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  • 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. 

Restaurants in Kamala Beach

100 Beers

100 Beers is not over-adverting when putting up a sign reading “The Craft Beer Revolution” as they have lots of craft beer options on offer such as Trappist beers, ales, wheat beers, fruit beers, vintages and stouts. This good-looking modern bar probably features the biggest variety of craft beers in Phuket, including those from Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and USA. Though they don’t serve food here, customers can easily order many interesting dishes from Nana Rooftop Family Restaurant next door.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: On Kamala main road

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.

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

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) 8 7620 5009
  • Cuisine: Thai, English, Indian

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

Basilico Italian Restaurant

This venue is a part of a small accommodation by the same name that is owned and run by an Italian businessman. It has both indoor and outdoor seating and is only about 40 metres from the beach.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:30
  • Location: If coming from Surin Beach, take the beach road south and when you come into Kamala, turn right at the first traffic light and follow the narrow road to the left, then when you make a right, Basilico is located on the right-hand side of the road, just before the beach.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 385 856
  • Cuisine: Italian

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

This is Paresa, a five-star resort located along Millionaires’ Mile – one of Phuket’s most renowned addresses. To be more specific we’re sitting in Diavolo, one of the resort’s restaurants. Diavolo is unusual in concept as it shares space with Talung Thai, the resort’s signature Thai restaurant. Read More...

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

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

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 Hat in the village of Kamala, the restaurant is mostly open-air and designed in a modern style with a yellow-and-grey theme, buffed-concrete walls, and wooden furnishing.

Grill Bill is specialised in American (barbecued meat and fish) and Italian (wood fired pizza) favourites; serving only imported beef from Australia grilled on charcoal barbecue, Grill Bill is a haven for meat-lovers. Besides its BBQ food and pizzas, the restaurant also has a good choice of international dishes – pasta, salad, chili con carne, schnitzel, burgers and more. Prices are rather fair; for instance spaghetti carbonara with one glass of red house-wine cost 430 baht, and a grilled striploin steak (250gr) with pepper sauce costs 610 baht (prices of June 2014). As mentioned on Grill Bill’s menu: there’s no Thai food available here.

  • 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: 081-0890543

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

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

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

Kamala Coffee House

Kamala Coffee House is a two-storey place with a breezy terrace that offers a nice ocean view. There is nothing fancy about their simple food but it is a good location to watch the world go by.

  • Location: Right next to the canal on the road that runs parallel to Kamala Beach.
  • Cuisine: Ice cream, coffee, easy food

Kamala Spot Club & Restaurant

Kamala Spot Club & Restaurant is probably the largest eatery in Kamala Town at the moment, making it easy to spot from the road. The menu includes Thai and popular western dishes. The interior is very basic, with fan-cooled comfortable seating.

  • Opening Hours: All year round
  • Location: Kamala’s main road
  • Cuisine: Thai and western

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: 081-5385285

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) 76 278 016
  • Cuisine: Thai and western

Locanda all Aragosta

If you are looking for authentic Italian food in Kamala, head to Locanda all Aragosta on the main road for some of the best handmade pasta and pizzas in town. Though the restaurant is small it’s clean and lively with a small garden out front. Look for the big sign in front that says ‘Ristorante Italiano Chef Roberto Collini’.

  • Opening Hours: Lunch & dinner.
  • Location: On the main Kamala road, not far from Chez Ratatouille Restaurant.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 385 917
  • Cuisine: Italian

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) 76 279 486

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) 76 38 55 37
  • Cuisine: Thai and western

Pavilion Beach Restaurant

Pavilion 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

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.

Rockfish Restaurant in Kamala

Rockfish is one of the best looking open-air, sea view restaurants in Phuket. A perfect place for romantic dining or a special night out, its menu consists of modern & international dishes with an excellent wine list. Rockfish hosts cool parties with DJ's. Breakfast and set lunches are reasonable but afternoon and evening dining is expensive.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 until late
  • Location: As soon as you reach the bottom of the hill from Patong take a left along the southern end of the bay, look for the Rockfish sign. It is right next to Kamala Beach Estate.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 279732
  • Cuisine: Asian-influenced fusion food and Australian

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

Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar

Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar is amongst the favourite dining venues in Kamala Beach. Located on Soi Rim Hat, Manubai is a stylish restaurant set in a two-storey terracotta brick building. At the first floor, the dining room is decorated in a classy colonial style, and the second floor hosts a more contemporary styled cosy lounge.

The quality of the Thai and French cuisines served at Manubai Restaurant is second to none, and the size of the portions can be quoted as generous; all of this with excellent and prompt service, and at reasonable rates; no wonder why Manubai Restaurant Lounge-Bar is so looked-after on Kamala dining scene.

  • Opening Hours: from 17:00-23:00 closed on Sundays
  • Location: on Soi Rim Hat, 100m from the beach front in Kamala village
  • Tel: 086-2738902 or 076-279619

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.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 24:00
  • Location: On Kamala’s main road, next to 100 Beers
  • Cuisine: Thai and European

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.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Kamala’s main road opposite Tesco Lotus Express
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 650 0060
  • Cuisine: Thai, Swedish and international

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 its large decking.

Plum Restaurant is a fine-dining venue serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine; dishes such as tropical mango salad with shrimps (390 baht), Tuscanian style spelt soup with Colonnata's lard (490 baht), risotto alla pescatora (original fisherman's risotto – 450 baht) or poached snow fish in lobster juice (890 baht), to name just a few, are a great taste buds’ pleasure.

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) 76 385 371
  • Cuisine: Swedish, Western and Thai

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 but has retained its class-act appeal, its reputation for good-quality Thai fare and pretty much the same fittings and plan. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 15, Moo 6 Kamala Beach
  • Tel: 076 338 777

Sovrana Lounge Bar

Sovrana is diagonally opposite Tesco Lotus Express on Kamala’s main road. It offers coffee, snacks, shots, cocktails and beers (including Belgian draft beers and Erdinger beer). Beside the pool table and friendly team, they also feature live music once a week from about 21:30 (during high season).

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Kamala’s main road, diagonally opposite Tesco Lotus Express
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 087 0211
  • Cuisine: Thai and international

Sportmans

Like many food and drink establishments in Kamala, Sportmans is a bar and restaurant in one address and features an extensive menu, which includes Full English Breakfast, British pies, pork chops, chicken filets, sandwiches, and curries. Once you spot the interesting sign with a red dragon image along the main road, you’ll know that you come to the right place.

  • Opening Hours: For breakfast - late
  • Location: On Kamala main road, next to CP Fresh Mart and opposite a big Honda motorbike dealer
  • Cuisine: British

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

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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