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Rawai Seafood Market in Phuket

What is Rawai Seafood Market?

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 and has always been a bit of an exotic attraction. The small market grew in popularity year after year, and a few seafood restaurants started to cook the fish you bought across the street. The concept was popular, fun and cheap, so tourists heard of it. More restaurants opened, more tourists came, and prices went up. The rest is history.

Rawai Seafood Market

Here you can get your fish, prawns, squids, crabs, lots of shells and lobster at a decent price, but because of the growing popularity among tourists, it’s not as cheap as it used to be (large prawns can cost up to 1500 baht a kilo). If you have time and energy, try to bargain the prices!

Rawai Seafood market

Your only challenge will be to select your fish from one of the many stalls on one side of the street and pick one of the many restaurants eager to cook it for you on the other! Expect to pay 100 baht per kilo. It is busy, noisy, and crowded, and most restaurants have no views and not much of a local feel, but people usually seem to enjoy the experience.

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While eating at the Rawai Seafood Market appears to be fun and cheaper than a seafood restaurant in Patong, it has become a big tourist attraction with busloads of people noisily disembarking each day.

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Alternatively, you can go to one of the many local restaurants where locals go, just further along Rawai beach, where Thai people enjoy sitting on the sidewalk by the beach to enjoy dinner the old fashion way: sitting on a carpet right on the floor. It’s much more fun (photo below). Read about Aek Rawai Seafood.

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Rawai Seafood Market Photos

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Street View

Rawai Seafood Market Info

Location: Rawai
Address: 22/9 4233. Tambon Rawai Beach, Phuket 83100
Open: 11 am – 9 pm
Price: Affordable to Expensive

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!