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  • Kata Beach Restaurants

    Where to Eat in Kata Beach

    While nowhere on the scale of Patong, Kata is still a major destination for holidaymakers, particularly those of North European extraction. The long white stretch of sand that is Kata Beach has attracted more than its share of visitors over the years and hotels, resorts and restaurants have sprung up to serve their needs.

    You'll find cuisine from all over the world represented here and options run the gamut from mid-range Thai seafood outlets to some of the finest dining anywhere on the island. Steak and seafood seem to be the most common offerings of Kata's many restaurants.

    Most roadside restaurants display their iced selection of lobsters, tiger prawns and plump fish right in front of their shop for all to see - and for diners to handpick. There's no shortage of Thai restaurants, with Scandinavian, Tex-Mex, Indian and Italian places to choose from, just to name a few.

    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 northern and central Kata restaurants. Click on Southern Kata Beach restaurants to read about them.

Restaurants in Kata Beach

Anchor Bar

Another old timer, the Anchor Bar has a pool table, live sports on the TV and serves up a mean full English breakfast. Also featuring occasional live music, Anchor is by no means a fine-dining location but it does have a certain charm to it as a people-watching, beer drinking location with hearty food portions. 

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast – 24:00
  • Location: Thai Na Road, central Kata
  • Tel: 076-284107
  • Cuisine: Western, Thai
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Aurora

Aurora is a nice place to retreat from the heat and hustle of Kata Beach. The fresh-looking fan-cooled restaurant is big on western, seafood and Thai as well as cocktails and beer (draft and bottles). Kids menu is also available. Free Wi-Fi access.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: On New Kata Road, opposite the northern part of Club Med, very close to the Kata Junctions
  • Cuisine: International and Thai

Bamboo Restaurant

Bamboo is where you can get a fish burger for under 100 baht. They offer many more of Scandinavian food and drinks. Bamboo has internet too.

  • Opening Hours: 2:00 – late
  • Location: Taina Road (near Blue Fin)
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian
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Ban Thai

Ban Thai is an open-air restaurant situated in Kata Garden Resort. As to be expected, fresh seafood is top of the list here but the factor that sets this place apart is that it has live music every night. Diners should really come prepared for this as the band (Filipino) is not only very enthusiastic but loud. Strictly for those who like funk with their fries.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Kata-Karon Road, diagonally opposite Dino Park
  • Tel: (hotel): 076-330627
  • Cuisine: Thai and international
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Beach Breeze Restaurant & Guesthouse

This property is a small, local-owned-and-operated inn with a restaurant on the ground floor. It is located in a small lane right behind The Coffee Club Restaurant (opposite Club Med) and several bars, meaning that swimming and nightlife are just steps away. Along with a big menu and comfortable setting, they provide cable TV and free Wi-Fi, too.

  • Opening Hours: From early morning till late
  • Location: In a small soi right behind Wine Connection Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Thai and International
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Bluefin Tavern

An expat favourite and one of the longest established bars and eateries in the area; Bluefin is the stuff of legends. Tex Mex food, good sound system, outside and air-con seats, TV and an informal atmosphere – here's the place to meet and gossip with the locals over a burger.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
  • Location: Central Thai Na Road
  • Tel: 076-330856
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex, burgers and pizzas
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Capannina Restaurant

If you are a fan of pizza, pasta or just Italian food in general, head to Capannina Restaurant while in the northern part of Kata Beach. It is centrally-located and being just a short walk to the beach makes it an ideal place for everyone, including families with children.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - late
  • Location: In a small lane behind The Coffee Club
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 367 4994
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Da Vinci Kata is the logical extension of the successful Nai Harn branch of this excellent Italian restaurant although it looks nothing like the open-spaced original Da Vinci. Located in Kata Garden Condominium on the only road to Kata Noi Beach, Da Vinci Kata is accessed either by steps from the road or through the condominium’s parking. Refined, elegant, and stylish, this restaurant cuts a swathe on Kata’s dining scene and serves high-end Italian fare in a suitably chic environment. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 23:30
  • Location: In Kata Garden Condominium on the only road between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 604 296
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Deepavali

Deepavali keeps diners happy with an extensive selection of fine Indian cuisine and other international knick-knacks. Located next to its sister dining outlet (The Lounge) inside Dome Center on the New Kata Road, it’s not far from all the action of the Kata Junction and the beach.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Dome Center on New Kata Road, off the main Kata Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 633 0059
  • Cuisine: Indian

There's nothing else quite like Dino Park in Kata or Karon, it's that unique. With an exploding 'volcano', a mini-golf course and Flintstone-dressed staff members, it's a fun place to be and quite an experience to dine there. Dino Park serves basic fare such as burgers and fries but, surprisingly enough, good wines and fresh seafood are also on the menu. 
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  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Next to Marina Phuket Resort
  • Tel: 076-330625
  • Cuisine: Burgers. Thai, international
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Eat-Eat

Situated inside Palm Square on Kata Road, Eat-Eat features an Italian kitchen under the supervision of an experienced chef. Tasty dishes include creamy saffron risotto, healthy salad, and (naturally) pizza. The ambiance is lovely, but not like the typical Italian restaurant you may be expecting. It’s in a big building that has a number of interesting architectural points and reminds people of the glory-filled past of Phuket Island.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Palm Square, Kata Road
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Full Moon Pizzeria

A friendly resort-based pizzeria that has been going for some time now, Full Moon has an agreeable atmosphere and is centrally located. Also serves Thai food.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast – 22:00
  • Location: Thai Na Road, central Kata
  • Tel: 076-330284
  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai & International
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Il Tagliere Da Massimo

Italian food served in a semi-open environment featuring homemade dishes in appetizing portions yet another downtown Kata people-watching haunt. The pizzas are recommended.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
  • Location: Thai Na Road, Kata Centre
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Part museum, part gallery, part restaurant, Kampong is certainly an unforgettable experience. If you feel like dining on Thai food in a distinctly Thai and Southeast Asian atmosphere then look no further than this impressive restaurant.

Many a restaurant invests a lot of its budget in its décor but perhaps Kampong Kata Hill is one of the rare Phuket eateries where the décor is a direct reflection of its fare and vice versa. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: for dinner daily, seven days a week
  • Location: Opposite Dino Park, behind Starbucks
  • Tel: 076-330103
  • Cuisine: Thai Food
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Kata Biker

Located inside a soi behind Pizza Company, Kata Biker comes with good food, live sports on the TVs and a pool table. A takeaway service is also available. Look for its bright yellow exterior - you won’t miss it.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 01:00
  • Location: In a small lane behind Pizza Company, not far from Wine Connection and The Coffee Club
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western
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Kata Country House

Kata Country House is a restaurant in a budget resort of the same name. The open-air venue features delicious Thai food for reasonable prices in lush and cozy surroundings. It’s a nice place to relax and cool down after a hot day out on the beach.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Kata Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 333 210
  • Cuisine: Thai and international
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Kata-Karon Seafood

This simple and unpretentious seafood restaurant is on the second road near Kata corner only a few doors down from Wine Connection. The food photo menu also makes it easy for customers to order, though you might not be familiar with somtam (papaya salad) and pla pae sa (steamed whole fish with sauce). If you don’t like spicy, just ask them to tone it down a little.

  • Opening Hours: All year round
  • Location: Kata Road near Kata corner. It has striking orange walls, making it hard to miss.
  • Cuisine: Thai and seafood
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Kata Green Beach Restaurant

Kata Green Beach Hotel and Restaurant offers fresh seafood, Thai, Asian and international dishes as well as an extensive beverage list.

  • Opening Hours: All day from breakfast to dinner
  • Location: Kata Road, not far from Wine connection
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 331 001
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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Khan Baba Food

It’s hard not to recognise Khan Baba Food Restaurant with its exterior using mainly striking red, yellow and orange as these are the top three colours thought to provoke the most response amongst humans. The place is situated at the beginning of the New Kata Road, only a couple of hundred metres from the beautiful sandy beach and even closer to the Kata Centre junctions. Like those eateries in the same neighbourhood, the atmosphere is friendly and informal and the patrons are there to have a full meal of Thai, seafood and European cuisine. Khan Baba Food is probably the only place around where one can enjoy sheesha along with the free Wi-Fi.

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: On New Kata Road, a few hundred metres from the beach and to the Kata junctions
  • Cuisine: Thai, seafood and European

Khan Baba

Definitely a must for tandoori lovers and anyone who appreciates Indian cuisine with an Arabic twist to it. Good mutton and chicken dishes, vegetarian food and a colourful display of hookah pipes. A quaint, al fresco dining section looks out over the busy Kata intersection. Also with inside air-con dining.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Kata/Karon Road towards Dino Park
  • Tel: 076-333348
  • Cuisine: Indian/Muslim, Arabic, Pakistani, Afghani

Khantoke in Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach is named after a northern Thai and Lao custom of communal dining that involves serving several dishes on an ornate pedestal tray. This unique method of enjoying mouth-watering dishes is not only outrageously colourful but also a relaxed yet intimate way of sharing one of life’s most enjoyable aspects – good food and drink. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 - 22:30
  • Location: First floor (above En Vogue Restaurant) in Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach
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Laanta

Laanta means “to be dazzled” and offers a menu inspired by local seafood, Thai and some popular western dishes, complimented with fresh drinks and classic cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere. Laanta is in a new soi/arcade opposite the Club Med (the northern part) and only a few steps from the popular 4U Night Club & Sky Bar.

  • Opening Hours: Lunch and Dinner
  • Location: In a new arcade opposite the Club Med
  • Cuisine: Thai and European
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Lana on Kata Road

Lana Restaurant on Kata Road sits right next to Ibis Phuket Kata, just across the road from Club Med. The contemporary restaurant (we love the high ceiling) offers a cosy place for you to enjoy Thai and international food from lunch to dinner on a daily basis.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and Dinner
  • Location: Next to Ibis Phuket Kata on Kata Road, a few steps from the Palm Square Complex
  • Cuisine: Thai and International
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La Gondola

La Gondola is a successful Italian restaurant that always seems to be busy so it's no wonder it has recently enlarged its premises. With a wide repertoire of dishes, the two-storey restaurant isn't the cheapest around but does claim to serve the largest pizzas in Kata and certainly has a good reputation for serving up the tastiest. Try the homemade ice cream. 

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Thai Na Road, Central Kata
  • Tel: 076-330964
  • Cuisine: Italian and Thai
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Le Grand Prix

A small eatery serving lovely French food, this is a hidden gem. Le Grand Prix has been in the business for over a decade. It is owned and run by Chef Lionel Ramos who once worked for a famous F1 team (hence the name). Chef Lionel creates a robust cuisine with friendly service at very reasonable prices. Recommended dishes are langue de boeuf, tortellini with mushroom and cream sauce, poulet basque, and duck breast with potatoes and veggies. They also have takeaway service. Look for the sign ‘Le Grand Prix Restaurant, Francais.’

  • Opening Hours: Lunch and dinner
  • Location: Taina Road
  • Cuisine: French
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Locanda

Swiss-owned and meticulously run, Locanda specialises in tender steaks, imported cold cuts and meats, Thai cuisine and fine wines. The semi-open air restaurant has a 'mist' air conditioning system to keep things cool, equally chilled décor, an Argentine-style open kitchen and an extensive air-conditioned wine cellar. Try the mixed cheese platter. Free pickup service within the Kata/Kata Noi/Karon area. 

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - late
  • Location: 86 Patak Road – look for the large golden bull
  • Tel: 076-330087
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, Thai
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The Lounge

If you are looking for a place to enjoy sports on a state-of-the-art audio-visual system while having pizzas, grilled dishes, western cuisine and cocktails, look no further than The Lounge. Located inside Dome Center on New Kata Road, less than 500 metres from the beach, the Lounge opens daily from 10:00 until midnight.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Dome Center on New Kata Road, off the main Kata Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 633 0059
  • Cuisine: Western

Mali Chic

You will find a few branches of the modern-looking Mali Chic in various sizes along the main road connecting Kata and Karon, including the one right across from Dino Park Mini Golf and the one at Palm Square on Kata Road. The latter one feature shows and/or live music most nights during high season. Enjoy the lovely Thai dishes such as beef massaman curry, haw mog seafood and tom yum goong. Prices are reasonable.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: Palm Square, Kata Road
  • Cuisine: Thai, Seafood and European
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Mussee

Mussee is in a good Kata neighborhood, with quite a few mid-range dining options on offer around it. The place is clean and its ambience is relaxing, thanks to the simple decoration. The menu varies and covers both Thai and Western foods, giving you choices from light items that will fill you up without piling on the pounds to full-blown meals.

  • Opening Hours: From breakfast to dinner
  • Location: A small lane behind Pizza Company and the Coffee Club
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 633 0117
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western

This restaurant is at the end of a rocky promontory in the grounds of Marina Phuket Resort right by the sea. Sounds romantic? It is. With good service and a predominantly seafood menu, as well as a broad wine list, On the Rocks is an attractive alternative to, well just about anywhere in Kata or Karon. It is advisable to reserve a table beforehand. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: In the grounds of Marina Phuket Resort
  • Tel: 076-330625
  • Cuisine: Seafood
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Outdoor Inn & Restaurant

Open since 1999, Outdoor Inn Restaurant serves food from morning until late. Some of their popular dishes are for example fried prawn, chicken with cashew nuts, fresh seafood and pizza.

  • Opening Hours: for breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Happy hour: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Kata New Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 330 615
  • Cuisine: Thai, Seafood and Western
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Palm Square is a beautiful dining and relaxing hub located in Kata Beach, right next to Wonderful Pool House at Kata. The design of this cool plaza is simply impressive as it revisits the Sino-Portuguese colonial style of the great tin mining era of Phuket Island, at the end of the 19th century, but with buffed concrete and stunning lighting arrangements giving the whole place an undeniable futuristic touch.

With eight restaurants and bars, one yoga and fitness studio, two spas, and a few boutiques (art gallery, clothes, and Thai natural products), the three floors of the Kata Palm Square building offer a cool and modern place to spend an agreeable evening with family and friends after a long day at the nearby beach, or exploring Phuket and the vicinity. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: daily from 08:00 – 00:00
  • Location: on Kata Road, 150m before Club Med entrance when coming from the south
  • Tel: +66 (0)88 765 3515
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Red Snapper

Red Snapper is an unusual restaurant serving a mixture of Japanese and Italian food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, at very reasonable prices. You will find here spaghetti with black ink squid, sweet clams, sushi rolls, baked chicken with mozzarella cheese and fresh tomato basil sauce.

  • Opening Hours: For dinner
  • Location: Kata New Road
  • Tel: +66 8 6120 4513
  • Cuisine: Japanese and Italian
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Rico's Steakhouse and Pizzeria

Identical in delivery to that of its southern Kata branch

  • Location: Thai Na Road, Kata Centre
  • Tel: 076-333197
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‘Sabai’ means ‘happy’ in Thai and never was a place so aptly named as this bar/restaurant in a ‘secret’ location in the jungle between Nai Harn and Kata. Every new arrival is greeted by the chirpy girls behind the large central bar. Sabai Corner has been built on a bluff overlooking some of the best beach views on the island. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: On the road leading down from the Kata/Karon viewpoint. Look for the signage
  • Tel: 089-8755525
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Spoon No.1

This eatery offers simple, freshly-made Thai and some western food, including cold sandwiches, juices, and other items. Located in an arcade right across from Club Med (the northern part of the resort), Spoon No.1 is ready to serve you from 10:00 until dinner time.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: In a new arcade opposite the Club Med, right next to 4U Night Club & Sky Bar
  • Cuisine: Thai and European
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Sorrento

Sorrento is right in the busy heart of things and features an excellent selection of Neapolitan-style pastas and homemade pizzas, very reasonably priced wine and a seafood-on-ice display outside its doors. 

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Kata/Karon Road towards Dino Park
  • Tel: 076-293147
  • Cuisine: Italian and Thai
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Southern Fried Rice

The delicious food is preparing by a well-trained chef using only fresh ingredients from the local market nearby. Southern Fried Rice’s popular items include sweet, sour and spicy white snapper; tom yum goong and Phad Thai with chicken as well as Panang chicken curry. American-style breakfasts and pool tables are also available. The staff is very attentive.

  • Opening Hours: From breakfast to dinner
  • Location: Opposite Club Med (the northern part), in a small lane behind Pizza Company
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 628 4661
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western
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Sugar & Spice

This friendly local venue is on a road called New Kata Road and offers traditional Thai food. It’s a chance for you to sample the real tom yam soup, green curry with beef and stir-fried mixed vegetables at reasonable prices.

  • Opening Hours: High season from 08:00 – 23:00, low season from 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: New Kata Road (in front of Dome Resort)
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 330 270
  • Cuisine: Traditional Thai food
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Subway

If you are looking for something nice, quick and simple, go to Subway and grab the usual suspects, whether it be cheese and egg, bacon and egg sandwiches or a mouth-watering salad.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Near Kata Palm Resort
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches
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Starbucks

No need for an introduction... For those who appreciate a good coffee rush with decent brownies.

  • Location: Kata Road near Kata Corner (next to Kampong Kata Hill Restaurant)
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Terrapin Station

Located by the side of a boutique hotel by the name of Blue Pearl Kata Hotel, Terrapin Station brings a fresh nautical-themed décor in both its interior and exterior to Kata’s lively restaurant scene. The menu is mixed between Thai and western, all with great prices. Look for their regular drink promotions, such as buy one red wine and get one free.

  • Opening Hours: From breakfast to dinner
  • Location: In a small lane right behind Pizza Company
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 628 4661
  • Cuisine: Thai and Western
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The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club is a modern café and restaurant run by the Minor Food Group, the biggest casual dining and quick-service restaurant company in Asia, operating over 1,500 outlets in 20 countries including Swensen's, Sizzler and Burger King, to name just a few. Check out the Coffee Club’s “All Day Breakfast” or “All Day Favourites” menu and you’ll definitely find something you’ll enjoy. Excellent service and free Wi-Fi.

  • Opening Hours: For breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Location: Along Kata Road, running parallel to the Beach Road, opposite Club Med, near Wine Connection
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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The Little Star

Open sided, with a hearty menu; The Little Star has all-you-can-eat buffets every Sunday and Wednesday.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 - late
  • Location: Thai Na Road, Kata Centre
  • Cuisine: International with Thai
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The Palm Restaurant

Located at the front end of Kata Palm Resort, The Palm Restaurant is where you can enjoy BBQ seafood and international buffet in a relaxing atmosphere. It has comfortable outdoor seating and friendly service. Next door to it is its sister outlet Tropical Beach Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner) offering fast food and takeaways (Thai and international) as well as coffee.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: At the front of Kata Palm Resort on Kata Road (opposite Club Med)
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76 284 334
  • Cuisine: BBQ seafood and international buffet
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Another branch of this popular and successful Scandinavian restaurant, offering classy and innovative cuisine at attractive prices. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Opposite Sorrento
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 330 065
  • Cuisine: International and Thai
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Variety

Next door to Gondola, Variety is a cheap and unpretentious, fan-cooled Thai outlet serving ready made dishes or food to order. 

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Viking

Viking is the kind of restaurant where the whole family can really enjoy themselves. This is because Viking’s menu covers a good variety of dishes from Scandinavian to international and Thai. The most popular items here are hamburgers, tenderloin stew and sandwiches. The restaurant is owned and run by a Danish husband and a Thai wife. It offers a lovely atmosphere and is decorated with interesting black wooden floors with an attractive façade.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Kata New Road (opposite Outdoor Inn & Restaurant)
  • Cuisine: International, Scandinavian, Thai
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Wine Connection

Wine Connection is a successful restaurant and wine company with a handful of branches in Phuket and Singapore amongst other locations in Southeast Asia. The Kata branch opened in late 2012 and it features an interesting selection of wines, tasty food, attractive décor and prompt service at reasonable prices. Recommended dishes include tuna steak, spare ribs and roast chicken.

  • Opening Hours: For lunch and dinner
  • Location: On Kata Road (near the T-junction of Kata and Thai Na roads), Central Kata
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 330 209
  • Cuisine: International
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