For a small town, Phi Phi’s Tonsai Village in Krabi, Thailand has enough eateries to cater to all tastes. From traditional Thai and Isaan food, to Italian and English cuisine, you can find whatever tickles your taste buds.
Food Choices Abound in Phi Phi’s Tonsai Village in Krabi, Thailand
There are so many culinary delights from which to choose. Here is a rundown of some of the local fare to help you make some choices when you’re visiting.
- Issan at the Pier offers genuine Issan food, as well as traditional Thai dishes and fish. Issan cuisine originates from the northeastern region of Thailand, where a dialect of the Lao language is spoken. The food is very pungent and spicy and is similar to the cuisine from Laos. Sticky rice, papaya, fermented fish, chiles and herbs play a major part in many of the recipes.
Located opposite the Beach Bar at the Pier, it opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes late.
- Phi Phi Bakery is not just a bakery. Along with its homemade croissants and muffins, diners can enjoy pizzas, steaks and salads. It’s been around for a while, is a little rickety, but has a kind of cult status, especially with divers.
Located 100 meters from the pier on Tonsai’s main street, it opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m.
- CapuLatte serves smoothies, coffees, teas and juices. Also available are breakfast foods, salads, wraps, pasta and cocktails.
Located in central Tonsai, it has replaced D’s Books. It opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.
- Unni’s Restaurant is a Scandinavian restaurant that also offers Mexican food, salads, western and Thai dishes. Although a very nice place, the prices are inexpensive.
Located in central Tonsai, it opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.
- The Rock is a very laid back upstairs place, with lovely views of Loh Dalum. With pleasant, non-blaring music, it’s a nice place to quietly enjoy Thai and European fare.
Located near the PP Casita bungalows, it opens at 10 a.m. and closes late.
- Le Grand Bleu is a popular Phi Phi restaurant, opened in 1992. It serves excellent French and Thai foods, and is a little pricier and classier than some of the other eateries in town. However, diners report it is well worth the cost. Reservations are recommended.
Located on Tonsai’s main street towards the pier, hours are from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Tonsai Seafood is a delightful place for an evening meal, with the lights of the pier giving the area a magical ambiance. In addition to its seafood offerings, diners can enjoy snacks, pizzas, and sandwiches. You can choose to dine al fresco, in their covered restaurant, or in their bar/restaurant.
Located directly in front of Phi Phi Banyan Villa on the main street along the beach, it opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.
- Italiano, formerly “Mama’s Restaurant”, serves everything a usual Italian restaurant would offer: pizza, pasta, desserts, and a variety of Italian specialties It is a true Italian trattoria.
Located towards the pier on Tonsai’s main street, it opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.
- Anna’s is a relatively new restaurant in Phi Phi. It excels in English breakfasts, German, Italian and Thai dishes. Their ratatouille comes highly recommended.
Located next to Moskito Diving in central Tonsai, it opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes late.
The above is just a sampling of some of the wonderful fare you can enjoy when you travel to Tonsai Village in the Phi Phi Islands.
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