If anyone wants to find a really good place to spend the evening in Krabi, Hilltop would be it. I found out about this place through a receptionist at the resort i stayed in. We wanted to celebrate our friend's birthday and the lady highly recommended this place so my friends and I thought we'd give it a try. Frankly, there are just too many things the place offers that I can't decide which part makes it this awesome.
Service: As the restaurant was on top of a hill, it was not the easiest of accessibility but somehow the owners of the restaurant were smart enough to deploy a shuttle service that ferries customers like us all the way from our resort to their 'hidden paradise'. The service staff also greeted us upon arrival which some restaurants don't.
Ambience: When we arrived at the restaurant, the view was just pure bliss. If you're lucky like us, you'd get a chance to witness a breathtaking sunset with the reflection of it on the coast. (Apparently, the staff told us you don't get beautiful sunsets everyday) But please arrive before 6 if you want to catch it!
The restaurant also has a patio that allows customers do things such as releasing the traditional latern for wishes, which we did late into the night sky! It could be an ideal place for family dinners as well cause I saw kids running around the patio while parents were just having a few drinks.
What topped off our night was that they actually have a singer who plays pretty decent songs on his guitar. The music was really complimentary to the whole setting.
Food: The food was pretty good and authentic really. And it was not exactly pricey as compared to other restaurants around the area. Also, if you do pay them a visit, I highly recommend their signature cocktail 'hilltop brew'. It was this blue, sweet and refreshing drink with a tinge of alcohol finish to it. Really good especially if you're enjoying the sunset with a glass of that concoction.
Verdict: Despite its inaccessibility and the occasional visits by the mosquitoes, it's really worth the trip. Value for every penny I'd say. Honestly, if I'm ever going back to Krabi, this is a place that I'll have to visit at least once for dinner! Thumbs up!
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