Ao Nang, Thailand



Some restaurants in Ao Nang have a "Clean food, Good taste" sign. The sign indicates the foods are cleaned with boiled water and cleanly prepared (for a reasonable price) - meaning the meals prepared are certified safe for consumption. All restaurants with this certification will be more than satisfactory in every way. Even without the certification, the foods served by most of the eateries (including street stalls and carts) in Ao Nang are safe to eat.

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You'll have no problem dining out in Ao Nang, many are a short walk from one another. A popular dining destination is along the 500 metre esplanade but the area specifically targets the Western tourist and therefore eating here tends to cost more. Though not known for its gastronomy, Ao Nang nevertheless offers a reasonable choice of restaurants (including those located at the hotels and guesthouses) including Thai, Indian, Italian, American and British establishment - many operated the expat community. Being a coastal town, seafood prepared Thai style is a major attraction - the seafood is also fresh! For the less adventurous, there are the fast food chains including McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Swensens.

Kitchen at Lae Lay Grill by kallerna

Being a tourist town, expect to pay double the price eating at a restaurant here than in nearby Krabi Town. Main course is about 150 baht and seafood very much more, starting at 250 baht. If you are a backpacker or searching for cheap eats, there are plenty of street carts around town serving a wide variety of Thai fast food dishes including snacks. Generally places along the beach cost more than the restaurants and stalls up the hill (about 300 metres beyond McDonald's). Though you have to walk the distance from the town centre, the eateries up the hill are not only cheaper but also offer better value.

Street food in Ao Nang by kallerna

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