Where to Eat in Kata?
- Where to Eat in Kata?
- Beach Dining
- Ska Bar and Kata Seafood
- Kata Rocks
- The Boathouse
- Sugar & Spice Restaurant at Sugar Inn Phuket
- Two Chefs Grill Kata Beach
- Kampong Kata Hill
- Food Market and Street Dining
- Restaurants a little further
- After Beach Bar (and other panoramic terraces)
- Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale
- Wok Pagoda
- Kata Food Market Video
- Map of Kata Beach
- More about Kata Beach
Kata Beach has a vast choice of restaurants and places to eat, from modest street food to the most high-end dining experience you can find in Phuket. You will be surprised by the level of cuisine and setting you can find in Kata Beach. Beach dining is great for lunch or even breakfast, and a sunset dinner at one of the panoramic restaurant above kata Noi is a great way to end the day. For a fine dining experience with fantastic sea view, Kata Rocks is one of a kind, and Villa Royale is one of the best Thai restaurants on the Island.
For an affordable local lunch right on the sand, you will find a line of restaurants at the extreme south of Kata Beach. None are sophisticated: wooden shacks with thatched roofs, plastic chairs around basic tables, and good affordable Thai food with your feet in the sand. It’s hard to beat this!
Ska Bar and Kata Seafood
Ska Bar and Kata Seafood, as the name indicates, consist of 2 places: the Ska Bar is best known for its unusual setting under a gigantic tree right on the beach, and the Thai and seafood restaurant next to it. The restaurant is rather touristy, but It kept a certain old fashioned charm.
Address: 186/12 Patak Rd., Ban Kata, Phuket, Thailand 83100
Phone: 081 797 0559
Open: 8 AM – 10:30 PM
Kata Rocks serves a superb Mediterranean and seafood cuisine with amazing sea views. The dining tables are set by their iconic infinity pool, so make sure you come a bit before sunset to enjoy some of Kata Rocks famous cocktails. This is the perfect setting to enjoy a romantic evening.
Address: 186/22 Kok Tanode Road
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: 076 370 777
The boathouse in Kata Beach has been a culinary landmark in Phuket for many years. The food and wine are good but the location is what makes this restaurant special.
Location: 182 Koktanode Road
Phone: 076 330 015
Open: 6.30 am – 12 am
Sugar & Spice Restaurant at Sugar Inn Phuket
Sugar & Spice is very popular for serving excellent Thai food as well as International food at the right price. In case you had too much Thai food lately, they also serve Scandinavian, Russian food, BBQ ribs, sandwiches, burgers and fish and chips! The location in the centre of the second street makes it very convenient (not far from the night market).
Address: 98/70 Kata Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Open: 8 am – 10 pm
Phone: 081 970 6503
Price: Good value
Pomodoro is an excellent Italian restaurant by the locally well-known check Mario Zavatta, located on the back street of Kata Beach. Pomodoro serves some great pizza and pasta but also Thai food.
Address: 32 Soi Koktanode
Open: 12 pm – 10 pm
Phone: 076 330 539
Two Chefs Grill Kata Beach
Two Chefs restaurant is a very popular local brand available in three locations around the island, including Kata Beach. Two Chefs serves excellent steaks, burgers and Thai food.
Address: Soi Koktanode
Open: 8 am – 12 am
Phone: 076 333 370
Kampong Kata Hill is probably one of the oldest restaurants in Kata Beach (it was already here in 1990!). Kampong Kata Hill serves Thai food and seafood in fancy Thai Chinese decor. It’s beautiful and unusual for the location, but reviews have been mixed lately. Read more
Address: 12 Patak Road
Open: 12 noon – 11 pm
Phone: 085 478 4299
Price: a little high
Food Market and Street Dining
All along the second street that stretches parallel to the beach street are dozens of restaurants to choose from. The large majority serves Thai food and fresh seafood you can pick from an ice display in front of the restaurant. The food market located behind Beyond Resort Kata is a fun place to eat on a budget. Walk around until you see something you like, order it and they’ll cook it for you on the spot. You then take your food with you to any table available.
Restaurants a little further
If you can drive or ride a tuk-tuk just a little further on the outskirts of Kata, you will find some more excellent restaurants.
After Beach Bar (and other panoramic terraces)
High above Kata Noi beach (the neighbouring beach) is a set of Thai restaurants worth stopping at for lunch, dinner or even a just a sunset drink. The food is decent without being exceptional and the service has its ups and downs, but it is quite unique up there. Read more
Location: Kata Noi Beach
Address: 44 Thanon Kata
Open: 9 am – 10 pm
Phone: 084 745 9365
Mom Tri’s Kitchen Phuket at Villa Royale is one of the best Thai restaurants in Phuket. The setting by the ocean is superb and the food too. This is the kind of dining you may want to keep for a special occasion as the price tag is rather high.
Location: Kata Noi Beach
Address: 12 Kata Noi Road
Open: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: 076 333 568
Wok Pagoda is a superb restaurant sitting on a nearby hill, where you can enjoy some Thai creative culinary experience with a view. Read more
Location: On the way to Chalong Bay
Address: 32/78 4 T.
Open: 12 noon – 11 pm
Phone: 076 608 899