A seafront restaurant in Rawai beach
Nikita’s Beach Restaurant has always been a long-time favourite among expats or returning visitors, serving Thai and seafood for over 20 years. Hidden by the sea under large trees at the very end of Rawai beach, Nikita’s would be easy to miss if it wasn’t for a wooden sign by the road.
Open all day until 11:30 at night, Nikita’s Phuket is a great place to relax by the water with some decent local food and inexpensive drinks. The menu is in English and well-illustrated, so you won’t have a problem ordering. Once you sit under the trees, you will understand. Once you sit under the trees, you will understand. The food at Nikita is good without being great, but people mostly go there to spend a good time with friends and enjoy the atmosphere.
The place is also convenient if you are travelling with kids in this part of Phuket as they also serve European food, and Italian, just in case the kids are not yet ready for Thai food. There are tall trees and vegetation all around Nikita’s, so expect occasional mosquitoes, but the restaurant can provide some repellent on request. Just remember to spray yourself away from dining tables, as the lemongrass smell can be overwhelming to other dinners. The place is also convenient if you are travelling with kids in this part of Phuket as they also serve European food, and Italian, just in case the kids are not yet ready for Thai food.
Overall, Nikitas Beach Restaurant is a good place to hang out for a couple of hours, more for its relaxing and exotic atmosphere than for its food. It’s probably not as good as it used to be when dining choice was more limited in Phuket, but still worth a stop. Regarding real, local seafood, we prefer one of the many small restaurants just past Nikita’s. Look for the locals sitting on the sidewalk along the sea at a small table set on small carpets.
Around Nikita’s Restaurant
Nikita’s Beach Restaurant Info
Location: Rawai Beach
Address: 44 Viset Road Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket
Open: 9:30 am – 11:30 pm
Tel: 076 288 703
Nikita’s Beach Restaurant Map