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Restaurants in South Kata Beach

44 Thai Kitchen (Danny’s Bar)

44 Thai Kitchen is a good-looking restaurant with a bar section called Danny’s Bar. Look for its big black sign with graphic of a boat and the moon, you can’t miss it.

  • Opening Hours: Daily for breakfast till late
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Cuisine: Thai and European

Bar the Sea

Bar the Sea is a small, cozy place that opens out onto the road. Cocktails start at about 120 baht while fresh fruit shakes cost less than 100 baht each.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Soi Malisa, on the southern part of Kata Road

This classy restaurant in Mom Tri's Boathouse is a favourite fine-dining spot that consistently wins the Wine Spectator magazine's Award of Excellence with its mouth-watering wine cellar. Go for sundowners and you won't regret it and stay for a meal on the terrace overlooking the beach. While it is not cheap, it is a memorable holiday experience. Reservations recommended. Children under the age of eight are welcome until 20:00. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:30 – 23:00
  • Location: Kata South, Kokthanod Road
  • Tel: 076-330015
  • Cuisine: French haute cuisine, Thai and international

Bellman's Steak & Pizzeria

Another Scandinavian-run operation, this restaurant first and foremost is there to serve its guesthouse customers and is part of a chain – the other branch being in Karon. Clean, efficiently run with mid-range prices.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast till late
  • Location: New Road
  • Cuisine: International

Buffalo Steakhouse Kata

Another perennial favourite and well-frequented spot, Buffalo Steakhouse has been going for years and offers a wide variety of food, sounds and sights. This 100-cover Scandinavian restaurant is open daily and, being on a busy pedestrian corner, is a good place to watch the world drift by.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Corner of Soi Option 1 and Kata Road
  • Tel: 076-333196
  • Cuisine: Steaks, pizzas, Scandinavian, Thai.

Café Opera

Café Opera Live Music, Bar & Grill, as the name suggests, features regular live music from a Filipino band from 21:30 – 01:00. It’s run by a Swedish management team.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Soi Malisa, near the entrance to Malisa Villa Suites
  • Cuisine: International

This open-sided Italian restaurant is a big hit with people working in the catering industry as well as visitors to the island, simply because its food is so very genuinely Italian and its portions extremely generous. Order the largest pizza here and it'll feed the whole family. Quiet at lunch, packed at night so either try to arrive early or make a reservation. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
  • Location: Soi Option 1 south Kata (opposite Kata Beach Resort)
  • Tel: 076-284318
  • Cuisine: Italian

Chang Erawan Restaurant

Erawan is the three-headed elephant in Hindu mythology. Thai-style interiors here lend a warm feeling through the use of wood as the main material. But don’t let this fool you; Chang Erawan is not just limited to Thai food. It’s also a steakhouse and the menu features various choices of pizza and seafood. With friendly staff members and a takeaway service.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 - midnight
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 - 374617
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and international

D’Rice Kitchen

D’Rice is a part of Kata Lucky Villa & Pool in Kata. An open air restaurant, with a simple and modern style and lots of green surroundings, it has a relaxing atmosphere. It’s a nice place to sit and chill, especially on a hot summer day.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Kok Thanod Road (right on the main road/entrance to Kata Lucky Villa & Pool, not far from Kata Beach Resort corner)
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 333 385
  • Cuisine: Thai and International

This dependable steakhouse is fairly busy and is a good people-watching spot. Unusual dishes such as swordfish and Cajun chicken are on the menu but it's mostly for the big, fat juicy steaks with a varied sauce list that people come. Good wine list. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: At the southern end of Kata Road, not far from Kata Beach Resort
  • Address: 2/37 Kata Rd, T.Karon, A.Muang
  • Tel: 076 285 173
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

This is a hotel-based restaurant and a local favourite for its up-tempo décor and layout, good background music and very reasonable food prices. Mali has a very experienced and hard-working chef whose speciality is seafood. Try the lobster bisque. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast till late
  • Location: Southern Kata down Sugar Palm alley
  • Tel: 076-284404
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai and international

Mama Restaurant

Mama serves mainly Thai, sushi and seafood in a marine-themed atmosphere using a lot of white and a small touch of blue (even the staff’s uniforms are designed to look like sailors’ outfits). Among their popular dishes are phad thai (fried noodles with your choice of meat), tom yam goong (spicy-sour soup with prawns and plenty of spice) and spring rolls. They also do a soup of the day and have a free salad bar along with seasonal tropical fruit plates.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 until midnight
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Cuisine: Thai, sushi and seafood

Metadee Resort Restaurant

Metadee offers Thai and western food, from pizza and pasta and more. As it’s a restaurant inside a resort, the prices are a bit higher than the average eateries along the street.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Kata Road
  • Cuisine: Thai and western

This is fine dining in elegant surroundings. Situated in Mom Tri's Villa Royale Resort, the restaurant has spectacular views of Kata Noi Beach and sunsets over the Andaman Sea. With an award-winning wine cellar and regular appearances in 'Best of' restaurant listings, you can be sure of a special evening out here. Reservations recommended. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 06:30 – 23:30
  • Location: In between Kata and Kata Noi beaches
  • Tel: 076-333569
  • Cuisine: Thai and international


Natalie’s is an internet café, restaurant and bar, all in one and has been operating here for more than five years. Their menu features local specialties, seafood and some European fare.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – midnight
  • Location: Soi Sugar Palm on Kata Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 89 – 873 1451
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and International

Natalie’s Soi Malisa

Natalie’s has a few locations in Kata and one of its branches is in Soi Malisa. It’s a place where one can be online, drink and dine at the same time. Natalie’s has both Thai and European food.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Tel: +66 (0) 89 – 873 1451
  • Cuisine: Thai and international


Outdoor is a semi open-air restaurant located at the corner of Kata Beach Road towards The Boathouse Wine & Grill. Their well-run kitchen will not disappoint serious diners as the menu has a long list of dishes, ranging from seafood and international dishes to Thai cuisine.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: At the corner of the southern end of Kata Road with Kokthanod Road leading to the Boathouse Wine &Grill (opposite the Horn Grill Steakhouse)
  • Cuisine: International and Thai

Oyster Seafood Restaurant

Oyster has one of the best locations along this soi. Its bar is easy to spot right by the side of the road.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – midnight
  • Location: Soi Option 1, Kata Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 333 583
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and International

Peter & Marita’s Bar

If you’re looking for a place to simply chill and enjoy your drinks, then visit Peter & Marita’s Bar, also in Soi Malisa.

  • Opening Hours: All year round
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Tel: +66 (0) 88 – 383 5080
  • Cuisine: Simple snacks

RE KÁ TA is a trendy Beach-Club-cum restaurant on Kata Beach with an accent on healthy living. The base for the annual King’s Cup Regatta, it’s easy to see how the place got its clever name. Fresh, preservative-free products are the order of the day at RE KÁ TA and it prides itself on sourcing only the best. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00 daily
  • Location: 182-184 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Next to The Boathouse
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 330 421
  • Cuisine: Living Cuisine
  • Price Range: Pricey

Rico's Steakhouse & Pizzeria

Rico's actually has several branches on Phuket's west coast and is great at handling families on holiday with its wide selection of dishes, mostly meat based. Not for those who are forever searching for the cheapest place in town but certainly for those who appreciate professional service and presentation after a long day in the sun.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 42 Kata Road
  • Tel: 076-333459
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse & Pizzeria

Sai Nahm Restaurant

Sai Nahm is located on top of a mini-mall across the road from Oasis Tapas Bar on Kok Thanot Road. It has both an air-conditioned room and a rooftop terrace where diners can enjoy views of Kata Beach. They have a reasonably priced lunchtime set menu.

The Tavern

The Tavern is a nice place to stop by for those who miss the familiar food back home. The restaurant has traditional roasts such as Australian topside beef, roast chicken and roast pork. Diners can also enjoy satellite TV and a game of pool along with the friendly service.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Cuisine: International

Sunset is the best time to dine at Tiffin Mama, the signature restaurant of Foto Hotel, directly above Kata Noi Beach in the south of Phuket. The venue has almost exactly the same vistas as the nearby elevated viewpoint along the hilly road between Kata and Nai Harn beaches and they’re absolutely stunning.

With one sweep of the eye you can take in Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches as well as the sun-kissed Andaman Sea. The wow factor at Tiffin Mama is zoomed up to maximum. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: All-day dining
  • Location: Foto Hotel on Kata hillside
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 680 900

Tomato Restaurant

Tomato is another restaurant in Soi Malisa that offers good food. Their extensive menu covers from Thai food to pizzas and steaks and if you prefer something quick and less fussy, ask for their sandwich and spaghetti menu.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Soi Malisa
  • Cuisine: Thai and International

Two Chefs in Kata Beach

Diagonally opposite Boathouse stands Two Chefs, a Swedish-run restaurant that has flourished over time and consequently earned itself a reputation for good, innovative cuisine at reasonable prices. Two Chefs is a cut above 'normal' Kata tourist restaurants.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Kata South, Kokthanod Road (Opposit Boathouse)
  • Tel: 076-284155
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
  • Website: http://www.twochefs.com

Restaurants in Kata Noi


This fan-cooled place serves mainly seafood and Thai in a simple style. Though there is nothing fancy about its decoration they at least try to impress customer with clean white tablecloths. There are some lovely Thai orchids hanging on one side of the restaurant (hence the name).

  • Opening Hours: Lunch and dinner
  • Location: Next to Jao Jong Seafood in Kata Noi Beach

Jao Jong Seafood

Jao Jong offers mainly seafood. It has a display of seafood (with prices) at the front of the restaurant. Here you will get to sample tropical fish and more, such as tiger prawns and lobster.

  • Opening Hours: All year round for lunch and dinner
  • Location: Right next to Orchid Restaurant in Kata Noi Beach

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