Although less popular than other Thai beach destinations like Phuket or Koh Samui, Krabi is a treasure trove of beautiful scenery, hidden gems, delicious street food with scores of shopping, dining and relaxing opportunities waiting for you. What better way is there to explore Krabi than through its food? Here’s a list of the best Ao Nang & Krabi restaurants (Halal & Muslim-friendly) for you to explore.
1. Firdaus Restaurant Halal Food Ao Nang
If you’re looking for an authentic (and most importantly, halal) gastronomical experience at affordable pricing, you can’t go wrong with Firdaus Restaurant. It’s very famous for local specialties, like Gaeng Som (sour fish soup) and Pla Kapong Neung Manao (steamed fish in lime) being the most famous. And who can forget the legendary tom yum goong that’s a must-try dish. This restaurant has two branches situated steps away from Ao Nang mosque.
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2. Rotee Yaminlah
Your trip to Krabi won’t be complete without trying out sweet, delicious Thai pancakes made by the popular Yaminlah Rotee stall. Satisfy your cravings with crispy pancakes, toasted to perfection and dripped in a variety of flavours to choose from, like banana, nutella and more. The stall has moved a few times and is currently settled in a new location about 10 minutes drive from Ao Nang.
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3. A-Had Dim Sum Halal AoNang
Craving for dim sum? Why not head over to A-Had Halal Dimsum Restaurant in Ao Nang? With over a dozen types of dim sum and various local dishes, its specialties include chicken siu mai, prawn har gow and many more varieties to tempt your tastebuds. Affordably priced, they are served in an appealing way that will make people want to come back for more!
4. Shabu Zan
Shabu Zan is arguably among the best spots in Ao Nang for shabu-shabu that even many locals don’t know about. Affordably priced, the shabu-shabu here comes with an amazing selection of fresh ingredients, cooked over a broth that’s both savoury and delicious. Also worth mentioning is the ambiance here, it’s warm and inviting, making it perfect for an evening of enjoyment.
5. Burger Bung
Sink your teeth into the tantalizing burgers served at Burger Bung. Situated in Ao Nang, many have travelled from faraway to taste the sensational burgers served here, with some claiming them to be some of the best burgers they’ve ever tasted. The burgers are made to order and can be stacked as high as you like, topped with heaps of juicy beef or chicken patties, caramelised onions, melted cheese and toasted hand-made buns
6. At Ao-Nang Krabi (Aonang Kung Paow Seafood)
Serving international cuisine with an emphasis on southern Thai classics and seafood, a trip to At Ao-Nang Krabi (formerly known as Aonang Kung Paow Seafood) will fill your palate with flavour. Open all day, tantalize your tastebuds with popular dishes include seafood platters, padthai, tom yum goong and more
7. Taj Palace Ao Nang
A fancy place in Ao Nang for local Indian flavours, Taj Palace will dazzle your senses with authentic Indian food. Adding their own twist to Indian and Thai food, you’ll find some fantastic combinations like Prawn Tikka, Tom Kha Gai (Thai chicken soup with lime & basil) and more. You’ll definitely be satisfied with their menu choices here as they also serve western, arabic and vegan cuisines
8. Ummi Sushi Halal Yakiniku & Shabu
Japanese food lovers may want to head to Ummi Sushi, a Japanese restaurant in Ao Nang that serves the most exquisite dishes, made from the freshest ingredients. Offering a variety of sushi, ramen, shabu shabu and izakaya-style dishes, you are bound to have the most exciting gastronomic experience here
9. Sareefah Restaurant Halal Food
Another halal Thai restaurant that you should try while in Ao Nang, is Sareefah Restaurant. From barbecued seafood to local classics, this humble establishment serves them all, at relatively affordable prices. Bring all your loved ones with you to share the deliciousness and joy here
10. Koh Klang Seafood Krabi
For a unique dining experience unlike any other in Krabi, head on over to Koh Klang Seafood restaurant. Soak in the captivating views of the surrounding mangrove forest as you indulge in the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste. The atmosphere here is relaxed and casual, a perfect escape from the mundane concrete jungle. To get here, you have to take a short longtail boat ride from Krabi town, as it’s inaccessible by road.
11. Kanabnam View Seafood
An alternative to Koh Klang Seafood just a few minutes downriver, Kanabnam View Restaurant offers the same exact premise as its neighbour. Sitting by the river, its chill and laid-back ambience makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind. The menu is excellent, prepared with the finest ingredients and seafood caught fresh from the sea. The only way to get here is by longtail boat from Krabi town.
12. Abubak Halal Dim Sum (Na Mueangbi Halal Dimsum)
One of the most popular dim sum spots in Krabi town, Abubak Halal Dim Sum (also known as Na Mueangbi Halal Dimsum) is one of the few restaurants that serve the dish halal. Queues can sometimes get pretty long in the morning but the dishes are prepared piping hot. Definitely arrive early if you want to get your food fast. They serve pretty good Thai congee too, for those who prefer heavier breakfasts.
13. Roti Bangnara Krabi
Hands down, Roti Bangnara is arguably the most popular breakfast spot in Krabi. You can find all your Malaysian favourites here, it’s especially famous for its roti canai. Eat it when it’s piping hot and you’ll enjoy every bite of the crispy and fluffy roti. Other delicious must-trys include nasi kerabu, murtabak and satay. Wash your breakfast down with a side of iced tea.