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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23 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket (updated)

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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8 Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket Town

Thai restaurant in a heritage house in Phuket Town

Enjoy Real Thai food in Old 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

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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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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 from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. Bib Gourmand means ‘friendly establishments that

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Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kopitiam Restaurant by Wilai

Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant [toc] Never heard of Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant before? Not a surprise since Thalang road changed from just an old busy street to a full-scale tourist attraction, bars and restaurants started to appear like flies on honey. And thinking of it, it is a good thing! Well, I do have an opinion on the way those houses are renovated, too often looking like dollhouses, but the

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25 Thai Fruits to Discover in Phuket

Thai fruits in Phuket

What Thai fruits can you find in Phuket? [toc] 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 fruits displays in Phuket

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Patong Sunset View Restaurant

Patong Sunset View restaurant

Patong Sunset View Restaurant [toc] Patong Sunset View Restaurant is a great spot to end the day with a nice dinner or even just a drink while enjoying one of Phuket famous sunsets. The restaurant is relatively small but the terrace can welcome quite a few guests and everything is very affordable. To make the best of your dinner, you should really sit at the front of the balcony to

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6 Best Thai Restaurants in Patong Beach

Pan Yaah Restaurant

Where to Eat Thai in Patong Beach? 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 that is very far from local food. We understand and respect the fact that many travellers are new to Thai

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No 9 Restaurant in Patong Beach Phuket

No9 Restaurant Patong Beach Phuket

How is No 9 Restaurant in Patong? [toc] No 9 Restaurant is a modest Thai restaurant in Patong beach, quite far from the busy streets, and yet it is much talked about. If you read online reviews, people speak well about it, almost as much as the famous No6 restaurant near Bangla road. However online surveys can be very misleading as we, unfortunately, experience lately: if you never lived 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 from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. 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

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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 desserts, sweets and cakes 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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Briley Chicken Rice Restaurant in Patong Beach

Briley Chicken Rice in Patong Beach, Phuket

Phuket Best Chicken Rice [toc] If you like delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice and you happen to be in Patong Beach, you need to visit Briley. Briley is one of the two famous chicken rice restaurants in Phuket, and it has been open for more than 20 years now, the other famous one is Kota Khao Mun Khai in Phuket town. Already in 1994, I remember enjoying this Briley restaurant because

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No.6 Restaurant in Patong Beach

No.6 Restaurant in Patong Beach

The Original No.6 Restaurant [toc] If you search for restaurant No.6 in Phuket, you might get a little confused. There are two Number 6 Thai restaurants, and they both belong to the same owner and both are in Patong Beach. The original one is on Ratuthit road, not far from Bangla road, and it probably has been existing for more than 20 years. The second one, called ‘No.6 On The

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

Raya House in Phuket Town

Raya House Phuket Raya House 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 House 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 kept. It is simple, unpretentious

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10 Phuket Local Food and Where to Find It

Phuket Specialties

Try Some Phuket Special Dishes [toc] What Phuket dishes should you try and where to find them? We already share our Best 10 Local Restaurants and 10 Best Classic Thai Dishes, so here are 10 really local dishes (or their popular Phuket variation). To make it easy for you, most of these specialities are around the intersection of Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road, mainly at Lock Tien Food Court. There are many

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