16 Best Restaurants in Phuket Island

Phuket Best Restaurants

Phuket 101 choices [toc] The list of the Best Restaurants in Phuket is growing fast, especially since the Michelin Guide has arrived on the island. Phuket's culinary scene has evolved a lot in recent years, and the choice of restaurants has grown tremendously. Having excellent restaurants in Phuket happened naturally for a few reasons: Thailand is naturally blessed with fantastic cuisine, able to offer something great for everyone at any

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Best Pad Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Pad Thai in Phuket

Where to find the best Pad Thai in Phuket? Pad Thai (or Phad Thai) has always been a favourite dish among visitors to Phuket and Thailand, and you probably will find it on most restaurants' menus. There are restaurants in Phuket specialising in Pad Thai: we list some to start from and will add them as we find them. Don't hesitate to send us a message if you know one

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Sriwara Bistro and Cafe Phuket

Sriwara Bistro and Cafe Phuket

A new trendy restaurant in Phuket [toc] Sriwara is a new trendy but casual restaurant located halfway between Phuket Town and Chalong, not far from the famous Wat Chalong, serving excellent Thai food and some Indian-inspired dishes. The French bistros inspired the concept, which explains the setting, counter, flooring and casual atmosphere. The name Sriwara means majestic beauty, just in case you wondered, and it explains why so much effort

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Punte Phuket Local Street Food

Punte Phuket Local Street Food

A local food court with a Phuket heritage style [toc] Punte Phuket (ศูนย์อาหารปุ๊นเต่ภูเก็ต) is a new and beautiful food court serving local street food, hidden in the old streets of Phuket town, tucked in a dead-end street off Yaowarat Road. The place is charming and spacious, with a beautiful old Phuket design and serves a large choice of local Thai food, including some Phuket specialities. The prices are reasonable but

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Sugar and Spice Restaurant Phuket

Sugar and Spice Restaurant in Kata Beach, Phuket

Great Thai food in Kata Beach [toc] Sugar and Spice is a popular and long-established restaurant in Kata Beach serving good Thai food at a reasonable price. The restaurant also offers a small cooking class on Saturdays. The restaurant is bright and colourful, with the shop front fully open on the street front, so there is no air conditioning. The staff is friendly and speaks English, calling in tourists as

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Sugar and Spice Cooking Class in Kata Beach

Sugar and Spice Cooking Class in Kata Beach, Phuket

Sugar and Spice Cooking Class [toc] Khun Ohn offers free Thai cooking classes each Saturday morning at 11:30 am at her restaurant Sugar and Spice on Kata Beach. To boost customers' return after Covid, she started these free classes with the slogan, “You buy the meal, we show you how it’s made.” In other words, you pay for what you make and eat, but the lesson is free. Dishes are

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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

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 Phuket's most popular (very) local Thai restaurants. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the decor, and they

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Kaeng Liang Restaurant Phuket

Kaeng Liang Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kaeng Liang Restaurant [toc] Kaeng Liang Restaurant is a small place in a beautifully decorated old shophouse hidden on Krabi Road in the old Phuket Town. The name Kaeng Liang is the name of a traditional spicy shrimp paste soup from central Thailand. The food is good (we had some Hokkien noodles), and the owner is very friendly, plus she speaks a bit of English. The decor is a beautiful

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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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Inthanin Naithon Restaurant

Best Restaurants in Phuket, by beaches

A hidden restaurant on Naithon Beach [toc] Inthanin Naithon is a delightful tiny restaurant hidden on the soft sands of the beautiful Naithon Beach, near Phuket International Airport. The place is hard to find, but it is worth the effort: first, the location right on the beach of the understated Naithon Beach is unique and enjoyable, and secondly, it is near the very popular Naithon staircase that has become so

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Krua Pai Lin Restaurant

Krua Pai Lin Restaurant Kathu

A local restaurant near Kathu Waterfalls [toc] Krua Pai Lin Restaurant (Sapphire) is a good and real local restaurant just before reaching the Kathu Waterfalls in Kathu, a great spot to stop over for a fun lunch after your little exploration. Krua Pai Lin is a typically local Thai restaurant; great to try something different and good, just the way Thai people like it. It was nothing fancy, just great

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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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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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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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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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