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Thanoon Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Seafood by the sea in the north of Phuket

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 breeze with amazing views of both the open sea and the new bridge on the other side.

Thanoon Seafood Phuket

The place remains surprisingly peaceful despite the traffic on the nearby Sarasin Bridge. Set by the beach, two large Salas decorated with simplicity are a great place to try some local dishes hard to find in usual Thai restaurants.

Tanoon Seafood

What to Eat at Thanoon Seafood

I tried my first ‘Chakachan Talay‘, sea Cicadas, a small rounded sand crustacean I had never found before in a restaurant. Served deep fried with a chilli sauce, it tastes a bit like tiny soft shell crab, and before we knew it, the whole plate was empty. Great while watching the sunset with a beer.

sea cicadas

Another fun thing we tried at Thanoon restaurant was the ‘Pla Sai‘, a small deep-fried sandfish: don’t waste time picking the bones; eat the whole thing, including the head. It’s crunchy, a bit salty and good. An all-time Thai favourite is the ‘Nam Prik‘, a (very) spicy shrimp paste served with a mix of boiled and fresh veggies such as eggplants, green beans and cucumbers. Very ethnic and also very spicy is another Thai speciality: the smelly yellow ‘Gaeng Som‘.

Yam Kai Maeng Da Talay at Thanoon Seafood restaurant Phuket

Here you can try the eggs of the curious ‘Mang Da Talay‘, a prehistoric-looking horseshoe crab, or the ‘Mantis Shrimps‘, a large weird-looking and expensive prawn. Don’t forget to try the ‘Thai Oysters‘, but get ready to be surprised when you see their size and how they are served, with garlic and chillies.

The menu at Thanoon restaurant is extensive, and the food is excellent. Of course, all the classic Thai dishes are served, and you can pick your crabs, prawns and lobsters in a live tank. But this is more or less a standard feature in any seafood restaurant in Phuket.

Thanoon Seafood Phuket

The restaurant serves as a departure and arrival facility for tourists. It doesn’t disturb the place as they board their nearby buses. If you happen to reach there at the end of the day, you might be surprised to see several speedboats parked on one side of the restaurant, offloading a bunch of tourists.

Thanoon Seafood Phuket

Thanoon Seafood Restaurant is a great place to stop on your way to or back from Phang Nga to enjoy looking at the northernmost point of Phuket from the mainland 🙂

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Thanoon Seafood info

Location: Sarasin Bridge
Address: 13, Khok Kloi, Takua Thung District, Phang-nga 82140
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: 076 452 052
Price: medium

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!