The range of cuisine in Khao Lak is huge, and you can probably find some of the same dishes at better prices elsewhere, but you shouldn't miss the opportunity to have lunch or dinner contemplating Bangniang quiet beach, sitting on the balcony you can hear the sound of ocean waves and enjoy its immense turquoise. If you go with children will enjoy playing these on the playground Restaurant. It's clean and luxurious, with exquisite dishes at affordable prices. If you just want to sit and have a drink on the terrace then you'll have to try their natural fruit smoothies.
Khao Niau is a Thai restaurant with all the essence of the province of Isan (in the country's northeast), not only for its cuisine, but also its language. A German chef also prepares dishes from northern Europe. A great place to dine for every taste, with delicious and succulent dishes at affordable prices when compared with those of Spain, but expensive for Thailand. You can choose to eat at tables or sit on the floor on enormous cushions. It's next to Bang Niang market, about 5 km north of Khao Lak.
Get up early one morning in Khao Lak, go hiking, or diving or just go for a walk, and you realize you don't crave bacon and eggs, and you're certinaly not craving any spicy noodle soup since you just got up. You could go for a great latte and some freshly baked pastries, though, or sweet crepe. You wonder, where do I find that? Stempfercafe, on the same main road in the center of Khao Lak. In Asia they miss this type of succulent breakfast, here these are like the corner bakery, also quite cheaper. While eating some of their delicacies, if you bring your laptop, perfect, free Wi-Fi for their customers.
This Asian restaurant is located in the small town of Koh Panyee and you can access it from your dock. All along the pier you'll discover that the basis of food in this town is the fish that they keep alive and that they sell for use in the restaurant. Although they offer sauteed meat dishes with vegetables like throughout the rest of Thailand, ideally you should order a good fresh fish accompanied by a typical soup and sauteed vegetables. In Thailand, everything is served together to enjoy the mixture of flavors that the dishes hold. Similarly, the presentation of the dishes and their odours are just as important for the enjoyment of the meal. This is the basic premise of Thai cuisine that I'm sharing in case anyone wants to delve into that realm of gastronomy. This place was a reference to discover the most typical cuisine of the country and I assure you that everything was great. If you visit the village, don't hesitate to eat here.