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16 Best Kata Beach Restaurants

Where to Eat in Kata Beach?

Kata Beach has many restaurants and places to eat, from modest street food to the most high-end dining experience in Phuket. You will be surprised by the level of cuisine and setting you can find in Kata. Beach dining is great for lunch or even breakfast, and a sunset dinner at one of the panoramic restaurants above Kata Noi is a great way to end the day. For a fine dining experience with a fantastic sea view, Kata Rocks is one of a kind, and Villa Royale is one of the best Thai restaurants on the Island.

We have been residing in Thailand for 28 years and are very enthusiastic about Thai cuisine. We frequently visit new places and restaurants that are popular on social media. Here is our compilation of the top Thai and international eateries in Kata Beach. The list is constantly updated as we discover more restaurants.

Restaurants more centrally located

Sugar & Spice Restaurant at Sugar Inn Phuket

Sugar & Spice Restaurant at Sugar Inn Phuket

Phuket 101 pick

Sugar & Spice is very popular for serving excellent Thai and international food at the right price. In case you have had too much Thai food, lately, they also serve Scandinavian and Russian food, BBQ ribs, sandwiches, burgers, 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

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‘Spice’ by Sugar & Spice

Spice by Sugar and Spice Restaurant


The new ‘Spice’ by Sugar & Spice is an excellent local restaurant serving a wide range of Thai dishes, located 70 meters down Soi Casa del Sol making your dining experience peaceful as there is less road noise from vehicles going past. The restaurant is located on Kata Road, just a short walk from the beach. It has a large outdoor seating area with plenty of shade, making it a great option for dining al fresco. The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a casual and warm style.

Address: 48, 27 Kata Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Open: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: 081 970 6503
Price: Good value

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The Boathouse

The Boathouse Restaurant Kata Beach

The Boathouse restaurant offers a mix of Southern Thai and Western dishes for both lunch and dinner. Guests can dine indoors or outdoors, enjoying a romantic atmosphere with views of the Andaman Sea. The restaurant has received Wine Spectator Awards since 1995, featuring a wine list with over 150 labels. A stylish pool bar by the beach adds to the dining experience.

Location: 182 Koktanode Road
: 076 330 015
Open: 6.30 am – 12 am

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Kata Rocks

Kata Rocks Restaurant

Kata Rocks serves 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
: 076 370 777
: High

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Ska Bar and Kata Seafood

Ska Bar and Kata Seafood

As the name indicates, Ska Bar and Kata Seafood consist of 2 places: the Ska Bar is best known for its unusual setting under a gigantic tree on the beach, and the Thai and seafood restaurant next to it. The restaurant is rather touristy, but It keeps 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
Price: Cheap

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Two Chefs Grill Kata Beach

Two Chefs Kata Beach

Two Chefs restaurant is a very popular local brand in three locations around the island, including Kata Beach. Two Chefs serve excellent steaks, burgers and Thai food.

Address: Soi Koktanode
Open: 8 am – 12 am
Phone: 076 333 370
Price: Affordable

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack in Kata Beach

Sugar Shack offers a variety of options including burgers, sandwiches, Western dishes, soups, salads, pasta, and select Thai cuisine. Additionally, they serve fresh cocktails, cold beer, and other drinks at their location in Kata Beach, conveniently situated on the route to and from the beach. The restaurant features eight tables, providing both indoor air-conditioned seating and outdoor alfresco dining. Take-away orders are also available.

Location: kata Beach
Address: 98 Moo 4, Kata Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100
Hours: 11 am – 11 pm
Phone: 081 970 6503

Kampong Kata Hill

Kampong Kata Hill

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

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Kata Night Market

Kata Street Food

There are dozens of restaurants to choose from along the second street that stretches parallel to Beach Street. The majority serves Thai food and fresh seafood you can pick from an ice display in front of the restaurant. The food market 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.

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Beach Dining

A beach restaurant in north Kata Beach

You will find a line of restaurants at the extreme south of Kata Beach for an affordable local lunch right on the sand. 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!

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.

Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale

Mom Tri's Villa Royale Restaurant

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. You may want to keep this kind of dining for a special occasion as the price tag is rather high.

Location: Kata Noi Beach
: 12 Kata Noi Road
Open: 11 am – 11 pm
: 076 333 568
Price: High

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The Sundeck

The Sundeck above Kata Noi Beach

The Sundeck Phuket is a lounge bar and restaurant in a fantastic location above Kata Noi Beach. The location is such that people often drive in front of this stunning panoramic restaurant without noticing it. You can stop for just a drink with a view, as it is a perfect spot for a short break or a delicious dinner with a sea view and a sunset with good music.

Address: 228 Pasak Road, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: 064 062 3602
Price: High

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Greenheart Garden

Green Heart Garden Kata Beach

Greenheart Garden, located high on the hills above Kata Beach, offers breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea in a serene, peaceful atmosphere. The restaurant features spacious wooden terraces with bamboo furnishings, nestled amidst lush greenery. The staff is welcoming and the food, featuring traditional Thai cuisine, is highly rated. A true hidden gem in the area.

Address: 13 Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Hours: 10 am – 7 pm
Phone: 087 627 3849

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After Beach Bar (and other panoramic terraces)

After Beach Bar Kata Noi Beach

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 unique. Read more

Location: Kata Noi Beach
: 44 Thanon Kata
Open: 9 am – 10 pm
Phone: 084 745 9365
Price: Affordable

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Baan Chom View

Baan Chom View Phuket

Baan Chom View is a popular Thai restaurant situated on a hill above the picturesque Kata Noi beach in southern Phuket. Offering a wide variety of Thai cuisine as well as some Western dishes, the restaurant boasts a unique location with a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea from its large wooden terrace. Due to its prime location on the busy road connecting Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach, it is particularly popular during sunset.

Address: 69/15 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket 83100
Open: 9 am – 11 pm
Tel: 095 352 5836
Price: Affordable

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Pomodoro Pizza Restaurant

pomodoro restaurant kata beach

Pomodoro is an excellent Italian restaurant by the locally well-known Mario Zavatta, located on the back street of Kata Beach. Pomodoro serves some great pizza and pasta but also Thai food.

Address: 32 Soi Khoktanod, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Open: 12 pm – 9.30 pm
Phone: 076 330 539
Price: Affordable

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