Tunk Ka Cafe in Phuket Town

Tunk Ka Cafe in Phuket Town
Tunk Ka Cafe in Phuket Town
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Tunk Ka Cafe Phuket

Tunk Ka Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants in Town, a long established venue beautifully built on top of Khao Rang Hill in Phuket Town. And as a photographer, it is hard to resist the urge of climbing every possible hill to get a nice panorama of the city lights.

Tunk Ka Cafe is certainly a romantic place, with three separate terraces framed with foliage and large trees, and a nice breeze running through always keeps the place cool. A shady wooden walkway leads from the top of the hill to the restaurant through bushes of bamboos. It was renovated and improved several times in the past years, and obviously they know how to make best use of the surrounding natural elements and lights.

View from Tunk Ka Cafe Terrace

Tunk Ka offers almost a 180 degrees view, so everyone can enjoy a good panorama all the way to Cape Panwa and Chalong over Phuket Town. You can even see the Big Buddha if you know where to look. But the main reason to come is dining of course, or lunch if you prefer. Their Thai food is really nice, the menu extensive and original and all written in English. It’s not really cheap but still affordable. Service is very good, fast and polite.


What we ordered… That was not an easy decision since the menu is so tempting:

  • Tom Yam Goong Maphrao (the well known spicy sour soup with prawns, but this version has coconut in it)
  • Kaeng Som (some very local smelly dish)
  • Pla Sumlee Tod (fried cotton Fish with Mango salad)
  • Pak Liang (fried leaves that look like the tree next our table, mixed with dried shrimps.)

How to get to Tunk Ka Cafe:

You might need the map below, but once you found ‘Mae Luang street’, the sign at the bottom of the hill is visible enough, drive all the way up from the traffic light. Parking up there is large and easy, and several new shops sell dry fruits and fruit shakes.
Tel: 076 211500 –
Hours: 10:30 and – 10:30 pm

Useful Tip:

Well it’s a bit obvious, but go there around 6 pm to get a table near the edge. If you want to try another angle, there is another restaurant with a different view nearby, called ‘Khao Rang Breeze‘ but the food at Tunk Ka Restaurant is clearly better.

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com