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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.

Royal Thai Cuisine

Royal Thai Cuisine

    Lots of restaurants are pitching for their “Royal Thai Cuisine” these days with the design, staff outfit, food presentation and menu. Many of them are just another tourist trap.

    Phuket Best Restaurants

    17 Best Restaurants in Phuket

      The list of the Best Restaurants in Phuket is growing fast, especially since the Michelin Guide has arrived on the island. Phuket’s culinary scene has evolved a lot in recent years, and the choice of restaurants has grown tremendously.

      L'Arôme by the Sea restaurant in Phuket, Thailand

      L’Arôme by the Sea

        L’Arôme by the Sea Phuket is a contemporary French restaurant serving modern cuisine over Kalim Beach, with amazing views of the Andaman Sea, without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Phuket.

        Five Olives Restaurant Phuket

        Five Olives Restaurant in Bang Tao

          Five Olives by Marni is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in Bang Tao Beach, which has become the trendiest part of Phuket Island. The restaurant is elegant, with a high ceiling and a vast and welcoming outdoor terrace.

          Aungku Phuket Cafe in Old Phuket Town

          Aungku Phuket Cafe

            Aungku Phuket is a new cafe that literally popped up in a couple of months at the intersection of two famous streets of the Old Phuket Town: Thalang Road Soi Romanee.

            Malika Terrace and Sky Bar at Kalima Resort in Phuket

            Malika Sky Bar Rooftop at Kalima Resort

              Malika Sky Bar is an unexpected gem at the popular Kalima Resort located between Patong Beach and Kamala Beach. The rooftop is surprisingly large and well-designed to accommodate visitors according to their sitting preferences.

              Casa Boho at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

              Casa Boho Phuket

                Casa Boho Phuket is a casual Latin American restaurant on a superb rooftop perched high above the little-known Rayee Beach, just south of Kamala Beach.

                Phuket Food and Restaurants. Where and what to eat in Phuket.

                Phuket Food and Restaurants

                  Phuket’s food scene is a delight for food lovers, offering diverse and exciting options of Thai food, southern cuisine and even Phuket specialities. There is now a list of great local restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide for Thailand.

                  Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

                  38 Best Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket

                    The list of local restaurants in Phuket keeps growing, and it is truly amazing how great local food can be here. No tourist places and no trendy venues here; it’s all about local food and only local food!

                    Bon Island - Lunch at Bon Island Restaurant

                    Bon Island Phuket 🏝️ Lunch at Koh Bon Restaurant

                      Bon Island (or Koh Bon) is located just south of Rawai Beach in Phuket and is just a short longtail boat ride away. A few sandy beaches pepper the coast of this tiny island, and despite being so close to Phuket, it is not too busy with tourists.