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Sponsored by: CRU Kitchen & Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great steak and pizza
1. Great steak and pizza
"we really loved the attention to detail that goes into the food here"
josh m
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2. DO NOT MISS THIS NEW CONCEPT
2. DO NOT MISS THIS NEW CONCEPT
"t a table or just enjoy the live music from the bar. Hig"
RomainA85
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3. Perfection
3. Perfection
"excellent cocktails"
KSCKrabi
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About
Contemporary - relaxed - Unique New modern dining restaurant / cocktail bar opened October 2022. Located in heart of Ao Nang, next to Starbucks & Avani Krabi Hotel. CRU signature cocktail menu is designed and crafted by one of the most talented mixologist in Thailand. Extensive collection of wines per bottles and by the glass. Gin's around the world to choose from. Food menu highlights are large selection of tapas for sharing, premium steaks, Neapolitan style pizzas, craft burgers. Cold cuts & cheeses available to match some of those reserved Californian wines. House made delicious desserts to finish your meal. Live music performances nightly
PRICE RANGE
RM 18 - RM 130
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Healthy, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Upscale restaurant with fusion food and interesting cocktails. Very friendly service. The best we had in Krabi. The interior is a bit “bare” and minimalistic but it’s not important as the food is really something special with original twist. Cocktails are without standard happy hour...and pretty expensive but worth it. Duck dumplings are something to come back for.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

My wife and I have been in Thailand for 13 days and Krbai for 4. This place is by far the best food and drink we've had anywhere in Phuket, Patong, Koh Phi Phi or Krabi. One of the big pluses is that no one...is trying to force you in the door. The aesthetics and chilled ambience is enough to get you in the door. I had the Duck Dumplings as a starter which were, delightful. Right up my street! We both ordered the tenderloin with peppercorn sauce and I had mine with truffled mashed potatoes instead of french fries. Everything was cooked to perfection and I quite simply could have eaten it without the sauce which is normally my favourite part of this meal. The cut of beef was beautiful and the taste was like no other steak I've eaten .... I'm from Scotland, we specialise in steak 😁 everything including the steamed veg was perfect. I've never had a better meal in 38 years of eating food 👌🏻 We also then had the chocolate mousse and a scoop of salted caramel ice cream ..... That did not disappoint either! The service throughout was exceptional & I highly recommend Cru Bar & Kitchen to anyone visiting Ao Nang. It is a must 👍🏻More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Cru Krabi, General Manager at CRU Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2023

Dear K. Adam Y, Thank you for this great review and your kind word, It is nice to hear of your overall satisfaction and thank you for pointing out all small details such as welcome, ambience and ofcourse the food and the service. K. Adam...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best drinks in Ao Nang, lovely atmosphere and really good service. I didnt actually eat here during my stay, but multiple times this was the place to start the evening with a cocktail. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A week into our trip in Thailand we were craving for some western food and made a booking into Cru, conveniently located in the heart of Ao Nang. Despite the good reviews, we did not have our hopes up too high as western food in...touristy areas in Asia almost always turns out as bland to the western tastes. Whether it is the poor raw materials, recipes that are tailored to the masses or the chefs lacking proper training, I do not know. Boy is it nice to be positively surprised every now and then and Cru did all that. They have a Finnish head chef who appears to run a tight ship in the kitchen. We visited the restaurant twice during our week long stay. My first recommendation is their hamburgers. The patty is perfectly cooked and their brioches are genuine. One of the better no-nonsense hamburgers I have eaten anywhere. The surprising recommendation is their organic chicken. Now, it sounds boring and I would have never chosen the dish, had I not asked for their recommendation. I was glad I did as the meat was perfectly cooked, juicy and very tasty. The truffle mash and the red wine sauce were to die for. Should you wish for Italian flavors, eat their pasta carbonara. They make it with guanciale, eggs, parmigiano and peccorino, just the way they make it in a trattoria in Rome. You are also very safe to sample their pizzas which are made in a neapolitan manner. They are surprisingly good even though they do not have a genuine neapolitan pizza oven. The only small gripe I have of their pizzas is the tomato sauce which was a little bland compared to what I would make myself by slowly simmering the sauce with olive oil and garlic. Nonetheless, I bet they are still the best pizzas in Ao Nang, and probably by a mile. Their wine list is good and the prices are decent for the quality. I would also highly recommend their cocktails. We sampled a few and were surprised how good they were. I also highly recommend their limoncello. Apparently they make it themselves with a sous vide -method and a gin base resulting in a much more mellower drink that you would normally get. Unfortunately they serve it in a digestive glass and not in a pint. Yes, it is that good. Don`t skip the desserts. Their recommendation was the pavlova, which is really good. To my tastes their crepes suzette is the real star of the show. Tldr: Excellent western flavors paying homage to each of cuisine`s origin. Very decently priced for the quality.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food and setting in Ao Nang, would definitely recommend you visit here for high quality food and some European choices. Prices are dearer than other restaurants in the area but you get what you pay for in terms of quality.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During my recent visit to Ao Nang, I stumbled upon a remarkable dining spot that truly deserves a shout-out - Cru. This enchanting establishment caught my attention with its inviting ambiance, and it didn’t take long for it to exceed all my expectations, particularly with...its extraordinary cocktails and succulent meat offerings.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cru Krabi, General Manager at CRU Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, and your kind words. hope to see you again soon -Ilkka&CRU team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in whole Krabi! Really recommend beef carpaccio and beef tenderloin. Also amazing live music in the evenings.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024 via mobile

Best food I’ve had while being in Thailand, great setting and atmosphere, chill music and great food, its pricing is very good for what it is. Please try the truffle fries and bruschetta, 10/10

Date of visit: March 2024
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Cru Krabi, General Manager at CRU Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for review, and im so glad mentioning our fantastic truffle fries and bruschetta. Nice that you enjoyed both. Regards. Ilkka&CRU team

Reviewed 29 February 2024

Absolutely amazing food. Had the beef tenderloin that melts in your mouth the first night and had to come back the next night to have it again as well as many other things shared amongst friends. We ordered ceaser salad both nights to compliment the...top notch cut of beef cooked to perfection. Several choices of sides and sauces. Highly recommend Cru to anyone. Would come back 10/10More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Great tenderloin steak Loved it though it is an expensive restaurant comparing to most rests in Krabi, located on the main street, and has a DJ playing almost every night

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

Yum! Look, this restaurant may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But it was the whole teapot for me. Duck dumplings…for you dim sum lovers. Zucchini salad, for those that can’t be excited by cucumber and lettuce. (Pomegranate, feta, pistachio). Fish tacos. I should say...no more. Uber cool vibe (way cooler than I am). Reasonable price based on the fact that I enjoyed it so much. Usual fab Thai service. Chang only 100 baht. Super happy to recommend if the above appeals.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Cru Krabi, General Manager at CRU Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the nicely described review, . hope to see you again soon -Ilkka&CRU team

Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

My greek bowl was delicious- and the rasher hour cocktail was unbelievable- we came here mid day so a bit quiet (other than busy street) but well worth the boat ride over from Railey Beach given the tasty food, drinks and exceptional service

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Fantastic food en pleasant service. It’s our second time here. It downs matter if you order a starter, main or desert. All is been taking care for in detail.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Very nice food, worth the money! Friendly staff. Try the octopus as a starter, its great prepared and absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

I visited several times and everytime everything was perfect. Fish was my favorite. Good wine and drink list. Nice staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5