driveway for Merlin and Emerald hotel. Follow the street a few meters. Then you can see the sign of the restaurant, but it is only written in Thai.

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Attention: bring your mosquito spray because the diner is located at the waters.

Address: 1/15 Village No. 2, Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang, Phang Nga

Telephone: +66 76 484 620

Facebook: Baan Khao Lak Seafood

Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Gold Elephant Restaurant

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The cozy restaurant is located at the end of the main street of Khao Lak. You can’t miss it because of its huge golden elephant sculpture in the entrance.

Here you have a wide range of traditional Thai food as well. The popular King Prawns are freshly prepared with garlic. Guests who are looking for European food are in the right spot as well.

Menu: Gold elephant restaurant

Address: 2114 Thanon Phet Kasem, Tambon Khuekkhak, Khao Lak

Telephone: +66 84 443 6553

Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (high-saison)

4 p.m. – 11 p.m. (low-season)

Go Pong Street Food

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This street-food-restaurant is located in Khao Lak towards Bang Niang, next to Seven Eleven 7/11 on the left side. It’s about 300 meters away from our office.

If you want to try something new, order the famous chicken feet. Thai people love them. Most of the time chicken feet are combined with soup. But no worries, the street-food-restaurant offers traditional Thai dishes as well, for example Pad Thai or Green Curry.

Menu: Go Pong restaurant

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Address: 10/1 Moo 7 | Khuek Khak Subdistrict, Khao Lak

Telephone: +66 81 907 7460

Facebook: Go Pong

Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Klong Koo Restaurant

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Located in the jungle, this restaurant has a unique atmosphere and surrounding, which is really popular by the guests. You will find tables and chairs in the river of the national park, so people can cool off by having their feet in the water.

The restaurant is northwards from Khao Lak. Drive until Beyond Hotel and then turn right. Follow the street about 400 meter until you see the sign of the restaurant.

Have you heard about grapes seaweed? Well go for lunch or dinner here and try them! This kind of seaweed growths in the subtropics shallows. The ,,sea vegetable’’ can be served raw as side dish. Legends say it has healing effects 😉

Bring your mosquito spray because the diner is located at the water.

Attention: in case of terrible storms, the restaurant will stay closed!

Menu: Klong Koo

Address: Pak Weep, Khao Lak, Thailand

Telephone: +66 91 649 8052

Facebook: Klong Koo Restaurant

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Khrua Khao Lak – Street Food

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Khrua Khao Lak offers mainly Isaan food. Isaan is an area located in the North-East of Thailand. It’s very different to the southern food of Thailand. You might know sticky rice, which is a traditional food in this area. Another unusual dish for European people is ,,Lap Goi’’, which is raw beef served as a salad.

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The restaurant is situated in Bang Niang, the next town in the North of Khao Lak. Before you leave Bang Niang, you will find the restaurant on the right side. It’s next between the ,,Mango Café’’ and the Forest Resort.

Menu: Khrua Khao Lak

Address: Pakweep beach, Khao Lak 82220, Thailand

Telephone: +66 89 908 1139

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (low-season)

10 a.m. – 2 a.m. (high-season)

Muan Lai E-Sarn Restaurant

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Muan Lai means having fun in English. Here you can enjoy your meals by having an incredible view of the Khao Lak beach. The restaurant offers typical Thai as well as European food.

The easiest way to get tot he restaurant is by taxi, because the restaurant is located on a hill. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the Andaman Sea during lunch or dinner time. Maybe you can even catch a beautiful sunset! Our team agrees: It’s worth the visit.

Menu: Muan Lai E-Sarn Restaurant

Address: 28 Moo 7, Khao Lak, Thailand

Telephone: +66 76 485 225

Facebook: Muanlai E -Sarn Food @ Khao Lak

Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Restaurant Lam Ru National Park

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The restaurant is directly at the Lam Ru National Park. The best way to spend one day there, is to combine trekking through the national park and having lunch at the restaurant. Bring some money for the entry fee of the national park, which is 200 THB for adults and 100 THB for children. After hiking you can enjoy your deserved lunch and the nice view.

Clue: Take a taxi from you hotel to Lam Ru National Park.

If you want to go by foot take a bottle of water and sunscreen with you. Walking there takes about an hour.

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Memories Beach Bar

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This popular beach restaurant is located southwards from Pakarang beach and Apsara hotel. The restaurant offers a variety of burger, sandwiches and Thai food. Don’t miss to order a cocktail by sunset. Search yourself trough the menu, while taking a break and discovering the never ending beach.

If you are interested in surfing, you have the chance to borrow a board or even take surf lessons. One lesson with a private teacher would be 1000 THB. Borrow the board for one hour costs 200 THB.

For deep relaxation book a massage right at the beach. Hearing the waves during taking a massage is an unforgettable moment.

If you want to visit the bar in low-season it might be closed.

Address: Pakarang Beach, Khao Lak

Phone: +66 89 729 2251

Website bar:

Website surf shop:

Instagram: memoriesbeachbar

Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Phu View Restaurant

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Near our office, towards Bang Niang you will find Patty’s Restaurant on the right side. Before Patty’s restaurant is a street, which goes to the right and up the hill to the restaurant. Either you walk about 15 minutes or call the restaurant for a pick up service.

A spectacular view of Khao Lak is expecting you, additionally you might get a sunset for free as well.

Here you will find Thai food as well as European dishes. Pad Thai for example costs 80 THB and a small Chang beer is 70 THB.

Because of its location it’s often fully booked. So don’t forget to reserve a table.

Menu: Khao Lak Phuview

No Address available

Telephone: +66 89 872 2089

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Facebook: Khao Lak Phu View

Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.


The Best 10 Restaurants in Khao Lak - Khao Lak Land Discovery? ›

Khao Lak (เขาหลัก) is a 20 km long strip of coastal resorts in Phang Nga Province on the Andaman Sea beaches of Southern Thailand, about 100 km north of Phuket Town.

How long is Khao Lak Beach? ›

Khao Lak (เขาหลัก) is a 20 km long strip of coastal resorts in Phang Nga Province on the Andaman Sea beaches of Southern Thailand, about 100 km north of Phuket Town.

How big is Khao Lak? ›

Khao Lak is a refreshingly uncrowded tourist destination close to the Phang-Nga area's rugged natural beauty. It's made up of a few towns and white-sand beaches – all scattered along a 15-mile stretch so no spot ever feels too busy.

Is Khao Lak north or south Thailand? ›

Khao Lak is located in Phang Nga Province of Southern Thailand. Approximately 100km from the Island of Phuket, 130km from Krabi town and 30km from the old tin mining town of Takuapa.

What is the best month for Khao Lak? ›

The best time to visit is between December and March when the weather is most settled. The hottest month of the year is March with an average daily maximum of 33 C and an average low of 24 C. The coolest month of the year is September with an average daily maximum of 30 C and an average low of 24 C.

Is Khao Lak nicer than Phuket? ›

Because of Phuket having lots of sordid nightlife and Khao Lak being far more laid back, each place attracts a certain type of tourist. Khao Lak is better for couples, families & divers in general. Khao Lak has lots of restaurants which include all tastes and budget levels.

How many tourists died at Khao Lak? ›

In Khao Lak, the official death count of four thousand is considered by some to be an under estimate, with unofficial estimates reaching as high as ten thousand due to the high number of undocumented Burmese migrants who disappeared.

Why is Khao Lak famous? ›

Khao Lak is world renowned as a scuba diving mecca; with its beautiful coral reefs, and rich marine life, not to mention being the nearest port to the amazing Similan Islands, it has been pulling divers in from all over the world for years.

Can you drink tap water in Khao Lak? ›

The first rule about consuming water in Thailand is that you should absolutely remember not to drink tap water. Tap water is not drinkable anywhere in Thailand. On the other hand, tap water is not drinkable even after boiling.

Are there crocodiles in Khao Lak? ›

Nope, none of this!

Can you swim in the sea in Khao Lak? ›

Khao Lak is the perfect beach for snorkelling and abundant with shade if you value peace and quiet above nightlife and activity.

Where do you fly into for Khao Lak? ›

Phuket Airport is the nearest airport to Khaolak with direct flights to/from Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and Bangkok – Thailand. Krabi International Airport: Khao Lak is about 120 km south from Krabi International Airport and takes about two hours to get there by car.

What is the busiest part of Khao Lak? ›

Bang La On - This is the busiest area in Khao Lak. This is where you will find most resorts, shops, bars and restaurants.

Does Khao Lak have nightlife? ›

Partying at Khao Lak beach bars is a must-do while you're here, and you'll find several decent spots to try out. There are plenty of bars selling beers, buckets and cocktails late into the night. The main place to be is Nang Thong Beach, with a number of bars both on the beach and off in the jungle.

What are the cheapest months in Thailand? ›

If maximising your budget is at the top of your list, consider visiting Thailand during the low season months from May to September. Internal flights and accommodation are often discounted during this time making a holiday in Thailand even better value for money than usual.

What money is best to use in Thailand? ›

We recommend that you change some money into Baht on arrival and it is advisable to carry local currency in small denominations (20, 50 and 100 Baht notes) for tipping and the purchase of small items.

How many nights do you need in Khao Lak? ›

I would recommend 5 nights, to give yourself time to explore the amazing Phang Nga bay, Khao Sok National Park and at least one of Similan or Surin Islands – each of those is a full-day trip in itself.

Are there snakes in Khao Lak? ›

Banded Mangrove Snake

Although this snake is mostly nocturnal (comes out mostly at night), they can often be found resting in trees along the waterline. They can grow up to about 2.5 meters long and can be identified by their vivid yellow stripes.

Is it worth going to Khao Lak? ›

Unlike its neighbors in Phuket, Khao Lak located in the Phang Nga province is a little less crazy and over the top. Depicted by a series of white sandy beaches surrounded by forested hills, Khao Lak is a place worth visiting and exploring.

Are there mosquitoes in Khao Lak? ›

The risk for mosquito activity is extremely high. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when spending time outdoors to prevent bites. The risk for mosquito activity is high.

Are there monkeys in Khao Lak? ›

Of all of the animals that inhabit the Khao Lak countryside, monkeys are one of the most popular among tourists. There are several opportunities for tourists to see monkeys in Khao Lak.

Does it rain all day in Khao Lak? ›

Khao Lak has a hot tropical climate with only a small variation in temperature anually, typically there are both wet and dry seasons, however even during the wet season, showers often arrive in the form of short and heavy downpours usually separated by extended periods of sunshine.

How long is transfer from Khao Lak to Phuket Airport? ›

25km long stretched beach of Khao Lak is located in Phang Nga province where is approximate 80-100km north of Phuket International Airport. Fly into Phuket Airport then travel surface to Khao Lak by taxi is the most common and stress free way. It takes 1 -1.5 hrs ride, depending on which beach you stay.

Do you tip in Thailand? ›

Tipping is NOT customary in Thailand, there is absolutely NO mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated.

What should I be careful in Thailand? ›

Be careful about taking drinks from strangers or leaving your drinks unattended. Crimes involving guns take place in Thailand, and foreign nationals have sometimes been victims of gun crime.

Is it safe to take a shower in Thailand? ›

Tap water in Bangkok is as safe in theory as the tap water in any developed city worldwide. This means that there's no need to boil or treat it before drinking. Bangkok's tap water is certified safe for brushing teeth, showering or making a cup of coffee etc.

Are there jellyfish in Khao Lak? ›

They use the stinging cells to poison small aquatic animals, as it has a paralyzing effect on them. Their prey includes fish larvae, plankton and crustaceans. Larger species eat small fish and other small species of Medusa. The jellyfish in Khao Lak are simple species that are completely harmless.

Is there malaria in Khao Lak? ›

No known risk of Malaria in Khao Lak.

How safe is Khao Lak? ›

Is it safe in Khao Lak? Generally speaking yes, Khao Lak is a safe place to be. There is of course a bit of petty crime here and there, but mostly it is isolated incidents and it vary rarely affects tourists. There is much less crime here than in the bigger towns like Phuket, Pattaya or Bangkok.

How warm is the sea in Khao Lak? ›

Today's Khao Lak / Nang Thong sea temperature is 86 °F.

Where in Khao Lak did the tsunami hit? ›

Just north of the Khao Lak area, the village of Ban Nam Khem was the worst affected in terms of devastation to the local population, with around a quarter of its population of 4,200 lost to the tsunami and 80 percent of homes destroyed.

Is there snorkelling at Khao Lak? ›

Khao Lak is famous for amazing snorkeling day trips. Although many people automatically head straight for the crystal clar water around the Similan Islands or the Surin Islands to explore the underwater world, there is actually plenty of healthy coral reefs just a short trip from their hotels in Khao Lak!

How much is a taxi from Phuket to Khao Lak? ›

The quickest way to get from Phuket to Khao Lak is to taxi which costs ฿3300 - ฿3900 and takes 1h 25m.

What is the closest island to Khao Lak? ›

Koh Pha and Khao Na Yak are both much closer to Khao Lak.

What animals are in Khao Lak National Park? ›

Even today new animal and plant species are being discovered in Khao Sok. Here you can find hornbills, prehistoric deer, several Gibbon species, sun bears, wild jungle elephants and even wild tigers.

What are the longest beaches in Thailand? ›

Hat Sai Ree, Ko Tao – one of the longest beaches in Thailand

If you're just arriving and want to stay on one of the less accessible beaches, it might be a good idea to go with one of the touts who meet the ferries at Mae Hat, the island's main village.

How long should I spend in Khao Lak? ›

How many days do you need in Khao Lak? You need at least 5-6 days to visit Khao Lak. You can easily cover all the major places like Phang Nga Bay, Khao Sok National Park in these days along with one day for visiting the Similan or Surin Islands.

How long is the beach in Thailand? ›

With over 2500km (1500 miles) of coastline and 1430 islands, Thailand has a lot of beaches to offer.

What is the best month to go to Thailand? ›

The best time to visit Thailand is between November and early April. Not only is it the driest part of the year in the Land of Smiles, but it's also the warmest – temperatures hover between 32 and 36 degrees, with up to nine hours of sunshine a day.

Can you wear swimsuits in Thailand? ›

In Thailand, swimsuits are appropriate for the beach or the pool. When you leave either area, for women put on shorts or skirt and a t shirt, or a sarong. For men, shorts and a t shirt will suffice. And for heavens sake, don't wear a swimsuit in the middle of Bangkok.

Where was James Bond filmed in Thailand? ›

When EON Productions choose Thailand to be the main setting for their ninth James Bond adventure, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974), they entered unexplored territory. After filming the dusty streets and dirty khlongs of Bangkok, the production moved southwards to the magical islands of Phang Nga Bay.


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