Phuket View is another restaurant you must add to your list of ‘Dining with a View while in Phuket’. This dining venue sits since almost twenty years on top of Khao Rang Hill, one of the highest hills in Phuket Town. A massive terrace offers a unique panorama of southern Phuket including the city at your feet, Chalong Bay and its islands on one side and Kata Bay on the other side. You will easily spot the Giant Buddha on top of its mountain, and if your eyes are good, you might even spot the tiny Panwa view point in the far. And if like me you drive around Phuket almost every day, you’ll realize that every building takes a new dimension and it’s a fun game to orientate yourself from the top.
Once you are done enjoying the captivating views, you will be ready to select from their large and well illustrated menu. If you are a bit familiar with Thai food you will find here all the typical Thai dishes.
Nothing really surprising to try here, but food was better than we expected. A dish you should really try is called Pla Dook Foo: Crispy deep fried shredded cat fish with a sour mango salad, one of my long time favourites. To go with this, a whole fish is soy sauce, some Chinese kale in oyster sauce and a Hor Mok Omelet which is an interesting variation of the Hor Mok Talay.
Overall, it was really good, a bit more expensive than your usual local Thai restaurant, but view comes with a price. As we came to enjoy the sunset, there very few customers as people strangely tend to come here late, maybe because the place is known as a romantic hideaway for secret couples.
How to Get to Phuket View Restaurant
Quite easy to find in Phuket town as it is at the top of the Khao Rang Hill. Follow Yaowarat road until you spot the very large sign “Khao Rang Hill” and go all the way up. Phuket View Restaurant has a very large parking just across the street. If you happen to miss it, worry not, there is another excellent restaurant at the top called Tung Ka Cafe that might even be better!