Thara Kitchen is located on Nopparat Thara Beach, right at the entrance of “Nopparat Thara Beach – Phi Phi Islands National Park.” At the front of the restaurant, you can see broad selection of fresh seafood such as prawns, shellfish, crabs, and fish. You could ask the chefs to cook ones that are swimming in tanks or ones that have been laid out on ice to you liking; you could also ask the waitress for recommendations or you could see what you want to have from the menu.
Please be patience when trying to order, most Thais do not understand English very well. We really love to recommend you to order shellfish, since Thara Kitchen is also well known for having wide selections of fresh shellfish for visitors to try such as areola babylon (Hoi Hwan), meretrix meretrix (Hoi Tarab), dog conch (Hoi ChakTeen), oyster, and many shellfish that we do not even know the name.
Both “Deep fried sea bass in fish sauce” and the well known “Tom Yum Koong” taste exactly as they should have been. Freshness of shrimp and sea bass make these local favorites special.
There are still many recommended dishes at Krua Thara such as “Yum Sam Hoi” or “Three type of shellfish salad,” “Kung Chae Buay Pud Ma Karm Peak” or “Banana Prawn in Tamarind Sauce,” “Pu Nim Pud Prik Thai Dum” or “Soft Shell Crab with Black Pepper,” “Kang Som Pla Kra Bork” or “Sweet-Sour Mullet Fish Soup,” “Kang Pud Kra Tiam Prik Thai” or “Mantic Prawn with garlic and pepper.” The last but not least are their popular “Somtum” or “Thai Payaya Salad” such as “Somtum Poo-Ma” or “Somtum with crab” and “Somtum Koong Luak” or “Somtum with soft-boiled shrimp.”
By now, we are pretty sure that you would like to go and try out some fresh seafood. Krua Thara open daily from 9 am – 9 pm but if you visit during the holiday season there might be a lot of customers and you might have to wait for awhile. Don’t get irritated! It is very normal in Thailand.
Another: The DaLat Restaurant