20 Amazing Hidden Places People Often Miss in Phuket

Hidden Phuket

Phuket Hidden Gems [toc] Surprisingly, there are still amazing places people miss entirely when visiting Phuket. And like most people, you want to visit Phuket, but you wish to see it from a less-known angle and discover places most people haven't heard of. Many would say there are no such places in Phuket anymore, but there are! After 28 years spent on Phuket Island, I found many more than you

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Pa Mai Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town

Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town [toc] 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 you haven't yet tried Kanom Jeen, this might be your chance to try a true and delicious breakfast. Kanom Jeen

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33 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Where to eat local food in Phuket? [toc] The list of local restaurants in Phuket keeps growing, and it is truly amazing how great local food can be here. No tourist places and no trendy venues here; it's all about local food and only local food! Here are some of Phuket's most popular (very) local Thai restaurants. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the

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Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk Phuket Town

Khaotom Thanon Dibuk [toc] 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 years in a row in the Michelin Guide for Thailand. The shop is a a little far from the city center, and

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We Camping Phuket

We Camping Phuket

A fun open-air restaurant in Kathu 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 while taking photos in the makeshift tents. The food and drinks are good and cheap and the team is friendly.

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Somtam Puma 2 Kathu (ส้มตำปูม้า 2)

Somtam Puma 2 Kathu

An excellent local restaurant in Kathu 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 sit at normal tables or at one of those 'salas' most tourists find so uncomfortable. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" size="large" ids="48969,48970,48971,48972,48973,48974,48975,48976,48977,48978,48979,48980,48981"]

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10 Best Typical Southern Thai Food You Must Try in Phuket

Best Phuket local food

Best southern food in Phuket [toc] Southern Thai food is a treat for those who love seafood and want to explore intense and spicy flavours. On a Southern Thai table, you’ll find dishes with such local ingredients as sataw (stink beans) or miang leaves that you’re unlikely to see in other Thai regional cuisines. The cuisine has also been shaped by a mix of Indian, Arabian and Persian cultural influences,

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Red Clam Restaurant in Kathu (Hoi Pai Daeng)

Red Clam Kathu Restaurant in Phuket

A fun local restaurant in Kathu [toc] 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 the setting is fun, with a vast open-air garden with open tables and those typical bamboo huts so popular

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Tasak Seafood Restaurant

Tasak Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Seafood by the mangrove on Phuket east coast [toc] Tasak Seafood is a modest but excellent local restaurant serving inexpensive seafood in a beautiful seaside location in Paklok. Paklok is a region on the east coast of Phuket that very few people take the time to explore unless they visit the Bang Pae Waterfall or play golf at Mission Hill. The restaurant is hard to find but rewarding, it feels

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Wanlamun Phuket – Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Wanlamun Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Best Dessert Shop in Phuket Town [toc] Wanlamun is the most popular Thai sweets and Thai desserts restaurant in Phuket Town. The restaurant has been opened for decades and serves an astonishing large choice of local sweets you probably didn't even know existed. When it comes to Thai desserts in Phuket, most travellers think about banana pancakes and mango sticky rice, but you won't even find them at Wanlamun. Instead,

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Peang Prai Restaurant near Bang Pae Waterfall in Phuket

Piang Prai Restaurant

Peang Prai Restaurant Phuket [toc] Peang Prai Restaurant (Krua Piang Prai) is an excellent local venue in a green nest next to Bang Pae waterfall. Mostly unknown to tourists because of its remote location, Peang Prai is one of the two great places to have lunch if you happen to be in the area (the other restaurant being Bang Pae Seafood.) Peang Prai Restaurant is good; it's worth travelling to

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Khrua Ohm Restaurant Phuket

Krua Ohm Restaurant in Kathu, Phuket

A modest but excellent Thai restaurant in Kathu [toc] Krua Ohm is a small and modest local Thai restaurant in Kathu with a mention on the famous Michelin Guide for two consecutive years. The restaurant, hidden between Patong Beach and Phuket Town, is so discreet on the side of a street of Kathu, you will probably miss it the first time you drive in front of it, even if you

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10 Best Street Food in Phuket

Phuket Street Food

What to eat in Phuket? [toc] Phuket street food is fun, cheap, and a great way to experience simple real Thai food. It definitely is more authentic than in tourist restaurants you find in Patong Beach. It’s fast and a lot cleaner than you might think. If you have a sensitive digestive system or allergies, you might want to skip this, but I think it’s as safe as eating in

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Mor Mu Dong Restaurant

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. [toc] Mor Mu Dong is quite an unusual restaurant in Phuket. If you enjoy eating off the beaten tracks where mostly locals go for a great lunch or dinner, Mor Mu Dong is your place. Every Phuket resident knows it, and

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33 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants [toc] The list of local restaurants in Phuket keeps growing, and it is truly amazing how great local food can be here. No tourist places and no trendy venues here; it's all about local food and only local food! Here are some of the most popular (very) local Thai restaurants in Phuket. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the decor,

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Krua Thung Thong (Big Chicken Restaurant)

Big Chicken Restaurant Phuket

A favourite local Thai Restaurant in Kathu [toc] 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, affordable, nice and clean restaurant with very friendly service and they even have an air-con room! But the

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Ta Tuay Restaurant in Phuket

Ta Tuay Michelin Thai Restaurant in Phuket

A local Michelin Restaurant in north Phuket [toc] 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 and some unusual specialities from Mai Khao Beach, such as sandworms and sea cicadas. Their seafood is always very deliciously fresh, and the team is friendly, even when

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Rimpan Seafood Restaurant Phuket – A Hidden Restaurant on the Beach

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

A Great Hidden Restaurant on the Beach [toc] 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 right here. Rimpan Seafood is a traditional restaurant right by the sea. Two decades ago there used to

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Krua Jongjit Kitchen Kathu in Phuket

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket, Kathu

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Kathu [toc] 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 served is excellent and truly local, making it a good culinary experience while in Phuket. Krua Jongjit received a 'Michelin

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Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Best Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town [toc] 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 team. The atmosphere is very pleasant, open on one side to let the breeze flow in and with a

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