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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.

Café Ma Doo Bua à Phuket

Ma Doo Bua Phuket

    Ma Doo Bua Phuket is a cafe and restaurant whose sole purpose is to provide an irresistible background to the new generation of selfie lovers. The main catch is an artificial lake covered with those unusual giant circular floating leaves called Victoria Amazonica

    Splash Beach Club Phuket

    Splash Beach Club near Patong

      Splash Beach Club is a new spot hidden in a tiny creek not far from Patong Beach, between the beautiful Tri Trang and Paradise beach.

      Panoramic view of La Gritta and Patong Bay at Amari Phuket

      La Gritta Italian Restaurant at Amari Phuket

        La Gritta Phuket is an Italian restaurant at Amari Phuket Resort, ranking high on our Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket. It has a unique view of the entire Patong bay and is a perfect place for a romantic evening with a view. Food is excellent, service is smooth and efficient, and mostly it’s all about the uniquely romantic atmosphere.

        Phuket Seafood Restaurants

        Kan Eang 2 Seafood Restaurant Phuket

          Kan Eang 2 is not the most accessible place to find, but it’s one of Phuket’s best local seafood restaurants. Everyone here knows that there are 2 Kan Eang Seafood restaurants on the island.

          Boon's Local Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

          Boon Restaurant, a local gem near Phuket Town

            Boon is one of the most underrated local Thai restaurants in Phuket. It’s not fancy, the menu is not long, and lunch at Boon only costs a few baht, but the taste is unique. The restaurant is tiny, hard to spot, and so modest; we probably wouldn’t bother explaining to anyone how to go there. But after so many years, we realised that this place is very special to us: It’s what local Thai food is all about: simple, cheap, casual, and delicious.

            Mookata Buffet in Phuket

            Moo Kata Restaurants in Phuket

              Mook Kata is an extremely popular and cheap buffet found in Phuket and all around Thailand. Here, you pick and cook yourself some raw ingredients displayed on a buffet-style at a low fixed price.

              Thai Food in Phuket

              10 Best Thai Food in Phuket

                Thai food is popular and famous worldwide and doesn’t need to be introduced anymore. If you reached this page, you probably already tried some and heard plenty about it.

                Three Monkeys Restaurant in Phuket

                Three Monkeys Restaurant Phuket

                  Three Monkeys restaurant is set in the Jungle somewhere between Phuket Town and Chalong, part of the popular Hanuman World Zipline attraction.

                  Kan Eang at Pier in Phuket

                  Kan Eang at Pier Seafood Restaurant in Chalong Bay

                    Kan Eang at Pier is a trendy seafood restaurant in Chalong Bay on the way to Rawai Beach, in the south of Phuket. Popular since decades, Kan Eang is a relaxing place in the shade of huge trees with a beautiful sea breeze.