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Ta Khai Restaurant at Rosewood Phuket

Romantic Thai Dinner by the beach near Patong

Ta Khai received a ‘Michelin Plate’ rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. ‘Michelin Plate’ is a 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 resort. Located just a couple of kilometres from Patong Beach, it is a surprise to find such an oasis of peace by the sea, a perfect setting for a romantic dinner. The superb rustic design of Ta Khai is made of repurposed materials and inspired by small Thai villages. The restaurant is set in a garden by the sea, under large trees giving shade to several wooden houses.

Ta Khai Restaurant

As we entered through beautiful doors, that unique rustic Thai design is the first thing we noticed. It’s not the usual traditional design we somehow imagined, based on the description we heard of an ‘Old Thai Style’ restaurant. It’s a lot nicer, with old wood beams and corrugated rusted roofs everywhere.

Ta Khai Restaurant

These stunning surroundings switched our minds into a peaceful and relaxed mood. The restaurant is spread across the garden, consisting of several little houses, with a surprisingly well-supplied bar on the right. We sat at an intimate candlelit table near the beach and the sea (but not exactly ‘by the beach’ as there is a small garden to cross to reach the sand).

Ta Khai Restaurant

As we were a little early, we had time to walk to the beach and admire the end of the day on the nearby Patong beach. It was surprising to be so near but feel so far at the same time. By the time we walked back to our table a big cloud had come over the bay, and it started to rain. Not much, but we decided to move to one of the small ‘Sala’, which is a small cosy pavilion with a roof and no walls. It was even more romantic, with a sea view, warm dimmed lights and the sound of gentle rain on the bay.

Ta Khai restaurant at Rosewood Phuket
Ta Khai restaurant at Rosewood Phuket

Cocktails, wine and food arrived, and we enjoyed the moment as time seemed suspended. We ordered steamed fish which is caught by local fishermen, and some other traditional Thai dishes we know well (a good way for us to find out how good the cook is). Everything was delicious and authentically Thai. Of course, you can expect the price tag to be on the high side in a 5-star resort, but it felt justified. An evening at Ta Khai is the kind of dinner you keep for a special occasion. The atmosphere, the location, the service, the quality of the ingredients and even the unexpected rain: what we thought would be a good dinner ended up in a delightful experience.

Ta Khai restaurant at Rosewood Phuket
Ta Khai restaurant at Rosewood Phuket

There are quite a few romantic restaurants on the island, but Ta Khai has this unique, intimate atmosphere, a hidden place to take your loved ones far from busy seaside terraces. If you are looking for a peaceful, romantic experience in Phuket, especially if you are staying in Patong, Ta Khai is your place.

Once again this is not a sponsored story. We came without informing and paid our bill.

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Ta Khai Restaurant Info

Location: Rosewood Resort, Tri Trang Beach,
Address:88/28 Muen-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Open: 6 pm – 10 pm
Tel: 76 356 888
Price: A bit expensive

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