Believe it or not, some people actually do not like Thai food! I know unbelievable right? If you are hesitant on traveling to Khao Lak, Thailand because you are one of these people do not let this stop you. We found five excellent restaurants in the Khao Lak area that serve non-Thai cuisines that will tantalize the taste buds of every discerning food connoisseur. If you are a fan of Thai food, these may still be a great try for something different during your holiday adventure. Each of the restaurants has received the coveted Tripadvisor.com Certificate of Excellence for at least one year.
La Piccola Maria Pizzeria – That’s right, Italian pizza in Khao Lak! This is the first Italian restaurant on the beautiful Nang Thong Beach. Centrally located near the Sawanapalm and Sea View Resorts, the view from the restaurant is unbelievably beautiful. Although La Piccola Maria Pizzeria specializes in unique pizza toppings with wonderfully cooked pizza crust, wonderful steak and seafood options are on the menu. For a romantic getaway for a couple’s night out or a family-friendly eatery, La Piccola Maria Pizzeria fits the bill.
Walkers Inn – Looking for a pub kind of dining experience? With a combination of Thai and British cuisines with a pub atmosphere, this is the place to watch that great Rugby or football game. Open since 2009 and located on the Southern end of Khao Lak within walking distance of Khao Lak beach, this casual eatery is a great option for those needing a family friendly venue. Walkers Inn has also cemented itself in many tourism circles for its additional services of transportation (air conditioned cars and limousines) and sightseeing packages.
Rusty Pelican – Who would have thought to bring Mexican cuisine to Thailand? The owners of Rusty Pelican of course! Established in Khao Lak in 2008 and located on Bang Niang beach, this eatery is close to many of the fine resorts of Khao Lak. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy a margarita and listen to the beautiful sounds of nature while sitting in the open-air gardens. Touted as one of the only Gastro Pubs in Thailand, specializing in fajitas, nachos, and Chili Con Carne, this eatery is a favorite among both the locals and visitors. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy a margarita and listen to the beautiful sounds of nature while sitting in the open-air gardens.
Mars Bar – Looking for something a little out of this world and fun? Try the Mars Bar. With British cuisine and fun on the mind this is a great place to sit and have a few brews while watching football. Located on the Bang Niang Beach, Mars Bar is near many of the fine resorts on Khao Lak. During the day, this eatery has a very casual café feel, but at night it turns up to a rock-n-roll destination bar and restaurant full of fun and excitement. Each evening has a different theme with Wednesday being quiz night and Tuesday and Thursday evenings being girls and boys nights where guests dress up as the opposite sex. Whatever the theme of the evening fun is the agenda.
Pizzeria Ristorante Bella Italia – With its open air patio and real Italian fare, this is a must try eatery in the Khao Lak area. Owned by an Italian chef, this restaurant specializes in both pizza and pasta dishes. Authentic Italian cuisine with fresh ingeredients is the key to this venues’ success. The casual setting of this restaurant located near the Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park and Nang Thong Market makes it a great family-friendly restaurant.