Kamala Beach Restaurants

Where to Eat in Kamala Beach

Dining out in Kamala is just as chilled out as everything else there, so don't expect waiters in tuxedos handing out dictionary-sized wine lists. However, do expect to find great seafood and international food in a decidedly casual atmosphere.

Just as you crest the hill coming from Patong you should see a few small Thai restaurants serving Issarn (Northeastern Thailand) food such as grilled chicken, sticky rice and papaya salad. These simple restaurants may not be the fanciest of places but the view from them is hard to beat and they make a great spot to have a snack or watch the sunset. 

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Silk Restaurant

Silk Restaurant

Silk is predominantly a Thai restaurant although it does have a two-page western menu. Silk has equally sumptuous décor Read More...

Diavolo Restaurant

Diavolo Restaurant

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Plum Prime Steakhouse at Cape Sienna Phuket

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Sunset Grill Restaurant Phuket

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Grill Bill Kamala

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All Restaurants in Kamala Beach

Aussie Pub Kamala

This is a decent bar where you can get a good variety of drinks, with a pool table, sports on TV, free Wi-Fi and friendly service. If you are missing food you can get at home such as fish & chips, hamburger, Aussie meat pies and sausages, this is the place to go to. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: All year round.
  • Location: Next to Apple’s Bar on the Kamala main road.
  • Cuisine: Thai and western.
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Al Fresco Restaurant

The main dining outlet of The Palms on Kamala Beach Road, Al Fresco lives up to its name, with the majority of the seating being outdoors. The menu covers mostly European fare, including quite impressive steaks, though it is the 99 baht cocktails the place is best known for. Not noted for its fast service, the TVs showing live sports and even one of the kids’ playroom still make it an attractive option.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: The Palms, 88/6 Moo 3, Kamala Beach Road, Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 630 2565
  • Cuisine: European, Thai
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B Happy Restaurant & Bar

B Happy is a German-owned and operated restaurant just 40 metres from the beach in Kamala, with a pathway right to the sand alongside Smile Bar 1. While the menu does have some Thai dishes – mostly the classic favourites like sweet and sour chicken (140 baht) or red curry (140-180 baht) – the European dishes are the star attraction, including schnitzel with mushroom sauce for 290 baht (+ 70 baht to supersize your schnitzel).

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Baan Rim Klong

One of the favourite expat hang outs in this area is Baan Rim Klong, serving authentic Thai and Indian cuisine. It is also well known for its good value Sunday roasts, served buffet style and its quiz nights every Thursday at 20:00.

  • Location: Opposite the Argentina Steakhouse
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 620 5009
  • Cuisine: Thai, English, Indian
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BBQ Buffet

It’s not difficult to guess what the house specialty of BBQ Buffet is. The signature dining experience features fresh meats and seafood and takes place every Saturday night, costing 170 baht per person (though you might get charged for any excess food left on your plate when you are finished). The rest of the time, the spacious and simple restaurant serves up good and fairly-priced Thai dishes, including green curry, tom yam and coconut soup. Free Wi-Fi is available and, unusually, so is motorbike rental.

  • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Hua Khuan Tai Road, Kamala
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Black Cats

Black Cats is an example of Kamala’s typical bar and restaurants that have been there for many years. It used to be just a small venue, but went under a big renovation some time back. Now it looks cleaner, more modern and appealing. It’s one of the most popular places where Kamala expats hang out, partly because of its daily happy hours that start as early as 15:00.

  • Opening Hours: All year round
  • Location: On Kamala main road, opposite Kamala Beer Garden

Blue Manao

A lovely restaurant serving Thai and international dishes. Blue Manao (blue lime) is a great place to people watch. Nice and clean family atmosphere with affordable prices.

  • Location: near Papa Crab's Guesthouse on the road that runs parallel to Kamala Beach
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and western food
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Bob’s Bar & Restaurant

It is virtually impossible to have a beach destination without a Rasta bar, and Bob’s Bar is Kamala’s beachfront offering. Despite the vibrant colour scheme and beach shack style, the menu is mostly Thai and western favourites, priced around the 150 to 200 baht mark. The cocktail list is more impressive, with some innovative and unusual choices and even a few signature preparations (all 200 baht), making it one of the more popular places to chill out.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Near Nanork Seafood, Kamala Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 535 5392
  • Cuisine: Thai, European
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The Bua

This Thai restaurant has the name “Bua” for good reason. The word refers to lotus - probably the most important flower in Thailand (also a common name for girls). The locals use it on a daily basis, mainly for paying respect to Buddha images and monks. With a lovely atmosphere with great a view looking north across Kamala Bay, Bua specialises in Thai cuisine. If you are not familiar with Asian food, ask the staff for their recommendations or simply try Phad Thai, fried shrimp cakes, beef massaman stew, or stir-fried chicken with cashews; you’ll enjoy them. Friendly and prompt service.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: At the southern end of Kamala Beach, over the bridge and around the corner, near Kamala Beach Estate and Cape Sienna Hotel
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 638 5714
  • Cuisine: Thai
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Casual Beachfront Dining

There are a handful of permanent vendors serving food and drink on the beach during the daytime. Beach lovers don’t have to go far for food or fresh drinks. Prices are reasonable. Read More...

  • Location: On the Kamala beachfront across the road from Kamala School
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Charoen Seafood

One of the most well-known family-run restaurants in Kamala, Charoen first opened about 20 years ago and it has a good selection of fresh seafood. Prices generally are affordable but can be expensive for some seafood items depending on weight. Good for families. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: For breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: On the ground floor of Kamala Dreams on the road that runs parallel to Kamala Beach
  • Cuisine: Thai & Seafood
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The Chef’s

One of Kamala’s classier venues, The Chef’s specialises in European fine dining dishes, but with prices a lot lower than you would pay in equivalent places in Patong or Bangtao. Grilled duck with orange sauce, for example, costs 350 baht, so too fried fish with chilli sauce.

  • Location: Kamala Walking Street, off Beach Road, Kamala
  • Cuisine: European, Thai, seafood
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Coconut Garden

A popular bar and restaurant attached to a small guesthouse, Coconut Garden is noted for its friendly atmosphere – and for the many coconut trees in the garden. Only open in the high season (from the end of October to the end of April), the simple beachfront eatery serves a wide choice of Thai and international dishes, with the menu presented in Thai, English, Russian, Chinese and German. Prices range around the 120 – 200 baht mark for most dishes, with steaks being a little more expensive.

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The Corner Kamala Beach

Aptly named, as it occupies a small corner of paving by the footbridge towards the southern end of Kamala Beach, The Corner offers among the best views of the sea and the sand of any restaurant along the coastline here. It also serves up well-regarded Thai dishes, particularly seafood. Price-wise, pad Thai costing 100 baht is pretty reasonable. The Corner is best known as a great place to relax with a few drinks, including great cocktails and cheap beers (from 70 baht for a Chang), served by very friendly staff.

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Danny’s Place

Danny’s is a small but well-liked place which opened in 2005. It boasts genuine Thai cuisine and, sure enough, the pad Thai (from 120 baht) is quite tasty, being made from fresh ingredients. Service is friendly but can be a little slow, it being quite a small but often busy place. With dish prices around 120-160 baht, it’s not hard to see why that would be the case!

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The Deck

This charming restaurant boasts valuable waterfront with a spectacular view. The Deck opened its door in late 2014 and comes with a variety of dining options such as banquette lounges, indoor seating and an outdoor terrace (the best option in the house). Its kitchen serves dishes covering authentic North American and Asian cuisines, along with the best local seafood. We recommended the pumpkin coconut soup, spicy noodle salad, spring rolls, Tom Yum soup and steak.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Part of Kamala Beach Estate. To go there, head to the southern end of Kamala Beach, over the bridge and around the corner.
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 627 9756 Ext: 132
  • Cuisine: American, Asian and seafood
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Deng’s Restaurant & Guesthouse

Deng’s Restaurant has quite a sophisticated look and a very friendly atmosphere, especially at the weekly barbecue party, every Wednesday from 19:00 to 21:00. The “Grillafton” costs from just 490 baht for adults and 230 baht for kids and features a great selection of fresh meats and seafood. Swedish-owned, many of the signs and notices are in Swedish, but the menu is presented in English, Thai, Swedish and Russian.

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Diavolo Restaurant

Way below, the sea sparkles and shimmers in the early evening light. The sun hovers above the horizon as shadows on the wooden deck terrace lengthen. A gentle breeze ruffles the napkins as we enjoy our vodka martinis in one of the most impressive dining locations on Phuket’s chiseled and beach-indented west coast.

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  • Location: At Paresa Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 630 2000
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Duck Spicy (Laab Ped)

If you fancy real Thai food, try the Duck Spicy – a small and simple restaurant offering a good range of spicy stuff such as som tam (spicy papaya salad) and laab ped (spicy duck salad). Prices are affordable.

  • Opening Hours: Lunch and dinner
  • Location: On Kamala Main Road
  • Cuisine: Local Thai (and Issan) food
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Freedom Restaurant & Bar

With its quaint checked tablecloths on wooden furniture, Freedom Restaurant has a pleasant look and a menu of affordable international and Thai dishes. With fish and chips at 180 baht and Tom Yam Goong for 150 baht, the western options are almost better value than the local ones. The staff are noted for their friendliness, as well as for taking food allergies seriously, ensuring that any dish you order will be safe to eat.

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Ginis Restaurant

Situated on the corner at the entrance to Soi Police Station, Ginis Restaurant is the dining outlet for Ginis Beach Resort. It has quite a cool beach-shack look from the outside while being comfortable and well-appointed within. The menu consists mostly of western favourites, such as burgers and steaks, but with a few classic Thai dishes available. Prices are reasonable.

  • Location: 112/4 Moo 3, Soi Police Station, Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)89 475 4082
  • Cuisine: International, Thai
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Green Mountain Coffee

Green Mountain is quite a small café squeezed between Hey Ha Restaurant and Smile Bar 1, with a real estate agency based in the same building. In spite of its limited size, its high-quality hot beverages, smoothies and cakes makes it quite a popular option. It’s popular for breakfasts because, as the shop’s tagline suggests, “coffee solves everything”.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Between Hey Ha and Smile 1, Kamala Beach
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Green Pancake

Green Pancake (aka Roti Baithuy) is the place to get delicious roti or Thai pancake that works as a snack or as a breakfast. Roti is one of the hit street foods and originated in India. Here at Green Pancake, they offer you roti with different toppings (pineapple, banana, eggs, raisins and more) from 15:00 – 23:00. The best way to enjoy roti is to wash it down with local beverages, including Phuket-style tea and coffee that you can have hot or cold. It’s also a lot of fun just to watch how they made the pancakes!

  • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00, closed on Friday
  • Location: Kamala’s main road
  • Cuisine: Thai pancakes
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The Grill on High Street

The Grill on High Street is a part of a long-established hotel in Kamala, the Club Hotel & Restaurant. The blue-and-white building is very visible from the road. Other outlets here include the Rooftop Restaurant and the Club Restaurant. They also have pool tables and prices are reasonable.

  • Location: On the main road
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 893 4911
  • Cuisine: Thai and international
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Grill Bill Restaurant & Lounge

Grill Bill Restaurant & Lounge is a small venue by the size – it has only 36 seats – but large by the quality of its food and atmosphere. Grill Bill is part of a chain featuring outlets all around Asia; the Kamala branch opened in 2013 and is already very popular. Located on Soi Rim Read More...

  • Opening Hours: in low season from 16:30 – midnight; in high season from 10:00 – midnight
  • Location: on Soi Rim Hat, 50m from the main road going through Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 089 0543
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HC Andersen's

On the opposite side of the road from Blue Manao there's HC Andersen's which has a reputation for good food. Great for families and prices are affordable.

  • Location: On the road that runs parallel to Kamala Beach
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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Hey Ha Bar & Restaurant

Hey Ha is a modest but fairly classy restaurant, with elegant white furniture and purple tablecloths. The star attraction on the menu is the seafood basket. One option comes with a 400g lobster, three prawns a squid, a large fish and green salad, plus fries or rice (1,990 baht) while the smaller option comes without the lobster (859 baht). There is also an extensive selection of ala carte options, including Thai and western favourites priced around 120-150 baht.

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Issan-Rimkorng

Rather rough-and-ready in appearance – to the extent that the “open” sign is just scribbled on a whiteboard – Issan-Rimkorng is known for serving some of the cheapest Thai food in town, but with surprisingly good quality for the price. The restaurant under what amounts to a lean-to, squeezed into a narrow gap by the edge of a canal, but there is certainly no arguing with a maximum price of 100 baht per dish. The green curry (80 baht) is a particularly popular choice.

  • Location: Near Clear House Resort, Main Road, Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)83 310 6524
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K&F Pizza & Restaurant

When the restaurant is strewn with Swiss, German and Swedish flags, it is not that difficult to guess the main cuisine at K&F. A simple but clean open-air place close to the police station, prices range around the 150-180 baht level for pan-European dishes like Wiener schnitzel, cordon bleu and fish & chips. And there’s pizza, of course.

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Kamala Bakery

Another breakfast location is the Kamala Bakery, just a few houses down from the new Bangkok Bank on the main road. The bakery has good breakfast options and tasty bread.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Near Bangkok Bank on the main road
  • Cuisine: Deli & bread
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Khao Na Ped

A simple little shop-house restaurant, it is such a local place that the name on the sign is written only in Thai, though there is a picture of a duck to give you an idea of what most of the menu consists of. The quiet and friendly owner serves up a surprising number of duck-oriented preparations, including duck in massaman curry, in oyster sauce, in sweet and sour sauce, with noodles and with rice, all for 50 to 120 baht. You will also find a few chicken, beef and seafood dishes on the modest menu but, being a halal establishment, no pork.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00. Closed Fri
  • Location: Hua Khuan Nuea Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 266 9850
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Kokosnuss Kamala

Kokosnuss means coconuts in German, and this recently opened restaurant and bakery (2013) became one of the favourite dining venue in Kamala due to the quality of its food and bread and most of all for its casual and relaxed atmosphere. This family-friendly open-sided venue is the right choice for a Pantagruelic dinner: their daily ‘all-you-can-eat buffet’ is already famous; from Monday to Sunday a special dish is highlighted – Schnitzel, beef roulade, pork roast, pizza & pasta, Bavarian bread/ham& cheese, cordon bleu, and more.

If buffet-dining is not your thing, the regular menu features a great choice of Thai, German and international favourites at very reasonable prices. Kokosnuss Kamala is indeed a good value for money restaurant.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: in the centre of Kamala Village
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 538 5285
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La Carbonara

This classy Italian eatery has an excellent reputation, even with its rather out-of-the-way location at the end of Kamala Walking Street. The bright yellow building houses a keen and friendly staff, an impressive wine list (mostly Italian labels, of course) and high quality homemade Italian food. Naturally, this does come at a price, with main dishes generally around the 260-320 baht level.

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Le Gourmet

Le Gourmet is another very popular restaurant on Kamala Beach, serving Thai, seafood, pizza and European cuisine.  It offers a sofa lounge, pool table, and open-air style dining.

  • Opening Hours: From 11:00 until late.
  • Location: When you reach the bottom of the hill from Patong, it is at the corner of the main road before turning left to the beach.
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 627 8016
  • Cuisine: Thai and western
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Lillo Island Restaurant & Bar

Lillo Island is one of comparatively few restaurants to display its seafood selection out front, which is a very common feature of restaurants in other popular beach destinations around Phuket and Thailand. Predictably, the menu is heavy on the fruits of the sea, but there are also plenty of other Thai and international favourites. Prices range around the 150 baht level for main dishes, including Tom Yam Goong or massaman curry.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 96/18 Moo 3, Soi Police Station, Kamala Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)95 775 1112
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Love Rain Restaurant

The actual restaurant here is situated on the second floor, with only a couple of signs at street level to point out the staircase taking you there. It is worth the finding, though, with well-regarded and very cheap Thai and European dishes (generally priced around 120-170 baht, with special promotions available) and a nice view along the street from the airy and charming open dining area.

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Lucky 13 Sandwich Kamala

This is a small outlet of what has become a very successful and fast-growing brand around Phuket, with outlets in Rawai and Patong. In this case, the dining is entirely outside, in front of the Baan Katacha Guest House, right at the southern end of Kamala Beach. As with the other branches, the sandwiches and burgers Read More...

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Mamma Mia

Located right on the waterfront at Kamala Beach, its menu consists of both Thai and western food. Parking is also available. Prices are affordable.

  • Location: Near Kamala Dreams
  • Cuisine: Thai & International
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Moon Bar

Pleasant purple table clothes on wooden furniture slightly clashes with the toes-in-the-sand setting of Moon Bar, but it makes it one of the more comfortable restaurants in this batch of similar places. The menu – neatly displayed atop an old tree stump in front of the restaurant – includes typical Thai favourites like sweet and sour chicken (120 baht) and beef in oyster sauce (120 baht). There’s also plenty of western favourites and an impressive list of 200-baht cocktails.

  • Location: Between Smile Bar 2 and Seaside Bar, Kamala Beach
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Mountain View Restaurant

Another local favourite hangout, Mountain View restaurant serves Mexican food with some excellent Rock n' Roll background tunes. It serves up to 250 covers. A great place for partying.

  • Opening Hours: 12.00 - 02:00
  • Location: On Kamala Main Road, near the Bangkok Bank
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 627 9486
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Nana Rooftop

A family restaurant that comes with a view over Kamala Village, Nana Rooftop is situated right along the main Kamala Road. While you'll find some typical European fare, spicy Tomyum soup, chicken green curry and Thai-style salad are more fun options.

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Nanork Seafood

Easily the largest independent establishment on Kamala Beach, Nanork has a very fetching 3rd floor sunset bar, open from 15:00 to 23:00 every day. The restaurant itself, open from 08:00, naturally specialises in Thai seafood, with prices around 100 to 150 baht per dish. You can also find the usual Thai favourites, with the massaman curry coming particularly recommended.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 94/19 Moo 3, where Soi Police Station meets the beach, Kamala Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 978 6294
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood, international
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Oh La La

Oh La La has been in Kamala for quite some time now and has become a meeting point for many expats in the village. Its menu is quite extensive, making it a perfect place where the whole family or a group of friends can enjoy their choices of food for the day. It features Thai, French, Italian dishes (their pizza is a must) and more. Friendly staff members and reasonably priced. Delivery service is also available.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: On the left-hand side of the Kamala main road if coming from Surin Beach, not far from the very first traffic light.
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 638 5537
  • Cuisine: Thai and western
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Pavillion Beach Restaurant

Pavillion Beach Restaurant is another perfect spot for a day or night out (equally good for both). It is set right on the Kamala Beach at the corner opposite Kamala School. A big, open-air restaurant with lots of room, they offer everything from Thai food to burgers, spaghetti and more. Family friendly, with reasonable prices.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: Opposite the Kamala School on the corner
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and international
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Pavillion Café & Restaurant

Featuring the same orange and white colour scheme (and the same spelling mistake in the name) as the Pavillion Beach Restaurant further along the road, this outlet is somewhat smaller and sleeker. It offers the same good quality of food and good prices as its sister eatery, with tasty seafood and skewers among the offerings. It is generally fresher in look and feel, compared to many of the establishments around it.

  • Location: Beach Road, Kamala
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Phumin Seafood Restaurant

Phumin Seafood Restaurant is located in a little palm-frond hut by the side of the Kamala’s main road, just to the south of Phuket FantaSea. It’s charmingly rustic exterior conceals quite a smart restaurant with a heavy focus on excellent Thai seafood. Their Phuket lobster – served with black pepper, tamarind or sweet and sour sauces – are particularly noteworthy, as are the barbecued prawns, crab, fish and squid. Prices are pretty reasonable, with most dishes costing less than 100 baht while larger items (such as the crab or lobster) are charged by weight.

  • Location: Close to Phuket FantaSea, Main Road, Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)80 719 6310
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Pim’s Place

There is no movie theatre or nightclub in Kamala, but you’ll not feel the lack of it when visiting a somewhere like Pim’s Place. Located on Kamala’s main road, directly across from Tesco Lotus Express, the restaurant serves lasagne, fish and chips, pizza, burger, big breakfasts and delicious Thai food. With its reasonable prices and excellent service, there is no doubt why it’s quickly becoming a favourite place to eat. If these reasons are not enough, Pim’s Place also features a pool table, live sports, movie nights and live bands on a regularly basis.

Plum Restaurant

Plum is one of the four restaurants of Cape Sienna Phuket, a five-star resort located towards the entrance of Nakalay Road (Phuket’s Millionaire’s Mile) in the Southern part of Kamala. Stylish and luxurious, Plum features a modern décor and outstanding views over Kamala Bay and the Andaman Sea whether from its glass-paneled dining room as from Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 18:00 – 23:30
  • Location: On Cape Sienna Phuket grounds
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Pond Restaurant and Bar

With prices around 150 baht per dish for pretty decent Thai and western fare, Pond Restaurant is regarded as one of the better value restaurants along Kamala Beach. The main dining outlet of the Maphrao Resort, it is particularly popular with European visitors, to the extent that you will often find a number of tables displaying “reserved” signs – quite a rare sight in the area.

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Ristorante Da Ali

Laid back and relaxed – the typical beach restaurant. Surprisingly, some people actually don a T-shirt to eat lunch here, although it is by no means obligatory. Laem Singh is a lovely beach so the views are splendid and the perfect accompaniment to a fresh seafood lunch. Read More...

  • Location: Laem Singh Beach, on the road between Kamala and Surin beaches.
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Roasted Duck Nutrition

Situated in the same building as a small guesthouse along the inland side of the main road running through Kamala, Roasted Duck Nutrition is not really a hotel restaurant. Its bizarre yet charming name accurately describes the majority of the menu, which is heavy on roasted duck, including fried rice with duck, duck noodles and whole roasted duck (chicken and pork dishes are also available). The restaurant itself has a bit of a shop-house look to it, with red plastic seats commonly filled by locals.

  • Location: Main Road, Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)89 173 5395
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Royal India Restaurant

Royal India is a simple yet well-regarded Indian restaurant at the beach end of the Jar Market on Kamala Beach. The well-spoken owner – Babar – is friendly and welcoming, the dishes are of a very good standard and are attractively priced. Biriyani dishes range from 150 baht (vegetable) to 360 baht (prawn or mutton). The naan breads are particularly good and the curries have a pleasantly spicy kick to them.

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Salt & Pepper

Salt & Pepper does great western food. You can dine with your table on the sand. Friendly staff, great beach atmosphere, great for families, good food at affordable prices.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: On the beach, near Kamala Dreams
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 638 5371
  • Cuisine: Swedish, Western and Thai
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Sea Breeze Sungthong

Sea Breeze is probably the swankiest of the toes-in-the-sand dining venues along Kamala Beach, with attractive white rattan seating and sleek styling throughout, looking a little like a very modest beach club. The menu is equally attractive, with local beers from 80 baht each and a seafood-heavy menu of mostly Thai fishes, including a mixed seafood barbecue plater of fish, prawn and squid for 1,500 baht. There are also plenty of international dishes available, with prices averaging around 120 to 180 baht each.

  • Location: 75/2 Beach Road, next to the Memorial Park, Kamala Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)91 789 3691
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Seaside Bar & Restaurant

Sometimes also known as JK Seaside Bar, this is one of the larger and more firmly established of the toes-in-the-sand restaurants along Kamala Beach. Owner Jack is friendly and welcoming and serves up a good choice of western and Thai dishes, including popular pizzas, burgers and old favourites like chicken with cashew nuts. With prices ranging from around 140 – 200 baht per dish, it’s on the pricier end of the spectrum, compared to surrounding venues, but the good quality makes it pretty fair value for money.

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Silk Restaurant

Silk is predominantly a Thai restaurant although it does have a two-page western menu. Set in the opulent grounds of Andara Resort & Villas in Kamala, Silk has equally sumptuous décor and design so dining here is regarded by many locals as a special occasion. The restaurant moved from its Surin Plaza location several years back Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 15, Moo 6 Kamala Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 633 8777
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Smile Snack BBQ Bar 1

Smile Bar 1 has a much less rough-and-ready appearance than its sister-venue towards the southern end of the beach. It still boasts the same impressive deal on roasted half-chickens (220 baht each), but with the addition of a larger selection of other barbecued dishes, including an impressive array of seafood. The drinks here are just as cheap as those in Smile Bar 2, with mojitos at 89 baht each.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Next to Green Mountain Coffee, Kamala Beach
  • Cuisine: Thai, international
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Smile Snack Bar 2

Smile Snack Bar 2 takes “rough-and-ready” to all new levels. Not even a tent, like the places around it, the bar consists of dozens of large beach umbrellas close enough together to form most of a roof. Food is prepared on a barbecue made from half an old oil drum, including the signature half-chicken (and potatoes) for 220 baht. An impressive range of Thai dishes is also available and drinks are particularly cheap, starting at 40 baht for Thai rum with soda or Coke.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00 (kitchen closes 23:00)
  • Location: 75/2 Beach Road, between Thu Beach Bar and Moon Bar, Kamala Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 638 5515, +66 (0)89 677 4851
  • Cuisine: Thai, international, barbecue
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Somsi Seafood Cocktail

This is about as rough-and-ready as it comes, in terms of appearance, with a hand-painted sign and the main seating area under a grubby awning. In spite of this, Somsi is one of the more popular dining options along Kamala Beach Road. It boasts a broad selection of barbecued treats, cooked right in front of you, as well as an ala carte menu offering low-cost Thai dishes.

  • Location: Opposite Danny’s Place, Beach Road, Kamala
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood, barbecue
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Sunset Grill Restaurant Phuket

Sunset Grill Restaurant’s name tells you pretty much all you need to know about this excellent hillside restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. The open-sided eatery serves up high-quality grilled dishes with a stunning backdrop of the sun sinking into to Andaman Sea, all in a chic and romantic setting.

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  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, 16/12 Moo 6, Kamala
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 623 1234
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Thu Beach Bar & Restaurant

Pretty rough-and-ready in appearance – it’s basically a dirty old pavilion tent on the sand with bamboo furniture underneath – Thu Beach Bar is a real toes-in-the-sand sort of place. So laid-back that we can’t help but wonder if they meant to call it “The” Beach Bar, but the sign painter was too relaxed! The menu consists of mostly western snacks, including various flavours of pizza for 250 baht. There are some Thai dishes available, too. The next tent over is an associated business, which will help you arrange long-tail boat or fishing trips all over Phuket and the nearby islands.

  • Location: Between Smile Snack Bar 2 and The Corner, Kamala Beach
  • Cuisine: Western, Thai
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Two Chefs Bar & Grill

Two Chefs Bar & Grill - Kamala is the fourth outlet opened by this successful brand established in Phuket since 2000. Located in the compounds of Icon Park Condominium (at the foot of the mountain when coming from Patong Beach), Two Chefs has both air-conditioned indoor and fan-cooled outdoor areas featuring modern furnishing and décor emphasized by advanced lighting.

Two Chefs Bar & Grill menu is international; you will find here Italian (fresh tagliolini with prawns – 395 baht), Mexican (chicken fajitas – 395 baht), Greek (pork fillet à la Tzatziki – 425 baht), French (pork fillet à la Béarnaise – 445 baht), English (fish & chips – 395 baht), Thai (chicken Massaman – 265 baht), Swedish (meatballs with mashed potatoes – 395 baht), German (cordon bleu schnitzel – 445 baht), and much much more (all prices mentioned are of June 2014); it is not fine-dining but if you are looking for a hearty meal at affordable price, Two Chefs is the place to go.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: in the compounds of Icon Park Condominium which also hosts Kamala Resort & Spa
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White Orchid

Situated at the end of Kamala Bay, White Orchid has been open for over a decade. This local family-run restaurant offers Thai and European food along with imported wines. Prices are affordable.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 -22:30
  • Location: Opposite Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa at Kamala Cove (formerly Kamala Bay Terrace)
  • Tel: +66 (0) 81 892 9757
  • Cuisine: Thai/European
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