One of the most common questions we get asked is: “What Are The Best Places To Eat On Phi Phi Island?”
There are so many restaurants and great places to eat on Phi Phi Island, that it can be quite a task to choose where to eat. As locals on the island we also have to search out the best places since living on an island can feel sometimes limited in terms of choice. However there are quite a few surprisingly fantastic places to eat on Phi Phi and for most travelers only visiting for a few days at a time, there are more than enough excellent choices to choose from.
Where Are The Best Places To Eat On Phi Phi?
In no particular order, we recommend the following places to eat on Phi Phi as a great place to start when choosing where to eat next!
Unni’s restaurant is our first stop on the places to eat on Phi Phi Island list. This British / Scandinavian-run restaurant was opened in 2007 and is situated in Tonsai Village opposite The Adventure Club Dive Center.
Opening time is 7:30 am for breakfast and closing at 11:00 pm. Unni’s offers a delicious variety of international dishes and has recently launched a new menu including mouth-watering dishes such as juicy meatballs with mashed potato, fish tacos and a new craze in food; ‘poke bowls’ (chunks of raw, marinated fish; which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetable sauces.
They have the best array of fresh healthy salads and a great dessert menu and did we mention the 99 baht cocktails? Well, they are the cherry on the cake!
Location: 60 meters away from The Adventure Club
Efe’s Mediterranean Cuisine
A newcomer to Phi Phi. This Mediterranean gem is quickly becoming the restaurant of choice for ex-pats and travelers alike thanks to its traditional Turkish delights such as homemade tzatziki sauce with fresh bread, sizzling platters, kebabs, and wraps.
This small, cozy restaurant can be found in Tonsai Village and the opening hours are 12:00 pm until 10:30 pm.
Seating is limited so get there early to avoid the queue.
Location: Opposite The Adventure Club
The aesthetics of this small, intimate restaurant might be a little sparse but there is nothing sparse about their food in terms of taste and portion size!
Papaya serves a fantastic low-budget Thai meal with huge portions, and also a full range of Indian cuisine. They offer a great selection of ice-cold fruit shakes to cool you down also. Opening times are 8:30 am until 10:30 pm
By the way, don’t forget to look in their drinks refrigerator.
Location: 60 meters past Dojo bar and Scandinavian Bar. Also, search for the Krung Sri bank
Smiling, friendly staff await you at this small cafe in the center of Tonsai Village. Great value for money and offering salads, sandwiches, burgers, noodle dishes and also some Thai dishes you can’t find anywhere else on the island such as Yum Gai Saab (spicy chicken salad)
They also offer a very nice and large fried breakfast for around 120 baht.
Prices start at around 60 baht for salad and they sell Chang beer for 40 baht and opening times are 9:30 am until 10:30 pm
Location: Opposite Dojo bar
Situated in the heart of Phi Phi is one of the go-to places to eat on Phi Phi Island if you’re craving Indian food. This place serves the best Butter Chicken, the creamiest Korma, and super choice naan bread! They also have a great selection of pizzas and Thai dishes.
During the high season, they also have a live band that plays a selection of modern music that adds a great atmosphere to the dinner.
Open 9:00 am until midnight
Location: Opposite Dojo bar and Krung Sri Bank
Grand Phi Phi Arcade
This cute outdoor restaurant is one of our go-to places to eat on Phi Phi Island at all times of the day. We love the laid-back setting and décor. Super healthy breakfasts are served including breakfast smoothie bowls. The poached eggs are cooked to perfection!
Opening hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Walk 100 meters past the Irish bar on the way to the viewpoint
This awesome place is Thai style with plastic chairs and foldout tables but we don’t eat here because of the furniture. The food speaks for itself! Very popular with the locals. The seafood is fresh and delicious! The Thai food is also fresh and tasty with easily the best Tom Yam on the island.
Open all day and night.
Location: Walk through the Tonsai Village on the way to the viewpoint and take a right (before Casita Resort) towards the water filtration plant.
This is where you come to create your perfect burger!
Create your own burger from scratch and add as many extras as you want. You receive a checklist-style menu where you tick what type of pate you want; beef, chicken, vegetarian, and then tick away for all the extra fillings you require. Oh! And the hash browns are scrummy!
Opening hours from midday to 10:30 pm.
Location: 40 meters away from The Adventure Club
Tom Yum Seafood
Tastiest Thai food and cheapest burger meals on Phi Phi Island. If you are trying to save a buck or two then head here to fill up your belly!
Open from 10:00am until 11:00pm
Location: 20 meters from Dojo Bar and Krung Sri Bank
Local Food Market
Located in the center of Tonsai Village you will find the Thai food market offering cheap, local, authentic Thai cuisine.
Ranging from various noodle dishes, (try the Phad Thai), deep-fried snacks, fried chicken, mango with sticky rice, and ice-cool teas! This place is a gem for picking up many dishes and delicacies!
Open from around 07:00 am – 9:00 pm
Location: Center of the village
Bonus Suggestion – Dow’s Vegetarian Restaurant
Last but not least is our favorite vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Easily the best vegetarian menu on the island offering an extensive list of delicious, fresh, healthy cuisine such as potato wanton, vegetable spring rolls and fried rice pineapple.
Opens midday until 10:00pm
Location: Next to Monster Burger, 50 meters from The Adventure Club
As you can see from our list, there are many great places to eat on Phi Phi island making it a great place to visit for sun, sea, scuba, and food! Now you’ve got a hunger for the many different places to eat on Phi Phi Island, maybe it’s time you booked an excursion?