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Ko Phi Phi

Eat and meet

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi isn't famous for its food. There's a handful of half-decent places, but much of is it tourist-orientated in both price and quality. The best local food is in the market in Ton Sai village.

  • Sunflower Beach Bar
    4.5 stars

    Top spot!

    Ao Lo Dalam

    This is our favourite bar on Ko Phi Phi: laid back, friendly and great tunes. Sunflower is set at the far eastern end of Lo Dalam, just before you reach PP Viewpoint Resort. There's a large boat on site which has rooms available for rent within and the main part of the bar with pool table is ... read more

  • Ciao Bella
    4.5 stars

    Best Italian on Ko Phi Phi

    Ao Lo Dalam

    Let us make things simple: this is the best Italian restaurant on the island. Set right on Lo Dalam Beach the shady Ciao Bella is a great spot for lunch or dinner, with the shade offering respite on what is a largely shadeless beach. While Thai is also available, if you're here, it should be the ... read more

  • Carpe Diem
    4 stars

    A good spot

    Ton Sai Beach

    Midway between Carlitos and Hippies there is a better option for an enjoyable night out, Carpe Diem. They play a good mix of music that won't numb the mind, and the atmosphere is just right — Indian-style seating at low tables, some of which is found inside an old longtail down on the beach, and ... read more

  • Jordan's Irish Pub
    4 stars

    Very popular

    Ton Sai village

    It looks like just about every visitor to Ko Phi Phi ever has written on the walls, floor and roof here. With its graffiti strewn walls, 3-for-1 buckets and iced beer on tap, Jordan's Irish Pub is the hub of Ton Sai village's party quarter. There's TV, pool tables, good staff and pretty good drink ... read more

  • That Orange Place
    4 stars

    Orange and tasty

    Ton Sai village

    Yes, this place is really called "That Orange Place" and when you see it you'll know why. The walls and parts of the ceiling are plastered with recommendations from guests (we liked the "Better than sex" one) and they're all right, the food is excellent. All the Thai standards are covered, with a ... read more

  • Esanthemroy
    4 stars

    For all your Isaan needs

    Ton Sai village

    Located just around the corner from the village market, this excellent little Thai spot specialises in Isaan food. If we hadn't been obligated to try other restaurants on Ko Phi Phi we'd have quite happily eaten every single meal on the island here. While the menu isn't extensive, most of the ... read more

  • Reggae Bar
    3.5 stars

    Boxing and boozing

    Ton Sai village

    Located in the heart of Ton Sai village lies the Reggae Bar, but reggae is far from the main attraction. Reggae Bar is famous for its muay Thai boxing ring, which sits at the centre of the bar and hosts regular exhibition events and occasional real fights. What makes it famous though is on any ... read more

  • Papaya
    3.5 stars

    Huge servings

    Ton Sai village

    Come the evening, very popular Papaya often ends up with a queue outside as both Thais and tourists wait for eat-in or takeaway. Food at Papaya is stock standard Thai and while we at first recoiled at the prices, the servings are really oversized and at least three times (yes, three times the size) ... read more

  • Hippies Bar
    3.5 stars

    Long- and late- running

    Ton Sai Beach

    A fair walk along the boardwalk will bring you to the kind of mellow Hippies Bar and Restaurant. Axe pillows get laid out of the sand from late afternoon and this can be a good spot for an end of day cool drink — before things pick up. Likewise, the restaurant portion is still a good family ... read more

  • Breakers
    3.5 stars

    A good central bar

    Ton Sai village

    Breakers was "started by a couple of guys who wanted Phi Phi to have a real pub" and we reckon they've succeeded. Breakers is however more of a bar than a pub, and as Jordan's across the road pretty much satisfies the pub niche, that's no big deal. Food servings are large and heavy and are best ... read more

  • Stone's Bar
    3 stars

    Best of the noisy bars

    Ao Lo Dalam

    Lo Dalam isn't too shabby when it comes to beach bars as long as you like them really, really loud. Like here. As with most of the beach bars, Stone lays out axe pillows and cushions to ease the pain of the inebriation, and there's nightly shows to keep the eyeballs entertained. Likewise, as ... read more

  • Little Britain
    3 stars

    Bacon

    Ton Sai village

    For a hearty and delicious English breakfast, Little Britain is one of your best bets. The restaurant is named after the infamous British comedy series, but the food is no joke — they go all out to deliver an authentic taste of home to expats. The walls may be scuffed and the menus very worn, ... read more

  • Carlitos
    3 stars

    First off the rank

    Ton Sai Beach

    Carlitos is the first bar you'll reach as you start to walk from Ton Sai village towards Long Beach. The bar has an on- and off-beach portion with beachside being by far the better option. This is where the recovery centre was set up right after the tsunami but there's no sign of that today, which ... read more

  • Matt's Joint
    3 stars

    Watch the mayo

    Ton Sai village

    If you're looking for an eating frenzy to recoup that energy you burned off diving, or to soak up last night's beers, head here. Matt's Joint is an eat all you can barbecue place with chicken fillets, burgers, sausages, salmon steaks, kebabs, baked potatoes, pasta and salad. They also offer ... read more



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