Crab Market and other Restaurants / Bars
It is said that no visit to Kep is complete without having a fresh seafood meal, and the best place to have that would be right on the beach, either at the Crab Market or the vendors at Kep Beach.
Stalls are open for orders from 8.30am until 9.30 pm (Toucan serves food until very late). Many places at the Crab Market have imported wines and most seafood vendors have a signature dish. So, indulge in the taste of the ocean at whichever restaurant or from any vendor around the beach, as they all have something tasty awaiting you. The local specialty of fresh fried peppercorns and fresh cracked crab is excellent, and highly recommended. Fresh prawns, squid and several varieties of sea fish are on the menu, grilled, fried, in a soup or steamed, all served with salad, steamed rice, sauces and seasonal fruit.
Note, confirm the price before ordering to avoid confusion when the bill arrives
Until 2 years ago, the Crab Market, the seafood vendors and a few local eateries were the only places to go for food & drinks outside the Kep guesthouses.
The influx in tourism in Kep in recent years has also triggered the opening up of restaurants & bars which cater especially for tourists. So, don’t feel as if there is no other option than the Crab Market or your guesthouse. Check out the food in any other guesthouse or go to Breezes, Sailing Club, Pasta e Basta, Kep Rock Café, Led Zep Café, Mama Zion … These are all places without accommodation but with a nice atmosphere and good food on the menu. Don’t let the darkness withhold you from leaving the guesthouse at night. Kep is a safe place!