Bernie's Place has an amazing choice of Thai and Western food all buffet style for 280 baht per person. We have been here many times over the years and have not been disappointed.
This also includes the BBQ, where you choose whatever meat you want and it is cooked in front of you and many choices of ice-cream and topping, all help yourself.
Happy hour is from 4.00pm – 6.00pm and 10.00pm – 11.00pm with 2 for 1 beers and alcohol drinks.
This would also be a good place to take picky eaters as the choices are endless and vegetarians are also catered for.
We always have a meal at Bernie's whenever we are in Krabi, there is such a good selection of meats, salads, vegetables and Thai food.
Crazy Gringos is a family friendly restaurant that is in the Walking Street up the southern end of the beach road at Ao Nang. It is also the place for all day 90 baht Margheritas and there is a menu of over 20 to choose from. Now I had never tried a Margherita until we went here and now I love them. My favorite one is the Hot Chili Mango Marherita.
Their meatballs with Béarnaise sauce and mashed potato was delicious, after being in Thailand for quite a few months I was craving some comfort food and for only 200baht this dish hit the spot. Gary also enjoyed the Crazy Gringo Spicy Burger for 290baht. My favorite dessert here is the Chocolate Mud cake with fresh cream, ice cream and raspberries; it was perfect and only 150baht.
This is a nice place to come for dinner and drinks with a good band that can play absolutely anything you request. The staff are attentive and Dave the Manager is spot on with his recommendations for what to have for dinner. There are also plenty of televisions showing live sporting events.
We are looking forward to coming back to Crazy Gringo’s.
The Last Fisherman bar is Ao Nang’s only true open air beach bar, with tables on the sand and a bar under a thatch roof and a great selection of cocktails. We have been here so many times over the years and love taking family and friends there as it is such a relaxing place sitting there with your feet in the sand drinking cocktails and watching the sunset.
You can also buy snacks and meals here anytime of the day.
The Last Fisherman Bar is the perfect spot to be on those stinking hot days as you can have a swim then sit at the beach bar for more cooling off or maybe try one of the many massage huts that are next door.
We highly recommend a vsiti to the Last Fisherman Bar if you are visiting Ao Nang.!
The Last Fisherman Bar is at the far end of Ao Nang Beach, just past Golden Beach Resort.
Keep walking along the beach on the pathway for about 50 metres and you will see the bar.
(Walk past the bar and there are loads of massage places as well)
If you are planning to go to Aonang Beach in Krabi, Thailand, never use "Tantas Pizza & seafood restaurant".
Should you ignore this advice and choose this restaurant, you will be suspected as a spy by the waiters any time, and ruin your meal which has to be pleasurable.
Dear fellow travelers, I present to you a restaurant that does not know the very basic of a restaurant, only seeking for its own profit.
According to the economic classification, tourism business belong to the third industry, that is, the service industry.
Then, obviously, the restaurant at a tourist spot dealing with tourists also classifies as a part of the service industry for sure.
What is service anyways?
It means thinking in the view of the customers, comprehending their demands; provide appropriate goods and service, earning the profit in return.
In other words, it’s customer-based industry.
I bring caution to the tourists who travel this region that there is a very disrespectful restaurant, which runs without such basic concepts of service and runs on egocentrism.
Thailand, Krabi… Beautiful beach engulfing the blue-green ocean facing Andaman Sea… Aonang beach which stands out as the boulevard of culture…
There is a restaurants that ruins such magical feelings in an instant.
The name is "Tantas pizza & sea food restaurant".
I share with you the experience I had at around 7 pm May 16th, 2012.
That day, we, one foreigner with three Thais, went to have dinner in this restaurant, carrying our cameras.
Shortly after we were seated, we noticed the weird atmosphere among the waiters, not responding well to our questions. At first I thought they were tired.
Out of joy, we took pictures of each other, selected our menu, chatted for awhile, and one friend says, “Pizza takes too long, let’s eat the appetizers first,” and asked for the menu again.
After a few minutes, the owner of the restaurant came along with the menu, threatening to take legal actions if we take pictures of this menu.
Without even knowing what was going on, we told the owner we had no intention to take any pictures of the menu, but she didn’t care to listen to us, repeated what she had to say several times, and returned after saying that every menu in her restaurant had its licenses.
Out of shock, we looked around for any signs saying ‘no photography allowed’, but there was none to be found except for ‘no smoking.’
So we sat around, saying “What kind of restaurant is this? I would leave this place if we hadn’t ordered in advance.” “What’s wrong with the owner.”
For us, we were naturally offended, and we had to say something about this restaurant with its lack of service ethics.
But all of a sudden, a waitress who was eavesdropping on us from afar cut into our conversation, raising her voice.
“Why do you badmouthing our owner? Apologize to our boss, or I shall not serve you your foods.”
Fellow tourists, think about it. Is this for real?
Who is the customer and who is the server here?
I’ve never seen this sort of restaurant in my whole life.
To begin with, why does a waitress meddle with what customers had to say?
Imagine you were to say “This does not taste good at all.” to yourself, and the waiter were to hear that and say, “Why are you talking behind our chef? Apologize or you won’t have your food.” How would you feel?
Is a customer prisoner and is the waiter some sort of a guard?
Where in the world is a restaurant where one can’t speak freely?
If that waitress had her service ethics right, even if she heard such a thing, she would have said “Sir, is there something unpleasant?” without losing her smile, trying to mediate between the owner and the customer.
But this waitress, as if she was the owner’s loyal dog, she tried very hard to please the owner.
Eventually, offended as we were, we started to argue with her, again the owner came, sent the waitress away, told us that she treated as such because we looked like a spy.
Just because we took a picture at a tourist spot, we became spies.
It’s not like this restaurant is a top secret government office. We showed the woman our cameras to check the pictures we took. After checking every pictures, without any doubt, she covered the whole happening with a simple sorry.
Meanwhile, our foods went cold, our feelings offended as far as it could, we just couldn’t stand it.
So we left our foods as they were and tried to leave. The cashier said one thing, “As a sign of our apology, we will give you a ten percent discount on the bill.”
We were so appalled. Fellow tourists. Would you go to this restaurant where they are too busy looking after its fancy menu license to care about customers?
As of this moment, I’d like to start a boycott on this restaurant.
I don’t want any more victims like me, and wish for the prosperity of the nearby restaurants with more delicious foods and professional service ethics.
Furthermore, I urge the owner and the waiteress of the restaurants.
If you really think you’ve done wrong, don’t try to rip off foreign tourists who are ignorant of local information anymore. As late as it is, ponder deeply on what the basic element of service industry. And I hereby demand the waitress who actively picked a fight fired this instant and an official apology.
firstname.lastname@example.org (The email address to which you will send your official apology)
Until I confirm the apology, I will not stop the boycott on this shameless restaurant even if it’s only a one man job.
Those of you who sympathize with my opinion would paste this note on other travel guide or information sites that I have not yet known of. I wish you do not ruin your cherished memory in this self-serving restaurant.
Favorite Dish: nothing
Riding around town in Ao Nang on a rented motorbike, we built up an appetite and decided we needed to have some lunch. We found our way towards Klong Moung Beach. A few tiny restaurants just past the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. We had a great lunch of Thai red curry, pad Thai and steamed rice. A couple of Singha's and we were very satisfied. This is a tiny restaurant, all outdoor dining, partially covered with a slight view of Klong Moung Beach. No credit cards accepted.
One of only two restaurants sitting on the beach-side of the road, it is a great place even during the afternoon for a meal, given the sala-thais that are placed just above beach level, so you could at high tide, eat a starter, go for a swim, come back for the main dish, go for a swim etc etc. In the evening the lights come on ,which with the sea breeze makes for quite a romantic evening. A couple of evenings they even had some Katie Melua playing in the background, instead of the usual mix of Thai hip-hop, rap and Sinatra imitations.
The food is pretty good as well, well served by the two nicest waitresses along the beach road. Although they only have small bottles of beer here it is a reasonable price, meals running into 300 bath for 2.
Favorite Dish: My favourite here was the sweet and sour pork piled up on a steamed rice base.
Went here twice only in 28 days and regretted both times. Not that the food was bad, but I do hate it when a server comes along at least 3 times during a meal to ask me "do I want another beer ?" "can I get you etc etc". It's not as if the place is immense, I could just turn round and see the waiters corner, very annoying. Also had the most expensive beer on the street as they don't have large bottles nd a small one is about 3/4 of the price of a large.
About 400 bath for 2
Favorite Dish: Had a very nice Paed Se Ew, a stir fried noodle and beef dish.
Some great food to be had here, but it is recommended to eat early if you don't want an hours wait. This is where the locals come to pick up a take-away or eat a curry whilst watching the TV. The TV is a bit of a problem as well as most Thais seem to be stone deaf, but the boss doesn't mind turning it down when asked.
Meals for 2 come to around 300 bath inc a large Chang beer.
Favorite Dish: Delicious Pa Nang Curry, but make sure you tell him "mai pet" as this is mainly a local place and they do like it hot.
This family-run place is just a step up from being really local, quite a few tourists in here. Some come for the food, others for the football (soccer) on the tv. The waiter was one of the few Thais I met this year that spoke and understood English, French or Spanish and because he was a follower of football and also a music fan, we managed a fair few conversations in something other than Thai (my Thai is next to hopeless). His parents do the cooking and it is always good and hot. For those that like their food none too spicy when ordering always say "Mai Pet". Most restaurants that are used to foreigners don't make the food too spicy but it's always better to make sure.
A meal for 2 with a large beer is around 400 bath.
Favorite Dish: I had the Paed Thai with shrimp a couple of times and it was always fresh and delicious.
Jointly run by Matt an Englishman and Si, his Thai wife, the restaurant is part of the Koh Kwang resort, also run by them. Good food at very reasonable prices is cooked by Si and served on bamboo tables and chairs in a secluded spot (no traffic).
A meal usually came to less than 300 bath for two including a large Chang beer (66cl).
The resort is just across the road from the beach. They have bungalows and rooms to let that start at 12€ per night up to about 26€ for a superior bungalow. I also rented my scooter from here for 28 days at 180 bath per day.
Favorite Dish: I liked especially the Massaman curry, either pork or chicken.
The food is really good. The seafoods are fresh and reasonable price. I would say it is inexpensive but good quality. They also have good thai foods. It is located right by Krabi River so it got beautiful scenery. The waitresses are friendly and very nice. I would highly recommended this restaurant because I had a really great experience being there. :D MUST GO!!! I'm definately going back and bring all my friends with me next time!!
Favorite Dish: I love Tom Yam Kung! It is a soup with fresh shrimps in it. And it has a combination of sour ,sweet and spicy taste in the dish. yummy
The place serves fresh seafood (kept in tanks :-) ) like crab, tiger prawns, grouper etc. It shuts down at 10:30pm (but it was October end; maybe not season yet)
The waiters are a mix of regular young blokes and lady boys (and though I am all for equality and stuff, it was a little disconcerting)
A lot of local folk recommended the place and we didnt find reason to complain
Favorite Dish: Fiery Red Curry --- Absolutely Sinus Clearing
The restaurant is just opposite beach. It set in an outdoor area, surrounded by gardens. We had dinner there a few times, love the romantic atmosphere and peaceful. The service was excellent and the food was great both Thai dishes and Western dishes.
Ideary is a lovely coffee shop & souvenir shop. Great coffee, great seaview, & very unique style of souvenir. We sat there for a cup of coffee almost everyday. They have both open air area and air con room.
Phra Nang Kitchen situated in the area of Phra Nang Inn. The food there is very delicious. The restaurant provide a very good view of Ao Nang beach during the day. Very relaxing atmosphere, open-air and the service was very good.