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Rawai Beach

Eat and meet

Rawai Beach

Rawai's beach road is scattered with small bars and restaurants and the sea gypsy village on the northeastern end of Rawai Beach is an interesting place to visit.

  • The Recycle
    4 stars

    Check it out!

    64/2 Moo 6 Viset Road
    T: (089) 729 5199

    If there wasn't a sign out front advertising barracuda and shark steaks, The Recycle would be easy to miss. This unusual spot is nestled at an awkward intersection at the southwestern end of the main beach road. The advertised steaks are quite popular and the family who owns the joint make a ... read more

  • Mando Beach Club
    4 stars

    Rawai's fancy option

    43 Moo 6 Viset Road
    T: (081) 311 8189

    By the Rawai Beach Resort, the Mando Beach Club is the classiest joint on Rawai's beach road — if you fancy an evening with white tablecloths, head here. Serving primarily Western mains, this is the perfect place to sip a glass of wine and watch the sun set, though it is quite popular for lunch ... read more

  • Sea Gypsy Village (Baan Chao Thai Mai)
    4 stars

    Great food

    Most people in the small Sea Gypsy village speak some English and are happy to talk with you, especially about fishing. Primarily Muslim, residents stem from Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma and Thailand and now host one of the area's largest fish markets. Large tanks hold fresh fish, crab, prawns and ... read more

  • Nikita's
    3.5 stars

    Beachfront setting

    Rawai Beach road

    Set at the northern end of the Rawai Beach road, friendly Nikita's offers Thai and international food in a rambling seaside setting. Popular both for lunch and dinner, we preferred it for lunch as you're better placed to enjoy the lovely seaside view. The comprehensive menu covers all the Thai ... read more

  • Pakbang Food Centre
    3.5 stars

    Great setting

    Located at the southern reach of the bay, Pakbang is a popular choice with the locals. Though all stalls along the beach have English menus, you might get something even better by just pointing to what the Thai person next to you is eating. Each stall bears similar food and the seating ... read more

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