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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15 Best Restaurants in Patong Beach

Patong Beach Restaurants

Where to eat in Patong Beach? [toc] There are so many restaurants in Patong Beach; you would think that finding great Thai food would be easy. But if you know Thailand, you soon will realise that too many of them serve a toned-down version of Thai cuisine or something very far from local food. We understand and respect that many travellers are new to Thai food and might lack the

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Samut Restaurant Phuket

Samut Restaurant Phuket

A modern Thai restaurant in Nai Harn [toc] Samut is a trendy restaurant that just opened in Nai Harn, serving modern Thai cuisine focusing on local seafood prepared with local ingredients and spices. 'Samut', meaning 'Ocean' in Thai, is perfect for a special occasion and while it appears like a high-end restaurant, it brings a new fresh and unique touch to Phuket island. Chef Chatchawan 'Banky' Varahajeerakul brings a new

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Maimorn Forest Phuket

Maimorn Forest Restaurant Phuket

Local Thai food and seafood in Phuket Town [toc]Maimorn Forest is a locally well-known Thai restaurant, hidden from view in Phuket Town, next to Bus Terminal 1. The place has been open for decades and was recently renovated. The new layout is beautiful, with a bit of a forest theme and an artificial waterfall. The place is immense and you can choose which part of the restaurant you want to

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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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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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Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant

Aek Seafood restaurant in Rawai, Phuket

Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant [toc] Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant is one of the few local seafood restaurants peppering the roadside of Rawai Beach. This small restaurant doesn’t have any particular sign and it doesn’t attract a mass of hungry tourists, but this is where we love to go for a real seafood lunch or dinner. The setting might be unusual to us, but not unusual to Thai: the kitchen is

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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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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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12 Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket ?

Best Seafood Restaurants in Phuket

Where to find the best seafood in Phuket? [toc] The best seafood in Phuket is mostly in local restaurants, sometimes hard to find and often away from tourist places. Of course, the seafood you will find in Patong, Kata, Karon, and other famous beaches is good, but local restaurants have a little more. It's more authentic, fresher, not to mention often cheaper. We are happy to share our Best Local

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Bang Pae Seafood – A Great Hidden Seafood Restaurant in Phuket

Bang Pae Seafood

Bang Pae Seafood Bang Pae Seafood received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' [toc] Bang Pae Seafood is a great local restaurant, very hidden on the east coast of Phuket. It's not so easy to find, and yet, it's busy on weekends with a mix of Thai, expats and some tourists brought by local friends.

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Laem Hin Seafood

Laem Hin Seafood restaurant Phuket

A popular seafood place for locals [toc] Laem Hin Seafood is one of the best known local seafood restaurants in Phuket. Built mostly on an immense wooden terrace on the east coast of the island, Laem Hin is huge but it can get pretty full on weekdays dinner and even more on weekends. The setting above the water is charming, but it's not what you would call a romantic restaurant,

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Rawai Seafood Market in Phuket

Rawai Seafood Market in South Phuket

What is Rawai Seafood Market? [toc] 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. Year after year, the small market grew in popularity and a few seafood restaurants started to cook the

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Phuket Floating Seafood Restaurant – Kruvit Raft

Phuket Floating Restaurant

Phuket Floating Restaurant at Laem Hin Pier [toc] Phuket floating restaurant 'Kruvit Raft' is one of the most original ways to enjoy dinner when you get tired of your 'Same Same but Different' Thai food restaurant. Try this unusual but popular place known as 'Kra Chang' ('fishing basket'), an assemblage of several restaurants floating between Phuket Island's east coast and Maphrao Island. in 2021, Kru Suwit Seafood Raft was added

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Thanoon Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Thanoon Seafood restaurant Phuket

Seafood in the north of Phuket [toc] Thanoon Seafood Restaurant is perfect for spending a half-day in a unique location, a breezy place right on the beach of a stunning bay in the very north of Phuket Island. Thanoon Seafood has found itself a little golden spot no one had thought about before: next to the Sarasin Bridge connecting Phuket to the mainland. This small bay benefits from a gentle

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Kan Eang @ Pier Seafood Restaurant in Chalong Bay

Kan Eang @ Pier Phuket

An excellent seafood restaurant in south Phuket [toc] Kan Eang @ Pier is a trendy seafood restaurant in Chalong Bay on the way to Rawai Beach, in the south of Phuket. Popular since decades, Kan Eang (meaning 'Feel at Ease'), is a relaxing place in the shade of huge trees with a beautiful sea breeze. The restaurant serves excellent and quite affordable seafood, and the service is always impeccable. This

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Pan Yaah Restaurant Phuket – Kalim Beach, Patong

Pan Yaah Restaurant Phuket

Thai food with a seaview near Patong. [toc] Pan Yaah Restaurant on Patong Beach is a little gem you should reward yourself with if you choose to spend your holidays in Patong Beach. Finding a romantic place with a sea view, good food, not overly touristic and a decent price is rare in Patong. Pan Yaah Restaurant successfully combines these requirements. We went to Pan Yaah Restaurant several times long

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Palm Seaside Restaurant Phuket on Bangtao Beach

Palm Seaside Restaurant on Bangtao Beach

Palm Seaside Restaurant Phuket [toc] Palm Seaside Restaurant, Lounge and Bar is a trendy seafront restaurant set at the southern end of Bangtao Beach. Open for lunch, dinner and beyond, Palm Seaside is an excellent place for a relaxed dinner by the sea and a lounge venue in the evening. Palm Seaside Restaurant is another successful trendy creation by the nearby Twinpalms Resort. Twinpalms is known to be the Phuket

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