Where to eat and drink: Yala

Yala: Where to eat and drink

Downtown Yala, around the train station is bulked up with noodle and rice shopfronts along with a couple of more comfortable spots. There is a good morning market for breakfast, but one place deserves particular mention.

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Set just a short walk from the train station, Thara Seafood on Pipet Pakdee Rd delivers the goods. We liked it so much we ate here both evenings we were in Yala. If you’re anything like us, you’ll leave more than sated and surprisingly not too poor. The BBQ fish in banana leaf is fantastic. Other standard seafood dishes are available, and while they don’t have an English menu, one or two of the staff speak English. At worst, just go to the BBQ and request one serving of fish, one serving of prawns, one serving of squid and a bucket of mussels. It is hard to go wrong.

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