15 Best Beachfront Restaurants in Kamala

Most Popular Beach Dining in Kamala

Beachfront restaurants in Kamala attract those looking to enjoy quality food with expansive views of the Andaman Sea. It's one of the few places in Phuket with such a large number of of “toes-in-the-sand” dining and drinking spots lining the sand. 

Many Kamala beachfront restaurants offer excellent Thai and international dishes at low prices. In many cases, the only thing which marks out one place from the next is the difference in setting or service. There are some some high-quality European restaurants close to the beachfront. Prices remain competitive, which makes Kamala an excellent choice if you’re on a tight budget.

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The Bua

The Bua in Kamala offers a lively dining atmosphere, with excellent views of Kamala Bay from its beachfront terrace. The restaurant is popular among locals for serving authentic Thai cuisine at reasonable prices. You can ask the friendly staff for recommendations or go for familiar names like pad Thai, fried shrimp cakes, beef massaman curry, and stir-fried chicken with cashews. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am to 10.30pm
  • Location: 33/54 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 385 714
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Coconut Garden

Coconut Garden is a popular Kamala restaurant with several bungalows for rent. The simple beachfront eatery serves a wide choice of Thai and international dishes, with its menu presented in Thai, English, Russian, Chinese and German. Prices range between 120 baht and 200 baht for most dishes, though expect to pay more for steaks. Its bar only opens during the high season, usually from late-October to April.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 11pm
  • Location: 95/8 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 477 3331
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Deng’s Restaurant & Guesthouse

Deng’s Restaurant is a beachfront restaurant offering Thai and European dishes with views of Kamala Beach. It gets quite busy during the high season, when BBQ parties take place on Wednesday evenings. You can enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood, meat, mixed salad, and fruit from 7pm to 9pm for around 500 baht per adult. Menus are available in English, Thai, Swedish and Russian.

  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Nok Lae Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 893 4094
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Freedom Restaurant & Bar

Freedom Restaurant serves affordable international and Thai dishes on Kamala Beach. You can recognise this beachfront eatery with its quaint checked tablecloths on wooden furniture. Note that their western options – like pizzas and fish 'n' chips – are almost better valued than local cuisine. The staff are friendly and take food allergies very seriously. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 11pm
  • Location: 95/2 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 471 4282
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Hey Ha Bar & Restaurant

Hey Ha is a modest but fairly classy restaurant in Kamala, with elegant white furniture and purple tablecloths. One of its standout dishes is the seafood basket, which includes a 400 g lobster, 3 prawns, 1 squid, 1 large fish and green salad, along with French fries or rice. There is also an extensive selection of a la carte options, including goong sarong (deep-fried shrimps wrapped in noodles), chicken massaman curry, and tuna steak with tartar sauce. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 10pm
  • Location: 97/82-83 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)84 995 4465
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Lillo Island Restaurant & Bar

Lillo Island is one of the few restaurants in Kamala that display fresh seafood out front. Its breakfast menu includes Thai and American sets, freshly brewed coffee, and fresh fruit juices. Later in the day, you can enjoy grilled Phuket lobster, pad Thai, beef salad, and pizzas. Prices range around 150 baht to 250 baht for main dishes. Drinks-wise, Lillo Island offers cocktails, draft Singha,  and bottled local beers. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 11pm
  • Location: 96/18 Moo 3, Soi Police Station, Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)95 775 1112
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Lucky 13 Sandwich Kamala

Lucky 13 Sandwich is a fast-growing brand in Phuket, with outlets in Kamala, Rawai and Patong. You can find this fast-casual restaurant right at the southern end of Kamala Beach. It offers a wide range of reasonably-priced sandwiches, burgers and wraps, as well as fruit sodas, coffee, fruit juices, and milkshakes. Must-tries include the roast beef Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to midnight
  • Location: 96/23 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)64 660 6913
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Moon Rock Bar & Cocktail

Moon Rock Bar & Cocktail occupies part of Kamala's beachfront, where you can enjoy live sports and rock music until late. The menu – neatly displayed atop an old tree stump in front of the restaurant – includes typical Thai favourites like sweet-and-sour chicken and stir-fried beef in oyster sauce. The bartender can whip up impressive cocktails, like the Singapore Gin Sling, but bottled beers are available as well. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 2am
  • Location: 75/2 Rim Hat Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)84 844 7189
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Nanork Seafood

One of the dining venues on Kamala Beach, Nanork Seafood has an excellent bar on the 3rd floor, which opens every day from 3pm to 11pm. The restaurant specialises in Thai seafood, with prices around 100 baht to  200 baht per dish. Standouts include the massaman curry, veggie tempura and green curry. Nanork Seafood also serves excellent banana split for dessert. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 11pm
  • Location: 94/19 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 978 6294
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Pavilion Seafood Restaurant

Pavillion Seafood is a family-friendly restaurant right on Kamala Beach, opposite Kamala School. This open-air dining venue offers local and international dishes, including burgers, spaghetti and Thai favourites. The best time to visit Pavillion Seafood is in the evening when you get to enjoy sunset views of Kamala Beach. Free Wi-Fi is available.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
  • Location: 93/18 Moo 3, Rim Hat Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)86 952 4152
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Pond Restaurant and Bar

Pond Restaurant and Bar is one of the most affordable beachfront restaurants along Kamala Beach. It's particularly popular with European travellers, to the extent that you'll often find a number of tables displaying “reserved” signs – quite a rare sight in the area.

The menu consists of Thai and western dishes, with prices averaging at around 150 baht per dish. Drinks are quite inexpensive as well – Chang beer costs around 50 baht at Pond Restaurant and Bar.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 10.30pm
  • Location: 95/6 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)84 847 8300
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Royal India Restaurant

Royal India is a simple beachfront restaurant located at the end of Jar Market on Kamala Beach. The well-spoken owner – Babar – is friendly and welcoming, while dishes are excellent and attractively priced. Highly recommended is the naan bread, which you should pair with Royal India's spicy curries. Biriyani dishes range between 150 baht and 360 baht. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 10.30pm
  • Location: 93/8 Rim Hat Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 416 3198
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Seaside Bar & Restaurant

Seaside Bar & Restaurant is one of the larger and more firmly established of the "toes-in-the-sand" restaurants along Kamala Beach. Its friendly owner, Jack, serves up a good choice of western and Thai dishes. Pizzas, burgers and Thai curries range around 140 baht to 200 baht, making Seaside Bar pricier than most Kamala beachfront restaurants. 

  • Location: Kamala Beach, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)86 281 1287
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Smile Snack BBQ Bar 1

Smile Bar 1 is an excellent Kamala beach bar, with a much less rough-and-ready appearance than its sister-venue (at the southern end of the beach). It specialises in barbecued dishes, including an impressive range of seafood. Drinks are very affordable here, with mojitos priced at around 90 baht.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
  • Location: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Smile Snack Bar 2

Smile Snack Bar 2 is a humble-looking bar at the southern end of Kamala Beach. It has dozens of large beach umbrellas close enough together to form a roof. Dishes are prepared barbecue-style, with standouts like its roasted half-chicken with potatoes. Drinks are particularly cheap at Smile Snack Bar 2, starting from 40 baht for a Thai rum with soda or Coke.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 2am
  • Location: 75/2 Beach Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 385 515
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