Three Monkeys Restaurant Review
Three Monkeys restaurant is set in the Jungle somewhere between Phuket Town and Chalong, part of the popular Hanuman World Zipline attraction. With a beautiful and unusual design, the Three Monkeys restaurant has been a success from day 1, attracting a crowd of teenagers and young families. The restaurant is surprisingly large, built on several levels on the side of a hill overlooking the Chalong area.
Mostly made of wood, Three Monkeys caught locals’ attention because of the curved shape of the thatched roof, surrounded by immense trees. During the weekend, the place is a playground for many teenagers and wannabe celebrities who seem to dress up and make up just for the occasion. People take each other’s photos wherever they look, like Instagram‘s future depends on it. It’s quite entertaining. So if you can avoid it, don’t come on weekends, especially on Sundays. We went there twice, and there was a seven tables waiting list in front of us each time.
Overall the jungle setting is enjoyable and creative. The main restaurant is on the lower floor and offers air conditioning, but it’s not the best part. You want to sit on the top floor under that huge curved, thatched roof. There you will sit around low tables directly on the wooden floor and enjoy the view with a gentle breeze flowing through the restaurant. The immense platform continues beyond the roof to reach another bar room and ice cream shop. You can also sit at one of the few comfortable sofas or lie down on nets suspended above the trees to the delight of kids.
What to Eat at Three Monkeys?
The restaurant serves mostly Thai food, but surprisingly, there is also a Japanese counter. Not a fancy one but with a classic choice of sashimi and sushi to please the local crowd. The Thai food looked more interesting if you travelled that far to discover Thailand.
On average, dishes cost between 180 baht and 220 Baht, with a few local specialities such as stewed pork belly for 220 Baht, fried rice with seafood will cost you 150 baht and the classic Tom Yum Seafood at 250 Baht. Soft drinks are 60 baht, beers between 100 and 130 baht and a cocktail (from a long list) 290 baht. The staff is also amicable and efficient, even during the rush hour we experienced.
Three Monkeys is a bit out-of-the-way but is worth a stop if you are driving south in the direction of Wat Chalong or even the Big Buddha. Technically it is not so far from The Phuket Weekend Naka Market. (which is not the walking street market).
Remember to avoid weekends, especially Sundays, as the queue can be longer than 30 minutes and reservations are impossible.
More Photos of Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys Street View
Three Monkeys Restaurant Info
Location: Between Phuket Town and Chalong
Address: 105 Moo 4, Muang Chaofa Road, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Open: 8 am – 10 pm
Tel: 098 010 8838
Three Monkeys Restaurant Map
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