Saladan Village is the main shopping centre of Koh Lanta where the ferry ports are located. Saladan offers the widest choice of restaurants in the closest proximity to one another. There’s quite a number of restaurants here ranging from simple street food of chicken and sticky rice to fashionable dining.
Restaurants On Stilts Over The Water
The best eating in Saladan with some wonderful views are all the restaurants built on stilts over the sea. If you go into Saladan follow the road till it ends. Turn left and you will find many seafood restaurants offering the catch of the day: Saladan Seafood and Lanta Seafood Restaurant – enjoy squid, crab, prawns and a really nice dish to try is Bhla Neung Man Ow, steamed fish with lemon, garlic and chili sauce. Some restaurants are open early morning and all will close around 22:00.
If you turn right along the waters edge again, you have many restaurants to choose from: Sea View Seafood is good quality. Then further along, enjoy the Coco Restaurant. Star Restaurant has amazing Green Curry and Massaman Kai, then Baifern noodle shop offers a nice cheaper option in town.
Next is Catfish Bookshop and Restaurant, which is great for burgers, club sandwich, and breakfasts – the Thai food is always first rate here. BOHO Hostel (formerly Sincere Guesthouse) makes for a nice place to eat and relax with a BBQ on Saturdays and jam sessions, with everyone welcome.
Saladan’s Finest Restaurant
Along this road, but not on the waters edge, you will find Kung Restaurant, where you can sit outside, The Old House Restaurant, with very good Thai food and Indian selection, and the Frog. The Frog Restaurant is without a doubt Saladan’s finest Restaurant and makes a perfect setting for a romantic couple or socialising with friends and family. The have an extensive wine cellar at the front of the shop. Then you have a choice of sitting in a beautiful garden or upstairs overlooking the garden.
This road also allows access to Koh Lanta’s main pier where you can catch the ferry to Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket and Ao Nang. If you fancy a bite before your trip check out the @Pier Restaurant serving mainly Thai dishes. This restaurant is also open early every day if you need to eat breakfast.
Restaurants Not On The Water
The road going into Saladan on the left side near the market is where you will find Sala Lanta Restaurant, which is always busy due to the location and good food. Parkway Restaurant offers simple Thai food. Straight across from the 7-Eleven shop, there is usually a small vendor selling sticks of BBQ chicken, pork and sticky rice, which makes for a great simple snack during the day.
Cheap Eats And Lots Of Choice
Just before you enter Saladan on the left side of the road you will find a host of outdoor restaurants offering cheap food with no frills. Pad Kapow Kai (spicy chicken with basil) with an egg on top of your rice is ideal.
Saladan Village, Koh Lanta: Restaurants We Recommend
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- The Frog (open high season)
- Saladan Seafood Restaurant (open all year)
- Catfish (behind the bookstore)
- Cheap eats – Sticky rice and chicken
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