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Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant

Seafood restaurant near Phuket Town

Chaiyo Seafood is a simple little restaurant close to Phuket town if you feel like a nice seafood lunch by the mangrove, without getting far from the city. Nicely built in a more comfortable setting than the famous Mor Mu Dong just across the canal, Chaiyo Seafood keeps its livestock directly in the mangrove stream. Seafood can’t get much fresher than this.

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant in Phuket

Nothing very sophisticated, just a nice relaxed place for a weekend lunch or dinner. Once you enter the restaurant through a narrow wooden bridge, you should sit by the riverside in the open-air room, rather than the available aircon room. That air-con room doesn’t seem to be used very often anyway… why would you lock yourself between glass walls when you can enjoy a mangrove view with a breeze?

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant Phuket

They added some of these very popular thatched ‘Salas wooden houses’, but these are facing the pond, which is not as nice as the riverside. Food choice is extensive and the menu is well-illustrated (that helps a lot!) but whichever seafood restaurant we go to, we always end up having crab.

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant in Phuket

They seem to specialize in ‘Poo Dam’, meaning ‘Black Crab’ which costs between 480 and 590 Baht per kilo for the big ones (about 2 crabs). With a really hard shell, eating a black crab requires skills and patience. Blue Crab is 450 Baht per kilo, easier to eat and tastes sweeter. Lobster costs 1,800 Baht per kilo, while the famous Tiger Prawns cost 1,200 baht per kilo, that’s for 6 to 10 Prawns.

Mud Crabs at Chaiyo Seafood

How to Get to Chaiyo Seafood

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant in Phuket

Located on Kao Kaad Road, Chaiyo Seafood is easy to reach but not easy to find. From Phuket Town, take the direction of Chalong and turn left at ‘Pathana Thong Thin’ street. Once you reach a small circle, take the second exit (that’s how my GPS talks) and drive until you see their easy-to-spot signboard.

Chaiyo Seafood Photos

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Chaiyo Seafood Info

Location: Phuket Town outskirts
Address: 25/2 Moo 6, Soi Muangthong-Borrae, Sakdidech Road
Open: 10.30 am – 10.30 pm
Phone: 076 393 142
Price: Cheap
Specialities: Seafood
Distances from Patong: 17 km, from Phuket Town: 6 km, from Kata: 14 km, from Bang Tao: 28 km


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