Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน)

Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Best Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town [toc] Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน) is a long time favourite restaurant in Phuket Town where mostly locals come for a late breakfast, lunch or even dinner. The restaurant is vast with plenty of space between the table, superbly clean and spotless with a friendly team. The atmosphere is very pleasant, open on one side to let the breeze flow in and with a

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Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา)

Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town

A discreet Michelin Restaurant in town [toc] Hong Khao Tom Pla is a discreet and long-established restaurant in Phuket Town, named after its famous fish rice porridge speciality. Behind this modest appearance is a little gem, so good that the Michelin Guide awarded them a 'Bib Gourmand', which is a sign of good quality and good value cooking. If you are a visitor to Phuket, you probably would walk by

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Baan 109 Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan 109 Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

A fun restaurant on Thalang Road Baan 109 is a fun vintage looking restaurant as well as a casual bar on the popular Thalang Road, the historical street of Old Phuket Town where the famous Sunday Walking Street Market is held every weekend. The name 'Baan' means house and the number 109 is the street number. The restaurant is in one of those typical shophouses and inside, you'll find an

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Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuket

Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuketket

Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuket [toc] Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant is a hidden gem serving delicious southern dishes cooked by Khun Tubtim (the lady on the photos), with her family recipes, and served in a beautiful garden hidden from the main road. The place is somewhat unique, only opened three days a week and only with reservation, which makes it a little challenging to plan. The food served is so good and affordable, Kin-Kub-Ei

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Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe near Phuket Big Buddha

Nakkerd Seaview Cafe at Big Buddha Phuket

A restaurant with a view near Big Buddha [toc] Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe (previously called Star Mountain Sunset Restaurant) is a small restaurant with a superb panoramic view of Karon Beach. The place is simple, partly made of thatched roofs and bamboo tables, which adds a lot of charm to a simple lunch or dinner after your visit to the Big Buddha of Phuket. Nak-Kerd is actually the name of the

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33 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket (updated July 2020)

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants 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! Here are some of the most popular (very) local Thai restaurants in Phuket. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the decor, and

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Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Where to find great Kanom Jeen in Phuket [toc] Kanom Jeen is without a doubt our favourite Thai breakfast on weekends and we'll never miss a chance to go to 'Pa Mai Kanom Jeen Restaurant', on Satun road in Phuket Town, just next to the Blue Elephant restaurant. If we manage to wake up early, of course. Pa Mai Restaurant is open from 5.30 am to 11 am as well as 'Mae

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Noodle Soup in Phuket (Kuey Tiaow)

Noodle Soup in Phuket

How to order noodle soup in Phuket? [toc] Noodle soup is everywhere in Phuket ('Kuey Tiaow' in Thai), and while it's not precisely Thai food, it is entirely part of everyday life in Thailand. You will find small restaurants and carts serving it in almost every street at any time of the day and night, not only for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. While you can easily order the classic

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Laem Hin Seafood

Laem Hin Seafood restaurant Phuket

Popular with Locals: Laem Hin Seafood [toc] Laem Hin Seafood is one of the best known local seafood restaurants in Phuket. Built mostly on an immense wooden terrace on the east coast of the island, Laem Hin is huge but it can get pretty full on weekdays dinner and even more on weekends. The setting above the water is charming, but it's not what you would call a romantic restaurant,

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16 Best Desserts to Try in Phuket – Thai Sweets

Phuket desserts and sweetsPhuket desserts and sweets

What are the best Thai sweets to try in Phuket? [toc] Thailand is known the world around for its amazing food, but it doesn't stop here. There are also many Thai sweets and desserts to try during your stay in Phuket. Of course, everyone knows the delicious pancakes (or roti) and the mango sticky rice, but don't stop your culinary exploration here: look around, and you will find amazing treats

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Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket – Jongjit Kitchen Kathu (ครัวจงจิต)

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket, Kathu

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Kathu [toc] Krua Jongjit restaurant in Kathu (Jongjit Kitchen) is the proof that a restaurant doesn’t have to be fancy nor expensive to be excellent and even receive a Michelin Plate for fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal. For such a modest venue, it is still a big statement. Krua Jongjit received a 'Michelin Plate' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Michelin Plate' is a

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Nom Jeen Phuket – Kanom Jeen Restaurant in Phuket Town

Nom Jeen Phuket

A new Kanom Jeen restaurant [toc] Nom Jeen Phuket is a beautiful and relaxing new local restaurant serving kanom jeen on the outskirt of Phuket Town. There are quite a few kanom jeen shops around the island but this one feels very relaxed and trendy in a casual young fashion, and yet, it's not expensive! Obviously, Nom Jeen Phuket specializes mostly in kanom jeen, a much loved Thai speciality made

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10 Best Typical Southern Food You Must Try in Phuket

Best Phuket local food

Best Southern Food in Phuket [toc] Southern Thai food is a treat for those who love seafood and want to explore intense and spicy flavours. On a Southern Thai table, you’ll find dishes with such local ingredients as sataw (stink beans) or miang leaves that you’re unlikely to see in other Thai regional cuisines. The cuisine has also been shaped by a mix of Indian, Arabian and Persian cultural influences,

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Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

A good local restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Baan Mae Taan is a very good local Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. It is slightly away from the old streets of historical Phuket, where the tourist crowd always go for their selfies and therefore addresses more to a local clientele, and that is a good sign! In Thailand, impress the locals with their own specialities has become increasingly difficult, and even

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Boon Restaurant, a local gem near Phuket Town

Boon's Local Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

The magic of local Thai restaurants [toc] 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

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Mookata Buffet Restaurants

Mookata Buffet in Phuket

What is Mookata? [toc] Mookata or Mu Kratha is an extremely popular and cheap buffet found all around Thailand. Here, you pick and cook yourself some raw ingredients displayed on a buffet-style at a very low fixed price. If you are travelling to Phuket on a budget and want to experience the real Thai daily lifestyle, then you should try it at least once. It’s fun, cheap and actually quite

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8 Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket Town – Where to Eat in Phuket Town?

Thai restaurant in a heritage house in Phuket Town

Where to Eat in Phuket Town? [toc] Enjoying local Thai food in the old Phuket town after a day of exploration is an experience no one should miss. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from, some are fancy, some are cheap, and some are in amazingly beautiful heritage houses. Here, we only list the restaurants serving real Thai food. Some of them serve some excellent Phuket specialities you really should

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Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town – Great Thai Food in an Old Mansion

Raya House in Phuket Town

Raya Restaurant Phuket Raya Restaurant received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. Bib Gourmand means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' [toc] Raya Restaurant (also known as Raya House) is a unique restaurant combining all the right ingredients to make it a perfect local experience: great food, good price and a superb setting in an old Thai house kept just the way

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