Khao Lak is a coastal town, 100km north of Phuket, Thailand. It is a lesser-known region with tranquil beaches and idyllic resorts along the Andaman Sea. It is a perfect destination for your family getaway! Check out our picks for the 10 family-friendly restaurants and cool cafes that you and your little ones will love.
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The dreamy ambience at Amici is both inviting and comfortable. Serving wood fired pizzas, scrumptious pastas, grilled meats and freshly baked breads, you’ll be spoilt for choices at this Italian bistro. The alfresco dining area has ample space where kids could run around while adults sit back and enjoy their meal.
Amici Italian Bistro, 67/238 Moo 5, The Waters Khao Lak, Phang-nga 82190, Thailand, +66 76 427 700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amicikhaolak.com, Facebook Page. Opens daily 6pm – 12am.
For a unique Thai dining experience, visit Ao Thong Beach restaurant with the family for authentic Thai cuisine. The restaurant features Thai-style beach huts where diners could enjoy the sea view and a nice meal in an alfresco setting. The ample beach space is ideal for families.
Ao Thong Beach Restaurant, 9/1 Moo 4 Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand, +66 87 886 6486, www.aothongbeach.com. Opens daily 8am – 10pm.
Started by Jane and Tom Moessle with over 30 years of experience in the food business, Bavaria House offers fusion Thai-German cuisine. You will find traditional German staples such as schnitzels, pork knuckle, bratwurst and Thai dishes that pair well with German beer. Little ones will enjoy hearty pastas and crepes.
Bavaria House, 67/101 Moo 5, Bang Niang Beach Road Tambon Khuekkhak, Amphoe Takua Pa, Chang Wat Phang-nga 82190, Thailand, +66 81 091 3281, email@example.com, www.bavariahousekhaolak.com. Opens daily 11am – 10pm.
Owner, Toshi-san and his team proudly offers an authentic Japanese dining experience in the heart of Khao Lak in their family restaurant since 2012. The ambience and architecture of the bistro resembles a traditional Japanese Kaiseki, which reflects seasonality through the ingredients and dishes served. Families with little ones will enjoy the child-friendly service and convenience of accessible restrooms.
Enzo Bistro, 67/281 Bang Niang Beach Road Tambon Khuekkhak, Amphoe Takua Pa, Chang Wat Phang-nga 82190, Thailand, +66 95 607 6040, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enzo-khaolak.com, Facebook Page. Opens daily 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm.
The restaurant serves Thai-Western fusion cuisine with numerous vegetarian friendly options. There are 2 outlets in Khao Lak. Little Steps visited the one on the beach front. It is a perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy dinner with the family. We love the private beach front where little ones could play around. The acoustic live band adds to the relaxing atmosphere.
Green Pepper Restaurant, 55 Moo 5, A. Takuapa, Phang-nga 82190, Thailand, +66 85 655 7626, email@example.com. Opens 3pm – 10pm.
Established since 2008, Hill Tribe Restaurant is the first in Khao Lak which serves northern Thai cuisine. The restauranteur and chef, Khun San originates from Chiang Rai, Thailand. He is passionate about sharing the culture of northern Thailand through his cuisine. Little ones could have fun learning about the culture of hill tribes through the costumes, spices and souvenirs that Khun San specially curated from the North.
Hill Tribe Restaurant, 13/22, Phetkasem Road, T. Khukkhak A. Takuapa, Khaolak, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand, +66 93 648 3860, www.hilltribe-restaurant.com, Facebook Page. Opens daily 1pm – 10pm.
Fancy a guilt-free and sumptuous meal of salad with specially concocted fruit smoothies or shakes? Qcumber is the go-to place for your healthy fix of fresh greens and fruits. The modern salad bar offers a vast array of fresh salads served with homemade dressings and traditional Thai dishes with a healthy twist. You could even enroll in their cooking classes with your little ones to learn how to prepare healthy Thai meals!
Qcumber, 29/32 Moo 7, Phetkasem Road, T. Khukkhak A. Takuapa, Khaolak, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand, +66 63 994 2211, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook Page. Opens daily 11am – 9pm.
Reasonably priced and fuss free, this Thai restaurant is a go-to for casual dining with the family. There are numerous options catered for milder palates. The restaurant readily adjust the spice level of the dishes according to diners’ request. Be sure to expect large crowds during peak seasons.
Rabeang, 39 Moo 6, Khukkhak A. Takuapa, Khaolak, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand, +66 81 079 8725, email@example.com, Facebook Page. Opens daily 11am – 10pm.
Hospitable owners of the restaurant, Franck and Suwaphatre Ringot literally bring smiles to their diners faces with impeccable service and delectable fusion Thai-French cuisine. The restaurant’s raison d'être is to serve the freshest local ingredients prepared in traditional culinary techniques. Hence, the owners place special attention in sharing daily specials and seasonal ingredients before diners make their orders. The passion and dedication of the restaurant team made our dining experience unforgettable. Be sure to make reservations before visiting.
Smile Khaolak, 5/15 Moo 7 Phetkasem Road T. Khukkhak A. Takuapa, Khaolak, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand, +66 83 391 2600, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.smilekhaolak.com, Facebook Page. Opens Mondays – Saturdays 5:30pm – 9pm.
Famous for fresh seafood and dishes which features heavy Thai spices, Takieng is a great dining place for those with an adventurous palate. The restaurant is popular among locals and tourist. It is conveniently located opposite Bang Niang market. Be sure to visit early during peak seasons.
Takieng Restaurant, 26/43 Moo 5, Bang Niang, T. Khukkhak A. Takuapa, Khaolak, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand, +66 86 952 7963. Opens daily 12pm – 10pm.