Khao Lak Restaurants & Dining
What to Eat and Where to Dine in Khao Lak
Khao Lak, while not a gourmet destination, delivers the goods when it comes to family-style dining out.
The area consisting of Khao Lak Beach, Bang Niang and La On has a broad range of cuisine on offer, including Indian, Scandinavian, Italian, German, British and of course Thai, while restaurants vary from hole-in-the-wall roadside eateries to plush hotel food outlets with a lot in between.
Restaurants in Other Khao Lak Areas
Bamboo Bar & Seafood Grill
The name sounds modest enough – after all, how many bamboo-and-thatch seaside restaurants are there in Thailand? It’s only when you wind your way through the sumptuous grounds of Le Meridien Khao Lak Resort towards the beach that you suspect that this evening is going to be a special one. Bamboo Beach Bar and Seafood Grill is located right on the beach and the ‘tharump’ of the incoming waves hitting the strand is never far away. (Read Bamboo Bar & Seafood Grill review...)
Highway 4, in Le Meridien Khao Lak Resort on Pakweep Beach
If anyone could explain just exactly what it is that makes a successful restaurant they’d be able to retire a very rich person after writing a book about the magical ingredients. Some go for atmosphere, but if you want atmosphere without great food you may as well stay at home, right? No, it’s definitely a combination of atmosphere, décor, fine dining and location. Ficus, in The Sarojin, has all of these ingredients and more. (Read Ficus Restaurant review...)
Highway 4, in The Sarojin on Pakweep Beach
Muan Lai - Issarn Restaurant
Straddling a hillside in between Khao Lak Beach and La On is a bright yellow restaurant with superb views north over several beaches. This is Muan Lai –specialising in northeastern Thai cuisine. Breezy and colourful, Muan Lai is instantly noticeable (which is a good thing as it has no English-language sign outside) and is a good choice of venue for sundowners or an early dinner – if not lunch. It’s never crowded so service is more or less instantaneous and the menu consists mainly of grilled meats, potent sauces and sticky (glutinous) rice. If you’ve ever wondered what Khao Lak’s coastline looks like at a glance Muan Lai is the place to take it all in.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Highway 4 in between Khao Lak Beach and La On Village
- Cuisine: Barbecue