Where to eat in Patong Beach?
There are so many restaurants in Patong Beach; you would think that finding great Thai food would be easy. But if you know Thailand, you soon will realise that too many of them serve a toned-down version of Thai cuisine or something very far from local food. We understand and respect that many travellers are new to Thai food and might lack the experience to compare.
We have lived in Thailand for 28 years, and we are very passionate about Thai food, so we might sound a little harsh. We go out there as often as possible, trying new places and restaurants people talk about on social media. So here is our list of the Best Thai and international restaurants to try in Patong. This page keeps growing as we explore and try new restaurants.
Phuket 101 pick
L’Arôme by the Sea is a restaurant with an amazing sea view, serving excellent modern French cuisine in Kalim Beach. Chef Yannick Hollenstein proposes a 5 or 7-course menu with beautifully presented dishes and surprising compositions in a perfectly balanced menu. L’Arôme by the Sea has been listed in the Michelin 2023. In addition, guests can enjoy cocktails and wines before dinner on the beautiful rooftop above the restaurant.
✩ Location: Kalim Beach
✩ Address: 247 Phrabarami Rd, Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150
✩ Hours: 4 pm – 11 pm, closed on Monday
✩ Phone: 076 346 271
✩ Price: Expensive
✩ Website: https://en.laromegroup.com/laromebythesea
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Tambu is a delicious Indian Restaurant located on the rooftop of Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, perched on a hill 2 km south of Patong Beach. The restaurant is set in an immense and luxurious tent with a high ceiling and a chandelier, inspired by the tented Palaces in the era of Mughal Emperors’ in India. The setting creates a unique exotic atmosphere, overlooking the surrounding green hills and the Andaman Sea beyond. Tambu is a great place to enjoy sunset drinks and a romantic dinner.
Location: near Patong Beach
Address: Tri Trang Beach, 39/9 Muen-Ngern Rd, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Hours: 6 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 681 681
Acqua is a fantastic Italian restaurant run for just ten years by talented and friendly Chef Alessandro Frau. This exclusive dining has received many awards and accolades, including a ‘Plate’ award but the Phuket Michelin Guide. On the way to Kamala, the beautifully decorated restaurant is almost hidden in Kalim Beach, just outside Patong Beach.
Address: 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Kalim, Phuket 83100
Open: 5 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 618 127
Speciality: Modern Italian cuisine
Location: Amari Phuket, Patong Beach
Address: 2 Muen-ngern Road Beach, Patong, Phuket 83150
Open: 10 am – 12 am
Phone: 076 340 112
Price: moderate to high
5. Meg Khram
Meg Khram, a high-end Thai restaurant situated at the northern edge of Patong Beach, occupies the former site of Baan Rim Pa restaurant, right beneath Novotel Phuket Resort. With its appealing aesthetics and ample lighting, the restaurant features a well-appointed bar where a DJ and saxophone player contribute to the ambience without being overpowering, allowing patrons to appreciate the mesmerizing sunset over the Andaman Sea.
Address: 223 Phrabarami Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket 83150
Hours: 4 pm to midnight
Tel: 082 693 2426
Kaab Kluay is an old-time favourite, run by a local who’s been serving excellent Thai food at the right price for decades. Expats living in Patong know the place very well and often take their guests or customers there for a real Thai dinner. The restaurant is on the outskirt of town, just before the Thai temple you saw when entering Patong, so you probably need a short tuk-tuk ride to get there. The restaurant has an indoor and an outdoor area and is quite big so you won’t need a reservation. Note that it’s by a busy road, so it’s not exactly a romantic dinner. Read more
Location: 58/3 Phrabaramee Road, Patong Beach Phuket
Open: Daily 11 am – 2 am
Phone: 081 787 7830
Paan Yaah is a restaurant with a unique seaside location just outside Patong, past Kalim Beach. It’s a little more upmarket without being expensive (well, everyone has a different perception of what expensive means), and it’s a place for a romantic Thai dinner. The restaurant looks like an old house with dim lighting and candles on the table. It’s now quite popular, so you should book as early as possible if you wish to get a table by the water. Read more
Location: 249 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Bay, Patong Beach, Phuket
Tel: 076 290450
Open: daily from 11 am – 11 pm
Number 9 is a modest Thai restaurant much talked about on social media. The design is not impressive, and the location by the street makes it somewhat anonymous. The menu is long, offering both Thai and European cuisine. We tried it a couple of times, and we liked the Thai food! It’s not toned down unless you ask, and it is tasty as Thai food should be. The setting is comfortable, the restaurant is spotless, and the staff is very friendly. Read more
Location: 209 Phrabarami Rd, Tambon Patong, Phuket 83150
Open: 12 noon – 10 pm
Phone: 076 341 575
Roxane Cafe and Restaurant is a new cafe and restaurant on the beachfront road of Patong Beach in Phuket. The location is convenient, and the food is really good, especially considering the large selection of breakfasts!
Address: 104 Thawewong Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Hours: 8 am – 12 am
Phone: 066 042 0979
Sizzle Rooftop restaurant is a romantic dining place at the top of the new Avista Hideaway south of Patong Beach. To set the tone, you need to know that this hotel is part of the MGallery by Sofitel, an award-winning luxury resort. The resort sits on a hill, and from this unique vantage point, you can admire two bays: Freedom Beach and Paradise Beach. You are not close to the beach, but you can see far above the forest to the sea.
Address: At Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, 39/9, Muen-Ngern Rd, Patong Beach
Open: 6 pm – 11 pm
Tel: 076 681 681
Price: a little high
11. Butcher’s Garden
Butcher’s Garden at Indigo Hotel Phuket Patong is a stark house offering an excellent dining experience with a great selection of premium cuts and garden-fresh ingredients in a cosy setting.
Location: Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong
Address: 124 Rat U Thit 200 Pee Rd, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Hours: 6.30 am – 10.30 am, 5 pm – 10.30 pm
Phone: 076 609 999
Bon Pan Asian Tapas is an attractive new creative restaurant in with a unique style, blending food cultures across Asia, from Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mongolian to Japanese specialities. The restaurant is designed with red tones and downlights, creating an elegant yet casual decor, the kind of trendy restaurant you would find in big cities.
Address: 124, 4 Soi Rat Uthit 200 Pi 1, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Hours: 5 pm – 12 am
Phone: 065 239 2777
Hern Coffee and Bistro is a new, cool, and well-designed Thai restaurant on the beachfront of Patong. The location in front of the well-known Baan Lamai hotel is very convenient, making it a great place to enjoy dinner with a good atmosphere within walking distance from Bangla Walking Street. If you plan to party tonight, this is a good place to enjoy great food because everyone knows that a party is better with a full and happy stomach. Read more
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 66 Thaweewong Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Hours: 8 am – 11 pm
Phone: 076 344 135
Price: a bit high
14. Kalim Rim Lay
Kalim Rim Lay is a tiny local restaurant hidden by the water past Kalim Beach. You will need a short ride to get there, but it’s not far. The food is 100% local and can be quite spicy (unless you ask for ‘mai pet’, which means’ not spicy’). The location is great, and sitting in little bamboo huts is a unique experience that was very common 20 years ago around Phuket. Read more
Location: Phrabaramee road, past Kalim Beach, Patong, Phuket
Open: 9 am – 8.30 pm
Tel: 081 539 8873
Address: 60/1 Hasip Pee Road, Kathu Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Open: 2 pm – 12 am
Phone: 087 887 8039
Cuisine: Thai and European cuisine
Address: 143/6 Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150
Open: 6 am – 8 pm
Phone: 081 597 8380
17. No.6 in Patong
There are two restaurants called No.6, and they are sisters. The original one, simply called No6, is in the very centre of Patong. The second one is named ‘Number 6 up the hill’ and is, as the names imply, on the south hill of Patong. The original one is a bit of a social phenomenon and a fun proof of the belief that ‘if there is a queue, it must be delicious’. So we queued (when the queue wasn’t too long) and had a try. The food is not bad, but the atmosphere and service are inexistent. You will sit shoulder to shoulder with your neighbour, and the staff have no time to be nice to you. So better take advantage of their free shuttle and get a fun ride up the hill. You will get a better view and better sitting. Read more
Location: Ratuthit Songroipi Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Open: 8.30 am – 12 am
Phone: 081 922 4084
Number 6 Restaurant ‘Up The Hill’ is one of the most popular places in Patong Beach, we all know that. But did you know that there are two Numbers 6? The original and best-known No.6 Restaurant is on Rat-U-Thit Road, not far from Bangla Road, and it’s surprisingly crowded if you consider that the food is quite average. (Sorry if it hurts, but once you know Thai food, you will understand). Read more.
Location: 32 Soi Phrabarami 3, Patong Beach, Phuket
Open: 8:30 am – 12 pm
Phone: 081 922 4084
19. Sea Salt Lounge
Sea Salt Lounge and Grill is a beautiful restaurant and a seaside bar built on a prime seafront location in Patong Beach, part of the well-known Diamond Cliff Resort. If you are a little familiar with Patong, Sea Salt is next to the now-defunct Da Maurizio, Joe’s Downstairs and Baan Rim Pa set of restaurants on the way to Kalim Beach and Kamala Beach.
Location: Kalim Beach
Address: 225 Phrabarami Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Open: 11 am – 12 am
Phone: 076 623 555
Ta Khai restaurant at Rosewood hotel Phuket serves superb sustainable Thai cuisine in a rustic village-style atmosphere. The restaurant is set in a garden by the sea, on the beautiful Tri Trang Beach. As the price is quite high, it’s not your everyday dinner so keep it for a special occasion. In addition, Ta Khai received a ‘Michelin Plate’ from the Michelin Guide for Phuket. Read more
Location: Rosewood Resort, 88/28 Muen-Ngern Road, Tri Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket 83150
Open: 6 pm – 10 pm
Tel: 76 356 888
Naughty Nuri’s Phuket is a large restaurant in Patong Beach famous for its signature ribs and piglets. The restaurant is vast and welcoming, and the staff is known to be friendly and cheerful. Most importantly, the food is delicious and well priced.
Address: 122 Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Open: 12 pm – 12 am
Phone:076 340 308
22. Little Tiger
Little Tiger is a small, hidden restaurant with a superb view, perched on the hillside of Merlin Beach near Patong Beach. Even if you find this remote beach, you might have difficulty spotting Little Tiger, which is why the place is still quiet and peaceful.
Location: On the hill of Merlin Beach, next to Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach
Open: 11 am to 10 pm
Phone: 081 691 9218
Price: a bit high