Nai Han is a rather secluded beach retreat boasting stunning natural scenery and offering a fair number of dining and drinking venues to keep you well-fed and entertained on your holiday. If you are travelling to this gorgeous coastal village for the first time, check out our guide to the best restaurants in Nai Harn.
1. Catfish Cafe
Tucked away off the main road and meters from the beach, Catfish Cafe is a simple and unpretentious roadside venue with a casual setting and friendly ambience. You will be amazed by the quality of food served here. Fresh and delicious, Catfish is a typical local restaurant, where every dish is a fascinating gastronomic trip into amazing Asian cuisine.
2. Mama Seafood
Mama Seafood is a shack-style Thai restaurant serving succulent seafood platters. Next to the mouth-watering seafood, the restaurant provides unbeatable of the ocean. The service is so friendly that Mama Seafood really does feel like a home away from home.
3. Maggie and Mario’s Pizzeria
Lining the main road, Maggie and Mario’s Pizzeria is a must-visit. Serving delicious starters, wood oven fired pizza, authentic Italian pasta and other specialities, the cafe gives you a refreshing break from the Thai and seafood offered in most venues.
4. Rock Salt
Perched atop a small hill overlooking Nai Harn Bay and the luxurious yachts moored at a distance, Rock Salt is a high-end restaurant with an elaborate menu and stunning setting. Providing a modern and chic interior, the fine-dining venue serves eclectic Mediterranean food and delightful seafood, appeasing all palates as well as pleasing the eye.
5. Trattoria del Buongustaio
Perched on a dramatic rock formation, Trattoria del Buongustaio is another sophisticated fine-dining venue serving an electing mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Catering to all palates, the restaurant also offers quality seafood. Depending on the catch of the day, the menu features succulent lobsters, tiger prawns, fresh fish, calamari and oysters cooked to your liking.
Amalfi is an attractive midrange dining venue offering a wide range of local and international dishes to savour. Specialising in quality Italian and Mediterranean dishes, Amalfi serves amazing pizza, pasta, bruschetta and desserts to treat your taste buds.
7. Natural Efe Macrobiotic World
One-of-a-kind and completely natural, Efe Macrobiotic World is a vegetarian-friendly venue, serving outstanding vegan and organic dishes in a unique setting. Designed in an ethnic-style with a spacious tropical garden casting shade over an inviting swimming pool, the restaurant is well worth a visit.
8. Portofino Ristorante and Pizzeria
Owned by an Italian restaurateur, Portofino Ristorante and Pizzeria features a casual setting and a simple decor, serving incredible Mediterranean fare and other European cuisine. Savour thin crust Italian pizza in the open-plan venue or take away and share it with friends in your private villa.
9. Ao Sane Restaurant
With its unbeatable seafront location, genuine Thai dishes and delectable seafood, Ao Sane Restaurant is an idyllic spot to spend an entire day. Relish the chilled out atmosphere of this hidden tiny beach eatery, sip a fresh coconut, and sample an ample selection of seafood for lunch or dinner.
10. Boulangerie Chez Nous
Boulangerie Chez Nous is a cosy French-style cafe attracting visitors to sample a wide selection of freshly baked pastries, mouth-watering desserts and delicious Thai and European fare. The bakery has super fast wifi, and benefits from its great location close to the beach and beautiful Nai Harn lake.
So there you have it, our guide to the 10 best restaurants in Nai Harn! Now, is it just us or is anyone else starting to feel hungry?