28 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket (updated 2020)

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants [toc] Beware! This page is not the trendy section of Phuket Restaurants! 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, and they sometimes forget to smile, it's all about efficiency and great taste! Some of them might appear

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Noodle Soup in Phuket (Kuey Tiaow)

Noodle Soup in Phuket

How to order noodle soup in Phuket? [toc] Noodle soup is everywhere in Phuket ('Kuey Tiaow' in Thai), and while it's not precisely Thai food, it is entirely part of everyday life in Thailand. You will find small restaurants and carts serving it in almost every street at any time of the day and night, not only for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. While you can easily order the classic

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16 Best Desserts to Try in Phuket – Thai Sweets

Phuket desserts and sweetsPhuket desserts and sweets

What are the best Thai sweets to try in Phuket? [toc] Thailand is known the world around for its amazing food, but it doesn't stop here. There are also many Thai sweets and desserts to try during your stay in Phuket. Of course, everyone knows the delicious pancakes (or roti) and the mango sticky rice, but don't stop your culinary exploration here: look around, and you will find amazing treats

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Baan Phadthai Restaurant Bangkok

Baan Phadthai Restaurant Bangkok

A great Phadthai in Silom [toc] Baan Phadthai is a beautiful restaurant which received a Michelin Bib Gourmand (inspectors’ favourites for good value) hidden in one of these tiny lanes of Bangrak, between Silom and the riverside. There is no need to describe what Pad Thai is, it's now such a famous dish that is has become the culinary flagship of Thailand and a long time favourite to so many

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Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket – Jongjit Kitchen Kathu

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket, Kathu

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Kathu [toc] Krua Jongjit restaurant in Kathu (Jongjit Kitchen) is the proof that a restaurant doesn’t have to be fancy nor expensive to be excellent and even receive a Michelin Plate for fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal. For such a modest venue, it is still a big statement. Krua Jongjit received a 'Michelin Plate' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Michelin Plate' is a

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Nom Jeen Phuket – Kanom Jeen Restaurant in Phuket Town

Nom Jeen Phuket

A great Kanom Jeen restaurant [toc] Nom Jeen Phuket is a beautiful and relaxing new local restaurant serving delicious kanom jeen on the outskirt of Phuket Town. There are quite a few kanom jeen shops around the island but this one feels very relaxed and trendy in a casual young fashion, and yet, it's not expensive! Obviously, Nom Jeen Phuket specializes mostly in kanom jeen, a much loved Thai speciality

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10 Best Typical Southern 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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Osha Restaurant Bangkok

Osha Restaurant Bangkok

Osha Bangkok [toc] Osha Bangkok is one of the fanciest and most upmarket Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Originally from San Francisco where they run five restaurants, Osha serves Thai food with a slight twist, created by talented Thai chefs. Standing high and proud at the corner of Wireless and Ruamrudee roads opposite Lumpini park, the building is massive and even intimidating. We first tried it soon after the opening and

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Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

A good local restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Baan Mae Taan is a very good local Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. It is slightly away from the old streets of historical Phuket, where the tourist crowd always go for their selfies and therefore addresses more to a local clientele, and that is a good sign! In Thailand, impress the locals with their own specialities has become increasingly difficult, and even

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Thanying Restaurant Bangkok – Royal Thai Cuisine in Silom

Thanying Restaurant Bangkok

Royal Thai Cuisine in Silom [toc] Thanying Restaurant is set in an unpretentious old fashioned house tucked in a small street of Silom and serving a delicious Royal Thai Cuisine at affordable price. You probably would drive by many times without noticing it, and except for a small signboard, it looks like somebody's private property, and once inside, the feeling of dining in someone's house is even greater. From the

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Mookata Buffet Restaurants

Mookata Buffet in Phuket

What is Mookata? [toc] Mookata or Mu Kratha is an extremely popular and cheap buffet found all around Thailand. Here, you pick and cook yourself some raw ingredients displayed on a buffet-style at a very low fixed price. If you are travelling to Phuket on a budget and want to experience the real Thai daily lifestyle, then you should try it at least once. It’s fun, cheap and actually quite

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8 Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket Town – Where to Eat in Phuket Town?

Thai restaurant in a heritage house in Phuket Town

Where to Eat in Phuket Town? [toc] Enjoying local Thai food in the old Phuket town after a day of exploration is an experience no one should miss. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from, some are fancy, some are cheap, and some are in amazingly beautiful heritage houses. Here, we only list the restaurants serving real Thai food. Some of them serve some excellent Phuket specialities you really should

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Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town – Great Thai Food in an Old Mansion

Raya House in Phuket Town

Raya Restaurant Phuket Raya Restaurant received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. Bib Gourmand means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' [toc] Raya Restaurant (known as Raya House here) is a unique restaurant combining ingredients that make it unforgettable: great food in an amazing old Thai house kept just the way it has always been, no excessive renovation but clean and well

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10 Best Thai Food in Phuket – Classic Thai Dishes

Thai Food in Phuket

Classic Thai dishes to try in Phuket [toc] Thai food is popular and famous all around the world and it doesn't need to be introduced anymore. If you reached this page you probably already tried some and heard plenty about it. The list of Thai dishes available in Thailand is incredibly vast, and each region has its specialities and personality. But just in case you haven't yet tried many, we

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Kiew Kai Ka Restaurant in Phuket Town – Thai Cuisine in a Heritage Mansion

Kiew Kai Ka restaurant in Phuket Town

Real Thai Cuisine in a Heritage Mansion [toc] Kiew Kai Ka is a new and excellent Thai restaurant set in a superb heritage house in Phuket Town. Anyone who lives or has been long enough in Phuket will know this 85 years old house. It proudly stands at the intersection of Yaowarat Road and Thungkar Road, opposite Merlin hotel and Phuket International Dance Academy, which also is in a heritage

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25 Thai Fruits to Discover in Phuket

Thai fruits in Phuket

What exotic Thai fruits can you find in Phuket? [toc] Exotic Thai fruits in Phuket range from the well-known pineapple or even watermelon to the most surprising ones like the weird-looking Dragon Fruit, the huge pungent Durian or the enormous 'Jackfruit'. The choice of fruits in Thailand is endless and visiting a local market in Phuket is a chance to try as many as you can. Some of the best

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Chom Chan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Chom Chan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Great Thai Food in Phuket Town [toc] Chom Chan is an excellent Thai restaurant serving a great selection of Phuket dishes and local specialities. It’s a cosy small house with a garden that is almost hidden on the outskirts of Phuket Town and can easily be missed when driving by. Chom Chan received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating in the  Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means ‘friendly establishments that serve good

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