Best Restaurants in Phuket, by beaches

Where to Eat in Phuket? Phuket Restaurants Guide

Phuket Restaurants Guide by Beaches and Towns


Phuket restaurants can keep a food writer busy forever. In our many years here, we tried countless of them. Thailand is blessed with great cuisine and endless food choices from around the country. In recent years, international cuisine has also flourished around the island as a great addition to Thai food.

Today, we list all the best restaurants we tried in Phuket and sorted them by beaches and town to help you plan your trip. From the most delicious local seafood hidden in the mangrove to the most romantic trendy beachfront and the Haute French Cuisine worthy of a Michelin guide. We already sorted some of our favourites in previous pages, but here we list all the restaurants we ever wrote about, sorted alphabetically into two groups: Trendy and Locals. If they are here, it’s because, according to us, they deserve to be talked about. This page has more than 50 Phuket restaurants! So click on Read More to see them all!

▷ Best Restaurants in Phuket Town

Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan Mae Taan is an excellent local Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. It is slightly away from the old streets of historical Phuket, where the tourist crowd always go for their selfies and therefore addresses more to a local clientele, and that is a ... Read More
Best Country Beef Phuket Town

Best Country Beef Steakhouse Restaurant in Phuket Town

Best Country Beef is the place to treat yourself if you are craving a perfectly cooked steak after a day of exploring Old Phuket Town. The restaurant is on Dibuk Road, in an old-fashioned house with a wooden facade that reminds a bit of ... Read More
Blue Elephant Phuket

Blue Elephant Phuket

Blue Elephant Phuket is not a casual Thai restaurant, but contrary to what most people think, it is not outrageously expensive (We didn't say cheap though). Blue Elephant Phuket is perfect for a special occasion, a dining experience to share and remember. We wrote ... Read More
Cava Bien Marché Restaurant in Phuket Town

Cava Bien Marché Restaurant in Phuket Town

CaVa Bien Marché (which is pronounced sava) is a casual restaurant and bistro on Dibuk Road in Old Phuket Town. The food is good and the layout attractive. The restaurant uses a typical Phuket shophouse and therefore is very long and narrow. The restaurant ... Read More
Chom Chan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Chom Chan by One Chun Restaurant in Phuket Town

Chom Chan is an excellent Thai restaurant serving a great selection of Phuket dishes and local specialities. It’s a cosy small house with a garden almost hidden on the outskirts of Phuket Town and can easily be missed when driving by. Chom Chan received ... Read More
Crust Cafe & Restaurant - Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town

Crust Restaurant Phuket

Crust Restaurant is an excellent Italian venue located on the outskirts of Phuket Town. The food is very well priced and so good that the restaurant was mentioned in the Michelin Guide for Phuket several years in a row. The restaurant is set in ... Read More
Esan Bar Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Esan Bar – Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Esan Bar, despite calling itself a bar, is an excellent and affordable Thai restaurant serving Isan food from the northeast of Thailand. The restaurant sits by the busy roadside on the outskirts of Phuket town, near the stadium and not far from the well-known ... Read More
Go Benz Phuket restaurant

Go Benz Phuket (Ko Benz) – One of Phuket Best Street Food

Go Benz Phuket (or Ko Benz) received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' Go Benz has been one of Phuket's most popular local restaurants for over 15 years. Go ... Read More
Hong Bao Ramada Phuket

Hong Bao Ramada Phuket

If you love Dim Sum, you will enjoy Hong Bao at Ramada Phuket. Of course, Phuket is known to have plenty of local dim sum restaurants, but they usually serve a very simple selection prepared with basic ingredients, and while they are great for ... Read More
Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town

Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา)

Hong Khao Tom Pla is a discreet and long-established restaurant in Phuket Town, named after its famous fish rice porridge speciality. Behind this modest appearance is a little gem, so good that the Michelin Guide awarded them a 'Bib Gourmand', which is a sign ... Read More
Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Towm

Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Jadjan is a local Thai restaurant hidden on the outskirt of Phuket Town, and not many travellers know that a former chef from a 5-star hotel in Bangkok runs it. If you are familiar with Thai food, you will appreciate the unique flavours of ... Read More
Kaeng Liang Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kaeng Liang Restaurant Phuket

Kaeng Liang Restaurant is a small place in a beautifully decorated old shophouse hidden on Krabi Road in the old Phuket Town. The name Kaeng Liang is the name of a traditional spicy shrimp paste soup from central Thailand. The food is good (we ... Read More
Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน) is a long time favourite restaurant in Phuket Town where mostly locals come for a late breakfast, lunch or even dinner. The restaurant is vast with plenty of space between the table, superbly clean and spotless with a friendly ... Read More
Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk Phuket Town

Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk Phuket Town

Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk is a local restaurant famous for its morning rice porridge and noodle soup, located on Phang Nga Road in the back of Phuket Town, and only open from 6 in the morning to 12 pm. The restaurant got listed three ... Read More
Ko Ang Seafood Phuket

Ko Ang Seafood in Phuket Town

Ko Ang Seafood is a local restaurant serving excellent seafood on the east side of Phuket Town. Ko Ang has been around for a long time and started as a modest shop with no decoration and a zinc roof. But seafood lovers always find ... Read More
Ko Yoon Hokkien Noodles

Ko Yoon Restaurant

Ko Yoon Restaurant is a very small and discreet place serving amazing Hokkien Noodles. If you happen to visit Phuket Town, chances are you walked passed it without noticing it, it looks like any other anonymous local hole-in-the-wall restaurant. But Ko Yoon has prepared ... Read More
Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Never heard of Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant before? Not a surprise since Thalang road changed from just an old busy street to a full-scale tourist attraction, bars and restaurants started to appear like flies on honey. And thinking of it, it is a good ... Read More
Chicken Rice Kota Khao Mun Kai Phuket

Kota Khao Mun Kai – Chicken Rice Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kota Khao Mun Kai is an excellent and famous Chicken Rice restaurant in Phuket Town. Everyone in Phuket knows this place, expats of locals. It has been open for more than two decades and is still running strong without having changed a thing. That ... Read More
La Gaetana Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town

La Gaetana Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town

La Gaetana received a 'Michelin Plate' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. 'Michelin Plate is a sign of excellent food.' La Gaetana is one of the best and longest established Italian restaurants in Phuket. It's well known and recommended by longtime residents ... Read More
Lock Tien Foodcourt Phuket

Lock Tien Food Court in Phuket Town

Lock Tien food court in Phuket Town is a place every person living in Phuket long enough knows. It doesn’t look like much but with 50 years old history, it’s probably the oldest food court on the island. What really matters is that Lock ... Read More
Maimorn Forest Restaurant Phuket

Maimorn Forest Phuket

Maimorn Forest is a locally well-known Thai restaurant, hidden from view in Phuket Town, next to Bus Terminal 1. The place has been open for decades and was recently renovated. The new layout is beautiful, with a bit of a forest theme and an ... Read More
Mee Ton Poe Hokkien Noodles in Phuket Town

Mee Ton Poe Hokkien Noodles in Phuket Town

Mee Ton Poe received a 'Michelin Plate' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. A ‘Michelin Plate' is a recognition of excellent food. Mee Ton Poe (Mee Ton Poh) has served some of the best-known Hokkien noodles on Phuket island for many years since 1946 ... Read More
Nam Yoi Restaurant Phuket

Nam Yoi Restaurant in Phuket Town

Nam Yoi is a very discreet restaurant in a remote street in Phuket town. It is difficult to find but worth the effort as they serve excellent local Thai cuisine. The setting is basic, the price is very cheap and the food is really ... Read More
Phuket Natural Restaurant in Phuket Town

Natural Restaurant Phuket (Tamachart Restaurant)

Natural Restaurant Phuket looks at first a bit confusing. Locally known as 'Tamachart Restaurant' it has been a long-time favourite for many Thai and expats ... Read More
O Cha Rot Noodle Soup Restaurant in Phuket Town

O Cha Rot Phuket – Noodle Soup in Phuket Town

O Cha Rot is an unassuming local restaurant, but it serves one of the best noodle soups in Phuket Town, so good that it made it to the Michelin Guide in Phuket. The restaurant has no decoration whatsoever, white wall, stainless cooking station and ... Read More
One Chun Restaurant Phuket

One Chun Restaurant Phuket

One Chun received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating from the Phuket Michelin Guide. Bib Gourmand means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' One Chun Restaurant (One Chun means ‘Monday’) is one of the best Thai restaurants in Phuket Town. Serving a southern ... Read More
Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Pa Mai Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town

Pa Mai Kanom Jeen is a modest local Thai restaurant located at the intersection of Dibuk Road and Satun Road, just next to the famous Blue Elephant Restaurant, in Old Phuket Town. Pa Mai has been a popular local place for decades and if ... Read More
Papazula Phuket Town

Papazula Phuket Town

Papazula is a popular live music bar and restaurant with Turkish influences on Phuket Road, in the old Phuket town, just opposite Casa Blanca Hotel, just a few metres from the Sunday Walking Street Market. Papazula is surprisingly vast if you consider the small ... Read More
Piset Restaurant Phuket

Piset Restaurant Phuket

Piset restaurant is a fun place on Yaowarat Road in Phuket town that has been very popular with the young local crowd for serving creative oversized Thai food at reasonable prices ... Read More
Punte Phuket Local Street Food

Punte Phuket Local Street Food

Punte Phuket (ศูนย์อาหารปุ๊นเต่ภูเก็ต) is a new and beautiful food court serving local street food, hidden in the old streets of Phuket town, tucked in a dead-end street off Yaowarat Road. The place is charming and spacious, with a beautiful old Phuket design and serves ... Read More
Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town

Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town

Raya Restaurant (also known as Raya House) is a unique restaurant combining all the right ingredients to make it a perfect local experience. They serve great food, reasonable price, and a superb setting in an old Thai house kept just the way it has ... Read More
Som Chit Hokkien Noodle Soup Phuket

Som Chit Hokkien Noodle Soup in Phuket Town

Som Chit Restaurant is famous for its delicious Hokkien Noodle Soup. People from Bangkok who know about would stop for a lunch at Som Chit if they are in the vicinity of Phuket Town. Som Chit (which is pronounced ‘Som Kit’) is easy to ... Read More
Surf and Turf by Soul Kitchen in Phuket Town

Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen

Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen is a small Thai-German-owned restaurant on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town that received a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide. The menu is short but changes monthly, and Chef Tom takes great pride in composing European-Thai dishes, ... Read More
The Charm Dining Gallery in Phuket Town, Dibuk Road

The Charm Dining Gallery Phuket Town

The Charm Dining Gallery opened in a century-old Thai house in Phuket Town. The location on Dibuk Road is the perfect way to end your exploration if you spend a day wandering the old streets ... Read More
Tu Kab Khao Restaurant Phuket

Tu Kab Khao Phuket – Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Tu Kab Khao is a popular Thai restaurant in Phuket town serving great southern Thai food, a chance to try their selection of dishes typical from Phuket ... Read More
Tunk Ka Cafe Phuket

Tunk Ka Cafe in Phuket Town

Tunk Ka Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants in Phuket Town, a long-established hillside place beautifully built on top of Khao Rang Hill, with striking panoramic views of Phuket city. Tunk Ka Cafe is a romantic place, with three separate terraces framed with ... Read More
Wanlamun Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Wanlamun Phuket – Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Wanlamun is the most popular Thai sweets and Thai desserts restaurant in Phuket Town. The restaurant has been open for decades and serves an astonishingly large choice of local sweets you probably didn't even know existed. When it comes to Thai desserts in Phuket, ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Patong

Acqua Restaurant Phuket

Acqua Restaurant Phuket

Acqua is a fantastic Italian restaurant run for just ten years by talented and friendly Chef Alessandro Frau. This exclusive dining has received many awards and accolades, including a ‘Plate’ award but the Phuket Michelin Guide. The beautifully decorated restaurant is almost hidden in ... Read More
Briley Chicken Rice in Patong Beach, Phuket

Briley Chicken Rice Restaurant in Patong Beach

If you like delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice and you happen to be in Patong Beach, you need to visit Briley. Briley is one of the two famous chicken rice restaurants in Phuket, and it has been open for more than 20 years now, the ... Read More
Hern Cafe and Bistro in Patong Beach

Hern Coffee and Bistro

Hern Coffee and Bistro is an attractive and well-designed Thai restaurant on the beachfront of Patong. The restaurant serves great breakfast, brunch and a beautifully prepared dinner. The location in front of the well-known Baan Lamai Beach Resort is very convenient, making it a ... Read More
Kaab Gluay Restaurant

Kaab Gluay Restaurant in Patong Beach

Kaab Gluay is one of the few authentic local Thai restaurants in Patong Beach. The food is delicious and well priced, and the staff is always amiable. There are not many affordable restaurants we could recommend in Patong. (Too many are just cooking a ... Read More
Kalim Rimlay restaurant Phuket

Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant

Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant is a little-known restaurant serving good honest Thai food and seafood at a good price. Best of all for some of you, it is located not far from Patong Beach, just past Kalim Beach. Rim Lay is a very relaxing ... Read More
L'Arôme by the Sea restaurant in Phuket, Thailand

L’Arôme by the Sea Phuket

L'Arôme by the Sea Phuket is a contemporary French restaurant serving modern cuisine over Kalim Beach, with amazing views of the Andaman Sea. Chef Yannick Hollenstein shares his passion with sophisticated dishes and surprising compositions in a perfectly balanced menu. Combined with the view ... Read More
La Gritta at Amari Phuket

La Gritta Italian Restaurant at Amari Phuket in Patong

La Gritta Phuket is an Italian restaurant at Amari Phuket Resort, ranking high on our Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket. It has a unique view of the entire Patong bay and is a perfect place for a romantic evening with a view. Food is excellent, ... Read More
Little Tiger on Merlin Beach in Phuket

Little Tiger Phuket Restaurant on Merlin Beach

Little Tiger is a small and hidden restaurant with a superb view, perched on a hillside of Merlin Beach near Patong Beach. Even if you find this remote beach, you might have a hard time spotting Little Tiger, which is why the place is ... Read More
Molly’s Tavern Irish Bar & Restaurant

Molly’s Tavern Irish Bar & Restaurant in Patong Beach

Molly's Tavern is a well-known Irish Pub on the beachfront road of Patong Beach. Just 350 m from Bangla Walking Street, the bright red facade is an unmissable beacon for some good comfort food and great live music in a wide choice of international ... Read More
Naughty Nuri's Phuket Restaurant

Naughty Nuri’s Phuket Restaurant in Patong Beach

Naughty Nuri's in Patong Beach is famous for their Nuri's signature ribs and piglets (Babi Guling a la Nuri's). The restaurant is vast and welcoming, and the staff is known to be friendly and cheerful. Most importantly, the food is delicious and well priced ... Read More
No9 Restaurant Patong Beach Phuket

No 9 Restaurant in Patong Beach Phuket

No 9 Restaurant is a modest Thai restaurant in Patong beach, quite far from the busy streets, yet it is much talked about. If you read online reviews, people speak well about it, almost as much as the famous No6 restaurant near Bangla road ... Read More
No.6 Restaurant in Patong Beach

No.6 Restaurant in Patong Beach

There are two Number 6 Thai restaurants on Patong Beach, one in the centre of Patong and another one on a nearby hill. The original one is on Ratuthit road, not far from Bangla road, and it probably has been existing for more than ... Read More
No 6 Restaurant Up the Hill in Patong Beach, Phuket

Number 6 Restaurant ‘Up The Hill’ in Patong Beach

Number 6 Restaurant 'Up The Hill' is one of the most popular places in Patong Beach, we all know that. But did you know that there are two Number 6? The original and best known No.6 Restaurant is on Rat-U-Thit Road, not far from ... Read More
Pan Yaah Restaurant Phuket

Pan Yaah Restaurant

Pan Yaah Restaurant on Patong Beach is a little gem you should reward yourself with if you choose to spend your holidays in Patong Beach. Finding a romantic place with a sea view, good food, not overly touristic and a decent price is rare ... Read More
Roxane Cafe and Restaurant

Roxane Cafe and Restaurant Phuket

Roxane Cafe and Restaurant is a new and excellent venue right on the beachfront road of Patong Beach on Phuket Island. The location just across the street from the beach makes the place very convenient. You can stop in the morning on the way ... Read More
Savoey Seafood Restaurant Patong beach

Savoey Seafood Restaurant In Patong

Savoey Seafood Restaurant might not be the best seafood restaurant in Phuket, but if you don't want to or can't drive outside Patong beach and don't feel like dining in a food court, it's a good place for a seafood dinner. We usually don't ... Read More
SeaSalt Lounge and Grill

Sea Salt Lounge and Grill Phuket – Patong Beach

Sea Salt Lounge and Grill is a beautiful restaurant and a seaside bar built on a prime seafront location in Patong Beach, part of the well-known Diamond Cliff Resort. If you are a little familiar with Patong, Sea Salt is next to the now-defunct ... Read More
Ta Khai Restaurant

Ta Khai Restaurant at Rosewood Phuket

Ta Khai received a 'Michelin Plate' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. 'Michelin Plate' is the sign of excellent food. Ta Khai is a beautiful Thai restaurant nestled on the secluded beach of Tri Trang and part of the new luxurious Rosewood ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Bang Tao Beach

ANISE Tapas & Bar Phuket

ANISE Tapas & Bar in Phuket

ANISE Tapas & Bar is a popular Spanish restaurant at the Boat Avenue Shopping Village entrance in Cherngtalay on the way to Bangtao Beach. The restaurant is beautifully designed and well-located, perfect for meeting friends for a relaxed and casual tapas dinner. The restaurant ... Read More
Beach Pig Bar on Bangtao Beach

Beach Pig Phuket

Beach Pig Phuket is a cool beach bar on Bang Tao Beach serving tacos, nachos, Thai food and cocktails; it is a perfect spot to end your beach day with a sunset over the Andaman Sea. The bar is right on the sand, just ... Read More
Benny's Cocktails & Grill Phuket, on Bangtao Beach

Benny’s Cocktails & Grill Phuket

Benny's Cocktail and Grill is an understated gem hidden by the roadside in Bangtao Beach; opened in 2015 and specialising in meats but with many excellent other options, including Thai food. We heard of it for a while and even drove by a couple ... Read More
Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuketket

Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant

Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant is a hidden gem serving delicious southern dishes cooked by Khun Tubtim (the lady in the photos) with her family recipes and served in a beautiful garden hidden from the main road on the way to Bangtao Beach. The place is somewhat ... Read More
La Trattoria at Dusit Thani Phuket

La Trattoria at Dusit Thani Phuket

La Trattoria is a well-known restaurant in the Dusit Thani Phuket on the popular Bang Tao Beach in Cherngtalay. Outside guests frequently come to La Trattoria for dinner in the spacious and beautiful white restaurant. Chef Lucas prepares with passion excellent Italian and Brazilian ... Read More
Maison Napoleon Phuket Restaurant and Bakery

Maison Napoleon restaurant and bakery in Bangtao

Maison Napoleon is a new modern restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the entrance of Laguna Phuket in Bangtao Beach. The cuisine is mostly casual French but also from Mexico, and Latin America. The venue is already trendy and busy with customers, and ... Read More
Nanami Yakiniku Phuket in Boat Avenue Bang Tao Beach

Nanami Yakiniku Phuket – Japanese BBQ

Nanami Yakiniku is a Japanese BBQ restaurant run by a Japanese owner, located on Boat Avenue in Cherngtalay, near Bang Tao Beach, on the west coast of Phuket. The restaurant serves a wide range of imported and local beef and pork, but also sushi ... Read More
Palm Seaside Restaurant on Bangtao Beach

Palm Seaside Restaurant Phuket on Bangtao Beach

Note: Palm Seaside Restaurant is permanently closed Palm Seaside Restaurant, Lounge and Bar is a trendy seafront restaurant set at the southern end of Bangtao Beach. Open for lunch, dinner and beyond, Palm Seaside is an excellent place for a relaxed dinner by the ... Read More
Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao

Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao Beach

Porto de Phuket is a new open-air community mall near Bangtao Beach in the Cherngtalay district, just next to the very popular Boat Avenue. It's of the same brand as Central Phuket and Central Patong ... Read More
Suay Restaurant Cherngtalay in Phuket

Suay Restaurant Cherngtalay near Bangtao Beach

Suay Cherngtalay is a popular and excellent restaurant serving modern Thai cuisine with a creative touch by chef Noi Tammasak (Suay means beautiful in Thai). The restaurant is very inviting, divided into two areas. The main dining room is a welcoming indoor building with ... Read More
TAKE Japanese Restaurant Phuket

TAKÉ Japanese Restaurant Phuket

TAKÉ (pronounced 'takeh') is an excellent Japanese restaurant often recommended by the Japanese expat community of Phuket, which is quite a statement. We tried it and it was indeed as good as described, with very reasonable prices. The restaurant is welcoming, modern and casual, ... Read More
The Beach Cuisine on Bangtao Beach

The Beach Cuisine Phuket

The Beach Cuisine is a seaside restaurant hard to find on Bang Tao Beach, open for lunch and dinner and serving excellent western and Thai food. The French chef proposes some unique specialities. The setting by the sea is amazing, and when the weather ... Read More
Siam Supper Club Phuket

The Siam Supper Club Phuket Restaurant

The Siam Supper Club is a long-established cosy restaurant near Bangtao Beach, on the west coast of Phuket. The restaurant is mostly a steakhouse that also serves an excellent choice of European comfort food. As you enter the restaurant, the warm interior mostly made ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Kamala Beach

Boat Bar Kamala Beach

Boat Bar and Restaurant on Kamala Beach

Boat Bar and Restaurant is a long-established venue with a golden location, right by the beautiful beach of Kamala Beach. The beach is immense, with powdery white sand and dozens of immense coconut trees adding the perfect tropical; holiday touch to all your photos ... Read More
Cafe Del Mar Beach Club on Kamala Beach Phuket

Café Del Mar Phuket – A Great Beach Club in Kamala

Café Del Mar Phuket is one of the best beach clubs on the island, and having our own Café Del Mar here in Kamala Beach is a statement: Phuket is a party island. This well-known Ibiza brand found out this island was the right ... Read More
Pine Beach Club at Intercontinental Hotel Phuket on Kamala Beach

Pine Beach Bar at Intercontinental Phuket

Pine Beach Bar is a beautiful venue on the sand of Kamala Beach and part of the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel. With such a wide strip of soft white sand and a beautiful landscape, the north end of Kamala is an ideal place to spend ... Read More
Romsai Restaurant Phuket

Romsai Restaurant near Kamala Beach

Romsai is a little unusual restaurant well hidden from view, with a beautiful view of the sea and a nearby beach. Serving Isan food for lunch, definitely has a fun mood, feeling like being far from Phuket. Precariously built on a rocky cliff alongside ... Read More
Silk Restaurant Phuket

Silk Restaurant Phuket in Kamala Beach

Silk Restaurant at Andara Resort Phuket is an upscale and much talked about Thai restaurant set in a beautiful and elegant design, overlooking Kamala Beach. With polished wood, high ceilings, warm tones and an elegant design, Silk Restaurant is instantly pleasing to the eyes ... Read More
Smile Bar in Kamala Beach, Phuket

Smile Bar & Restaurant on Kamala Beach

Smile Bar is a very popular beachfront restaurant and bars with a great location on Kamala Beach, just across the beach and the sea. The place has been renovated and is brighter and more welcoming with a brighter white design and two lines of ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Kata Beach

A Blanket & A Pillow in Kata Beach

A Blanket & A Pillow

A Blanket & A Pillow is another little gem hidden in the trees above the rocky shores of Kata Beach. A Blanket & A Pillow consists of several bamboo terraces connected by uneven staircases. Customers sit in colourful bean bags or the Thai way: ... Read More
After Beach Bar Phuket on Kata Noi Beach

After Beach Bar Phuket

After Beach Bar Phuket is a very popular Thai restaurant perched high on a cliffside above Kata Noi Beach, on the way to Nai Harn Beach; from the outside, the restaurant looks modest, with low thatched roofs and an old fashioned reggae atmosphere that ... Read More
Baan Chom View Phuket

Baan Chom View Restaurant Phuket

Baan Chom View is one of the popular Thai restaurants hanging high above the beautiful beach of Kata Noi in the south of Phuket and serving a vast choice of Thai food and a few western dishes ... Read More
Green Heart Garden Kata Beach

Green Heart Garden Kata Beach

Green Heart Garden is a superb hidden restaurant perched high on the hills above Kata Beach and blessed with incredible panoramic views of the Andaman Sea ... Read More
Phuket Best Rooftop Bars

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant Phuket

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant is a little-known viewpoint terrace hidden below the famous Karon Viewpoint on the east coast of Phuket. Heaven Restaurant has a relaxed style usually found on beach clubs and is a great place to end the day with a sunset. Most ... Read More
Kampong Kata Hill

Kampong Kata Hill Restaurant

Kampong Kata Hill is a bit touristy with mixed reviews, but if you travelled that far to discover Asia and you are looking for more than 'just food' while remaining within an acceptable budget, this restaurant in Kata Beach might surprise you. You would ... Read More
Pomodoro Italian Restaurant in Kata Beach

Pomodoro Italian Restaurant in Kata Beach

Pomodoro is an excellent and authentic Italian restaurant in Kata Beach, a great place to come and relax with your friends or family after a long day on the beach. The restaurant is a vast open terrace by the street, a little away from ... Read More
Sabai Corner Restaurant

Sabai Corner Restaurant Phuket

Sabai Corner is a beautiful Thai restaurant hidden in Phuket, not far from Kata Noi Beach. Only a few dedicated travellers will find it or try to find it. The food is good without being exceptional, but you will discover the magnificent panoramic view ... Read More
Ska Bar Kata Beach & Kata Seafood Restaurant

Ska Bar Kata Beach & Kata Seafood Restaurant

Ska Bar is a small but iconic Reggae bar built in the shade of an immense tree, right on the beach in Kata. This unique setting makes it a perfect spot to end your day on the beach, even if you are not a ... Read More
Sugar and Spice Restaurant in Kata Beach, Phuket

Sugar and Spice Restaurant Phuket

Sugar and Spice is a popular and long-established restaurant in Kata Beach serving good Thai food at a reasonable price. The restaurant also offers a small cooking class on Saturdays. The restaurant is bright and colourful, with the shop front fully open on the ... Read More
The Boathouse Restaurant Kata Beach

The Boathouse restaurant Kata Beach

The Boathouse Restaurant in Kata Beach has been a culinary landmark in Phuket for decades, part of The Boathouse hotel. The location is fantastic, the food is excellent, and the wine list is exceptional. The Boathouse serves Western and Thai Cuisine in a sober ... Read More
The Sundeck Phuket

The Sundeck Phuket – A trendy lounge bar in Kata Noi

The Sundeck Phuket is a new lounge bar and restaurant in a fantastic location, high above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach. The situation between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach is such that almost everyone drives in front of this stunning viewpoint at least ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Karon Beach

Eat Bar & Grill Phuket Restaurant Karon

EAT Bar & Grill Phuket Restaurant Karon

EAT Bar & Grill Phuket Restaurant is a tiny place on the second street of Karon Beach. Thankfully, many people talk about the restaurant. Otherwise, you probably would drive past it a dozen times without noticing it. People do talk a lot about it ... Read More
On The Rock Restaurant Phuket

On The Rock Restaurant Phuket

On The Rock is a beautiful open-air seafood restaurant built on the rocks at the southern end of famous Karon Beach. Part of the long-standing Marina Phuket Resort has a unique location and superb views of Karon Beach. The way from the parking to ... Read More
Tann Terrace Phuket à Karon Beach

Tann Terrace Phuket

Tann Terrace Phuket is a lovely beach bar, restaurant and even boutique hotel with a unique location at the very south end of Karon Beach ... Read More
The Pad Thai Shop in Karon Beach

The Pad Thai Shop in Karon

The Pad Thai Shop is a tiny restaurant on the side of the back road of Karon Beach. It's so small and modest; you would drive past it without paying much attention if it wasn’t for its growing reputation and a large yellow signboard ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Kathu

Ketho Dim Sum Restaurant in Kathu, Phuket

Ketho Coffee & Kitchen – Dim Sum Restaurant in Phuket

Ketho Coffee & Kitchen is a dim sum restaurant very popular with locals for their breakfast, mostly for their dim sums but also for their soups and rice porridge. The place is very casual and cheap: a basket of Dim Sum costs only 50 ... Read More
Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket, Kathu

Krua Jongjit Kitchen Kathu in Phuket

Krua Jongjit restaurant in Kathu is proof that a restaurant doesn't have to be fancy or expensive to be excellent, and even receive a Michelin Plate for fresh ingredients, carefully prepared. The restaurant is local and modest, the prices are low and the food ... Read More
Big Chicken Restaurant Phuket

Krua Thung Thong (Big Chicken Restaurant)

Big Chicken Restaurant (Thung Thong Restaurant) is one of our three favourite venues in Kathu. If you drove past the Phuket Country Club in the past twenty years, you certainly saw that massive chicken statue on the side of the road. It's a simple, ... Read More
Nai Dam Restaurant Phuket

Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu

Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu looks just like any restaurant by the roadside of Phuket. It's not fancy, there are no exterior signs of luxury and even the restaurant signboard is hardly visible. We are not easily impressed after trying so many restaurants all ... Read More
Ristorante Pizzeria da Moreno at Kathu

Pizzeria da Moreno at Kathu

Pizzeria Da Moreno is a casual Italian restaurant by the roadside of Kathu, near Lock Palm Golf Club. (In case you are unfamiliar with Phuket, Kathu is between Patong beach and Phuket Town). The bright and unpretentious design of the restaurant makes it instantly ... Read More
Red Clam Kathu Restaurant in Phuket

Red Clam Restaurant in Kathu (Hoi Pai Daeng)

Red Clam in Kathu, or Hoi Pai Daeng in Thai, is a local restaurant serving good and simple Thai food, perfect for sharing with your friends at the end of the day, the way Thai food is best enjoyed. The restaurant is modest, but ... Read More
Somtam Puma 2 Kathu

Somtam Puma 2 Kathu (ส้มตำปูม้า 2)

Somtam Puma 2 Kathu (ส้มตำปูม้า 2) is another hidden local restaurant we really enjoy in Kathu. (Puma in Thai means Blue Crab! ). The food is excellent, truly local, the team is great, it's cheap and the surrounding is fun. You can choose to ... Read More
Thong Dee Brasserie Phuket

Thong Dee The Kathu Brasserie

Thong Dee The Kathu Brasserie is one of the most successful restaurants in Phuket, even though it is hard to find. Located in the back of a back street of Kathu, a small town near Patong Beach, Thong Dee Brasserie strikes by its urban ... Read More
We Camping Phuket

We Camping Phuket

We Camping Phuket is a local restaurant in Kathu, with a fun camping decor and a vast outdoor sitting area. Despite the name, the place is not related to camping at all: it is the theme of the decor where customers can sit outdoors ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Rawai

Aek Seafood restaurant in Rawai, Phuket

Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant

Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant is one of the few local seafood restaurants peppering the roadside of Rawai Beach. This small restaurant doesn’t have any particular sign and it doesn’t attract a mass of hungry tourists, but this is where we love to go for ... Read More
Bukito by Promthep Restaurant

Bukito by Promthep Cape Restaurant in South Phuket

Bukito by Promthep Cape Restaurant is a surprisingly good place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with a view once you have your photos of the famous sunsets of Promthep Cape in the south of Phuket, just past Nai Harn Beach. Often missed by the ... Read More
Nikita's Beach Restaurant Phuket

Nikita’s Beach Restaurant Phuket 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 ... Read More
Rawai Seafood Market in South Phuket

Rawai Seafood Market in Phuket

Rawai Seafood Market started as a modest local fisherman village where you would buy some local catch to take home. Rawai beach, in the very south of Phuket, is also known as the Sea Gypsy Village ... Read More
Rawai View Cafe Phuket

Rawai View Cafe in Rawai Beach, South Phuket

Rawai View Cafe is a charming little restaurant and bar with a beautiful wooden terrace overlooking the bay of Rawai Beach, in the very south of Phuket island. It’s well hidden and not on the tourist roads but with such superb setting, it quickly ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in Chalong

Coconuts Cafe Phuket

Coconuts Café Phuket

Coconuts Café is a lovely little bakery and restaurant hidden in a small lane of Chalong, in the south of Phuket Island. The coffee shop is a tiny house on stilts, with a garden surrounded by a vast green natural landscape and immense coconut ... Read More
Kan Eang @ Pier Phuket

Kan Eang @ Pier Seafood Restaurant in Chalong Bay

Kan Eang @ Pier is a trendy seafood restaurant in Chalong Bay on the way to Rawai Beach, in the south of Phuket. Popular since decades, Kan Eang (meaning 'Feel at Ease'), is a relaxing place in the shade of huge trees with a ... Read More
Phuket Seafood Restaurants

Kan Eang 2 Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Kan Eang 2 is not the most accessible place to find, but it's one of Phuket's best local seafood restaurants. Everyone here knows that there are 2 Kan Eang Seafood restaurants on the island. Kan Eang@Pier is the youngest and most talked about, while ... Read More
Mor Mu Dong Restaurant Phuket

Mor Mu Dong Restaurant

Mor Mu Dong received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices. Mor Mu Dong is quite an unusual restaurant in Phuket. If you enjoy eating off the beaten tracks where ... Read More
Sriwara Bistro and Cafe Phuket

Sriwara Bistro and Cafe Phuket

Sriwara is a new trendy but casual restaurant located halfway between Phuket Town and Chalong, not far from the famous Wat Chalong, serving excellent Thai food and some Indian-inspired dishes. The French bistros inspired the concept, which explains the setting, counter, flooring and casual ... Read More
Three Monkeys Restaurant in Phuket

Three Monkeys Restaurant Phuket

Three Monkeys restaurant is set in the Jungle somewhere between Phuket Town and Chalong, part of the popular Hanuman World Zipline attraction. With a beautiful and unusual design, the Three Monkeys restaurant has been a success from day 1, attracting a crowd of teenagers ... Read More
We Cafe Restaurant in Phuket

We Cafe Chaofa Restaurant

We Cafe Chaofa is a large restaurant that serves a vast array of international, western and Thai dishes at a very good price, located not far from Wat Chalong. We Cafe has been around for many years and has grown to three restaurants around ... Read More
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▷ Best Restaurants in the North of Phuket

Black Ginger at The Slate Phuket

Black Ginger Restaurants at The Slate Phuket

Black Ginger is a fabulous Thai restaurant in a lovely setting inside the Slate hotel in Nai Yang Beach. The cuisine itself is worth the visit, but the design and enigmatic arrival make you feel exceptional, like being in a traditional Thai movie. The ... Read More
Best Restaurants in Phuket, by beaches

Inthanin Naithon Restaurant

Inthanin Naithon is a delightful tiny restaurant hidden on the soft sands of the beautiful Naithon Beach, near Phuket International Airport. The place is hard to find, but it is worth the effort: first, the location right on the beach of the understated Naithon ... Read More
Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket

Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket

UPDATE: Kin Dee Restaurant and cooking class has moved and is now 10m before the old location. The previous location is occupied by a different restaurant called Aroi Dee. Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket is not exactly what you would call a 'local' restaurant in ... Read More
Pru at Trisara Phuket

Pru Restaurant Phuket

Pru Restaurant at Trisara Phuket has become the first and only restaurant to receive a star from the new Michelin Guide. Michelin only arrived in Phuket in 2018, and the results were much anticipated. While many restaurants around the island received BIBs and Plates ... Read More
Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Rimpan Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Rimpan Seafood is a small but great Phuket local restaurant hidden in plain sight in the north of Phuket Island, near the bridge that connects the island to the mainland. Thousand people drive past Rimpan each day without realising such a great place sits ... Read More
Ta Tuay Michelin Thai Restaurant in Phuket

Ta Tuay Restaurant in Phuket

Ta Tuay is a little-known local restaurant, hidden not far from the Sarasin Bridge in the very north of Phuket, near Sai Kaew Beach. Ta Tuay serves excellent local food and dishes from Phuket ... Read More
Thanoon Seafood restaurant Phuket

Thanoon Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Thanoon Seafood Restaurant is perfect for spending a half-day in a unique location, a breezy place right on the beach of a stunning bay in the very north of Phuket Island. Thanoon Seafood has found itself a little golden spot no one had thought ... Read More


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Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 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 and manage large international online travel guides.