38 Best Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket 2023

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Where to eat the best local food in Phuket in 2023? [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; our Phuket Food Blog is 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

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Thai Restaurants in Phuket Town

Phuket Town Restaurant Directory

Phuket Town Thai Restaurant Reviews [toc] Phuket Town is a must-visit destination for travellers interested in local Thai, southern Thai, and Phuket-style cuisine. The town's dining scene is a mix of old-school eateries, trendy cafes, and upscale restaurants, serving a wide variety of dishes that reflect the island's unique culinary heritage. Local Thai Food: Phuket Town has plenty of local Thai food options, including street food vendors, food courts, and

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10 Seaside Local Restaurants in Phuket with a view

Seaside Local Restaurants in Phuket

Local Thai restaurants with seaview in Phuket [toc] The local Thai restaurants located right by the ocean on Phuket Island offer an authentic dining experience to try the best local Thai cuisine and fresh seafood. These restaurants use locally sourced ingredients, including daily catches from local fishermen, to create flavorful and delicious dishes. Customers can enjoy ocean views and sometimes sunsets, and a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying grilled and steam

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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 is one of Phuket's best restaurants, located on the Nai Harn Lake.

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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Ko Ang Seafood in Phuket Town

Ko Ang Seafood Phuket

Great seafood at Ko Ang Restaurant [toc] Ko Ang Seafood is a local restaurant serving excellent seafood on the east side of Phuket Town. Ko Ang has been around for a long time and started as a modest shop with no decoration and a zinc roof. But seafood lovers always find the right places (and maybe we recommended it a lot too), and Ko Ang Seafood is now a bright

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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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On The Rock Restaurant Phuket

On The Rock Restaurant Phuket

Thai and seafood by the sea in Karon [toc] On The Rock is a beautiful open-air seafood restaurant built on the rocks at the southern end of famous Karon Beach. Part of the long-standing Marina Phuket Resort has a unique location and superb views of Karon Beach. The way from the parking to the terrace through the garden's greenery sets the mood beautifully. On The Rock Restaurant has been open

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Mor Mu Dong Restaurant

Mor Mu Dong Restaurant in 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 many 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 in Phuket

Bang Pae Seafood

A Great Hidden Seafood Restaurant in Phuket 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

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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. The small market grew in popularity year after year, and a few seafood restaurants started to cook the

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Phuket Floating Restaurant – Kruvit Raft

Phuket Floating Restaurant

Floating Restaurant on Phuket East Coast [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 in

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Kan Eang 2 Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Phuket Seafood Restaurants

Where to find great seafood in Phuket? [toc] Kan Eang 2 is not the most accessible place to find, but it's one of Phuket's best local seafood restaurants. Everyone here knows that there are 2 Kan Eang Seafood restaurants on the island. Kan Eang@Pier is the youngest and most talked about, while Kan Eang 2 is the venerable and more modest older sister. Without Google maps (there is one at

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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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