Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu

Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu
Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu
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Nai Dam Restaurant

Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu looks just like any restaurant by the roadside of Phuket. It’s not fancy, there are no exterior sign of luxury and even the restaurant signboard is hardly visible. I’m not easily impressed after trying so many restaurants in the past years, but today, I was!

Nai Dam Restaurant is a great place for Thai food lovers. It is cheap and they have some really delicious specialties. It’s so well known that even one of the Princesses, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, stopped over many times to eat at Nai Dam when visiting Phuket or Phang Nga. I have been there before, but was always too lazy to order something out of the ordinary. It was always good but not really worth writing about. But today we only ordered the house specialties and it was really excellent.


Our favourites were:

  • ‘Moo Paa Phad Phed Kub Bamee Louk’ (หมูป่าผัดเผ็ดกับบะหมี่ลวก – Wild Boar in Curry with Yellow Noodles)
  • ‘Pla Samlee Phad Prik Thai Dum’ |
    (ปลาสำลีผัดพริกไทยดำ – Pan fried cotton fish with pepper).
  • ‘Phad Dok Hom Moo Sub’
    (ผัดดอกหอมหมูสับ Spring onion flowers fried with pork) you should really try this, it is sweet and you would never guess these are spring onions.


It was hard to come up with attractive photos, since they didn’t bother with the restaurant atmosphere, but once you try the food, you won’t care much for the setting! For the record, we paid 450 baht for three well served dishes and a beer. Nai Dam restaurant is easy to spot once you know where it is: opposite the new Supercheap convenience store in Kathu (photo), before the Caltex traffic light when coming from Phuket Town. Parking is easy.


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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: and, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and