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Phuket Restaurants: where and what to eat in Phuket

Phuket restaurants serve all kinds of cuisine but finding real Thai food can be a little challenging. The large majority of the restaurants in the island’s tourist areas, such as Patong Beach, Kata or Karon, have been adjusting their tastes to accommodate first-timers. You probably would never see Thai people eating in those places, and it’s usually a sign. Real Thai food is often found in more modest areas of Phuket, and we list some great Local Thai Restaurants here. Phuket Seafood is also famous, and you should try the real thing without paying a fortune by checking out our Best Local Seafood Restaurants list.

Phuket Michelin Guide 2023

MICHELIN Restaurants in Phuket

    Having Michelin Restaurants in Phuket since 2019 proves that Phuket has reached a new level on the international culinary stage. The island is evolving fast and in many directions

    Churrasco Phuket Steakhouse at Jungceylon Phuket

    Churrasco Phuket Steakhouse

      Churrasco Phuket Steakhouse is an excellent restaurant conveniently located in the Garden Wing of the popular Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong Beach, which is very close to the famous Bangla Road where all Patong nightlife is. The restaurant was first opened in 2012 by two friends who lived in South America for a long time and decided to share their knowledge and experience with Phuket travellers and long-time expats.

      The Farmer and The Fisherman Restaurant at Porto de Phuket in Bang Tao Beach

      The Farmer and The Fisherman

        The Farmer and The Fisherman is an excellent new restaurant that opened recently at the popular Porto de Phuket shopping village in Bang Tao Beach, just next to Boat Avenue. We stopped for a casual dinner and were pleased with how good the food was, as well as the service, which is an important factor for a great dining experience. The Farmer and The Fisherman is the Phuket branch of ‘Ginber Farm Kitchen’ a very popular restaurant in Bangkok which is listed in the Michelin Guide.

        Salaloy Seafood Restaurant in Phuket

        Salaloy Seafood Restaurant Phuket

          Salaloy Seafood Restaurant in Phuket is located on Rawai Beach, in the very south of Phuket. Divided into two parts on each side of the busy beachfront road, the kitchen and main dining room are on one side, but most customers prefer to sit on the other side, a sidewalk by the ocean and under the tall trees converted into a large and welcoming dining area

          Tann Terrace Phuket à Karon Beach

          Tann Terrace Phuket Beach Club

            Tann Terrace Phuket is a lovely beach bar, restaurant and even boutique hotel with a unique location at the very south end of Karon Beach.

            Patong Beach Restaurants

            24 Best Restaurants 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.

              Micky Monkey Beach in Mai Khao, Phuket

              Micky Monkey Beach Bar in Maikhao Beach

                Micky Monkey Beach is a locally popular beach bar and restaurant, as well as a small hotel, hidden on Mai Khao Beach, just between two exclusive hotels: Sala Phuket and The Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa.

                Catch Beach Club Phuket on Bang Tao Beach

                Catch Beach Club Phuket on Bangtao Beach

                  Catch Beach Club, by the famous Twinpalms Resort, is reborn on Bangtao Beach and is as popular as ever. This beach venue was the first to open on the island and the one that triggered the fashion.

                  The Kitchen Patong

                  The Kitchen Patong

                    The Kitchen Patong is a large and casual restaurant conveniently located across the street from the famous Bangla Walking Street in Patong Beach, just a short distance from Jungceylon Shopping Mall.

                    Pru at Trisara Phuket

                    Pru Restaurant Phuket

                      Pru Restaurant at Trisara Phuket has become the first and only restaurant to receive a star from the new Michelin Guide, and being the only one with a star means a lot, but also raises the customers’ expectations quite a lot.

                      Kamala Beergarden in Kamala Beach, on Phuket Island

                      Kamala Beergarden

                        Kamala Beergarden is a long-established bar on the main road of Kamala Beach with a cosy old-school atmosphere. The bar, which is also a restaurant, has always been very popular with expats living around and returning travellers who like this part of Phuket.