A good Thai local restaurant in Promthep Cape
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 thousand tourists visiting the area every day, Bukito cooks surprisingly good Thai and seafood served by a friendly crew.
Set on a green hillside above the cape, Promthep Cape Restaurant is a little rustic but large and clean (just for the anecdote, the toilet are super modern). The tables are those old-fashioned colourful concrete tables Thai people affectionate so much, with a red table cloth to make the place a little cosier. The sea breeze flowing through the trees, the ocean view and the garden lighting create a relaxing atmosphere. It’s worth planning for dinner there.
The entrance of Bukito is a small path on the very right-hand side of the shop at the top hill or a from the main entrance directly from the front road. Since the best tables have the best views of the ocean, it would be a good idea to book your table as soon as you arrive, before you go and join the surprisingly huge crowd waiting every day for the sun to set.
As soon as the sun has disappeared behind the horizon, the crowd vanishes in a matter of minutes. You have to see it to believe it. The place is then all yours, and the sky often puts on a light show of amazing colours for you to admire from your table. Dinner never tasted so good.
What to order at Bukito
The food served at Promthep Cape Restaurant is a good mix of Thai and seafood, very affordable and local Thai, which mean spicy enough. Lucky for you, the menu is in English, and the many dishes are well described. A very popular dish seems to be the seafood baskets for two people. It starts at 1,500 baht for 2 with rock lobster to 2,300 with Phuket lobster. To better understand the price range for other Thai dishes, chicken cashew nuts or a Tom Yum Goong cost 150 baht.
Photos of Bukito Promthep Restaurant
Promthep Cape Viewpoint
Promthep Cape is relatively quiet during the day. Around 5.30 pm, the first tourists arrive and start wandering around, browsing at the many shops lining up the parking or paying respect to the elephant shrine. People keep coming and coming, and the entire area is buzzing with activity. Many selfies are shot daily at Promthep Cape; it is quite entertaining to watch. Around 6:30 pm, the sun starts setting, and it’s a camera frenzy. If you want to get that favourite sunset shot, you can check the Sunset Time in Phuket here.
Bukito by Promthep Cape Info
Location: Promthep Cape
Address: 94/6 Wiset Road, Tambon Rawai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83130
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Tel: 076 288 084
Bukito Restaurant Map