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, 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.
The Reaun Mai Seafood restaurant is a favourite to try the hot plate. You will also find the The Black Pearl, Lanta Pizzeria which also does take away and the Swedish Restaurant (actually Thai owned) who used to be a DJ and is stacked with music memorabilia.
If you turn right along the waters edge again you have many restaurants to choose from – the Terrace restaurant, Sea View Seafood are good quality places. Then further along enjoy the Coco Restaurant and Mary Ann’s nice little bar and restaurant. Star Restaurant has amazing Green Curry and Massaman Kai then Baifern noodle shop offers a nice cheaper option in town then followed by Papa Restaurant which is very large and normally busy and also offers a sushi bar.
Next is Catfish Bookshop and Restaurant which is great for Burgers, Club sandwich, Breakfasts and the Thai food is always first rate here. Sincere Guesthouse makes for a nice place to eat and relax with a BBQ on Saturdays and a Jam sessions happening, everyone welcome. Then stop at the Lanta Lantern guest house where you will be welcomed by Fran the owner.
Saladan’s Finest Restaurant
Along this road but not on the waters edge you will also find Kung Restaurant where you can sit outside, The Old House Restaurant with very good Thai food an Indian selection and the Frog. The Frog Restaurant is without a doubt Saladan’s finest Restaurant and makes for 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 sitting 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 which runs parallel to the waters edge also enjoys the Sandbar Restaurant
The road going in to Saladan on the left side near the market you will find Sala Lanta Restaurant which is always busy due to the location and good food. Parkway Restaurant which 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, makes for a great simple snack during the day.
Just before Saladan town on the right side of the road, near the Kon Tiki dive shop is the Nong Cat Restaurant which offers a stunning setting away from the crowds with amazing real Thai food to match. If you ask for spicy they will make it spicy delicious food with a great host.
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
The Frog (open high season)
Saladan Seafood Restaurant (open all year)
Nong Cat ( open high season )
Catfish (behind the bookstore)
Cheap eats – Sticky Rice and Chicken
Read customer reviews of Saladan Seafood Restaurant on TripAdvisor
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