Phuket Restaurants

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Restaurants in Karon Beach

2gether Restaurant & Bar is a Swedish-run good-sized restaurant that is part of a guesthouse. The kitchen serves international food such as steak, BBQ and pizza and the menu comes in many different languages including Swedish, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean. Check out their daily set menu, it’s actually quite good value for money. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily, Nov - April: 08:00 to 23:00, May - Oct: 10:00 to 22:00
  • Location: On Patak Road East, near Lung Pho Chuan Road intersection
  • Cuisine: International
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Al Dente

Al Dente has a good cross-section of Italian regional cuisines and a charming atmosphere Serving daily a la carte lunch & dinners. 

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Inside Aroona Karon Complex on the Beach Road between Karon Princess Hotel and Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 396 569
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Andaman Coffee Co

One of many branches on the island, this lovely coffee shop offers open-air and air-conditioned sections with WiFi. A good place to escape from the hot sun and just watch the world go by.

  • Location: On the Beach Road near the entrance of the Waterfront Suites.
  • Cuisine: Coffee, cake and snacks
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This Irish pub & restaurant serves up traditional Irish fare, alongside international favourites and pub grub. Free WiFi, two big screens showing major live football matches and other sports plus great beer.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 24:00
  • Location: In the Soi Centara Karon Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 398262
  • Cuisine: Irish and western
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BARON Restaurant

This restaurant is part of the Sino–Portuguese style Phuket Heritage Resort. The restaurant serves Thai and international food, a perfect place for people who prefers to dine in a quiet and lovely atmosphere.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 – midnight
  • Location: Phuket Heritage Hotel
  • Tel: +66 (0) 7639 6690
  • Cuisine: International food, Russian food by Russian chef, Italian food, Thai food and Fresh Seafood.
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Beachfront Restaurants at Nong Han Lake

These beachfront restaurants are popular with visitors largely because of their superb location. They also handily sit close to the public showers and toilet facilities. Such restaurants include Family Seafood, Pranee Seafood and Ren & Auddy Restaurant. Fare is mostly fresh seafood but you can order standard Thai dishes such as tom yam, phad tai, noodles and fried rice as well as some Western food. The restaurants are clean and run in simple way, with nothing fancy about their decoration. 

  • Location: Next to Nong Han Lake on the beachfront side.
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and Western food
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Black Pearl & Mama are two restaurants in one: set in a long open-sided one storey building, the only difference between the two of them is their theme colour – black for the former and white for the latter. Enjoying a prime location on the shore of Karon Lake (a.k.a. Nong Harn Lake) near the northern end of Karon Beach (on the road to Patong Beach), this tourist-oriented contemporary style venue serves international and Thai favourites at reasonable prices. The view to the Northeast over the lake and the mountains in the background is superb at dusk, when things cool down a bit; a great place indeed to enjoy a cocktail in good company before dinner. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 – 00:00
  • Location: on the shore of Nong Harn Lake in Karon Beach
  • Tel: 076-284006
  • Cuisine: Thai and western
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Buffalo Steakhouse

This steakhouse has long been one of the most successful restaurants on the island, with four venues in Phuket, and their Karon north location maintains their high standard of quality. Prices are affordable. 

  • Location: Entrance of the Waterfront Suites, about 50 metres from Karon Circle
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 396 824
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
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Butterfly Bistro

Butterfly Bistro has an easy-going atmosphere and the Thai set menus here make it easier for non-Thais, especially first-time visitors to order food without hassle. It’s a nice place to enjoy a good variety of dishes including steak, seafood, and a special Danish menu. A kids’ menu is also available. Good value for the money, with free Wi-Fi.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Soi Old Phuket Resort, Karon Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0) 89 6888 068
  • Cuisine: Thai and International
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Chilli Restaurant

It you like Thai food you will probably like Green Chilli. Its menu features good selections of Thai dishes such as spring rolls, deep-fried pork ribs with garlic and pepper, chicken satay and crispy fried prawns served with plum sauce. Or if you want to try some authentic dishes, just order laab moo or minced pork (it can also be chicken or beef too) with ground rice and chilli, and panaeng curry with beef. They are delicious.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: On the Beach Road, not far from Karon’s main traffic circle
  • Tel: + (66) 076 398 116
  • Cuisine: Thai and International
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Ciao Bistro & Coffee Talk is the latest addition to Thavorn Palm Beach Resort’s dining options which counts no less than six restaurants and bars apt to satisfy the choosiest customers: with Thai, Russian, Mexican, and now Italian cuisine, this long-established holiday residence is without doubt one of the most cosmopolitan resorts on Karon beachside. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Ciao Bistro from 12:00 – 22:00; Coffee Talk from 09:00 – 22:00
  • Location: On Karon Beach Road at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort
  • Tel: 076 396 654
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It’s hard to beat Coral for its superb location. It is right in the middle of action, close to everything one would want for their perfect holiday, including beach, nightlife and dining as well as souvenir and massage shops. Coral Restaurant is more like a cool urban café, with a modern interior and great sea view. The seating area, with air-conditioning, comes in handy, especially on a hot summer day.

  • Opening Hours: From early morning till late
  • Location: Coral Inn, Karon Circle, Karon Road
  • Tel: +66(0)7 639 6133
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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Da Mario

Da Mario has everything you would expect of a good pizzeria; classic Italian décor, wood-fired pizza, traditional Italian cuisine and an Italian chef. Good value for money.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Soi Centara Resort ( next door to Karon Inn, right in front of Centara Resort)
  • Tel: +66 (0)80 6943 188
  • Cuisine: Italian
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The Dining Room, located in Pacific Club Resort up the hill to Nong Han Lake's East side, comes highly recommended. The restaurant features snug hacienda-like décor and a superb steak menu as well as a good wine list. Look for the resort's signage and follow the road up the hill, it's worth it. The prices are an agreeable surprise, too. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast – late
  • Location: Pacific Club Resort, up the hill to Nong Han Lake's East side
  • Tel: 076-398350/2
  • Cuisine: International and Thai cuisine
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Dine with some theatre at El Gaucho, a traditional Brazilian churrasco set within the compounds of Moevenpick Resort and Spa. Bask in a glorious sunset over the Andaman Sea as you choose from a succulent selection of 15 prime cuts served and grilled straight from a sword at your table; it has to be seen - and eaten - to be believed. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 18:00-23:00
  • Location: On the Beach Road, not far from Waterfront Suites.
  • Cuisine: Steaks, international
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GG's Pizza

GG’s has two locations in Karon. The one with a better view is on the Beach Road, on top of a Thai restaurant by the name Green Chilli. The menu consists of the usual suspects including meatball, beans, and macaroni soup, minestrone di verdure (vegetable soup) and a large variety of pizzas and lasagna. Free delivery service.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Above Green Chilli. On the Beach Road, near Karon Sea Sands Resort.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 398 116
  • Cuisine: Pizza and more
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Ging Restaurant

It’s a nice place to enjoy Thai food from seafood to rice dishes (including fried rice and pineapple rice) and spring rolls as well as chicken with cashew nuts. Reasonable prices and friendly service.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Near the Old Phuket Hotel
  • Tel: +66 (0) 81 2712 446
  • Cuisine: Thai and International
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Golden Sand Inn

A lovely place to sit and enjoy meals, from breakfast to dinner; its great advantage is its location, just a few steps from the beach (with a road in between.).

  • Location: Golden Sand Inn - On the beachside corner diagonally opposite Mali Waterfront Seafood & Lounge Bar.
  • Cuisine: Thai and international
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Hilton Phuket Arcadia

A beachfront hotel, the Hilton Arcadia's grounds are huge but its excellent restaurants are centrally located and well marked. Buon Appetito is a well-conceived Italian outlet, while Thai Thai is… you guessed it, and Sails Restaurant is well worth checking out for its excellent breakfasts and Sunday brunches. Yes, the food comes at hotel prices but the wine lists and delivery are superb. 

  • Location: Hilton Phuket Arcadia, Central Beach Road
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Karlsson's Steakhouse and Pizzeria

One of the most well-known and well-liked restaurants in Phuket. Also on hand are European, American and Thai dishes, so you're sure to find something that whets your appetite.

  • Location: Inside Aroona Karon Complex on the Beach Road between Karon Princess Hotel and Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 396 952
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
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Combining first-class cuisine with a chilled-out beach-side atmosphere and music from the live DJ, Karon Beach Square combines nightlife and dining attractions in a well-placed, chic and modern setting. Located just a few hundred metres from Karon Circle, at the Beach Road-end of the Moevenpick Resort, it provides everything from snacks throughout the day, to sundowner cocktails, to international fine dining to easy-going partying well into the night. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 - 00:00
  • Location: On Karon Beach Road, 250m from Karon circle
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 639 6139
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Karon Cafe

The main features here are the juicy steaks; flown in unfrozen from Australia and prepared to perfection under the supervision of American owner 'Uncle' Eric. Karon Café's steaks are a delight, especially when paired with the complimentary soup and salad bar and a smooth and robust Australian red wine. A sister restaurant to the Dining Room and Margaritas.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: In the Soi Centara Karon Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 396 217
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, European and American
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Karon Seafood

Karon Seafood has been satisfying its customers for more than 10 years. It is clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. If you are not quite sure what to order, just simply check out many of the food photos (poster size) display in front of the restaurant and around. Among their popular dishes include ho-mok (or steamed fish with curry paste), tom kah kai (coconut milk soup with chicken), baked rice with pineapple and stemmed lobster with lemon.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – midnight
  • Location: At the corner of Soi Centara Karon Resort Phuket
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and international
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Sister to Karon Café and the Dining Room, Las Margaritas serves great Mexican dishes and a number of international choices, with a good wine list.  Read More...

  • Location: In the Soi Centara Karon Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 286 400
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Lauis’s Kitchen

Located on the road that runs between the Karon traffic circle and Karon Temple, this stunning yet simple décor restaurant is a great choice for those wishing to dine in a casual and friendly environment. Its convenient location is perfect as a place to hang out and people watch too.

  • Opening Hours: From early morning till late
  • Location: On Hotel, Patak Road, near the Karon traffic circle
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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Little Mermaid (Closed)

The Little Mermaid, named after the famous statue which guards the entrance to Copenhagen harbour, serves authentic and delicious Scandinavian food. 

  • Opening Hours: From 18:30 till late
  • Location: On Patak Road near the traffic circle
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian and Thai
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Long Beach Terrace

Long Beach Terrace serves great seafood, steaks and Italian specialties. It is one of the best places to see the sun set in Karon Bay. 

  • Location: On the Beach Road in Thavorn Palm Beach Resort. (Enter the 'Dragon's Mouth' on the Beach Road to access Long Beach Terrace.) There is also access from Luang Poh Chuan Road.
  • Cuisine: Italian and seafood
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‘Mare’ is Italian for ‘sea’ and this moniker goes well for this spectacular restaurant right on northern Karon Beach. The signature restaurant of Centara Grand Beach Resort, Mare has a lot going for it, not least of all its colonial décor, romantic location and high standard of cuisine. Large, with a fan-cooled and air-conditioned interior and a fan-cooled al-fresco section, Mare never feels overcrowded. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 00:30
  • Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, 683 Patak Road, Karon Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 201 234
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Located on the beach side of Moevenpick Resort & Spa, Mint is made up of a large outdoor terrace, furnished with comfortable sofas as well as more conventional dining tables and chair. A brightly-lit circular bar counter and a pizza oven are also installed on the terrace, just next to an open-sided covered area sheltering a DJ booth and a few tables. Mint is a cool venue, perfect to chill out from sunset until late, sipping skilfully mixed cocktails and feasting on delicious pizzas, appetisers and snacks, international main courses, and desserts. Every Friday, Mint holds an ‘TGIF’ promotion, offering 30% discount for all beverages from 16.00 to 00.00.

  • Opening Hours: daily from 16:00 – 00:00
  • Location: on the ground floor of Karon Beach Square, directly accessible from the beach road
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 639 6139
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Navrang Mahal

A well-known Phuket Indian restaurant serving North Indian dishes, freshly prepared by experienced chefs and served in brass Katoris in the Royal Mughal style of the bygone Emperors of India.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 12:30 – 15:00 & 18:30 – 23:00. Closed for lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Location: At the Karon Sea Sands Resort on the Beach Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 286 464
  • Cuisine: Indian
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On The Rock Restaurant

On the Rock is one of the oldest established restaurants in Phuket and is rightly regarded as an institution on the island – a place where families, lovers and friends can count on eating spanking-fresh seafood in a great setting.

As the name suggests, the restaurant is at the end of a rocky promontory in the grounds of Marina Phuket Resort, which feted its 25th anniversary in 2010.

  • Location: in Marina Phuket resort
  • Address: 47 Karon Beach Rd
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 330 625
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Sample the most exciting of Asian cuisines - all served under one roof - at OrientAsia. Embark on a culinary tour of the region in one sitting, with the vibrant cuisines of Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and, of course, Thailand amid richly decorated surroundings. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: on the second storey of Karon Beach Square at Moevenpick Karon Beach Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 639 6139
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Papa Restaurant

Papa, part of Rattana Beach Hotel, offers a good variety of food including steaks, pizzas, and seafood as well as Russian and Thai options. If you want to see what a ‘Thai Elvis’ looks like, don’t miss the Elvis Presley Tribute show at Papa. They usually have the show twice a week. Free entry, call for the schedule.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 – midnight
  • Location: at Rattana Beach Hotel on Patak Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 396 415
  • Cuisine: International food, Russian food by Russian chef, Italian food, Thai food and Fresh Seafood
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Pizza 2000

Pizza 2000 is a German-owned 24-seat restaurant located on Patak Road East between Karon centre and Hilton Phuket Arcadia. With an Italian and German menu: pizza, spaghetti, and schnitzel are prepared by a talented chef from fresh ingredients at very fair prices. Pizza 2000 also offers a delivery service.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 - 24:00
  • Location: On Patak Road East, opposite entrance of Karon Hillside Hotel
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 396 364, +66 (0)85 882 9229
  • Cuisine: Italian, German, and Thai
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Royal Tandoor House

Further down the soi, Royal Tandoor House deals in authentic North Indian cuisine such as masala, biryani and, of course, tandoori chicken.

  • Location: In the Soi Centara Karon Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 398 039
  • Cuisine: Indian
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Ruen Thep Seafood

One of the few restaurants on the island where you can dine with the sand between your toes, Ruen Thep is great for sundowners and grilled seafood.

  • Location: at the southernmost tip of Karon Beach.
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Seafood @ Karon

Seafood @ Karon offers more choices for visitors who are looking for a cool place to dine in Karon. It is not at all a typical shop-house like most venues in the same neighborhood. This big and smart looking building has a cozy ambience and with a high ceiling that allows breezes to flow easily – a perfect design for Phuket’s tropical weather. Another plus point is that the restaurant has chilled seafood on display in front of restaurant. Customers can pick the items they prefer, and then leave the hard work to the kitchen team.

  • Opening Hours: 13:00 – 23:00
  • Location: On Patak Road not far from the traffic circle (same road as Red Onion Restaurant).
  • Cuisine: Seafood and Thai
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Seafood Restaurants

As you head south towards Karon after the Luang Poh Chuan Road you'll see about seven or eight Thai style seafood restaurants on your left. The restaurants include; Sompong & Mala, Bounty and Best Friend Restaurant. Many people claim that these places are the best for genuine Thai food. Reasonable rates. 

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Next to Karon Stadium
  • Cuisine: Thai and some western food
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Three Crowns Restaurant & Grill

Three Crowns is a venue where you can enjoy good meals with reasonable prices. Recommended dishes are for example stir-fried chicken with ginger and their many grill items. Don’t forget to sample their banana fritter and ice cream or simple banana pancakes.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Soi Old Phuket Resort, not far from the Hilton Phuket Resort
  • Cuisine: Thai and International
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Tony Restaurant & Bar

Tony Restaurant & Bar offers authentic Thai cuisine and an extensive selection of European food. They have a snooker table. Enjoy the breeze and views from the second-floor terrace overlooking beautiful Karon Bay.

  • Opening Hours: For breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: Next to In On the Beach Resort, near Nong Han Lake on the beachfront. Look for the big statue of the fisherman
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Two Chefs in Karon

Following their successful operations in Kata, the Swedish-run Two Chefs now boasts a branch in Karon. Good food with a very agreeable family atmosphere. 

  • Opening Hours: From 12:00 - 24:00
  • Location: In the Soi Centara Karon Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 286 479
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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This family run seafood restaurant offers first-class Thai cuisine. Try their famous kung sarong (fresh prawns cooked in a crisp golden noodle, Thai style). Prices are affordable. 

  • Opening Hours: From 09:00 - 02:00
  • Location: On the Beach Road, not far from the Waterfront Suites
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 398 089
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Whale Poolside

Whale Resort has a cool poolside restaurant that's open to the public. Thai favourites and buffets are the norm, great for a snack in the middle of some poolside sunbathing. 

  • Opening Hours: 6.00 – 23.30
  • Location: Inside the Whale Resort, very close to Karon Circle
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