Get your knives, forks and chopsticks ready as we count down the top 10 restaurants on Koh Phi Phi.
139/9 Moo 7, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why eat here? Simply the best! Home to the finest Massaman curry on the island, Papaya wows diners with its consistently fresh and mouth-watering flavor combinations. For authentic Thai food, accommodating hospitality and a cozy place to kick back and relax, look no further.
Best dishes: Massaman curry, fried whole fish, green curry
47/18 Moo 8, Ao Nang, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? ‘The little restaurant next to the bridge’ offers free appetizers and great tunes, so we’re already off to a perfect start. Tucked away at the end of Tonsai Village and overlooking the river, this unassuming establishment serves exceptional traditional cuisine with a side of friendly service.
Best dishes: Tom Kha Gai, garlic and pepper prawns
Near PPinsula, 194 mu7 T. Ao-nang Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? Noodle lovers rejoice! Rice noodles, egg noodles, glass noodles – you might just lose you’re noodle choosing a meal. Not to mention the meat and seafood options. Good luck and happy eating.
Best dishes: Pad Thai, glass noodles with vegetables
Located next to the post office, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? Don’t be fooled by its demure façade because the cheap, authentic Thai food found in Lemongrass is varied and spectacular. Spice enthusiasts will not be disappointed, so the traveller with tentative taste buds is advised to order cautiously.
Best dishes: Sticky mango rice, Penang curry, seafood chili cream curry
111, Moo 7, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? With free Wi-Fi, an extensive selection of Thai and European dishes and attentive wait staff, this clean and well-known restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Arrive early for dinner, or be prepared to wait.
Best dishes: Green curry and vegetable tempura, spring rolls
Le Grand Bleu
137 moo 7, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? One of few ‘fine dining’ eateries on the island, Le Grand Bleu serves a fusion of French and Thai delicacies, with scrumptious results.
Best dishes: King prawn curry, scallop risotto, mussels in green curry
Ba Keao Bay, Loh Lana Bay, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? For a dose of Farang-friendly ‘Western’ food, a decent coffee or perhaps a smorgasbord of phenomenal Thai options, you can’t go past this popular gathering spot. Bodacious burgers and even better company.
Best dishes: Burgers, burgers, burgers!
125/36 Moo 7, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? Unni’s uber-clean open kitchen cooks up an awesome array of Thai, Mexican and Scandinavian dishes. Gorgeous presentation and generous portion sizes.
Best dishes: Chicken quesadilla, Thai chicken and cashew nut
Behind Outriggers Resort, Loh Ba Kao Bay, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? Fantastic Thai food accompanied by some of the best fresh fruit shakes and smoothies anywhere on Koh Phi Phi. Fresher than fresh produce and speedy service.
Best dishes: Lemongrass prawn salad, fresh fruit shakes/smoothies (particularly mango and lemon), papaya salad
Laem Tong Beach, Laem Tong Bay, Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Why dine here? Dine with the sand between your toes at family-friendly Jasmine’s on Laem Tong Beach. Cheap, tasty food, open kitchen and reggae music – what more could you ask for?
Best dishes: Laab Gai, papaya salad, battered chilli prawns