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.
The Rayavadee Resort has four restaurants. This one is located in the center of the resort with no beach view. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with one entire side of the restaurant completely open to the outdoors. The drink menu is the same at all four restaurants (we know this because we dined at each one). Wine is very expensive. The food is Continental Cuisine with a slight Thai flair. We ordered a salmon cake appetizer that we shared that was quite tasty. I ordered a pork tenderloin dish with a curry sauce accompanied with a sweet potato creme brulee and vegetable spring rolls. This was delicious! I cannot say enough about the outstanding service they provide. The staff is quietly attentive without ever interrupting your meal or conversation. We were pleasantly entertained by two live musicians playing traditional Thai music. After we finished our meal, we relaxed with the rest of our wine. To our surprise, two beautifully costumed Thai dancers appeared and performed for us. This was just so amazing! This will definitely be one of those dining experiences that I will always remember.
We had such an enjoyable meal at Raya Dining, we decided to try out the other restaurants at the Rayavadee Resort. It just so happens we were the very first customers to dine at Krua Phranang at the beginning of the season. The restaurant is located along the Phranang Beach with gorgeous views. They have a buffet style spread of food that is just amazing! Several kinds of appetizers to choose from, a salad station with pre-made types of salads or you can have a salad created to your liking. A couple of soups to choose from. I had the cream of asparagus soup that was absolutely delicious. The main course is prepared for you. We had a choice of 4 entrees. I chose the Snow Fish with ginger and spring onion. This must be a pretty large fish because it appeared to be very meaty but flakey at the same time. The dessert station is fantastic. You have to have the Tiramisu in a martini glass! Creamy and light, it's like heaven! The evening's entertainment were five performances of traditional dance and music. Again, just amazing service at this restaurant. Even though this was buffet style dining, we were accompanied by the wait staff to and from our tables as we visited the buffet and never being interrupted once we were at our table. Just a wonderful dining experience! Dinner with a bottle of wine was about 7800 baht or US$236.00, the wine taking up most of the cost.
On this particular evening, the restaurant was serving Italian inspired cuisine. Like Krua Phranang, it was set up as a buffet. Appetizers, salads and soups. A pasta station with unique and various types of pastas to choose from as well as various sauces, mushrooms, seafood and vegetables to add into your customized pasta dish. I chose something simple - a few tortellini and ravioli's with a scrumptious pesto sauce with various mushrooms. This restaurant is located on Railay Beach West. We had no idea the Rayavadee Resort extended to Railay Beach as most of the resort is located towards Phranang Beach. We shared cocktails with our Sand and Sea Resort neighbors prior to dinner at this restaurant witnessing a lovely sunset. The dining experiences at the Rayavadee Resort is just superb!
Prior to dinner at Krua Phranang, we arrived early to have a cocktail at The Grotto at the Rayavadee Resort. An outdoor bar with tables and chairs set in the sand at the entrance of a cave. The view of the sun setting isn't quite that good from here because you have this gigantic land mass in your way. But, the view of the beach is still beautiful nonetheless. The Grotto closes early at around 8pm. They do serve food but nothing extensive.
Sala Bua (Thai) and Lo Spuntino (Italian) are not really two restaurants, but one restaurant with distinct and different menus. The restaurant is one of many in a side street overlooking a narrow strip beach called “Seafood Street” in the centre of Ao Nang. There are number of restaurants in this “street” and it is clear that the high levels competition produce the benefit of good food at reasonable prices. I do think they manage to cook good food irrespective of which menu you use and there is no problem with ordering from both.