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  • Southern Kata Beach Restaurants

    Where to Eat in Kata South and Kata Noi

    This area is known for its outstanding fine dining. Award-winning restaurants such as The Boathouse Wine & Grill and Mom Tri’s Royal Kitchen are real ‘splurge affairs’ with prices nearing European rates but set in such regal splendour that the dining experience in them is unforgettable.

    There are so many restaurants in the general Kata Beach area that we have drawn a line between northern and southern Kata and displayed the restaurants on two separate pages.

    On this page you will find Southern Kata restaurants. Click on northern and central Kata Beach restaurants to read about them.

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

A.D.D.

A.D.D. is a lovely restaurant that features Thai, seafood and European fares. Their kitchen creates and serves a wide variety lunch and dinner items that are liked by people of all ages. A.D.D. offers an affordable everyday dining experience with friendly service and free Wi-Fi.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Soi Malisa Villa Suites
  • Cuisine: Thai, Seafood and European

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.

Berns

With its nice setting and comfortable seating right alongside the road, Berns is a place to hang out in rainy weather or when the day is getting a bit too warm. Many visitors find it a nice spot to just relax and soak up the local atmosphere while having a cold drink and watching the world go by. They offer special prices on selected drink items from time to time, such as Mojitos and Gin & Tonics at 99 baht, and also a 25 per cent discount on food between 10:00 – 18:00. They also have free Wi-Fi.

  • Opening Hours: All day
  • Location: Right next to Soi Malisa Villa Suites
  • Cuisine: Thai and International

Capannina Inn & Restaurant

It’s not only that it has a great location, about 500 metres from the beach, but Capannina Inn & Restaurant serves good Italian dishes in big portion and with reasonable prices. A warm, freshly-made croissant and a cup of Illy coffee is not a bad way to start your day in a tropical island at all. Friendly service.

  • Opening Hours: For breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: Near Chaba Resort, about 500 metres from the beach.
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 628 4450
  • Cuisine: Italian

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 Siam

Very welcoming and cosy, the restaurant is focusing on both Thai and European dishes. Must-try items include chicken satay, steamed mussels in Thai herbs, lobster thermador and red curry duck. Don’t leave the place without sampling the coconut ice cream - it’s very refreshing and simply delicious. On top of its well-priced massive menu, Chang Siam also offers a pool table and a cold towel as part of their friendly service.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Kata South, Kokthanod Road. Not far from the Boathouse
  • Cuisine: Thai and European

Curry Delight

There are more than just Thai and seafood restaurants in and around Kata, and those looking for something different will find they also have a good number of choices including Indian food. Curry Delight is a small restaurant featuring authentic Indian and Thai favourites. The place is always clean, and service is great to outstanding.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Kata South, Kokthanod Road. Not far from the Boathouse
  • Tel: +66 (0)83 181 6233
  • Cuisine: Authentic Indian and Thai

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

Kata Cuit

Kata Cuit offers casual dining in a modern setting, not far from the beach. If you don’t know what to start with, try spring rolls with shrimp and blue crab curry, then follow with beef or pork burgers or fresh seafood; you won’t be disappointed. Good ambience, friendly staff and prompt service: What more can one ask for?

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Right opposite the Kata public car park, near the Kata Beach Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 787 1124
  • Cuisine: Thai and International

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

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

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

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

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.

Sugar & Spice Soi Malisa

Sugar & Spice offers traditional Thai cuisine in modern and relaxing surroundings. Think wooden tables with orange tablecloths and colourful lanterns as well as northern-style paper umbrellas hanging up on the ceiling, which definitely help brighten up the overall atmosphere.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Soi Malisa Villa Suites
  • Cuisine: Traditional Thai

Surf House Phuket is a few things under one roof; a double flow-rider park, restaurant and bar. Their internationally-inspired menu covers anything from Thai fried rice to rib-eye steak with red wine butter sauce and Surf House Crab Cake to Surf House massaman curry. If you don’t feel like surfing or eating, come by anyway for great beverages and nice music as well as to meet new people from all over the world. This is a family-friendly venue with prompt service. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Facing Kata Beach, at the very southern end of Cub Med, near Kata Beach Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 979 7737
  • 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

The Old Siam

Those who are interesting in Thai style interior decorating will definitely like this place. You can enjoy your meal surrounded by simple, yet elegant, furnishings with many items representing the old Thailand, including wooden handicrafts, vintage photos of Bangkok and images of King Rama V and the current King and Queen of Thailand. The menu is thick, with plenty choices from pizza to spaghetti and burgers to popular Thai dishes.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: At the top of Soi Malisa Villa Suites
  • Cuisine: Thai and European

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

Orchid

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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