Ao Chalong restaurants
Where to eat in Chalong bay
Ten years ago Chalong bay was deserted in the evenings. Now there are bars and restaurants galore to choose from.
Some of our favourite Chalong restaurants are:
- Kan Eang @ Pier. For dining next to the bay. Beautiful food, delicious Thai food and good service. The prices are good for such a great location.
- Happy Days on Sunrise road. An expat favourite that does burgers, all day breakfasts and an English Sunday roast.
- Agli Amichi’s on soi Jaofa 39. The best pizza in Chalong.
Cheap local food in Chalong
There are several options for cheap Thai eats along soi sunrise (the road from Chalong circle to the pier). The small shop next to Aquamaster does a large plate of Khao Pad gung (shrimp fried rice) for 100 baht.
For an early lunch (they are often sold out by midday) head up to Chao Fa East road, the main road north of Chalong circle. Next to SCB bank is a little alley with a few tables where you can get Khao Man Gai (chicken on rice). It’s a great little place. The rice is steamed with the chicken broth and pandanas leafs, giving it a slightly green hue.
The local market does tasty Khao Geng in the evenings. That’s a plate of rice with your choice of toppings. Just point at what you want. You can also get BBQ on sticks, fried chicken and sticky rice and plenty of fresh fruit.
Food shops in Chalong
Apart from the 7 Eleven on Sunrise Road you can also walk up to the market on the main road or go a bit further to Villa Market where the tops supermarket is well stocked. Villa Market is also good for fresh bread. There is also a KFC and an MK Suki.
Try the cafe at Pier 42 resort for fresh coffee and pastries. It’s owned by an Italian so it should be good.